Psoriasis What exactly happens in the skin with psoriasis? The diagram (fig 1) below gives a very simplified view. Please stop at the end of every sentence and look at the diagram for clear understanding. The skin has 2 layers. The upper layer is called epidermis and the lower-layer is called dermis. The epidermis is made of cells and the dermis is made of fivers. Most of the changes in psoriasis are in the epidermis. The lower most layer of the epidermis called the basal layer and it produces the rest of the epidermis, this happens with the basal cells dividing and pushing the cells tow  

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Psoriasis 20 to 25% of patients with psoriasis get joint pain and about 7% get joint swelling and deformity. This is because the same thing that happens in the skin also happens to the joint lining. About 30% get involvement of the nail, because the tissue that produces the nail is derived from the skin.  

2019-03-18  Read More

Psoriasis Psoriasis is unpredictable in its behavior, meaning that it is hard to say in a given individual with freshly diagnosed as to how his or her skin will behave. It is conforting to know that of all the people who have psoriasis, 70 to 80% will have localized psoriasis, meaning involvement of less than 20% of the body surface area. Psoriasis remits i.e. clears with treatment and recurs. Once treated, psoriasis stay away for a period ranging from 2 months to a year or so, and then comes back I the same or different area. It would be reasonable to say that 60 to 70% of people with ps  

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Psoriasis Psoriasis is a genetic disorder of the skin that effect 1% of the population, which means in Bangalore with a population of 60 lakhs, there would be 60000 people with psoriasis. By genetic disorder is meant a disorder resulting from defect in the gene and not necessarily herediatary. Many people with psoriasis may have another family member with psoriasis. Through a genetic disorder, psoriasis begins in 80% of the people who get it after the age of 30 about 10% get it before 30 years of age and 10% after 60 years of age. Any age factors seems necessary for the gene to express its  

2019-03-16  Read More

HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK? ANTIOXIDANT - Protects from skin damage caused by sun light and other environmental stresses.  

2019-02-25  Read More

The chemicals normally used for this are glycolic acid (GA) and salicylic acid (SA) for more superficial lines, blemishes, acne etc and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol in various concentrations for medium depth and deep peeling. The Dermatologist chooses the agent to be used and in what concentration it has to be applied the frequency of application and home care between the peels based on patients skin type, disorder being treated and patients ability to understand and follow instructions. Given the nature of procedure, the patients often need multiple treatments on a weekly or monthly  

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The principle is to produce a controlled removal of the top layers of the skin with one more variety of acids (chemical peel agents) When the skin heals, the healing process is controlled and adjusted to produce the desired result such as restoration of sun-damaged, wrinkled, blemished, acne-scarred or blotchy skin to its original youthful appearance. The results are normally a smoother, more even toned textured skin. The skin will look younger, tighter and fresher than before although it cannot remove all facial flaws. Deeper lines, wrinkles and other flows may require additional treatments  

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Chemical peels work by microscopic removal of the topmost layers of skin. Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes it to separate, peel off, and allows new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, and may also be more even in color. As we age, the accumulated effects of sun exposure, pollutants, acne, and scarring can damaged our skin and cause us to look older than we are. Such skin damage can be treated with a chemical peel, a non-invasive procedure designed  

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Chemical peels Chemical peels have been used by Dermatologists (Medically qualified Skin Specialist) for over 6 decades. Chemical peeling continues to be the gold standard in cosmetic enhancement of facial skin, its a Dermatologists Art. Its a day care procedure. Chemical peeling is a time honored method for rejuvenation.  

2019-02-06  Read More

LASER HAIR REDUCTION Elderly women who have 5 to 10 thick hairs growing on the chin can simply tweeze it away and girls in their early teens are advised to wait for a few years till about 17 or 18 years of age before laser hair reduction is advised, as they are likely to improve spontaneously.  

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DermaZeal Clinic | Dr Janet Castelino | Dermatologist | Bangalore


Dr Janet Castelino Skin Specialist

Feeling confident about your outward appearance can build deep inner confidence that can not only change the way the world sees you but also how you see the world.

At the DermaZeal Clinic you will experience private and personal care. It offers excellent solution to all dermatology and cosmetology related concerns.

DermaZeal clinic utilizes the most current, safe and effective treatment options available including numerous laser treatment systems that work to achieve specific results. A broad range of treatment options and plans are available for most cosmetic skin conditions.

Located at HSR layout DermaZeal clinic is easily accessible. The clinic is spacious with modern infrastructure, and with latest state-of-the-art facilities. Set in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere individual attention is paid to every patient.

Dr. Janet Alexander Castelino has done her MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, and her MD from Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. She is associated with Hosmat Hospital, and Shanthi Nursing Home.


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