“Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be.” Is it ? Lustrous, smooth, strengthened, nourished hair aka “perfect hair” is a promise sold to us by the manufacturers of so called “Hair cosmetics”.These are the products we apply to hair and scalp to produce temporary to permanent effects. A plethora of such preparations are available over the counter. Ever seen a tiled roof, how the tiles are placed in a overlapping fashion ??That’s exactly how
Which steroid to be used ? The strength of the steroid to be used depends on the clinical condition being treated and the area being applied. When to use ? To be used in certain inﬂammatory conditions where they are deﬁnitely indicated after proper prescription by a dermatologist. When NOT to use ? Do not use steroids for infectious conditions. It might ﬂare up !! How long to use ? Never use topical steroids continuously
Having skin, hair or nail related problems ? wondering whom to approach ? Any board certiﬁed dermatologist with a MD, Diploma or DNB degree in DVL. Who is a Trichologist ? A Trichologist is essentially a dermatologist with / without an additional fellowship in trichology (hair). Who is a cosmetologist or an aesthetician ? Any board certiﬁed dermatologist with further hands on experience in cosmetic procedures or a fellowship in cosmetology. Beware of quacks who
The Fitzpatrick Scale Many variables determine skin colour of which the most important is the Melanin content. Pigmentation is an alteration of your existing skin colour. The causes of pigmentation can be genetic, hormonal, nutritional or can be acquired by exposure to external factors like Sun light (UV rays), Cosmetics, Sandalwood, chemicals. A thorough assessment to determine the cause of pigmentation is essential. Treatment of pigmentary disorders is achieved by various modalities of treatment which
“Children are not just miniature adults” !!! Pediatric dermatology, a relatively new sub speciality of medicine deals with skin problems in newborns to adolescents. A speciality with focussed training on skin, hair and nail disorders in children oﬀers a tailored, age appropriate, comprehensive care to your child. “Each child is unique, so are their skin care needs” Choose the right kind of skin care for your child, choose a Pediatric dermatologist !!.