Showing posts with label Advanced Skin Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advanced Skin Care. Show all posts

Sunday, November 7, 2021

AHA's Vs BHA's! Which one should you choose?? by Dr.Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

AHA's and BHA's. What they are and how you should choose which one is right for you !




We hear the words AHAs and BHAs commonly these days. These are nothing but types of hydroxy acids. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid whereas BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid.

AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits, they help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place. After using them you will likely notice that your skin is smoother to the touch.

On the other hand, BHAs are oil-soluble acids. Unlike AHAs, BHAs can get deeper into the pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum and exfoliate the skin from within.Which Acid should you choose?

AHAs are primarily used for:

     mild hyperpigmentation like age spots, melasma, and scars

     enlarged pores

     fine lines and surface wrinkles

    uneven skin tone

Although AHAs are often marketed as safe for all skin types, you’ll want to take care if you have extremely dry and sensitive skin. You may need to gradually work up to daily use to avoid irritating your skin.

BHAs, on the other hand, are primarily used for acne and sun damage. These products go deep into your hair follicles to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog your pores. Because of these effects, BHAs are most suitable for combination to oily skin. Lower concentrations may be used to help calm sensitive skin. You may also have more success with BHAs if you want to reduce rosacea-related redness.

The purpose of both AHAs and BHAs is to exfoliate the skin.Still, neither type of hydroxy acid is “better” than the other. Both are highly effective methods of deep exfoliation. The differences lie in their uses. Lets look at some of their uses in detail.



Benefits of AHAs in Skin Care

1.AHAs Treat and Prevent Acne

Dead skin cells play a huge role in the formation of acne. These dead skin cells accumulate and buildup over time, eventually mixing with oil and sebum and causes a breakout. Using a chemical exfoliator busts those dead skin cells and loosens the bond they have with the hardened sebum.

2.AHAs Reduce Hyper pigmentation

Both at-home and salon treatments using AHAs can help reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation in skin. Hyper pigmentation usually occurs when there is an excess production of melanin (a pigment that causes darkness), inflammation, sun damage or other skin injuries. The excess melanin gives the appearance of discolouration, unevenness, and hyper pigmentation. AHAs can be an effective treatment to reduce hyper pigmentation because they remove the cells in the epidermis that have darkened with melanin.

3.AHAs Improve Damage Caused by Sun

Similar to the benefits of reducing hyper pigmentation, AHAs improve discolouration associated with sun damage. AHAs have long been studied for their positive effects on photo aged skin. 

4.AHAs Prevent Dehydration

Here is the key reason why AHAs are recommended for dehydrated skin. AHAs increase the rate of skin cell renewal, which encourages lipids to move faster as well. This allows the epidermis to hold onto moisture for longer and reduces the risk of Transepidermal Water Loss.

5.AHAs Result in Smoother Skin

The chemical exfoliation process of AHAs improves rough textures and reveals smoother, softer skin. In people with dry, flaky skin, these results can be noticed quickly.

Benefits of BHAs in Skin Care

BHAs travel deeper in the skin and are not as gentle as AHAs. However, oily and acne-prone skin types may need the tough love that BHAs provide.

While AHAs loosen the bonds between dead skin cells and sebum, BHAs penetrate into the pores and extract impurities. BHAs are great exfoliators to remove dead skin cells and the buildup of dirt on skin, but it’s oil soluble properties yield other great benefits.

1.BHAs for Oily Skin

Scientists commonly refer to BHAs as lipophilic, which means oil loving. BHAs love oils, making them incredible agents at balancing the oil levels in your skin. They draw out the excess oils in your skin, so when you wash away the BHAs with water, they take the oils with them.

For oily skin types, BHAs like salicylic acid are a game changer at putting a stop to excessive oil production and regulating the moisture balance in skin. Plus, BHAs actually penetrate pores, unclog them, and make them appear smaller.

2.BHAs Fight Acne

Similar to AHAs, BHAs help treat and prevent acne. However, BHAs may be a more effective treatment because they penetrate deeper. BHAs are also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, which helps them to relieve acne.

The ability of BHAs to dissolve oil in pores makes them comedolytic, a scientific term that means BHAs can dissolve comedones. BHAs suppress the bacteria that causes acne and travels deep enough to unclog pores, making them an effective treatment to fight breakouts.

3.BHAs Reduce Hyperpigmentation

BHAs encourage basal cell layer stimulation and remove surface cells, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyper pigmentation. With BHAs, skin cells that are affected by hyper pigmentation or excess melanin are removed and replaced with new skin cells that aren’t discoloured.

4.BHAs Encourage Anti-Aging

Many of the benefits of BHAs are related to anti-aging. Since BHAs improve rough textures, they can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They’re also effective at reducing hyper pigmentation due to photo aging as well as dark sunspots.

The chemical exfoliation properties of BHAs stimulate cell renewal by sloughing away dead skin cells and making room for new ones. 

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

WHAT IS PRF or the new age PRP treatment???

 WHAT IS PRF or the new age PRP treatment???

(PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin): The Ultimate Blood Concentrate)


The use of blood concentrates is becoming more popular in medical aesthetics to help men and women achieve a younger and fresher look by using their own cells. PRF is the next step in the evolution of natural skin and hair rejuvenation.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation treatment after Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRF is a natural solution that can treat areas in the face that show the first signs of aging like under-eye hollows, deflated cheeks and the scalp for hair restoration.
Harvested PRP has platelets, fibrin and white blood cells, which helps achieve wound healing, collagen production and improved elasticity. PRF contains a very high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin and a small number of stem cells found circulating in our bloodstream. PRF becomes a gel after 15 to 20 minutes of being isolated and immediately upon being injected into the face or scalp. This process allows it to be used for cosmetic volume and hair restoration.

How Is PRF Obtained?


1.  First, we do a simple blood draw into tubes.
2.  The tubes are then centrifuged for 5 minutes.
3.  The tubes are taken out of the centrifuge and the top portions of the centrifuged tubes are drawn up to obtain the PRF for clinical treatment.

 
How Is PRF Different From Traditional Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
 
MORE CELLS = MORE GROWTH FACTORS

The blood that is collected for PRF is spun in a special low-speed centrifuge to isolate the platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. The reason the centrifuge is spun at much higher rate to obtain the PRP is to eliminate all Red Blood Cells (RBC) by pushing them down with gravitational force. This is a good idea; however, by spinning the tube too fast for too long we also eliminate the good cells that are necessary.


NO ANTICOAGULANT!
The tubes are 100% Natural and devoid of any anticoagulant or additives. As a result, fibrinogen molecules can be converted to thrombin into fibrin during the blood clot formation.
Since there is no anticoagulant in the tube that the blood is collected, the plasma actually forms a platelet and white blood cell-rich fibrin scaffold once injected into the treatment area. The fibrin clot allows for a much slower and longer release of the growth factors and cytokines (up to 1 week versus few hours with PRP), again resulting in more clinical results.
UP TO 10X PLATELET CONCENTRATION

Since the blood is spinning at very low g-force to obtain the PRF, the platelet recovery is close to 100% with the PRF.  We are also using only 1/10th of the volume collected. Hence, PRF contains more platelets per mcL than PRP. Additionally, PRF also has leukocytes (WBC) & mesenchymal stem cells, unlike PRP, resulting in more potential clinical results.
 


How Does PRF Work?

Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen and blood vessels. By injecting PRF into an area on the face or scalp, a controlled inflammatory response is created, which kickstarts new cell growth and collagen production.
 
How Is PRF Used?
 
The prepared PRF is immediately ready for injection into the face to fill facial folds and wrinkles, to plump the hollows under the eyes and dark circles, and to improve skin tone and texture. The PRF can also be injected into the scalp to aid with hair restoration and growth.  


How Does PRF Treat The Under-eye Loose Skin And Dark Circles?

The skin under the eyes is one of the thinnest skin on our body. It can be one of the first areas that show signs of aging.  PRF is one of the ideal treatments that improves this area and can be a better option than heat-based skin tightening devices.
 
PRF can also enhance the results of fillers under the eyes. Injecting fillers under the eyes can instantly improve the hollowness under the eyes and is a fabulous treatment to instantly rejuvenate this area. However, too much fillers under the eyes can make the eyes look puffy or cause a bluish tinge if injected too superficially. Also, it can be very difficult to treat the dark circles only with fillers. Injecting PRF in additional to the fillers can significantly enhance the results of the fillers by tightening the loose skin under the eyes and improving the dark circles.
 

What is the success rate of PRP or PRF?
 A 2017 study in Italy found male patients had increased hair and density in areas where doctors used PRP/PRF therapy.
We believe that it takes a minimum of three months to see an improvement. After that time, most of our patients – both male and female have regrown 30% to 40% of the hair they've lost.
 
 

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Strategic skin and hair care routine this monsoon!! By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

MONSOON SKIN CARE



The rainy season is here and who doesn't love the cool relief we get after the scorching summer heat! We all wait for that alluring aroma of wet soil. Along with that hot cup of chai and pakodas we must also take care of our skin and hair. It also gives us that much needed respite from the sunburns, tans and sweaty days that have just gone by. However, the rainy season also invites humidity and dampness that invites several skin infections, fungus and allergies. We need a strategic skin care approach to deal with these issues and make our skin glow!



1.   Cleanliness is the most important step we must follow in the rainy season. Clean your face at least three times a day with a no soap cleanser to remove traces of grime. This will help maintain clean and healthy skin without stripping your skin off its essential oils.

2.   Exfoliating the skin once a week is necessary to get rid of the dead layers on your skin. Get a regular skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or a mild chemical peel to reduce the risk of falling prey to infection.

3.   Don’t skip the toner. In summer, we tend to sweat a lot and this can cause our skin pores to open up. Use a toner after cleansing to help shrink these pores. Invest in an alcohol-free toner with antioxidant ingredients like green tea and glycolic acid that help tighten enlarged pores. This also helps to control blemishes and acne, while removing dead cells.

4.   The humidity that is generated after rains can make your skin’s inner layer dry and brittle. Always use a nourishing moisturiser to make your skin moist, supple and healthy. Those who have oily skin should choose a water based moisturiser.

5.   Always go for minimal make-up and products with natural and organic ingredients. Let your pores breathe. Apply a lip balm that can moisturize the lips and keep it handy so that you can use it anytime.

6.   Just because it is cloudy do not avoid using sunscreen. The harmful UV rays can wreck havoc on your skin. Choosing the right sunscreen for the right complexion and skin type is extremely important. Use nothing below SPF 30. Apply generously where your skin gets exposed and reapply frequently or atleast every 2-3 hours.

7.   Make sure you hydrate with lots of water in the monsoon. The excess humidity in the air tends to make us sweat. This in turn can make the skin pale and lack luster. Please drink lots of water to maintain that youthful glow!

8.   It is also of utmost importance to look after our hair during the monsoon. In this season dirt and grime tends to get attracted to it. This can in turn cause a lot of frizz and hair fall. Wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week and use a sulphate and paraben free shampoo. Please make sure to use a conditioner.


 

Monsoon skin & hair concerns

#1: Fungal infections

“These are more common in the rainy season, mainly due to wet clothes and sweat. Armpits, groin, the skin under the breasts and the area between our toes are most commonly affected.”

Solution

“After bathing, dust some anti-fungal powder (clotrimazole dusting powder is available at all general chemists) on your feet, underarms, body folds and groin. Apply a clotrimazole or ketoconazole-based cream at bedtime.”

#2: Smelly feet

Wearing wet socks, shoes or any covered footwear through the day can create a damp atmosphere which breeds fungus, yeast and bacteria.

Solution

Wash your feet with soap and water if you've been exposed to puddles or rainwater. If your socks get wet on your way to work, change into dry socks when you get indoors. Apply anti-fungal dusting powder before you put your socks on. Dab a little anti-fungal ointment at night. If the condition doesn't improve, please consult a dermatologist.

#3: Acne

Humidity causes our skin to sweat and collect dirt and pollutants more easily. This attracts bacteria, leading to breakouts and boils.

Solution

When you step indoors, always clean your face to wash away the grime and dirt. To avoid accumulation of sweat and dust particles, use wet wipes or salyicylic acid wipes when outside for long hours. Apply an antiseptic cream at night, like Neosporin.

#4: Dandruff and dull hair

Normal and oily hair tends to get greasy in this season, while dry hair tends to frizz. The scalp is also likely to get itchy and flaky due to dandruff.

Solution

Use a shampoo containing two per cent ketoconazole and zinc pyrithione to combat dandruff. Wash and condition your hair regularly to regain its sheen. Use an anti-frizz serum if your hair tends to get frizzy.


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Visakhapatnam

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