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It’s winter-time and you are itchy and feel your skin dry up. Frustrating, right? Often, this dry skin lasts only through winter but sometimes, it could last much longer – almost a lifetime. Dry skin such a common condition causing small fine flakes, cracking, and dry patches and there are so many home remedies and basic care routines that are preventive as well as curative. However, in some extreme cases, dry skin lasts much longer especially among the elderly. In medical terms, extremely dry skin is called Dermatitis.
What are the symptoms of dry skin?
With exposure to extremely hot water, dry weather or even certain chemicals, skin can dry out. Dry skin can also be due to a pre-existing medical condition. But what are the symptoms and how would you know if you have this condition?
- Your skin will feel rough to touch and look dried out
- Fine lines or rashes will appear
- You might experience itching
- Your skin might experience flaking, peeling or even scaling
- You might develop deep cracks that might start to bleed
There could be other symptoms beyond these to indicate dry skin and in case the severity of symptoms in your case increases, you would need to visit a specialist.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin happens mostly during winter months for most people. However, it is possible for this to become a permanent condition or appear during other months due to other disorders or external factors. Some of the things that could cause dry skin apart from winter are:
- It could be a sign of ageing as with age, your body produces lesser oil, making your skin dry
- If you have a history of contact dermatitis or eczema, you could be prone to dry skin
- It could be due to poor bathing habits where you bathe in scalding hot water always or bathe too frequently
- It could be a result of some allergic reaction
- It could be a reaction or a side effect of certain medications you are on
How to treat dry skin?
A popular treatment option that a lot of women opt for, to combat dry skin, is microdermabrasion. In this minimally invasive, surface treatment, microcrystals are used to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. This results in a healthier and brighter looking skin.
Treating dry skin with certain home remedies and self-care regimes is possible when it is not a severe condition. We, at PHI Clinic, believe in approaching skin conditions in a holistic manner. We will, therefore, make sure that you are completely aware of all the different lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as some basic home remedies and topical creams, before opting for a more intense procedure. Depending on the severity of your condition, the reason behind it, and the extent to which you need a solution, we will come up with a plan.
Contact us for guidance from our experts through your options.
There are people who actively go out to get tanned and then there are those who absolutely hate it when they get tanned. And those tan lines don’t even wash away; they are stubborn and it takes a long time for our skin to get back to its natural color. Sun-tan however often means that the tanned exposed part of the skin is already damaged. But when the sun exposure causes so much skin damage that it leads to sunburn, it definitely needs to be treated professionally.
What causes tan/sunburn?
Tanning is basically our body’s way to protect itself from the harmful UV rays. Melanin, which causes the skin to darken or lighten, is released when our skin is exposed to the sun rays. This creates a shield against the harmful rays, protecting the skin, to some extent. In the process of creating the shield, as more melanin is released, your skin gets darker and that’s how you get tanned.
Now, if your skin remains exposed to the sun for too long, it would lead to the skin turning red, burning and even scalding or peeling. This is called as a sunburn. Repeatedly damaging the skin with such exposure and sunburns could lead to other problems like dry skin, rough skin, patchy skin with dark spots or even something more severe like skin cancer – melanoma.
Treatments for tan/sunburn
Prevention, in this case, is definitely a better option and therefore applying sunscreen generously when heading out is a must. However, sometimes that is either not sufficient or not an available option for some. In such cases, there are several treatment options to choose from. At PHI Clinic, we offer treatment plans that are holistic in nature that focus on helping you understand the lifestyle and dietary changes you’d need to sustain the treatment plans, as well as prescribe medications when necessary. Some of the cosmetic procedures that you could be recommended are as follows:
- Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that helps even out the skin tone by exfoliating the dead skin cells and the superficial skin layer. This brightens your skin and makes your skin tone even. This procedure is also called as Skin Polishing.
- Medicated peels make use of the exfoliation method as well, with the help of certain chemical peels, that help in removing the dead skin cells and the top layer, making way for healthier, youthful skin. This procedure can help with pigmentation and helps even out the skin tone.
- Medicated facials will help you rejuvenate your skin with medicated products for your specific skin type. Brightening facials or photo facials (laser facials) could be some of the options that would be used to even out your skin tone.
Depending on the severity of your tan or sunburn, our experts will plan out a treatment method that will best suit your needs.
All those suffering from acne know it well, that these little irritants don’t just limit themselves to the facial area. A lot of people suffering from acne find that they also often develop back acne. Back acne is usually indicative of your acne being very severe. Back acne, also called “bacne”, can seem very unsightly and could cause serious self-confidence issues but there are several ways of dealing with this skin condition.
What causes back acne?
Before we dive into the treatment options, let’s take a look at what causes these pesky little irritants. Acne is generally a result of clogged pores due to oil, dirt or other debris. Back acne specifically is also at its core, just that – a bunch of clogged pores. However, when these clogged pores start swelling up to make a place for the build-up, or pus, we start to notice reddish, inflamed lesions on our back.
Some of the reasons that could be contributing to your back acne could be as follows:
- A lot of times, genetics plays a very crucial role in how your body reacts. So if your parents have the tendency to facial, or back acne, it is very likely that you will also experience this.
- Lack of proper skin care, including a non-skin-friendly body wash, could trigger back acne. It is therefore very important to maintain proper skin hygiene in order to keep back acne at bay.
- Hormonal imbalance, especially during menstruation, pregnancy or when you hit puberty, could also be a major factor that would trigger back acne
- Acne breakouts could also be a result of an allergic reaction to either environmental factors or to certain skin products that you use.
- Often, after exercising, we tend to get lazy or too tired to quickly jump in the shower. This allows the bacteria and sweat to interact, and that could lead to acne breakouts.
Treatments for back acne
Back acne, like facial acne, could clear up by itself in a matter of a few days. However, unless you make substantial changes to your routines, habits and diet, they could keep coming back. These changes alone are sometimes not sufficient for some and they need a little extra help in the form of medications or other treatments to get rid of the back acne due to its severity.
Some of the treatments in case of severe back acne that an expert might suggest are:
- Topical or oral medications, or a combination of both, could be suggested to you, depending on the cause, severity and spread of the back acne
- Laser therapy
- Chemical peel
We, at PHI Clinic, offer a range of different treatment options to treat back acne. However, all our treatment plans are holistic in nature; meaning, not only do we offer treatments, but we also help you shape a robust diet plan and suggest oral medications or creams if needed. Contact us, and our experts will walk you through your options.
Pigmentation is a skin condition in which you will start noticing brown patches or spots appearing on your skin surface. This skin condition is often also known as hyper-pigmentation, which occurs due to an increase in melanin production or an increase in the number of pigment-producing cells in the skin.
What causes pigmentation?
Skin pigmentation can be caused by several different factors ranging from environmental factors to disorders. No matter the reason, skin pigmentation, in the case it is bothering you, there are treatment options available to take care of it, in order to make the skin more even. Some of the most common causes of pigmentation are as follows:
Sun exposure is the number one enemy of our skin and if our skin is left unprotected for long periods of time, sun exposure can do a lot of damage including pigmentation
Melasma, the most common form of pigmentation, is often triggered by sun exposure but is majorly caused by hormonal imbalance due to pregnancy, hormonal medication e.g. the contraceptive pill and medical conditions.
After a bout of acne or eczema, often it is possible that the skin will undergo pigmentation
Some birthmarks are in the form of pigmentation and could exist anywhere on the body, especially face, neck, shoulders, hands, or back.
Some skin disorders like Vitiligo, where the body’s immune system attacks the pigment cells leading to loss of pigments or severe medical conditions like Addison’s disease or hemochromatosis, could also lead to hyperpigmentation.
What are the treatments for pigmentation?
Avoiding direct sun exposure and taking care of the skin properly are the two important factors to consider both – before, and after the treatments, as they will determine the success of the treatments. We, at PHI Clinic, offer a range of treatment options when it comes to pigmentation. At the same time, we believe in a holistic approach to treatment and therefore, along with non-invasive to minimally invasive treatment options and even surgical options, we always look at the basics and work on lifestyle, dietary changes as well as prescribe topical medications to overcome this skin condition.
Some of the treatment options that we offer are as follows:
Chemical peels help rejuvenate the skin surface by exfoliating the outer skin layer, making it even and removing any skin pigmentations or blemishes
Microdermabrasion could also work for some forms of skin pigmentations
Laser resurfacing could be an option for those with severe pigmentation wherein the top layer of the skin is completely removed, and the middle layer is tightened to make the skin healthier and younger.
For an in-depth understanding about all the non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options as well as surgical options that we offer, please contact us. Our experts will personally guide you through the treatments for pigmentation.
Have you started noticing long stripes, or lines-shaped scars forming on your body? These off-color marks could be striae; more commonly known as stretch marks. Although stretch marks are more common in women, especially during pregnancy, anyone can develop these marks that are caused due to quick expansion or contraction of our body.
What causes stretch marks?
During pregnancy or sudden growth spurts at puberty, our body suddenly starts to grow. This gives a shock to the collagen and elastin, breaking it down as it tries to accommodate this sudden change in the body structure. When the skin starts healing from this shock, it could form these stripy, long lines if it doesn’t have sufficient collagen to support the growth.
Some factors that cause stretch marks to appear are:
- Quick weight gain during pregnancy or quick weight loss after pregnancy can stretch out the skin, causing the collagen breakdown, leading to stretch marks
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss could also have a similar reaction, like during pregnancy, and would cause stretch marks to appear
- Growth spurts during puberty are often a reason for stretch marks to appear on the skin surface
- High steroid production due to Cushing’s syndrome or due to high steroid consumption through medications or for bodybuilding, could lead to sudden growth followed by stretch marks
- Genetic diseases like Marfan syndrome cause decreased elasticity in the skin, leading to the formation of those stretch marks
- The hereditary tendency for stretch marks passed down through your family, could mean that you could develop stretch marks as well.
Stretch marks are very common on the abdominal area but could also appear on other body parts including breast, hips, buttocks, flanks and thighs.
Treatment options for stretch marks
While a lot of times these stretch marks might fade away over time, sometimes, they are just very stubborn and even though they don’t pose any risk, those who want to get rid of them, can, through a range of different treatment options. We, at PHI Clinic, offer treatment plans that are holistic in nature; meaning, not only do we offer clinical treatments, but we also help you understand the lifestyle and dietary changes you’d need to sustain the treatment plans. We also prescribe oral medications or topical creams if needed.
Some of the procedures that could prove useful in getting rid of stretch marks are as follows:
- Medicated peels are minimally invasive but help in exfoliating the top layer of the skin, making way for a clearer, healthier skin
- Microdermabrasion also uses exfoliation, but with a hand-held device, remove the superficial layer of the dead skin.
- Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser to get rid of scars.
- Medication – either oral or in the form of creams, could be prescribed either as stand-alone treatments or in conjunction with any of the other procedures, depending on the severity of your issues.
Contact us, and our experts will walk you through your options.
Skin discoloration is something that some makeup could even hide, but skin tags, warts or moles are often such out-growths on the skin surface that make-up cannot take care of and additionally, even when they are flat on the surface, they have an ingrowth under the skin surface, which you’ll want to get rid of.
Skin tags are small pieces of skin that hang out from a tiny stem-like skin portion and occur mostly on the creases and folds of the body like armpits, neck and other body folds. Warts are also small growths, albeit non-cancerous, caused due to viruses from the HPV (human papillomavirus) family. The outer layer of the skin becomes hard and thick and they could mostly be found on hands and feet. Moles, unlike warts, are skin growths that are caused by pigment-producing cells and could also have hair growing out of them. They are usually brown in color but could also be blue, black, or skin-colored. Although usually, moles are harmless, they could be a sign of a more serious, underlying issue.
What causes skin tags, warts, and moles?
Skin tags are usually found in creases and folds which has led experts to believe that friction could be a cause of these pesky irritants. However, the exact cause of skin tags is still not clear. They are also believed to appear in people who have a family history of developing skin tags. They also sometimes seem to appear in people with diabetes, linking higher insulin circulation to the formation of skin tags.
Warts, as mentioned before, are caused by the HPV virus and are highly contagious. However, not everyone who comes in contact with HPV develops wart. In case you have any bites or cuts on you, the virus can settle there much easily which is why people who bite fingernails and surrounding skin, have eczema or have other skin conditions that could cause scratching and injuries, are more susceptible to warts. Warts mainly appear in people with a weak immune system, which is how kids are more prone to getting them than adults. In adults as well, people whose immunity system is weakened by medications could develop warts.
Moles are formed due to the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes but the exact cause is still not known. It is believed that a combination of genes and sun damage, leads to the formation of moles. Moles often appear during puberty or pregnancy when the body undergoes hormonal changes and could also be caused and darkened by sun exposure.
Treatment for skin tags, warts, moles
The treatment for skin tags, warts, and moles might vary slightly, depending on what you have and how severe it is.
- For skin tags, a lot of times, procedures like cosmetic surgical excision, cryosurgery, cutting off the skin tag with scissors or scalpel or even electrosurgery could be used
- For getting rid of warts, cosmetic surgical excision or laser skin resurfacing are the procedure options that could be used
- Moles could be removed using medicated peels, cosmetic surgical excision, or laser skin resurfacing.
At PHI Clinic, we approach skin-care with a holistic approach and will ensure that a treatment plan with proper medications and dietary structure is included, if needed, along with the procedure. What procedure to get, would depend on your consultation with our experts, who will guide you through the process step-by-step.
Excess Body Hair
Each individual experiences hair growth on their body but sometimes, there is excessive, coarse hair growth. This can get frustrating, embarrassing and often depressing for many. Many times, however, excessive body hair could also be part of the natural ageing process wherein your oestrogen level starts to decline, altering the balance of oestrogens and testosterone in your body. With your body producing less oestrogens and thus increasing the levels of testosterone in your body, you would then end up with excessive hair growth.
What causes excess body hair?
Ageing is the most common reason for excess body hair growth, however, that is not always the case and there are a number of other factors that could cause excess body hair growth.
- Hirsutism is a condition in which excessive hair growth often appears suddenly in places where normal men would have hair growth. This could be a genetic condition but could also get triggered due to certain medications.
- Higher production of testosterone in women could lead to excessive hair growth.
- Certain hormonal changes, specifically the hormonal imbalance caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common condition among pre-menopausal women, which causes cysts to grow around the edge of the ovaries, could lead to excessive hair growth.
- Menopause could also cause a hormonal imbalance leading to increasing levels of testosterone, followed by excessive body hair growth.
- Cushing’s Syndrome could cause excessive body hair growth among women. This is caused because the body affected by this syndrome, is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a prolonged period. This could happen if your body produces cortisol in excess or if you take corticosteroids over a long period of time.
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a hereditary condition which affects the adrenal glands that produce the sex hormones. This could lead to an imbalance that would lead to excess body hair.
Treatments for excess body hair
We, at PHI Clinic, believe in approaching all skin conditions holistically and therefore will help you make a plan that involves dietary and lifestyle changes, as well medications or treatments options as needed for your condition. Some of the treatment options for excess facial hair growth are:
- Laser hair removal, a targeted treatment that uses lasers to remove unwanted hair could be opted for to remove excess facial hair. This treatment can be used for reducing unwanted hair in clients with medical conditions or otherwise.
- Medication that will help balance your hormones so that you don’t have any unwanted body hair growth could also be suggested.
Reach out to us to understand what treatment plan would work best for your condition. Depending on the severity, cause, and your desire, our experts will personally guide you through the treatments for excess body hair removal.
Having a healthy amount of fat shouldn’t be discouraged. However, like anything in excess is bad, so is excessive fat. Not only does it damage one’s self-esteem, but it is also very unhealthy and could lead to other severe health conditions.
What causes excessive fat deposits?
It is common to comment on someone who is excessively fat, as being lazy but this is a very careless comment. It is very important to be sensitive about excessive fat as the causes of it could greatly vary, ranging from genetics to serious chronic medical conditions. Accumulation of excess fat happens when the body is unable to burn the calories at the same level at which they are ingested. The body thus ends up storing these extra calories in the form of fat. Some of the causes of excessive fat deposits are:
- Genetics can have a big impact on your body structure and health. How your body stores and processes calories could depend greatly on your genes.
- Obesity is often hereditary but it is not just limited to shared-genetics but also because of co-habiting and shared eating-habits.
- Unhealthy lifestyle choices like poor eating habits, lack of proper sleep, over-consumption of alcohol, lack of exercise, could all lead to excessive fat accumulation.
- Lack of exercise is sometimes a result of a medical complication like arthritis, which could further lead to excessive fat accumulation
- Certain medical conditions, like lipoedema, which occurs mainly in overweight women, causes excessive fat to accumulate in legs, thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
Treatment for excessive fat
It is important to get rid of the excessive fat on your body. However, just the procedure is never enough and post-procedure care is very important to maintain the effects of the treatment. At PHI Clinic, we approach to skin and health care with a holistic approach and will ensure that a treatment plan with proper medications, dietary structure and lifestyle changes is included, if needed, along with the procedure. Few of the treatment options, ranging from minimally invasive, to invasive, surgical procedures, that you could be looking at, to get rid of excess fat are as follows:
- Injection Lipolysis is a minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure for excess fat reduction. This treatment dissolves and destroys the fat cells in the face, arms and lower abdomen and does so, without requiring surgery.
- HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a targeted, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that could be used on small areas of excessive fat deposits, for example, to get rid of double chin
- Liposuction is an invasive, surgical cosmetic procedure to get rid of excessive fat, permanently, by removing the excessive fat. This procedure also involves body sculpting to a certain extent and helps get rid of excess fat from thighs, buttocks, arms, and tummy.
These procedures, that range from single sitting-procedures to multiple sitting ones, will help you get rid of stubborn excessive fat. Contact us today to find out which procedure would be the best fit for your needs.
Body Shape & Structure
The body you are born with, and the body structure you develop over the years remains with you throughout your lifetime. Sometimes, however, some people want to change how their body looks and feels. With exercise, some people try to change their appearance, while some others want to lose weight and give it some structure. More or less however, your body shape will be determined by the way your bones are structured and the way your fat and skin fall around those bones. With technology and advancement in science however, it is becoming possible to change the way your body is shaped and structured, through certain cosmetic procedures.
When to opt for cosmetic procedures for body shape and structure?
Who needs the cosmetic procedures for body shape and structure, depends on what you are looking for in your body. A few different types of body parts and reasons that people might want to enhance, change or redefine are:
- Your face is often the first thing people notice about you and therefore a lot of people would want to get their face structure just right.
- People who lose a lot of weight end up with a lot of flabby, saggy skin and are the ones who would focus on body reshaping and restructuring.
- Athletic people or models or those in people-facing roles who want a toned body could also be the ones who’d opt for such procedures.
- Some people whose body fat is disproportionately distributed would want to opt for procedures than correct this, making their body structure more uniform.
- A very popular cosmetic procedure is breast augmentation or reduction.
- For people whose medical conditions or accidents have affected or altered their body shape, might want body restructuring and reshaping.
Different cosmetic procedures for body shape and structure
At PHI Clinic, we offer a variety of FDA-approved cosmetic procedures that target body shape and structure that range from minimally invasive to invasive, surgical procedures. We also focus on lifestyle and dietary changes as well as medications as sole solutions or in conjunction with the cosmetic procedures, as part of our holistic cosmetic solutions. Some of our cosmetic procedures for body shape and structure are as follows:
- Breast lift is a procedure that is surgical, yet minimally invasive, to augment breasts and make them firmer, while giving them a new contour aesthetically.
- Fat transfer involves removing excess fat from one area and placing it in another area where it is needed. This procedure is minimally invasive, surgical and usually takes the fat from thighs, buttocks or belly, through liposuction.
- Abdominal Etching, also known as six-pack liposculpture, a procedure meant for already athletic, healthy individuals, uses liposuction equipment to remove excess fat and contour out the abdominal area. Then, through small incisions, permanent removal of fat hiding the muscles is done. This makes your abs look chiseled without going through a rigorous workout.
Other procedures like face contouring, body lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, could also be used individually, or with another procedure, to give you the desired body shape and structure.