Showing posts with label Pigmentation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pigmentation. Show all posts

Friday, February 11, 2022

Niacinamide: Benefits & Usage! Reviewed by Dr. Sravani Sandhya

Niacinamide is a common term we hear these days in several skin products and serums!it offers a wide range of well documented topical skin benefits! From acne, eczema to antiageing, you name it and it can help in their treatment. Niacinamide is particularly important to our body, as we cannot produce the vitamin on our own. The vitamin itself is water-soluble, which means that we must either eat it or apply it topically to reap its benefits. Niacinamide also goes by the names “vitamin B3” and “nicotinamide,” a nonacid form of B3.

The benefits of vitamin B3 are as follows…..

  • It helps with acne, rosacea and other skin conditions.

  • It keeps the skin hydrated.

  • Helps treat fine lines and wrinkles 

  • It can help prevent skin cancer

  • It repairs skin damage.

  • It is compatible with most other skin products.


AM Routine

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser

  2. Apply your toner

  3. Niacinamide serum

  4. Moisturiser/Primer

  5. Sunscreen

PM Routine

  1. Take your makeup off.

  2. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser

  3. Apply your toner

  4. Apply Retinol (20 minutes after the toner)

  5. Moisturise with Niacinamide or an Overnight Mask.

Side effects of topical use of Niacinamide creams include redness, burning and mild itching. It is always advisable to consult your dermatologist before taking niacinamide orally or using it topically especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have diabetes, liver disease, gout or gall bladder issues. Using retinol serum alsong with niacinamide serum may increase the chances of skin irritation.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Exfoliate to reduce acne and get smooth skin - Aura Skin Clinic , Vizag

Does your skin look dull?  Does a cloud of white particles fly into the area when you peel off your jeans? Both are good signs that you can use more exfoliation in your skin routine, both on your face and on your body.

Exfoliation is an important part of professional facials and body treatments. If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface. "It's a myth that exfoliation can dry or thin the skin," says skin care expert and Aura Skin Clinic dermatologist, Dr. Sravani. "Regular exfoliation speeds up the cell turnover process, allowing the body to produce moisture-bearing properties like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation also helps to plump the skin by churning up elastin and collagen production."

Why Exfoliation is important...?

The skin is constantly generating new skin cells at the lower layer (the dermis) and sending them to the surface (the epidermis). As the cells rise to the surface they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality.

As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin's surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on, revealing the fresher, younger skin cells below.

Dr. Sravani recommends using a natural resurfacing agent such as glycolic acid to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells so they can be replaced with new, plump ones.Exfoliating is important, but it must be with a glycolic exfoliant gentle enough to be able to use daily (yet still effective!) because the dulling dead cells re-accumulate each day."

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

When to Eat Fruits....? By Dr. Sravani Sandhya @ Aura Skin Clinic - Visakhapatnam

You must have heard all your life people telling you to eat fruits, but did you ever think for a minute when to eat?

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Here is what I would like to share about fruits and how you could gain good benefits from consuming them…..!

We should eat fruits when we are in a fasting state or when our liver store is empty, so first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or immediately after exercise. Any time aside from this, the body converts the fructose from the fruits to triglycerides. Not only does fruit juice give you 4 to 5 times the amount of fructose you get in one serving of a fruit, it also lacks the goodness of the fruits fiber. So eat your fruit first thing in the morning, not with the breakfast.

Dr Sravani Sandhya Sandhya is a renowned dermatologist and cosmetologist in vizag, offering exceptional service to her patients.

For complete diagnosis and detailed check up, Visit Dr.Sravani Sandhya at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic.

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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.

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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.


Aging Spots


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.

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

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.