Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

While putting on a fantastic face cream or smoothing a hair serum works wonders, but for beauty that’s more than skin deep eating fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is the answer. There’s a direct connect to the condition of your skin to the kind of foods you eat. Skin is our largest organ and what you put in your mouth, shows up on your skin.

Foods that hurt your skin

If your diet has too much of salt, sugar or alcohol, you skin will look patchy, dry, puffy and old.These tend to constrict the blood vessels which in turn impact the cellular structure of the skin.

Excess sugar in your diet can actually break down the elastin and collagen structure of your skin, leading to fine line and wrinkles.

A that bag chips or extra sprinkling of salt on your salad might be tickle the taste buds, but they do something nasty to the skin – puffiness under the skin.

Deep fried foods can aggravate excess sebum production in your skin. The equation in this case is simple: deep fried food can raise the acidity levels in your gut, which in turn hurts the good bacteria in there leading toxicity. Your body is unable to flush out the toxins leading to excess sebum production and acne breakout.

Coffee is an excellent pick me up, but restrict it to two cups a day. Excess coffee dehydrates your skin like no other. Alcohol is its other partner. Both are great at pulling out water from your body leaving the skin cells dehydrated. Skin looks dry and is prone to early aging.

Foods that restore radiance to your skin

Eating right is very important for your overall health, and when you fill yourself up with the right kind of fruits and vegetables it shows up on your skin. For great skin and hair, you must remember to add the following food essentials including proteins, essential fatty acids (EFA), vitamins A,B,C,D,E, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, folic acid, and most important of all water. Eat foods that have high water content, it naturally provides the skin cells with the necessary moisture, which gives the top layer of your skin the right hydration.

Foods that cure skin woes

Worry: Dehydrated skin that feels taut even after external moisturisation.

Cause: Moisture imbalance in the skin cells.

Beauty food: Cucumber, watermelon, aloe vera juice

How it cures: These water rich foodshave a thirst quenching and anti-inflammatory properties which provide the skin cells with hydration. Cucumber is a rich source of vitamin B, and is 95% water and rehydrates the body. On the other hand watermelon has 92% water content and is a rich source of lycopene. Both vitamin B and lycopene are important actives for sustaining healthy skin cells.

Worry: Dry, flaky skin

Cause: No emollient on the skin, lack of natural sebum

Beauty food: Tea spoon of olive or coconut oil, handful of almonds and walnuts

How it cures: We need essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 to ensure our skin cells are plump, and body produces natural sebum which forms a protective layer over skin. A handful of walnuts and almonds provide your body with vitamin E, an essential antioxidant that protects the ski from free radicals as well.

Worry: Fine lines that starts as soon as you hit the 30s

Cause: Natural aging process, loss of collagen under the skin

Beauty food: Red grapes, strawberries, pomegranates

How it cures: These three red fruits are rich sources of vitamin A, antioxidants and AHA which all help in slowing down collagen degeneration, fighting cell damaging free radicals, and faster skin cell renewal.

Worry: Patchy skin due to excessive sun exposure

Cause: uneven melanin production, lack of vitamin C in the body

Beauty foods: Amla( Indian gooseberry), tomatoes, kiwi fruits, dark chocolate

How it cures: Amla is one of the most stable sources of vitamin C which is important for balancing out melanin production and has skin lightening properties.Kiwi is also rich in vitamin C and helps fight wrinkles caused by sun damage. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an important antioxidant that prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Both tomatoes and amla help in preventing photo damage to the skin caused by sun exposure.

Worry: Acne breakout

Cause: Stress, overactive oil glands, toxin build-up in the body

Beauty food: Chirata, Ginger root, neem, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds

How it cures: Both chirata or Indian gentian, and ginger root help in removing toxins from the body. Soak chirata sticks in water overnight and drink it in the morning daily to detox your body. Neem is a natural antiseptic that prevents bacterial infection on the skin. A teaspoon or two of neem leaf juice might be bitter but very beneficial for clearing out blemishes. Dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and sip through the day – it has a good amount of probiotics that detoxify the body. Add a dash of toasted pumpkin seeds to your salad to get your dose of zinc which helps in drying out pruritic acne.

 

Get the best Consultant  from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.
 
Email: info@drchytravanand.com
Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Breast Reduction Bangalore : DR Chytra V Anand

The Pros and Cons of a Breast Reduction:

All of these symptoms can be a telltale sign your breasts are too heavy for your frame:

  • Pressure on the shoulders caused by bra straps supporting too much weight.
  • Severe back and neck pain.
  • Numbness in your hands and fingers.
  • Headaches.
  • Shortness of breath.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and weight of the breasts. It has proven to be a popular solution to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with large breasts. Still, many women wonder if it’s worth the trouble of surgery to reduce your breast size and eliminate these issues.

 

Six Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery:

1. Alleviate Back Pain

The weight of by heavy breasts often results in strain and discomfort in your back, neck, and shoulders. By reducing your breast size, you can alleviate that tension, and reduce or eliminate the pain.

2. A Well-Proportioned Body

Some women seek a breast reduction because their larger breasts are disproportionate to their body frame. By reducing the size, they have a well-balanced figure with breasts that are more shapely and perkier.

3. Better Clothing Fit

Finding clothes that fit correctly can be a hassle. When you have to buy clothes that are too large for your frame just so you can fasten in the front without pulling or gapping, it can be frustrating.
With breasts that are well proportioned for your body, you’ll be able to fit into clothing better and alleviate some of the stress of shopping and deciding what to wear in the morning. You can also get relief from your bra straps digging into your shoulders, which can cause marks or even scarring in extreme cases.

4. More Enjoyable Exercising

A breast reduction may also improve your exercise experience! If breast, shoulder, or back discomfort is a part of your workouts or keeps from the gym altogether, going smaller could mean a more enjoyable workout.

5. Improved Hygiene

The lower breast and breast fold can be more susceptible to intertriginous rashes. A breast reduction can mean relief from, and prevention of, these rashes. If you have symptoms of intertriginous dermatitis, you should talk to your doctor about treatment right away.

6. Quick Recovery Time


Breast reduction surgery is safe and has a quick recovery time. There is little pain associated with this procedure, and post-op discomfort usually lasts only a day or so. Breast reduction patients can resume normal activities relatively soon.

 
 
Get the best Consultant  from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.
 
Email: info@drchytravanand.com
Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid) Surgery in Bangalore

Blepharoplasty or Eye Surgery is the surgical treatment to correct either of droopy eyelids or puffy under eye areas.

If we talk of the specifics which eye surgery or blepharoplasty can help us with, the uses would be the following:

  • Contouring and tightening the sagging skin, usually of the upper eyelid
  • Removal of the fatty deposits in the under eye region which result in puffiness
  • Eye bags which are there but devoid of any fat
  • Drooping lower eyelids which give a bulging appearance to the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles in the under eye region

A total non-risk, less downtime procedure, some people do experience an initial swelling or bruising or slightly dry eyes. Medicines are usually prescribed for these conditions in order to soothe the eyes.

The average period over which this discomfort can be experienced is about two weeks. Should the discomfort continues beyond this duration, it is strongly advised to get in touch with your cosmetologist immediately?

There is no bar on who can go for an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. It is however not advised for pregnant women or those who have high blood pressure issues because of the complications that might result.

Like all surgeries it is important in the case of blepharoplasty as well that one is sure of the cosmetologist/surgeon they have chosen for the procedure. Also, as much importance is assigned to the fact that the person concerned should not hide anything about their medical history from the doctor.

That being said, eyelid surgery is the procedure you can go for to have your eyes perfected

Frown and Forehead Lines Removal

Ageing is a natural process and it is almost inevitable. However, to age gracefully or not is a result that depends entirely on how we treat our skin and body. At Kosmoderma, we know that with the kind of stress that we have, the atmospheric conditions and of course our lifestyle, ageing comes fast and easy.
The result is fine lines and wrinkles showing on the face and neck in the initial stages and then gradually as the collagen decreases, the skin loosens up and sags.
Now, can all this be prevented? The answer would be- it can be delayed at its best but cannot be prevented. Aging is a natural body process which is bound to happen sooner or later.
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Can all this be corrected? A Big Yes! It can be and there are multiple treatments and procedures in place to make that happen. Some of these procedures are mentioned below:

●    Skin Rejuvenation: Fractional Lasers work by interacting with the skin to produce Microthermal zones (MTZ) of injury and heat. A very intense beam of light is passed through the skin at the dermal level and so skin becomes hot and stimulate the cells that produce collagen & elastin.
●    Tissue Tightening: Tissue tightening is a non-surgical process for skin rejuvenation. A non-invasive process, it tightens and lifts the sagging wrinkled skin. The underlying principle of this procedure is that deep heating of the skin causes the collagen to contract as well as the cells to produce fresh collagen for recuperation. The entire effect lasts for about 4 to 6 months over which continuous collagen regeneration keeps taking place.
●    Fillers and Botox: Dermal fillers are most commonly used as a treatment for facial wrinkles, dark circle treatment (where dark circles have been caused by the hollow bone structure around the eye) and for getting the perfect pouts for the lips. Botox on the other hand is a natural product derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
●    Ultherapy/HiFU: Ultherapy is the non invasive procedure for tissue tightening which employs use of ultrasound to rejuvenate and tighten the skin tissues. As against High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) , Ultherapy is HIFU performed through the specific patented machinery called Ulthera.
●    Age Delaying Medifacials: A series of medicated facials devised in-house by Kosmoderma to suit your specific skin type to achieve the maximum results.
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Breast Implantation by Dr Chytra V Anand in Bangalore and Chennai

A lot of us are not happy with the breast size that we have. With the celebrity culture at its peak and influencing our lives at unspeakable magnitudes, it is but natural for us to think of achieving the celebrity like bodily structures.
Breast augmentation as a fad has still not caught up as much in India as it has in the European and American nations but to say that the trend towards breast augmentation is growing at a fast pace would not be an exaggeration.
Breast augmentation or breast implants or augmentation mammoplasty is the procedure which involves grafting of fat or silicone implants to increase the breast size.

Mostly an aesthetic procedure, breast augmentation is also commonly used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. There are hardly any risks involved but the few that are, are listed below and are totally not procedure based:

●    Anesthesia risks
●    Bleeding / Hematoma
●    Infection
●    Changes in nipple or breast sensation
●    Poor scarring
●    Wrong or faulty position of the implant
●    Implant leakage or rupture
●    The formation of tight scar tissue around the implant
●    Fluid accumulation
●    Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
●    Persistent pain
●    Possibility of revision surgery

To avoid these, it is of utmost importance that:

●    First, you are extremely sure of the capabilities and experience of the cosmetologist/surgeon so that you are confident that any risks that creep in due to lack of experience or carelessness do not happen.
●    Second, make sure that your cosmetologist/surgeon knows everything about your medical history, any allergies, medical conditions etc to ensure a smooth procedure.
Breast implant is an easy surgery with very less downtime. There is no ideal candidate for it, just that before undergoing it, be sure that the size of your expectation will not cause pain for your spinal chord.
 
Get the best Consultant  from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.
 
Email: info@drchytravanand.com
Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Key things you need to know about Micro ageing

Here’s some news young ladies. Just because you are in your 20’s does not mean your skin is safe from the ravages of time.While it may not be visible, by the time you hit your 25th year your skin’s natural aging process gets takes on little speed. The signs of decline start to show up there after. This is called micro-ageing.

Micro Ageing

What happens in micro-ageing?

Micro-ageing is when you start to notice the first signs of ageing when the skin starts to thin, and gets drier. The collagen structure starts to weaken and there is water loss from the skin’s surface. You also start noticing our pores — that is they get enlarged. In fact, you find your skin acting up. It may even experience a see saw effect — getting dry on some days and getting oily on others. Skin also starts to lose its natural lustre.

Why does this happen?

Our mothers had it better. Their skin was definitely showed signs of aging much later than what we do today. That was because of the cleaner, less polluted and less stressed lifestyle they led. Our skin is exposed to more skin stressors than their generation. Whether it is pollution, smoke, alcohol, UV rays, the exposure is as bad as it can get. These impact the skin on two levels — first weakens the skin’s natural barrier, and second starts depleting the collagen structure.

How do you deal with micro-ageing?

Your main goal should be preserve and protect your skin. You have to ensure that your skin is never dehydrated. The natural building blocks which are supported by essential fatty acid are sustained with the right care.

  1. Keep your skin healthy by taking in fruits and vegetables along with foods that have essential fatty acids like ghee, nuts, fish, and healthy oils.
  2. Keep skin hydrated at all times. Drink enough water and use moisturizing products on your skin.
  3. Creamy cleansers should be your first step to keep the skin clean. It should be non-drying. A good cleanser will never leave your skin feeling taut after washing off.
  4. Avoid a toner, instead use a serum. Serums have higher concentration of skin saving actives. Use a vitamin C infused product to fight sun damage on the skin.
  5. Use a moisturizer without fail. If your skin is oily, then use a gel-based moisturizer to maintain the hydration barrier.
  6. Sunscreen is a must over your moisturizer. You can also use a sunscreen-based moisturizer.
  7. Use a gentle scrub once a week to remove the skin-dulling dead skin layer.
  8. You can also opt for a weekly hydrating mask to tone up the skin, and minimize enlarged pores.
  9. Night time moisturization is a must too. At night your skin actually repairs itself, so help with that by using moisturizer with cell rejuvenators.

 

 

Get the best Consultant from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.

Email: info@drchytravanand.com

Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Hair Loss Treatment

If you’ve noticed that your hair is getting progressively thinner, ignoring the issue is by far the worst action you can take. While some hair loss problems can resolve themselves, some will simply get worse as time goes on.

Hair Loss
Many people suffer from hair loss due to various factors like:
  1. Stress
  2. Prolonged illness
  3. Nutritional deficiency (Crash diets that lack sufficient protein, Iron and Vitamins)
  4. Hormonal imbalance – thyroid gland problems (either overactive or under active)
  5. Chemical and Physical stress to the hair shaft from Hair Coloring, Perming, Permanent
  6. straightening or lengthening
  7. Severe emotional Stress
  8. Infection of the scalp – Fungal infections and Medications.
 
Kosmoderma
We offer personalized hair care and treatments based on your genetic profile and hair structure. 
 
Treatments like Low level Laser therapy, Dermaoller, Growth factor Scalp Infusions and /or Hair Transplant will be recommended along with Hair Serum and Nutritional supplements.
 
 
Get the best Consultant for Hair Loss Treatment  from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.
 
Email: info@drchytravanand.com
 
Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001