A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the face, neck or hand skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. A peel session is usually done at an interval of 2 to 3 weeks and around 4 - 6 sessions of peel to see the desired results.
At Sharda's Skin and Hair Clinic, we use the following types of peels:
1. Glycolic Peel
2. TCA Peel
3. Salicylic peel
The Dermaroller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply. It is used for treatment of acne scars.
While doing the procedure, a local anaesthetic cream is applied on the face for 45 mins following which the dermaroller is moved on the skin. It causes pin point flow of blood resulting in redness and mild swelling of the face which lasts for 12 to 24 hours.
The session is repeated every month and depending on the nature of acne scars, 4 to 8 sessions are required for optimum results.
Treatment of excessive sweating of the hands and feet with iontophoresis has been practiced since the 1940s. It is particularly useful for people who've tried prescription or clinical strength antiperspirants, but find that they need a stronger treatment. For people with hyperhidrosis of the hands and/or feet, iontophoresis treatments typically result in dramatically decreased sweating with a very high success rate-over 80%, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Iontophoresis uses water to conduct a mild electrical current through the skin's surface. The electric current and mineral particles in the water act together to microscopically thicken the outer layer of the skin, thereby blocking the flow of sweat to the skin's surface. Once this sweat output is blocked or interrupted, sweat production in the treated areas stops. Iontophoresis has no significant or serious side effects and the drying results do not decrease in effectiveness with long-term use.
Mesotherapy is a baldness treatment alternative that allows both men and women with hair regrowth. It can also delay male pattern baldness. Using a specialized cocktail, your scalp is essentially given a vitamin boost which can improve the blood circulation in this area. Better circulation allows your hair follicles to be better nourished...all of which can improve hair re-growth. With mesotherapy, treatment for hair loss will be done via injection gun. This helps to make mesotherapy treatment for hair loss faster as well as potentially less painful. As many as 10 to 12 sessions of mesotherapy treatment are required for hair loss over a period of four to six months before you see significant results. A session is repeated at an interval of 1 to 2 weeks.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma therapy. It is new modality of hair loss treatment, firstly brought forward by Dr. Greco in USA. In this therapy, patient's own blood is taken and processed in the clinic to prepare a layer of plasma, rich in platelets and different growth factors. It is then injected into the scalp with the help of a mesogun. The patient is advised to wash the hair next day. The procedure takes 1 hour in total.
PRP seems to work better in patients with diffuse hair thinning caused by any cause including alopecia androgenetica (common baldness). It is not that much effective in patients with complete baldness and scarring alopecia. It can be used in conjunction with minoxidil, finasteride & hair replacement surgery (hair transplant).
It is a biological therapy. Prepared plasma contains platelets which are numerous than in normal blood. It has different growth factors especially PDGF and VEGF. Both these factors have significant positive effects on hair growth. PRP may actually wake up dormant stem cells in the follicles giving new hair growth. So this therapy gives strength to the existing hair, reduce hair fall and likely to increase the actual number of hair by stimulating the stem cells.
Narrow Band Ultra Violet B (NBUVB) Phototherapy involves standing inside a closed cubicle lined with ultraviolet lights. It emits a specific wavelength of 311nm. At the start of the treatment, sessions may be brief but will gradually increase in time. The sessions last from 1 min to 5 mins depending on the dose given. It is gold standard of treatment for extensive psoriasis and vitiligo. The treatment has to be taken 2 to 3 times a week at an interval of 2 to 3 days. Psoriasis takes approximately 25 to 30 sessions while vitiligo takes nearly 100 sessions for optimum results. It is a completely safe and side effect free form of therapy.
Radiofrequency is a form of electrosurgery. Electrosurgery has been used in medicine since the inception of electricity. It has been used in one or another form to treat human tissues surgically. Radiofrequnecy is used for treatment of warts, moles, skin tags, etc. It is a practically painless procedure.
Microdermabrasion is a very popular, machine-assisted skin-exfoliating treatment. Microdermabrasion has advantages of low risk and rapid recovery compared to the other more invasive resurfacing methods. Since microdermabrasion produces only a very superficial depth of skin removal, it works best on improving conditions on the surface of the skin such as early photoaging (sun damage), fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, acne, and superficial scarring. Although the face is the most common area for microdermabrasion, any skin area, including neck, chest, back, and hands, may be treated.
At Sharda's Skin and Hair Clinic, we do microdermabrasion with both the aluminium oxide crystals as well as with the diamond tip (also known as diamond peel)