Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Perfect Fifth LA..for that beautiful feeling


You feel good when you look good


Aesthetic medicine is all about feeling and looking great. Like notes that are often out of tune and need care and practice, the ageing face also needs plenty of fine tuning and tender loving care to make the person regain self confidence and that special oomph. I am a great advocate for facial rejuvenation using time tested methods and techniques which help folks regain their lost confidence.Play your scores well and the results can be amazing ,with a few right notes in between.
Perfect Fifth LA..is a very recent innovation  for making facial skin look clearer , younger and brighter.
It is amazing how a correct regime of smooth operator treatment using microcrystal abrasion and lactic acid 10% every 2 weeks can transform a person's facial appearance.
Fantasy becomes reality when the right combination of notes reaches the perfect pitch.



Smooth Operator Travel Kit

The smooth operator mini home spa kit i designed in NYC this January is meant for the busy professional who wants to do some aesthetic improvements in the privacy of one's own room.
I use this kit on myself and others and the results are encouraging,cheap and cost effective.

I have added some changes before I launch it through friends in NYC,London,Sana and Delhi

1. The travel kit contains aluminium oxide microcrystals from Merck GDR, along with a small bottle of olive oil soap from Turkey
2. 10% lactic acid (Germany, Scharlau) roller in a 10ml bottle

The products are very safe and from reliable pharmaceuticals in the EU.

The six month research paid off well and now this mini travel kit is readily available in my office in Sana city.

I have seen some significant improvements in my own skin as well as in clients during this short period.
The skin appears clearer,smoother,younger and finer as a result.

Perfect Fifth LA......for that beautiful feeling

The best news for clients: This is for all SKIN TYPES  from Type 1 to Type 6 Fitzpatrick.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Plastic people,plastic faces



hey soul sister , you have changed :-)


Plastic surgery is such a hot topic almost everywhere these days.
A great deal of attention is spent on improving  facial appearance ,using botox,fillers,radiofrequency and chemical peels, amongst other treatments.
We are always ageing and want to turn back those years at any given opportunity.
Who would not want to turn back the years by several years?
This is an aesthetic crazy generation,including  ageing baby boomers of yester years.
We do not always like the way we look .Nor do we wanna lose face,literally.
Hey soul sister,you got what I mean?.. use "Perfect Fifth LA"...stay cool and beautiful :-)

The aesthetic med industry is growing by leaps and bounds and will soon cross a staggering 43 billion USD in a few years time.


When a cleft child is in trouble

Our Friday the 13th June 2014 miracle cleft baby- who survived an unpleasant hypoxic episode in a poorly maintained local operation room in Sana'a, where there was no preventive maintenance of oxygen cylinders;the only oxygen regulator malfunctioned during surgery and the baby went into a hypoxic state.It took a few anxious moments for us to control the situation using an ambu resuscitation bag along with first line reuscitation drugs.We finally managed to get the only regulator working and the baby did well.
We are thankful this cleft child will smile again.However,all other smile operation room services have been suspended till the owners get their act together and make sure the hospital can handle smile surgeries efficiently in future.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LA and Al OH for patients who want to look good and feel good

As an aesthetic plastic doctor, I often meet folks who want aesthetic medical or surgical treatment because they feel they need to improve their self image. Not that plastic surgery can manufacture human happiness,but there is nothing like a well timed and well executed aesthetic procedure to make a person feel good about himself or herself..

lactic acid 10 % peel after 5days

Lactic acid peel combined with prior microcrystal finger and palm abrasion  helps me look a lot fresher and happier! I perform these procedures on myself once in two weeks and the cumulative effects are well worth the time and effort.
One of the newer innovations is the mini home spa series  where i add a bit of liquid soap to aluminium oxide to abrade the face with my palms;later i do a light 10% lactic acid peel.
The best thing about this? It makes the face skin really glow.
You feel good when you look good.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mini Home Spa Series 3 - lactic acid peels




                     Mini Home Spa Series 3 - lactic acid peels





The idea behind my mini home spa innovation was to formulate a user friendly protocol for step by step treatment of the ageing skin, using microcrystal palm and finger abrasion,some good skin care products from NDV Europe,and several acids peels from the US and Germany.

The first few months were spent trying out various combinations of some well known and safe products, along with NDV skin products.
The regime used in this mini home spa is very user friendly,without any side effects and very little downtime, (of a few hours) since I use only microcrystals along with light superficial acid peels like lactic acid ( 7-10%). 
I also use the 50% lactic acid prep by Perfect Image CA,for more aggressive rejuvenation.
I absolutely love lactic acid preps in various strengths because it is a safe peel to use and has an added advantage of removing pigmented spots.
Lactic Acid has  larger molecules than glycolic acid and so does not penetrate as deeply.The skin irritation is much less than with glycolic acid. This makes it the acid of choice for sensitive and rosacea prone skin (acne related redness).
Lactic acid also has rejuvenating properties, making it a hot item for facial rejuvenation in those with mature skin or prematurely aged/sun damaged skin
It also increases the water content of the epidermis; at concentrations over 5% it acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor (enzyme that initiates melanin production process) and is useful for age spots,sun spots and pigmentation.
Lactic acid is known to plump the skin via hydration ,since it stimulates the biosynthesis of GAGs (gycosaminoglycans).
The precaution one has to take while using this peel is to use sunblock after treatment because the acid makes the skin more sensitive to the rays of the sun. Otherwise,this is a superficial peel with many benefits for the aesthetic client who wants to look good.

I have used both glycolic acid and lactic acid, as well as combinations of lactic,glycolic,salicylic acid on myself and clients with good success. Apart from the initial redness and irritation with glycolic acid 70%,I have not encountered any problems with my skin care regimes using these acids. I reserve TCA 15-30% peels only for very bad cases of acne scarring and some types of moderate/severe wrinkling.
Lactic acid can also be used in summer months,so long as one is careful to take adequate precautions as advised earlier(sun hats,sunblocks).



Strengths available @ my office: Lactic Acid in deionized water, a few drops of rose /green apple aroma oil for a pleasant after feel.

1. 5% mild LA for fine lines and facial rejuvenation

2. 10% LA had an added advantage for pigment treatment,sun and age spots

3. 45% LA for facial rejuvenation and removal of pigment,scar treatment.It is more painful than the milder forms,but generally tolerated by patients.I often use this in combination with a mild shampoo for an aggressive and slightly stingy 2 minute intensive treatment of scalp hyperkeratosis and stubborn dandruff(myself included)with great results.



How to apply Perfect Fifth LA peel:



Using a fine cotton tipped applicator, apply LA all over the face and on pigmented areas, avoiding the eyes. Wash your eyes with cold water several times if LA gets into your eyes. The water will neutralize the acid.
PS. In my latest innovation,i designed the roll-on Perfect Image LA peel for that great feeling;one just has to roll on the LA all over the face,staying away from the eyes.It is being sold in my office and will soon be mass produced.

Allow the acid to remain on your skin for about 1- 1.5 minutes.You will experience some stinging and tingling sensation.

Wash with cold water and dry.

Use sunblock SPF 30 twice a day ,regularly.

You can use this peel every 14 days ,for a few months for good results.

Your skin will look healthier, well hydrated and feel beautiful in a few days time.




Perfect Fifth LA…for that beautiful feeling

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dermnasium VideoTalk 2: Mini Home Spa LA 6 months later..

Six months ago,I designed a simple and innovative facial rejuvenation home care system called Mini Home Spa during my time in Queens, New York.

pic: Smooth Operator -Mini Home Spa was designed in Queens NYC,Jan 2014

The idea behind the mini home spa was to formulate a user friendly protocol for step by step treatment of the ageing skin, using microcrystal palm and finger abrasion,some  good skin care products from NDV Europe,and several acids peels from the US and  well known companies in Germany.

The first few months were spent trying out various combinations of the safe products along with NDV skin products.
The regime used in this mini home spa is very user friendly,without any side effects and very little downtime of a few hours since I use only microcrystals along with light superficial acid peels like lactic acid ( 7-10%). I also us the 50% lactic acid prep by Perfect Image CA.
I absolutely love lactic acid preps in various strengths because it is a safe peel to use and has an added advantage of removing pigmented spots.
Lactic Acid* is a larger molecule than glycolic acid and so does not penetrate as deeply.The skin irritation is much less than glycolic acid. This makes it the acid of choice for sensitive and rosacea prone skin(acne related redness).
Lactic acid also has rejuvenating properties,making it a hot item for facial rejuvenation in those with mature skin or prematurely aged/sun  damaged skin
It also increases the water content of the epidermis;at concentrations over 5% it acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor (enzyme that initiates melanin production process) and is useful for age spots,sun spots and pigmentation.
Lactic acid  is known to plump the skin via hydration ,since it stimulates the biosynthesis of GAGs (gycosaminoglycans).
The precaution one has to take while using this peel is to use sunblock after treatment because the acid makes the skin more sensitive to the rays of the sun.Otherwise,this is a superficial peel with many benefits for the aesthetic client who wants to look good.
I have used both glycolic acid and lactic acid, as well as combinations of lactic,glycolic,salicylic acid on myself and clients with good success. Apart from the initial redness and irritation with glycolic acid 70%,I have not encountered any problems with my skin care regimes using these acids.
Lactic acid can also be used in summer months,so long as one is careful to take adequate precautions as advised earlier(sun hats,sunblocks).




read: * http://www.mvorganics.com/pages/lactic-acid-aging-acne-skin-lightening





Dermnasium Video talk 1: Acid peels I like to use in my practice





The superficial peels(GCA,LA) are safe and have little downtime; many patients opt for this mode of treatment for skin conditioning,fine wrinkles treatment and some pigment problems like age spots,sun spots or melaesma.
Skin conditioning is necessary before any peel. Light GCA,retiun A 0.025% ,hydroquinone,lactic acid are available options.
The results are predictable and uniform .Patients are usually satisfied with the results.Sunblock SPF 30 is a required follow up treatment since lactic acid makes your skin more sensitive to the skin.
Mid and deep peels on the other hand,have a longer recovery period and should not be attempted by those without the necessary trainings. Used properly,the benefits are impressive and long lasting. But the complications of such peels can be bad for the client. TCA 15-30 % are generally used in my practice.

Salicylic acid peels of 30% are effective for acne scars -the peeling lasts a few days after which the skin begins to improve and look a lot better. A safe peel to use ,because beta hydroxyl acids have large molecules and stay on the surface ,removing superficial scars,whiteheads,blackheads  and improve overall appearance of the skin. A must have in every aesthetic clinician's practice,because there are millions of acne patients.