Showing posts with label Aura Skin Clinic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aura Skin Clinic. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

SLUGGING THIS WINTER.....Is this trend for you? Reviewed by Dr. Sravani Sandhya Aura Skin & Hair Clinic Visakhapatnam.


What is slugging?




As the name suggests the slimy mucus trail the snails and slugs leave behind as they move is what gives this trend it name!! I'm sure you have all heard of this K-Beauty trend over the last couple of years.

It is a trend where you generously apply a petroleum based product as the final step in your skin care routine which in turn helps lock and seal in your skin care products overnight and then wash it off with a cleanser the next day.

Petroleum jelly is a simple and very occlusive ointment which means it forms a protective layer on the surface of your skin in turn helps seal in hydration and keep your skin from drying out.


Benefits of slugging

The protective barrier that petroleum jelly creates on your skin acts as a barrier that keeps water from evaporating from the surface of your face. The potential benefits of this could be:

Moisturizes: The retained hydration can fill the epidermis like a sponge, thickening it and making it more pliable and elastic.

Protects: The barrier keeps water in and keeps unwanted particles out thus preventing them from entering the skin and causing irritation or an immune reaction.

Repairs damage: If your skin is dehydrated, a coating of petroleum jelly at night can help prevent further water loss from the skin and allow it to repair itself.


How often should you do slugging?

Rule number one of skincare is to always be aware of your skin's health and needs. As far as the frequency goes it is best to listen to your skin. If you have skin that tends to be dry, you may benefit from slugging daily. Those that have oily skin or acne prone skin should consider slugging less or not at all. Slugging might make breakouts much worse.

What type of products should you avoid when slugging?

We advice against the use of active ingredients and exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids or retinoids. When trapped the concentration of these chemicals can increase leading to unpredictable results on the skin. Slugging is best paired with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Slugging does not hydrate the skin but rather traps the moisturizing products that you have applied prior.




How to do it

Slugging is pretty straightforward. Here are the steps to follow to incorporate it into your night time skin care routine.

1. Prep your skin

Slugging should only be done on clean skin, so start your evening routine with cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Avoid AHAs, BHAs and retinoids.

2. Apply only a small amount of petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly is thick and goopy, so you only need a tiny bit — and you don’t necessarily need to put it on your entire face. You can apply it only to the thinnest and driest parts of the face, like your eyelids and your lips.

3. Wait 30 minutes before bed

Give yourself about half an hour before bedtime as it will give your products enough time to settle down. You might want to cover your pillowcase with a towel inorder to prevent it from getting sticky and you might also want to cover your hair to avoid it from sticking onto your face.

4. Sleep on it


A good night’s sleep is beneficial for overall skin health.

5. In the morning, wash your face

Make sure you cleanse your face once you wake up in order to get rid of any dust and grime stuck as well as anything that has been trapped inside the petroleum jelly barrier. Choose an appropriate cleanser.




Who shouldn’t try slugging

Slugging isn’t right for everyone and should be practiced with alot of care and restraint. People with oily skin, acne prone skin should not do it. If you have any infection or open wound skip slugging as it may make the condition worse and hamper healing.

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic is a top rated cosmetologist and Medi-Skin care clinic in Vizag.


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Visakhapatnam 530002

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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.
 
 

Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.


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Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

 




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.


Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.


Click the link to book appointment right away --> Book Appointment


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Call Us Now +91 91777 99077
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

 

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

LED Light Therapy, Does It Really Work? - Dr Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Vizag

LED LIGHT THERAPY

LED light therapy is something that is synonymous with all the new age dermatological and skincare clinics worldwide. It is a treatment that uses varying wavelengths of light in order to treat different skin conditions, the most popular being red and blue. NASA originally developed it for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions and later found it to have promise for wound treatment. LED light therapy is now used by some aestheticians to help regenerate the skin from aging. It’s also used for acne. Your healthcare provider uses red or blue light frequencies based on the skincare concern. Red is primarily used for anti-aging, while blue is used for acne treatment.



SAFETY OF THIS PROCEDURE

Unlike other types of light therapy, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays and are therefore safe for regular use. LED light therapy has no side effects compared to other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. It is relatively safe for all skin colours and types. Please mention the medicines you take for acne or other skin conditions to your doctor before you start the therapy. You should avoid LED therapy if you have skin rashes. Side effects are extremely rare but may include increased inflammation, redness and rashes.


AFTERCARE

Stay away from the sun for about 48 hours and use sunscreen. In case of any redness or swelling please apply cold packs.

CONVENIENCE OF THIS PROCEDURE

This is a convenient procedure and takes about 20 minutes at the most. It is the perfect treatment to do in the office lunch break. It is most effective when performed every week and later every couple of months.



Red light

Red, or infrared, light is used for treating the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin. When the light is applied to your skin, the epidermis absorbs it and then stimulates collagen proteins.

In theory, more collagen means that your skin will look smoother and fuller, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red LED light is also thought to reduce inflammation while improving circulation, which can give you a healthier glow.

Blue light

Blue LED light therapy, on the other hand, targets the sebaceous glands, which are also called oil glands. They’re located beneath your hair follicles.

Sebaceous glands are necessary for lubricating your skin and hair so that it doesn’t dry out. However, these glands can become overactive, leading to oily skin and acne.

The theory is that blue LED light therapy can target these oil glands and make them less active. In turn, you may see fewer acne breakouts. Blue light can also kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, which can help treat severe acne pimples, including cysts and nodules.

Some other wavelengths and their benefits:

AFTERCARE

Stay away from the sun for about 48 hours and use a sunscreen. In case of any redness or swelling please apply cold packs.

How long does it take for light therapy to work?

You can see results from the first treatment, however we would recommend a minimum course of six. For more dramatic results and if you'd like to supercharge your skin we would advise you to take a course of 12 treatments.

For the Best LED Light Therapy treatments in Vizag, all us now or book appointment online.


Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to get more tips on skin & hair care.

Call Us Now +91 91777 99077
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

 


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Jade rollers - The Anti-Aging tool - By Dr Sravani, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

Jade Rollers

Jade facial roller has history of more than 1000s years. It is used from ancient dynasty era. In the past, only richest & most powerful women of their time can possess such a treasure price.It is used to enhance natural beauty. Chinese refers to jade stone as "Stone of Heaven" representing health, wealth, longevity & prosperity.In 2018, jade rollers were all the rage on Instagram, beloved by beauty bloggers across the globe.



The crystal isn't just aesthetically pleasing, but most of the benefits come from the fact that it's cold to the touch (and even more so if like some enthusiasts, you store it in the fridge). “The practice of applying a cold sensation and pressure to an area has been used for centuries because it works without fail,” “It’s simple: The cold restricts blood flow to a particular area, and pressure pushes fluid, known as lymph, to the lymph nodes, which process it and drain it out.”

The little gadget is most commonly made from jade or rose quartz. Some have two roller balls, and some look a bit like a tiny rolling pin (with rollers of varying sizes fixed to both ends of the handle).You can also find rollers made of rose quartz, amethyst, obsidian and metal however jade and rose quartz are relatively more popular.

They’re all said to offer major skin benefits.

So why exactly are people massaging their faces with a face roller? And is this trend here to stay? Let's find out……

A search of #jaderoller on Instagram pulls up more than 116,000 posts, because not only are jade rollers a hot topic of conversation, they’re also more photogenic than, say, tubes of prescription retinol.


How to use a facial roller

Apply a facial oil, serum, or moisturiser which is slippery. If you don’t have lubrication, the tool can pull or tug the skin, which may actually contribute to wrinkles.

Start at the neck and roll upward. For best results, roll up, not back and forth.

Roll from the jawline to the ear on both sides using gentle pressure. You can continue this motion all the way from the jaw to the cheekbone.

Roll from the forehead up toward the temples, only in the upward direction.

Roll flat over your eyebrows horizontally, which may feel especially relieving if you have a headache.

Roll outwards under the eye to reduce under eye bags.

You can use the smaller roller for the sides of the nose.


How to Clean a jade roller?


Remember to keep your jade roller clean with washcloth.use a gentle face wash or soap to kill bacteria and rinse thoroughly with room temperature water.

Avoid putting very hot water on your facial roller or soaking it in water.

It is a cheaper alternative to facials and can give you a few of the benefits if performed regularly at a fraction of the price. It makes us feel we are doing something for our skin at the end of a long and tiring day! We are yet to see how long this beauty craze lasts but until then why not give in to this INSTA trend for the sake of glowing skin!!


Come grab one from our clinic and get all that glow.





Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to get more tips on skin & hair care.

Call Us Now +91 91777 99077
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com