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International Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Conference, PGIMER Chandigarh

International Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Conference, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Rachna Mittal attended the “International Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Conference” from 8th to 10th December, 2017 at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

International Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Conference, PGIMER Chandigarh

Highlights of the Conference:

  1. Dermoscope, a handheld device which improves diagnosis of skin lesions.
  2. UVB-narrow band phototherapy can be used for the treatment of skin diseases like Atopic dermatits, Alopecia Aerate, Eczema, Lichen planus, Chronic lichenified lesion, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Prurigo Nodularis.

Pigmentarycon 2017, Brilliant Convention centre, Indore from 10th to 12th November 2017

Pigmentarycon 2017, Brilliant Convention centre, Indore from 10th to 12th November 2017

Dr. Rachna Mittal attended the “Pigmentarycon 2017” held at the Brilliant Convention Centre, Indore from 10th to 12th November 2017.

She also attended workshop on Lasers, held at the Brilliant Convention Centre , Indore, during Pigmentarycon 2017 on 10th November, 2017.

Highlights of the conference were as following:

  1. Laser workshop highlighting the Q-switched laser for glow, open pore reduction, rejuvenation & tattoo reduction in 2 sittings itself.
  2. Dermatoscopy – useful as a Diagnostic tool in skin disorders.

Dermatophytosis : Fighting the Challenge 2017, PGIMER Chandigarh

‘Dermatophytosis : Fighting the Challenge’ from 2nd – 3rd September, 2017  at PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Rachna Mittal attended the conference ‘Dermatophytosis : Fighting the Challenge’ from 2nd – 3rd September, 2017 organised by Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology & Department of Medical Microbiology at PGIMER, Chandigarh.


Tinea, a fungal infection, an easily treatable condition has now become recurrent & resistant to treatment. Higher doses & longer duration intake of oral antifungal is required. This has probably happened due to use of over the counter medication containing steroids.

World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2017

Dr Rachna Mittal attended the ‘World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2017  from 4th – 6th May 2017 at  Dr. Babu Rajendar Prasad International Convention Center, GKVK, Bengaluru, India.’

World Congress Cosmetic Conference 2017

She also attended two workshops; one on ‘Rejuvination & Contouring’ and the second one on ‘Laser Thearpy’ held at ‘World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2017 from 4th – 6th May 2017 at Dr. Babu Rajendar Prasad International Convention Center GKVY, Bengaluru, India’.

1) Q-Switched laser especially for  Freckles,Melasma, Carbon Peel and Tattoo Removal in a single sitting.
2) Radiotightening for face and body.
3) Newer Threads for better face and body lifting.

World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatelogy 2017

2nd DERMAZONE (North) Conference, Chandigarh

Dr Rachna Mittal attended the '2nd DERMAZONE (North)', on 16th & 17th July, 2016 at Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh organized by Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh


“Pigmentarycon 2016” – New Delhi, 1st – 3rd April 2016

Dr Rachna Mittal attended “Pigmentarycon 2016” held at Hotel The Ashok, New Delhi from 1st – 3rd April 2016.

Pigmentarycon 2016

She also attended two workshops, one on “Mesotherapy” & the second one on “Noncultured Melanocyte Transfer” held at MAMC & LNJP hospital on 1st April, 2016 during Pigmentarycon 2016 from 1st – 3rd April, 2016.

Highlights of the conference were as following

  • Newer Injectable Agents like glutathione, arbutin & traxanemic acid  for Melasma/Blemishes & Lichen planus pigmentosus.
  • Pumpkin peel for Blemishes, Freckles, Tanning & Rejuvenation of Face.
  • Body Peels for full body detanning.
  • Newer Masks – Apple stem cell collagen mask, Epidermal growth factor containing masks & brightening mask containing vitamin C, Arbutin, chamomile. This combination  leaves the skin supple, even toned & posively glowing.

Laser Skin Treatment for Pigmented Lesions using Q-Switched Laser

Laser Skin treatment for Pigmented Lesions using Q-Switched Laser

hyperpigmentation Dr. Rachna Mittal’s Skin and cosmetology clinic is proud to launch Laser Skin treatment for Pigmented Lesions using Q-Switched Laser.

Q Switched lasers are one of the most advanced lasers used in skin pigmentation related treatments.It is used in various procedures including:

  • Treatment of Superficial Lesions
    • Lentigenes, freckles, moles
    • Café-au- lait macules  ( light brown birth mark)
  • Treatment of deep dermal Lesions
    • Nevus of Ota & Ito (  dark patch on one side of the face)
    • Beckers nevus ( pigmented hairy patch on the shoulder)
    • Drug induced pigmentation ( side effect of medicines)
  • Treatment of mixed Lesions
    • Under eye pigmentation
    • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation ( dark patches persisting after injury or surgical procedure)
    • Melasma ( dark patches seen on  both cheeks esp in females , also called blemishes)
    • Nevus Spilus ( birth mark with a mole in the centre)
  • Laser Facial
    • This is a quick facial rejuvenation done 2-3 days prior to an occasion. It leads to textural improvement & an instant Glow.
  • Tattoo removal
    • The Tattoo or other pigmentation will be removed without damage to normal tissue.

What is Q-switched laser and how does it work?

The Q switched Nd:Yag laser is a  high energy , short pulsed (10-20 nanoseconds) laser .The energy of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser can be absorbed by the blue & black pigment in the skin lesion Or tattoo .The pigment will be fragmented so small that it can be disposed off by the body’s immune system .
The laser has the option of two wavelengths in one machine, these are: 532nm and 1064nm Nd:YAG.  These wavelengths add flexibility to the treatment options for tattoo as well as for the skin blemishes and lesions that the Q-Switch Laser has been engineered to remove.
Skin and cosmetology Clinic has chosen the Q-Switch Laser for its proven effectiveness arising from the combination of high power and nanosecond pulses that deliver peak energy to the epidermis & dermis faster than the normal relaxation time of the tissue. The result is a safe, effective way to control the laser energy and safely achieve desired results.

Expected Results from Q Switched Laser

Superficial lesions like freckles & lentigenes usually respond within 1-3 sessions. Deeper lesions may take 5-12 sessions. Laser treatment for tattoo may require 2-20 sessions depending upon its size & color.

Patch test can be done for deep lesions, large Tattoos & in all apprehensive patients.

For more information on the treatment and its cost email or call us at Dr. Rachna Mittal’s Skin and Cosmetology Clinic.

Suncreeens – Cosmeticeuticals for Skin Protection from Sun

About  Sunscreen lotions Sun Screens

Sun Screens is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight. UV rays from sun damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

Sunscreen should be used every day since even on a cloudy day 80% of the Sun’s rays reach the earth’s surface. Apply Sunscreen to dry skin about 15-30 minutes before going outdoors. Re-apply after sweating swimming or toweling off. Water resistant sunscreens protect skin for 40 minutes of water exposure. Waterproof sunscreens protect for 80 minutes. Choose your sunscreen accordingly.

Sunscreen Formulations:  Sunscreens come with different formulations. You can choose one based on your skin type.

  • For Oily Skin – Gels
  • For Dry Skin – Lotions
  • For body – Sprays.

Another important factor to consider while choosing the Sunscreen is Sun protection factor (SPF) of the Sunscreen. Higher the SPF, higher the protection from UV rays. But sunscreens with higher SPF will also have more sunscreen oil and a heavier, greasy consistency.

Other important Tips for protection of Skin from Sun:

  • Minimize sun exposure between 10am and 4pm when the worst and greatest quantity of ultraviolet light exists. Follow the shadow rule that is if your shadow is longer than your height , it is okay to be outside.
  • Wear prtotective eyewear. Sunglasses with UV-blocking filters are very important . The eye is the 2nd most common site in which melanoma develop.
  • Wear Hats. Each inch of hat brim can lower your lifetime risk of cancer by 10%.
  • Check the UV index each day and dress accordingly if possible. Check the internet , your local newspaper, television or radio for your local daily UV index.

Acne – its Causes and Treatment

Acne - causes and treatment Acne (Pimple) – its cause and treatment

Acne is very common in teenagers and young adults (age 11-30).  Acne usually affects face, shoulder and back area of body. Acute Acne can be a major cause of Psycho-Social stress and requires treatment to avoid scarring.

The Skin & Cosmetology Clinic, Chandigarh, Panchkula is well equipped with latest technology of Laser for the treatment of Acne (Pimple) and Acne Scars

What causes Acne?

Several factors contribute to the development of acne.

Sequence of events which leads to Acne:

  • Increase in production of sebum due to imbalance of andorgenic hormomes
  • Bacterial growth leading to break down of sebum into free fatty acids which are irritants to skin
  • Cells lining the sebaceous glands fail to shed  normally leading to pores becoming clogged, leading to Acne.

Some factors which contribute to this condition are:

  • Hereditary or genetic: If your parents had acute case of Acne, chances are you are susceptible to it and adequate care should be taken to avoid aggravation of Acne symptoms.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Hormonal changes during puberty and menstrual cycle are common triggers of Acne. Acne may aggravate 2-7 days pre menstrual cycle for women.
  • Drugs: Barbiturates, Lithium, Steroids, phenytoin & halogens drugs can trigger Acne.
  • Greasy cosmetics: May block the pores creating a plug which can result in Acne, especially if infected by bacterial growth in the area.
  • Environmental factors:  like pollution and high humidity are also common triggers for Acne.
  • Stress: can cause hormonal changes which can aggravate Acne.
  • Others—rubbing the skin, bike helmets, overnight application of  hair oils, high sugar & diary diet

Treatment of Acne:

  • Self care: To avoid Acne keep the skin clean. Cleanse twice, daily with a gentle cleanser. You may use medicated cleanser containing benzoyal peroxide or salicylic acid.
  • Medicines: In acute cases of Acne has to be treated with medicines like Antibiotics , Retinoids and  hormonal therapy depending on the causing factor.
  • Minor procedures to alleviate Acne: Application of Salicylic & glycolic peels to remove aseptic environment and minimize scarring
  • Acne Scar treatment:  Microdermabrasion, Pigment reducing Peels, Dermaroller, Fillers and Lasers.

Fill the form on the right to  or call us, if you have any questions regarding Acne, Acne treatment or treatment of Acne scars.

·         Others—rubbing the skin, bike helmets, , overnight application of  hair oils, high sugar & diary diet

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