Showing posts with label acne treatment. Show all posts
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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, 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.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Toners! Do you really need them? - Dr.Sravani Sandhya, Chief Dermatologist, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

What is a toner?

A face toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup. It corrects and balances the pH of your skin. It is the step followed before moisturising and follows the cleansing routine.In other words, a facial toner thoroughly cleans the skin and helps remove built up surface dead skin cells. Toners help to clean and close pores.



Choosing a toner for your skin type:

First of all, it's important to always use an alcohol-free face toner. The other ingredients should be picked based on your skin type.

For acne-prone skin, choose an alcohol free toner with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). This will leave your skin clean and glowing without flaking. A gentle tingle for a few seconds will let you know it has just the right pH level that is slightly acidic. This form of acid is gentle even for sensitive skin, unlike irritating ingredients like retinoids.Salicylic acid is often recommended in a facial toner for acne prone skin. However, this ingredient can be harsh and irritating, especially for sensitive skin.

For dry skin skin and for those who are in 30's and 40's ingredients may like coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin C are helpful.

Witch hazel, aloe vera, grapefruit seed extract, cucumber and vitamin E are some of the soothing ingredients if you have combination skin

If you have oily skin, sandalwood, willow bark, lavender, clary sage and tea tree are your best bet.

For sensitive skin, look for soothing ingredients like aloe vera and cucumbers.

Although essential oils and plant extracts are marketed to help give them a 'natural' and 'good for you' feel, these ingredients may result in skin irritations so it's best to avoid these.


How to use a face toner?
  • Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin or one that is suited for your skin type. 
  • Dampen a cotton ball with the alcohol-free toner, and apply it on your face.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • If you have combination or oily skin, you can use an alcohol-free toner at day and night. For dry skin, it's best to only use it once a day at night time.
  • Always follow with moisturiser for your skin type.


Side effects of using a toner

Toners do not have any adverse side effects, as long as you avoid alcohol-based ones which may irritate your skin. Overusing a toner (more than twice a day) can cause skin irritation. 

Can I Skip Toner?

You can skip using a toner in case your cleanser is already pH balanced and gives you a squeaky clean look. 





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Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Cosmetic Procedure that is praised by women and men alike - By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Daspalla Hills

DIAMOND MICRODERMABRASION

One of the most popular cosmetic skin care treatments available is diamond microdermabrasion, a procedure that is praised by women and men alike. No chemicals or anesthesia are used in the procedure, which is known for being simple and pain-free. It is appropriate for most skin types because it is non-invasive and can effectively reduce or eliminate wrinkles, acne, age spots, stretch marks, and more.



Microdermabrasion treatments are done in medical offices and spas by dermatologists or people who specialize in skin care. You will see immediate results after the procedure, but to get the best effect, you will need as many as six to nine treatments.




Microdermabrasion works by removing a few of the top layers of the skin called the stratum corneum. Much like brushing your teeth, microdermabrasion helps to gently remove "plaque" and skin debris. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two to four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield best results.

  • Microdermabrasion is safe for almost everyone, doesn't require anesthesia, and has shown promising results in clinical studies.
  • It reduces lines, wrinkles, and dull-looking skin.
  • It helps to treat age spots and uneven pigmentation.
  • Enlarged pores and blackheads are visibly diminished.
  • Helps treat acne and acne scars.
  • Fades stretch marks.

What ages are appropriate for microdermabrasion?

While there are no specific age or sex restrictions, typically children over age 15 up to adults age 65 can get microdermabrasion. While there is no age limit, mature skin over age 70 may have slightly higher risks of bruising and skin abrasions. Individuals younger than age 12 may sometimes also receive treatment under the care of a dermatologist.


Side effects of microdermabrasion

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.

You might be advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. Minor bruising may also occur. This is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.

What to expect after microdermabrasion?

There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.

Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.

Your provider will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.





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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Use this magical kitchen ingredient to get more Gorgeous Skin & Hair ! by Dr.Sravani Sandhya , Cosmetologist - Aura Skin and Hair Clinic, Visakahapatnam

Honey’s often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, it’s loaded with antioxidants, nutrients  and healing compounds.Here are a few ways to put the ingredient to use .



1.) Pore Cleanser
The enzymes in raw honey clarify skin and keep pores clear and clean. Plus, the antibacterial properties of honey and jojoba or coconut oil also prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.
How To Use- Stir one tablespoon raw honey with two tablespoons jojoba oil or coconut oil until the mixture is the spreadable consistency. Apply to clean, dry skin, and massage gently in a circular motion, avoiding your eye area. Rinse with tepid water.
2.) Acne Treatment
Honey contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that thwart bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory properties will calm redness and irritation.
How To Use- Apply a dab of raw honey to affected areas, and sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.
3.) Moisturizing Mask
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it’s retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating long-lasting hydration.
How To Use- Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.
4.) Gentle Exfoliator
Honey is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients that nourish, cleanse, and hydrate skin. Baking soda, meanwhile, is a gentle natural exfoliator that removes dead skin cells, allowing new cells to emerge for a radiant complexion.
How To Use- Mix two tablespoons honey with one tablespoon baking soda. Splash your skin with water, then gently rub the concoction on your face or body in a circular motion. Rinse well.


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