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SKIN CONCERNS

ACNE

Acne is a skin concern that causes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, etc., and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne mainly occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells and are most commonly seen among teenagers. It, however, affects people of all ages.

Acne could be categorized between inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. Blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, cysts, papules and nodules exist within these categories. Acne can often be very stubborn and can keep coming back. Because the pimples and bumps heal very slowly, often a new pimple appears by the time the first ones clear out. This can be very frustrating and could cause emotional distress if the condition gets severe, leaving marks and scars.

What causes Acne?

Although acne is caused by the clogging of hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells, there are other factors that can cause or even accelerate the condition. Some such factors are anxiety, stress, menstrual cycle, genetics, using oil-based make-ups, too much humidity, etc. Medications such as certain birth control pills or corticosteroids could also increase acne. A poor diet accompanying any of these factors could also lead to an increase in acne.

How to treat acne?

Making significant changes to your lifestyle, can reduce and even prevent a lot of skin conditions. One major habit or change that people can inculcate is to fight the urge to pick on the pimple. Squeezing or popping pimples can almost always make them worse, and they could just end up staying longer. Exfoliating your skin and cleaning it properly is also important in ensuring that your pores remain clean.

While some simple home remedies can help deal with mild acne, for severe acne, you should consult an expert who will be able to properly guide you and prescribe appropriate treatment options for your skin condition.

Some of the treatment options for acne are:

  • Oral medications could be something that your clinician might recommend for your particular condition.
  • Cortisone injections to flatten the pimples and cysts could also be an option that the clinician might suggest.
  • Chemical peels work to clean and exfoliate the surface of the skin, making it more even, lighter and fresh.
  • Laser treatment could also be used in some cases, for more targeted treatment of the acne.
  • Microdermabrasion treatment which helps in deeply exfoliating the skin layer and encourages new collagen production could help make skin look younger and reduce the acne due to the healthier new cell formation.

Almost all cases of acne can be treated effectively with one or a combination of treatments and other lifestyle and dietary changes. Our experts can help treat acne, prevent new breakouts and reduce your chance of developing scars. To understand in-depth about your particular skin’s condition and concerns and the many different treatment options at PHI Clinic, please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the acne treatments.

Acne scars

Pimples, blackheads, disgusting pus-filled acne breakouts are so frustrating but what’s more upsetting is the marks that they leave behind. Even though there are treatments available to get rid of the acne scars, you cannot really start those treatments until all your acne is cleared. Acne scars, like acne, are very stubborn and each person’s treatment requirement is different depending on the area of scarring, the intensity of scarring, size of scarring, etc.


What do acne scars look like?

Acne could leave behind reddish or brownish marks which usually slowly fade away. These blemishes and scars usually always appear if you try to remove a pimple or squeeze it. Acne scars could mainly fall in two categories:

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars appear when there is a loss of tissue, causing small holes in the skin or deep, angled depressions that are round or oval.

Keloid scarring: Keloid scarring, also known as hypertrophic scarring, causes bumps on the skin surface as a result of raised tissue appearing on the skin due to over-production of collagen when the acne is healing.

Depending on the type and severity of your acne scars, our experts will suggest a treatment plan that will work best for your skin type.

Different acne scar treatments:

We, at PHI Clinic, offer a range of treatment options right from surgical procedures for deep scarring to non-invasive, non-surgical procedures for mild to moderate scarring. We offer these treatments along with proper dietary and lifestyle plans or suggestions that will help clients enjoy the benefits of these treatments for longer stretches of time.

Some of the treatment options that we offer are:

  • Chemical peels are often used to remove mild scarring by exfoliating the skin surface and rejuvenating it to make it look more even and younger.
  • Microdermabrasion could also be a treatment option for those whose acne scarring needs range from mild to moderate.
  • Laser resurfacing could be an option for those with severe scarring where the damaged top layer of skin is completely removed, and the middle layer is tightened to make the skin healthier and younger.
  • Micro-needling could be another treatment option that would stimulate the tissue and help heal the scarred skin surface.
  • Fillers are another type of treatment that PHI uses as they help to diminish scarring and helps even out the skin surface and restores volume and fullness in the face.
  • Subcision is another skin treatment that is used to remove the depressed scarring caused by acne with the help of a sharp instrument, either to inject a filler or to stab and severe the fibrous tissue holding down the scar. This helps the skin-pop back up to its original shape, removing acne scars.

To understand in-depth about all the treatment options ranging from non-invasive, non-surgical to surgical options, please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the acne scar removal treatments.

Pigmentation

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 about 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.

Large open pores

People of every age and skin type are concerned about pores but if you have suddenly started noticing large open pores on your face and want to get rid of them, there are ways to make these large open pores less visible. Just having pores is not a problem but the problem appears when these pores start getting bigger.

Pores can get stretched out when they’re clogged with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, or other debris. After a bout of acne, it is possible that your pores have started to appear larger than before. Pores also enlarge when the skin loses collagen due to ageing or even sun damage. Loss of collagen could also happen after menopause. Healthy levels of collagen tighten the pores while the loss of collagen tends to loosen the skin and thus loosen the grip around the pores, making them larger.

Treatment options for large open pores

When it comes to large open pores, there isn’t any open and shut treatment that will make the pores grow smaller. The treatments will, however, help clean out your pores, making them appear smaller and with new collagen production and healthier skin, the pores will tighten up, again giving them the appearance of being smaller.

At PHI Clinic, we believe in taking a holistic approach to skin-care and we will carefully plan with you, with a combination of skin-care routines, dietary plans, medicines, and any invasive or non-invasive treatment plans, as needed. Some of our treatments that can be used individually or could be combined with other treatment options are as follows:

  • Chemical peels help clean the surface of the skin layer, while deeply exfoliating and making the skin appear younger and healthier. This treatment method could be combined with other treatment options like laser treatments, depending on your skin needs
  • Laser resurfacing treatment could also be used for those with a lot of large open clogged pores where the upper layer of skin will be completely removed, and the middle layer will be tightened to make the skin appear healthier and younger.

To understand in-depth about all the treatment options ranging from non-invasive, non-surgical to surgical options, if any, please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments for large open pores.

Dark spots

Signs of ageing might look different in different people; from wrinkles to age spots or even scarring in some cases. But when dark spots start appearing on your skin, it can point to more causes beyond just age. Most commonly, dark spots appear on the face, back of hands, back and shoulders. Dark spots or hyperpigmentation can be caused by acne scars, excessive sun exposure, or even hormonal changes and a number of treatment options are available to deal with these dark spots, depending on the causes and extent of the damage.


What causes dark spots to appear?

Dark spots are not always age-related and there are a number of other things that can cause dark spots to appear on the skin. These dark spots are not painful and are the same texture as the skin however, the intensity of the darkness of the dark spot might vary from person to person, depending on their skin colour.

  1. Sun exposure can cause a lot of damage to the skin and if left unprotected for long periods of time, it can cause sunspots or liver spots to appear.
  2. Skin discolouration can also be caused by certain hormonal changes. Hormones—both oestrogen and progesterone—can increase the level of melanin especially during pregnancy, when hormones could trigger Melasma, a skin condition in which patches of skin turn darker.
  3. Some medicines could also cause dark spots to appear as a side effect.
  4. After some injuries and wounds heal, they leave a mark, a dark spot. Such dark spots might fade over time.
  5. Certain illnesses and diseases can cause dark spots to appear for example in diabetics, or after suffering from a bout of inflammation, dark spots might start appearing on your skin.

Dark spots treatment

Certain creams and procedures can help lighten dark spots or even remove them completely. What treatment option would work for you, may depend on the cause, the size of the dark spot, and the area of the body where the dark spots have appeared.

We, at PHI Clinic, offer a number of procedures apart from dietary and lifestyle plans. Some of the procedures with us are:

  • Microdermabrasion treatment helps deep exfoliation of the skin surface with the use of a special device to promote new collagen formation.
  • Chemical peels are applied to the skin to exfoliate the skin surface and promote new skin growth.
  • Laser treatment is also an option for those who are looking for a more targeted option where the light targets melanin and breaks up the dark spots.
  • Prescription skin-lightening creams could also be an option for those who don’t mind a lengthy treatment option. These creams work by bleaching the skin and reducing the dark spots over time.

Apart from these aforementioned treatment options, our clinicians will help you understand in-depth about our holistic approach to treating dark spots. Please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments and options.

Baggy Under-eyes

Baggy under-eyes or bags appearing under eyes are a very common sign of ageing. With age, the tissues surrounding the eyes along with some muscles that support eyelids, start to weaken and sag. The fat that usually supports the eyes, can now shift due to loss of skin, into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid retention might also happen in the space below your eyes, adding to the puffiness and swelling.

Apart from age, there are some other factors that might contribute to causing bags under the eyes.

  • Smoking
  • Certain allergies
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Hereditary

Most of the times these bags are harmless and not painful however in the extreme cases that it does get painful, itchy or even reddens, it might be indicative of a deeper, underlying issue.

What are the treatments for baggy under-eyes?

A lot of times, under-eye bags could go down to normalcy with simple home remedies like proper sleep routine, avoiding fluids before going to bed, avoiding salty food before going to bed, quitting smoking, trying to address allergies that cause this puffiness, etc. But with baggy under-eyes that are caused as a result of ageing these remedies alone might not always be sufficient. This is where we, at PHI Clinic, come in to help you deal with those puffy under-eye bags. We offer several holistic treatments approaches some of which are as follows:

  • Laser resurfacing, in which the damaged topmost layer of the skin is completely removed, and the middle layer is tightened as a result of this, to make the skin healthier and younger. This could be a treatment option to opt for, to treat the under-eye bags.
  • Chemical peels, that encourage rejuvenation of the skin by exfoliating the skin surface and to make it look more even and younger, is a treatment option to address under-eye bags.
  • Derma fillers help diminish any unevenness of the skin by smoothening the skin surface. They help in restoring the volume and fullness in the face where the skin tissue has reduced and the skin has sagged, thus tightening the skin and making it appear tauter.

At PHI Clinic, we will help you understand in-depth about all the treatment options ranging from non-invasive, non-surgical to surgical options. Reach out to us for more details and our experts will personally guide you through your treatment options for baggy under-eyes.

Dark circles

The appearance of dark circles under the eyes can be a nightmare for some people and while most of the time it could be about appearance, it is also about looking and being healthy. This is why at PHI Clinic; we approach skin treatment holistically and focus on not just your physical appearance but also on your lifestyle and dietary habits.

Causes of dark circles

The skin around our eyes is extremely thin, bordering on translucent. Therefore the blood vessels under this particular skin area, become more visible if they are under some outside pressure or stress like poor sleeping habits, stress, extreme alcohol consumption, a very high salt intake, dehydration, etc. Once the blood vessels flare up due to any of these causes, they give the appearance of dark circles forming under our eyes.

Dark circles could also be a sign of ageing and most commonly appear in the older population. With ageing, there comes loss of skin tissue and collagen which makes the skin weaker, duller, and more prone to making the blood vessels visible due to the thinning of the skin. In some people, dark circles could also be hereditary and are known as Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. Another cause for dark circles could be allergies or hay fever. Sun exposure leading to Melasma, could also lead to changes in melanin production which could result in the formation of dark circles.

Treatments for dark circles

We offer several treatments for dark circles at our clinic that range from non-invasive or minimally invasive, to invasive, surgical treatments. However, because we focus on a holistic approach to skin-care and health, we start with lifestyle and dietary corrections for our clients. We also recommend home care remedies and products that will help them sustain and maintain the results of the treatments that they take at our clinic. The treatments that we provide for dark circles are as follows:

1. Medicated under-eye peels help exfoliate the skin very rigorously and shed the dead cells while in the process, making way for a healthier, younger-looking, and even skin.

2.PRP (platelet-rich plasma) which is rich with platelets, growth factors, mesenchymal stem cells and cytokines, is injected under eyes. This then helps boost the new collagen production and helps revive elastin and collagen under your skin surface.

3.Micro-needling is a collagen-inducing treatment that reduces dark circles and puffiness

4. Ultrasound or HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound) causes controlled damage of the tissue, making way for new collagen growth, reducing the dark circles and boosting healthier skin.

5. Lasers use heat energy to target the damaged cells and help make way for new collagen formation.

6. Radio Frequency (RF) targets the problem area and helps drain the toxins, reducing pigmentation.

Our experts will help you understand all your treatment options and help you produce a plan for what would be the best approach for your skin type and severity. Contact us today to find out more in-depth.

Freckles

A lot of people find freckles to be cute but then there is a whole other section of the society that wishes they’d never gotten any. So what really are these divisive freckles? Freckles, scientifically known as opheliids, are small brown spots that usually appear on the face and the arms. You could be born with them, the tendency to have them might’ve been passed down to you genetically or you might’ve developed them over time thanks to sun exposure, but they are just small spots that are caused due to hyperpigmentation in those specific areas.

Depending on your skin color, freckles may or may not appear on you. Generally, a lot of people with fair skin and naturally red hair, are seen to have developed freckles either in early childhood or as young adults. These freckles often get darker when exposed to sun rays.

Treatments for freckles

Preventing freckles is much easier in cases in which freckles appear due to external factors like sun exposure. However, treating freckles to fade away is also possible. Depending on your skin type, the type of freckles you have, the number of freckles and the area where they appear, an expert at our clinic will be able to guide you with a plan for fading away those freckles. Some of the treatment options that we, at PHI Clinic offer are:

  • Chemical peels or medicated peels could help in fading away from the freckles by evening-out the skin surface by exfoliating the outer skin layer.
  • Laser treatments could also be offered for some clients for getting help in fading the freckles

Sometimes, freckles are very light and don’t even need any treatment but there is always the risk of them getting darker. So how do you prevent them from getting darker? Yes, you guessed it right. It all boils down to sun exposure. It is crucial that you protect your skin from sun exposure, especially during the summer season. Apply sunscreen generously and frequently to all exposed areas of skin and reapply if you sweat or after you swim. No matter what treatment you choose, it is important to take care of your skin before and after the treatment and be protective of it in order for the treatment to last longer.

It is also crucial to choose a treatment plan wisely, only after proper consultation with an expert. If you are thinking of getting rid of your freckles, contact us and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments and options for getting rid of your freckles.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition in which your face looks like you are blushing, causing redness and visible blood vessels to appear. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. It can often be mistaken for acne or other skin issues, sunburn or even allergies. Rosacea is a chronic condition that is controllable with medications and proper treatments but is considered to be incurable.

How do you identify Rosacea?

Rosacea could be mistaken for acne, natural redness of cheeks (rosy cheeks), or even sunburn but if you keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms, you might be able to tell the difference. Some of the common symptoms of Rosacea are:

  • redness or flushed skin especially in the center of your face
  • broken blood vessels that are very visible under the skin surface
  • rhinophyma or thickening of the skin of the nose
  • swelling and sensitive skin around the center of the face
  • dry or rough skin
  • bumps on eyelids or problem seeing, redness in eyes

What causes Rosacea?

Rosacea could be caused and triggered by a number of different factors and depending on those factors, the treatments and the intensity or frequency of the treatments would vary. Some of the things that might cause Rosacea are:

  • Genetics play a crucial role when it comes to medical conditions and in the case of Rosacea, it is possible that it has been passed down to you through generations
  • Damaged or abnormal facial blood vessels could lead to this condition
  • Mites, more specifically, Demodex folliculorum, are tiny, microscopic insects that live on human skin. They are generally harmless but sometimes, people have a heightened sensitivity to these mites causing redness and flushing
  • H. pylori bacteria, that is found in the gut, is said to raise the amount of digestive hormones and of bradykinin, a small polypeptide. This causes the blood vessels to dilate and redden.

Many times, genetics alone don’t cause Rosacea but when paired with other environmental factors, this condition gets triggered.

Managing Rosacea

Rosacea is an incurable skin condition but can be easily managed with proper diet, treatments and medications. We, at PHI Clinic, are completely aware of the kind of toll such skin conditions could take on one’s health, as well as on mental well-being. We, therefore, offer very specific tailor-made solutions depending on your skin type and needs. Here are a few options that would be a part of your treatment plan to manage Rosacea:

  • Laser and light treatments are an option to help deal with some severe cases of Rosacea
  • Microdermabrasion treatment could also be suggested in order to give the skin a much-needed lift and reduce the thickening of the skin
  • Some antibiotics, prescription medicines and eye medicines could also be suggested

Our experts will help you manage Rosacea with our holistic approach to managing and treating skin conditions. Reach out to us and help us, help you deal with this skin condition.

Excess Facial Hair

A lot of women experience small hair growth on their face but sometimes, there is excessive, coarse hair growth on the face. This can get frustrating, embarrassing and often depressing for many women going through this condition. Many times, however, excessive facial 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 facial hair growth.

What causes excess facial hair?

Ageing is the most common reason for excess facial hair growth, however, that is not always the case and there are a number of other factors that could cause excess facial 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 facial 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 facial hair growth.
  • Menopause could also cause a hormonal imbalance leading to increasing levels of testosterone, followed by excessive facial hair growth.
  • Cushing’s Syndrome could cause excessive facial 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 facial hair growth.

Treatments for excess facial 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 facial 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 facial hair removal.

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