Dermatology

MICRONEEDLING : WITH DERMAROLLER

Hi guys,

Today I talk about dermaroller and its uses in cosmetic dermatology.
Dermaroller is essentially a simple mocroneedling devie that is used in improving acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and also facial rejuvenation.

How does it look?

A standard device has a handle mounted with a cylindrical roller studded with fine microneedles of varied length (0.5mm – 2.00mm) arragnged in rows. This is a hand held device.

How does it work?

When performing treatment, the roller is glided over the skin. This rolling movement causes the needles to pierce the stratum corneum leading to release of growth factors which stimulate formation of new collagen, elastin and capillaries.

What happens before procedure?

A topical anesthetic is applied on the treatment area for upto an hour. The area is then cleaned and the roller is moved over the skin about 10-20 times in vertical, horizontal and oblique directions. Pin point bleeding is usually the end point of the procedure and can be easily controlled.

What to expect after procedure?

There is redness on the treated area for about 24-48 hours after procedure follwed by pin point scabs that usually fall on in 3-4 days time.
During this time strict sun protection and hydration is very important.
How many sessions are needed?
Usually 4-6 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart are required.

Is it safe?

Yes

Are there any complications?

There are mostly NO complications if post procedure care has been taken as suggested by the treating doctor.

I have effectively used dermaroller in my practice. This definitely gives good visible results and is a very cost effective treatment for scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

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Dermatology

Worried about Hairfall??

Hi guys,

It’s been a while since I posted anything. Figured talking about a common issue that most of us face would be a good idea to start again.

Men and women of all ages suffer from hair loss caused by several reasons. A great combination of treatments for all types of hair loss is the combination of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments and LLLT (low-level laser therapy).

PRP is an effective non-surgical treatment for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions like alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. In PRP, a person’s own blood platelets are used to enhance hair growth. PRP helps to increase the amount and quality of blood supply received by the hair follicles and with the presence of cell stimulating factors promotes follicular growth

LLLT helps by emitting pulses of laser light energy to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and improve blood circulation in the area, encouraging hair growth once again. The patient can sit comfortably under the lasers as it gently delivers the phototherapy to the scalp.There is no pain or discomfort from the therapy. The usual treatments can be done 2-3 times per week.

Both of these treatments address hair loss effectively and also complement each other. Thus combining PRP with LLLT enhances the effectivity and provides much better results as opposed to when either of the treatment is done alone.

Do share your views/comments/queries.

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Dermatology

INJECTABLES – DO’S & DON’T

Hi

Moving on from the common active substances used in skin care to the commonly done aesthetic procedure – Injectables!

It has become a common practice to use various injections for the purpose of skin rejuvenation, anti aging, reshaping, etc. Here is a list of things that you must take care when getting such treatments.

Happy Reading 😊

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