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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pigmentation On Neck & Treatment at Aura Skin Clinic



This is fairly a common condition called as Acanthosis nigricans where in skin gets dark and thick with accentuation of skin lines. It is a warning sign of a health problem that requires medical attention. So its high time that you give your skin some attention.


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Why do we develop these lesions?

It could be because of various causes:
  • Hereditary
  • Benign that is associated with endocrine disorders
  • Obesity
  • Drug induced
  • Malignancy
Which age group is commonly prone?

Childhood or puberty, other age groups depend on underlying condition.

How do these lesions appear?

The lesions are dark and thick with accentuation of skin markings, it gives velvety and dirty appearance.

Is it always seen on the neck?

It is commonly seen over axillae neck, groins, knuckles and submammmary lines,
oral mucosa.

But a lot of patients may not have all the areas involved most commonly we see this over neck and groin


How do you diagnose?


History of usage of any medication.

Blood investigations for diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Skin biopsy in some cases.

Imaging and endoscopy to rule out malignancy


What is the treatment?

Maintaining a healthy life style like regular exercise and eating right kind of food.

If you are obese you should check on your weight. In case of drug induced acanthosis nigricans offending drugs should be stopped.

Cosmetic treatments include topical retinoids and keratolytics.

At Aura Skin Clinic our dermatologists will take a detailed history of your condition and treat accordingly.


Contact Us Now - +91 9177799077

Aura Skin and Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4, Opp Hindu News Paper Press, 
TPT Colony, Seethammadhara,
Visakhapatnam -13

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pigmentation (Freckles , Melasma , Aging Spots, Nevus of ota) Laser Treatment in Vizag - Aura Skin Clinic

Looking beautiful is not looking fair, ideal look for naturally healthy skin is a clear radiant even skin tone. When the skin is clear of blemishes it projects a natural healthy radiance.

What do you mean by pigmented lesions?
These are the lesions that are darker than the rest of the skin, result from excess melanin production and deposition.

What is melanin?
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Melanin is produced by  melanocytes. Melanocytes are pigment-producing cells. The number of melanocytes present in our skin will determine our skin colour.

Why do we get these lesions?
High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, hormonal changes, trauma but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays.

What are these pigmented lesions?
Freckles, lentigens, Cafe au lait, Nevus of Ota, Mongolian spots and other flat pigmented birthmarks

What are the treatment options?
Skin lightening creams, chemical peels, Q-switched Nd YAG laser is the better treatment of choice and finally with all these treatments sun avoidance is the important factor.

What is Nd YAG laser?
Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a crystal that is used as a laser medium for solid-state lasers. Lasers work by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition will create heat and destroy diseased cells. Light pulses target melanin at variable depth on or in the skin.                                                                                             
How many sessions are required?
Sessions vary from 2-6 sessions. Freckles and age spots might not require many sessions but pigmented nevi require about 6-8 sessions.

What is the time gap between each session?
3-5 weeks.

Will the lesions disappear completely?
In most cases, the laser treatment leads to satisfactory fading or complete removal of the freckles and age spots. Most of the birthmarks will fade with treatment but some recur. These may require additional treatment to keep pigmentation at bay.  Age spots often fade or disappear with a single treatment. Thanks to the q switched Nd Yag laser, you (usually) don’t have to live with unwanted freckles, age spots, or pigmented lesions for the rest of your life.

What are the risks of treatment?
Side effects are very rare but if  you are unlucky you can have infection, scaring, hypo or hyperpigmentation.


Melasma

Aging Spots

Freckles

Nevus of ota


Pigmentation skin disorders can affect the color of your skin. Darkers skin tones usually mark, scar and pigment more easily than lighter skin tones, leaving behind permanent pigmentation marks.

At Aura Skin Clinic, we offer safe solutions for all skin types, combining cutting edge high tech treatments with advanced skincare products that work to enhance the natural beauty of your skin and restore the skins brighter, lighter, even skin tone.

we have various treatment option for skin pigmentation, starting from chemical peels to Q switched Nd YAG laser.Consult our dermatologist for the best treatment suited for your skin type.

Call Us Now - 9177799077 


Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
TPT Colony, Opp Hindu Press
Seethammadhara
Visakhapatnam - 13

Friday, April 17, 2015

Laser Hair Removal at Aura Skin Clinic - Visakhapatnam

Check Out Our Video Infomercial on Laser Hair Removal at Aura Skin Clinic in Vizag.



Laser hair removal at Aura Skin Clinic is a safe, virtually painless method of removing unwanted hair.

Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body, including the most common problem areas: face, bikini area, legs and underarms. Many professionals and celebrities choose laser hair removal as it is considered the highest quality, most safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from visible areas.

At Aura you will get the best possible skin treatments and all our treatments are done by an experienced dermatologist.

Call Us Now To Book Appointment : - +91 9177799077  or visit us.

Aura Skin and Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony,
Opp Hindu Paper Press
Seethammadhara,
Visakhapatnam -13

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Is There A Permanent Treatment For Dandruff ...?

What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a scaly condition of scalp with out redness.There are lot of skin conditions which should be ruled out before coming to a conclusion that it is dandruff. Some of the conditions that people often get confused with dandruff is psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, fungal infections of scalp.




So  how do you differentiate?

Here the scales are smaller, white or grey and accumulate on the scalp. These can be easily scraped of with comb and there is no redness beneath it. Often these scales become detached and drift un-aesthetically among the hair shaft or fall on the collar and shoulders.

Where and how can you get  it treated?

Always go to a good dermatologist to know what exactly are you suffering with. At Aura Skin and Hair Clinic you can get treated by our expert dermatologists.

Treatment options vary from ketoconazole and zinc pyrithione shampoos to steroid lotions. 

Always keep in mind that there is no permanent cure for dandruff, with the help of treatment the frequency of relapse can be reduced.


Call Us Now +91 9177799077 for appointment or Visit Aura Skin & Hair Clinic for the Best Dandruff Treatment.

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic,
TPT Colony, Opp Hindu Newspaper Press,
Seethammadhara, Visakhapatnam 530013






Thursday, April 9, 2015

Best Chemical Peels in vizag, only at Aura Skin Clinic.

Check out our new explainer videos on chemical peels and its benefits.



At Aura You Experience Nothing But The Best in Health Care. We Currently have the best skin peels in vizag, always make sure you consult our dermatologist prior to the procedure for better results.


 Visit us or Call now +91 9177799077 to Book Appointment.

Dr. Sravani Sandhya M.B.B.S, M.D DVL
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic,
TPT Colony, Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara,
Visakhapatnam - 13


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Laser Hair Removal by Aura Skin Clinic , Vizag

As vizag city is turning cosmopolitan, frequency of cosmetic procedures have taken up. laser hair removal is become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in india. 

At Aura Skin Clinic we have advanced DIODE laser which is FDA approved and its operated by a certified Dermatologist. 




Below are some of the frequently asked questions about laser hair removal....?


How does it work ?

During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
How long does it take?


Some individuals will see very long term hair removal which may last for many years. Others may require maintenance treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss. It is truly impossible to determine in advance who will require how many treatments and how long the hair will remain gone. As stated above, laser hair removal works best in those with dark hairs on lighter skin, however newer technologies and newer lasers and light sources have made the procedure safe and effective in those with darker skin and those individuals of color.



How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal ?
Avoid deep tanning (tanning beds, tanning creams), four to six weeks prior to the treatment. If you must go in the sun, use a sunscreen SPF 25 or greater. We require that all patients to wet shave 24 hours prior to the appointed time for the hair to stay in the hair follicle.
Post-Treatment Instructions:

Immediately after the treatment there may be redness and bumps at the treatment site, which will last up to two hours or longer.

It is normal for the treated area to feel like sunburn for a few hours. You may use a cold compress, aloe-vera gel, or 1-% hydrocortisone if needed.

Makeup may be used after the treatment, just make sure that you have moisturizer on under your makeup. In fact moisturizer will help the dead hair exfoliate from the follicle so use moisturizer frequently and freely on the treated area.

Avoid sun exposure for four to six weeks after the treatment to reduce the chance of dark and light spots. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or greater at all times throughout the course of the treatment.

Do not use any other forms of hair removal methods or products on the treated area during the course of the laser treatment (tweezing, waxing and depilatories), as it will prevent you from achieving your best results. You may shave the area if needed.

Anywhere from five to fourteen days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and this may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle.

It is important for you to let us know how long the redness has lasted after treatment when significant hair growth was noticed in the area. This information will help us to individualise treatment and achieve optimal results for you.

Possible risks

As with any treatment, there are risks associated with it, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. These include:

Pain
Blisters
Burns
Skin pigmentation problems
Scarring

Call Us Now 9177799077 to set up appointment for Laser Hair Removal Procedure.

Address:

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
TPT Colony,
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara,
Visakhapatnam