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Showing posts with label skin care tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin care tips. Show all posts

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Here Comes The Sun, Are you using the right sunscreen. - By Dr Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin and Hair Clinic

Have you ever wondered if the sunscreen you are using is really working. find out detailed info on how to choose the right sunscreen for your skin.




What is Sunscreen...?

Sunscreens are agents that alter the effects of uv radiation on skin by absorption or reflection of part of the incident radiation

There are different types of sunscreens available in the market and its always a difficult choice to make….

What are properties of sunscreen?

There are two properties in a sunscreen which you should look for SPF (sun protection factor) and substantivity 

What are types of suncreens?

UVA sunscreens
UVB sunscreens
Broad spectrum sunscreen

So which sunscreen can I use?

Your sunscreen should be able to take care of two types of UV light that is both UVA and UVB. Which is a broad spectrum sunscreen.

What does a broad-spectrum sunscreen do?

There are two types of UV light that can harm your skin — UVA and UVB. A broad-spectrum, or full-spectrum, sunscreen is designed to protect you from both. 

UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots. UVB rays can burn your skin. Too much exposure to UVA or UVB rays can cause skin cancer. The best sunscreen offers protection from all UV light. 

Only broad-spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can claim to reduce the risk of skin cancer or prevent early skin aging.

What is SPF and how much SPF should I use?

SPF stands for sun protection factor, which is a measure of how well the sunscreen deflects UVB rays. Theoretically, a sunscreen with SPF15 provides 94% protection from UVB radiation and SPF30 provides 97% protection.Also, keep in mind that sunscreen is often not applied thoroughly or thickly enough, and it might be washed off during swimming or sweating. As a result, even the best sunscreen might be less effective than the SPF number on the bottle would lead you to believe.

Things to remember

Apply generous amounts of sunscreen to dry skin 30 minutes before you go outdoors. 

Use sunscreen on all skin surfaces that will be exposed to sun, such as your face, ears, hands, arms and lips. If you don't have much hair on your head, apply sunscreen to the top of your head or wear a hat.

Reapply sunscreen every two hours — and immediately after swimming or heavy sweating.

Remember that sand, water, snow and concrete reflect sunlight and make it even more important to use sunscreen.

Since UV light can pass through clouds, use sunscreen even when it's cloudy. 

You can apply sunscreen to children as young as age 6 months. Keep younger children in the shade as much as possible. 

Use sunscreen year-round, but don't let any product lull you into a false sense of security about sun exposure. A combination of shade, clothing, sunscreen and common sense is your best bet.

Consult our Dermatologist for more info on sun protection and how to take good care of your skin this summer.


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50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Why PRP is the best choice for Hair Restoration - by Dr Sravani Sandhya - Aura Skin Clinic, Visakhapatnam



WHY PRP IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR HAIR RESTORATION
 

Whether man or woman, everyone can be affected by thinning hair. No one is truly immune from thinning hair – everyone from Prince William to Prince Mahesh babu suffer from varying degrees of hair loss, as do several other notable male stars.

Hair loss also affects women, even those with ready access to professional  hairstylists and the latest and most innovative techniques to combat or hide thinning hair. Fortunately, advancements in hair restoration have brought about a variety of ways to give back the confidence that may be receding along with your hairline. There are several minimally invasive transplant options available, but if you aren’t quite ready to go that route, platelet rich plasma therapy may be the answer.

HOW PRP WORKS

Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a treatment that has been used in a number of ways, but recent research shows that this therapy has been found to be a promising option for hair loss, with the ability stimulate inactive hair follicles into growing again. This means that it only works where there is existing hair – if there is no hair follicle, PRP cannot encourage growth. This combination of platelets and plasma contains stimulating growth factors that can boost hair growth and strengthen existing healthy follicles.

PRP FOR HAIR LOSS AT AURA SKIN AND HAIR CLINIC

The main advantages of PRP are that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is virtually painless and requires no downtime for recovery.Additionally, because PRP treatments use the patient’s own blood, thereare no risks of side effects or rejection. 


When you choose PRP to address thinning hair and come in for your treatment, we will extract a small amount of your blood. The blood is then processed through a centrifuge, separating the platelet rich plasma from the other cells in your blood sample. The PRP that is obtained is then carefully injected into the area on your scalp designated for treatment. It’s a short, virtually painless procedure done right in our office, and offers very few side effects.

Post-procedure, there are no restrictions – you can return to normal activities and even shower and wash your hair. You may notice a mild sensation of heat in the treatment area, similar to a sunburn, but this is temporary and resolves quickly. For optimal results, you may need more than one treatment session, which is something that you and doctor will
discuss when formulating your individualized treatment plan.


Results aren’t immediately visible, but you will start to see a gradual change in your hair as the growth factors do their job. Within two to six months, your hair will begin to look thicker and you’ll be able to see noticeable, positive results. If hair thinning or hairloss is causing you to struggle with confidence or self-esteem and you’re ready to try a non-invasive method of hair restoration, PRP therapy may be the solution.

Call Aura Skin & Hair Clinic 9177799077 to schedule a consultation and discover how you can naturally rejuvenate your hair.



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50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
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Visakhapatnam

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Monday, March 12, 2018

6 Beauty Benefits of Potatoes for Hair & Skin, Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag

Potatoes are not just for cooking French fries or chips; they also have numerous health benefits.Here are some of the health benefits of potatoes in enhancing your appearance:


1.) Eliminate your dark circles below your eyes
To use potato as a lightener for dark circles, simply slice the potato in sections. Get a chilled washcloth and cover the potatoes with it. Afterwards close your eyes and put the potatoes over the dark circles. Let it sit for about 20 minutes and then wash with water.
2.)De-Puffer
If you are out of cucumbers, use potatoes to lessen the inflammation of your eyes. Simply slice the potatoes in a thin size and put it in the refrigerator for a several minutes. Then put over your eyes to de-puff them and feel how relieving it is.
3.) Anti-Wrinkles
Get the extract from the potato using a squeezer or a juicer. Then immerse a cotton ball with the extract and put it on your wrinkled part.
4.)Acne Combatant
Use potato juice like a toner. Just soak a cotton ball and apply all over your face. You can also use a Q-tip and start applying on the blemishes.
5.)Sunburn Remedy
Slice some potatoes and put them in the freezer for a few minutes. Once cold, place the slices on the sunburns. An alternative is to use potato juice, which you will simply apply directly onto the sunburns, which will give you a soothing and cooling feeling.
6.)Skin Lightener
Potatoes are really natural whiteners. One solution to use them is to shred the potato and put it as a mask on your face. Wash after 30 minutes. Another procedure is to mix lemon and potato, a mixture that can effectively lighten your skin as it works as a gentle bleaching agent.

While there are several discussions about potatoes being a nutritious food, there’s no hesitation that they have real benefits for our bodies – even for non-beauty motivations. It all relies on how you prepare the root crop. 

Content Source: Steth News

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Visakhapatnam

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Get Party-Perfect Skin This New Year's Eve at Aura Skin Clinic , Visakhapatnam

New year is around the corner and we have our major harvest festival sankranti coming apart from new clothes and jewellery its time to get that flawless look before the eve

Procedures that can get you that flawless look this New Year.

Microdermabrasion:



Chemical peels:

Get a pre party peel and get that look which you have been craving for, rock the party with all that fine skin tone this new year.



Q switched Laser

what are the benefits ?
  • Give the skin an instant glow and lightening skin to a “party peel”.
  • Resurface wrinkles and acne scars.
  • Give a soft peeling effect.
  • Reduce epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions.
  • Reduce pigmentation problems like melasma.
  • Reduce multi-colored tattoos.
  • Reduce fine hair.

At aura skin and hair clinic, we advise and perform all the skin lightening therapies based on the client needs.

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50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
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Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter Skin Care Tips by Dr Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin Clinic, Visakhapatnam

After watching game of thrones we know what it is like to face winter. But we have good news for you!!!!

At aura skin and hair clinic we know how to combat this weather



DULL SKIN - Firstly what is dull skin?

Dull skin can make you look tired and old, even when you're well rested. When your skin has a layer of dead skin cells on the surface, your skin doesn't reflect light as it naturally would with new, healthy skin. 

Causes

• Major causes of skin disorders can be stated as:
• Aging
• Exposure to the Sun
• Contact with allergens and irritants
• Food habits
• Hormonal Imbalance

Simple 5 Step skin routine you can follow to make your skin rejuvenate.

Step 1
Invest in a good quality exfoliating scrub that contains fruit acids, glycolic acid or abrasive beads that help slough away the dead cells on the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells don't reflect light well, instead making your skin look dry and dull. exfoliating once weekly will help to keep skin looking bright. Opt for a daily cleanser 

Step 2
Apply an oil-free moisturizer several times daily. Dry skin can often take on a dull, chapped appearance that can make you look tired. Apply moisturizer each day, even if your skin doesn't feel dry. Look for one labeled "noncomedogenic" so you know it won't cause breakouts, even with frequent applications.

Step 3
Wear sunscreen every day. Sun damage can make your skin look discolored and dull, so it's important that a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or above for Indian skin to become part of your daily skin care regimen. If adding a sunscreen sounds like too much of a bother, look for a daily moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen to help streamline your morning routine.

Step 4
Wear a tinted moisturizer or tinted sunscreen instead of a thick and heavy foundation. A tinted sunscreen will help your skin's natural color and texture to shine through while adding light reflecting minerals to keep your skin looking bright. Heavy foundations and powders can dull the skin and give it a matte appearance, which can actually make you look older.

Step 5
Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist if lifestyle and cosmetic remedies don't seem to be helping your dull skin problem. Your dermatologist can suggest a number of skin care procedures to be done in the office to help speed skin cell turnover and reveal more youthful skin. 
If you feel that your skin has gone dull or darker in shade and has developed blemishes, dark spot, acne, wrinkles or textural irregularities, you should consider choosing the Skin Rejuvenation. Your age, appearance, and style is completely your choice.


Learn about different Skin Procedures in our next blog by DR Sravani Sandhya.

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Opp Hindu Press,
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Visakhapatnam

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

8 Tips For Beautiful Skin - Dr. Sravani, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic , Visakhapatnam


Watch Sun Exposure Indoors

Yes, you read it right: UV rays (in particular UVA rays) can penetrate the windows in your home and office and cause wrinkling and brown spots.




Consider Your Water

Apart from hydrating yourself by drinking water at regular intervals.water that is used to bathe is equally important…Hard water doesn’t allow washes to lather easily, prompting you to use more soap, which can cause dryness. (Gentle, nonsoap formulas, which aren’t meant to lather, can minimize this).

“Soft water doesn’t remove soap well, so it can leave a residue on your skin.(If your water is soft, use face and body cleansers sparingly).


Drink Green Tea

Since vizag is hot round the year. “Iced tea is best because hot beverages can worsen redness and other symptoms of rosacea.”

Another benefit: The epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea may help prevent the collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles as well as sun-induced DNA damage in the skin . 


Keep Stress in Check

It takes a toll on nearly every part of your body, including your skin. Acne, hair fall, rosacea, psoriasis etc etc.


Improve Your Air Quality

Avoiding smoky environments is smart, since “just being around smoke can lead to the release of free radicals that damage skin and hasten aging,”


Switch to Plain Toothpaste

Those with tartar-control ingredients or added flavors, like cinnamon, may contribute to a common skin condition called perioral dermatitis.

It looks like pimples, redness, and scaling around the mouth.


Choose Water-Based Hair Products

Some conditioners, as well as pomades, volumizers, and styling creams, contain oils or waxes that can clog pores and create acne, especially on the forehead, the back, and the hairline. 



Sleep a Full Night

While you’re snoozing, the skin’s repair mechanisms swing into action. Being sleep-deprived, by contrast, puts stress on the body, causing it to release more adrenaline and cortisol, which can trigger breakouts and other skin

To keep that frazzled feeling under control, regularly practice stress-management techniques, like yoga, deep breathing, and meditation.


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50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Can Women Go Bald - by Dr. Sravani, Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag



Can Women Go Bald & What is Female pattern baldness?
Female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in women.

Causes

Each strand of hair sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. In general, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
The reason for female pattern baldness is not well understood, but may be related to:
  • Aging
  • Changes in the levels of androgens (male hormones). For example, after reaching menopause, many women find that the hair on their head is thinner, while the hair on their face is coarser.
  • Family history of male or female pattern baldness.

Symptoms

Hair thinning is different from that of male pattern baldness. In female pattern baldness:
  • Hair thins mainly on the top and crown of the scalp. It usually starts with a widening through the center hair part.
  • The front hairline remains unaffected except for normal recession, which happens to everyone as time passes.
  • The hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, as it may in men.
  • Itching or skin sores on the scalp are generally not seen.

Exams and Tests

Female pattern baldness is usually diagnosed based on:
  • Ruling out other causes of hair loss.
  • The appearance and pattern of hair loss.
  • Your medical history.
A dermatologist will examine you for other signs of too much male hormone (androgen), such as:
  • Abnormal new hair growth, such as on the face or between the belly button and pubic area
  • Changes in menstrual periods and enlargement of the clitoris
  • New acne
A skin biopsy of the scalp or blood tests may be used to diagnose skin disorders that cause hair loss.
Treatment
Untreated, hair loss in female pattern baldness is permanent. In most cases, hair loss is mild to moderate.
Medical management
The only medicine approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat female pattern baldness is minoxidil:
If minoxidil does not work, your provider may recommend other medicines.
Procedures like “Platelet rich plasma therapy”.
Hair transplant
Cosmetic management
Hair weaving, hairpieces, or a change in hairstyle can help hide hair loss and improve your appearance

Prognosis


female pattern baldness is usually not a sign of an underlying medical disorder.
Hair loss may affect self-esteem and cause anxiety.
Hair loss is usually permanent.

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50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

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Contact:
+91 9177799077
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