The field of Dermatology is constantly evolving and advancing. With people making conscious choices about going in for exclusive skin procedures and treatments, the demand for them only keeps rising.
So where can you get the best and the latest in what dermatology has to offer in Pune?
Meet renowned Dermatologist, Dr. Poorva Shah. An MD in Dermatology, she helms Derma Centre, a state-of-the-art Skin Clinic in Camp. She has been treating patients with path breaking and revolutionary treatments that have helped them improve the quality and health of their skin.
In today’s fast-paced world, where one does not have the time to wait for the results to show, some of these treatments offer instant skin rejuvenation. Dr. Poorva Shah is one of the few dermatologists in Pune who is a specialist in administering such advanced procedures.
As a practicing dermatologist, Dr. Shah has been approached by most patients asking for treatments or therapies offering instant rejuvenation. As the field of dermatology evolved, she did get the answer in the form of many nourishing and uplifting facials and peels.
Of all these, she offers two procedures, known as The Medical Facial and The Vampire or PRP Facial; both of which are creating waves today especially amongst celebrities globally.
What do Medical Facial and Vampire & PRP Facials involve?
Know more about these miracle treatments offered at Derma Centre by Dr. Poorva Shah.
The Medical Facial
This procedure has a 3-in-1 approach, resulting in nourishment and oxygenation of the skin which leads to a younger-looking complexion. The resulting rejuvenation is seen and experienced immediately post the procedure. Since this procedure can be performed on all skin types (barring a few skin disorders), it has given the word Facial a new scientific basis.
Here are some of the benefits of the facial:
- Mild exfoliation of the skin which gives way to newer cells, hence taking away the dullness and allowing better penetration of topical products
- Restores skin volume and plumps the skin
- Renews youthful glow
- Firms skin and tightens pores
- Improves skin cell production
- Reduces appearance of pigmentation
The main principle behind this procedure is The Bohr Effect: When CO2 concentration in a particular part of the body increases, the flow of oxygenated blood increases to that part, in turn causing a release of more oxygenated Haemoglobin. Thus, in this case, resulting in increased oxygenation of the skin.
This procedure mainly involves Exfoliation and Oxygenation followed by Dermal Infusion of products that contain peptides, hyaluronic acid, retinol, glycerine and many other nutrients that are good for the skin. The product is chosen depending on the skin type and the requirement.
Following this, a Tripolar Radio Frequency is performed on the patient which offers skin tightening and further infusion of the product.
The Medical Facial although performed by a dermatologist is entirely machine based. This procedure can be performed even on acne-riddled skin. The entire procedure lasts for about 30 to 35 minutes.
Because it’s a quick procedure, Dr. Shah has also termed it – Lunch-time Facial. She recommends this facial procedure every two weeks for the 1st month initially followed by once a month for maintenance.
The Vampire Facial or PRP Therapy
The Vampire Facial or The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is essentially a regenerative therapy which is based on the principle of Collagen Remodelling. This procedure is performed using the patient’s own blood. The patient’s blood is withdrawn from their arm and is processed or centrifuged.
Our blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and numerous other factors. Platelets are cells which play a crucial part in the arrest of bleeding – as well as in the repair of damaged blood vessels and cells. When the blood is centrifuged, the plasma i.e. the clear fluid is separated from the red and white blood cells.
The concentrated plasma is rich in platelets, growth factors fibroblasts and peptides and many nutrients. Depending on the indication, this plasma is then injected into the facial skin or infused into the dermis with the help of micro-needles.
The Vampire Facial has the following benefits:
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation
- Restores volume and plumps the skin
- Rejuvenates the face
- Tightens the stubborn open pores
- If injected into specific areas it plumps and volumizes that area (e.g. under the eyes, around the nose and mouth) where someone might otherwise get fillers
This procedure including the withdrawal and processing of blood takes approximately an hour. The frequency of this procedure is once every 4 to 6 weeks and is decided upon by a dermatologist after a consultation depending on the patient’s skin and the indications.
The results are seen gradually as the skin undergoes collagen emodeling which can take up to weeks.
Both these facials rejuvenate and nourish the skin and offer a younger looking complexion. The medical facial uses products which are available only with dermatologists while the PRP uses the patient’s own blood.
We’ve come far from the time when a procedure would take hours and the downtime would take weeks. Both these revolutionary procedures have redefined facials and the field of dermatology.
Dr. Shah encourages people to consult a board-certified dermatologist and undergo these treatments for a nourished, hydrated, rejuvenated and oxygenated glowing skin!
You can get in touch with Dr. Poorva Shah here