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The environment around us is changing every day and so is the way you take care of your skin. The skin goes through a lot of intrinsic and extrinsic stress every day and hence your skin care routine also needs to evolve to combat all kind of dynamic stress and keep the skin healthy, strong and bright.

For ages now facials have been one of the favourite skin treatments for women for some advanced skin care.  Facials are usually done in beauty salons and anybody with a basic knowledge of massage techniques usually calls themselves a facial expert. While facials do help in improving circulation in the skin and giving it a temporary glow they have many disadvantages too such as

  • Facials do not address the core skin issue. While there are some general facials such as brightening, glow etc. they are not specific formulations to treat acne, or exfoliate the skin.
  • Facials do not have long term effects and have superficial results. The creams and packs of facials target the top layer of the skin only and hence the results fade as the skin regenerates itself.
  • Thirdly facials if not done according to skin type or by an expert can cause damage to the skin in forms of breakouts, acne and rashes.
  • Usually involve the use of chemical bleaches that harm the top layer of the skin and may lead to premature sings of ageing.

Facials have now become old school and the latest advancement in non-invasive beauty treatments are Medi-facial or Medical facials. You will not see them in your every neighbourhood salons as they are only done by a qualified and experienced dermatologist who will help your skin look flawless.

What are Medi facials?

In principle they are just like your regular facials but with much more advanced techniques and ingredients. These dermatological treatments use well researched and scientific ingredients to solve multiple skin issues and bring the youthful and rested glow back to the skin. Medical facials (medicine + facials) are not just use of creams, and packs but they include skin care tools to target specific skin aliment like skin damage, sensitivity, dehydration, lack lustre skin, skin darkening, dark spots , blemishes, scarring etc.

Medi facials are made with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, botanicals and other skin essential nutrients that are good for the skin and give long term benefits. They don’t just work on the surface of the skin, instead they nourish and rejuvenate it from inside resulting in beautiful skin without any side effects. The best thing about a Medi facial treatment is that it can be customized to suit every skin type- even the extra sensitive one!

How are Medi-facials different from your regular facials?

A Medi facial is an enhanced treatment devised with a specific goal in mind for the skin. it is not about skin pampering but it is about improving the skin’s underlying health. The results of regular facial are only skin deep whereas Medi facials penetrate the dermis thus promoting healing and repair at a much deeper level.

Medi facials are delivered by trained cosmetologist, dermatologist and skin experts to address various skin troubles like sun damage, skin spots, broken capillaries, signs of ageing and many more.

How to Choose the Right Medi Facial Treatment for Your Skin Concerns

Medi facials are of many different types. They are suitable for everybody because the skin experts use specific skin type ingredient to treat the skin disorder. They have gained a lot of popularity in the recent years and this is not just hearsay. Even a single session of Medi-facial can be exceptionally beneficial for you by

  • Having a calming and soothing effect for your skin. it will bring down swelling and inflammation on the skin. A Medi-facial expert knows how to use the right amount of pression to relax, renew and glow your skin.
  • Helping treat acne and reduce the bacterial breakouts as the special anti-acne serums reach the deep layers of the skin helping clean the pores and maintain the healthy oil balance.
  • Giving an even skin tone and texture to the skin. The various techniques used stimulate collagen production and elastin development in the skin that help tighten and lift the skin and you can bid good bye to the visible sings of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, spots etc.
  • Being customization as per your skin type: Medi facials can be designed for sensitive, oil, normal and dry skin as well.
  • They are safe and clinically proven: Medi facials use a combination of lasers, light therapy, chemical and physical exfoliation and skin care ingredients to treat the skin without causing any damage.
  • Being completely safe: A Medical facial is always done under supervision or by an expert dermatologist and there is no question of skin damage or burns.
  • Having unique formulations for medical skin concerns. These active formulations work faster and show good results. The skin care expert has the freedom to chose the potency of the ingredients.
  • Encouraging long term skin care since these skin treatments are done in a clinic, you will be given prescriptions skin care to maximize the benefits resulting in better and more efficient skin care.

Medi-facials give immediate results and still continue to heal the skin from inside. They are suitable for any men or women who are worried about as specific skin aliment. In order to chose the right Medi facial it is important to consult a dermatologist and understand the procedure to make an informed decision.

The skin expert will take into account your skin type, lifestyle, medical history and the current state of your skin and skin goas for the future before recommending the best facial formulation for the skin. To help you understand what constitutes in a typical Medi facial, here is a list and description of the techniques used and the types of facials offered by top dermatologists


The skin specialist can use various techniques like

  • LED therapy which uses red and blue light therapy to reach the inner layers of the skin to help stimulate skin tightening and reduce the signs of ageing.
  • Dermaplaning or microplanning gently removes or exfoliates the top layer of the skin to clear the clogged pores and improve cell turnover.
  • Chemical peels are a way of chemical skin exfoliation to reduce the superficial signs of ageing and even out the skint texture.
  • Microdermabrasion is the highly advanced exfoliation technique in which the top layer of the skin is gently removed using crystals or a diamond tipped exfoliation device.
  • Mesotherapy: This is a procedure in which vitamins and nutrients are injected in the skin layers using microneedles. This way the delivery is direct to the target areas.
  • Photo rejuvenation
  • Dermatologists use electroporation to help the serum penetrate deeper in the skin for better and effective results.

Types of Medi facials


Here is a list of some of the most popular Medical facials.



These are the most popular of Medi facials aimed to add hydration to the skin. This type of facial includes deep cleansing and exfoliation using chemicals like glycolic and salicylic acid. The process removes blackheads, whiteheads and cleans out the pores by removing the dead skin cells. Active serums used in hydra facial are peptides, vitamin C, arbutin, to sooth the fine lines and improve skin elasticity and the technique used is LED light therapy to treat acne and inflammation and lymphatic draining to remove toxins from the skin. Hydra facial is very effective for people with oily or acne prone skin and gives an immediate plumping effect on the skin.

Korean glass skin facial

This is the new age Medi Facial is a five-step procedure that will give you a glass looking Korean skin in no time at all. This facial involves cleaning the skin, a facial massage, dermabrasion and then application of serum and moisturization to deeply hydrate the skin and give it a glassy look. Korean skin facial brightens the skin and lends it a translucent glow free of signs of ageing.

Deep cleansing facial

This much needed Medical Facial pampers your skin in the best possible way. It include cleansing, exfoliation, removal of blackheads and whiteheads, stem to open the pores and clean out the debris, and a relaxing facial massage to improve circulation and drainage from the skin. This deep cleansing facial also help prevent further build-ups under the skin. This is a great facial for people bothered by oily and congested skin.

Anti-ageing facial

Aging is the biggest woe of a healthy skin. ageing is not only about lines and wrinkles but it also causes saggy, dry and dehydrated skin that takes the sparkle away. An anti-ageing facial includes skin healing procedures such as cleansing with vitamin C cleanser, then an high speed micro jet exfoliation, followed by an enzyme infused chemical peel and serum to reduce the signs of ageing and improve collagen in skin. other ingredients used include micro hyaluronic acid, seaweed extracts, etc that keep the skin hydrated for long. Anti-ageing facials can also include Botox and dermal fillers to add volume to the skin.

Fire and ice facial

As the name suggests this is an intensive clinical treatment that includes a series of hot and cold treatments to the patient. The basic steps include cleansing, resurfacing, and moisturizing the skin. This facial is recommended for people who are bothered by the fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture on the skin. The benefit is recharged cell turnover, supple and smoother skin and visible reduced fine lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

The fire part is a special mask that causes mild burning sensation on the skin. This mask is a hydrating and removes debris clogging the pores and contains ingredients like niacin, retinol, botanical acids, clay. The ice part of the facial is another mask that soothes the skin and it contains hyaluronic acid, rosemary and green tea extracts to ensure deep moisturization and hydration for the skin.

Nutraceutical Facial or OML facial

This new age Medi facial uses an oxygen bubble created using high pressure, microdermabrasion and LED light therapy to inject serums in to deep layers of the skin. The aim of this facial is to manage fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin disorders. This facial enables high level of collagen production and results in an even complexion skin. it is suitable for people looking to correct signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation on the skin.

Hollywood/Bollywood/ Red Carpet Facials

As the same indicates this facial gives you the clear, glowing and bright looking skin just like your favourite celebrity. If you are struggling with blackheads, fine lines and uneven complexion then this is the perfect choice for you. The steps include exfoliation, use of laser light to encourage collage production and reduce signs of ageing.

Results of Medi Facials

Though you can see immediate change in your skin after the facial treatment but the actual rejuvenation on the skin will be fully visible in about 10-15 days. The dermatologists will give you instructions and recommend nourishing products that will ensure long term effects of the facials. The results of a Medi facials include

  • Reduced inflammation and anti-bacterial effect on the skin
  • Tighter and firmer skin
  • Evened out complexion and soft and supple skin
  • Relaxed and stress-free skin

Medi facials are painless and non-invasive and there is no downtime. Your skin specialist will also recommend the number of sittings needed to get the desired effect on the face. Medi facials can be repeated after four to six weeks in most cases.

Medi Facial treatment cost

A Medi Facial treatment cost varies depending on many factors such as

  • Your skin concern and the type of facial treatment
  • The number of treatment sessions needed
  • Location of the clinic
  • Experience level of the practitioner
  • The advance levels of treatments used in the facial such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing

Many clinics offer Medi facial treatment packages that include full multiple sessions and follow ups. But these procedures are not covered by insurance so make sure you talk to the clinic about payment plans and available promotions.

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Eyes are the windows of the soul and you would have heard many poems about the same. But what happens when these windows have dark sills. It takes away all the shine from the windows. The same is true with the eyes, their beauty is often marred by the dark circles. Also called as periorbital hyperpigmentation, dark circles can be temporary or permanent.

Dark circles can also be an indication of an underlying problem with the body. They affect the overall appearance of the body. dark circles dim the shine of the eyes and can make you look aged beyond years. In the fast-paced world of today most of us are suffering from dark circles. Disturbed sleep schedules and eating habits only make them worse. We do resort to some home remedies but they only lighten the dark circles and not remove them. And rubbing just makes them worse.

In order to know the best way to get rid of the dark circles it is important to understand that there are different kinds of dark circles and each needs to be treated differently.  There are two ways that dark circles hamper the natural beauty of the skin and face. They make the appearance look tired, sleepy, and sad.

What is the reason of dark circles?

Our eyes and the skin around it is very delicate and more susceptible to damage because of ageing or any other issue that affects the skin. Creams and lotions work for some but not a solution for everybody. Lets first take a look at the factors that might be causing your dark circles.

  • Genetics: It might be hard to believe but dark circles can be in your genes. If you mother or grandmother has dark circles then it is a high probability that you will also get it.
  • Dehydration: when you don’t drink enough water the body goes in a preservation mode and the skin under the eye stats to look dull and dry and has a sunken look.
  • Incomplete nutrition: Vitamin deficiencies such as Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin B complex can cause under eye dark circles
  • Strain and fatigue: Mobiles, laptops, lack of sleep and even over sleeping can causse stress and strain on the eyes and hence the dark circles.
  • Nasal congestion: Inflammations such as sinuses, or congestion cause the veins under the eyes and nose to darken and dark circles appear.
  • Ageing: This is the most common reason of periorbital hyperpigmentation. Since the under-eye skin is very delicate it ages faster than the rest of the skin. this makes the blood vessels and veins more visible and obvious under the eyes.
  • Lifestyle habits: watching late night screen time, smoking and alcohol abuse, excessive caffeine consumption cause skin damage and make the dark circles more pronounced.
  • Rubbing the eyes: many people make the mistake of rubbing the eyes in a effort to promote blood circulationbut it only makes the dark circles more pronounced.
  • Medications: Certain medications such as birth control pills, blood thinners etc can cause the blood vessels to dilate and become more pronounced from under the skin giving the appearance of dark circles
  • Underlying diseases such as hypothyroidism, liver disease, malnutrition etc. also cause hollows under the eyes. Your doctor will ask for a check up to figure out any such issue and recommend treatments accordingly. Adjusting your medication and being vigilant about the disease can help the dark circles disappear on their own.

Even babies and children are affected by dark circles the same way as adults. It can be because of fatigue, genetics, rubbing the eyes or caused by minor illnesses such as dehydration, snoring and injuries.


Did you know that dark circles can indirectly cause skin problems too? Using makeup to conceal the dark circles has too big disadvantages

  • It is not permanent and looks unnatural in some time
  • Wearing makeup for too long or not removing it properly can cause breakouts and pigmentation on the skin

Hence if you really want to get rid of dark circles then the best way to consult a top dermatologist and work out a way to get rid of dark circles permanently.

How to get rid of dark circles permanently?

There are a number of methods that are effective in reduce the dark circles and giving the eyes a wide, rested and youthful look. Not all of the treatments are permanent but with keeping a good lifestyle and taking good care of your skin you can keep dark circles away for a long time. Dark circles are more common in people

  • Who are of older age because of loss of fatty tissue and thinning of skin around the eyes
  • With darker skin tone because of changes in pigmentation
  • Who have dark circles in their genes.

Types of dark circle treatments

  • Use of topicals: Mild forms of dark circles are often treated with the use of topicals. These act as depigmentation and exfoliating agents. The common topical include Retin A which blocks the chemical reactions during the formation of melanocytes, Hydroquinone which is a bleaching agent and destroys the melanin forming cells, Kojic acid, azelaic acid etc. Other popular topic is the use of vitamin C which not only hides the blood stasis colour but also promotes natural collagen production. You can see the results of topical in about four to six weeks.
  • Soft tissue fillers: dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid gels add volume to the thin skin present in the lower eyelid area thus filling the hollows and triggering collagen production. This also helps in strengthening the structure of skin and gives a natural looking effect. Fillers last for up to one year.
  • Chemical peels: The mix of acids in the chemical peels gently removes the top layer of the skin containing melanin. Deep chemical peels can also modulate the melanin content in the deeper layers of the skin. The most commonly used acid in chemical peels is Glycolic acid. Since the area around the eyes is very sensitive, peels need to be applied and removed carefully to avoid any damage to the eyes. The effects last for about 3-6 months.
  • Fat transplant: This is a slightly invasive technique used for restoring volume to the under-eye area. Autologous fat transplantation involves taking fat from one area of body and injecting under the lower eyelid skin. this gives an immediate volumizing and anti-ageing effect to the lower eyelid and the mid face. This lasts for about 2 years.
  • Lasers for permanently removing dark circles: lasers are the gold standard treatment for saying bye-bye to the dark circles permanently. Lasers are non-ablative i.e., they do not damage the skin and painless. They have zero downtime and almost nil side effects. Lasers target the specific pigments and dark vessels only. Not only this, they also induce collagen production that keeps the skin tighter, fuller and attractive. Traditional lasers for dark circle treatments is Q switched ruby laser (694nm) ND: YAG laser (1064 nm)  and Q switched Alexandrite laser but they did have side effect of redness and uneven pigmentation under the skin. Modern lasers such as the Erbium laser, pulse dye laser and diode lasers along with IPL are much more precise and effective in getting the troublesome pigmentation under the eyes out of the way and making your eyes look alert and bright. Laser treatments are done in multiple sessions to get the complete result. One session of lasers takes about 20 minutes.
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy: Dark circles under the eyes can also be treated by infusing good plasma into them. The good platelets are taken from the patient’s body and injected under the eyes. This helps rude the wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes and also cures the dark circles.
  • Optical light diffusers: they are skin care ingredients that scatter the light away from the skin. as a result, the skin appears lighter and even tones. This is a very suitable option for people suffering from structural dark circles. The scatter molecules fill in the depressions in the skin. it also reduces the puffiness of the skin.
  • Blepharoplasty or surgery to remove dark circles: This invasive procedure reduces dark circles or shadows under the eyes by removing the excess fat deposit and skin from the lower eyelid area. blepharoplasty also reduces the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

The treatment for dark circles gives instant results but be mindful that if you don’t take care of the skin and take active steps to prevent pigmentation and fat deposits under the eyes, dark circles can reappear. Here are some simple things you can do at home to prevent dark circles from reoccurring

  • Get adequate sleep of minimum seven hours each night
  • While sleeping elevate your health with extra pillow to prevent fluid accumulation under the eyes.
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption at it causes pigmentation and dull ness under the skin
  • Use cold compress on your helps to help them relax and shrink the dilated blood vessels.
  • Wear sunscreen in summers, winters, rains and spring season. The SPF should be a minimum of 30 and above.
  • Cucumbers and tea bags help reduce the puffiness under the eyes and improve blood circulation.
  • Find ways to remove and manage stress by exercising and meditating regularly.

Cost of removing dark circles permanently

Different types of dark circles are treated with different methods. the cost depends on the cause of dark circles and the suitable treatment for the same. Structural dark circles can be reduced with the use of optical diffusers and dermal fillers, whereas pigmented dark circles are treated with lasers.

The cost of removing dark circles permanent varies with the method and duration of the treatment. laser therapy treatment for dark circles cost in India can be about Rs 10000 to Rs 25000 per session. But lasers have long term effect and therefore it makes them worth paying slightly higher prices. Topical creams cost anywhere from between few hundreds to thousand rupees. Peels range from INR 3,000 to INR 8,000 per session and soft tissue fillers cost in India to treat dark circles ranges from INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 per session. Surgical procedures cost the most to up to one lakh fifty thousand rupees. It is important to note that the cost of treatment can vary depending on the location of the clinic, the experience of the doctor, and the severity of the dark circles. It is recommended to consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine the best course of treatment and the associated costs.


About Dr. Rinky Kapoor

Dr. Rinky Kapoor- Best Dermatologists in Mumbai, India

Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinics, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist in Mumbai”, “Most Valuable & Admired Cosmetic Dermatologist in India” & “Best Dermatologist in India”, etc for her expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care Read more

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