Friday, 14 September 2018

A Guide to Preventing Hormonal Acne

Hormonal imbalances can trigger acne. Whether it is during puberty or in adulthood, hormone fluctuations affect skin oil production, which in turn can result in acne. How do you prevent it?

What is Hormonal Acne?

During puberty, your body goes through many changes, including hormone fluctuations. The male hormones, collectively referred to as Androgens, can spur sebum production. This natural skin oil keeps your skin hydrated and supple.
However, in excess amounts, it can clog up skin pores, which then accumulates other substances like bits of hair and dirt, which stick to the sebum. This encourages growth of skin bacteria, which can then result in acne.
In the teen years, the acne mostly appears on the T-Zone of the face, in the form of several whiteheads and blackheads, In adults, hormonal acne comes in the form of deep cysts which appear around the chin and the lower part of the cheeks.
When women go through periods of hormone imbalances during their monthly periods, during pregnancy and menopause, this can cause acne breakouts. When female hormone levels fall, it increases the proportion of Androgens, which women also produce albeit in smaller amounts. These Androgens can induce increased sebum production, resulting in acne.

How Do You Know If You Have Hormonal Acne?

Some indications of acne that has been triggered by hormone fluctuation:
     You are no longer in your teens, yet you have acne breakouts
     The acne breakout occurs around the chin and lower part of the face
     The acne appears regularly each month before your periods
     Stress makes your acne worse

How to Treat and Prevent Hormonal Acne

When those pesky outbreaks appear on your face, you may be tempted to reach for the topical applications you used in your teens. However, as these acne outbreaks are cysts that go deep into the skin, these treatments may not be effective.
Birth Control Pills: These are often prescribed for treating moderate to severe acne in women. These pills work by lowering the levels of Androgens as compared to female hormones like Estrogen and Progesterone. This can prevent excess secretion of sebum by the oil glands under the skin. However, it can cause side effects like an increased risk of hypertension, migraines, and depression.
Retinol Creams: Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives. They help in exfoliating, getting rid of dead skin cells. They also stimulate collagen production. All this helps get rid of acne by removing dirt and dead skin cells, clearing up the pores, and encouraging the growth of new healthy skin tissues. So, this is also a good treatment for acne scars. For retinol creams to work, you must use them continuously and wait for at least two to three months to show its effect.
Antibiotics: To control severe acne, you may be prescribed antibiotics. This helps in killing the bacteria that causes acne.
However, before you try homonal medicines, you can try other acne prevention methods
     Wash your face twice daily with a mild soap
     Exfoliate once or twice a week
     Apply an oil-free moisturiser after washing your face
     Try facial treatments like peels
     Include probiotic foods in your diet, like yoghurt
     If you are prone to frequent acne breakouts, cut down on dairy foods and eliminate high glycemic index foods from your diet
You can try specially formulated acne treatments like Kaya Acne Care kit that includes the best cream for pimples. You can also seek an appointment at Kaya Clinic to try out one of their special acne treatments.

Kaya Clinic Acne Treatments

Kaya Clinic has many products  and services targeting acne. These include anti-acne products, pimple mark removal creams, and treatment for acne scars. Their Black Peel Treatment is especially effective in treating acne.
This chemical peel has a base of black vinegar and other organic materials. This treatment exfoliates the skin, clears up clogged pores, and removes excess oil in the skin. This helps heal acne and prevent another breakout for a while. The exfoliation triggers skin tissue renewal. The amino acids and minerals present in the peel nourish the skin.
Vinegar has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to cure acne. The peel contains Potassium Iodide that helps heal the papules and pustules. This peel also includes Jasmonic extracts which help in skin rejuvenation. New skin that emerges after a while is clear and free of pimples and acne scars.
There are many ways to deal with acne breakouts caused by hormone fluctuations. As a first line of defence, you can try topical applications like retinol creams, salicylic acid creams, cleansing your face and using good moisturizers that do not have an oil base. You can also try some good chemical peels like the Black Peel treatment at kaya Skin Clinic to clear clogged pores, encourage skin cells turnover, and also to reduce acne marks/pimple marks.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Why Is Kaya the Ultimate Skin Care Expert?


Kaya Skin Clinic is a familiar name in skin and hair care in India. With more than a 100 clinics across the country plus a few in the Middle East, Kaya has established its reputation as a provider of top-quality skin and hair care services.

Kaya Skin Clinic

Kaya Clinic was established in 2003. It soon became a popular destination for those seeking the highest quality skin and hair care, and now there are more than a 100 Kaya Clinics spread across 26 cities in India. Add to that around 20 clinics operating in the Middle East.

Why Is Kaya The Best?

Kaya offers many different skin and hair care products, all designed by dermatologists to address specific issues in skin and hair health. Kaya also offers surgical treatments like hair transplant that are performed by the top dermatosurgeons in the country.
Many other specialised treatments and therapies like laser treatment, special skin and hair therapies are also offered, performed by doctors or by highly trained technicians.

The 3-Step Approach

Kaya uses a 3-step approach to any problem. When you visit Kaya, your skin or hair issue is diagnosed first. You are asked questions about the problem, asked about your medical history, any special medication you take, about any hereditary tendencies related to your problem. If needed, special tests are performed. Once the problem has been properly identified, a treatment plan is devised.
This ensures that you just can't arbitrarily call up the clinic and fix up any specialised skin care treatment on your own. It is not a one-size-fits-all solution that you get at Kaya, which is crucial for your safety and well-being. The products and treatments suggested to you are uniquely chosen for your particular needs.
After diagnosis comes the set of treatments. If you go in for anti-aging treatments, your may be suggested a thermage treatment for stimulating and restoring collagen in skin. You may have a Botox treatment to deal with crow feet and wrinkles/ fine lines. For sagging skin, a Juvederm XC Beautifillers treatment might be provided, for skin tightening .
Once the therapy or treatment is completed, you move into the third step, the maintenance. You are scheduled for regular return visits. During these, your response to the treatment, your progress, any reactions are all considered. Any additional therapy or treatments are scheduled to enhance the result if needed. You are also given suggestions of diet and lifestyle changes to sustain the good effects of the treatment for longer periods. Products that you can use as a part of your daily routine are suggested, as these too help in maintaining good skin and hair health.

The Clinic

The Clinic and the treatment facilities are maintained to the highest standards in hygiene and safety. For each special treatment, only the best equipments are used. With world class facilities and complete compliance to standards, you are assured of safe and hi-tech service.

The Experts

The dermatologists, surgeons, beauty technicians,support staff, are all well trained and highly experienced in the services they provide, from some simple facials to complex procedures like hair transplant and laser therapies.
The dermatosurgeons who provide high-end treatments are all at the top of their professions and have had many years of experience in the treatments they provide. Some dermatosurgeons have successfully performed more than 500 procedures. So, not only are you in a safe and well equipped clinic, you are in the safe hands of experienced and highly trained experts.

Variety in Treatments

Some of the specialised treatments targeting different issues:
     Acne - Pure Pore Clear
     Pigmentation - Q Switch Laser Therapy
     Dry Skin - Hydrate and Restore Facial
     Skin Purification - Antox Ultra Sheen Therapy
     Oily Skin - Clear Fresh Oil Control Therapy
     Hair Removal - Laser Hair Reduction
     Anti Ageing Treatment - Juvederm Fillers, Botox, and Thermage Treatments
You can find many other specific therapies like those that treat age spots, visible pores, dark circles under the eye etc.
Whenever you opt for skin or hair care, the treatments provided are selected for your particular problem - acne, dry skin, anti-ageing treatment, skin rejuvenation, treatments for dry and frizzy hair, for dull hair, for hair fall, hair transplants etc. There are so many special therapies to choose from and the expert you consult explains the treatment in full detail to you.
It is the same with Kaya Skin and Hair Care products -  you get product ranges for various skin issues - dull and dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, for age related issues like wrinkles, etc. Focused products and treatments ensure you get the best results.
All these make Kaya Clinic the best destination to cure all your skin and hair care worries.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Keep Yourself Looking Blemish-Free and Radiant This Festive Season

This year’s festival season has started in earnest. Now, there will be a procession of celebrations and Poojas, with the wedding season also set to begin. So, you will be planning for many special occasions. You will want to look your best during this time, so let us look at a few products that could help.

For Blemishless Skin This Festive Season

You want to pamper your skin and hair in the coming months, to keep looking your radiant best. Maybe you have already started a regime of hair removal, pigmentation reduction, and facial therapies at a good skin clinic like Kaya.
You are now looking great, no skin dullness or dark spots, but you will want to keep it that way. The sun, dust and pollution can work against you, so here are a few tips:
     Yes, even in the cooler weather, you do need sunscreens
     Choose the sunscreen appropriate for your skin type
     Cleanse and moisturise your face regularly
     For oily skin use light texture sunscreens, moisturisers and other skin care products
     For dry skin, choose oil-based creams that will keep your skin from becoming dry and dull
     Wear protective clothing when you go outside. This is much easier in the winter
Want suggestions for some good products? Kaya provides an excellent set of sunscreen to suit every need, and a great nourishing skin brightening day cream

Kaya Sunscreens

Kaya’s set of sunscreens:
Kaya DailySunscreen: This is an ideal product for oily and combo skin types. With SPF 30, Ultra Bootstar rating of 5, and PA++++ this sunscreen provides the best protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It also contains Niacinamide, a skin whitening agent, so, it detans as well as protects your skin. A good option if you have post acne blemish.
Daily Moisturising Sunscreen: This is the sunscreen for daily use, for those who have normal to dry skin. Provides broad spectrum protection against both UVB ad UVA rays with SPF 30 and a 5-star Boots rating. It is formulated to protect as well as hydrate your skin.
Sweat-Proof Sunscreen: This sunscreen, with an SPF 30+ is a broad spectrum sunscreen, protecting you against both A and B UV rays. It has Aloe Vera to soothe and cool your skin, and keep it hydrated. This sunscreen is also enriched with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that prevents damage to your skin. Designed to last for upto 8 hours and will not be easily washed away by sweat. So use it while outdoors, while playing beach volleyball or indulging in other strenuous activities. It prevents sunburns and skin tanning. The compact packaging makes it easy to carry in your pocket and re-apply when needed.
Youth Protect Sunscreen: This is a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides full sun protection, against both UVB and UVA rays. This lightweight sunscreen also contains a potent antioxdant, Geranium extract, to prevent age spots or patchy skin.
Ultralight Aquagel: This is designed for acne prone skin. This gel-based formulation does not clog pores, it is easy to apply. With an SPF 25 and broad spectrum protection, this cream is good to use for oily, acne prone skin. It provides a cooling sensation when applied and give a matte finish instead of a shiny look.
Sensitive Skin Sunscreen: This fragrance-free sunscreen has been specially formulated by dermatologists at Kaya for sensitive skin types. This is a non-greasy, hypoallergenic sunscreen with an SPF of 15 and broad spectrum protection, so it also shields you against UVA rays. It can be used in all weather conditions.

Kaya Brightening Day Cream

This is a nourishing day cream and provides triple benefits. This unique formulation contains Azeloyl Glycine for skin whitening. It has SPF 15 sun protection,and also contains Vitamin A.
So, this fairness cream controls melanin production through Azeloyl Glycine. It acts as a sunscreen and also fights free radicals through antioxidants (Vitamin C). It is lightweight and just a small amount goes a long way. Gives you sun protection and makes your skin brighter, smoother and light-toned.
kaya Clinic provides a solution for every skin and hair care need. Use these sunscreens and Brightening Day Cream, to sustain your even complexion. Get flawless skin for this festival season and keep it that way for long.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The Dos and Don'ts for Preventing Dandruff

White flaky bits on your hair that fall off on to your clothes. The thought itself makes you cringe. Yet, dandruff is a common problem. Here are a few tips to prevent it and if it happens, how to treat the condition.
Dandruff Prevention
Follow a strict hair care routine to prevent dandruff.
Always Use the Right Products for Hair Care
When you pick a hair care product, try it out and if it causes any adverse reaction like dry scalp, itching, any allergic reaction etc., do not worry about the waste of your money on that product. Stop using that product immediately.
If you find a shampoo or conditioner that works for you, stay with it. Don’t switch your hair care products too often.
Always Dry Your Wet Hair
After you have washed your hair, tie a towel around your head to remove the excess wetness. Avoid forcefully rubbing your hair with the towel, just pat it dry. If necessary, use a hair dryer, but hold it at some adequate distance from your hair, not too close. Use it at low setting. Just half dry your hair, do not use the blow dryer until your head is completely dry. This can lead to scalp dryness.
Hair Care Routine
Use a good shampoo and conditioner regularly. Oil your hair at night. You can try Kaya Nourishing Oil. In the morning you can wash it off. Comb and brush your hair regularly. This clears your head of dead skin, untangles your hair, gives you a scalp massage, and also makes your hair smooth and shiny. Use a protective hair serum like the Root Regen Serum from Kaya Clinic when you go out.
You can use your tried and tested anti-dandruff shampoo or consult your hair care expert. For severe scalp problems, see a dermatologist. Once your dandruff issue goes away, stop using the anti-dandruff shampoo and go back to using your regular shampoo.
Try Some Home Remedies
You can supplement your anti-dandruff routine as prescribed by your dermatologist or hair care expert with some home remedies:
     Mix a few drops of lemon to coconut oil and apply it on your hair and scalp. Lemon has antimicrobial properties, and coconut oil nourishes your hair, prevents scalp dryness.
     Take a tablespoon of vinegar, mix it with water and apply it over your head. Vinegar is a tried and proven remedy for dandruff.
     Wet your hair, then rub in some baking soda on to your head and hair. After some minutes, rinse it off, using just water.
     Baking soda’s mildly abrasive texture can help remove the flakes on your scalp and hair. It also helps balance the pH of your scalp, which in turn controls any microflora (bacteria, fungi etc) that may be causing your dandruff issue.
Kaya Hair Care - 360° Hair Elixir Therapy
No patience to work out a home remedy? Then this comprehensive scalp and hair treatment cleans, energises and nourishes your hair and scalp, while giving quick results.
     First, the nourishing oil should be massaged into your scalp
     After a few minutes, this can be shampooed off
     The mix that contains black pepper can now be applied on the scalp
     Black pepper can remove dandruff. It also makes your hair shiny, and encourages hair growth
     Next, the conditioner is applied to the hair and after a light massage, your hair is rinsed off again
     A serum that removes frizziness is applied, after which you can partially blow dry your hair
     Apply the serum once more as a final step
     Over the next day or two, you should avoid using a shampoo on your hair
Kaya 360° Hair Elixir Therapy Results
     This treatment cleans your hair and scalp, aids in removing and preventing dandruff
     It reduces any flakes, sebum and dirt buildup on your hair
     Reduces hair breakage
     Nourishes and volumizes your hair
     Makes your hair strong, smooth and shiny
     Controls frizziness and makes your hair easier to manage
Prevent dandruff by taking good care of your hair. Consult your dermatologist if you have severe problems. For dandruff treatment, use a product like Kaya Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. After the issue is solved, you can use Kaya’s Nourishing Shampoo that contains extracts of hibiscus and almond oil.
Visit Kaya Clinic for the best service for hair fall or any other issue. Try a good hair treatment like Kaya 360° Hair Elixir Therapy for severe dandruff problems.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Common Hair Transplant FAQs

When hair fall turns into permanent hair loss due to various reasons, you may begin to go bald. In this case, you may be looking at hair transplants as a hair loss treatment, but you have some doubts. Here is a FAQ about Hair Transplant to help you.

Your Hair Transplant Questions Answered

Before you fix up an appointment at a hair care clinic for a hair loss solution, you can get a clearer understanding of Hair Transplantation with our answers to your frequently asked questions.

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a hair restoration technique through mild surgery. It involves removing healthy hair follicles from your own scalp and transplanting it on to the bald patch or hair-thinning region. A qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon performs this hair loss treatment in a clinical setting.
Both men and women can benefit from hair transplants in the case of severe hair loss. However, to qualify for the procedure:
     You should not have any adverse reaction to medications like anaesthetics
     You should be generally healthy enough to undergo the operation
     You should have a healthy immune system
     Your hair loss or baldness should be extensive
     You should have enough healthy hair in your scalp in the donor region to facilitate an effective hair transplant

What is the Procedure Used in Hair Transplant?

While there are many hair transplant techniques, the most commonly used techniques are Follicular Unit Transplant, and Follicular Unit Extraction. Both are very effective procedures. Kaya Clinic, a reputed skin and hair care service provider, uses the FUE method, as it involves no major incisions in your scalp and so, does not require any stitches either.

Where is the Hair for Transplant Taken From?

Hair transplant is generally done for baldness caused by a hormone called DHT. This is a form of testosterone which can attach to hair follicles and destroy them. However, hair at the back and sides of the head are not vulnerable to DHT. So, healthy hair follicles from these areas are extracted for transfer to the bald area. Even if transplanted, these hair follicles remain resistant to DHT.

How is Hair Transplant Done in FUE?

Individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area. The surgeon does a 1 mm incision around them, to extract the hair with the roots. These extracted hair follicles are then examined and the best of them are sorted into follicular units of two to four hair. The receiving region is prepared for transplant by creating tiny punctures using a special needle. The follicular units are then placed here carefully, so that they take hold and grow.

Will the Transplanted Hair Look Natural?

The surgeon creates the punctures in the bald region in a pre-planned pattern. This ensures the best usage of harvested hair so as to provide maximum coverage and also to resemble your natural hair growth style. This ensures that the baldness is covered optimally, and the new hair growth resembles your normal hair, to completely blend in and look natural.

Is the Procedure Safe?

FUE is a minimally invasive surgery. When done at a good clinic like Kaya, it is extremely safe.

Why Should You Choose Kaya Clinic for Hair Transplant?

Kaya hair care provides the best service for hair fall. Kaya Clinic uses the highly effective FUE method. At Kaya the procedure is done in a safe and hygienic well-equipped clinical setting. It is performed by a highly qualified surgeon with a lot of experience in successful hair transplant. He or she is supported by an expert medical team. You can rest assured the procedure will be safe and effective at Kaya.

How Long Before You See Results?

First, be prepared for the newly transplanted hair to fall out within a month, this is normal. Within 3 to 5 months, the transplanted follicles begin to take hold and put out new hair shafts. Around eight to ten months after the transplant, new healthy hair will begin to grow, matching the hair growth in the rest of your head.
You will be given post-transplant hair care instructions that you will have to follow strictly for the procedure to be effective. You will also be given some products for hair fall that help in inducing fast hair growth. Some time after new hair begins to grow on your scalp, Kaya will give follow-up hair treatments like PRP for hair, Nutri-Infusion hair treatment, and mild laser root stimulation treatment. All these enhance the effectiveness of the hair transplant procedure and ensure you soon have healthy hair growth in the transplant region.