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4 Things You Should Know Before Visiting A Dermatologist

4 Things You Should Know Before Visiting A Dermatologist

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Every individual is unique. Modifying this idiom in terms of beauty and skincare, it would sound something like this “every skin is unique” and it won’t be wrong. Every skin is different from each other and each one of them has their specific needs. So, do you know your skin type? If it is a yes you’re on the right path but if it’s a NO, you certainly got to know it fast.

4 Things You Should Know Before Visiting A Dermatologist

Now, did your dermatologist ever said: “ you should have known few things about your skin before visiting me”? if not then you’re doing one of the two things: you already know all the things which you’re supposed to know or your dermatologist got a lot of patience.

Being concerned about your skin is a good thing but incomplete knowledge is harmful and not to forget, it pisses off your dermatologist. I’m sure no one would want to piss off their dermatologist.

Thus, here are few things that we’d like to share that your dermatologists want you to know before visiting them.

Is there a need for me to moisturize?

According to a dermatologist, the majority of their patients have a similar question and that is “do we really need a moisturizer?” This is not very difficult to understand because despite having the presence of natural moisturizers (glands that secrete oil) in our body, some people need additional moisturization to keep their skin hydrated to repair the damage that the sun does to the body during the day time.

Also, there might be genetical defects with a person and he/she where the skin lipids may or may not be present. The skin lipids which are responsible for keeping the moisture intact in between different layers of our skin, naturally. So, these people definitely need additional moisturizers without even consulting a dermatologist.  

Do I need a moisturizer if my skin is oily?

People have this misconception that if they have an oily skin they don’t need to moisturize. No, it’s not like that, people who have oily skin even they have to moisturize. This is because these people unknowingly use harsh soap on their skin which damages their natural protective layer and thus to compensate you have to use a moisturizer.    

Which moisturizer is best for my skin type?

In this matter, you should always seek the advice of a dermatologist who will do the necessary checkups and share your skin type. Generally, moisturizers with glycerine for sensitive skin, moisturizer with oil or oil based creams for dry skin, and moisturizers with lightweight gels and serums for skins with acne problems is preferred.    

What are the different types of moisturizers available in the market and what’s the basic difference?

So, the answer to this question is already answered in the previous paragraph. However, based on the skin type, there are three categories of moisturizers humectants, emollients, and occlusives.

  • Humectants: Used to draw water into the uppermost layer of your skin.  
  • Emollients: Used to fill the cracks in the skin, repair it, and provide a smooth & soft complexion.
  • Occlusives: Sets a defensive barrier on the skin that prevents the loss of water from the skin.
Think Before You Ink: An Overview On Laser Tattoo Removal

Think Before You Ink: An Overview On Laser Tattoo Removal

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Encountering people who wish there was a way to remove an unwanted tattoo is a common site for the ones who are practicing medicine in the dermatology branch of this domain. A recent survey shows that close to one-third of people end up regretting the decision they made a while ago. The majority of this crowd consists of men rather than women who suffer from such regret.

Firstly, we need to know about tattoos is that the ink is absorbed in the dermis, which is the deeper layer of the human skin. This particular layer is the one which consists of connective tissue. These connective tissues are the ones which make structure of human skin and leaves a scar when damage is done but superficial damage, when done, can easily heal with a faint or no residual mark. In case deeper layers of the skin are disrupted, the connective tissue won’t be able to self-repair itself without leaving a scar. This is a fact which one must consider prior to getting a permanent tattoo.

 Think Before You Ink: An Overview On Laser Tattoo Removal

Secondly, the human skin is porous and the ink is placed deep in the skin, there is no ointment available on the market that’ll help you in getting rid of the ink without leaving an ugly scar. In the modern marketplace, numerous websites claim that the special product they manufacture and distribute can remove your unwanted tattoo by applying their special ointment, there is none that is one hundred percent effective. Moreover, bleaching of the pigment which is settled deep down in your skin is impossible without leaving an ugly scar on the top layer. The majority of the chemical treatments available in the market are acid based formulas. They are likely to burn the skin in the initial step and leave a significantly ugly scar which would look more like a third-degree burn.

In this condition, Laser Tattoo removal is appropriate and works best as they damage the colored pigments by specifically targeting them. The lasers blast the small fragments of ink deposited inside your skin effectively as a variety of lasers is available for multiple tasks. There is a different laser to target a set of colors.The damage and blast of these pigments trigger the human immune system to heal those spots and removing all the unwanted ink in the process. As the laser targets only the color, it’ll be able to remove the tattoo which is embedded deep in your skin without doing any damage to the layer which is exposed to the world.

Professional tattoo artists opt for superior quality inks that are harder to damage once they are deposited inside these layers. This is the reason, that in few cases the removal of a tattoo is difficult and even after numerous extensive and repeated laser treatments a faint shadow of the tattoo remain as a residue. In this technological era, newer inks have been developed that are engineered keeping their laser removal in mind. They are excellent targets for the lasers and the pigments are easily removed without any residual color. Consider launching an inquiry for your tattoo artist well in advance before you decide to get a tattoo.

Remember, laser treatment could be heavy in your pocket and it consumes time. So, think of the day when you wouldn’t want a tattoo anymore before taking a decision to go for it right now.