Sugar & Skin Aging

An excess of sugar molecules in our diet can make us age faster.

How: The metabolism of sugar digests it into smaller pieces and releases toxic waste, called Advanced Glycation End Products Or AGEs which act as reactive oxygen species (free radicals) that damage the structure of collagen. (Collagen is the protein that keeps skin supple and taut.)

Slower Natural Aging: The skin loses collagen increasingly faster after the age of thirty. Skin habits like sun protection, not smoking and having a low sugar low preservative diet help preserve collagen.

Hormones And Sugar: Reduction of refined sugar in diet also helps balance the hormones and reduce adult acne & risk of scarring in women who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) the commonest endocrine disorder which affects 10% women across the world.

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Quit Sugar?: Though it is not advisable to completely eliminate any food group from your diet without specific instructions to do so by a trained nutritionist, keeping an eye on the hidden sugars reaching your skin is a good idea. Sugars hide not just in desserts and fruit juices, but in sauces and salad dressings, in salty foods and preserved foods as well.  Include antioxidant anti inflammatory foods and supplements in your diet which limit/undo the work of free radicals on all body cells not just in skin; such as vitamin C, omega 3 and 6, and dark green leafy vegetables.

 

Best,

Dr Sonam Yadav

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Rash On Your Bottom

Have a funny something on your butt? You'd be surprised how common this is and how often people are embarrassed to ask a doctor. Don't be!

 

Here's a short insight into what your rash may be. These tips from Dr Sonam Yadav were featured in a Bustle magazine article.

Most skin diseases and infections can, involve the skin over the butt. Most commonly, like all hair bearing areas of the skin, the butt can get acne and follicle infection, especially in women who may try hair removal procedures in the area, especially from waxing. This happens when bacteria, usually staphylococcus or 'staph' that live on the skin normally enter via broken skin to cause a pimple like eruption. It can easily be treated with topical antibiotic in about a week. Acne when severe, may extend to the butt region. Pooling of sweat can precipitate prickly heat, fungal infection and other rashes may usually occur here.


However, there are some bumps, that may need a closer look from a doctor:

1. Any bump which is warm, swollen, painful or leaks pus - may be a severe deeper infection that needs oral antibiotics; or even a pilonidal sinus {lower back} or hidradenitis suppurativa (openings leaking pus)
2. Any rash which is itchy, pinkish and spreading - may be a fungal infection or even psoriasis
3. Any swelling that is uncomfortable to sit on - a protrusion may be a haemorrhoid {piles}
4. Any new moles/pigmented patches or a mole which is changing color/shape/size, oozing blood, newly itchy - needs to be assessed. Skin cancer especially melanoma can appear anywhere, including the butt - a regular skin exam helps screen suspicious spots.
5. Rashes from tick bits, bed bug bites etc. may appear in this region and be a clue for your medical diagnosis. Let the doctor know.
6. Allergic reactions to products, especially perfumed ones (which should generally be avoided here)
7. Small watery blisters could be a sign of herpes, which is an STD.

8. Open sores and split skin need medical assistance for healing. They may also be part of a generalized skin disease.

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If you've a rash self see your doctor so that they can diagnose and treat you quickly. 

Hair Loss In Women

Hair Loss and thinning can be particularly devastating for women who often see their hair as a vital aspect of their appearance and femininity. Often, hair loss coincides with stressful periods or physical changes and hormonal imbalance - further accentuating the strain of the issue.

There are various types of female hair loss - the commonest being:

1) Female pattern hair loss (FPHL or androgenetic alopecia - which occurs due to a combination of androgens / male hormones and family history). It is seen as an overall thinning and usually does not cause full baldness like in men, and


2) Telogen effluvium (TE): which is a hair shedding problem, due to an underlying cause or trigger: rash diet, thyroid disturbance, iron deficiency, crash diet, stress, illness and commonly child birth. Shedding will continue provided the 'trigger' that caused the initial shedding is still present. Once the trigger is removed the shedding stops in 4-8 months even without treatment.

Diagnosis: Based on the pattern, family history / history of any triggers, lab tests and bloodwork


Treatments: A combination of methods works best in our practice. Prescription of minoxidil and peptide based hair serums for daily application at home, along with a high protein diet, biotin and other supplements (also iron, vitamin B complex and saw palmetto) and correction of any underlying causes. Injections: mesotherapy and PRP can supplement this. Read more at juverne.com/hair/ or get in touch with our team at contact@juverne.com 

Best, 

Dr Sonam Yadav

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About Microneedling

What is the difference between Microneedling and Dermarolling?

Microneedling, as the name suggests involves multiple tiny needle punctures on skin.  A dermaroller (imagine a rolling pin with needles sticking out all over) is simply one of the tools available for microneedling. It is a simple, low cost, primitive tool with different needle lengths, available for treatment in clinic and with very tiny needles, at home.


Are at-home products just as beneficial as in-office? Since this is an invasive treatment not everyone should be using one at home and certainly not anything too deep, which can increase risk of side effects and actually worsen the skin.


Best at-home products? Any roller up to 0.5 mm may be used at home under medical guidance.


Best professional products? Professional products go as deep as 3 mm. There are alsp motorized devices, combination treatments and more aggressive protocols available for use to doctors in their clinic which give better faster results.


Best combination of in-office treatments and with at home products? Yes, under medical guidance.


Side effects to watch out for? Over treatment causes severe bleeding and risk of scarring.
Does this process really work. Y

es it boosts collagen production and is backed by a large body of scientific and clinical evidence. Microneedling works.


Is this done in a salon or a day spa? doctors office? Only in a doctor's office. Never in a salon or informal environment. This is a minimally invasive procedure with inherent risks of infection and complications from improper technique or care. Exercise caution

Best regards, Dr SONAM YADAV 

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Treating Keloids

Keloids are formed when an injury or acne heals with an uneven bumpy scar which can often grow bigger than the injury itself. In the past Keloids have been a treatment challenge. However with newer tools and a bespoke combination approach we are now able to treat Keloids faster and better with significant visible results.

 

Q: What options do people have for treating / removing keloid scars?

A: Keloids are best treated with a multi pronged combination approach that target various aspects causing growth and spread of the keloid. Prevention of injury and keeping skin hydrated are critical.

Q: How do the treatments work?

A: A keloid is formed from the over growth of scar tissue beyond the natural margins of the injury. Treatment for keloids targets the disorderly wound healing process and tries to limit this overgrowth.

Q: What have you found to be most effective/ non effective?

A: I use a synergistic combination protocol incorporating intralesional steroid injections, silicone gel, compression and hydration, with energy based resurfacing - with good results.

Q: Are there risks involved with their removal?

A: Intervention in keloids always poses the risk of triggering growth and worsening of keloids. Each treatment further poses risks, such as risk of skin atrophy with over injection of steroids at the base. However, new tools & protocols make treatment of keloids more promising. If you've questions please email contact@juverne.com or speak with our team at 09910912141. 

Best, 

Dr Sonam

Watch our patient education video on hypertrophic scars and keloids: 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BavoQNpBHU_/

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The Cellulite Myth

Cellulite is the bumpy uneven puckered appearance of skin most commonly seen on the thighs and buttocks. Usually cellulite is commoner in women - young, fit women complain of cellulite most often.

 

Can you get rid of the cellulite forever? The honest short answer: No. Topical products, massages, steam/sauna, scrubs and mesotherapy injection cocktails can temporarily (hours-days) reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving circulation. These do not treat it.

What treats cellulite: This is a tricky question since the exact causes of cellulite remain a matter of study. Treatments which break the collagen bands around the fat globules (such as subscision) work best so far alongwith radiofrequency which would work to smoothen skin, improve tone and reduce fat, so also improve cellulite to a lesser degree. Treatments which only target fat removal (such as cryotherapy or liposuction) may actually worsen the appearance of cellulite or cause it.

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Lip Secrets

The Secrets Of Beautiful Symmetrical Lips

Research shows that whether we think a #face is #attractive or not, depends not on #race #age #sex or cultural background, but is hard wired into our being and is actually based on how closely the #features of one’s face reflect the #Golden Ratio of #phi in their proportions. The Golden Ratio or Fibonacci sequence is a famous mathematical found across the universe, in flower petals and snail shells, galaxies, Greek architecture and hurricanes alike.

TAGS LIPS LIPSTICK MAKEUP SYMMETRY MATH GOLDENRATIO PHI FIBONACCI PERFECTION ARCHITECTURE PROPORTION SCIENCE LIP

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Turmeric Is Skin Gold

TURMERIC is a potent and safe ingredient - curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric - reduces inflammation - when applied topically and consumed orally. THC or tetrahydrocurcumin is the colorless extract of turmeric - more potent and safe, it helps lighten dark spots and brighten skin tone in general, when used topically. It is found in many skin products available over the counter. Turmeric is part of the daily diet and arsenal of home remedies in the Indian subcontinent. It is considered a healthy food due to its antioxidant antibacterial and possibly anti cancer properties.

TAGS SKIN CARE SKINHEALTH ANTIOXIDANT HEALING HERBS ROOTS NATURAL REMEDY ORGANIX TURMERIC CURCUMIN BEAUTY BRIGHTENING LIGHTEN SKINTONE TONE TEXTURE

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About The Arm Pit

he ArmPit or UnderArm region can be a source of discomfort to patients- from unwanted hair / body odour and unwanted smells or skin trouble like rash, pigmentation, darkening, skin tags or boils that commonly occur here. For all of the above concerns a simple medical consultation with our doctor is needed to identify & quickly resolve them.

 

What is the use of the arm pit anyway? The appearance of arm pit fluff usually signals puberty in a young person. However some young adults may have pubic and armpit hair long before any of the other prominent signs of sexual growth. The purpose of armpit hair is debatable.

TAGS: UNDER ARM GROOMING - LASER BOTOX FAT REDUCTION SKIN TIGHTENING SWEATING BODY ODOUR BOILS WEN SEBACEOUS CYST HYPERHIDROSIS

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How To Get Rid Of Skin Tags Safely

Skin tags are common & may occur anywhere on the body, but usually occur in areas of friction between two folds of skin. What Do They Look Like?  Skin Tags (technical name: acrochordon) are like the fuzz on your sweater, except that these are made of skin on skin. Tags are simple to remove but people often live with them or try home remedies first. This can be dangerous and carry risk of infection and complications. In a trained doctor's office this is a quick 10 minute process with clean removal of all tags.

TAGS: SKIN TAG MOLE WART REMOVAL CAUTERY GROOMING ELECTROCAUTERY RADIOCAUTERY RADIOFREQUENCY DERMATOLOGIST DELHI SKIN DOCTOR

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Caring For Your Hands

The hands are oft neglected but form an important part of a person's identity. While men and women may now care for their facial appearance, uncared for spotty wrinkled hands often take away from a youthful well groomed appearance.

TAGS: HANDS HAND REJUVENATION SKIN CARE BEAUTY PERSONAL GROOMING WELLNESS SKIN HEALTH MANICURE NAILS NAILART BEAUTIFUL HANDCREAM CREAM DERMATOLOGIST

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Cold Weather Skin Care

As the air gets cooler and the holiday season approaches, your daily skin care routine demands a few changes. Here is a quick summary of what your regimen should look like, from our Medical Director, Dr Sonam Yadav.

TAGS: COLD WAVE COLDWEATHER WINTER SKIN CARE SKINCARE DOCTOR DERMATOLOGIST WINTERSUN WINTERSKIN HILL ICE SNOW SLEET FOG SMOG BLIZZARD COLDWAVE

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About Supplements

Confused about supplements? Dr Sonam Yadav expands on some common active ingredients in our new series of posts. Omega 3 & Omega 6 are two distinct types of fatty acids, required to make certain fats, like little Lego blocks if you will, that have important functions in the human body.

TAGS: fish oil walnut omega3 omega6 omega supplements skin care skinhealth beauty wellness skincare

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Home Remedies To Avoid

An aesthetic doctor is often asked about a variety of home remedies, both weird and wonderful. Here are some not so great home remedy tips that Dr Sonam Yadav suggests you AVOID.

TAGS: HOME REMEDY FOR SKIN SAFE UNSAFE SMART HOMEREMEDY QUICKFIX INSTANT CURE SHORTCUT THEREIFIXEDIT

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Facial Expression

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.

TAGS: FACE LIFT EXPRESSION DANCING DANCE NUANCE ACTING ACTOR MODEL EMOTE EMOTION FACIAL

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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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