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Dermatology

Dermatology is a fast-developing discipline among the clinical sciences. Modern dermatology can not only tackle some of the age-old scourges of the human skin successfully, it also takes care of the current concerns of looking and feeling better. The dermatologists today are at the enviable position to diagnose and treat the traditional ailments of the skin much better compared to the earlier days, thanks to great advances in diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, as also to take care of cosmetic concerns of people through the employment of modern interventional procedures.

Dermatology is a fast-developing discipline among the clinical sciences. Modern dermatology can not only tackle some of the age-old scourges of the human skin successfully, it also takes care of the current concerns of looking and feeling better. The dermatologists today are at the enviable position to diagnose and treat the traditional ailments of the skin much better compared to the earlier days, thanks to great advances in diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, as also to take care of cosmetic concerns of people through the employment of modern interventional procedures.

Services Offered

The Belle Vue Clinic, Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology, provides high-quality medical and surgical dermatologic services for the diseases of the skin, hair and nails within its outpatient facility:

  • General Dermatology Clinics
    1. Special focus on Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Melasma, Contact allergies.
  • Dermatology Surgery and Procedures
    1. Skin biopsies
    2. Skin Cancer Treatments
    3. Electrosurgery for warts, moles, molluscum contagiosum etc.
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
    1. Chemical peels
    2. Botox
    3. Facial Fillers
    4. Radiofrequency surgery

FAQS AND TIPS ON SKIN CARE

  • What causes acne?

    The exact cause of acne is not known, but one important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens. These male sex hormones increase in both boys and girls during adolescence. Some things that can make acne worse include friction caused by leaning on or rubbing the skin, harsh scrubbing, picking or squeezing blemishes, and emotional stress. Acne is not caused by chocolate or other kinds of foods.

  • Don't Overwash Your Skin

    Dirty skin does not lead to acne or blemishes. Frequent and vigorous washing can irritate your skin and make acne worse. So can grainy scrubs or soaps with harsh chemicals. Instead, wash acne-prone areas twice daily with a mild cleanser and warm water to minimize irritation. Furthermore, overwashing dries up an already dry skin and aggravates eczematous rashes.

  • Can Warts Be Prevented?

    If you already have warts, you can prevent them from spreading by not picking at them. Consider covering warts with bandages. In addition, keep your hands as dry as possible -- warts are harder to control in moist environments. You should never brush, comb, or shave areas where warts are present as the virus can be spread via these actions. You should wash your hands thoroughly after you touch any warts.

  • Avoid Sun Damage to Hair

    Too much sun can turn your hair into a brittle, dry mop that breaks and splits easily. And if you already have thinning hair, you risk sunburn on your scalp. Choosing hair care products with sunscreen provides some protection, although it can be hard to coat your hair evenly. That's why it's a good idea to wear a hat when you're out in the sun -- especially if your scalp is exposed.

  • What Causes Psoriasis?

    The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but experts believe that the immune system, genes, and environmental factors play central roles. Normally, old skin cells are replaced with new ones every four weeks. In people with psoriasis, the immune system triggers inflammation, causing new cells to move to the surface every three or four days. The resulting buildup forms the rash. Psoriasis cannot be passed from person to person, but it does tend to run in families.

  • Do I really need to use a separate eye cream, or will myeveryday moisturizer do?

    The skin around the eyes is more fragile than that of the face, and therefore requires more delicate formulas specifically targeted for the area. And since the negative effects of time and environmental exposure tend to show up in the eye area first, people of all ages can benefit from a daily routine. From fine lines and wrinkles to dark circles and puffiness, start preventing and disguising now.

  • What is skin cancer?

    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is a disease in which malignant cells are found in the outer layers of your skin. Several types of cancer can start in the skin. The most common are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These types are called non-melanoma skin cancer.

  • What is an acid mantle?

    Our bodies have a natural covering called the acid mantle. It is composed of fatty acids from our perspiration and amino acids from our skin tissue. This acid mantle fights infection from bacteria that gather on the skin. The pH factor is a measurement of the percentage of hydrogen ions in the acid. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7 as the neutral point.

  • Do facials work?

    It depends on what kind of facial you are talking about. If it is just a soothing one where the aesthetician cleans your skin, applies nice smelling products, and pampers you for a few hours, then not really. Those kinds of facials are more relaxing and luxurious than effective. They might give you a glow for the day, but that's about it.

    However, if you are talking about facial interventions that include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser, and other facial procedures, then maybe. These procedures can help improve some skin conditions, but more than one treatment is usually necessary to see results. They do not perform any short-term miracles.

  • Are ingredients in personal care products harmful?

    It depends. Some companies use ingredients that may cause cancer or that are associated with developmental problems. Many cosmetics ingredients penetrate the skin. People ingest those used on lips and hands and inhale sprays and powders. When risky and unstudied chemicals are used in cosmetics, the stakes are high.