Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Permanent Hair Loss Isn’t So Permanent!

Watching your hair go and not being able to do anything about it can be frustrating. You must have tried a bunch of over-the-counter medications but none of them are working. You keep losing more hair and none of its growing back. Unfortunately, this hair loss could be permanent. Fortunately, there are ways you can regrow your hair. Yes, even in areas that suffer permanent hair loss. 

Your hair strands grow from a complex structure of cells called the hair follicles. Usually, a strand of hair lasts for about three months. After three months, the old strand of hair falls off naturally to make way for younger hair. However, hair follicles can’t do this forever. When they get damaged, they’ll stop functioning properly. These damaged hair follicles won’t be able to able to replace lost hair.

Sometimes this damage can be permanent. When that happens, areas of your scalp will become bald. Some of the common causes of permanent damage to hair follicles are stress, the effects of aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, and hormonal imbalances. A person’s own genes could also be a deciding factor for permanent hair loss.

A girl with beautiful healthy hair

Is There a Solution?

There are a lot of sprays, pills, and oils to reduce hair loss. But, these medications aren’t a guaranteed cure for every person. If you’re one of those unfortunate people, you don’t have to worry. Hair transplantation could be your solution.

It’s a procedure that guarantees permanent hair growth. It’s done by transplanting healthy follicles from areas with normal hair growth. This area of the scalp is called the donor area. The extracted follicles are then carefully positioned onto areas of the scalp suffering from permanent hair loss. These transplanted follicles will mature and give rise to new hair growth. 

How Do They Do It?

There are two methods of hair transplantation - Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction.

Follicular Unit Transplantation involves removing strips of skin from your scalp. Sometimes, multiple strips of skin might have to be harvested from your scalp to get the required amount of hair follicles. The hair follicles are extracted from these strips and transplanted onto the bald areas.

This hair transplant method could result in wounds and visible scars. These could take time to heal.
This is because large strips of skin are removed from your scalp.

Follicular Unit Extraction is another hair transplant method. It’s better than FUT because no major cuts or incisions are made. During the procedure, precise instruments are used to extract the hair follicles directly from the scalp. This provides better quality grafts for the transplantation process. These extracted follicles are then transplanted onto areas of permanent hair loss. This will lead to new hair growth.

Here’s a Suggestion

Kaya’s Expert Hair Transplant Solution also uses Follicular Unit Extraction for hair transplant. It’s minimally invasive and is performed without making cuts or incisions. This means your scalp is safe from scars and major wounds. The scalp is injected with anesthesia to extract the hair follicles without causing pain.

Grafts are prepared from these follicles and transplanted onto the bald areas. Kaya Clinic also injects the scalp with Platelet-Rich Plasma. This wonderful concoction will nourish the follicles to accelerate the growth of new hair.

After the transplantation is completed, you must be careful not to damage the follicles. The doctor will give you all the advice you need to take care of them. In about three to four months, the transplanted follicles will start producing brand new hair. This hair can still be quite weak and brittle. But you don’t have to worry. After about eight months, the hair will become thick and full.  

Doctors will always advise people to first try sprays, oils, or pills to cure hair loss. In the unfortunate case that these medications fail, hair regrowth by hair transplant could be your next best option! 

Friday, 15 February 2019

Dear Men, It’s Time To Bid Your Body Hair Goodbye

Men love to have facial hair - beard and mustache, it makes them look manly. But what about hair removal for men on other parts of the body? Razors and shaving creams may not be a long term solution when it comes to removing hair from other parts of the body. Laser hair removal might be your best option!

Hair Removal? Easy-Peasy!

You may have tried waxing and shaving but these are only temporary solutions for hair removal. Laser hair removal treatment is a long-term solution to all those unwanted hair on your body. Talk to an expert to know if laser hair removal treatment is the best option for you. At Kaya, you can consult with an in-house dermatologist to understand what treatment is best suited for your skin.

Everybody wants to look presentable and get rid of undesirable hair, be it women or men. This might especially be difficult for men because they tend to have coarser hair than women. Kaya’s Laser Hair Removal Treatment might just be the best option for you!

Laser Technology For Removing Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal is an effective and long-lasting method. In this process, the hair follicle is destroyed using a laser light which delays the hair regrowth for a long time. Using a laser on the unwanted hair on your face, legs, and arms give long-lasting results compared to other methods, and that’s why a lot of women opt for laser hair removal. It’s easy, It’s quick, and it’s pain-free! What more do you need?

For men, a laser is usually used for body hair rather than facial hair. Hair removal for men is usually done on the chest, back, legs, and arms. Shaving and trimming can be time-consuming. These days, men who maintain a beard use laser technology to shape their beards permanently. Laser eliminates the need to trim your beards and mustaches on a regular basis.

Kaya Hair Free Gentle Touch

A lot of laser treatments available are suitable for people with fair skin and dark hair. But Kaya’s Laser Hair Removal Treatment using the US FDA approved ND-Yag Laser technique, is safe even for dark or tanned skin. The laser targets the darker hair pigment and avoids causing damage to the skin surrounding the hair.
If you want to get rid of excessive hair on your body, book an appointment at your nearest Kaya Clinic. A dermatologist will examine your skin and hair type to customize a laser hair removal plan for you.
Your laser hair removal treatment at Kaya will be done by a certified and trained technician. This technician will apply a numbing cream and a cooling gel while using the laser. A small area will be treated first to check for skin reactions. After which, a trained professional would determine what settings the laser would provide effective hair removal for you.
Then the cooling gel will be applied over the area being treated for the actual hair removal before using the ND-Yag laser. The beam penetrates through the skin and targets the hair follicles. Once the hair follicles are destroyed, it takes a very long time for the body to replace them with new ones. This way, you can stay hair-free for a longer time! Done by experts, this technique is sure to give you desired results.

Get freedom from the pain of frequent waxing sessions or the cuts from using a razor! Opt for the laser hair removal treatment at Kaya and achieve close to permanent hair removal after the full treatment. Flaunt a hair-free skin all the time, every time! 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Cloudy or Sunny, Wear Your Sunscreen Every Day

One skin care product that works immediately upon application and stays on for a long time protecting your skin is the sunscreen. But people tend to skip using this skin care product during winters. Just applying a moisturizer and cold cream is not enough! You’ll need sunscreen too.

UV Rays are Independent of Cold or Hot Weather

Many of you wear sunscreen only during the summer. The reality is you need to wear it every day regardless of the weather. Ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer are always present. Even though the sun is not as harsh during the winter, it shouldn’t keep you from wearing sunscreen.

Let’s get into the technicalities of the harmful UV rays. The sun emits two types of UV rays - the UVA rays and the UVB rays. During winters, the UVB rays are weak. But, the UVA rays present can affect your skin and cause wrinkles and fine lines.

Sunscreen with a strong SPF is recommended for protecting your skin against the harmful UV rays throughout the year. It not only prevents tanning in summer but also prevents your skin from forming wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes.

Let’s have a look at a few things you need to keep in mind when buying sunscreen.

-        Broad Spectrum - This is a must-have in every sunscreen. It means that the product will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
-      Water Resistant - This ensures that the sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful rays even in the water for a specific amount of time.
-   Active Ingredients - There are two types of sunscreens - physical and chemical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens contain titanium oxide and zinc oxide. These create a physical barrier on your skin that reflects the UV rays. On the other hand, chemical sunscreens contain chemicals that protect the skin by absorbing the UV rays. Both the sunscreens are equally effective.
-      Sun Protection Factor (SPF) - This is a numerical factor that provides information on the level of protection provided by the sunscreen. For everyday wear, a minimum of SPF 15 or 30 is recommended.

It’s important to pick products that suit your skin type and take care of your skin problems.

Kaya Skin Care

A sunscreen that would be perfect for everyday use is Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen. It has an SPF of 30 which is pretty good to protect your skin from harmful rays! It’s a broad spectrum sunscreen that will shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

You can pair this Kaya sunscreen with moisturizers, toners, and hydrating lotions to provide your skin with complete protection before you set out for the day!

Kaya Clinic has a variety of products for every skin type. Kaya’s Everyday Cleansing Wipes come with aloe vera extract that keeps your skin nourished all day long! It can also be used to remove makeup as these are gentle on the skin.
Kaya’s Anytime Moisturizing Cream is perfect for everyday use. Its unique light formulation that contains Shea and Kokum butter will take care of your skin all day long!
Kaya’s Intense Hydration Body Lotion is perfect for those dry winters! This lotion comes with Shea and Kokum Butter that will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. It also gets absorbed instantly into your skin leaving it soft and smooth. The lotion also has a soothing fragrance that will stimulate your senses all day long.

Your skin is the most sensitive part of your body. It needs care just like any other body part would. Kaya gives you everything that you need to keep your skin healthy and nourished throughout the year! 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

It’s Winter And The Sun Is Still Out- So Should Your Sunscreen

This winter you know you need to prep your skin a little more than usual to combat the dry chills. Dry skin is the one main concern you’ve got. But unfortunately, that’s not just it and using a moisturiser or a cold cream alone is not enough to protect your skin.  You’ll need sunscreen too.
Yes, that’s true. You have to apply sunscreen in winter as well. Why? Because the sun’s rays are hitting your skin just as strong in winter no matter what the cloudy skies tell you. While the temperatures are definitely lower during winters, your skin is exposed to not just the dry weather but also harmful UV rays. The sun’s rays are weaker during winter and hence, while you may not get tanned as much, your skin will definitely ag when exposed to the sun.
Let’s get into some of the science behind the sun’s rays. There are 2 types of rays emitted from the sun: The UVA rays and the UVB rays. In winter, the UVB rays are weak. But it is the UVA rays that affect the skin, causing lines and wrinkles. Also when you go for those wonderful mountain hikes and treks, it is important to remember that at higher altitudes exposure to the sun is much greater.
Sunscreen with a strong SPF is ideal for protecting the skin against the sun throughout the year. It prevents not only tanning but also damage of skin cells, lines, wrinkles or ageing of the skin. Let’s look at some skin care tips for this winter to protect and nourish your skin.
-      Avoid taking a long shower or soaking for too long in the bathtub. While it is tempting to take a long, hot shower in winters, this will only dehydrate your skin further.
-      Use cleansers that do not have fragrances and are gentle on the skin. Fragrances may aggravate your already dry skin and make it itchy, which is the last thing you need in winter.
-      Your skin care routine must have a cream based moisturizer for your body and your hands. Apply it frequently.
-      Avoid products which contain alcohol and fragrances.
-      Take care of your lips too. Chapped lips are the signs of the winter’s onset. Use petroleum jelly or a good long-lasting lip balm.
-      Use a sunscreen with SPF on all exposed parts of your body. Remember, that even exposure to the light from your computer screen, gadgets and lights affect your skin. It’s not just the sun.

A women at a beach applying sunscreen

It is important to pick products that take care of your skin problems and do not contain harmful ingredients. Kaya Skin Care has a range of products that provide your skin the nourishment and moisture it needs. They have a product for your every skincare need. 
The Everyday Cleansing Wipes enriched with aloe vera extracts nourish and refresh your skin, while gently cleansing it and removing oil and dirt. It can be used for removing makeup and is mild on the skin. It is made of non-woven fabric.
If you’re looking for a cream that is ideal for all-day use, then Kaya’s Anytime Moisturising Cream is perfect for you. This light cream with kokum and shea butter moisturises your skin and keeps it soft and supple all day long. It prevents loss of hydration and can be used at day and night. It nourishes the skin and locks in the moisture.
For protection against the sun, Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 brightens the skin tone and removes tan. It shields the skin against UVA and UVB rays. It has a lightweight, non-greasy formula and is free from parabens.
The Intense Hydration Body Lotion offered by Kaya Clinic is ideal for protecting your skin against the harsh winters. Enriched with shea and kokum butter it keeps the skin fully moisturised for upto 24 hours. It gets easily absorbed into the skin and provides nourishment to the skin cells, making the skin smooth, soft and healthy. Once you apply this lotion on your skin, it does not require frequent re-application.

Your skin needs nourishment and care just like any other part of your body. For healthy skin, simple and non-toxic products with natural ingredients are essential. Kaya gives you just that with the indulgence you deserve for healthy, glowing skin. 

Monday, 28 January 2019

Hair Loss in Men: the Why’s and the How’s

You’re losing your hair and you don’t know how to save it. All the wrong people are trying to diagnose you and telling you what to do and what not do. Yes, there are ways to get your natural hair back. All hope is not lost yet. But first, you need to understand what type of hair fall, its’ causes you have and then go on to treat it.

All men experience hair fall, receding hairlines and balding and nobody is a fan. Before trying to treat your hair problem you have to understand the ‘root’ problem - like literally! Talk to a hair specialist to understand your hair and hair fall pattern. In-house hair specialists at Kaya do a step-by-step scalp diagnosis to understand the type and causes of your hair fall and then recommend the most effective solution and treatment for your hair problems.

Each strand of your hair goes through a three-phase cycle - Anagen which is the active growth stage, Catagen phase - your hair enters the transitional phase, and finally the Telogen Phase when the strand leaves the follicle and falls off. After which the follicle is inactive for three months and then the cycle repeats itself again. Stressed lifestyle, hereditary factors, hormonal imbalances, exposure to harmful chemicals and pollution are some reasons why you could be experiencing hair fall. There are three major types of hair fall and it's important to diagnose the type and cause of hair fall before getting into any treatment.

  1. Male Pattern Baldness - Androgenetic Alopecia
    Symptoms of male pattern baldness present itself with hair thinning on the crown area and receding hairlines. Sadly, this type of hair fall is in your DNA and it is something you have to face eventually. You will notice that your hairline slowly moves backward forming an ‘M shape’ in your crown and then the hair at the back of the head gets finer, shorter, and thinner eventually forming a U-shape. It forms a U shape because the hair in the sides of the head is not affected by the male hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) that causes hair follicles to shrink, eventually becoming bald.

  2. Diffused Shedding - Telogen Effluvium 
    Diffused hair shedding occurs when hair follicles throughout the scalp enter the Telogen Phase early and hair continues to fall out for 3-6 months. The cause for this type of hair fall can be hormonal imbalances which is why it can be very unpredictable. 

  1. Spot Baldness or Bald Patches - Alopecia Areata 
    Alopecia Areata is considered an autoimmune condition because in this type of hair fall your immune system attacks your hair follicles which leads to hair loss. You may see round bald patches on your head when you have this condition. 

Treat your Hair Fall

Once you’ve understood the cause and type of hair fall you’re experiencing, it can be treated with either cream, laser treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or hair regrowth by Hair Transplant Treatment. You can talk to the dermatologists at Kaya Clinic and understand more about the type of hair fall you’re experiencing and the causes behind it. The experts at Kaya will also recommend the best products and treatments for your condition to boost hair regrowth and get your hair back. Hair transplants are considered one of the most effective methods of hair regrowth because in this method hair follicles from another part of your scalp, generally the sides and back of your head, are harvested and transplanted on the balding area of your scalp. The transplanted hair then grows normally and would take a few months to grow back. Kaya’s dermatologists suggest a hair transplant method called Follicular Unit Extraction for Hair Transplant coupled with other hair regrowth solutions to give you a completely natural look.

Now you don’t have to live with har fall, receding hairline or balding anymore. You have a problem and Kaya has a solution. It’s important to get your hair fall problem correctly diagnosed with an expert. So head to your nearest Kaya clinic and reclaim your natural hair back! 

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Here’s What You Must Know Before You Get A Hair Transplant

Hair loss is a problem that affects us mentally more than it does physically. We love our hair and hate to see it go. There’s nothing wrong in being attached to our hair. While there are remedies to reverse hair loss and make it grow again, sometimes the loss is permanent. Fret not, for with advancement in science and technology, it is possible to regrow hair. Replant it and regrow it.

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure for treating hair loss and baldness, wherein hair follicles or a strip of hair is removed from one part of the head where there are hair growth and no baldness and is transplanted into the balding part of the head. Once the transplantation is done, hair growth from the newly transplanted hair follicles starts in a few months. This new hair has permanent roots and hence will never fall completely.

Kaya Hair Care is a well-known choice for safe and successful hair transplantation. A Kaya hair transplant review mentions how Kaya Clinic is a sought after destination for hair transplant not just in India but also in the Middle East.

There are two ways of carrying out a hair transplant. One is the Follicular Unit Extraction. In this hair transplant method, an instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted directly from the scalp. This process is repeated until enough follicular units have been harvested for the planned hair restoration.

The second method is Follicular Unit Transplantation. In this method, hair is transplanted in the balding or hair thinning areas by removing a strip of hair from the back or the side of the head where there’s no balding and hair follicles are strong.

Follicular Unit Extraction for a hair transplant is better than the follicular unit transplantation method because the extraction method allows the production of high-quality grafts of follicle units with minimal pain and invasion. This is why Kaya offers the Follicular Unit Extraction method of hair transplantation for regrowth of hair.

Kaya Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is a safe procedure and the incisions made for extraction and transplantation are very small. Hence, the wounds heal in over a week’s time. The benefits of a hair transplant are permanent. Hair regrowth by hair transplant is normal and constant. Once the procedure is done, the newly planted grafts will be saline washed for a few days. A mild diluted shampoo will be used to gently wash the hair. Initially, the grafts will fall out and will be followed by growth of hair from the new follicles.  The new growth of hair starts after a few months after the surgery. The hair grows fully and thickly. This growth is permanent and will not face permanent hair fall.

Hair grown via the hair transplant method looks natural and the same as your old hair. The entire procedure takes close to 8 hours to finish and may be done in multiple sessions as the harvesting takes time. Local anesthesia is administered and hence there is no pain felt during the procedure. After the procedure, you may experience mild swelling on the scalp which goes away in a day or two. You will be able to function normally and go about your daily tasks. After growing hair through transplantation, hair colouring and hair styling can be done according to your desire. There’s no restriction on this. There will no scars, cuts or marks on your scalp after the procedure so you don’t have to get worried about getting any scalp damage.

At Kaya, before getting hair transplantation, you will go through a series of consultations with the surgeon and hair doctor to understand your hair growth pattern, hair loss pattern, the number of sessions that will be required and other factors. Your age and the stage of hair loss will also be considered. Certain medications and nutritional supplements will be prescribed to you to ensure the best results for hair growth after the procedure. Please note that you may be advised to stop taking any other medication outside which may affect the results of hair transplantation. Also, consumption of alcohol and smoking is to be strictly avoided in the period before and after the procedure as it may harm the grafting outcomes.  Do not colour your hair or cut it before the surgery. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and do not apply any other products(gel, serum) on it. Massaging the scalp with a nourishing oil may help with hair growth after the procedure.

Kaya hair transplant cost is a major deciding factor in choosing hair transplantation at this popular destination. It is extremely reasonable and amongst the lowest in the country, given the reputation and stellar services being offered. Kaya has ensured that its hair transplantation services can be availed by those who are really keen on reversing their hair loss situation.

For those of you who really want to grow back your hair, healthy and strong, wait no more. Kaya is the place for the best care for your hair. You can take a safe and informed decision for your hair with support from an expert team of surgeons, dermatologists, and doctors. 

Friday, 18 January 2019

This Winter, Take A Good Look At Your Feet

That’s right. Look down at your feet. How are they doing? Do they hurt from standing or walking too much? Well, that can be fixed with a little rest. But what about those cracks and calluses? That didn’t happen overnight. Your feet need regular care and protection. Read on to find out how you can protect your skin and your feet, in particular, this winter.

My Foot!

Your feet do a lot for you. They make you walk and run and carry your weight all day. But what do you do for your feet? While physical exercise is essential to be healthy and fit, taking care of the skin is just as important. The feet take a lot of pressure and impact all day throughout the year. They are also heavily exposed to the external environment. Hence they need that extra care and protection to feel comfortable. Come winter and the problem of dry skin extends to all parts of our body, from the head to our elbows, knees, and toes. Our feet too face this problem and need attention early on to check it.

Taking Care of Your Feet

The sight of dry skin on our feet and cracked heels is an unpleasant one and feels extremely uncomfortable too. We wish we could do something and make it all go away immediately. While there is no quick fix to get long-lasting health benefits, it’s never too late to start taking care of your feet. Here are some essential tips for your feet as part of your winter body care regime:
-          Wear comfortable footwear and socks. Ensure that the socks you wear don’t stay damp when you sweat. Choose a dry-fit material.
-          Wash your feet regularly after spending time outdoors. Keep them clean and dry.
-          Soak your feet in medium hot water. This helps to soften skin that’s hardened due to wear and tear.
-          Invest in some good bath salts. Add these to the hot water you soak your feet in. It cleanses and rejuvenates the feet.
-          Scrub the skin around the heels to soften them and reduce the calluses. Exfoliate between the toes to cleanse them.
-          Smooth the skin with a pumice stone. Polishing with pumice stone is a well-known method for keeping feet soft, clean and healthy.
-          Do remember to moisturize your feet after a bath or soaking your feet in bath salts. Something as simple as applying petroleum jelly or coconut oil goes a long way in protecting your skin from the harsh winter. If possible, do invest in a good foot care cream and apply it regularly all around the heels and soles of your feet.
While all of us might not be follow these tips or get a pedicure regularly, due to time constraints or other factors, we must do our best to take care of our skin during winters. Spending on good quality skincare products and using them regularly helps to do this. Kaya Clinic Body Care offers simple products with natural ingredients that are ideal for your skin’s nourishment this winter.
Kaya’s Deep Nourish Elbow & Foot Cream is enriched with shea butter and coconut oil that helps soften the hard skin at the elbows and on the feet. This cream is what your feet need right now. Use it now and cracked feet will be a thing of the past. It repairs, nourishes and moisturises the skin. It heals cracked skin and corns too. Think of this cream as a compact pedicure treatment that makes your feet smooth and healthy.
The Daily Use Body Lotion is a light-non-greasy moisturizing body lotion that is easily absorbed by the skin. Once applied, it keeps the skin hydrated and soft for up to 24 hours. It does not require frequent re-application. It contains the goodness of shea and mango butter.
For coping with the harsh, dry winters, you can use Kaya’s Intense Hydration Body Lotion. Enriched with shea and kokum butter it moisturizes the skin from within. It gets quickly absorbed by the skin, keeping it nourished, smooth and soft for long.
Winters not only dry your skin but also makes it appear dull. Your complexion takes a beating, making you feel grey just like the weather. Also, don’t forget that your skin is still getting exposed to and affected by the sun’s rays. To ensure that you’ve bright, radiant skin, you could opt for Kaya’s White Protect Body Lotion. This brightening body lotion contains a sun protection formula. This super lotion moisturizes your skin, brightens your skin tone and also shields it against the sun’s harmful UV rays. It prevents tanning and makes your skin tone even.

This winter promises your skin that you will give it the best it deserves. Show it some love and care. Welcome the New Year with strong and healthy feet.