Looking good, beautiful & handsome is important nowadays, both for your self-esteem and even for your job. If you look young and full of energy, not only will it get you appreciation, but also make your colleagues believe you have a lot of energy to take on more assignments and get you that promotion. But, Why spend a lot of money and time, when you can get beautiful skin, by using home, natural remedies? Almonds, papaya, lemon, cucumber, all of these humble kitchen fruits and vegetables have properties which can make you look radiant & young. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, believes that surgery or costly spa treatments & facials need not be performed – Your fridge may be hiding the secrets to a more beautiful you!
Facial scars can be prevented and at the very least heal better than they otherwise would. Nowadays, with the advent of best medical treatments and with combination of different cosmetic – laser treatments and surgical procedures, all types of scars & keloids can be almost completely treated, such that they would almost be invisible. This includes depressed scars, hypertrophic scars, acne scars, chicken pox scars, keloids, etc. Scars impact confidence badly. As Dr. Debraj Shome, best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India says, “When we treat scars on the face, the brain heals”.
Bony prominences like the cheek, the chin and the nose play a very important role in the way you look. You may be born with high cheek bones & a well defined chin. But, if you are not, it is fairly easy to augment the cheek bones & chin in a non-invasive manner. You will be surprised just how much of a difference these can make to your overall look and photos. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, explores how much of a difference high cheek bones & a prominent, square chin can make to your looks. In this blogpost, Dr. Shome explores filler enhancement as well as malar (cheek) implants for cheek & chin augmentation.
Face Shapes play a vital role in aesthetics & beauty. Working out your face shape type can be the first step in evaluating many things: which hairstyles will suit you, which spectacles & sunglasses will look good on you, how you should apply makeup, etc. In fact, understanding your face shape is the first step in understanding you. Once you know your face shape, you can rectify the deficiencies & aim for the best face shape by visually changing your face shape via hairstyles, makeup, glasses. The facial shape can also be changed by using non-surgical procedures like Botox treatment for masseter hypertrophy & filler injections for adding volume to certain areas of the face. Facial Shapes can also be changed by using cosmetic surgery procedures like VASER Liposuction of the face, chin implants & cheek implants.
Looking good on photographs & appearing photogenic is both an art and a science. In today’s Facebook & ‘selfie’ driven world, almost everyone would like to photograph better. Just because you look good in person does not mean you will also look great on your photographs. Similarly, you may have flaws in person, but you can also be photogenic & enhance your beauty & looks on photos. It does not require Photoshop or the best photographer in the world (though that can help). All of us (not only models, celebrities & actresses), can look better on photos, if we know how to & use a few tips & tricks more deliberately when we are being photographed. Dr. Debraj Shome, a facial plastic surgeon based in Mumbai, India & an avid photographer, lets you in on a few plastic surgeon, aesthetic & photography based secrets, so that you too can rock your photos.
There is truth in the adage that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. Social norms decree that we look at the eyes when we interact. This makes sure that the eyes become central to first impressions in beauty & attraction. Wider, larger, baby like eyes make a person look younger & more attractive. Eye Makeup tends to try & enhance these features by outlining the eyes & making them stand out & appear wider. Treatments like Botox injections & blepharoplasty surgery work on the same premises of widening the eyes & removing eyelid bags & sagging. Appropriately applied eye make up enhances all facial features. However, eye make up must be removed effectively to prevent problems like dry eyes & eye infections.
Beauty, being beautiful & handsome is as much science as it is art. Studies with babies suggest that ‘beauty detectors’ are hard-wired in our brains from birth, such that the infants consistently gaze longer at the attractive faces. So, if babies know what is beauty, there must be a method to the madness. What Makes a face beautiful? How important is facial symmetry? Should women wear heels? What makes eyes beautiful? You may not consciously think of it, but evolution has taught your eyes to recognize beauty the moment they see it. Recognizing beauty is a short, quick response for recognizing which eggs may suit your sperm and vice versa. The brain knows in seven seconds who it finds attractive. The beauty industry tries to emulate these commonly understood patterns of beauty & tries to correct ‘flaws’ to make you appear more beautiful & handsome. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon, India, tries to demystify the ‘looks paradigm’ in this blogpost.
Whether you are getting ready for the festival season, for a wedding or just for a normal day, these best beauty tips are affordable & very safe. Most of these beauty tips & beauty treatments may cost less than what a meal costs these days. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in India, discusses the best beauty treatments & tips like skin resurfacing procedures (carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion & chemical peels), botox injections & dermal filler injections treatment & the hydrafacial. Looking young and beautiful has never been easier, safer or more affordable.
What are causes of hair loss? Can hair fall be reduced? How can we stop & prevent hairfall? What is the latest research on hair growth? Do PRP, Stem Cell therapy & QR 678 hair growth factor injections work in treating alopecia & causing baldness cure? Should hair be oiled? What foods should you eat for beautiful hair? Does minoxidil reduce hairfall? Is hair transplant surgery successful? For the best hair growth treatments, the latest hair research, hair loss prevention tips & hairfall solutions, read this blogpost by Dr. Debraj Shome, a top / best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India.
When it comes to looking younger, many of us don’t want the latest medical treatment. We want to take an alternative or holistic approach, non-invasive & non-surgical. So, typically all skin care tips & beauty tips tend to center around the same. Facials are a treatment for the face that’s meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin. All sorts of facials are now advertised in spas and salons – Fruit facials, oxygen facials, de-tanning facials, gold facials, silver facials, botox facials, galvanic facials, etc. But, do facial face treatments really work? Is there any scientific evidence to show that regular facials will make you look younger & more beautiful? Can facials serve as anti-aging treatment & remove wrinkles & face lines? Do you think facials are good for your skin? Or do you think they are a waste of time, money and potentially dangerous? Read this blog post by Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, to know more.
Growing & Looking old & infirm is no longer an option. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon, practicing in Mumbai, India, blogs on easy, natural methods (anti-aging tips) to stay young & healthy longer, as well as the best cosmetic anti-aging treatments globally. Antiageing Foods, Skin protection with sun blocks, anti-oxidant therapy, skin creams, laser skin treatment (skin resurfacing), botox injections, dermal fillers treatment as well as cosmetic surgery are discussed here. Aging can be prevented & delayed now & even when it does occur, the slew of anti-aging treatments discussed can make you look younger, appear healthier and in the peak of health and vigor, both for men & women.
‘Laser’ is an acronym: Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light can be accurately focused into small spots with very high energy. The light is produced within an optical cavity containing a medium, which may be a gas (e.g., argon, krypton, carbon dioxide laser), liquid (e.g., pulsed dye laser) or solid (e.g., ruby, neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG), alexandrite laser). The process involves excitation of the molecules of the laser medium, which results in the release of a photon of light, as it returns to a stable state. Each medium produces a specific wavelength of light, which may be within the visible spectrum (violet 400 through to red 700nm) or infrared spectrum (more than 700 nm). Laser skin treatments are a safe, effective & the best non-surgical treatment method for treating diverse skin conditions and diseases, extending from aging (making skin younger), hair removal, pigmentation removal (melasma treatment), open pore treatment, wrinkle removal, fine line removal, tattoo removal, removal of vascular skin lesions (like capillary hemangiomas & strawberry nevus), skin whitening, skin lightening & also serves as synergistic treatment with a wide variety of anti-ageing treatments like Botox, Fillers, Skin chemical peels and cosmetic surgery.
Is Excessive Sweating Interfering with Your Normal Life & Routine activities? Do you hesitate to buy new clothes because they might be ruined by underarm sweat? Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains? Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common problem. There are two main types of hyperhidrosis. Botox (Botulinum toxin) Injections treatment for primary focal hyperhidrosis is very successful. BOTOX (Botulinum neurotoxin) treatment helps control the symptoms of severe local sweating (in palms, feet, underarms, face, etc), when topical anti-perspirants do not work well enough, by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. You should notice a significant reduction in sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment and effects (reduced sweating) last up to 201 days or 6.7 months. In summary, excessive local sweating in the underarms, palms, feet & face (axillary, palmar, plantar & facial hyperhidrosis) can have deleterious functional as well as social effects. This can now be easily treated with local Botox Injections. Dr. Debraj Shome, renowned facial plastic surgeon, blogs on the same.
So, how does one prevent aging and stop development of facial lines? Would it not be better to prevent wrinkles from developing rather than treat them, once developed (antiageing)? Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Injections Treatment is the new age medical wonder to treat facial lines & wrinkles. Botox is used by celebrities, middle class and ordinary people in the quest to have a beautiful, wrinkle free face (anti-aging). But, can Botox, if injected into the face muscles earlier in life, actually prevent lines and wrinkles from developing? i.e. Can Botox treatment be a preventive anti-ageing treatment? At what age should one start considering Botox injections treatment to prevent lines and wrinkles from developing and to have a life-long antiageing effect?
Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Sculptra, Radiesse, Esthelis, Aquamid and other Dermal Facial Fillers – What are they? How do they work? What is the cost? Are they safe? What are the side-effects? Should you undergo them? Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as facial wrinkle and line reduction and lip augmentation. Dr. Debraj Shome blogs on the various types of dermal filler injections and their use in beauty and anti-aging treatment.
Full lips with an accentuated border have often been associated with beauty and youth. In studies performed on the science of human attraction, psychologists have concluded that a woman’s facial and sexual attractiveness are closely linked to the makeup of her hormones during puberty and development. It has been shown that the more oestrogen a woman has, the larger her eyes and the fuller her lips, characteristics which are supposedly perceived as more feminine. Surveys performed by sexual psychologists have also found that universally, men find a woman’s full lips to be more sexually attractive than lips that are less so. It is very easily possible nowadays to give a lady more attractive, curvaceous, fuller, lips, using cosmetic filler lip injections with Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Restylane / Juvederm are very safe, affordable, predictable and injections with Restylane / Juvederm Fillers can be performed in the doctor’s office itself. Dr. Debraj Shome explores the advent of lip filler injections and explores the data on whether fuller lips are indeed more feminine.
A face lift is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove face lines & wrinkles & give a more youthful facial appearance. As we age, gravity and fat deflation (loss of volume) rob us of facial fullness. One area in which these effects can be seen is the midface area. To achieve a younger appearance, in a midface lift, the surgeon can use a combination of several small incisions along the hairline and inside the mouth, this way the fatty tissue layers can be lifted and repositioned. This way there are practically no scars. A mid-face lift can also be performed through a trans-conjunctival incision (blepharoplasty eyelid surgery incision). Dr. Debraj Shome, one of the top / best facial plastic surgeons in India and the world, blogs on the midface lift, a minimally invasive surgery, which can make you look years younger & remove lines & wrinkles from your face. This surgery can be performed with no visible incisions (scarless), is anti-aging and you can heal rapidly from this surgery.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery like blepharoplasty surgery removes eyelid bags and treats sagging eyelids, thereby improving the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. It is often combined with ptosis (drooping eyelids) surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the best oculoplastic surgeons & facial plastic surgeons in the world and is currently based in Mumbai, India. He blogs on the nuances of blepharoplasty and ptosis eye lid surgery to treat sagging eyelids and for eyelid bags removal, to give you younger looking, beautiful eyes.
Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox Injections Treatment) are becoming increasingly popular in India and in the rest of the world for removing wrinkles and facial lines. Botox is one of the most popular ‘beauty aids’ in the world what keeps most good-looking people in the media world & glamour industry good-looking, wrinkle free and aids them in looking forever young. So, what exactly makes BOTOX so popular and what should you know about the same? Risks & complications with BOTOX Injections are very minor. The results post BOTOX Injections usually start to be noticed within 3-10 days or even sooner & the effects of the treatment tend to last in most people for up to 3 to 6 months. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon & Botox specialist India comments on one of the true wonders of modern medicine – BOTOX. BOTOX is used in many diseases (hyperhidrosis, migraine, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, change face shapes as well as prevent wrinkles from developing, amongst others) and the use of BOTOX to look younger and have a face which is free of lines is set to see an exponential increase.
The New Technique for altering facial shapes and removing double chins – VASER Liposuction. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. Simply put, it adds the benefit of ultrasound technology to the standard Liposuction Procedure. Ultrasound waves are sound waves at specific frequency and one commonly comes across it during ultrasound cleaning of dental plaque and while looking at the growing baby in mother’s womb. Vaser has resurrected ultrasound in liposuction. The speciality of Vaser is “ liposelection” – meaning it caused damage to fat cells only without damaging other tissues. Simply put, the VASER technology converts by sound energy the thick fat into almost liquid milk-shake like consistency. As this new type of fat removal causes much less ‘collateral’ tissue damage, VASER is used more and more for delicate fat removal from the face. The face, as we know, is a myriad of many nerves and vessels and any damage to a nerve or vessel has permanent repercussions on the way the face animates and looks. This is where VASER is specifically handy as the VASER energy can just melt away stubborn fat from delicate areas like the jaw line, cheeks, chin and convert a generally ‘round’ face to an ‘angular’ or more pleasant ‘oval’ one. Dr. Debraj Shome blogs on the use of this exciting new technology in facial liposculpture and removal of double chins, chubby cheeks and changing facial shapes.
Skin lightening or whitening is a controversial topic, as it is closely intertwined with the detrimental effects on health, identity, self-image, racial supremacy and colonial mentality. There is evidence to suggest that some active ingredients used in publicly available skin-whitening products can be harmful. The demand for skin lightening/ skin whitening products refuses to die down and in fact, keeps witnessing an exponential year-on-year increase. Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Angelina Jolie also promote these skin care cosmetic products, used to make darker skin fairer or whiter. Icons like Michael Jackson have been part of this race to become whiter. Does everyone who uses these skin products even know what goes into them? Read on, get informed about the side-effects and potential complications from using skin whitening creams and treatments and then use them only if you must. Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the top / best facial plastic surgeons in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India.
Botulinum toxin (Botox Treatment) is a material that has been known for over a century and used for medical purposes for more than 50 years. Botox Injections initial uses were for strabismus (commonly known as a squinting eye), blepharospasm (inability to open the eyes), hemifacial spasm and cervical dystonia (wry neck). In 2002, it was approved for improving and relaxing frown lines/ wrinkles in the area between the eyes on the forehead (glabella) and has been used successfully in more than half a million patients since that time. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved botulinum toxin A (Botox) for the aesthetic/ cosmetic improvement of glabellar (brow) rhytides (frown wrinkles & lines) and forehead frown lines/ wrinkles. BOTOX is now a household name for anti-aging procedures, for creating beauty and for removing lines and wrinkles on the face in both men and women, in India and world over. Is Botox really good and safe? Is Botox beneficial? Is it a cure for all face aging? What is the cost of Botox treatments? What are the risks and the complications of Botox treatments? Who is the best doctor to inject Botox treatments? The details on getting BOTOXed!
Regular Sunscreen / Sunblock use is necessary to protect skin against premature aging (best anti-aging treatment), as well as protect skin against the cancerous effects of the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging such as wrinkles, face lines and skin cancers. The most important skin-care product available to prevent wrinkles / facial lines (antiaging) and skin cancer is sunscreen, but most people do not use sunscreen correctly. Dr. Debraj Shome, one of the top / best facial plastic surgeons in the world, cureently in Mumbai, India, guides consumers on the correct way to use sun-screen (sunblock) lotions (skin care products) for maximum impact & best results.
Is it safe to get plastic surgeries done in India, when you are from another part of the world? Dr. Debraj Shome, one of India’s best facial plastic surgeons opines.
The way you look is important, not only from the perspective of your self-esteem, but also from the perspective of how you get treated at home and at work. The most beautiful women and the most handsome men in India and the world tend to get the most attention and the most jobs too – This has been proven by research numerous times over. Many of us dont want to undergo beauty cosmetic procedures as we may feel we dont care enough about our looks, or we dont have the money or the time. Think again. Given a choice, would you not want to look younger, fresher, better? Most of these cosmetic procedures/ treatments may cost less than what a meal costs in a restaurant these days and guess what, they are very quick procedures and can be done over your lunch time even. Dr. Debraj Shome, top/ best plastic surgeon in India, blogs about beauty skin care tips and these 5 minute beauty cosmetic procedures/ treatments, which can be done over your lunchtime, are completely safe and have zero down time. These include Botox cosmetic injections, laser skin therapy, fillers, glycolic peels, other chemical peels, microdermabrasion, hydrafacial, liquid facelifts, party facial and many more. Look like you did when you were a beautiful girl, without make up, naturally. Blog Post last updated on 2nd August 2013.