Q: How do I get rid of Acne?
A: You may be advised to take topical medicines, but if these won’t work, your doctor may require you to go through a series of treatments to prevent your pimples from coming back. Understand that acne is not curable but it can definitely be prevented. Never self medicate, as this will only aggravate your pimples and will leave infections and deep scars.
Q: How can my scars be removed?
A: There are different Skin Renewal Procedures that are used for scars and dark spots removal. Each procedure is specially designed to correct specific skin problems. Before undergoing any peeling procedure, make sure that you consult your doctor first.
Q: Why do we get wrinkles?
A: Wrinkles are signs of aging. Too much sun exposure may contribute to photo-aging. Other factors that cause wrinkles are air pollution and sudden weight loss. Wrinkles and Fine lines are inevitable, but there are ways of temporarily diminishing it by means of Botox, Restylane and Perlane, which targets specific areas on the face.
Q: What are warts and how do they develop?
A: Warts are non-cancerous skin-growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin or mucous membranes. Flat warts are smaller and smoother than other warts. They tend to grow in great numbers - 20 to 100 at one time. Warts occur more easily if the skin has been damaged in some way. Some people are just more prone to contract warts than others. Weak immune system, lack of adequate rest, poor nutrition, increased stress and close living conditions also contribute to catching the wart virus. Mostly, warts are passed from person to person.
Q: Do warts need to be treated?
A: Warts often disappear without treatment over a period of several months to years. However, since warts can pass from one person to another or multiply on other areas of the body, it is advisable for most people to undergo wart treatments, especially if the warts are bothersome or painful.
Q: What causes hair loss?
A: A number of factors can cause hair loss, factors like hormonal imbalance or stress due to temporary illness, medicines such as blood thinners, and fungal infection on the scalp. Hair loss may also occur as part of an underlying disease like lupus or diabetes. Improper hair care is also a factor, as well as hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents. It can cause inflammation of hair follicle, which results in scarring and hair loss.
Q: What can a Facial Treatment do for me?
A: Regular facial treatments improve skin’s circulation, hydration, tone and clarity, leaving your skin clean, fresh and relaxed.
Q: How often should I undergo Facial Treatments?
A: It is advisable that you undergo facial treatment at least once a month for maintenance, but your doctor may require you more depending on your skin’s needs.
Q: How is Cosmetic Surgery different from Plastic Surgery?
A: While Plastic Surgery is dedicated to facial and body defects reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery focuses on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. It can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Areas that are treated by Cosmetic Surgery are functional but lack aesthetic appeal.
Q: What is the difference between Mesotherapy and Liposuction?
A: Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes pockets of excess fats from specific areas of the body using suction (vacuum-like devise) that would be inserted inside the body. Mesotherapy on the other hand is a non-invasive procedure best for weight loss, cellulite reduction, face and body neck rejuvenation and hair re-growth. It involves the injection of vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the affected areas.
Q: Why do I get skin allergies?
A: Skin allergies are reactions caused by substances that come in contact with the skin. Contact dermatitis, eczema, and hives are types of skin allergies. Products that often cause skin problems include hair dyes and permanent solutions, metals such as nickel, fragrances in perfumes, preservatives and household products, bath powders and poisonous plants such as poison ivy. The skin’s reaction can be redness and swelling, burning, stinging, itching, or blistering. Most of the reactions caused by skin products occur on the face, hands, and body.
Q: How are allergies treated?
A: There is still no permanent cure for skin allergies. But you can avoid the factors that contribute to it. You can use moisturizing lotion or change to a non-allergic soap and fragrance-free products. Never scratch the affected area, as this will only worsen your allergies. Always seek advice from your dermatologist.
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