Why acne keeps coming back

Not responding to regular treatment?

Having to take recurrent courses of antibiotics?

Having to take isotretinoin for a long time and facing the side effects?

The reason for your acne to keep recurring and popping up again and again despite regular causes of treatments and sticking to your doctor’s advice may be due to a host of factors mentioned here.

The factors that can cause recurrent acne and failure of treatment to cure,  are may be related to some hidden and commonly missed factors like lack of sleep, poor emotional health, or too much stress.

A diet very high in Dairy or very high in carbs refined carbs,  is known to aggravate pimples.

It is not that you have to significantly curtail your lifestyle for a very long time to get rid of acne.  even the few days 2-3 weeks of balancing the body bringing balance to Lifestyle diet and a Detox according to body type go a long way in helping,  treat acne permanently.

There is a whole bunch of evidence for the gut microbiome causing hormonal and metabolic imbalance.

There is increasing understanding in western medicine now about the role of gut health in things like acne.

Also, recurring teenage and adult acne may be a sign of poor metabolic health or an indicator of metabolic syndrome setting in.

One doesn’t need to feel demotivated and dejected in such a scenario.

At Sparsh skin clinic, doctors understand the psychological impact of acne.

We, therefore, recommend a combination of diet lifestyle modifications as per body type in Synergy with principles of Ayurveda Naturopathy and clinical Yog. All this is done in a safe scientific and evidence-based manner.

Extremely important to incorporate dietary changes and modifications as per body type,  it is imperative not to follow fad diets. Also, a clear understanding of the fact that what worked for someone else may not work for you, helps make the right choices.

Acne not only needs to be managed externally it also needs to be managed from within.  So let us treat the root cause of acne,  using the best of modern medicine and traditional wisdom.

Our signature Detox plans,  a long way in rebalancing the gut flora.

Join us for our yogic Detox plan,  for more comprehensive management of acne.  with the availability of online consultations,  we have a dermatologist near you.

 it is not just the signature Detox plans but also comprehensive anti-acne treatments using Alma lasers, the clearskin laser, resorcinol, and other chemical peels that go a long way in enhancing acne outcomes.

Profhilo v/s other options?

Do other options exist?

When we compare non-cross-linked fillers with the cross-linked fillers, it is like comparing apples and oranges.
Non cross-linked fillers are supposed to last for a lesser duration in the skin but spread more evenly and provide a more hydrated supple and wet look. Dehydration so achieved stimulates the skin’s rejuvenation process.

Crosslinked hyaluronic acid based fillers, last much longer and stay put where we intend them to stay in the skin. they have a volumizing effect on the skin. some brands have scientific proof of biostimulation with these fillers also though the biostimulation may not be very uniform.

So it becomes very important to choose the right product for the right indication or in other words to synergize the product the type of filler or the type of skin booster used with the skin type. The expected goal of treatment needs to be aligned by formulating a clear plan before even starting the treatment.

Generally the non crosslinked fillers are also cheaper to do, the cost may vary depending on the technology and the brand used. This said about the cost the non cross linked fillers may need more number of sessions to be done.
It will be best to let your dermatologist or aesthetic skin physician decide about the course of your treatment.

treatment can be planned balancing the cost benefit ratio so that best results can be achieved with the appropriate investment of time money and energy.

Profhilo v/s Volite versus other fillers

With the availability of Profhilo brand of fillers from the house of Alma lasers in India, Not just patients but a lot of doctors are also in a fix about how to choose the best fella for their patients.

There are a host of options available As far as fillers are concerned to name few major brands like Restylane boletro, Juvederm and pluryal to name a few.

All of these have different grades of fillers varying from very soft to very stiff fillers, each brand and each variant of the Filler carries a unique characteristic.

It is very important to choose the right product for the indication or the result that we are trying to achieve. Synchronising the filler product with the The skin type age of the patient and the expected results is extremely important in attaining good results.

So when it comes to using fillers like Juvederm volite, We must understand that the amount of hyaluronic acid in this is less as compare to other variants of the same brand so it is expected to last a little lesser but the film is cross-linked which means that the body will not degrade or degenerate it very fast. The best benefit of this technology will be the ability to stimulate bodies own bio rejuvenation.

The filler once it becomes cross-linked it loses the advantage of spreading all over the skin and covering a larger area. So such cross-linked fillers have an advantage of lasting longer in the skin but they stay put where we inject them which is an advantage when we want to correct specific areas.

In the case of non-cross-linked fillers like Profhilo they spread almost evenly to all the areas of the skin and have a stimulating effect on the bio revitalisation process. The disadvantage of such fillers is that they don’t stay For long enough in the skin, and we may need to repeat the sessions more than once to achieve a good rejuvenation and a sustained bio revitalisation effect.

Also the results may vary from person to person depending on individual response at collagen induction and skin rejuvenation.

We therefore need to factor in these facts before choosing the fillers for our valuable patience. It is also important to align expected results treatment outcomes and the possibilities that the particular dermal fillers can deliver.

If your dermatologist or skin doctor usage the fillers wisely great results can be delivered at appropriate costs or else the best cost benefit ratio may not be achieved for hyaluronic acid-based fillers. These treatments generally don’t need much time to do they are extremely comfortable in skilled hands these are very safe Anti ageing treatments.

These treatments are performed by all the doctors at our clinic and you may choose to connect with us at any of our skin clinics in central Delhi or Gurgaon.

How to Lighten Your Skin Tone

Skin lightening or skin bleaching refers to a common cosmetic procedure the aim of which is to lighten the dark areas present in your skin  which you are not comfortable with.

According to  leading experts who also provide various skin care tips to their clients, skin lightening should only be preferred to improve the appearance of your blemishes like dark patches and birthmarks and not to change the color of your skin on the whole.

There are different procedures involved in terms of skin lightening. These procedures work by the way of reducing the concentration or production of melanin into your skin. Melanin is known to be the pigment that helps to provide color from the skin and to protect your skin from the sun.

Common skin-lightening procedures:

There are two popular methods that are used for lightening your skin tones, as suggested by the dermatologist. The first one is the use of different kinds of skin lightening creams. The second one includes a cosmetic treatment known as laser treatment.

  • Skin-lightening creams:

There are various skin-lightening creams which are available in the market that you can buy in order to lighten the tone of your skin. However, it is always suggested to buy the skin-lightening products after discussing the same with your dermatologist. Your dermatologist will suggest you the best suited skin-lightening product for your skin  type and will also recommend the duration for which it can be used safely.

There are many powerful skin-lightening creams available on the prescription from the doctor. These creams contain agents such as hydroquinone and corticosteroids which have desired results but may not suit everyone and cannot be used long term.After the application of these creams, you are required to take care of various skin care tips to attain the best possible results.

  • Laser treatment:

Another method of lightening your skin tone which is becoming very popular by each day is laser skin lightening. In this treatment, a laser is used to lighten the dark patches and blemishes present on the skin. This works by either removing the outer layer of the skin or by damaging the cells that involve the production of melanin. Just like the skin-lightening creams, this treatment too requires you to follow several skin care tips such as not stepping out in the sun, following the CTM rule, etc. The results of laser skin lightening vary from person to person. For some people, this treatment may work like magic while for the others the results are temporary.

Skin-lightening procedure or treatment might cost you a lot of money. Thus, it is very important for you to know what you are going for. Consult your dermatologist first before you plan on taking any major step.

Top 7 Skin Care Myths

There is no denying in the fact that there are a plethora of myths lying all over the internet which people continue to follow rigorously unless someone breaks them.

Myth1: The higher the SPF, the better the protection.

There are three kinds of UV rays- UVA, UVB & UVC. All these rays are harmful for our skin, however when it comes to SPF, it protects our skin from UVB rays which can cause sunburns and photoaging. When we talk about a sunscreen with a broad spectrum we refer to a cream which has the potential to protect the skin from all kinds of UV rays. Henceforth, SPF alone cannot ensure better protection.

Myth2: You don’t need sunscreen on a cloudy day.

The sun’s harmful rays are reaching the earth even on a cloudy day. Hence, it is important to wear a sunscreen even on a cloudy day. It is also important that you reapply it after every 3-4 hours for a better protection.

Myth3: Expensive skin care products work best.

Just because certain products are expensive doesn’t mean that they are going to work great for your skin. The price of any product doesn’t ensure its credibility and effectiveness on your skin. So, don’t be blinded with the price tag and look carefully at the ingredients which have been used in it.

Myth4: You’ll age faster if you wear makeup regularly.

Honestly, this is the myth that I was eager to bust. With a good skin care routine, there is nothing on the face of this planet which can make you age faster. One needs to ensure that they are using good quality products and then removing them all before they call it a day. These two things will go a very long way.

Myth5: The harder you scrub/exfoliate, the better.

Your skin is way more sensitive thanbyou realise  and thus, you cannot scrub it harshly. Not only will it strip your skin off from all the essential oils but will also make it crack if you don’t stop anytime soon.

Myth6: Blackheads relate to cleanliness and can be scrubbed away.

Blackheads actually relate with your hormones and not with your cleanliness. No matter what the products in the market claim, you cannot just get rid of your blackheads by cleaning or scrubbing your face with a cleanser.

Myth7: The more it burns, the better

This is a very common theory which is followed by the beauty parlours around us. However, it is not true, the reason why a product is giving you a burning sensation on your face could be because of its harmful chemicals or simply because it doesn’t suit your skin. Nevertheless, it does not mean that it will make your skin look brighter or better.

5 Signs Of Hormonal Acne

Hormonal challenges are a reality of life. Have you ever wondered that your skin is the largest organ of your body and fluctuating hormone level can cause a lot of changes in it? One of these changes can also be ‘Acne’. Today we are going to discuss the various symptoms which show that your acne is due to hormonal reasons.

1) You are no longer in your teen years

One of the most obvious reasons is the fact that you are no longer in your teen years. It’s a common fact that most of the teenagers during the phase of puberty go through a lot of hormonal changes which can cause an outbreak of acne on their face. So, if you are no longer in your teen years you may want to sit down and contemplate this sudden hormonal change.

2) The chin and jawline are the targeted areas

If you are noticing cysts on the lower part of your face especially the jawline and chin, then you can bet its hormonal acne. Since many of the oil glands are located near the chin area; hormonal acne targets that area specifically.

3) It’s recurring in nature

Hormonal acne is infamous for its regular and repetitive cycle. You notice a sudden breakout on your face  once a month and wonder why is  this hapoening to your skin. There is a huge possibility that your acne and  pimples are increasing in size every time the breakout happens too. This is due to the trapped oil on your pores which increase in size.

4) You are seriously stressed

Your stress hormone ‘cortisol’ can also cause a sudden acne breakout on your face. This happens because of cortisol’s ability of affecting and altering other bodily hormones. This is the reason why you should keep your stress at bay and just let your skin breathe .

5) It’s not blackheads or whiteheads but something more painful

The marks that you have on your face are not blackheads or whiteheads which are on the surface of your face and can be extracted by manual extraction. Hormonal acne cannot be removed through manual extraction and are under the skin’s surface. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that your acne is going to develop more or less on the same spot of your face making it more chronic in nature.

Can You Be Allergic To Makeup?

Investing in good quality makeup is considered to be one of the most common indulgences of women. Women love to buy makeup products and wear them on a variety of occasions. Furthermore, social media platform like Instagram has taken the craze of makeup to a different level. Consequently, a number of women are buying and putting on different kinds of makeup to feel good about themselves.

But do you know that one can be allergic to makeup as well?

According to the skincare experts of a famous skin clinic in Delhi, there are certain instances that might signal you towards makeup allergy. Makeup allergy is usually caused by the makeup ingredients which do not suit the skin of a person, thereby causing allergies. For instance, applying a metallic eye-shadow leads to itchy eyes or even lipstick can cause a swollen pout in some women. It is important to address the makeup allergy caused to you and find a way out to deal with the same.

Signs of makeup allergy:

According to the skincare experts, there are some ingredients present in the skincare products and makeup which can lead to makeup allergy. These ingredients usually end up making your skin dry and flaky and cause a number of other problems as well.

The dermatologists of a famous skin clinic in Delhi consider that makeup allergy usually causes your skin to become red, itchy, and flaky. This may also lead to cracks and blisters on  the skin in the most severe cases. An allergic reaction from makeup is known as allergic contact dermatitis. Makeup allergy or allergic contact dermatitis is very common around the skin surrounding the eyes. This is because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest, thereby becoming more vulnerable to the allergies and reactions. The skincare experts further suggest that in some cases the reaction doesn’t always appear right way. Sometimes, it could even take weeks, months, or years to develop a certain makeup allergy.

Who is prone to makeup allergy?

There are several factors which define a person’s vulnerability to makeup allergy. These factors include environment, genetics, skin integrity as well as the amount of exposure to a certain ingredient or a makeup product. People having sensitive skin are more vulnerable to developing makeup allergy.

Ingredients to avoid:

According to the experts of skin clinic in Delhi, the most common culprit of makeup allergy is a fragrance. Fragrances usually contain a cocktail of harmful chemicals which could pave way for a number of allergies and infections on to the skin.

Makeup is important, however not everything. It is okay to not put makeup sometimes and let your skin breathe.

5 Flawless Advantages Of Laser Hair Removal For A Smoother Skin

Are you tired of weekly waxing and shaving off of your body hair? Then it is high time to go for laser hair removal in Delhi. This is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps in saving your time, money, and efforts.  It is a long-term solution for removing all unwanted hair on your body. Let’s see  the benefits of laser hair removal :-

  1. Silky and Smooth Skin:

When you have stubble, removal of the hair becomes tedious. If you shave,  you will get back the hair  and your skin appears rough. If you want to go for waxing, you have to wait till the hair grows. The modern-day solution for this problem is  laser treatment that is done to get silky , soft , hairless skin after every session. It delays the growth of hair for a long time. After repeated treatments, the hair roots  die. The shaft also falls after sometime and the skin will appear smooth.  the Dermatologists advise this latest technology.

  1. Less ingrown hairs:

You might be aware that the laser destroys the pigment or melanin that is in the hair follicle. So, the follicles become sterile and also disappear. When you undergo this treatment, you can get a 70-90% result. That is , the hair will not grow again in most of the places you have undergone this treatment. When you have ingrown hair on any part of the body, it will look like strawberry or  give abrown-black dot type of appearance. This treatment helps in the same.It not only avoids the growth of hair but also patches and blemishes in that part of the body will also be removed.

  1. Works  well on body and face:

It is safe on all parts of your body i . It is used both by men and women.

  1. Precise and cost-effective:

This treatment seems   to cost a lot unlike the shaving cream or shaving razors. But when you consider long term benefits, then it is very cost-effective. Once you undergo this treatment you need not have to go for razors, shaving or waxing. You should look for laser hair removal in Delhi which is not only cost-effective but are also reliable.

  1. No Scarring- Even Skin Tone:

It is a nuisance to go on doing waxing and shaving which will also cause itching and irritation. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks could be permanent for some people. Hence, it is ideal to go for laser treatment for removing unwanted hair. It is a permanent and positive method that does not have any risk of skin discoloration. With the advancements in technology, the short-term risks post this treatment is also negligible.

Thus, laser treatment for the removal of unwanted hair is very helpful as it provides long-term benefits without any side effects.

How Effective Are the Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

For treatment of unwanted hair, laser hair removal in Delhi is a preferred modality. It is a medical procedure where the concentrated beam of light is applied to remove unwanted hair.

During this process, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (Melanin) in the hair. The light energy emits heat which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin i.e. hair follicles. When you undergo this, it will inhibit or delay the future growth of hair. A single sitting will not give a permanent result. One has to go for multiple sittings. After the assigned number of  sittings, you also need to undertake maintenance treatments. It is more effective on people having light skin with dark hair.But with the advancement in technology, even darker-skin individuals can  go for this treatment safely. Some of the side effects are skin irritation and pigment changes. But it will not cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture.

Laser hair removal in Delhi requires a series of two to six treatments. The interval will vary according to the location. Areas like upper lips, where hair grows quickly, the treatment might be repeated from four to eight weeks. On areas where there is slow growth, it will be every 12 to 16 weeks. Before the treatment starts, you will be asked to wear goggles to protect your eyes. If needed, the assistant will shave the site again. The doctor might also apply a topical anesthetic to your skin so that you don’t feel any discomfort during the treatment.

After the laser hair removal in Delhi, your hair will not fall out immediately but it will  shed over a period of weeks. This might make you feel that there is continuous hair growth. Repeated sittings are required to take care of this issue . It is to be noted that the laser hair removal works well with new hair follicles during its growth stage. The hair removal might take several months or more,depending on hormonal factors as well.

The doctor in charge will monitor your hormonal and health profile simultaneously.

The aim is to permanently reduce the density and thickness of hair to an extent that they are least visible.

What Is the Best Treatment for Treating Melasma on Face?

Melasma is   a common skin problem that appears in several people around the world.  Melasma refers to  grey-brown patches on the face, cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip. Usually, women are more prone to getting melasma than men. This can happen especially during pregnancy. It is ideal to take appropriate melasma treatment in Delhi when you develop brown patches as mentioned above.

Causes:

There might be no specific cause for the melasma to occur. It normally occurs when the colour making cells produce too much colour. People with coloured skin are more prone to melasma rather than people with light skin. The chances of melasma are higher in people having coloured skin because they have more active melanocytes.  Some of the causes of melasma are as follows:

  • Exposure to Sun
  • Hormonal changes
  • Skin Care Products
  • Cosmetics
  • Certain medicines

Treatment:

As seen earlier, Melasma is more common among women. It occurs during pregnancy or when because of birth control pills. It tends to fade away in many cases  after the delivery or when they stop taking birth control pills. Some people might have melasma for years or during their entire lifetime. If it does not fade away or the woman wants to take birth control pills, it is ideal to consult and undergo melasma treatment in Delhi. Some of the commonly used compounds are:

  • Hydroquinone: The most common treatment for melasma  is topical hydroquinone on the skin. Hydroquinone will lighten the skin. There are several creams, lotions, gel or liquids available that contain hydroquinone and you can get it without a prescription.  But when a skin specialist prescribes any cream or lotion, it will have more hydroquinone than what is available in a shop.
  • Tretinoin and corticosteroids: To lighten your skin, the dermatologist will prescribe a second medicine that will contain tretinoin or a corticosteroid. Sometimes a medicine will contain all the three medicines in a single cream i.e. hydroquinone, corticosteroids, and tretinoin. This medicine will be called a triple cream.

Unmonitored use of all of the above creams can have side effects so it is not advisable.

  • Other topical medicines (applied on the skin): To lighten your skin, the doctor  might also prescribe azelaic acid ,kojic acid , arbutin ,licorice,all of which help in lightening the affected area.
  • Another important part of the treatment includes sunscreens.If not used/applied alongside the lightening creams, then results are not as good.

Sunscreens are also important for prevention so as pigmentation does not increase further.

Oral medications might also be given to treat melasma or any underlying disorder contributing to melasma.

Procedures: In case, the medicine that you apply did not give the desired results, you might have to undergo a procedure like chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, laser treatment, or a light-based procedure. But remember such procedures for melasma treatment in Delhi should be done only by  a trained doctor.