Month: October 2017

Racoon Eyes- A Nightmare!

Periorbital Hyperpigmentation┬á(POH) is one of the most commonly encountered conditions in routine dermatology practice. Pigmentataion around eyes is an identity for animals not for humans! Dark circles under the eyes (DC) are defined as bilateral, round, homogeneous pigment macules on the infraorbital regions. DC are caused by multiple etiologic factors that include dermal melanin deposition, …

Laser Treatment of Acne Scars

Introduction Acne scarring presents a challenging aesthetic problem to the aesthetic practitioner. Acne is defined as a chronic inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous glands. It is experienced by 80% of individuals between the age group of 11-30 years. However the severity, age of onset and duration vary widely. [1] Acne lesions can lead to scarring …

Increasing Rate of Various Pigmentary Disorders

A Retrospective Study Analysis of Data Trend of Erythema DyschromicumPerstans (EDP) Versus Lichen Planus Pigmentosus (LPP) Versus Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) seen At DISHARC (DI Skin Health & Referral Centre) Nepal. Introduction In the recent years, there has been an increase in pigmentary disorders. Among those, hyperpigmentation is also quite common. When a patient visits …

A Smouldering Volcano

Abstract: Keratoacanthoma is a rapidly evolving tumour of the skin, composed of keratinizing squamous cells originating in the pilosebaceous follicle.[1] It can progress very rarely to squamous cell carcinoma. It affects the sun-exposed area in the sixth or seventh decades. In temperate regions, 70% keratoacanthomas are localized on the face while in the subtropics they …

Polypodium Leucotomos

Much of the research that has been done on Polypodium Leucotomos over the past 40+ years has been on its management of skin conditions and its photo-protective properties after it is ingested. Many of these clinical studies have shown extracts of Polypodium Leucotomos to be surprisingly effective at defending skin against damage from the sun …

Practice Pearl

STAFF ATTRITION IS A BIG PROBLEM IN THE COSMETIC BUSINESS. IN FACT GOOD TRAINED STAFF ARE POACHED BY OTHER CLINICS ALL THE TIME HOW TO MANAGE SUCH SITUATION? Ans: Thanks for an excellent question which I am sure many of my colleagues relate to. Staff poaching happens in every business but yes in an organised …