It is not just affluent class in the society which seeks the help of cosmetic surgeons for flawless skin, but even people belonging to poorer sections of society.
Now, the middle class are approaching doctors in government hospital and inquiring for the treatments to give them perfect skin.
Sassoon Hospital in Pune has started a new Co2 laser treatment in its dermatology department to treat patients with different types of scars and birth marks on the skin.
In the recent past, people from the middle and lower middle class came to avail treatment at Sassoon Hospital for scar removal. To keep up with the changing times, the hospital decided to bring in advanced technology to treat the patients.
Dr Aarti Salunke, dermatologist at Sassoon General Hospital, said, “Earlier we were using the conventional method, which required hospitalisation. But now with this Co2 laser technique, the patient will be discharged within an hour. Also, it will be done free of cost. With the conventional method, we could remove the scars only 20 per cent, but with the advanced technique, even 80 per cent scar removal is possible.”
The cosmetic procedures which the patients can avail of are:
- Platelet rich plasma therapy for chronic non- healing ulcers, scars, hair loss and others like microdermabrasion
- Chemical peeling for facial rejuvenation, ageing, acne scars, hyperpigmentation
- Chemical cautery and Radiofrequency cautery for removal of warts, skin tags
- Intralesional injections for keloids, alopecia areata
The doctors informed that with the new technology, they can perform routine procedures even more effectively.
Salunke, said, “There are many who come in daily for these kinds of procedures. Today, if you have some scar on your face it affects you mentally and in that case this technique will help even poor patients to avail these services.”