Dealing with Skin is a big deal , as it is the largest organ of the body and a board certified dermatologist is who you need to deal with it .
It is a complex organ which acts as a first line of defence that protects an individual from various environmental insults. Skin is not a mere covering but has many functions like protection, thermoregulation, and perception of sensation amongst others.
Multitude of conditions affect skin and the ability to recognise various patterns in which various diseases present themselves is a challenge that a dermatologist is trained and equipped to face.
As the diseases affecting skin are “out there“ as in more visible to everyone, they not only affect us physically but also have implications that affect the mental and social well-being of a person . Dermatologists strive to treat these conditions and also endeavour to improve the emotional and social quality of life.
Aesthetics deal with improving the appearance of skin and its appendages.
Ageing, chronic insult to skin by external factors, skin conditions like acne and acne scars, pigmentation, cosmetic abuse, Androgenetic hair loss leads to alteration in the physical appearance. A Dermatologist or in this case aptly called an Aesthetician aims to prevent and treat such conditions.
Hair and nail are appendages of the skin and conditions affecting these structures are also dealt with by a Dermatologist.
Platelet–Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP, as it is commonly called, is a procedure where autologous platelet-rich concentrate is used as a treatment for hair loss.
Platelets are rich in growth factors and we harness them to promote hair regrowth.
It is a simple and relatively safe procedure.
Acne and Acne Scar Management
Acne otherwise commonly known as pimples affects the sebaceous rich area like face, chest, back and arms, usually seen between ages 11 -30 years .
Various factors like genetic predisposition, stress, diet, cosmetics, hormonal influence have been implicated in causing and perpetuating acne .A detailed assessment as to the causes and severity is required to plan an ideal treatment approach to acne.
Treating acne early in the course of its occurrence will help us prevent its sequelae like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring. Depending on the severity of acne and presence of scars and pigmentation, treatment options include:
-Oral and topical medication
-Platelet rich plasma therapy
Discolouration of the skin occurs due to an increase or decrease in melanin content of skin which can be either localised or generalised.
An increase in pigmentation otherwise called hyperpigmentation is caused by many common conditions like Melasma, Freckles, Lichen planus pigementosus, few drugs and also by some nutritional deficiencies.
Treatment options :
Sunscreens form an integral part of any treatment plan for pigmentation. They prevent further worsening by preventing new pigment formation.
Modalities such as
-laser therapy will be used to treat the condition.
Used to treat viral infections like warts, molluscum contagiosum, conditions like skin tags, freckles, milia .
Thermal energy is used to destroy the targeted tissue with minimal damage .
An effective option for treating a wide range of skin conditions .
It is a simple out patient procedure and the results are aesthetically pleasing
Excessive scar tissue formation is seen in some individuals on certain anatomic area of the body leading to hypertrophic scars and keloids .
Intralesional corticosteroid therapy helps to improve the symptoms and help decrease the bulk of scar tissue!
Alopecia areata , an condition characterised by patchy loss of hair responds well to intralesional therapy.
Treatment for Hair Loss
Hair is an appendage of skin which is of vital importance cosmetically and socially.
Hair growth goes through various stages and hair fall is a natural part of the cycle.
Loss of about 50 to 100 strands of hair per day is normal and anything greater than that ( >100 ) is considered significant.
Factors leading to or accentuating hair loss are many. Family history, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal causes like thyroid disorders, chemicals, stress, medication, hairstyling procedures and products, transient or prolonged illness, all contribute to significant hair loss.
Significant hair loss should be investigated and be treated.
Meet your dermatologist to tackle the issue.
Laser Hair Reduction Treatment
We have a number of tedious and temporary solutions for removal of unwanted body hair .
Laser therapy used for hair reduction is a safe, cost effective treatment with permanent reduction of unwanted hair growth.
Laser targets the growing hair follicle, destroys it with minimal damage to surrounding skin.
Hormonal causes are implicated in growth of unwanted hair growth, especially in women.Correcting the underlying cause along with Laser hair reduction therapy gives lasting results .
Skin changes due to ageing are inevitable. Intrinsic ageing of the skin due to chronological age occurs gradually over the years.Photoageing caused by ultraviolet radiation is major extrinsic factor which determines skin ageing .
Changes may be seen in the form of wrinkling , altered pigmentation , age spots and laxity of skin .
Non surgical, non invasive to minimally invasive procedures help achieve a more youthful rejuvenated skin.
Platelet Rich plasma therapy (vampire lift )
are few such procedures
Chemical peels work by causing exfoliation at a required depth followed by remodelling of skin.
They are used in treating conditions like acne, pigmentation, photodamaged skin in early stages.
They improve the texture of skin , help reduce uneven skin tone and give good cosmetic outcome .
Botulinum toxin ( Botox) helps reduce wrinkling of skin .It relaxes the muscle into which it is given . Commonly used to treat frown lines,forehead creases,crow’s feet .
Result is fully appreciated in about two weeks and last for about 3-8 months .
Repeat treatments will help maintain a youthful skin .
They Can Help You
At Tatva Skin Clinic, we have assembled an outstanding team of doctors who are committed to the field of dermatology.