Meerut, August, 2018: Dr. Abhiraj Thakur, Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist, Leprologist, Dr. Tavinder Thakur, Specialist in Clinical Cosmetology & Lasers and Soumen Dutta, Managing Director, Alma Lasers India and SAARC; unveiled state-of-the-art laser machines at Skin Solutions Laser & Cosmetic Clinic, Meerut. Soprano Ice Platinum, Soprano Ice, Alma-Q and 308 Excimer were introduced along with other customized, patient centric services.
Unwanted body hair:
As per a scientific study as well as general societal behavior unwanted body hair in women specially on exposed body parts like upper lip, chin, face, legs, arms, midriff are looked at with disgust. The unwanted body hair could lead to mood disturbances such as depression and limitations in emotional well-being, quality of life, and life satisfaction.
As per studies PCOS accounts for around 80% of hirsutism cases in women. Close to 10% of Indian Women aged 10 to 45 suffer from Hirsutism. In North India figures are even higher. 12.5% women in North India suffer from Hirsutism. Hirsute women usually present with increased growth of terminal hair at sides of the face, upper lip, chin, upper back, shoulders, sternum, and upper abdomen.
For permanent hair reduction Soprano Ice Platinum is the best in class technologies. The Soprano Ice Platinum combines the power of 3 technologies to remove unwanted hair at three levels and provide the most complete and effective best in class hair removal solution for all skin tones (light, dark or tanned) and hair types (coarse or fine hair). The machine is designed taking into consideration that hair in human body are rooted at different depths and each depth has its own treatment requirement. Soprano Ice too is an equally powerful platform for laser hair reduction. Both the platforms offer ICE technology, which cools the skin, prevents burns and allow virtually pain free treatments yet highly effective hair removal.
Ageing related disorders:
As the largest, most visible and vulnerable organ of the human body, the skin is anatomically and functionally affected by aging. With age, spots may appear, lines start to form, skin becomes lax and blood vessels break and become more visible. Skin issues negatively impact psyche and confidence. People suffering from skin issues are hesitant of moving around and socializing.
Three important hyperpigmentary disorders that affect Indians include melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and actinic lentigines.
- 90% of melasma cases happen amongst women
- < 70% of Indian men & women under the age of 35 present with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) due to acne vulgaris and other related issues
The latest and most powerful laser, Alma-Q is the most effective method for removing natural and artificial pigmentation while minimizing the damage to surrounding tissue. The treatment mechanically removes/ breaks-up pigment to reveal lighter unblemished skin. Alma-Q offers Nd:YAG laser treatment solution with three modes; which gives it power and versatility to treat a wide range of aesthetic dermal indications – hyperpigmentation, skin imperfections and unwanted tattoos.
“Topical treatment is a good modality for pigmentary disorders. Doctors have to choose between a mono or combined therapy. The use of QS Nd:YAG laser has proven efficacy in the treatment of hyper-pigmentary disorders with negligible side effects. Alma-Q features the first fractional non-ablative Q-Switched laser that offers depth control helping in the treatment of skin imperfections including melasma, wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, uneven skin-tone and photo damaged skin. Treatment involves causing micro thermal injury to the tissue, contracting existing fibers and stimulating formation of new collagen. Consistent treatment leads to rejuvenated, clear and radiant skin,” said Dr. Abhiraj Thakur, Head, Skin Solutions Laser & Cosmetic Clinic.
“What happens when a person is unhappy with his/her tattoo OR when one wants to get rid of the tattoo of an Ex OR when a youngster does not get an army, hospitality or airline job etc. because of tattoos on the arm. Successful multi-colour tattoo removal requires a high-powered laser that can deliver enough energy to breakdown particles in the tattoo without damaging adjoining skin without scarring and risk of hypopigmentation. Alma-Q is one such laser!,” added Dr. Tavinder Thakur, Co-head, Skin Solutions Laser & Cosmetic Clinic.
Producing new skin cells is a natural, healthy process that allows the body to renew and rejuvenate the skin. But when these cells grow too quickly the skin can accumulate layers of dead skin resulting in thick, red, itchy patches or “plaques” that characterize psoriasis. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.
As per a comprehensive data collected from various medical colleges located in Dibrugarh, Calcutta, Patna, Darbhanga, Lucknow, New Delhi and Amritsar; incidence of psoriasis depends on factors like different environmental changes (extreme temperatures), dietary habits and genetic differences. Most psoriasis cases surface in the age group of 20-39 years. Incidence of psoriasis is higher amongst men. Men to women ratio is 3:1.
Vitiligo is a common pigmentary disorder of the skin, with a worldwide incidence of 1% and India incidence of 3 to 4%. In vitiligo skin loses its colour in patches. In India male to female vitiligo incidence ratio is almost equal 2.1:1, but females outnumber males in studies presumably because of social stigma and marital concerns. These reasons prompt women to seek early consultation. 54.5% of Vitiligo cases occur in first or second decade of life. This shows that the disease starts at a younger age. These numbers are similar for India as well as the West. 40 to 60 is yet another age group in which vitiligo cases surface.
308 Excimer offers a revolutionary UVB Phototherapy technology. In 308 Excimer treatment the focus is on vitiligo OR psoriasis patches / lesions without impacting the healthy skin. In vitiligo 308 Excimer stabilizes progression of the disease and induces an early re-pigmentation. In most patients a re-pigmentation of >75% is achieved. In psoriasis 80% patients registered over 50% improvement. The cost of treatment is 20% of other available treatment options.
Soumen Dutta, MD, Alma Lasers India & SAARC, said, “Soprano is our flagship brand. Soprano ICE & Soprano Ice Platinum are powerful workstations and provide the most complete and effective hair removal solution. The machines target unwanted hair at multiple levels and on any area of the body including hard to reach areas such as ear, neck and bikini lines, for optimal results, with effective hair removal that’s safe, quick and best of all, painless.”
“Sun-exposure is one of the major causes of skin related aesthetic issues. In North, the exposure is even more because of winters. Hence, the skin damage is also high. Skin issues are known to cause psychological stress. With 41% of Indian population in age group of 25-44, bad skin-care regimes, we have a role to play in improving quality of life with our state-of-the-art scientifically proven technologies,” added Soumen Dutta while discussing Alma-Q.
Skin Solutions Laser & Cosmetic Clinic
Skin Solutions Laser & Cosmetic Clinic focuses on holistic health. Along with disease treatment the clinic gives equal importance to good nutrition and consistent patient counselling. The center offers a gamut of clinical and aesthetic dermatology treatments – unwanted laser hair reduction; hair transplant & PRP; anti-ageing; facelift with botox, fillers, thread-lift & lasers; scars; unwanted tattoos; fat reduction; skin tightening; chemical peels; ailments of the nails; vitiligo treatment with lasers & surgeries; and psoriasis.