Skin Hyperpigmentation Tips/Guides

  Hyperpigmentation Facts for a Clear Smooth Complexion  Hyperpigmentation is a dermatologic disorder that is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin. It is fairly common and the production of excess melanin is usually not related to a health concern. The excess melanin creates an uneven skin tone, and it is most often cosmetic in nature. There are a number of possible causes for hyperpigmentation, and the treatments in each case are based on the cause of the excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation Causes  • Abnormally high levels of melanocytes that produce melanin • Hyperactive melanocytes • Hormones- due to use of birth-control pills or pregnancy • Injury- due to needles, burns, infection or an adverse reaction to skin treatments. • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation- Inflammation caused hyperpigmentation can arise as a response to acne, psoriasis, chemical peels and laser therapies. Skin discoloration occurs when excess melanin is formed in response to inflammation in the skin. The sun can then aggravate the symptoms of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. • Menopause- hormonal changes and hormone therapy. Melanin production is associated with oestrogen and progesterone. • Sun induced- Sun induced hyperpigmentation can begin 10 years before the evidence appears on the skin. Most Common Ethnicities  • Asian • African • Latino: Brazilian, Hispanic, Mexican • Mediterranean: French, Italian, and Moroccan, Albanian Parts of Body Affected  • Face • Hands • Neck • Areas exposed to the sun So, how to identify post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Well, it is seen in one or more freckle, a tan, sun or age spots and nevus, including birthmarks, moles and beauty marks. Treatments for Bright Clear Skin  • Dark...

Top 5 Ways to Avoid or Stop Hair Loss

Most of us want to have smooth, shiny hair that is also thick and luxurious. But for some of us, this isn’t possible. Most of the time, this has to do with hair that is falling out. If you want to know how to stop hair loss, there are several home remedies or even pharmaceutical remedies that you can try to fix this situation. What Causes Hair to Fall Out in the First Place?  Many people have trouble with hair falling out, and they are annoyed by it, but it’s important to remember that this problem could be something more problematic than just an aesthetic issue. For example, sometimes, medications or illnesses are the real cause of hair loss. Other times, it is something like malnutrition that is causing the problem. But if you are able to rule out more serious issues related to hair loss, the reasons become less dire. You may be losing some of your hair because you are using bad products or have harsh water, or it may have something to do with the hair ties or bands you use, which can rip and pull the hair. Finally, simply aging can cause some hair loss. How to Stop Hair Loss  1. Castor Oil for Hair  Castor oil has been used as a home remedy for many ailments for decades. You can use castor oil on your scalp to help regenerate hair growth and also keep the hair that you already have. Simply rub a few drops into your scalp before bed every night. Keep in mind that you should never ingest castor oil at as it can...

Piles Treatment

It may be interesting to note that half of the population will experience piles, or inflamed hemorrhoids, at some point in their life. Piles are simply swollen blood vessels located in the lower part of the rectum and anus. Every human body has hemorrhoids. They become a problem when the blood vessels have swelled to the point of irritation or pain during bowel movements. Piles are classified as either internal (inside the anus) or external (outside the anus). Internal piles are usually not a serious problem and tend to clear up on their own while external, or perianal hematoma, may require attention. Piles are usually brought on by those who suffer from chronic diarrhoea or constipation. Continued straining during a bowel movement, lifting weights or pregnancy may also be factors. Some common symptoms to look for include: • A painful lump around the anus • Blood or mucus is present after a bowel movement • A continued feeling of a full bowel after defecating • Itching, irritation or soreness around the bowel Treatment After a doctor has diagnosed the severity of the hemorrhoids, he will prescribe a piles treatment plan that may require changes in lifestyle or routine. Diet should consist of plenty of fiber, fruits and vegetables to reduce constipation and straining during a bowel movement. An obese patient may be put on a restricted diet to lose weight and reduce the severity of the piles. Over-the-counter (OTC) creams, pads or ointments may also be prescribed in a piles treatment plan. Many of these medications include hydrocortisone or witch hazel, key ingredients known to control pain and itching. Acetaminophen can also be taken to...

5 Common Misconceptions About Botox Treatments

Botox is one of the most well-known and trusted names in anti-aging treatments. Botox clinics around the world offer quick inject-able treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. Patients experience a more youthful appearance without any invasive surgeries or expensive daily routines. Many misconceptions exist about receiving Botox injections. Here are some of the most common myths about Botox treatments: Myth #1: Botox is a dermal filler. While patients often refer to Botox as Botox fillers, it is technically not a dermal filler. Botox works by paralyzing small muscles to prevent them from contracting and forming lines and wrinkles on the face. While fillers fill in the wrinkles on the skin, Botox causes the face to relax so that wrinkles do not form. This type of injectable treatment can help prevent current wrinkles from worsening and additional wrinkles from forming. Myth #2: Botox limits your facial expressions. Comedies often portray celebrities with frozen faces after receiving injections such as Botox, leading some people to believe that the face will have limited movement after treatment. While Botox does work by paralyzing muscles within the face, the treatment areas are very small and the size and locations of the injection are carefully chosen by a dermatologist so that you will still have your full range of facial movements and facial expressions. Myth #3: Botox injections are painful. Injections are typically quick and painless for the patient. Botox is administered by a trained medical professional, and the injection site is typically numbed either with a numbing gel or a numbing agent within the injection itself. Combined with a small needle...