July 25, 2023

Melasma: What Are The Best Treatments?

Melasma: What Are The Best Treatments? Table of Content Can melasma be prevented? What sunscreen should melasma patients use? Can melasma be treated? Common melasma treatments for symptoms (Melasma Patches Reduction)      Takeaway message about melasma FAQs   Melasma is a common skin condition characterised by brown or grey patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. It primarily affects women and is often associated with hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetic predisposition. If you’re seeking effective melasma treatment in Powai, it’s crucial to understand the available options and take proactive measures to prevent and […]
July 25, 2023

Hair Fall – Diagnosis And Treatment

Hair Fall – Diagnosis And Treatment Table of Content Diagnosis: Treatment: What you can do: What to expect from your doctor: Living with hair fall:      FAQs      Related Topics:   Hair fall is a common concern that affects a significant number of individuals worldwide. If you’re experiencing hair fall and seeking effective treatment options in Mumbai, you’re in the right place. INURSKN, a renowned clinic specialising in hair rejuvenation, offers various procedures to diagnose and treat hair fall. In this informative blog, we will delve into the topic of hair fall, discussing its diagnosis, treatment options, medications, […]
July 25, 2023

Mole Removal: Surgery, Aftercare & Scars

Mole Removal: Surgery, Aftercare & Scars Table Of Content What is mole removal? What is a mole? Why is mole removal done?       Atypical mole removal:       Cosmetic mole removal: Who needs to have this treatment? Procedure Details:       What happens before this procedure?       How do dermatologists remove moles?      What about lasers or other possible methods of mole removal?      What happens after a mole removal procedure? Risks / Benefits:      What are the advantages of surgical mole removal?      What are the risks or complications […]
July 18, 2023

A Dermatologist’s Skin Care Routine for an active life. 

A Dermatologist’s Skin Care Routine for an active life.    InUrSkn has been like a baby to me and has been taking a similar amount of time and effort. Hence, my skin care routine is a simple routine that I believe any person with an active life can follow without breaking a sweat or the bank. The basics of everyday skincare:  The Morning Time Cleansing Routine  My morning starts with a mild face wash which contains mild acidic formulations which help reduce the oiliness on my skin giving a nice glow and a sense of freshness. However, if you have […]
May 21, 2023

Laser Hair Removal Treatments In Mumbai

Laser Hair Removal Treatments In Mumbai In recent years, laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure for people who want to remove unwanted hair permanently. INURSKN is a Mumbai-based clinic that offers this treatment, and their experienced practitioners have helped many clients achieve smoother, hair-free skin. In this Blog, we will explore the benefits of laser hair removal, how it works, and what you need to know before and after your treatment. About Laser Hair Removal Treatments In Mumbai Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser beam to remove unwanted hair from various […]
May 21, 2023

Pigmentation Treatment In Mumbai – Cost, Before And After Results, Laser Treatment

Pigmentation Treatment In Mumbai – Cost, Before And After Results, Laser Treatment Pigmentation refers to the dark patches that appear on the skin due to an overproduction of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin its color. The amount of melanin produced by our skin cells depends on various factors such as genetics, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and certain medications. Pigmentation can affect any part of the body and can be of different types, such as tanning, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), acanthosis nigricans, freckles, liver spots, age spots, generalized pigmentation, drug-induced pigmentation, birthmarks, and under-eye dark circles. If […]
May 21, 2023

Full Body Permanent Laser Hair Removal In Mumbai

Full Body Permanent Laser Hair Removal In Mumbai Unwanted body hair is a common problem faced by many people, and traditional methods like waxing, shaving, and threading are not only painful but also temporary. However, with advancements in technology, permanent hair removal options like laser hair removal have become more accessible and affordable. In Mumbai, INURSKN is a well-known clinic that offers permanent laser hair removal services. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about INURSKN permanent hair removal in Mumbai. Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to […]
May 21, 2023

How To Prevent Premature Aging: Advice From A Skin Specialist

How To Prevent Premature Aging: Advice From A Skin Specialist Table Of Content Protect Your Skin From the Sun Practice Good Skincare Habits Stay Hydrated Eat a Healthy Diet Get Enough Sleep Treat Your Skin to Regular Facials Consider Professional Treatments Don’t Smoke Manage Your Stress Visit a Skin Specialist FAQs As we age, our skin undergoes changes that can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. While some of these changes are inevitable, there are steps we can take to prevent premature aging and keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. To get expert advice on how to […]
May 21, 2023

5 Skin Conditions Everyone Should Know About: Insights From A Dermatologist

5 Skin Conditions Everyone Should Know About: Insights From A Dermatologist Table of Content Acne Eczema Psoriasis Rosacea: Skin Cancer FAQs Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it is constantly exposed to various environmental factors that can damage it. Skin problems can range from mild conditions like dryness and acne to serious medical conditions like skin cancer. It is important to pay attention to your skin’s health and to consult with a dermatologist if you notice any unusual changes or conditions. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 common skin conditions that you shouldn’t ignore, […]
May 17, 2023

Laser Hair Removal: Benefits, Side Effects, And Cost

Laser Hair Removal: Benefits, Side Effects, And Cost Table Of Content Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Permanent Hair Reduction Precision Speed Low Maintenance Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal Skin Irritation Pigment Changes Pain Cost of Laser Hair Removal FAQs Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. This treatment has been around for several years, but with advancements in technology, it has become a more effective and efficient way to achieve permanent hair reduction. INURSKN, a well-known skin clinic in India, offers laser hair removal services to help […]
April 28, 2023

4 Hair Care Myths that Haunt Dermatologists

4 Hair Care Myths that Haunt Dermatologists Debunking the propagated hair care by the internet & customs with the expertise of a Dermatologist Myth 1 – Oil is required to nourish your hair and does miracles for it. Your hair does not derive any nutrition from oil. Oil at best is a conditioning agent. In fact oil usage can block the pores on your scalp and give rise to acne and boils on your scalp. The reality is that the health of your hair depends on factors like genetic predisposition, environment, stress, diet etc. If you must use oil, I […]
March 24, 2023

Understanding Allergies

An allergy is more than just a skin rash. It can manifest itself in life threatening ways. Understanding allergies can help many people improve their quality of life.   What exactly is an allergy? Let’s begin with that. Simply put, an allergy is your body’s negative reaction to what is generally a very benign substance for most people. This reaction can take place immediately within seconds or occur after minutes or even hours and in some cases days. Also, it can be localized (constrained to a part of your body) or generalized (wide spread across the body). An allergy can […]
February 6, 2023


The TRUTH about SERUMS Everything you ever wanted to know about Face Serums   There was a time when you thought about the word serum, the first thing that came to your mind was ‘truth serums’, with which nasty villains would coerce the truth out of their helpless subjects. Or if you were a medical professional maybe you thought of blood serum. But in the last two decades the word serum has come to be more ubiquitously associated with skin care as skin serum rather than anything else. Today you may find face serums being called workhorses or mainstays of […]
November 29, 2022

My career path and people who inspired & supported me.

My career path and people who inspired & supported me When it comes to my career, I have been very lucky on the family front. My father is an accountant by profession and he took substantial loans to help me complete my medical education. In fact, I continued my studies for my masters after marriage and my in-laws and husband were also extremely supporting of my desire to excel in my chosen profession. In fact, being a part of a business family inculcated a desire in me to start my own practice during my early days of my career itself. […]
October 27, 2022

Skincare in 30s

Skincare in 30s Your 30s are probably the most interesting years in your life, for your skin and in general too. For most of you with acne, the breakouts have stopped (your hormones are much more in a state of balance) and you may start seeing some early signs of ageing, a fine line here and a wrinkle there. Don’t worry though, modern medicine and basic common sense have a lot to offer and can help you pull through your thirties with healthy beautiful skin.   I always like to start with the basics, so here is the regular spiel: […]
July 14, 2022
Top 10 Tips to keep your Hair Healthy

Top 10 Tips to keep your Hair Healthy

Top 10 Tips to keep your Hair Healthy Dr. Sejal explains what are truly simple scientific things to know about your precious mane. As a young girl with flowing hair, I was always asked how I did it? I would typically give answers ranging from how hair oil helped to how I kept washing my hair to a minimum etc. However as I matured and as I qualified as a dermatologist I realized how much of this is purely incidental and there did not exist a true causal relationship between my actions and the health of my hair. Now when […]
June 28, 2022

A Technology Filled Day in the Life of a Dermatologist

A technology filled day in the life of a dermatologist The first medical devices and tools can be traced back to the Neolithic period around 700 BC. Since then, the need of human beings to improve the quality and span of our lives has ensured the early adoption of technology to this field. It is now in such a state that every facet of a visit to a doctor’s clinic is flush with technology. I have been a practicing dermatologist for more than a decade and find that I need to keep up with the changes in medical technology on […]
June 20, 2022
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Does your skin type really matter for creating a skincare routine?

Does your skin type really matter for creating a skincare routine? By Dr. Sejal Saheta – MD, DNB – Skin Specialist, Inurskn, Mumbai. The other day a patient actually came back to me stating that “I have combination skin and yet you have prescribed me a moisturizer suitable for dry skin. I think you have made a mistake!” This ofcourse led to a very long conversation with the patient and eventually this article. A lot has been written on how your skin type plays into your skincare routine. This in my opinion is a half truth at best. While your […]
May 19, 2022

Night Time Serum Selection

Effective Tips for Selecting a Night Time Skin Care Product One of the fundamental things to understand about the difference between morning and evening skincare routine is the fact that while your morning routine is largely about the protection of skin and prevention of any damage from sun exposure and environmental factors, your evening routine is about repair and restoration of the health of your skin. Like much of your body, your skin too naturally repairs itself in the night while you sleep. A good night time skin care routine goes a long way in helping the natural repair and […]
April 28, 2022

Eye Creams – Elixirs or Placebos?

Eye Creams – Elixirs or Placebos? The science and facts about eye creams. Why do you look so tired all the time? Your eyes make you look much older than you are. Have you been crying? These are some of the questions and statements that a lot of my patients come across on a daily level. And one of the primary reasons for these statements is the condition of the skin around their eyes. And obviously, with a problem so prolific, there are just a whole lot of over the counter solutions available that promise miracles. To truly understand if […]
March 29, 2022

All about Scars, Stretch Marks & Their Treatment

Don’t let scars become memories All about Scars, Stretch Marks & Their Treatment In popular culture, scars are often portrayed with a sense of romance, where the scars on your body are made out to be a reflection of the experiences you have had. This to me is at best an incomplete idea and at worst just plain silly. The reality is that scars more often than not, draw unnecessary negative attention to a person and most of my patients treat them as an unwanted feature. What exactly is a scar and how is it formed? When you injure your […]
March 10, 2022

Trending Aesthetic Procedures for Brides-To-Be and Grooms-To-Be

Trending Aesthetic Procedures for Brides-To-Be and Grooms-To-Be A major life event like one’s own wedding brings out the desire in a person to look their absolute best. Also, the increased understanding of the role of a dermatologist in improving one’s aesthetic appearance means that a dermatologist is often contacted by the bride-to-be or the groom-to-be, even before the wedding dates are finalized. The list of aesthetic goals that patients now come up with can range from the obvious to frankly speaking quite extreme. It is also the job of a dermatologist to help the person set realistic goals for their […]
February 28, 2022

Your guide to a blemish free skin post acne breakouts

Your guide to a blemish free skin post acne breakouts Acne is one of the most prevalent conditions in young adults across the globe and sometimes it can last far beyond those early years too. In fact, one can keep experiencing acne throughout their adulthood triggered by events that cause changes in the levels of hormones like irregular periods, menopause, etc. The most troubling aspect of acne though is the fact that after one experiences as breakout, the marks, spots, and scars can last really long. This article aims at helping you keep your skin free of marks and blemishes […]
February 11, 2022

A novice’s guide to scientific skin care

A novice’s guide to scientific skin care The what, why and how of basic skin care.   The legendary Prince once said, “It takes years to become an overnight success”, this is true for all walks of life including the health of your skin. The online and offline market places are full of ‘instant solutions’ for every conceivable skin care need. But in my years of practice as a dermatologist, I am still to come across any true miracle cures that can solve skin problems instantly. The only thing that truly works miracles are consistent skin care habits. Good Girls […]
January 28, 2022

All about Laser Tattoo Removal

All about Laser Tattoo Removal Tattooing one’s body is as old a form of expression as the human society itself, with some historical records going back to the 5th or 6th Century BCE. While tattoos were originally an expression of religious or societal belonging, they now are largely a means of self-expression. But human self-expression is ever-evolving and along with this evolution comes what I call ‘tattoo regret’ Over these years I have come across a variety of reasons as to why people would like their tattoo removed. Sometimes it is because they got the tattoo under peer pressure and […]
January 11, 2022


Toners, an elixir or hogwash What is a toner and do you really need it? The skincare routine of every single celebrity (major or minor) will now figure a minimum of a CTM routine. For the uninitiated, that stands for cleanse-tone-moisturize. The T in the CTM is definitely a thing of this decade and has been a very debatable product in both the beauty and dermatology circles.  And if you ever do get curious and ask the CTM proponents as to, what exactly is a toner? Or how does the toner really help them? You will find them either stumped […]
December 1, 2021

Caring for a New-born’s Skin

Happy Skin = Happy Baby How to care for a new-born’s skin. The thought of a new born brings to the front some of the most profound memories in my life and is always accompanied by an unwitting smile. I think these emotions are best captured by the below quote: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone With such strong emotions in play, it becomes very difficult for a parent to deal with skin-related problems if and when they occur […]
November 13, 2021

Stress and Skin

Stress and Skin Chill! The easiest way to healthy skin and hair. Effects of stress on skin and hair explained. Stress is the new normal. Unfortunately, modern life and the pandemic have made sure that this statement is now truer than ever. That stress is linked to heart and brain-related conditions is now a well-established fact and also now popularly acknowledged. But unfortunately, I find that patients coming to me are sometimes unwilling to believe me when I state that a sudden outbreak of eczema or psoriatic patches on one’s skin is the effect of the stress they are undergoing. […]
October 11, 2021

How to look your best even through PCOS

How to look your best even through PCOS Skin & Hair Care Tips, Tricks, and Procedures for PCOS patients.   I understand that PCOS plays havoc with one’s life, affecting one’s looks and reproductive health. I often find that both these issues weigh heavily on a patient’s mind and can lead to secondary issues like lack of confidence, social anxiety, etc. That is why we dermatologists work in close association with gynecologists to ensure that while gynecologists take care of the reproductive health of the patient we play a role to help PCOS patients look their best. In this article, […]
September 28, 2021

Covid-19 and Hair Loss

Covid-19 and Hair Loss Some Facts and Tips on how to manage Hair Loss post Covid-19 Covid-19 has become an unfortunate reality of our existence and one that we all may have to face at some time or the other. While ‘living with the virus may have become a necessity it is absolutely not necessary for it to let it have its toll on our bodies. SARS-CoV-2 during its active phase in our body creates havoc in our body affecting nearly all major functions of our body but even after it has left the body we have seen long-lasting effects […]
September 8, 2021

Regain you Mane… Naturally

Regain you Mane… Naturally   How PRP can help you revitalize your hair growth.   While I have written quite a few articles regarding hair loss, in this article I would like to cover a particular solution that has a very good success rate with absolutely no side effects. This wonderful procedure is called PRP Therapy. You can read previous articles on hair loss and hair care here:  Controlling Hair Fall in these stressful times:  Hair Care in Summer: Hair Care in Winter:  When to and When not to worry about hair loss:    So what is PRP therapy and how […]
August 30, 2021

Truth about Beauty Salon Facials

Truth about Beauty Salon Facials A question of science & sensibility v/s long standing myths I am certain that every time you have chosen to get your hair trimmed or gone for a session of waxing (if you have not already chosen laser hair removal) the beautician at the salon would have observed how you look tired or how you seem to be developing wrinkles and eventually how a great facial with some obscure ingredients can do wonders for your face. I have been in these shoes way too many times (every time I go for a hair trim….) and […]
August 14, 2021

Fair and Silly

Fair and Silly Myths and truths of skin lightening treatments.   Being a dermatologist who also deals with cosmetology and beauty needs of patients, I come across quite a few patients who come to me with expectations of getting a fairer, whiter skin tone. One of the fundamental things that I advise my patients is that it is better to aim for a healthier skin rather than a fairer skin. Having said this, toning of skin and the effective ‘skin lightening’ or ‘skin whitening’ that a patient experiences is an inherent part of skin rejuvenation processes. Through this article I will […]
August 9, 2021

4 Super Skin Care Ingredients You Must Know About

4 Super Skin Care Ingredients You Must Know About The what, when and why of advanced skin care ingredients. In the pursuit of glowing, clear skin; people try almost anything from muds to acids to trending beauty products on their face, often on the recommendation of the all-knowing World Wide Web. However, what they frequently forget is that a lot of these well-researched articles on the internet are backed and propagated by pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies to promote their products.  This article takes a balanced approach and explains not just what skin care ingredients can do but also tries to […]
July 27, 2021

Mind your Skin and Hair

Mind your Skin and Hair Know how your mental health plays a significant role in the health of your skin and hair The interdependence of mind and body is now a well-established scientific fact. However when it comes to everyday life there seems to be little realization that most of us carry in terms of how our mind affects our body and vice-versa. We work ourselves into a knot without even realizing the severe long term impact that such a bout of mental stress can have on our body and its functions. Skin and hair are no different than any […]
July 20, 2021

Skin care before a major event

D-Day Skin & Hair Care Make your skin and hair look the best on the big day of your life! While we all would love to look our best always, it is the big events in our lives like wedding, anniversary or milestone birthdays which bring out the desire in all of us to look absolutely perfect. Whether your D-Day becomes a doom’s day or a dream day depends on your understanding of what you should do and what you should not do for your skin and hair in the time that may be available to you. So let’s figure […]
July 16, 2021

Ace your skin and hair care game during your period.

Ace your skin and hair care game during your period. Protect your skin and hair from the hormonal upheaval caused by menstruation The extent to which hormones can wreak havoc on our physiology is almost unbelievable. During our menstrual period, our hormonal balance goes for a toss and the effects are best described as chaotic. The levels and balance between the three main hormones namely estrogen (oestrogen), progesterone and testosterone keep changing through our cycle. These hormones are responsible for causing a huge number of physical and mental changes in our body ranging from mood swings to bloating to body […]
May 10, 2021

Lose your weight, not your looks.

  Weight Loss has a direct impact on our skin and hair. Learn what you can do to prevent the pitfalls that come with weight loss. Losing weight to get fitter and healthier is always a great decision. It brings you a host of benefits right from physical ones like improved blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar level to psychological ones like feeling good about yourself, improved confidence and happiness levels. However, if not done correctly, it can also cause damage. An imbalanced or extreme diet plan can lead to serious vitamin or nutrition deficiency. Thus, it’s always advisable to consult […]
April 27, 2021

Achieving Smoother & Younger Skin Naturally – Understanding Skin Resurfacing with PRP

Achieving Smoother & Younger Skin Naturally – Understanding Skin Resurfacing with PRP A lot of my patients approach me with the goal of achieving and maintaining smooth & young skin with natural methods. Also a lot of patients who have suffered from previous skin trauma on account of acne or chickenpox or some other ailment approach me to help them reduce the scars left behind by these conditions. For both of these concerns and more, there exists a scientifically proven, very reliable, and absolutely natural method of skin rejuvenation called PRP facial.   The human body is blessed with an […]
April 19, 2021

How to select a Sun Screen for your skin?

Summer is coming! No actually, summer is already here and with it comes the sun. While a warm and sunny weather can be uplifting for your mood, the same cannot be said for your skin. Your skin needs protection from the sun. And how do you plan to do that? We use sunscreen, of course. The application of Sunscreen is crucial for skin health because it helps prevent sunburns, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. The primary use of sunscreens is to protect the skin from the short-term and long-term effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The active components of UV […]
April 1, 2021

Understanding Excess Hair Growth in Women

Understanding Excess Hair Growth in Women Body hair is normal, and it exists for an evolutionary reason of keeping us warm. But too much of anything can be a warning signal of something unusual going on in your body. Our society over centuries has normalized the view of feminine beauty as not having body hair. While most women take this in a stride and establish their means of getting rid of body hair, some women have a harder time than others because of the thick hair growth they experience. All women have body hair, but the main difference between typical […]
March 2, 2021

Keep your Tresses Summer Ready

 Keep your tresses summer ready It’s no secret that the summer sun can damage your skin. And while you go out of your way to protect your skin, your hair gets left behind in the process. Which means hair which started out perfectly summer-ready, finds itself dull, lustreless and frizzy mess within a few weeks. So, how does the summer affect your hair? The sun’s UV rays dries out the hair shaft and roughens the cuticle (yes, the outer layer of the hair shaft is called the cuticle). The sun also affects the cortex (the inner core of the hair), […]
February 18, 2021

Your Next Dermatologist Visit, Made 10X More Effective

Your Next Dermatologist Visit, Made 10X More Effective “I have fixed an appointment with a dermatologist for my acne. I hope it works out. Oh wait! But I have also have marks and scars. The cherry on the cake? My uneven skin tone and dry skin patches. I have been meaning to talk to someone about my hair fall too. What should I talk about first? Will all my questions be entertained? Will the doctor be annoyed if I ask too many questions?” Every First-time Patient Ever I have been a practicing dermatologist for a long time now and believe […]
February 10, 2021

IUS Blog – Skincare in 40s

40s can be the new 20s Your Guide to skin care in 40s Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. – Nathaniel Hawthrone As our 40s set in, a lot of us are set into routines in our careers and at our homes. Some of us have made healthy lifestyle choices in our 30s while some are making resolutions to do so in the coming 40s. I believe irrespective of our situations and our choices below is some advice that goes a long way to keep you looking young and perky.   But, before you think 40s skin […]
December 25, 2020

Get Rid of Sagging Skin with the Power of Sound

HIFU – The Safe, non invasive way of getting a facelift. The biggest problem with the word facelift is that it conjures up images of a deeply invasive surgery being done on one’s face. This I am sure is a scenario that lot of us would like to avoid at all costs. It is exactly myths like these which deter patients from seeking treatment for the sagging and ageing skin on their face. In reality a facelift now a days is either non-invasive or minimally invasive with very little to no down time and a very safe procedure. Why does […]
December 7, 2020

Help Your Skin & Hair Bid Farewell to Their Winter Woes!

Help Your Skin & Hair Bid Farewell to Their Winter Woes! Follow these simple winter skin & hair care tips. Winter is the season for comfort, good food and warmth. However, while the cold weather is a welcome change after the monsoons, it brings with it an array of skin and hair problems. During winter, while most people are concerned about avoiding cold and flu making sure that skin and hair are healthy is important as well. Dry, chapped skin, which is a common occurrence during winters, can lead to certain skin conditions. Common skin concerns faced during winter are: […]
November 12, 2020

Get Glowing with Skin Polishing!

Get Glowing with Skin Polishing! Skin polishing or microdermabrasion is a procedure that involves removing superficial dead layers of the skin to reveal the underlying ‘fresh’ layer of skin and help stimulate fresh cell growth. This is among the most popular, proven and tested procedures. This is a procedure that can be done on any part of the body that has uneven skin tone, rough texture, marks, etc. and not just be limited to the face or neck. Body polishing can be done on your back, hands, legs, feet, dark underarms, etc. Also, this treatment benefits people with all skin […]
September 26, 2020

Be Clear About Acne Treatments

Be Clear About Acne Treatments. While it is true that prevention is better than cure, what should one do when they are unable to prevent acne? Well, thanks to our increased understanding of what causes acne and the advances in medical sciences, there are quite a few lines of treatment that are now available, which help get rid of acne. Why Treat Acne? One question I am asked very often is, “Why treat acne if it is going to recur anyway?” The fact is that acne will occur as long as hormones are active. However, if left untreated, the acne […]
September 18, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Skincare in Your 30s

The Ultimate Guide to Skincare in Your 30s Your 30s are probably the most interesting years in your life, for your skin and in general too. For most of you with acne, the breakouts have stopped (your hormonal changes are quite under control now). However, some of you may start noticing a few early signs of ageing, like a fine line here and a wrinkle there. Don’t worry though, modern medicine and basic common sense has a lot to offer and can help you pull through your 30s with healthy, beautiful skin. I always like to start with the basics, […]
September 2, 2020

Be spot on with your anti-acne regimen 

Be spot on with your anti-acne regimen  Prevent acne breakouts with these simple things.     While I have previously written about acne (you can read my older article here), I think it’s time to revisit the basics of dealing with acne. Despite being among the most widespread skin conditions that almost everyone develops at some point in their lives, you will be surprised to know that even today, most people have to be educated about the basic, most important steps that need to be taken to curb acne. My previous post addressed how: Acne is predominantly a hormonal condition. […]
August 27, 2020

Come Rain or Shine, Moisturizing is just fine.

Come Rain or Shine, Moisturizing is just fine. How to select a moisturizer for every season and every skin type. We are no strangers to moisturisers. It’s part of our extensive (or limited) skincare routine. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of myths around moisturizers ranging from silly to harmful. Through this post, I hope to clear up some of these myths and also help you select the right moisturizer. The Basics Moisturizers, in general, are water or oil-based creams, lotions, gels which when applied to the skin, help retain moisture in the upper layers of the skin. Some of the […]
August 11, 2020

The Safe Science of Chemical Peels

Advanced Skin Rejuvenation Techniques – Part 1 The Safe Science of Chemical Peels Who wouldn’t want to transform themselves into someone with glowing, radiant, blemish-free skin that would make them look many years younger? The truth is, every one of us would love such a makeover. And most of us believe that modern cosmetology could actually make it a reality. And yet, we hesitate. Should we actually subject our skin to something that, quite frankly, sounds just a little bit scary? And will we actually get the miraculous results we dream of? The first step in making an informed decision […]
August 3, 2020

Make the most of your Online Doctor Visit

Here’s how you can help make your online doctor visit better With the lockdown continuing and people adjusting with the new normal, online doctor consultations are starting to be more widely accepted. And after having consulted patients over the phone, WhatsApp and video calls for the past three months, I believe that there are some basic things that a patient can do to make the best of their online medical consultation. Pick the time Try choosing a convenient time for your consultation, so you can remain undisturbed throughout your appointment. Where you sit, matters. Choose a comfortable place for your […]
July 20, 2020

Don’t be patchy about Skin Pigmentation

Don’t be patchy about skin pigmentation Before getting into skin pigmentation problems, it’s important to understand what pigmentation is. In this context, pigmentation refers to our skin colour. Our bodies produce melanin, which is a pigment that gives our skin its colour. A skin pigmentation related problem is one that affects the colour of our skin. There are two types of skin pigmentation — Hypopigmentation (white or light-coloured patches) and Hyperpigmentation (dark coloured patches). However, normally when people talk about pigmentation, they are talking about hyperpigmentation. What is hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is a very common condition, where certain areas of the […]
July 5, 2020

Don’t be in the dark with dark circles

Don’t be in the dark with dark circles Dark circles are the most commonly experienced skin condition and the reasons for it can be both physiological or environmental. Why do I have dark circles? Here is a quick look at some of the dominant reasons for under eye dark circles: Genetic or hereditary: Dark circles tend to run in the family and can have a genetic basis. Sometimes because of constant rubbing or scratching during a bout of eczema or rashes or allergies around the eye area, pigmentation around the eye area can increase. Age reduces natural fat and collagen, […]
July 5, 2020

Online Skin & Hair Consultation 101

Online Skin & Hair Consultation 101 Does it Work? How to choose a good doctor for online consultation? Are there advantages to online consultation?   Since we started online consultations with The Personal Touch, we have had a few patients call in and ask us questions like: Will I benefit from consulting a cosmetologist online for my skin and hair issues?  Does online consultation for hair growth, other hair issues and skin concerns work?  Is online skin care consultation as effective as physical consultation?   After having consulted patients online for the past 3 months, I can confidently say that […]
July 5, 2020

Controlling Hair Fall In these stressful times

It’s an open secret that stress is your health’s number 1 enemy. And in what is the most stressful time for most, a vicious circle begins to form. The stress causes health issues, which in turn increases stress. And one of the first victims of stress? Your hair. But before we get into the what and how of controlling hair fall, it would be appropriate to get a better understanding of hair loss in general:   What qualifies as hair loss? Like all things biological, hair has a growth cycle which includes: Growing phase Resting phase Falling phase At any […]
June 19, 2020

The rain-care diaries

Summer’s on its way out, making way for cooler winds, greener trees and the much-needed monsoon showers. While the monsoons bring relief from the scorching summer heat, it also brings with it a plethora of skin and hair ailments. Come rain, come problems The monsoon humidity and dampness create the perfect environment for infections to thrive and conditions to flare up. Here are some of the most common things that can occur: Ringworms (jock itch, athlete’s foot) Scabies Folliculitis (red, painful bumps on the body) Eczema Acne (caused by increased humidity) Pigmentation (because of sun exposure, yes it happens in […]
June 2, 2020

Skin and hair tips — Lockdown edition

Between the global pandemic and the lockdown to get it under control, it’s safe to say that 2020 has been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride. And while you are taking all sorts of precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, these are affecting your skin and hair as well. However, there is a way to protect your skin and hair, without compromising on your safety. Lockdown Tip 1: To keep the virus at bay, washing your hands with soap or using sanitisers and gloves has become the new norm. While they are helping you stay safe, they also […]
May 29, 2020

Skin and haircare tips — Summer edition

  You complain about the summer heat, but really, it’s your skin and hair which quietly bear the brunt of it. Which means that they are prone to a lot more damage during the summers than you are aware of. So, this summer, keep your skin and hair healthy and gorgeous with these easy tips. Tip 1- Wash your face Easy, right? Washing your face twice a day with a mild face wash (water, if face washes dry out your skin) helps get rid of any extra oil. If you’re outside, all you need is a face mist and tissue […]
May 26, 2020

Goodbye dehydrated skin

While they are misconstrued to be the same, dry and dehydrated skin are two completely different things. And so, it’s vital to know whether your skin is just dry, or if it’s dehydrated. What’s the difference? Dry skin typically refers to the skin feeling dry because of the weather, or a lack of moisture caused by certain products or treatments. Dehydrated skin on the other hand, is a condition which usually points to internal dehydration. So, how do you tell if your skin is dehydrated? Dry and parched looking skin Brittle and lustreless appearance of the skin Visible rough patches […]
March 7, 2020

Protect your skin & hair this Holi.

Protect your skin & hair this Holi. As fun as the festival of colours maybe it can play havoc with your skin and hair. As fun as the festival of colours maybe it can play havoc with your skin and hair. A simple case of prevention being better than cure. I recommend that before venturing out to the parties make sure that you take some basic precautions in place. Moisturizing your skin & lips is essential, as the moisturizer on the skin acts like a shield and prevents colours from absorbing and staining the skin. For your nails consider using […]
February 15, 2020

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: When to & when not to worry about Hair Loss.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: When to & when not to worry about Hair Loss. I recently came across a movie ‘Bala’ in which the protagonist is a young proud man who starts losing hair prematurely and goes through various anecdotal adventures including mythical solutions, makeshift solutions and finally acceptance. Although the movie to me was a socially accurate interpretation of what happens with typical patients of premature hair loss, right from loss of confidence to outright fear. I believe it did not adequately cover what a good dermatologist can do to help you reduce and prevent hair loss. So here […]
February 4, 2020

Food for Skin

Food for thought…err…Food for Skin Myths – Half Truths – Absolute Truths   While I generally detest clichés, it is hard to not start this article with the phrase “You are what you eat.” While I would like to profess this about your skin too, I must admit that this is at best a half-truth. Over these years I have had a considerable number of patients who have come to me with a skin condition that does not remit even after them having sworn off meat, vegetables, dairy… you name it. It has always been an uphill battle for dermatologists […]
December 16, 2019

Age is Just a Number You Choose – Anti Ageing Treatments that are trending: Part 2

Age is Just a Number You Choose – Anti Ageing Treatments that are trending Continuing with my previous post, I thought it would be a good idea to create a post which kind of acts like a quick reference guide for all my patients who are seeking anti-ageing treatments. I always find it pertinent that whenever I write such an article to mention; that before you engage in an anti-ageing treatment always focus on two things: Am I living a healthy lifestyle? As there are no substitutes for this. Do I need this help? On this, I want to assure […]
November 30, 2019

Age is Just a Number You Choose – Non Surgical Face Lifting

Age is Just a Number You Choose – Non-Surgical Face Lifting It is quite obvious that modern life takes its toll on your skin and hair. I now see premature ageing as a common symptom amongst practically all city dwellers. (This even though we live most of our lives in covered and often air-conditioned environments) The first line of treatment for age-related conditions (skin or otherwise) is definitely to start maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  There are no substitutes for the same. However, I acknowledge that this is often easier said than done. Hence the little external help needed to look […]
November 1, 2019

Laser Hair Removal : Differentiate the good, the bad and the ugly.

So a while ago I wrote a blog post on the myths around Laser Hair Removal (In case you missed it, you can read it here : also I had promised then that I would write in more detail about the various options one can look out for before going in for a procedure. So here it goes:   What are the types of Laser Hair Removal (LHR) machines that are available for treatment? Yes you read that right. There are different types of machines available when it comes to Laser Hair Removal. The two dominant technologies available for […]
October 18, 2019

Smoking: Don’t Suffocate Your Skin

An ode to the smoking victims – By a Dermatologist   “It did not keep him warm in the cold It just made him look old It was a fine way to become ugly While still believing that it felt so lovely Not just on the outside But a good way to rot you inside In time, more he would know Of the cancer and so much woe But for now his skin began to wrinkle And his eyes lost their twinkle His lips and eyes were a shade too black His nails began to crack and his mane had […]
September 25, 2019

The Butterfly Effect-Thyroid and Skin

The Butterfly Effect: Thyroid and Skin This particular concept has been beautifully explained in one of Stephen King’s finest works, 11/22/63. The butterfly effect is a theory where small things can have a chaotic impact on a complex system. The concept in the novel is described in a way where a butterfly flaps its wings and causes a hurricane. Same is true about thyroid – Thyroid Gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that is situated in the base of the neck. This organ may be small, but it has a walloping impact. Let’s start with a simple question. What does your thyroid […]
September 11, 2019

Laser Skin Rejuvenation – Harness the power of light to get a glowing beautiful skin almost instantly.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation Harness the power of light to get a glowing beautiful skin almost instantly. I come across patients who when I recommend a laser treatment start imagining a laser emitting from the ‘death star’ in ‘star wars’. Fortunately in this case, fact does deviate a lot from fiction. Lasers have been used in medical treatments for a few decades now and some of them fall under extremely safe to use devices. LASER if you must know is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation” which in lay terms means a focused beam of light of […]
August 31, 2019

The Silent Killer Strikes the Skin too – Diabetes & Skin

The Silent Killer Strikes the Skin too – Diabetes & Skin Diabetes is called the silent killer because it is quite often that people miss its symptoms until it is too late. Of these symptoms the ones associated with skin are even more likely to be missed. Diabetes is characterized by an increase in blood sugar (glucose) levels beyond the norm. There is a large number of skin conditions that are associated with diabetes. Sometimes it is knowledge of these skin conditions that lead to a diagnosis of diabetes. Hence keeping a watch for these conditions is recommended to high […]
April 17, 2019

Myths & Truths of Permanent Laser Hair Reduction

Myths & Truths of Permanent Laser Hair Reduction by Dr. Sejal Saheta – MD, DNB – Dermatology & Venereology   So you have read of Permanent Laser Hair Reduction and have considered it, but never found the courage to take the step. For all of you, I sincerely hope this works as a guide and helps you get to ease and get to it. I personally believe in the merits of permanent laser hair reduction and highly recommend the same, however before engaging in any procedure it is always recommended to speak to a medical practitioner and in this case […]
November 30, 2018

Risk Factors of Skin Cancer

Risk Factors of Skin Cancer Skin cancer is a condition with abnormal and cancerous skin growths. This often develops due to the over exposure of skin to the rays of the sun. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Skin cancer affects those areas of skin which remains sun-exposed including ears, neck, chest, scalp, lips, face, hands, arm and legs. It can also develop on those areas of skin that are not exposed to sunlight like beneath toenails or fingernails, on palms and on genital area.     Risk factors associated […]
November 29, 2018
Laser Tattoo Removal

Lasers for Tattoo Removal- How does it work?

Lasers for Tattoo Removal- How does it work?   There are so many reasons people get inked. For some, a tattoo is a form of expression for other, a reminder of incidents and people. Since a tattoo is permanent, it needs to be carefully thought about. Today, you may think having your girlfriend’s name inked onto your skin is a way of declaring your love but what if tomorrow, you break up. Ex-lovers names are probably the most common tattoos that people ask to be removed. Yes, tattoos can be removed but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. What […]
October 23, 2018

Scabies : Symptoms & Risks

Scabies : Symptoms & Risks Scabies is a skin condition that causes the skin to itch. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite, which is called Sarcoptes scabei. The presence of the mite in the burrowed areas causes intense itching, especially at night. This a contagious condition which can quickly spread through physical contact in places like nursing homes, schools, prisons etc. Scabies is easily treatable by applying lotions to the skin that may kill the mite. Yet, one may still experience itching for several weeks. The eight legged mite that causes the condition is microscopic. The female mite […]
October 23, 2018
Drugs Allergy

Common Allergies of Medications on the Skin

Common Allergies of Medications on the Skin All drugs carry within themselves the potential to treat and to harm. Side-effects of medicines are a common phenomenon, with variation in the intensities. Sometimes they are minor and do not require medications; however at other times they may require urgent attention and treatment. Some allergies caused due to medications that primarily affect your skin are–        Itches and rashes  Sometimes your body may be allergic to certain type of medications. If these drugs are taken by you then the immune system treats them as foreign invasions and triggers a reaction […]
September 26, 2018
Heat Boils

Heat boils – It’s never ‘just a boil’

What is a heat boil? Why should I care? Heat Boils or ‘Bal Tod’ in Hindi is infection of the hair follicle by bacteria. This is one of the most common bacterial skin infections and probably every single individual will go through this at least once in his lifetime. Heat Boils typically start by pulling of hair either by accident or on purpose. These are seen as small to large lesions filled with pus. Most often these are seen on areas like legs, armpits, buttocks and scalp. However that said they can occur practically on any part of the body. […]
September 17, 2018
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Sun- The big bad monster

Mr Sun – Mr Golden Sun – Don’t Shine Down on Me! It has been taught to us right from the time we were little toddlers that being out in the sun is great for us. And it is partially true that moderate sun exposure is great for health. From being a great source for generating vitamin D in our body… to generating an overall sense of wellness when we are outdoor in the sun. However we do easily forget that sun is a very powerful energy source and the energy it delivers in the form if UV rays tends […]
August 29, 2018

So what do athletes, pet lovers and children have in common?

As they say, it always pays to be in the know. I believe that it makes perfect sense for all individuals to be well informed on the single most common skin infection they will ever come across. Ringworm.

August 18, 2018

Acne : The bane of youth

The word 'acne' is Greek in origin, which means 'the highest point'. Unfortunately the condition causes more of ‘low points’ in people who suffer from it.

July 18, 2018

7 Habits of Effective Skin Care

It is important to keep your skin clean with simple washing up of exposed parts of the body a few times a day. However never over-do it and never scrub your skin. Skin is a delicate organ and needs gentle cleansing. Use soaps and cleansers which are mild and do not leave your skin feeling dry.