- Oxygen therapy with mesoporation: all our body cells need oxygen to sustain life and vitality of function. oxygen therapy is based on this principle. here the skin is refreshened with an oxygen jet, this delivers concentrated oxygen with pressure on the skin, the penetration is hence enhanced, and the skin cells’ metabolic processes stimulated. the cells remove metabolic products more efficiently with the dead and dull cells from the surface of the skin and hence the skin seems more fresh. its like spraying the skin with a magic elixir of life. this is followed by application of skin brightening solution on the face and helping its movement through the skin to its deeper layers with a mesoporation device. this device helps open channels in the skin through which the absorption of the skin brightening solutions would be enhanced. these solutions, a cocktail of vitamins, micronutrients, amino acids and antioxidants, then work where they are most effective and the end result is a rejuvenated and smooth look with reduction in the fine lines and open pores. this procedure can be repeated every 15days to maintain the effect.
- Restylane vital/mesolis :procedures with longer lasting results are the newer injections that have been introduced. these are the skin booster injections. here the skin is injected with hyaluronic acid, a natural constituent of the skin lost with ageing. hyaluronic acid has a property of binding and holding water in the skin. hence it improves skin hydration giving a glowing complexion by naturally smoothening the skin from within. multiple tiny injections are given in the skin after numbing the skin for 45mins to an hour, reducing the discomfort to a maximum. injections are spaced at 3-4 weeks for three sessions and repeat sessions are needed no earlier than 6 months. so with just 3 sessions brides can sit back and relax, without having to worry about their skin and further visits to the clinic, and they can easily tide over the first 6 months when a lot of social get togethers happen post marriage. keeping in mind the time gap between the sessions it is wise to meet your dermatologist at least 3months if not earlier before the wedding. thought to make that ideal skin care plan its best to meet your dermat at least 6 months before. as post procedure the face can be a little bumpy and red at injection sites with an occasional bruise it is sensible not to place the last session close to the Dday. give a good gap of atleast a week to 10 days there to be on the safer side. treatment can be done for the back of the hands for hydration apart from the face where it is routinely done. some brides get it done also for the upper chest if they have dresses with plunging necklines. these injections for sure boost up your look!
- PRP (platelet rich plasma) or the vampire face lift is a relatively new therapy with the dermatologist. its so called because your own blood is taken and after separation of different constituents, red cells from the plasma, is reinjected into the skin. this plasma is rich in platelets and it contains growth factors which stimulate skin regeneration. as a result skin regains vitality and becomes more smooth and elastic. there is improvement in skin colour and best of all its all natural without any risk of allergic reactions. sessions are repeated at an interval of 4-8 weeks for three sessions. so here too its better if you have enough time in hand before your best day.
- What is chemical peeling ?could you elaborate on the different types of peels ? Chemical peeling is application of a solution/gel on the treatment area for a particular time period. It is an office procedure. It does not require any hospitalization. After properly studying the skin type and its sensitivity, the dermatologist decides on the type of peeling agent and their concentration. The skin is first cleansed . The peeling agent is then applied gently onto the lesion or on the full face till the ‘end point’ is achieved. During or shortly after the procedure, the patient might experience warmth or stinging sensation for a few minutes. the procedure can be repeated after 2- 3 weeks.
History of peels : Cleopatra used sour milk (lactic acid) &French women used fermented wine (tartaric acid) to look fairer.
- Glycolic acid peel : it is an Alpha hydroxy peel .it is derived from sugarcane extract. It is done to remove blemishes and superficial acne scars.also to giv an even skin tone. it is also used as an anti aging peel since it stimulates collagen thus reduces and prevents fine lines & wrinkles.
- Lactic acid peel -AHA from fermented milk
Helps maintain skin pH and also useful in adjusting the pH of formulations
Moisturizes skin as is the skin’s own natural moisturizer
Done in those people who have acne or pigmentation but have a sensitive skin
- Arginine peel
derived from Brown sugar
used to treat dark circles
- Kojic Acid peel
produced by mushrooms of family Aspergillus and Penicillium
Reduces blemishes & pigmentation
- Beta hydroxy peel – salicylic acid peel done for acne ( whiteheads& blackheads) .
- Obagi blue peel – Trichloroacetic acid peel : should be done with extreme caution by a dermatologist.done to reduce pigmentation & fine lines.
- Cosmelan peel – is a whitening peel. to be done by a professional
- Yellow peel : vitamin A peel done for skin lightening and brightening.
- Black peel : excellent for acne which doesn’t respond to conventional medical treatments.
- Nomelanpeel : done to treat increased pigmentation.
Advantages of peel :
- Safe office procedure
- Easy availability
- Easy to use
- Compliments the drug therapy & brings about faster
- therapeutic effect thus reducing the downtime to treatment
- Excellent cosmetic results