Q. What are Chemical Peels?
These are agents when applied to the skin cause controlled exfoliation of superficial layers of the skin. As this older layer is shed off, a new healthier layer is formed.
Q. How do Chemical Peels work?
Peels exfoliate the superficial skin layers and result in stimulation of fresh collagen. So, when the new skin is formed, it is healthier, uniform in color, and supple.
Q. What conditions can be managed with Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels have revolutionized cosmetic surgery as they can be safely used for multiple problems:
- Post Acne Scarring
- Pigmentation Problem Example Melasma
- Lusterless Skin
Q. How long does it take to do a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peel is a painless office procedure that takes around 10-15 minutes. Newer Peels are essentially ‘lunch time’ peels and are extremely user friendly.
Q. What happens after Peeling?
After Peeling one can go back to work immediately. There is minimal or no physical peeling. Certain precautions need to be taken like use of moisturizer and sun avoidance.
Q. Are there any serious complications?
Generally Speaking Complications are related to depth of peels. Deeper peels tend to have higher risk of complications like hyper pigmentation. Superficial and medium peels generally are safe if instructions are followed.
Q. What is Hair Transplant?
It is a procedure in which hair is transferred from a hair bearing region to hair balding region.
Q. Can hair be transplanted to another person?
Q. When should a hair transplant be done?
Hair Transplant should be evaluated properly by a medical expert. Medical and reversible causes should be ruled out and then only one should go for it.
Q. Do the transplanted hair survive?
Donor Hair are generally taken from posterior scalp. These hair are genetically designed to last and so even when they are transplanted, they last for life.
Q. Does hair transplant involve Brain?
No. It has no relation whatsoever to the brain.
Q. Does the procedure hurt?
Hair Transplant is done under local anaesthesia and is a fairly comfortable procedure. The patient remains awake throughout.
Q. How early can one go back to work following hair transplant?
2 Days should be enough for rest.
Q. Can hair transplant be done for eyebrows?
Yes. Hair transplant can be performed for hair loss in eyebrows, moustache, and beard also
Q. Where should hair transplant be done?
Hair Transplant should be performed at a centre where facilities for any emergency are available. Also, the transplant team should be led by a qualified plastic surgeon.
Q. What are Facial Injuries?
Face is formed by base of facial bones and covered by skin. In between there are vital structures like eyes, nose, ears, glands, etc. Injury to any of these structures is classified as Facial Injury.
Q. Why are these injuries dangerous?
As described face has many important structures like lips, jaws, eyelids, nose, ear, etc. Injury to these structures causes these organs to stop functioning, so, it is very important to address these injuries.
Q. What are examples of facial injuries?
Fractures of nasal bones, jaws, fractures of facial bones, injury to tongue, lips, ear, eyelids, nose, parotid gland are some examples of facial injuries.
Q. Who treats these injuries?
Plastic Surgeons and Maxillo facial surgeons usually deals with these cases.
Q. What is Hand Surgery?
Hand is a complex structure and contains nerves, vessels, tendons which work together to perform complex tasks. Disease/Injury to hand is handled by unit of hand surgery – such a unit chiefly has a specially trained Plastic Surgeon or Orthopedic Surgeon.
Q. Why is proper care of injuries to hand important?
Our hand perform the tasks that are thought by our brain. So, any injury or disease that affects our hands not only affects our expression but interferes with our livelihood as well.
Q. How do hand surgeons (Plastic Surgeons) make a difference?
A hand without proper movements can not function. Plastic Surgeons (Hand Surgeons) are specifically trained to improve the function of hand after surgery and therefore make a huge difference in results.
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