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 eye area, pigmentation around the eye area can increase. Age reduces natural fat and collagen, which […]
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 an online consultation for my skin and hair issues? Does it Work? Does an online consultation feel and work the same as a physical consultation?   After having consulted patients online for the past 3 months, I can confidently say that online consultation can help over 90 percent of […]