While it is a dream for many to have blemish-free skin, we all struggle with some form of pigmentation at some stage in our lives. At times it’s because of hormonal changes, pregnancy, a sequela to acne, or a chronic disease like diabetes, and sometimes it is because of UV radiations or specific medication. Management of pigmentation...View More
Becoming a mother is an overwhelming experience in a woman's life. A woman's body goes through a number of hormonal changes especially during pregnancy. While for most women, the skin begins to glow during the second trimester, some can have skin concerns that require skin specialist consultation. Increase in acne, flaring of pigmentation...View More
Want to get rid of skin problems like acne and pigmentation? Stop worrying and opt for Online Consultation. Recently found the most talked-of topic among peopleThe doctors at Meraki Skin Clinic are highly trained & certfied professionals who completely understand the concerns of people who are seeking help for skin & hair issues...View More
WHAT IS SENSITIVE SKIN?
Skin that tends to rash out easily turns red on going out in the sun, heat, spicy food, etc. is sensitive skin. These skin types tend to sunburn easily rather than tan. Sensitivity can either be localized to specific areas such as cheeks, lips, etc...
Well, first of all book an appointment with your dermatologist! Why ? because the cause for each hair fall is different and so is the treatment. But before we go into that detail, lets understand a few general lifestyle modifications which are helpful in every type of hair fall.View More
Hair fall is a common problem faced by both men and women. It can be very distressing for those suffering from it. It also varies in severity from being mild to moderate to severe. To understand the causes of hair fall, it’s important to first know the biology of hair and the hair cycle.View More
In recent times, we have been in a situation which none of us would have imagined a few weeks back. Our world has changed dramatically and we all are trying our best to cope up with the change. As far as dermatology is concerned, there has not been any reported skin changes DIRECTLY due to the novel coronavirus infection.
But lately many patients have reached out to us with roughness & cuts on their hands & fingers during this time. So, we decided to throw some light on whether or not COVID 19 can cause any kind of changes in the skin.
Waxing, shaving & threading are beautiful scary words! Beautiful because once you have taken a session of these at your favorite salon you add to your beauty quotient & scary because these methods of getting rid of unwanted body hair are painful, also you have to go through this painful experience once every 15-20 days. Well, there are still many people who prefer these old barbaric ways over latest & safe technologies to look and feel more polished but only because they are still unaware about the science behind laser hair reduction.
Acne also called as pimples/zits, is an inflammatory condition of the oil glands of the skin. The oil (sebaceous) glands get blocked due to excessive oil and keratin plug formation. These glands get infected by the bacteria called as P. Acnes, which releases chemical substances and causes state of inflammation locally giving rise to redness of the skin and pustule formation. These glands get infected by the bacteria called as P. Acnes, which releases chemical substances and causes state of inflammation locally giving rise to redness of the skin...
I guess this is not just a saying but the actual truth, though as a dermatologist I would like to make a correction to this saying by adding that the undereye area tell more than words could ever say.Many a times I have come across patients who are genuinely happy, not sleep deprived at all & certainly not on any drugs but still their undereye pigmentation or puffiness makes them look sad & depressed & chronically sleep deprived.
In recent times we have witnessed a rise in fungal infection (ringworm) cases in India, and the resistance it has developed to common antifungals is something to worry about! Well today I am not going to talk about the various medications that we prescribe to treat it but certain important lifestyle modifications that can prevent fungal infection of the skin.