War (Photo credit: beapen) This is a critical exploration of the potential utility (or otherwise) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatments. Please read the rest of the articles in this series here. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signal protein that stimulates vasculogenesis and angiogenesis by binding […]

The Dark Knight Rises (PRP Part 5)

Image via Wikipedia [This is the discussion section of my paper on cutaneous amyloidosis that I did not publish. I presented it in a conference though. The methodology is posted in my bioinformatics blog. Poster can be downloaded here: http://www.box.com/s/uae8yijuohefphzoh4cx underAmyloidogenecity of Epidermal proteins by Bell Raj Eapen is licensed […]

Amyloidogenecity of Epidermal proteins: Unfolding the mysteries.

Skin pigmentation can be an unwelcome spot in your relentless pursuit of flawless skin. Some causes may be rarer than others — but they can still be treated IN MY last article I discussed common causes of facial pigmentation. Now I will discuss relatively rare causes of pigmentation before going […]

The Dark Side

War (Photo credit: beapen) Do you have pigmentation on your face? I am sure you do. ‘Pigmentation’ is yet another term within the realm of cosmetic dermatology with a simple meaning, but with sinister connotations. Pigmentation is usually used as an abbreviation for hyperpigmentation that just means darkening of skin […]

Shades of darkness