Skin care is the range of practices supporting the integrity of skin, better appearance and better skin conditions. The domain could include nutrition, staying away from sun and using emollients appropriately. Practices enhancing the appearance include using cosmetics, exfoliation, botulinum, microdermabrasion, filters, peels, laser resurfacing, retinol therapy, and ultrasonic treatment of the skin. Skin care is actually a routine procedure within several settings, like skin that’s too dry or too moist, and dermatitis and skin injuries prevention.
Skin care is in part a treatment of radiation therapy, some medications and wound healing. The department of skin care is at the cross sections of dermatology, cosmetics, and traditional discipline of medicine, certain overlaps are there with each of the topics. Skin care is different from dermatology, as practiced traditionally, by the additional however, less scope in medicine and by including non-physical doctors, like the estheticians and the nursing care that provide wound care. Skin care brings in individual behavior modification and about working and environmental conditions. However, dermatology co-works with certain aspects of care for the skin, mainly in the USA, and to a less extent the UK.
There are certain guidelines for the skin care in neonatal developed. Nevertheless the pediatric and the dermatologic communities have not found a common ground on the best of practices of cleansing, as good scientific evidence is rare. Immersing in water has been considered better than washing alone, along with the use of synthetic detergents is considered superior to using water only.
There are a few aspects of skin care. Protection from Sun is essential even though Sun is beneficial for the body as it gives a good dose of vitamin D. However, excessive use of sunlight can be damaging to the skin. Ultraviolet radiation from the Sun’s ray can give sunburns in different degrees, causing early ageing and higher risk of getting skin cancer. UV exposure may cause patches of skin tone that goes uneven and skin that dries out.
There are other skin conditions like ageing of the skin and acne. There are injuries to skin which damages the underlying tissue because of continuous skin pressure, also called pressure sore. In case of skin condition like stoma, doctors suggest plain water should be used to pat gently around the stoma. Then there is nutrition issue that causes skin conditions and exposure to radiation that induces skin radiation. Skin care and its procedures bring in exfoliation, botulonium, laser medicine in the process of cosmetic resurfacing, removing unwanted hair, vitiligo, removing tattoo, photodynamic therapy, retinol therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion.
Cosmetic surgery is one surgical specialty that works on restoring, reconstructing, or even altering the human body. It could be divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedure. Reconstructive surgery involves hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, treating the burns, and microsurgery. While reconstructive surgery works to reconstruct a portion of the human body or better its functioning, aesthetic or cosmetic surgery aims towards improvement of its appearance.
The techniques and procedures used in plastic surgery is skin grafting where the skin tissue transfer happens and is a very common procedure. Skin grafts could be obtained from donors or recipients. The process involves:
In most cases, good results could be expected from plastic surgery where the emphasis is on careful planning of incisions such that they fall within natural skin and its fold lines, where there is appropriate choice of how to close the wound, using best of suture materials available, plus early removal of the sutures that are exposed so that the wound is held closed by the buried sutures.
At Cura Hospital, there are a number of skin and cosmetic surgeons and specialists who could treat you for your skin and aesthetic or other requirements. Our labs and diagnostics are one of the best in Bangalore and we feel it our responsibility to provide personal care and attention to our patients for all skin and cosmetic related treatment.