Misjudged Facial Expressions

We have some habits and daily tics that create an impression about us in the minds of our observer - which may not always be a true reflection of who we are or how we feel. I'd like to mention a few with possible solutions:

1. Frowning repeatedly or squinting, pursing our lips or wrinkling our chins - these repeated movements can be due to a habit or an ignored medical need (use of incorrect prescription glasses or not using them where needed / poor eyesight in the dark due to vitamin A deficiency / intense sun exposure without sunglasses -- all of these cause squinting and repeated frowning).

Solution: The underlying issue should be corrected. People after 40 years of age will routinely need reading glasses and their power ay fluctuate frequently in the first few years of use. In addition, a three to six monthly dose of muscle relaxing injections (Botox by Allergan) can easily sort this issue leaving the face softer and wrinkle free but natural.

2. Touching our noses repeatedly, or being 'hot under the collar' and scratching our necks can make us look nervous and under confident, or worse, like we are lying. Some may believe the habit makes a person look like they need a good wash. Either way, the cause may be dry irritated skin - or fungal infections that cause severe itching - which dry skin is more prone to.

Solution: Moisturize liberally, use a skin type appropriate wash and in case of any infections, seek treatment quickly.

The above comments by Dr Sonam Yadav were recently featured in Bustle magazine:

 

 

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Skin, Beauty & Casting In Showbiz

"What are your thoughts on how Asian/Indian beauty both female and male are promoted (or underrepresented) in mainstream hollywood media"

An American journalist asked Dr Sonam Yadav this question. Find her answer below.

I believe that Hollywood still finds it easier to cast Indian/Asian actors keeping in line with the traditional stereotype of what an Indian man/woman may look like: 'exotic, dark skinned, dark hair, dark eyes' etc. It would however be wrong to blame Hollywood alone for this. India is a large nation with a rich history - and the populace has not one but several skin types, features, hair & eye colors. With sustained interaction, Hollywood may realize & use these finer details. As of today, you could conclude that India and it's culture are typecast and misrepresented in Hollywood (as much as western nations are, in Indian movies)

The Indian movie industry, especially Bollywood, has it's own stereotypes and tends to cast lead actors/actresses who fit a certain look: ironically this is the exact opposite of what Hollywood prefers. In India, fair skin and more aquiline European features are revered. Dusky skin, even of those actresses who have made a name in Hollywood for their exotic dusky beauty, endure skin bleaching, pancake like layers of make-up and photo-editing (and rumor has it, risky skin lightening treatments) in all their work in India. Dusky persons, especially women, often face discrimination in Indian society and one of the best selling products (over the counter) is Fair & Lovely / Fair & Handsome For Men. Luckily this is changing and educated people, especially the youth, embrace their natural skin color and the beauty of natural dusky Indian skin is being appreciated even in India.

 

Shaving Tips For Winter

Dr Yadav's tips were recently featured in an excellent article targeted at men. Speaking of winter skin care tweaks, she said:  

I advise male patients to lay off the aftershave lotions and parfums, and switch to balms. One must moisturize well after steam/hot shaves and hot baths. Consider switching from shaving creams to soap free cleansers that double up as shaving cream, especially for itchy sensitive skin and razor bumps. Keep the scalp clean and use a prescription anti dandruff lotion if the scalp/brows/beard region are itchy/flaky.

Read more about what Juverne Clinic offers for men: Juverne.com/MEN

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Read the full article here for more excellent tips from leading doctors:  https://dapperconfidential.com/best-winter-skin-care-products-for-men/

 

Hair Loss And Nutrition

Dr. Yadav explains the role of diet in hair and scalp health - featured in a recent article on #hairloss & #nutrition. 

 

Dietary deficiencies, poor health and medical imbalance (such as thyroid disorders) are a common cause of hair loss and breakage. Hair follicles derive nutrition from the individual's blood. Thus an overall improvement in nutrition and health are required.

 

Further the scalp must be kept clean and treatment of scalp skin disorders like dandruff, which impairs circulation, help improve hair quality as well.

 

 

Intake of a balanced diet with adequate protein and good fats (eggs, nuts, seeds, fish, coconut oil) help in the synthesis of keratin (the main protein forming hair)

 

and vitamins like Vitamin B especially Biotin, B1, B2, B5, B6, Folic Acid and B12 & Vitamins ACDE.

 

Other essentials are Seleniun, Zinc & Calcium to help maintain healthy hair.

 

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Our Philosophy At JUVERNE

“I believe that 'wrinkle' is not a dirty word and not every wrinkle needs to be nixed.” @DrSonamYadav

 

Read the entire post at https://medium.com/@DrSonamYadav/i-believe-that-wrinkle-is-not-a-dirty-word-and-not-every-wrinkle-needs-to-be-nixed-c7a63065d54e 

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Caring For Dry Skin

Dry skin is more damage prone and ages faster. Thus skin hydration is an important part of skin care. Dr Yadav offers some tips for coping with the dryness of skin, especially in fall and winter. As the air cools down and loses humidity, all skin types lose moisture too and become drier than usual. Here's what to do: 

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1. How to know if you have dry skin?

When you roll out of bed and sit up. Does your skin feel tight or flaky? Dehydrated or more fine lines visible than usual? That's a sign you have dry skin.

2. What special needs dry skin have?

Dry skin ages faster and is more prone to damage from the sun/chemicals. It is also prone to infection due to minor breaks in the skin barrier. Thus dry skin needs not only re-hydration, but intensive moisture retention and protection from the elements.

3. What ingredients to look for in a face wash if you have dry skin?
Look for non foaming cleansers, even balms and oils. Or make like the French and use cold cream to wipe off grime. Indian grannies and their organic loving children swear by malai - pure full fat cream to do the same. Foaming washes/soaps are harmful as they remove even more moisture from the skin. Look for micellar water formulations - some ingredients that are good for dry skin are thermal spring water, oat extracts and soothing chamomile.


4. How and how often you need to wash your face?

Once to twice a day for dry skin. Never, if you listen to the malai loving grannies above.

5. Any other tips on how to keep dry skin clean and comfortable?

Avoid wipes especially perfumed ones which may irritate skin. Wear sunscreen.

Drink plenty water and seek out moisturizers with urea and hyaluronic acid.

Look for creamy than powdery make up, which makes fine lines show more on dry skin.

For more tips follow Dr Yadav on instagram:

Instagram.com/drsonamyadav

Skin Smart Travel Tips

Skin care on the go is easy when you have a few basics in place. Dr Yadav, Medical Director, Juverne tells you how to best care for skin when traveling. Some of these comments recently featured in Travel Smart magazine.

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Dr Yadav says:

I always have a pouch of essential products - in sample or mini sizes in my handbag. This would always consist of a micellar water (to double up as make up remover and cleanser, needs no rinsing), tinted blemish cream with a bit of silicone for matting oily skin and sunscreen (reapply a teaspoonful worth every few hours on the face and neck).

When traveling, I would add a small pot of hyaluronic acid based moisturizer which I keep using every two hours. Travel, especially air travel, dehydrates and clogs skin. Thus constant hydration is a must. Other travel essentials are hand sanitizer and wipes (prefer non perfumed baby wipes for gentleness), mascara, lipstick & an antibiotic/steroid combination (for bug bites, hives or allergic reactions).

My Suggestions For You:

1. Moisturize and drink water.

2. Repeat sunscreen every two to four hours, irrespective of the weather/time of day. Photo-damage comes from many sources including UV radiation from gadgets and indoor lighting; sunlight filtered through windows.

3. Be sure to only carry mini packs under 200 ml - in plastic zip lock bags. Some people have tried mixing products in one pot. That's a terrible idea as various formulae can react and render the medication useless, or even harmful.

4. Micellar Water is well tolerated and accessible. It can be used to cleanse skin and remove make up on the go even without rinsing off.

5. Sunscreen: As long as one uses a teaspoonful of a sunscreen for the face and neck, every 2-3 hours one is usually protected well. This is imperative irrespective of weather given that indoor lighting and gadgets cause photodamage too. You may pick any credible brand with a formulation suited to your skin type, SPF 30+. 

6. Thermal Spring Water Mist: Frequent usage soothes sensitive skin, impending sun burns and hydrates.

7. Hats, sunglasses, scarves for coverage

8. Do not attempt to mix various products in a pot for easy of carriage - the products can get denatured to useless or dangerous substances! (I had a patient try this once.)

9. Sunscreen on kids aged six months over. Sunscreen on lips and hands and feet.

10. Sip water and coconut water. Limit coffee intake to one or two cups, it dehydrates your skin.

11. Carry hand sanitizer but moisturize after use.

Safe Travels!

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Keep Hair Healthy Through Fall - Winter

 

Seasonal changes can sometimes dry out hair making it brittle, cause scalp trouble and worsen hair loss. Winter is dandruff season - the scalp can be itchy and flaky due to lower air humidity and low temperatures. Hats and buns further promote the growth of fungi that cause dandruff, worsening this issue. At the same time the hair becomes dry at the ends and oily at the roots.

Winter hair care must therefore include an anti fungal bedtime lotion, a mild sulfate free shampoo that protects, and a heavy duty conditioner. Dr Yadav loves using deep conditioning mask treatments overnight or some oil for an hour before washing (never overnight as this can cause break outs) to pamper hair twice a week. Hat hair and split ends are common - you need a heat protectant before blow drying and a finishing serum to catch strays. With product and hair styling, less is more.

 

Avoid anti dandruff shampoos as they tend to be harsh and dry the hair out too much. Any oil massage needs to be gentle and occasional as it can exacerbate hair fall by tugging at the already weakened roots. Stick to using your finger tips or a cotton swab for application. Load up on winter's bounty of green leafy vegetables like spinach, meats & eggs to get enough iron and protein to help hair grow. If you're still losing hair go see your doctor. They can assess various patterns and types of hair and scalp conditions. The doctor may run some blood tests to eliminate medical causes of hair shedding/fall and start you off on medicated products & supplements. Treatments like PRP & mesotherapy help. Good luck!

Learn more: JUVERNE.com/hair

Speak with our team at 09910912141 for details.

 

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The Best Anti Aging Hack

 

In a modern urban life, we are constantly facing stimuli that demand reaction - from work, family, technology and the environment. It is no wonder that most of us feel scattered and exhausted on most given days. The best no cost solution to this - is to disengage periodically -  we must make time to restore our inner balance and peace and to give the body and mind requisite rest. This not only improves our well being but also improves longevity and enhances our efficacy when we return to our busy fast paced life.

The simplest daily method to do so is to sleep enough. While an adequate amount may range from 4 to 10 hours a day for different persons depending on their ages and physical needs, research shows significant benefit from getting atleast three hours of uninterrupted sleep - that allows one to experience deep REM sleep - and wake up refreshed. Research also shows that women tend to need an hour or more of sleep more than men. Keeping gadgets and screens covered / hidden, and finding a comfortable quiet place to sleep / take a power nap of twenty minutes - is one 0 $ habit that can add years and joy to our lives.

 

The other benefits of adequate sleep and reduced stress are better skin health, slower skin aging, and overall hormone balance. Sleeping on your back can help avoid formation of sleep wrinkles, that otherwise typically form asymmetrically on one side of the face. 

So this is what the doctor recommends: Put that phone away. Turn off the lights. Catch enough zzz and wake up rested to live your most powerful life. Sleep tight. 

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Remove Blackheads For Good

Why Blackheads Form:

• Skin pores collect dead cell debris, sebum, environmental grime, remains of make up et al. When this deposit is open to the air it gets oxidised and turns black. Thus form Blackheads or Open Comedones.

• The T zone (nose and forehead) has a higher concentration of sebum producing glands making these pores even more prone to pore blockage. When skin ages or is inflamed/irritated, these pores are enlarged, thus further increasing prevalence of blackheads (and whiteheads) - Grade 1 acne.

WHAT HAPPENS TO A BLACKHEAD OVER TIME:

It can form a pimple, if it gets infected by bacteria - or keep growing and burrow deeper in skin without being infected; in both cases leading to scarring and open pores.

PROGRESSION OF ACNE LESIONS

Treatment Of Blackheads:

1. The best treatment for blackheads is prevention: Proper removal of make up and using a gently exfoliating face wash (containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids) twice a day are good habits.

2. Toners and astringents dry out the skin and do not help in changing the pore size or blockage.

3. Gentle massage with a towel in a steam room or hot shower, followed by cold water splashing - once a week helps.

4. Those prone to blackheads should have a benzoyl peroxide formulation on hand for bbedtime usage.

5. A medical facial that employs exfoliating peels and vacuum extraction can quickly resolve the issue of blackheads.

6. More florid acne/body acne requires a doctor's prescription for skin care with oral or topical vitamin A (retinoid) formulations.

Author: Dr Sonam Yadav, Medical Director, JUVERNE

Learn more about getting rid of acne and scars forever:  

JUVERNE.COM/ACNE

 

BEST ACNE SCAR TREATMENT IN DELHI

Diet For Hydrated Skin: Dr Yadav In Reader's Digest

"Drinking water is one way to increase the supply of water to skin cells. This aids optimal physiological processes and makes skin look plumper. However this addresses only one part of the equation. Skin moisture content, overall health and skin appearance depends more on the ability of skin to hold water.

Therefore a balanced diet, with plenty fat and limited refined carbohydrates and foods/products that promote 1) reduced water evaporation from the skin surface by maintaining a healthy intact skin barrier and 2) increased ability of skin to retain moisturize in a sponge like fashion - play a larger role in keeping skin healthy, hydrated and youthful."

Dr Sonam Yadav Is Medical Director, Juverne. Parts of this discussion were quoted by Reader's Digest magazine in September 2017.

Caring For Acne Prone Skin In Humid Weather

 

Rainy weather and humidity often bring with them an onslaught of skin and hair trouble. The most common complaints are frizzy limp hair, hair fall and sudden outbreaks of acne. Persons with oily skin are more prone to developing acne when the weather is changing. Those of us living in large cities like Delhi must also contend with pollution that further aggravates the problem. There are however simple things one can do to avoid 'Monsoon Acne'. Here are a few tips from Dr Sonam Yadav, Medical Director - Juverne Clinic.

1. Oil Control:

The excessive oil produced by your skin, along with dead skin cell debris, dead skin cells and city grime block the pores and cause acne - whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and painful bumps under the skin. Reduce the oil formation by using lighter cosmetics and prescription vitamin A products. 

2. Cleanse Thoroughly:

Cleansing well with a make up remover or facial oil, followed by beta hydroxy acid (BHA) based cleanser twice a day. Steaming the face gently is a good idea, as is ice water dunking to close the pores after, but picking at the acne is a terrible idea.

3. Treat Acne Aggressively:

Don't muck about. Visit your doctor to get strong topical and oral medication that target the different pathways that cause acne. Keep that scalp clean and ask the doctor to treat any dandruff. Also do report any itching, flaking and redness on the face or on the scalp. 

4. Don't Hide: 

Acne is temporary. Don't let it force you to go in hiding. Keep your hair off your face, cover up blemishes with medication and make up and go live life as you would. PS: Don't forget the sunscreen.

To see Dr Yadav for a medical consult please contact our team at 09910912141 or contact@juverne.com

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How To Get A Grip On Hormone Imbalance & PCOD

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / Disease (PCOS or PCOD) is the commonest hormonal imbalance in women across the world. Although the name suggests the presence of cysts in ovaries of all those affected, this is simply not true.

 The syndrome causes a cluster of symptoms and any affected person may have none, one or more symptoms in any combination.

The syndrome mainly does three things, which have a complex cause-effect relationship with the other:

1) Resistance of cells to the effect of the hormone Insulin, which causes disturbance of digestion of sugars. This in turn can cause diabetes and storage of eaten sugars as fat. Insulin resistance contributes to acne, weight gain and other symptoms.

2) Excessive production of male hormones or androgens in the female body, which is exaggerated in the presence of excess fat, especially around the abdomen. The presence of excess amounts of male hormones causes unwanted facial and body hair, acne and hair loss from the scalp.

3) The disturbance of hormone profiles is in turn associated with a disruption of the normal menstrual cycle. The usual process of ovulation is interrupted, causing anovulatory cycles, which further changes the pattern of secretion of male and female hormones in the body.

Problems in conception, irregularities of timing, heavy painful periods and cramps may or may not be seen in these anovulatory cycles.

Keeping the above in mind, some experts opine that' Anovulatory Androgen Excess' is a better terminology than PCOS for this condition. Research shows that despite the common occurrence of the syndrome,up to fifty percent of women with PCOS are not aware of their diagnosis. Thus it is imperative to work towards creating an increased awareness of the symptoms, as well as acceptance of the diagnosis and instillation of hope in women exasperated by these seemingly disconnected and vague symptoms.

 

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PCOS Initiative: 

PCOS is a challenge that can easily be vanquished with appropriate lifestyle modification and treatment. To this end, PCOS Initiative (started by Dr. Sonam Yadav in 2012) aims to work towards providing support and education about this condition, to help women take charge of their own well-being, and overcome the impact of PCOS on their lives. We choose to focus on the cosmetic changes of PCOS, namely the changes in skin, hair and body weight, which can the affect the self-esteem of affected women and in some cases also their personal and professional lives.

 Please get in touch with us at contact@juverne.com to seek help with a customized care plan and counselling.

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Sunscreen Mistakes To Avoid

There are a few simple things about sunscreen application that often go wrong. All of these mean the sunscreen isn't doing the job it must do & your skin thus remains at risk. Solutions below from Dr Sonam Yadav, Medical Director, Juverne Clinic.

 

1. Mistake: Not using enough sunscreen:

One teaspoon for the face, one shot glass for the body. That is how much one needs for effective sun protection.

 

2. Mistake: Not using sunscreen the right way:

Layer products, using sunscreen as the last thing twenty minutes before leaving home. But sunscreen goes on skin after serums and before make up use.

 

3. Mistake: Not reapplying sunscreen periodically

Swimming, sweating and wiping it off mean that sunscreen protection is shorter than what the SPF promises. Reapply every 3-4 hours, sooner if wet.

 

By addressing these common errors you should be able to keep your skin safe and enjoy the warmth.

Good luck! 

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blackheads: the time bombs of acne.

 

Blackheads or Open Comedones are a form of acne, which can turn into pimples & cause scarring.

The common home remedies patients employ these range from the benign and ineffective (bitter gourd/neem packs, steaming the face) to the somewhat effective (mint clay pack) to the popular and dangerous (DIY charcoal masks, manual extraction). The important thing to realize is that over enthusiastic blackhead removal can actual cause more damage by pushing infection deep into the skin, by causing trauma and scarring and leaving open pores.

The best treatment plan, which I employ in my practice and for my skin starts with rigorous home care - a salicylic acid based cleanser/gel during the day and a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide & prescription retinoids at night. Thus prepped, the skin often clears up in a week or two. Alongside, manual extraction can be done using gentle suction accompanied by gentle chemical peels (wet dermabrasion such as a HydraFacial - which I have used for five years. We now use a different custom made device that has more applications.) Mechanical extraction if desired can be done using a clean flannel cloth with gentle pressure after steaming the face - about once a month - and followed with proper toning. Another thing to bear in mind is that in old age, the skin loses elasticity and the pores become prone to collecting debris - forming what are called 'senile comedones'. The above methods work for all skin types and age groups.

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To learn more please visit Juverne.com/acne.

Reach our team on the phone at (+91) 9910912141 and by email at contact@juverne.com

Tattooing Your Brows? Dr Yadav weighs in

 

EYEBROW TATTOOING - As a cosmetic doctor, micro-blading is a common query posed to me by patients (including this very morning). I am however conservative in recommending the procedure. If things go wrong, as they did in the case above / like any tattoo, removal is a tedious, painful and expensive process. Thus the choice must be weighed well beforehand.✨ To those who are keen on microblading I suggest not undergoing the same without due process as below. 

What to do before undergoing micro-blading:

1. Research your therapist: Look for someone who is experienced, with solid credentials and has a catalogue of work to show you. There are many styles of micro-blading and a good result needs painstaking artistic work and a natural balanced outcome. Go with a provider who is a good fit for your aesthetic. Ask them plenty questions and leave if you are uncomfortable at any stage. 

2. Ensure your own safety: The treatment is usually done by nurses/therapists or even tattoo artists. None of these people are doctors and very few, barring nurses, may be trained to manage emergencies and complications. Experience of the provider and the utmost hygiene of the environment and sterility of treatment areas is important. Ask to see the place thoroughly before you sign up for a treatment.

3. Don't go bargain hunting: For something that would stay on your face forever, a discount is the last thing to look for. Good work comes at a cost. Focus on the quality you're getting and shy away fom places that seem to be offering ridiculous discounts.

4. Make up your mind: Be sure that this is what you want. Till you are sure test drive the suggested #eyebrow shape with dark pencils.

5. Speak with your family doctor: Get clearance regarding any medication: Aspirin causes oozing. History of cold sores needs prophylaxis. Some people have a tendency to form hypertrophic scars or keloids. Since this is an invasive procedure do talk about the same with the therapist.

Good luck!

 

 

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Micro Needling For Scars

 

Dr Yadav is not only an experienced cosmetic doctor but also an acne/scar veteran and is a huge fan of microneedling for acne scars. Here's why:

In my practice I have worked with two different microneedling RF devices as well as a microneedling pen and derma rollers.

Here are my answers to some common questions. If you have a query please do not hesitate in writing us at contact@juverne.com or call 09910912141:

1) Can you describe the processes involved in the procedure?
The initial consult includes an assessment and detailed discussion of the pros/cons. When you agree to have a treatment we perform photography, give you consent forms to sign and discuss post care.
Then we apply a numbing cream on the face for 45-60 minutes and let you take a nap while the cream does its job. The actual micro-needling takes about 10 minutes for the whole face.


2) How long does the actual procedure take?
Most of the time is taken by the planning and numbing. The treatment takes only 10 minutes!


3) How long does recovery take and what does recovery entail?
Redness, swelling subside within a few hours. Skin may be sun sensitive for a week and sunscreen protects adequately. Microneedling with RF can cause scabs if the needles actually remain on the surface of the skin (ematrix by Syneron) as opposed to needles piercing the skin which leaves no scabs (EndyMed Intensif device or Infini by Lutronic). Healing times for the latter are short: 2-3 days. Scabs with ematrix are small but plentiful and give the appearance of a tan "bronzing" from a distance. This heals in ten days.

4) What are the end results of the procedure?
Smoother tighter skin with reduction in open pores and scar depth. It also helps treat uneven pigmentation and early signs of ageing.

5) Are there any procedures related to microneedling for acne scars that people might also potentially be interested in?
Combination of microneedling with PRP is known to benefit acne scars. This is a useful addition to the treatment.


6) How long do the effects of the procedure last?
The collagen built by the treatment starts showing results in about a month and lasts long term. However we age and lose skin collagen every year, which is inevitable. Microneedling increases your corpus.


7) Are there any risks involved with the procedure?
All risks of injectables: bruising, scabs, outbreak of herpes can be seen with microneedling but can be prevented/managed by the doctor.

8) What other uses does microneedling have? ]
Anti aging, treatment of burns and various types of scars, reduction in pigmentation are other uses. It can be performed over the face/neck/hands.


9) Why do acne scars occur?
Scars occur due to damage to the collagen and the formation of unruly collagen that pulls on the skin from inside - during the healing process of acne.


10) What other options are available for people with acne scars?
CO2 lasers, fractional lasers and deep peels may be recommended for severe scarring but have significant downtime.


11) Is there anything else about microneedling for acne scars that I or my readers should know?
That this is a terrific procedure with proven results and increased safety - especially in darker skin types where lasers cannot be used at high settings without risk of pigmentation problems. Radiofrequency and microneedling are color blind procedures with high safety in all skin types. Combination of these two methods in one treatment is more powerful and effective than either alone.

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Dr Sonam Yadav is Medical Director, Juverne.
Please read more about our unique methodology for treating acne & scars at Juverne.com/acne
Follow Her On Instagram/Twitter: @drsonamyadav

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No Needle Lip Lift

The lips noticeably thin and wrinkle with age. While dermal fillers are commonly used to correct thus change successfully; there are also non invasive treatments available to fix this issue.

Want better lips but no injections? Ask for our #secretsauce No Needle Lip Lift at #JuverneClinic for instantly better smoother & brighter lips. Top: Immediately after treatment.

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Dr Yadav leads Juverne Clinic in South Delhi. We specialize in bespoke non surgical aesthetics aimed at maximizing individual beauty, through cutting edge science & niche medical expertise.

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For appointments please call 011 41002943 or (+91) 9910912141.

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Image on top taken immediately after treatment.

 

 

 

Exfoliation & Skin Renewal

Think of the skin as a brick wall. The bricks (skin cells) grow from the bottom upwards, with the oldest cells collecting keratin as they make their way to the top. The top most superficial layer of the skin comprises of dead cells and sheds itself periodically - every 28 days in our twenties and gradually more. As we get older though the process may take as long as 51 days in our sixties.

 

Accumulation of these dead cells causes the appearance of dullness, wrinkling & dehydration. Exfoliation (whether this process is manual or chemical) allows this dead cell mass to be shed off and stimulates faster cell turnover. Thus cleansed, the skin is smoother & products penetrate deeper.

Over-exfoliation can cause rash, redness, over drying, broken vessels and more, giving the skin a ruddy uneven tone and also make it more prone to sun damage and other physical changes. 

How to Exfoliate:

My favorite method to get squeaky clean skin is the Juverne REFRESH - the brand new deep cleansing medical facial at Juverne Clinic. It combines 5 different technologies and a host of products including vacuum based serum hydro-dermabrasion & painless blackhead extraction. Supplement one treatment with excellent home care: use prescription retinoid creams at bedtime (vitamin A derivatives) and vitamin C during the day to refine your skin texture and build skin collagen.

Hydrodermabrasion, gentle microdermabrasion, lasers & peels are stronger faster methods of exfoliation and must only done by doctors in clinic. Scrubs, dry brushing, use of a flannel cloth/loofah count as gentle exfoliation that helps the body too.

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Speak with our team to know more at 09910012141 or 011-41002943. #JuverneClinic