Feb 2015

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New York Facial by Dr Kiran Lohia

Skin DeepSkin is our bodies largest organ and fulfils number of invaluable tasks; it interacts with our harsh environment and acts as a filter. It is affected by your entire lifestyle from what you eat to how you live. Skin remains in a constant state of growth, new cells keep forming to replace old cells. Nourished and well protected skin remains healthier; it heals much faster, fight the signs of ageing and prevents potential diseases much better.

Skin care is not a modern phenomenon.There are documented accounts in history that suggest Cleopatra was well-known for her skin care regimen, she used to bathe in sour milk which has very high lactic acid content as an anti-aging method. Greek athletes used to bathe in Olive Oil and dust their bodies with fine sand to prevent skin from burning in the scorching sun.


But today evolution of skin care and the growing stress of modern day living has resulted in development of many new technologies and products. Today there are numerous ways to achieve healthier looking skin with minimal downtime; from peels to lasers, technology has improved tremendously to make skin care procedures remarkably easy, accessible and absolutely safe. Treatments that provide you immediate as well as long term results and most importantly you can get it done during your lunch time and be back in office in 40 minutes. One such treatment is New York Facial offered by Dr. Kiran Lohia, MD and Medical Director of Lumiere Dermatology. Dr. Kiran is an American Board Certified Dermatologist, she has practised in New York but now operates from her clinic at Panchsheel Park, New Delhi.
I have been suffering with acne over two years now and have several dark marks and large pores. So when the team contacted me for the treatment I readily agreed after doing tons of acne treatment laser isn’t a big deal. Dr Kiran herself recommended New York Facial for me as it tackles all the issues Im facing.
New York facial is specially designed for Indian Skin and combines three technologies to give you flawless complexion. Its an expensive therapy priced at INR 25,000 but it provides immediate skin rejuvenation with continuous improvement.

Step 1:
The First Step is gentle Microdermabrasion for skin resurfacing. Its a non-invasive procedure that gently resurfaces the outer layer of skin for allowing the further treatment to penetrate better, it also promotes new skin cell growth, and reveals fresh, healthy skin. The skin is polished, but not broken. Skin resurfacing also stimulates the elastic tissue beneath the surface of the skin, resulting in a healthier and iridescent appearance.


Next is Laser toning process with US FDA approved ClearLift Laser which is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin toning. It is a very gentle procedure and is perfect for sensitive skin, the laser works by treating the epidermis and upper dermis, creating tiny zones which encourages the production of collage at this deep level for a lifting and tightening effect as well as improving the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Because the light penetrates deep within the skin it does not damage the top layer avoiding any redness or irritation.

For those who have very sensitive skin a hydrating and rejuvenating mask is applied to counter any mild redness and prepping the skin for the last step.

Lastly skin is treated with LED therapy known as Red Rx for collagen building, skin firming and rejuvenation. Light is absorbed in the skin tricking the brain into wound healing and resulting into more collagen & elastin production.

It was a 30 minute procedure might take 40 for some which gives me immediate visible effects by minimising my pores my boyfriend said he can’t see my pores at all and he isn’t the exaggerating kinds, slight lightening of acne marks.

Also as the combination of therapies act deep within the skin it helps tissues to stimulate collagen, giving you a fresher and clearer skin overtime.

Although you will see an improved glow straight away, but don’t expect miracles after the first treatment itself; this is a cumulative treatment, with more severe problems such as acne scarring requiring several courses of treatment before an improvement can be seen. You can take the full treatment after every two to three months or take ClearLift as often as every three weeks to maintain or improve the effects.

But consult Dr Kiran as to how many sessions would be best for the results you aim to achieve.

After Care
Use of sunscreen is of utmost importance after any exfoliation treatment or you are in for some major skin damage.

I was asked not to use my Acne medication for 3 to 5 days to avoid and side effects.

She also Asked me to avoid make up for three days. As any rigorous rubbing might irritate my over sensitive skin.

I was also asked to avoid foaming face wash but as I have sensitive skin I already use non foaming face wash.

Address- E – 41 Panchsheel Park, 3rd Floor, New Delhi, Delhi 110017; Phone- 088263 29995