Skin protects the internal organs of the body. Structured in three layers, the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue, the skin acts as a protector against parasites and bacteria. It produces vitamin D, shows the signs of drug, alcohol and stress abuse, leaves marks and shows symptoms of diseases like jaundice and chickenpox. Taking care of your skin not only gives you a youthful look but also protects your body. Skin surgery is often required to reconstruct deformities caused by burns or injury. Skin grafts are also done to hide the aging effects that tell on skin.
Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal neurolysis
Both Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal neurolysis skin diseases are deadly skin diseases known to be the results of reaction to drugs. In some cases it is caused by bacterial infection. These skin disorders cause pain and anxiety. It is always advisable to take proper medical advice on the onset of the disease before it goes to any secondary infection. Stevens Johnson syndrome can start with common cold, cough, headache and fever. This is often followed by red rashes all over the body which begin to form blisters around the mouth, eyes and vaginal area. The mucous membrane inflames and toxic epidermal neurolysis affect the skin peeling it away in sheets. Hair and nails can also tear off in the process. With Toxic epidermal neurolysis the infection spreads to the exposed areas. This disease makes the skin look burnt.
Psoriasis and Vitiligo
Psoriasis is a serious skin disorder which is long lasting. Characterized by open sores in the skin which becomes covered with white scales and forms patches of dead skin in the arms, chest, back, legs, nails and scalp.
Vitiligo is another skin disease which forms white patches on the skin caused melanocytes that gives color to the skin. The white patches appear when melanocytes die. This skin disorder is often caused by stressful events in life.
Facial Blood Vessels
Genetic factors, environmental issues, spicy food, alcohol, extremes of weather all add up to the development of facial capillaries and roscaea. The development of blood vessels and the ruddiness of the face can often result in adult acne.
Effective treatment of facial blood vessels is best done by laser technology, the pulse dye laser. The V-Beam laser is the most advanced form of pulse dye laser. Broken blood vessels can be dealt with anywhere in the face including the nose, cheek and the chin.
Exposure to the sun and genetic factors are reasons enough for those “liver spots” or “age spots” on the cheek and nose. Though it is generally believed hat these brown spots are due to age but in contrary they are spots which appear due to exposure to the sun and can appear in arms and chests too.
Variety of laser treatment can effectively remove these brown spots or lentigines. Q-switched Alexandrite or Nd-YAG lasers are used for the treatment of these spots. Photofacials and intense pulse light sources can also be used to remove age spots. Those who would additionally like to treat their skin for the fine wrinkles, textures, acne, pores, scars and other skin imperfections can undertake treatment with the fraxel laser.
Unwanted hair in the body can be effectively removed by laser technology. Hair follicles can be destroyed by multiple treatments in areas including the neck, arms, arm pit, legs, back, bikini area safely.
Sclerotherapy is a process of administrating an injection into the vein to eradicate it. This the most effective way of removing leg veins though newer technologies like long pulsed Nd-Yag laser is a good way to treat leg veins by avoiding the needles.
laser surgery can remove birthmarks with out cutting or grafting. V-Beam laser can treat portwine stains, hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks. Many pigmented birthmarks can also be treated with pigment lasers like, Alexandrite and ND-YAG lasers.
Fine facial lines and wrinkles, other skin imperfections and pigmentations can be easily removed by resurfacing the skin only in one sitting with the most effective and newest Fraxel Laser technology. By the laser peel or CO2 laser resurfacing removes the sun damaged skin to reveal healthier and young looking skin. In addition the laser treatment shrinks the collagen in the skin and bestows a tightening and lifting effect.
Acne and Surgical Scars
Acne is the most common skin problem. Resurfacing lasers like CO2 or erbium can improve acne scars. Fraxel laser can improve appearance of acne and surgical scars anywhere in the body by 50%.
Photodamage of the Neck and Chest
Various laser techniques are effective enough to remove the poikiloderma or the photodamage of the neck and the chest.
It is a facial pigmentation specially found in women which is related to use of birth control measures, pregnancy and sun. Fraxel Laser technology treats melasma effectively.
Tattoos can be cleared by laser treatments. The Q switched Alexandrite or Nd-Yag are used to dissolve the pigment particles.
Rapid growth or sudden weight gain, pregnancy or puberty usually result in stretch or striae marks. The pulse dye laser or V-Beam laser is an effective treatment when the stretch marks are red and fresh.
Cryotherapy is the application of extreme cold in the affected area of the skin to destroy the germs. This therapy is also applied for skin cancer cases.
Chemical Peel is a procedure to correct facial blemishes, wrinkles and skin pigmentation. A chemical solution is applied to improve the texture of the skin by peeling off the damaged outer layer
Mohs micrographic surgery
It is a surgery that involves in removal of skin cancers. The skin is removed in layers and examined under microscopes of any existing malignant cells. Any residual tumor can be easily traced and removed through this process. It is a surgery that takes some minutes while the examination lengthens to 20 minutes one hour.
Apollo’s Dermatology Department is well equipped and handles cases as Stevens Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal neurolysis, drug reactions and more.
It has pathological facilities for regular dermato-pathology as well as immuno-fluorescence studies and mycological investigations. It also has phototherapy units for treating psoriasis and vitiligo. Leprosy and Cosmetology are also areas of expertise for the consultants.
Other services include:
-Patch tests for patients with contact dermatitis
-Allergy skin testing
-Cutaneous surgery for skin and nail diseases
- Microdermabrasion to treat the aftermath of acne and chickenpox,
- Treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of palms) and axillae with local injections of Botox.
-Alleviating wrinkles around the forehead (frown lines) and eyes (crow's feet).
(In US $)
(In US $)
|1) Breast Augmentation
|2) Face Lift (Face and Neck)
- Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
- These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
- Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
- Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and
Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
- Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
- Services like Mobile, Laundry etc. will be charged extra.
- Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
- 1 US $ = INR 45
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