Dr Sonam Yadav, MD Juverne was featured this month speaking on Smarter Beauty And The Rise Of The Tweakment. Full feature in the Hello India, May '19 edition




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Double Duty Skin Care

I like skincare that works hard. I tend to lean towards formulae that blend two or more powerful ingredients to target a problem faster and better on many fronts. I also like make up that isn't just cosmetic. But treats concerns and improves skin.

Great skin doesn't always need a lot of time. Schedule one hour a month with your cosmetic doctor  for regular skin maintenance to look well groomed all year, and be smart about skincare. I love products that do double Duty and we stock multiple such formulae at JUVERNE.

1. Tinted Sunscreen.

Sun protection that hydrates and covers blemishes is always a win.

2. Tinted Acne Medication:

Anti imperfection ingredients along with extra spot coverage.

3. Organic illuminator which also hydrates and soothes skin. Vanilla scent a plus. 

4. Sweet Smelling Body Mousse: I fight chocolate cravings with an ultra luxurious non sticky hand cream that sinks into skin.

We stock such formulae at Juverne. Ask our team for details or drop in for a look. 




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Hair Microblading

For people with moderate balding or thinning, scalp micropigmentation(hairline tattoos) might be a good option. Similarly, some experts recommend microblading at the hairline.

On hairline tattooing:

Dr Yadav was quoted in a piece on hair loss remedies. Excerpt and link follow.

“Done artistically and scrupulously, hairline microblading can have superior results for patients who have significant hair loss, and can’t or won’t have hair transplants,” says Dr. Sonam Yadav, from the Juverne Clinic in New Delhi. “It is also useful for redesigning the hairline for aesthetic reasons of proportion and symmetry.”

This is a less invasive and more affordable option for people who don’t want to have surgery, or for people who want to see immediate results, but it doesn’t always leave the most natural or real-looking outcome.

Read the full piece at:

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Masseter Botox

Clenching your teeth while exercising or sleeping or concentrating / grinding one's teeth or bruxism can cause damage to the surface of teeth, and cause pain or soreness in the jaw and neck muscles.

Over time this can lead to hypertrophy of the masseter muscle of the jaw. In women, especially, this can cause widening of the lower face with prominence of the platysma muscles of the neck - making one look older / more masculine or both.

The injection of Botulinum toxin or Botox Cosmetic can help reduce such an appearance by blocking the nerve signals to muscle fibres for contraction. It does so temporarily and reversible. Thus having botox injections to the masseter muscles can help relieve such pain & slim down the jawline. Thus it can help turn a square or heavy masculine appearance or protruding jaw muscles to a softer feminine and more V shaped appearance & softer masseters.


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Holiday Packing List

Whatever your plans, or what weather you'll be heading to, there are some things you must always pack to protect your skin.

Dr Sonam Yadav, shares her summer packing list and handbag essentials:


I love the Bioderma tinted sunscreen that does double duty as coverage.  I may layer with Noreva medicated tint for extra coverage in case of acne and blemishes. Both products available at JUVERNE.

Don't run out of sunscreen. Pack enough for the length of holidays and the number of people! You need 5 ml (a teaspoonful) daily on the face, neck, hands no matter whether you're on a beach or ski slope. If in swim wear you need ~ 30 ml for the body. 

2. Fluids to drink: Small glass bottles to refill drinking water. Lemon or coconut water is much better than juice / sodas.

3. Medication And Supplements: A basic kit of bug repellent, rash cream, body lotion & electrolyte powders, painkillers, anti allergy pills and any other prescription medication. Mints & immunity boosting vitamin C pills.

4. Coverage And Layers:  A long soft cotton scarf can double up as a sarong or skirt. Multiple thin layers work well for flights.

5. Personal Linen:

Other than basic wipes you need a flannel face cloth and a thin quick drying towel. Always have a swimsuit and a spare. Do carry your own pillowcase and sheets - even the best places can have bugs / mites

6. Basics:

Broad wraparound sunglasses, music player, headphones, a pen, chargers, power banks, books, a diary, IDs, money & cards.

7. Cosmetics:

I carry a micellar water that cleanses even without a rinse (Sensibio H20 is the best), and two moisturizers - a thin lotion and a thick cream for different days' skin needs. I avoid eye make up when traveling but take a clear lip gloss & a lip stain to double up as blush. Also a hairbrush, clips and soft hair ties. And my secret love: a bottle of zinc and copper rich thermal spring water mist to use under moisturizer (Bioderma).

That's it. You're done. 

PS: Keep a few single blade disposable razors and get your laser and facials before you travel. We've got some special treats on grooming and sculpting at JUVERNE. Ask our team for discounts & packages at 09910912141 or

Happy Holidays! 


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At Juverne a sizeable percentage of our patients are men. Dr Sonam Yadav, our Medical Director has been quoted in leading men's magazines: GQ, AskMen and American Spa among them. Here are a few tips from Dr Yadav on how men can quickly care for their skin on a daily basis. Incorporate these steps in your routine for an effortlessly polished & tidy first appearance. Email us at for more details.

1. Moisturize.

Buy a large bottle of moisturizer and keep it in the washroom. Slather a pump or two on the face, neck and hands when your skin is damp from the shower. Your handshake says a lot. Hang nails, bleeding cuticles and gnarly callused hands may not be a great first impression. Keep a smaller bottle of lotion / hand cream at your desk.

2. Sunscreen.

Using sunscreen everyday is the no fuss way to aging slower. Commonly missed spots are the ears and the back of the neck which show wrinkles and tend to age faster from sun exposure in men with short hair. Using sunscreen reduces your risk of skin cancer. Annual full body mole checks with a partner/doctor are advisable to keep an eye on any odd pigmentation or moles.

3. Exfoliate. 

Removal of the dead cells from the top layer of skin helps it look smoother and brighter. Use a loofah or scrub in the shower once in a while. Just a hot flannel cloth will also do. Or simple natural fibre mitten and the usual bar of soap. Avoid harsh scented soaps and body washes. Look for hydrating products.

4. No Dampness.

Dry your skin between the legs and moisturize the groin after a bath. Wetness from sweat/water make skin friable and infection prone. This can lead to Jock itch which is a common fungal infection in men. Moisturizing helps keep the skin barrier intact. If you do have a minor rash see the doctor for a prescription anti fungal cream.

Explore our website for more simple and male specific advice:

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About Fat Freezing


This novel method of permanent and painless non-surgical fat reduction is based on the mechanism of cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis means breaking down the walls of fat cells by freezing them, releasing the fat to the lymphatics for excretion from the body via the liver – over the next 8 to 12 weeks. The number of fat cells in the body is definite, only their size changes as a person gains or loses weight. Thus by destroying the cells, cryolipolysis is able to give a permanent fat reduction in the targeted area.

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Patients often wonder which laser we use and which one is best for their skin. The answer lies in laser physics and skin structure. Allow us to simplify and sum up:

1. There are many many different kinds of lasers, some that cut steel, others that treat eyes. Even for skin there are several. Laser is just a focused beam of light. Different types of light have different effects on structures inside the skin.

2.  At Juverne we use various lasers for different treatments. For Hair Reduction we use a USFDA Approved diode laser. The Three main kinds used for hair reduction are Alexandrite / Diode / Nd:Yag.  IPL is not a laser at all but Intense Pulsed Light.

3. Lasers for laser hair reduction are trying to weaken and kill the growing cells in the hair root. Thus which laser you should use depends on your hair color and skin color.

You can check your skin type!



Effective for lighter skin tones, best suited to those at the lower end of the Fitzpatrick scale (I to II); NOT suitable for darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick scale III-VI). They can cause changes to your skin's pigment and be more painful. Indians thus to avoid this.


Diode laser is better for darker skin (Fitzpatrick scale IV-VI) and works safely and effectively.


Nd:YAG is effective on all skin tones, including Asian and Afro-Caribbean skin (Fitzpatrick scale III-VI), for which other systems are ineffective and can be unsafe. But this laser is often slower, more painful.

What should you choose?

Choose a doctor you trust and a therapist you like, using a device that's USFDA Approved. Laser treatments need the correct energy and technique every single time. Laser hair reduction is a fast, effective, painless and affordable method for personal grooming and hair reduction.

Diode and Nd:YAG lasers are safe for darker skin and also very effective in clearing ingrown hairs. Learn more at:  


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Holi & Your Skin

Dr Sonam Yadav, MD Juverne featured in Dainik Jagran speaking about preparing your skin for playing Holi and taking care of it after - read for tips:

Is Your Skin Prepared to Take the Holi Onslaught? HOLI can take a heavy toll on the health of your skin and there is usually an annual spurt in reports of skin irritation and allergies after the festival. The possibility of allergic reactions, skin damage and breakouts increases with the onslaught of colors, the intense rough washing that follows and the excesses of unhealthy eating. People who escape major skin irritation could still manifest dry, dull and damaged skin. The following tips would help ensure your skin is well hydrated and Holi-ready.

Nourish Your Skin Well in Advance:

Your skin needs to be in the best of health to be able to withstand the onslaught of Holi festivities. Dry skin is more prone to damage and allergic reactions, thus it is imperative to keep it hydrated. Avoid bathing with very hot water which dries out skin, and use a few drops of body oil every morning on damp skin after your bath. Over the face and neck, use a moisturizer suited to your skin-type followed by sunscreen. Rich creamy moisturizers should be used after hand washing and over the whole body at bedtime.

Visit a Dermatologist:

It would be advisable to schedule dermatologists’ appointments for a week before Holi for proper skin assessment and advice on products to use or avoid. For a quick boost, rejuvenating treatments such as medical facials, deep hydration with Juvederm Refine and Voluma liquid lifts may be safely done a week before one heads to a Holi party. It is recommended that exfoliation and laser skin treatments be avoided the week after Holi, given the recent exposure to all manner of colors, chemicals and often, harsh cleansing. Especially in case of allergic reactions, it is imperative to treat the condition, wait for resolution and avoid harsh products or cosmetics for approximately 15 days.

Combat Seasonal Irritations:

The month of March, along with the festival of colors, heralds the change of seasons. Amidst weather transitions, there is an increased incidence of skin reactions, including dermatitis, aggravation of acne, patchiness, irritation and dryness. Corrective customized medical facials may be done under the supervision of a dermatologist, followed by deep hydration with hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm, for a glow.

Drink Plenty of Water:

Adequate water intake is crucial for overall health. Dehydrated skin looks sallow, wrinkled and patchy, and is more prone to break-outs and skin reactions. Start making a conscious effort to drink 8-10 glasses of water every day, especially a week before Holi. Staying hydrated would guard you against the rising temperature, especially on the day of Holi when one expects to spend much time outdoors.

On Holi Day:

Whenyou prepare to step out to play Holi, adopt the following measures:

  • Stay Covered:

Wear full sleeved, high necked clothes that leave very little skin exposed. Cover yourself as much as possible to minimize contact with colors.

  • Coat Your Skin:

Applying a layer of oil or thick creamy moisturizer all over your skin creates a protective film on your skin. Use a lip balm or petroleum jelly over your lips.

  • Don’t forget the sunscreen:

You would be outdoors playing Holi for several hours. Do not forget to cover the layer of oil or moisturizer with a sunscreen.

  • Protect your hair:

It is advisable to use a thin layer of conditioner or oil on the ends of your hair and if long, to tie it neatly to keep it off your face and to limit chemical exposure.

  • Guard your nails:

Cover your cuticles in petroleum jelly and paint nails with a protective base coat. Be mindful that color particles may get trapped behind nails and cause irritation.

  • Act Quickly:

If you experience irritation or itching at any point of time, immediately rinse the area with cold water, pat dry and moisturize. A soothing agent such as calamine lotion may be applied. If this doesn’t help, make an appointment to see a doctor. 

  • Cleanse Gently:

When washing off color post-Holi, be gentle with your skin. First, dust off all dry color, and then wipe off with a soap free cleanser. Rinse well several times with cold water. Use a gentle soap or body wash, avoiding any strong washes, scrubs or loofahs even on remnants of color. Rinse, shampoo and condition your hair. Moisturize well post-bath and use a preservative free sunscreen.

  • Let Your Skin Recover:

Avoid scheduling salon treatments or using home remedies such as scrubs, face masks, bleaching or waxing for a week. Minimize use of cosmetics for a week.

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Meso Botox

Mesotherapy is an injectìon technique wherein a cocktail of active ingredients is delivered into the "mesoderm" layer of the skin - to deliver the desired effects. At Juverne we are focused on customizing treatments for our patient's individual needs and wants. To this end we offer a huge variety of Mesotherapy variants; using different cocktails for each concern.

Mesobotox - which may sometimes be called MicroBotox - involves the delivery of low doses of diluted neuro modulator (Botox) to tighten pores, reduce sweating and oil secretion & reduce rosacea flushing. Commonly done on the cheeks / forehead. 

1. Mesolift - a variant of Botox under the eyes for tightening crepey skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and bags (although results in this area are very short lived - only about two months)

2. Nefertiti Lift - A combination of regular Botox into the platysmal bands with mesobotox for the neck for tightening the jawline and crepey skin of the neck.

3. Meso Dry - Treatment of excessive sweating (hyper hidrosis) in the under arm region with the use of Botox can give you dry & odour free underarms for 6 months. Repeating the treatment at 6 months can give results that last even longer ~ 1 year.

4. Meso Glow- combination of Botox with brightening agents like vitamin C and glutathione / hydrating agents like Hyaluronic Acid for instant glow is popular. 

Mesotherapy variants at Juverne also include Meso-therapy cocktails using vitamins, growth factors and more for

1. cellulite improvement

2. stretch marks reduction

3. mesohair for improvement of hair quality and reducion of hair loss / thinning

4.  keloid improvement & scar relaxation

5. acne scar improvement 

Ask us for details at:


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Skin Care For Spring

Juverne MD, Dr Sonam Yadav spoke to Courtney Leiva at Total Beauty about getting your skin routine prepped for spring. Here's what she said. Read piece at



In winter we need thicker more hydrating products to seal the skin barrier to limit water loss by evaporation; as well as damage to skin by colder temperature. In spring the chill is mostly gone but there is still a wind and an increased incidence of allergies (mostly pollen related).

Thus in spring the need is more to soothe skin and protect. Winds draw water faster from the surface of skin. Thus lipids seal moisture in skin. Also, dry skin cracks easily and has stronger reactions to any allergens (especially in areas where particles collect, like upper eyelids and the scalp)

1. Thickness: Switch from the heavier creamy butters and balms, to lotions and light oils. Keep the gels for summer, yet.

2. Ingredients: Look for lotions with anti inflammatory and anti itch ingredients like oat extracts, zinc, copper, thermal spring water; vitamin E for barrier repair.

3. Sunscreen is important daily, through the year but you can switch to a lighter spray if creams start to feel too sticky.

4. Diet: Eat fresh, local, seasonal produce and include good fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, oily fish in your diet (these help maintain skin integrity) & stay hydrated.

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