TT: Is the desire to look young catching up in Ranchi?
Shome: On an average, of 10 patients, three are women who approach me for cosmetic wellness
What are the main cosmetic solutions your patients clamour for?
Looking fair, getting glowing, and blemish-free skin and removing unwanted body hair, wrinkles, stretch marks, moles and warts are popular desires
Can you make women fairer?
Original skin colour canít be changed magically. The extra tan can be removed through chemical peeling
Is chemical peeling safe? Is the process painful?
It is absolutely safe and painless as it is a technique that peels off dead skin. Regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled. Many beauty parlours have sprung up, claiming to make people look more beautiful. Iíd advise people to seek professional help from a dermatologist
Are there other types of peels available apart from acids and chemicals?
Numerous peels are available to suit the needs of every skin type. Glow peels for skin rejuvenation are getting very popular among mature clients
How long does it take to look fairer?
It takes at least four to five sittings at my chamber, depending on the condition of the skin. The treatment process begins with a counselling session to remove any misconceptions that might lurk in the patientís mind
Is the fairness treatment costly?
The rate is Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per sitting
Tell us more.
Apart from peeling, sunscreens are prescribed to maintain glow. Precautions are prescribed, depending on skin type
What is your advice to women wanting to look fairer?
The demand for fairness has always been there. But I have always been an advocate of healthy skin. Eat lots of green and leafy vegetables, drink lots of water and sleep well to ensure a naturally glowing and youthful skin
Everyone wants smooth skin like film stars and models. How can unwanted body hair be removed permanently?
We use laser therapy. But body hair canít be permanently removed. Only its thickness and growth can be controlled