Apply and consume Aloe vera for good skin: Dr. Goyal
Dr Nilesh N Goyal is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist and Hair Specialist at Bombay Hospital, Lilavati Hospital & Juvenis clinic (Mumbai). He was the first Indian to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
He offers Lipobodysculpting with this safe and highly effective technique and Hair Transplantation from his clinic. He was awarded the MRCP UK from the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Dr. Goyal answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.
What is the Remedy for black mark on the face or chins ?? please advise
USe a good sunscreen regularly and see a dermatologist to ascertain the cause of your pigmentation. Treatments can include depigmenting creams, lasers and chemical peels.
what causes breakout on the skin
Usually stress and hormonal changes.
any medicine & shampoo which can stop my hair fall?
See a dermatologist to help you on this. You need to determine the cause of hairfall and then target the cause to stop hairfall.
what food you suggest for good & healthy hairs?
Eat healthy and at fixed times. Diet should be a good mix of carbs, proteins and fats. Eat Beet root daily, fruits, green leafy vegetables and pulses.
Hello Dr Nilesh, I’m Murali and my question is that i have dandruff & also pimples in the scalp which is very painful. what shud i do to eradicate these pimples in the scalp.
You need to wash your hair regularly with Elution shampoo and apply Erytop lotion to the pimples daily. You can write to me for further help on firstname.lastname@example.org
iam suffering with ring worm & itches in the leg joints. iam using b-tex and quadriderm. but they are temporary relieve. I want a permenent solution. please recommend a medicine
Please stop btex and quadriderm. they will only damage your skin further. You will need to see a dermatologist to get the right treatment.
Is dandruff behind the falling hairs?
Dandruff is the sign that you are unhealthy and so need to rectify it. hairfall is the result of poor health. See a dermatologist to correct this and your hairfall will stop.
is male hair falling the reason or something else behind the hair fall?
If you are loosing hair in the male pattern then you need to consult a dermatologist or a hair transplant surgeon.
my hair is falling.what are the remedies?
You need to consult a dermatologist to ascertain the cause of hairfall. Also refer to the earlier questions for your answer.
What is teh remidy for black mark on the face
You need to determine the cause of the pigmentation and then tackle it accordingly. See a good dermatologists in your area to help you. treatements include depigmenting creams, lasers, peels ….
What is the right age to go for peel offs?
You can start as early as 18 years of age. By then your skin is mature enough to handle the peel effects.
Is there any supplement to get shiny hair?
Shiny hair can be got by using a good conditioner and a volumising shampoo. Also you need to be healthy to have good bouncy hair. Try some hair supplements as well.
How to get rid of crow’s feet?
Use of Botulinum Toxin to the area. Done by a good cosmetic dermatologist yu can have a great result. When used repeatedly every 6 months, you can get rid of these forever.
Can you guide as to how to maintain oily skin doctor?
Oily skin needs to be washed frequently to remove the dust and unblock pores. It need sot be protected from sunlight with a oil free sunscreen ie. Anthelios XL or Ansolar 30 cream. You can use a toner after facewash to take the oil away.
Is aloe vera very good for skin?
Yes it is good when applied and also when consumed.
What should I look for in a good face wash?
a good facewash should give you a healthy fresh feel. It should not leave you too dry or too oily.
what is your opinion on the creams and lotions that claim to give one a fairer skin?
They are an eyewash. Please refrain from falling for them. Use a good effective sunscreen.
Is there any treatment or technique which gives a fairer skin? What is it called?
Fairer skin can be acheived with regular use of sunscreen and a change to healthy lifestyle. Actually, you need to have a glowing skin which is blemish free. Fairness treatments can sometime damage skin permanently so try not to pursue them.
I (M/35 yrs) have below problem. Deep Tanning at few spots on cheek and forehead. Dr have treated with laser, sunscream and other steroid but of no use till date.
Your pigmentation could be because of seborrheic dermatitis. so you need to control that before the skin treatments work. Most important is regular use of sunscreen and change to healthy lifestyle.
I (M/35 yrs) have 3 problems for which remedy is required though treatment had been going for prolong time & is not much effective Baldness & Graying: scalp area has increased, graying of hair and beard is in geometric progression.
This sounds like Male Pattern Balding. Also change you lifestyle, get more healthier and you will see a difference in hair fall.
I regularly visit the gym for atleast an hour workout which includes weight training too. I am losing my hair after workouts. Is it responsible?
I do not think workouts cause hairloss. You need to visit a dermatologists to ascertain the real cause of your hairfall.
My brother also visits gym for workouts which are vigorous sometimes. He also has protein powders. He is also losing his hair.What is your advise
Avoid PRotein Powders. they mess up big time with metabolism. They have also been linked to damage to liver, kidneys and heart. Hairloss can result from use of protein powders and hence their consumption should be avoided completely.
Does taking steam therapy also cause hair fall?
Steam will heat up the hair proteins and weaken their bonding. this will over a period of time make your hair weaker and more prone to breakage. So avoid.
What hair treatments work for frontal hair loss?
Frontal hair loss is most likely due to androgenetic alopecia or Patterned hair loss. This can be helped with medications and even Hair transplant surgery.
Is stress a strong factor for hairfall?
A very strong factor. I see this every day in my practice. If you learn to tackle stress, then the hairfall will reduce.
Is it true that if one wears a cap frequently he or she starts losing hair?
No this is a myth. Cap can actually protect the hair from UV damage and dust.
Please tell me about the various hair treatments and techniques available today for hairfall.
The cause of hairfall needs to be determined and once that is ascertained then the treatments can be directed towards this. You need to see a dermatologist who specialises in hairfall to help your predicament.
And what is the main cause of dandruff?
dandruff is caused by a fungus which tends to be on everyones head, but has become a problem for the one affected. The body’s immnue system becomes weak due to ill health or poor lifestyle and hence the fungus grows and causes dandruff. You can treat this with a good medicated anti dandruff shampoo.
Jaggi How can skin allergies be avoided?
Allergies can be avoided by following a healthy lifestyle. This involves sleep early, regular exercise and fixed meal times. In addition, diet should include a good mix of carbs, proteins and fats (Ghee is very important to reduce your allergies). These will boost your immune system and prevent allergies.
Doctor is there a permanent treatment to scars? What is it called?
Scars can be modified or revised either surgically, or with Lasers or with both. You an seek opinion of a good cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeon who can guide you through the right treatment.
My working hours are late, sometimes I do not get enough sleep, so I have lost all the glow on my skin. What is your advise for working people like me?
Late hours are the biggest culprit when it comes to glow of facial skin. You need to try to get out of this work pattern. Alternatively, try to sleep well, eat at fixed hours and do regular exercise to keep healthy. If you are healthy internally only then will you have a glowing skin.
This is for my sister. How to get rid of acne marks on the nose?
Fractional CO2 Laser is the gold standard for treating acne scar marks. You can get this treatment at good dermatology clinics.
What is your opinion on the various creams available today to treat wrinkles?
We now have entered the era where good antiaging creams are now being made in India. You can try Avarta cream that works very well as antiaging cream. It is also a good moisturiser.
What is Lipobodysculpting Doctor?
Lipobodysculpting is a wonderful technique that helps in removing excess fat from body areas under local anaesthesia. The fat is numbed with a solution that is injected into it and then fat is sucked out with thin steel tubes called microcannulae and a suction machine. this is very safe and highly effective in getting rid of excess fat deposits ie. saddle bags, love handles, thick arms, legs and even chin fat. you can know more by going to my website www.juvenis.in
Is the glowing skin a result of our genes or our diet or the cream applications or our lifestyle?
Glowing skin the result of all the above that you mention. You need to use right product as per your skin type. This can be done easily by logging onto www.skintypesolutions.com and filling up the questionnaire. This will give you your skintype and also get to know the right products for your skin. Follow a healthy lifestyle in addition.
Hi Dr. Can I have a Vitamin E supplement everyday to enhance my skin type?
Yes Vitamin E has good antioxidant properties which help in giving a good glow to skin. Also have a healthier lifestyle with regular decent sleeping hours, fixed meal times and regular exercise.
Is neem the solution to all skin related problems?
Neem has many healing properties and hence can be used for treatment of skin ailments, but be careful before you label it as one medicine treats all.
What is more better to apply in Winter, sunscreen or cold cream or moisturizer and how often?
Hi Aarya, depending on your skin type you can decide whether you need a sunscreen or moisturiser or both. It also depends upon where you stay and what is your environment during daytime. Dry skin people can use both these during winter months, howver, oily skin people need to be careful about the products that go on their skin.
I have heard that beer serves as a very good hair conditioner. How true?
Ans: Not heard of this before, why waste it on hair conditionning. Try some conditioners from the market, might prove cheaper.
Can you tell me the any composition in a hair oil that can curb hairloss?
My dear there is no hair oil that can stop hairloss. Hair oil can only help in conditionning the hair. We indians are the only lot in the entire world who believe in oiling of scalp hair. Rather hair loss should be tackled by improving your nutrition and change in lifestyle habits.
Is it healthy to shampoo hair everyday?
Hair can be shampooed everyday depending upon what is the problem that makes a person shampoo hair daily. If you are travelling a lot in dust and pollution daily then by all means shampoo daily. But you will then have to choose the right shampoo. Try Elution shampoo or any frequent use shampoos that are available on the shelves of supermarket.
Sir I want to get rid of my hair above lips permanently.Is it possible?
You can try Laser Hair removal at a dermatologists clinic who can use the right settings in view of your hair type and colour. You will need to have a few sessions every 6 weeks till you are left with hardly any hair on the treated area. This also reduces the ahir regrowth rate and thins out the new hairs growing. Today this is the best modality for excess hair management in women.
Does removing facial hair permanently through some treatment have some side effects?
Permanent hair removal ideally does not exist. Laser Treatments can give near permanent hair removal effects. The only side effects of a laser hair removal done at the dermatologists clinic is mild redness which is short lasting, pigmentation in case sunscreen is not used after the procedure and recurrence of hair regrowth.
This is just for information ..why do some females have thick hair above the upper lip and also on the chin area?
Thick hair on upper lips and chin of females are usually due to terminal hair formation. Hair undergoes this kind of transformation after it has been subjected to hormonal stimulation and repeated attempts of forcible removal ie. waxing. These women need to have a thorough workup by a dermatologist or endcrinologist for hormonal issues and then have Laser treatments for removal.
Does bleaching of facial hair cause any harm to the skin because it contains ammonia?
Yes Bleaching is dangerous for skin and especially for coloured skin. It can cause rashes which can further lead to change in skin pigmentation. It should be avoided. It can be done only under the guidance of a dermatologist and using products that contain no ammonia. Excess facial hair can be alternatively managed by Laser treatments.
Is hair weaving for life?
Hair weaving is a technique of forming a partial wig that goes on to the scalp. It is woven into the existing hairs. It requires regular maintenance with hair trimming at the specific clinic that does this procedure. It can sometimes lead to damage to the scalp skin due the materials used for hair weaving.