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The Flawless Plan - Hindustan Times

THE
FLAWLESS
PLAN

Good skin never goes out of fashion; We round up some of the most popular laser skin treatments, their price tags and possible drawbacks

Susan Jose

In an ideal word, we would want to be our best selves every single day. However, in reality, what we can do is you make the most of festivities and celebrations. Such occasions give us an excuse to deck
up and rejuvenate from the daily grind. And Valentine’s Day being around and corner is a valid enough pretext to spruce.

According to Dr Viral Desai, cosmetic surgeon, DHI India and CPLSS, these days a visit to the dermal’s clinics is to “reduce signs of ageing, the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and to correct and enhance facial features.”

Also, good skin is on top of priority lists for both men and women. “Men too, want to look good before a party or an important social event. They usually opt for skin polishing and laser facial. The ones who are in their early 40s and are worried about wrinkles go far treatments like botox and fillers,” says Dr Saurabh Shah, dermatologist, Bhatia Hospital.

Dr Rinky Kapoor, cosmetic dermatologist ad dermato-surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, list some of the most wanted treatments:


MICRODERMABRASION

Also called party facial or skin polishing, in this treatment skin is polished with the help of a vacuum-assisted probe and polishing powder of diamond crystals. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to do the face and neck. It can also be done for hands, legs and back. Through the results are short lived. It is ideal for celebrations.
Effects visible in : Two days
Cost.: Rs.2,000 to 5,000 per session

MESOTHERAPY
This therapy is done by injecting bioactive substances just below the skin’s surface to result in skin rejuvenation, tightening, etc. Substances injected range from vitamins to platelet-rich plasma. The popular vampire facial is done by drawing your own blood in a test tube, centrifuging it and injecting the clear transparent serum obtained into the upper layers of the skin using mesotherapy technique. One can experience swelling and redness for up to two to three days.

Effect visible in: Four to five days
Cost: Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 per session

BOTULINUM TOXIN

Commonly known as botox, this is a toxin made from bacteria, and is injected into overactive muscles, so that it relaxes them and reduce lines and wrinkles. It is used for reduction of frown lines, foreheads horizontal lines, crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles, nasal bunny lines and for neck lift as well as smoothening the heavy jawline etc., The effects generally last for about six months.

Effect visible in : Three to Four days
Cost. : Rs. 17,500 onwards per session


FILLERS
In this procedure, hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc., are used to fill out deep frown line, the under eye hollows, cheeks, etc., They can also be used to contour lips, and make them look fuller. They can be used in minor breast augmentation, to give a refined shape to the nose, fill up deep acne scare and hollow cheeks, etc. The results can last up to almost two years.

Effect visible in: Few minutes
Cost: from Rs.25,000 per ml


WORLD OF CAUTION
If you have active skin infections, warts, viral infection, etc., say no to such treatments because they may cause more lesions. Experts unanimously agree that all cosmetic treatments are ‘relatively safe’ when carried out by experienced dermats.

However, be known that at times they may cause side effects, even if the profitability is much less. Especially for those with dry and sensitive skin, the pre and post-care procedures need to be done meticulously and a slight change may interface with the desired results of laser treatment. Understand not only the procedure but also the pre-procedure and post-procedure details and the beforehand.

Also, be honest about your medical history. State all of your skin allergies and specific drug reactions to your dermatologist. Take time to remember and note down all of this and only after a through consultation, opt for a suitable treatment.

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About Doctor

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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