Dermatalk – Doctors’ Article

  • 12 Nov 2017
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The Rising Menace of Fungal Infections: Newer Problems and How to Deal with Them

Fungal infections are not unfamiliar to a dermatologist. They, in fact, comprise the bread and butter for us. However, what is new is a multitude of challenges that every Dermatologist these days faces at present: Resistance to topical and systemic antifungals Varied/not-so-classical presentation of lesions due to a number of reasons (mentioned below) Recurrences/relapses despite …

  • 11 Nov 2017
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Non-energy Based Treatments of Acne Scaring: A Review

Introduction: Acne Scars are the troublesome manifestation following acne, causing depression, social outcast, and most importantly cosmetic discomfort. They commonly affect those areas which are rich in pilosebaceous glands like face, back and shoulder. Genetic factors, disease severity and delay in treatment are the main factors influencing scar formation. A British study showed that 1% …

  • 11 Nov 2017
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Prescribing a Shampoo: Making The Right Choice

Dermatologists are routinely solicited advice by the patients regarding which shampoo to use. With the wide plethora of options available and extensive marketing of individual products, it is essential to know the basic chemistry of a shampoo. The primary ingredients of any shampoo include surfactants, conditioners, thickeners, sequestering agents, pH adjusters and preservatives. Surfactants in …

  • 11 Nov 2017
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Periorbital Rejuvation

Guideline for local anesthesia in use of injectable fillers in perorbital region Historically anesthesia protocol constituted the pre-treatment part of the injecting regimen Recently some physicians have started to combine anesthesia such as lido caine with injectable dermal fillers itself The combined solution of dermal fillers and anesthesia is administer together Nerve Blocks Nerve blocks …

  • 10 Nov 2017
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Cleansers: An Essential Part of My Prescription

There is one thing, without which my prescription is never complete. It’s clensers. Whether it is dermatological disease or cosmetic patient, I never forget to advise him/her regarding appropriate clensers or soaps according to their condition. Why? Most important part of skin care routine. If not advised by dermatologist, patient will end up buying commercial …

  • 9 Nov 2017
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Non-surgical Office Time Face Lift

Aging is a natural process in which wrinkles, loosening of skin and dryness are common symptoms. Skin loses fat to become slack leading to uneven descent and laxity. Skin becomes more fragile due to the thinning of the epidermis. Thus, aging changes the shape, texture, and color of the face. Recently, there has been an increase …