Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Skin Care In Summer by Dr. Sravani : Dermato-Cosmetologist

Drink plenty of water about  5 Litres a day. If u have any caffeine products you may need to triple the dosage of water this will help in maintenance of hydration of skin and body.

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Caution: Patients with renal problems please be cautious and follow your nephrologist instructions.

Moisturize your skin daily to keep it soft and supple.and do not use hard detergents.

Use Sunscreen liberally and reapply every 3 hours and don’t bother having that white precipitate on the face. you can choose a broad spectrum sunscreen.

Its time to bring out your hats and umbrellas as they give a good sun protection.

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If you get redness or sunburn just apply plain calamine lotion that will help in soothing the skin.

In the long run,UV light causes photo-aging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes. At Aura Skin Clinic we offer all kinds of treatment for photo-aging.

Enjoy your summer now....

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dark Circles & Tips on Improvement by Dr.Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin Clinic Vizag

when someone promises you that dark circles can be completely treated, think twice!!! Dark circles cannot be treated completely but we can be improved with the latest treatments available…

what are dark circles?

Dark circles under the eyes (DC) are defined as bilateral, round, homogeneous pigmenion below the eyes.After exhaustive research and discussions with medical experts, we have found that your solution won't be found in a specialty product labeled with miraculous claims or a miracle ingredient. 
Some of the factors are:

• Sun damage

• Leakage of  capillaries and deposition of heme.

• Post inflammatory pigmentation secondary to Irritants and Allergens.

• Genetic trait for having darker color around or under the eye area

• Shadowing due to skin laxity.

• Buildup of dry, damaged skin cells around the eyes, causing light to reflect poorly.


 How can i improve Dark Circles?

Always keep in mind that for some people, getting rid of dark circles

entirely just isn't possible, so keep your expectations reasonable.

• Use a lightweight moisturizer with sunscreen (SPF 25 or greater) under the eye area every day(the overproduction of melanin that can make dark circles worse).This is a hugely important step that shouldn't be ignored!

• Always wear sunglasses outdoors.

• Use a more emollient moisturizer at night.

• Foundation and concealer will be of great help.

• Skin lightening creams can be tried.


 Medical options:

• Dermal fillers, lasers, light treatments, radio frequency treatments, and chemical peels for lightening dark circles and reducing wrinkles,

• Q-switched ruby laser is the most common choice for treating dark circles which are available in Aura skin and hair clinic.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vitiligo Treatment , Dr Sravani - Aura Skin and Hair Clinic , Vizag

Vitiligo is the one of the most common dermatology condition.The cosmetic impact of this disease is tremendous, due to the unsightly appearance there is lot of psychological impact on the patient.
so i thought my patients should know about different treatment options available and  Ofcourse, treatment always depends on the age, sight and size of the lesion.

Vitiligo Treatment - Aura Skin Clinic , Visakhapatnam

The most recent advances on the medical front are:

Narrow-band Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy 
Targeted Ultraviolet B (UVB)
Excimer laser therapies 
Topical immunomodulator treatment in the form of topical calcineurin inhibitors
Topical pseudocatalase
Topical Vitamin D analogues in combination with Ultraviolet (UV) light.

Surgical therapies

Surgical therapies, as a rule, are indicated in those patients who have a stable disease of at least one year that is no new lesions in 1 yr and not responding to medical treatment.

Autologous suction blister grafting,
Split-thickness grafting, 
Punch grafting, 
Smash grafting, 
Single follicular unit grafting,
Cultured epidermal suspensions  
Autologous melanocyte culture grafting. 

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

DO’s and Don’ts in Atopic Dermatitis by Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag


Soaps and cleaners
Grass and tree pollens
perfumes and makeup
Substances such as chlorine, mineral oil, or solvents
Dust or sand
Cigarette smoke

Allergens are allergy-causing substances from foods, plants, animals, or the air. Common allergens are:

Eggs, nuts, milk, fish, soy products, and wheat,berries,chocolates
Dust mites
Dog or cat dander

Stress, anger, and frustration can make atopic dermatitis worse, but they haven’t been shown to cause it. Skin infections, temperature, and climate can also lead to skin flares. 

Other things that can lead to flares are:

Not using enough lubricants after a bath
Low humidity in winter
Dry year-round climate
Long or hot baths and showers
Going from sweating to being chilled
Bacterial infections


  • Develop a good skin care routine
  • Avoid things that lead to flares
  • Treat symptoms when they occur.
  •  Continuous use of emollients
  • Dispersible cream can be used as soap
  • Colloidal oatmeal and glycerin containing cream is beneficial

Medications for atopic dermatitis include:

  • Skin creams or ointments that control swelling and lower allergic reactions
  • Wet wrap techinique
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antibiotics to treat infections caused by bacteria
  • Antihistamines that make people sleepy to help stop nighttime scratching
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system like calcineurin inhibitor.
  • Phototherapy
  • In severe cases oral corticosteroids and immunosuppressives.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aura Skin Clinic Appointments, Now On Facebook

We have just launched a new Facebook App for you to book appointments. So no more waiting in the clinic.
Login to our Facebook Page, Like it , Follow it and Book Appointment with a click.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Melasma Treatment - by Dr Sravani Consultant Dermatologist, Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag)

You must be wondering what are those brown blotchy stuff on your face that's made worse by sunlight and makes you feel ugly. It is called melasma.

And yes it’s a midlife crisis as we see this commonly after the age of 30 yrs. It occurs in all skin types but is especially common in south american and Asian women. A lot of people experience it during pregnancy(mask of pregnancy), but u will also observe this after using medicines like oral contraceptive pills, phenytoin.and  certain cosmetics.

It is commonly seen on face:forehead, nose, upperlip, chin, malar and mandibular areas.while this is strictly a cosmetic problem, its is very disturbing to both sexes,especially with brown skin color and good tanning capicity.It is definitely one of the most difficult conditions to treat. For this reason, it is important for me  to establish realistic expectations from the beginning so that my patient and I can work together to achieve the best results.

It is important to understand that melasma is a chronic condition. There is no cure (i.e. there is no cream that is prescribed that can make it go away forever). For many patients, melasma is caused by hormones. So for some people after pregnancy or after stopping birth control, the melasma resolves. For many, however, the condition continues. The good news is that there are good treatments available.

The most important thing to treat melasma is strict sun protection.we have skin lightening creams, most popular one is hydroquinone and other options are chemical peels, fractional and Q- switched ND-YAG laser, mesotherapy.

So its important for you to consult your dermatologist and understand what is the best option for you.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Skin Tags & How To Deal With Them By Dr.Sravani Sandhya - Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag

A lot of people come to me with skin tags worried if they are cancer causing growth. So here is some information about skin tag. 

skin tag is a soft, skin colored or brown oval growth. They tend to form in areas where the skin creases such as your neck,eyelids, breasts, armpits, and groin area. It is commonly seen in women, particularly during pregnancy, the elderly, and overweight or obese individuals.

Skin tags tend to run in families, so if your grandmother and mother has them, chances are good you will too.

Skin tags are not benign growths and are not dangerous. However, if you don’t like the way skin tags look, or find them bothersome, then you can have them removed by your dermatologist. 

He or she can remove a skin tag by snipping it off with a scalpel or scissors, by freezing it off with cryosurgery, or by burning it off with electrosurgery (using an electric current). The entire procedure takes only a few minutes, is virtually painless, and typically heals with 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Aura Skin And Hair Clinic

Aura is Vizag's Advanced Skin & Hair Center, Started by Dr. Sravani Sandhya a renowned dermatologist in visakhapatnam. She specializes in medical laser procedures, treats a broad range of dermatology conditions including acne, eczema and allergies, psoriasis, pediatric dermatology and hair disorders.She is well experienced with the latest cosmetology procedures and hair care treatments.

Aura Skin Clinic is located in TPT Colony, Seethamadhara, Opp Hindu Press.