Patient: Dipti, Age: 38
Country: Mumbai, India.
I had pigmentation on my face called melasma, for which I had been seeing a skin specialist for years.After having discussed laser therapy for the pigmentation with my treating doctor, I underwent a session of the same for pigment reduction.Little did I know what I had gone in for.My doctor had just bought the laser and was not well experienced with it. I, as a layperson, also did not know what to enquire about before going in for such procedures.
I landed with dark pigmented burn marks all over my cheeks where the laser had been done. It was burning and stinging and I was devastated after the procedure. I was mad and scarred and was unable to contact my doctor citing his unavailability. I was unable to meet anyone, to see myself in the mirror, and was terrified if I could ever be back to normal again.
It was then that I looked for someone who could help me, with my husband suggesting Dr. Kapoor . I decided to see her,one of the best dermatologists in Mumbai, India, in fact, to be precise, as is visible on the web.
I was told that pigmentation would take time to resolve as it would take time to repair the damage.I was advised appropriate medical treatment alongwith the right products which would suit my skin.I went through sessions of a skin lightening laser which was the best and latest amongst lasers for pigment reduction worldover as told to me by Dr. Kapoor, and she did the sessions for me herself, unlike many other places where it is done by technicians with limited knowledge and skill.The patience and efforts paid off well and I was satisfied with the results , attained over a period of a little more than a year. I have regained most normalcy back into my skin and my life.I vowed to take care of my skin like my baby thereafter, as I now know that PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!!
The skin you are born with is the only skin you have and which is going to stay with you all your life. There are no alternatives and you cannot take a chance with it. You should entrust it in the best hands . A lesson which I learnt the hard and dangerous way is to be very sure of what you are going in for, who is doing it for you, and what are the aftermath management facilities available, and if the doctor is trained enough to perform the procedure on your only skin.