Month: February 2016

  • 27 Feb 2016
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Real-Time In-Vivo Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy

The gold standard for diagnosis in dermatology is histopathologic examination of tissue. Although cutaneous biopsies are associated with a relatively low morbidity, there is always a risk for infection, bleeding, and scarring. Biopsies also destroy the site of interest and the dynamic changes over time cannot be observed. Moreover, it consumes time! The search to …

  • 27 Feb 2016
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Review Of Topical Lightening Agents

Introduction Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an increase in melanin content in the skin. It  can  be  localised  i.e.  limited  to  a  certain  area or it can be diffuse i.e. occurring all over the body. Localised form of hyperpigmentation can happen as a result of injury or inflammation from conditions such as Acne, contact dermatitis, …

Procedures for Rejuvenation of Eyes: The Aesthetic Centre of Face

Periorbital anatomy: The skin around the eyes is thinnest in the body with minimal subcutaneous fat. A thorough knowledge of anatomy is required for performing procedures on this sensitive area so as to avoid complications. Causes of dark circles: There are several factors:- a.Heredity : Dark circles are inherited trait.The skin around the eyes is …

  • 27 Feb 2016
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Fight Against Abuse Of Topical Steroid In India

India with population of 1.25 billon people are passing through a transitional phase of desemination of knowledge and service in the field of health care facilities. In this article I only try to draw your attention on a very important issue related to our specialty i.e. Topical Cortico-Steroid misuse. Abuse of topical steroids has increased …

  • 27 Feb 2016
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Fairness – Newer Approach

Introduction Skin Lightening has a controversial background, ideas equating skin lightness with desirability, beauty and even class. The marketing of skin lightening products is wide spread, as is their use worldwide. This is a billion dollar industry once with a lot of critics. As a health professional I see my role as encouraging & supporting …

PUMPKIN : THE INGRRDIENT OF THE SEASON

Plant materials with antioxidant and skin anti-aging properties have been widely used in cosmetic products for many years. Pumpkin is one of the underutilized crops which belong to family Cucurbitaceae. Archeological evidence from the seeds, rinds, and peduncles (stalks) of gourds show that Native Americans were cultivating cucurbits at least 8,000 years ago. Botanically, the …