Department of Cosmetology

Cosmetic Dermatology

The Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute offers patients a full range of dermatologic, reconstructive and aesthetic services. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of these medical and surgical procedures, to creating new standards of innovation, and to adding value to the patient care experience. The Institute strives to put patients first by offering the most up-to-date procedures performed by specialists in state-of-the-art facilities.

The Department of Dermatology includes dermatologists who offer a full array of subspecialized care for adult and pediatric patients. Our physicians provide expert diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails, whether primary or related to an underlying systemic illness, including industrial-related conditions. The department also offers a full range of procedures in the area of dermatologic surgery, including laser surgery, chemical peels, soft tissue augmentation, botox injections, hair transplant, liposuction and Mohs micrographic surgery, which provides the highest cure rate for high-risk melanoma skin cancers, while sparing the maximum amount of normal skin. Lifeline hospital dermatologic surgeons perform more than 2,500 Mohs procedures each year. Additionally, our Cutaneous Care Center provides outpatient treatment, utilizing phototherapy and excimer laser treatment, for patients with psoriasis and other chronic skin diseases.

The Department of Plastic Surgery includes plastic surgeons, making it one of the largest plastic surgery departments in the country. Our board-certified specialists have significant experience and expertise in all areas of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, especially in the areas of facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, pediatric craniofacial surgery, upper extremity surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and plastic surgery research. For the past several years, the department has focused on minimally-invasive techniques in facial cosmetic surgery. This includes alternatives to face and neck lift surgery, short scar facelifts, and minimally-invasive facelift techniques. Among the department’s major advancements is the successful completion in 2008 of the first near-total face transplant in the United States.

Modern technology has brought treatments for a variety of skin and aging conditions that are easy to undergo and require minimal to no downtime. Conditions that can be treated using these new techniques include sun damage, telangiectasias (broken veins), freckling and pigmentation problems, rosacea, sagging skin, wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, tattoos and other common skin problems.

Hair transplantation is a very safe surgical procedure to help people self-conscious about hair loss. Hair grafts are taken from denser growing areas, such as the sides of the head and back of the scalp, and meticulously placed into the bald or thinning area of the scalp. As live grafts are used, this procedure results in a more natural and lasting solution.

Normal hair:

  • Oiliness starts appearing after two or so days of hair wash.
  • Requires twice a week cleansing.

Dry hair:

  • Frizzy hair without the normal sheen. Difficult to comb, lifeless.
  • Requires cleansing with moisturizing shampoos and moisturizing conditioner. Anti frizz serums, gels etc. are available in the market. Deep conditioning treatments and hair masks are required for severe cases.

Oily hair:

  • Starts becoming greasy within a day after hair wash and it requires frequent shampooing.

Coloured hair:

  • Similar to dry hair.
  • Use products specifically meant for coloured hair only. About 50 hair fall daily and 75- 100 hair fall on the day of hair wash is normal. Any excessive hair loss warrants dermatological intervention.
  • Cleansing
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun Protection
  • Skin Renewal

These four steps go a long way in maintaining a healthy skin which is the source of long lasting beauty

  • Normal: Even tone, soft, a smooth texture, no visible pores or blemishes, and no greasy patches or flaky areas.
  • Dry: Patches of flaky areas on skin, sensitive.
  • Oily: Greasy skin, open pores, likely to have pimples and dandruff.
  • Cleaning twice a day with a mild face wash, with pH same as that of the skin, and water and toned with something mild, like rose water. Avoid face washes with strong fragrances and agents like salicylic acid. Face washes containing very mild amounts of alpha hydroxyl acids can be used.
  • At night, to keep your skin's normal moisture- balance, apply a thin film of light moisturizer.
  • Guard against the drying, aging effects of the sun by using a sunscreen daily with a high spf and UVA protection factor and makeup products that contain a sunscreen.
  • Monthly facials and regular dermatological treatments such as light peels and microdermabrasion are very effective exfoliating tools, and are widely used for skin polishing, skin glow and to prevent sagging and loose skin.
  • Use a hydrating face wash with ph same as that of the skin. Do not wash the face very often as it will lead to further dryness of the face.
  • Toner is not recommended for this skin type.
  • Cleansing must be followed by a good moisturizer with vitamin E, squalene, omega fatty acids, etc. with good hydrating properties. Get good products suiting your skin type in consultation with a Dermatologist.
  • Sunscreen use is advisable as for normal skin, it may be supplemented with moisturizing factors.
  • Weekly use of hydrating masks and hydrating facials once in one to two months are beneficial.
  • Skin Solutions like Acne, Pimples, Scars, Pigmentation, Blemishes, Skin Tightening, Botox, Fillers
  • Laser Hair Reduction
  • Non-surgical Face Sculpting like Nose Shaping, Lip Shaping, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Shaping & Augmentation
  • Hair Solutions including Hair growth, Hair fall control, Danruff, Hair Transplantation
  • Body Shaping including Non-surgical fat dissolution, Body tightening, Cellulite treatment.
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