Q & A with Fazeela Abbasi

Fazeela Abbasi

MD, MSc, Dermatology

Dr Fazeela Abbasi has garnered distinct reputation as both primary dermatologist & aesthetic skin specialist. She is a household name and known to enjoy the status of celebrity doctor in Pakistan. We at Social Diary spoke to her and asked her about the leading cause of wrinkles on hands, let’s read and see what she had to say…

THE LEADING CAUSE OF WRINKLES ON HANDS IS SKIN DRYNESS

 

Skin repair lotions & creams should be used regularly on hands & feet especially at the night time as it’s the best time to repair the skin

 

If you can’t afford using branded creams, go for more economical option…….Use aloe vera gel or almond oil for moisturizing hands

 

PROTECT YOUR HANDS & FEET FROM DAMAGING SUN RAYS

 

Antioxidant based creams like vit C & resveratrol should be used during day time to save the skin from harmful sunlight UV rays

 

Wear cotton gloves while driving during the day time

 

Use your doctor about the new physical powdered form sunblocks which are easy & very practical to use on hands to divert the UV rays

 

 

SHED AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS

Once a week, buff away the dead skin by using a good medicated scrub enriched with alpha hydroxyl acids.

 

You can prepare your own scrub at home by mixing milk or yogurt (which has lactic acid as an exfoliator) & ground almond or oatmeal as a mechanical bead to help remove dead skin

 

Ask your doctor to offer you the latest fruit enzyme peels to polish the skin

 

CHEMICAL DETERGENTS RUIN YOUR HANDS

 

Wear gloves while doing kitchen work or laundry

 

 

USE YOUR BLOOD TO HEAL YOUR SKIN

 

Ask your doctor to offer you platelet rich plasma therapy to rejuvenate your skin. It’s the latest & scientifically proven way to increase collagen production in skin with dramatic improvement in wrinkles on face, hands & feet

 

ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO INJECT REHYDRATING MATERIAL IN YOUR DRY SKIN WHICH CAN SIT THERE FOR FEW MONTHS

 

Hyaluronic based rehydrating fillers can be used to improve wrinkles on hands esp the creppy skin on knuckles

 

 

MORE DRAMATIC CLINICAL PROCEDURES TO PAMPER HANDS

 

Radiofrequency, Fractional lasers & Intense pulsed light are few of the procedures to fix the bad skin on extremeties in a matter of days