|Posted by DrSachith's Skin clinic on September 5, 2016 at 1:05 AM|
Microneedling is a breakthrough device to induce collagen inside the skin and improve the appearance of scars. Microneedling devices have given us an option other than dermabrasion and lasers to reduce acne scars. Side effects are also negligible after using these dermarollers.
Acne scars are usually the aftereffect of adolescent pimples which has leave numerous pits and scars on the face and neck. These acne scars tend to cause significant psychological and also mental distress to the patients. Treatment with lasers tend to burn a significant part ofthe epidermis and may lead to pigmentary changes whereas other gentle techniques may not give satisfactory results. Microneedling devices offer a safe alternative for acne scars.
First the patient is counselled and after this a local anesthetic creams is applied all over the face and the patient is asked to wait for 1 to 1 and half hours for proper anesthetic effect to take place.
After an hour and half, the patient is put on the operation table. Consent is taken after which the anesthetic is wiped off using a sterile cotton. The face is sterilised with iodine solution. Absolute sterility is imperative during this procedure. Next the dermotologist takes a sterile dermaroller device whose length varies from .1mm to 2 mm. Multiple rolls are made from each corner of the face using gentle pressure on the microneedling device. C. After the procedure an icepack is applied to the face and washed off.After the procedure, mupirocin cream is applied for 5 days. Also,Sunscreen use is mandatory after microneedling. Follow ups are done every month and the process is repeated atleast 7 to 10 times. Platelet rich plasma can also be injected into the skin along with the microneedling procedure. Yet another device that can be used is the dermapen where the length of the needles can be varied from .1mm to 2 mm. In this procedure, there is an almost one thousand fold increase in collagen deposition. Several studies have shown how microneedling can be a safe alternative treatment to laser resurfacing.
|Posted by DrSachith's Skin clinic on August 5, 2016 at 9:15 AM|
Chemical peels are today the most popular dermatology procedure worldwide. The common peels used today are glycolic acid, lactic acid and tricloracetic acid.
At Cosmodermacare we perform a unique peel called ultrapeel , which is a combination of glycolic,lactic acid and TCA peels in different strengths and consistencies.The peels will be tailor made for each type of skin. As always safety is the first priority, hence the first peel will be a mild peel followed gradually by stronger peels. Some people experience adverse reactions and then the peels will be modified and diluted to suit this type of skin .Most of the patients do not have any untoward side effects and the results are satisfactory.
Ultrapeels are ideal for tanned skin, lichen planus pigmentosus, melasma and acne pigmentation . A series of atleaset 10 peels will be necessary to see good results. At Cosmodermacare we have performed over more than 10000 peel procedures over the course of around 20 years.