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What are the Causes of Acne?

Though nobody exactly knows what causes acne, one primary factor that cause acne is an increase in androgen levels – androgens are basically a type of hormone. Androgen levels increase in both boys and girls during puberty. The rise in these male hormones make the oil glands under the skin develop. When too much sebum is produced, the skin pores get blocked with dead skin cells and bacteria. Rubbing your skin, harsh scrubbing, tweezing pimples, stress and using oil-based cosmetics may cause acne. Hormonal changes may also result in acne.

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What is the most common skin condition?

Acne is probably the most common skin condition as almost all of us have suffered from this condition during our teenage years. However, there are other skin conditions also people often complain of; eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, cold sores and Vitiligo.

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Does acne occur more in boys than girls?

Yes, it is true. Boys are more affected by acne as compared to girls. It is because boys produce a far larger amount of testosterone than girls which result in a various skin conditions, including acne. Testosterone is responsible for producing excessive amount of oil or sebum in the sebaceous gland within the skin which clogs up the skin pores with dead skin cells and bacteria. This makes your skin too oily and prone to inflammation. This inflammation causes an outbreak of blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. Girls also get affected by acne but the number of cases is far lesser than boys.

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Why you should not pop or squeeze pimples?

Popping or tweezing pimples can be really tempting for most of us but it can make the skin condition even worse. It can result in to spreading to other areas of the face and body. Moreover, it can also leave permanent scares. Let the pimple takes its time to heal itself or use a good anti-acne cream.

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How to Treat Sunburn?

Giving cool compresses to the burned area of skin can help in treating sunburn. The idea is to take the heat out of the sunburn and cool the temperature of the skin down. Moisturizing creams can also be used. Lacto Calamine can be an excellent option to prevent sunburn. You may also choose over-the-counter medicines to ease the pain and soreness caused by sunburn. These can be really helpful if you have mild acne. However, if you have severe sunburn, you should seek medical help. And always remember that prevention is better than cure. So don’t step out of your home without your sunscreen.

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Is tanning dangerous?

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What Causes Wrinkles?

Those annoying frown lines and crow’s feet, also termed as wrinkle in medical terms, are mainly caused by the repetitive movement of an underlying muscle. As we get old our skin begins to lose its elasticity, and this repetitive movement caused by squinting, worrying etc., sooner or later causes our skin to wrinkle or crease.

What Are Its Side Effects?

A temporary bruising at the injection site is probably the only side effect of this procedure. However, this usually goes away within a couple of days and can be easily concealed with makeup. In rarest cases, the can travel, resulting in a sag in an eyelid. However, it is for temporary basis.

What is the Co2 Laser?

A laser is basically a device that takes electric and electromagnetic energy and transforms it to an intense beam. Often the type of materials used to generate energy defines lasers. Co2 laser is an innovative approach to various laser skin resurfacing procedures.

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How Does The Laser Therapy Work?

Laser therapy helps in treating a wide range of skin conditions. For every skin condition, there is a different laser therapy, but they all function from the same principle. The new technology allied with the Co2 Laser therapy is used for resurfacing. Earlier, it was not possible to apply the laser without instigating heat buildup, which causes scarring of the tissue. With this technology, a powerful beam of light is applied to the affected area of skin, without building up any heat in the tissues. The top layer of the skin is removed and tightened without any heat buildup and unwanted scarring.

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What does the CO2 laser treat?

Laser treatment helps in treating wrinkles of the face or other skin conditions such as acne scarring. Co2 laser therapy helps in removing the upper layer of the skin, and then tightens the primary collagen layers. This helps in tightening the skin and reducing wrinkles or scars.

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Are there any complications?

When it comes to surgical procedures, there are always some kinds of risks involved. Though the risks with laser skin resurfacing are not that serious, there are chances of infection, activation of herpetic lesions and scarring. Antibiotics are usually administered and ointments are creams to prevent any infection.

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How long does it last?

Laser Skin Resurfacing is an innovative technology, which is considered to be as safe practice when performed by experienced professions. However, its long-term fallouts are not yet know. It is believed that the effects of the treatment can last upto 10 years. But it usually depends upon how much care you take of your skin.

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How is a Chemical peel performed?

Chemical peel procedures often start with preparing the skin with skin care or microdermabrasion. A professional will scrub the skin and use a mild toner to remove any natural surface oils. Layers of an acid are then gently applied to your skin to peel away the damaged skin. Depending on the procedure, the peel is left on the face for the required amount of time before the product is removed. Then the skin is wiped clean and moisturized. At times, an antibacterial cream is applied to help with comfort and healing.

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Will it hurt?

A warm or tingling sensation may be experienced. A stinging sensation can be felt depending upon the strength of the peel.

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How soon will I be able to see the results?

A fresh, pink skin will emerge from under the peeling, damaged skin. You should never tweak or rub the damaged skin off. In a week’s time, the pinkness will diminish for most, light peels. You can have persistent pinkness similar to mild sunburn or flushed look depending upon the depth and type of the peel.

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Are there any side effects of a Chemical Peel?

If your treatment is performed by highly-trained professionals, side effects with chemical peels are rare and mild. Most people will be able to return to their normal day-today activities immediately after a mild chemical peeling treatment.

After the peeling procedure, a person may notice a little redness for upto 24 hours. There is nothing to worry about as it is an indication that the peeling solution is working on your skin. However, you should avoid harsh sunlight for few days. If you cannot avoid going out in the sun, make sure you apply a good sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. You may experience dryness or flaky skin for 3-4 days after the treatment.

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What are glycolic peels?

Glycolic peels are types of acids which help in exfoliating the skin. They are quite effective in removing fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing mild acne scars and light brown spots, and add a radiant glow to the skin. After the treatment, your skin may witness redness on your skin and have a sunburn feeling, but you can carry on with your daily activities. It is advisable to avoid makeup for at least 2-3 days after the treatment.

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How long does the procedure take?

The chemical peel procedure usually takes 15-20 minutes. Though the results are often not long-lasting, it is possible to achieve maintained improvement by regular treatments

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Should I be prepared for any major changes post treatment?

Though you may not witness any major changes after the treatment, the skin may feel sunburn and little tight. You should avoid excessive facial expressions for few weeks as this may lead to the ripping of the skin and bleeding, and hence scarring. Give your skin some time to heal naturally.

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What is a Chemical peel?

A Chemical peel is a procedure in which chemicals like AHA’s trichloracetic acid (TCA) or phenol is used to eliminate layers of damaged or aged skin. It helps to bring out newer, softer and younger looking skin.

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Do I need a Chemical peel consultation?

If you skin is damaged or you have aged skin, you should go for a Chemical peel consultation. Your skin doctor will evaluate your skin and check skin elasticity and will recommend you a treatment accordingly.

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When can a Chemical peel be performed?

When a person wants to get rid of a damaged skin, he/she can opt for chemical peel treatment. It can be performed during early teenage years. People opting for chemical peel procedure need to avoid excessive sun exposure so winter can be the best time for it.

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When you should choose chemical peels treatment?

Opt for chemical peels when:

You want to improve the overall texture and appearance of skin

You want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area want to treat acne or acne scars

You want to treat wrinkles that occur due to sun damage

You want to get rid of age spots, freckles or dark spots from pregnancy

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Are there any other precautions that I should know about?

You should opt for laser hair removal treatments when your skin is not suntanned to attain best results. It is advised that you should not expose the treated area to the harsh sunrays. So make sure you apply a good sunblock to cover the treated area. Ideally, you should consult your skin doctor before using any sunblock.

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Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

Since these lasers don’t remove skin, so there are very minute side effects. The laser treatment decreases the chances of scarring or any changes in the skin texture. However, patients may witness some short-term discoloration of the skin around the treated area. This discoloration may take around a week’s time to recover. The other potential temporary side effects include itching, redness, swelling and tingling around the treated area. But patients can return to their normal day-today activity immediately.

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What precautions need to be taken after the treatment?

After the treatment, you may apply an ice back to provide a soothing effect to the treated area. People with sensitive skin might have to apply a topical antibiotic cream. You should avoid harsh cleansers and should avoid scrubbing in the treated area for at least 1-2 weeks after the treatment.

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What does the treatment involve?

Laser hair removal treatment may vary from patient to patient depending on the nature of lesion, and size of the affected area. Small lesions such as small broken vessels may need only a few pulses, while others such as port wine stain may need many more. Leg veins often take more than one treatment.

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Is laser treatment safe?

The laser treatment is not only safe but also quite effective due to its unique ability to cure the blood vessels of a vascular lesion without harming the nearby tissues. Hence, it will remove many lesions without damaging the nearby skin. This treatment is so safe that it is recommended for infants.

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Is it painful?

It is often linked to a rubber band snapping against the skin. This treatment is not as uncomfortable as waxing. However, if your pain tolerance is very poor, a numbing cream can be applied to the skin.

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What Is Laser skin rejuvenation?

This treatment is an innovative way to fight the signs of ageing. This non-invasive technique encourages smoother, healthier looking skin with no excessive investment of money and time required by other skin resurfacing therapies.

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Is laser skin rejuvenation treatment different from other anti-aging treatments?

Yes, laser skin rejuvenation treatment is different from other skin resurfacing treatments. Unlike other treatments, there are no harsh chemicals used or intense aftercare is required in laser skin rejuvenation treatment. It guards the sensitive surface layers of your skin and allows the laser light to enter deep into the skin and encourages new collagen growth.

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How does this procedure work?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation offers an innovative approach to skin rejuvenation. In this treatment, a cooling cryogen spray and a laser are used to provide you best results with the least inconvenience. First the cooling spray is applied to the patient’s skin, which lets laser skin rejuvenation light to pass through the top layer of your skin, which further encourages the cells deep below the surface that create natural collagen. Even after the treatment, the collagen and elastin fibers continue to increase, and the patient will continue to witness better results for next few months.

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How long does a treatment take?

The treatment procedure takes 15-30 minutes and there are hardly any side effects. You can carry on with your regular activities.

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Is the procedure painful?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment can be done on any facial area – around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and chin – and too with slight discomfort. You can use a topical anesthetic cream on extra sensitive areas. No injections are used in this treatment.

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How long will it take to heal?

The best thing about laser skin rejuvenation treatment is that there is almost no down-time associated with it. After the treatment, the treated area may look red for up to an hour. But you can apply makeup to conceal the redness. There is no wound so no healing time needed.

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What are the side effects?

Laser skin rejuvenation lasers and light sources are the safest treatments and do not pose any threats.

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What is wrinkle treatment?

Various procedures are performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons with the aim to decrease the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles.

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What are the treatments available for wrinkles?

There are so many types of wrinkle treatments available. Facelift surgery is probably the most popular and most effective treatment that majorly concentrates on deep wrinkles and fines lines of the face and neck.has also become increasingly popular over the past few years. Other treatments include laser resurfacing, chemical peels and injectable fillers.

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How can I Prevent Wrinkles?

Prevention is always better than cure. You should protect your skin from the overexposure of Sun. You should avoid smoking and take good care of your skin and overall health to postpone the appearance of wrinkles. Wrinkles are an unavoidable skin condition. They are the part of the natural ageing process. Environmental factors like harmful UV rays, pollution and smoking can make your skin dry and make fine lines appear at a younger age.

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Things you can do to delay the signs of ageing:

No doubt exposing your skin to sunlight is essential as it provides Vitamin D. But over exposure can be dangerous and damaging for your skin and also increase your risk of skin cancer. Make sure you use a good sunblock and wear sunglasses before stepping out in the Sun.

Avoid active as well as passive smoking. Cigarette smoke not only makes your skin dry, but chemicals you inhale when you smoke constrict contract your blood vessels and decrease the supply of oxygen and important nutrients to collagen.

Follow a healthy, balanced diet to feed your body with adequate amount of vitamins and minerals. Make sure you include foods rich in Vitamins A, C and E in your daily diet to keep your skin healthy.

Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from inside. Use a good moisturiser.

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What are fine wrinkles?

They can be seen on dry crepe paper skin (generally on cheeks). Fine wrinkles are superficial so getting rid of them is comparatively easy.

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Can facial exercises help diminish wrinkles?

Facial exercises actually help in toning the muscles in your face and also postpone the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles. You should tone your facial muscles by putting adequate pressure on certain areas. This will make your skin feel tighter and postpone the appearance of wrinkles. But there is no scientific explanation that facial exercises can help in diminishing wrinkles.

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Is stress responsible for occurrence of wrinkles?

Yes, it is true that extreme or long-term stress can make people look older. Stress is responsible for psychological symptoms like inadequate sleep, irritability and feeling anxious. Stress can also have a negative effect on your overall health. People who face some kind of stress must try to identify the things in their lives that are triggering you to be stressed and try to deal with it.

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What is a port wine stain?

A port wine stain is a red or purple birthmark which affects at least 3 out of every 1000 babies. It is a kind of blood vessel birthmark which occurs at birth. It usually is a flat red, purple or pink mark on the skin and occurs on one side of the body, generally the face. These are hereditary overgrowths of small blood vessels in the skin. These may darken with age, thicken with raised bumps and increase in size comparably to the child’s growth. Port wine stains can occur on any part of the skin surface, but can cause most concern when they affect the face.

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What are the causes of port wine stains?

They are often caused by an abnormal development of blood vessels in the area of the skin where they are present.

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How does the laser work on vascular lesion?

Laser light enters the outer layer of skin reaching the blood vessels below. The blood vessels targeted take in all of the beam energy and are then damaged by the brief but strong heat. The body then removes the damaged tissue naturally and the resulting bruise diminishes normally.

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Is treatment with a laser safe option?

Yes, it is safe and effective due to its unique ability to selectively cure the blood vessels of a vascular lesion without adversely affecting the nearby tissue. Hence, it will remove many lesions while leaving the nearby skin intact.

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What does the treatment involve?

When it comes to treatment with the laser, it varies from person to person depending on the type of lesion, and the size of the affected area. Some lesions, such as small broken vessels, may need just a few pulses, while others, such as port wine stains, will need many more. At times, leg veins may need more than one treatment.

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Any precautions patients need to take after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, some people use an ice pack to soothe the treated area. Some people may have to use a topical cream. A person should take good care in the first few days after the treatment to prevent harsh skin cleansers. He/she should not scrub his/her skin.

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Are there any risks or side effects involved?

Compared to other treatment options, the laser decreases the chances for scarring or any changes in the skin texture. However, people may experience temporary skin discoloration around the treated area. This blue-grey discoloration may take 5-8 days to recover. Depending on the skin type, the area and size of the lesion treated, some people may even experience a brown discoloration for a couple of weeks after the treatment. However, it is always momentary. One needs to take good care before as well as after the treatment to minimize these side effects.

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What precautions a patient should take?

If you are not suntanned, you will be able to achieve best results with the laser. It is always advisable to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun. Use a good sunscreen to avoid sun overexposure.

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How can I remove my unwanted tattoo?

If you want to get rid of a tattoo without a scar, you should choose a Q-Switched laser. In the Q-switched treatment, the laser is pulsated so quickly that it is able to remove the ink without damaging the live tissue in the process. Just like running your hand over a candle very fast, there is no time to burn the skin. There are three kinds of Q-Switched lasers that can be used for tattoo removal: Q-Switched Ruby, Q-Switched Yag (infrared and green light) and Q-Switched Alexandrite (purple/red light). Depending upon the ink colour used for the tattoo, Q Switched Laser is selected.

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How does the laser work?

The lasers send very short pulses of high intensity light into the treated region. In the process, the tattoo inks and pigments absorb the light without damaging the normal nearby skin tissue. The tattoo is then melted into smaller ink particles. These particles are then removed by the body’s immune system after the treatment.

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How many treatments will it require?

Eliminating a professionally applied tattoo is often a fading process that may need a series of sessions (5-8) for complete clearing. The black-coloured inks often respond faster than the bright-coloured inks as they absorb the light better. The depth, colour, amount of ink and location of the tattoo on the body are the deciding factors in how much time and how quick you will be able to get rid of your tattoo.

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Does this process cause scarring?

There are hardly any cases of scarring while using this process. Choosing the best technology helps ensure patients that the risk of scarring is comparatively low. There are few cases where some lighter or darker coloured pigment persists from the tattoo area, but usually it fades away after the complete sessions of treatment.

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Will I ever get rid of my tattoo completely?

Yes, in a majority of cases, tattoos can be removed completely. However, the depth, amount of ink and types of colours are the factors that determine the chances of getting rid of unwanted tattoos completely.

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Is the process painful?

Some of patients say that the laser treatment feels like a bee sting while others say it feels like being snapped by a rubber band. The discomfort is almost equal to having a tattoo put on. A patient can resume his/her normal activities immediately after the treatment.

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What about lightening an existing tattoo?

If you are planning to get a tattoo done but already have a tattoo, there are chances that your tattoo artist encourages you to receive laser treatments to diminish the existing tattoo before covering it with a new one. Just with a few laser treatment sessions, you will be able to lighten your existing tattoo. It will also lessen any chance of the old tattoo appearing through the new one.

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