10 years younger in 45 minutes
By Ayesha Singh
03rd February 2013 12:00 AM
Dr. Ajaya Kashyap has been getting a lot of attention from the opposite sex lately. And he isn’t complaining one bit. In fact, when I met him a few days back, he seemed to be enjoying the adulation. Chief Head of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery at the Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, Kashyap can now give you a face-lift, minus the surgery and painful needles in just 45 minutes. And with that you can look young, no matter what’s your age.
KAS facelift is a non-surgical method of rejuvenating the face, using an individual’s own tissues. “Anyone, at any age, can get this kind of facelift. It is minimally invasive, and improves the texture and health of the skin as well as replenishing or enhancing the volume from where it is either lost its suppleness,” he says. Having used this procedure on many young boys and girls in their 20s—whose skin didn’t look fresh, or was scarred or lacked fullness—the results seem positive. It has also been tried on men and women in their 70s who want a three-dimensional rejuvenation of the face, including volume restoration and skin rejuvenation. “The face is first assessed and three different areas are marked... areas where volume needs to be removed like chin, jowls and lower part of cheeks, areas where volume needs to be added like upper part of cheeks or lateral parts of the face, and forehead or anywhere with hollows or depressed scars, and areas where volume is neither too little nor too much but skin needs rejuvenation,” Kashyap explains.
Kashyap has a routine with all his patients. Maybe that’s why so many women feel confident. Taking each person through the entire procedure, he makes sure the patient understands what they are getting into. ‘‘It is important for them to be well informed. With a step-by-step narration, it becomes easier for both the patient and the doctor to take things forward,” he says. Detailing the preparation, he informs, “The first step is obtaining good quality platelet-rich plasma. The candidate’s own blood is taken which is similar in amount to the blood usually withdrawn for blood tests. The plasma is isolated with the help of an FDA-approved method. A specialised technique increases the platelets, the clotting cells that contain large quantities of growth factors. This helps to stimulate the body to produce more tissues, including more collagen and other tissues. This is a highly specialised technique which requires great expertise. If the method of preparation is done casually, the results of incorrectly prepared platelet-rich plasma are unpredictable. With high platelet concentration, the boost to the cells can be quite significant,” he says.
Kashyap performs two to three KAS facelifts each week. The patient’s demographics vary widely. The percentage of men to women is 1:3; and the face does not look unnaturally tight or stretched. Recovery is assured within 10 days of the procedure, making this much sort after. Its cost ranges from `50,000 to 80,000.
Egg White Masks: For a quick natural facelift of all skin types, you can make an egg white face mask that will tighten the pores, lifting up your skin. Egg white contains astringent properties that can pull out waste and tighten pores as it dries. It is also known to clear impurities and is great for acne, wrinkles and blackheads.
Lemon Mask: Take some lemon juice, one beaten egg and four tablespoons of milk powder. Mix well, and apply on the face and neck. Keep it for 15 minutes and wipe using a damp towel.
Exercise: Open your eyes wide and raise your eyebrows as much as possible. In the same way, open your mouth wide and stretch as much as you can. Told that position for 30 seconds before releasing. Repeat twice or thrice daily.
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