Apr 19, 2010

Kaya Skin Clinic - Everyday Radiance

I never find any reviews or information regarding the various services at Kaya Skin Clinic so I thought will share this. This article is just my opinion and my way of explaining this - please check with your doctor or dermatologist before opting for any service. Call up one of the Kaya Clinics and you can also check their site - www.kayaclinic.com.

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Kaya Skin Clinic - Everyday Radiance 

Service:  Kaya Everyday Radiance
Cost:  Rs. 2000 plus tax (got this at a discount at Rs. 1500 plus tax). 
Dermatologist consult:  Cost - Rs. 500 plus tax. For a first-time visit, I would insist on getting a dermatologist consult before deciding on the service to be taken. Talk to the doc, ask questions - that's what they are sitting there for. After the consult, you don't need to opt for any service. You can go back some other time after you are convinced. 

No parlour activities like facial, bleach, threading, etc., 7 days before the procedure, so you need to do a little bit of advance planning. This is to avoid skin sensitivity.

An Everyday Radiance treatment consists basically of just 4 steps

1. Skin is cleansed with a foaming cleanser and wiped off.

2. After thoroughly drying your skin, a peel is applied. By peel, I don't mean a peel-off mask. No, these are chemical peels. The treatment I took was a salicylic acid peel. I will explain what this is a little later.

3. The peel is applied for a very specific period of time - mine was about 4 - 5 minutes. This is then neutralized, that in English means, they remove it with water.

4. A mask is applied and left to dry. The mask I got was a tea tree mask. It's left on for about 20 minutes and then peeled off.

5. A sunscreen is applied on the face, and that's it .. over :-)

This whole process may take about 40 minutes.

A note on chemical peels - Wikipedia: A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Thus the term chemical peel is derived.

Ok, that seemed scary to me, but my skin did not fall off my face like I thought it would :D :D  The peel itself felt like a cool smooth paste applied on my skin. You need to let the person attending to you know if you experience any burning or stinging, however slight. I was suggested to go for a salicylic acid peel. Good for oily skin and healing the inflammation from acne. I think depending on specific skin concerns, there are different peels.

Results: I did feel my skin looked a little darker and duller for maybe a day, but there was a reduction in the acne and scars - nothing drastic, more like a slight lightening. My skin looked healthy after this. I was recommended to do these treatments at least initially about 15-20 days to get better results. I have gone only twice and with about month or so gap. Obviously, I amn't too serious about this :-) One of the girls there told me if there is some function on Monday, get this done on a Friday. Of course, if its a first time, better not try it before some event...just to be safe.

Would I try this again? YES.. not necessarily as a regular monthy routine, am just not so bothered about my skin! The reason I prefer this to a facial at a parlour is simply because I never ever see any difference with regular facials and I invariably also get a pimple or two.

Some simple aftercare instructions have to be followed after this treatment. They give you printed instructions when you leave but am just listing it out because it helps to plan ahead.

1. Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least the next 3-4 days. Skin is very sensitive and susceptible to damage during this time. Use a sunscreen during day.

2. Use normal cold tap water to wash your face for the next 12 hours.

3. Discontinue products containing Retino-A or AHA 7 days before and after the service. Check ingredients of items like fairness creams, lightening creams, anti-aging creams, anti-pimple creams - you can check with the dermatologist there before going for the treatment also. Just call and ask.

4. No cosmetics for the next 12 hours. You can use eye and lip makeup.

5. No parlour activities for the next 7 days either - same as before the service.

6. If there is any redness or irritation, splash cold water or use cold compresses. Also call the clinic to check with them.

7. No swimming for the next 3-4 days. No exercise, steaming, sauna for the next 2 days. This is due to skin being sensitive and easily susceptible to damage.

Kaya has a lot of attractive packages available, and they recommend a lot of services which might not be what you went in for. Take your time, ask questions, do a little research before you pick the clinic and/or the treatment. What suits your friend might not be what suits you, but you need to know exactly what you are going in for. Only sign up for deals when you are convinced that it works for you. Yes, they are very enthusiastic about the packages and products, but nobody is going to bite your head off if you walk out after a dermatologist consult!

Lastly, the best way to good skin is from within. Eat a healthy balanced diet, drink lots of water, and get your daily dose of exercise. Anything else is just temporary :-)

Related Posts:  Kaya - Daily Use Sunscreen (SPF 15)


UPDATE 04/11/2014:  I get a lot of queries on this post, and I am happy to help out as best as I can, but I have not been to a Kaya Clinic in many many years (don't live in India either), so I am really pretty ignorant about what services are provided there now. Please go through the comments below from other visitors and/or leave your queries here and maybe somebody else can find the information useful or post an answer even if I cannot help out.  Again, this article is just my personal experience with the service at Kaya.  I have never asked and will never ask anyone to try or not try anything from any brand based purely on my experience, and this holds true for every post on this blog.  Do your research across many sources, not just me or this blog.

63 comments:

  1. it was really an informative article article...keep writing.. missed the kayaclinic url

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  2. I edited to put in their website, can check it there.

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  3. Quite informative post Rads:)

    Love reading yur blog:)

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  4. Hey i had got the chemical peel from Sadashivnagar Kaya about 3 yrs ago.I loved the end result but i was duped with the number of sittings and everything so i swore i will not go back . But you will look fresh once its done with . do follow the care regularly

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  5. I NEVER sign up for packages at any place. Yet to read anything positive about any place where they took the money in advance!

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  6. Very informative article, Rads. I have never been to Kaya Skin Clinic. Guess I must give it a try. Thanks. :)

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  7. I really don't understand why they never give any information about all their services. And like Smirthi said, taking a package seems be a bad idea!

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  8. Calvin and Hobbes fans..Yayyyyyy :-)

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  9. kaya is just a waste,i m taking sitting over there and taken there package which is my big mistake.

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  10. Hii Rebecca..aww..too bad you signed up for their package and it did not work for you. Personally, I don't feel comfortable signing up for packages - I just prefer to go when I feel like and pay for that sitting, that's it.

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  11. Think the market is hotting up and getting on to them, after being a regular for 4 years, when I asked the manager yesterday(Gurgaon)that the prices have significantly decreased since i signed up a package, cud i be accomodayted ? instead of explaining turned around and said "that's retail"......whoa! and i am a retailer by profession :), so customer service = ????

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  12. Wowww...even if they wanted to let you know that they cannot do anything for your package deal, I am sure they could have been more courteous and professional in their reply!

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  13. There should be some kind of a contact at Kaya to complain about this kind of treatment. Their staff behavior seems to bring them quite a lot of word-of-mouth negative publicity.

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  14. Rads, I stumbled upon ur blog while googling for Kaya Everyday Radiance and found ur blog quite informative & fun!
    I've been to Kaya on a couple of occasions and never had that aha-moment. This time I tried everyday radiance service and m still waiting for the glow for the last 3 days !! :D

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  15. Aha-moment :D :D It worked for me somehow. Probably my skin was really oily and I did have some pimples too that time...was a bad time :-( Hehehheee...you probably have quite normal skin..maybe that's why no major difference.

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  16. Yeah, thankfully I have clear skin that glows too under proper care , touchwood! This time when I asked my friends for feedback, they look confused :D
    But I'll maintain the overall experience @ Kaya was good. I'll too add a review on my blog .

    Do check out my blog if u find time ..
    http://huesofpink.blogspot.com/

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  17. Just peeped in...and it looks fun :D

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  18. now that's what i was looking for... thanks rads... goin in for the kaya everyday radiance today... thought i'd do sum checkin up before... wish me luck... hope i shine thru it ;)

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  19. Heyy Pallo...hope it works out well for you. Be sure to get all your doubts clarified with the dermatologist. Follow the aftercare instructions sheet, and ask for a printed sheet if they do not automatically give you one. If this is your first time at Kaya, please (and this is my personal opinion) try out the services before signing up for packages, however tempting they may seem.

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  20. I visited Kaya for my pimples. I had two big pimples, one under my nose and one on my chin. they were huge and spreading, leaving dark scars. I tried my regular parlour pimple therapy. But waiting since two months for a pimple to vanish was just irritating. Moreover explaining people about what is wrong with my skin was so embrassing! Then I visited Kaya. I was overwhelmed by the dermatalogist who treated me. My pimples has subsided within two days and my skin started glowing. Wished I had visited Kaya earlier! Though it's bit expensive, but its worth paying after all "Health is Wealth".

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  21. Oh thats nice..good it worked great for you :) What treatment did you take?

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  22. I took the pimple free treatment,the peels are effective as I had loads of pimples:( I have taken 3 sittings and i can see the difference:) I still get minor breakouts but nothing huge

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  23. Hii Anon..I have tried the salicylate peels twice or thrice..though not at regular prescribed intervals. I did not have loads of pimples but I did see a difference - my skin looked healthier after about 2-3 days. I do not think it cures breakouts - as in, you have to figure out why you get breakouts and sort that problem separately. I think these are meant more for an overall improvement in the appearance of your skin.

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  24. I had my first everyday radiance session yesterday, and i felt a mild burning sensation during the session. i was asked to use a antibiotic cream on my face yesterday night. today , i woke up to find my face full of scars. i am supposed to meet the doc about this today. will post back after i have a chat with him.
    please check with doc if the chemical bleach is suitable for you.

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  25. Hii Anonymous - A mild burning/tingling/irritation does occur during the salicylic acid peel (which is what I have tried) - and since they had already warned me about it, I was expecting it. Though, it was very mild and disappeared soon enough and I never did have any side effects to it. I think it's better for sensitive skins or if you are unsure to insist on a skin test before the actual procedure.

    I do have to clarify a "peel" is not a bleach and does not using bleaching agents.

    I am not sure why you were recommended an antibiotic for a skin reaction, but do check with a dermatologist regarding this.

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  26. Hi friends am also taking treatment at kaya skin clinic for my acne reduction and scar reduction....The result is pretty good..i have been going there for abt 6 mths now and am very happy abt the service...But then u have to be prepared to shell out a lot from ur pocket...As i have alrady spent abt 25k.. and they also suggest so many other products which irritates us sometimes..And if u plan to take up a treatment there pls do ask everything in detail before u start with the treatment cos they club in 2 services which we are not aware of and then they ask us to make extra payment one fine day..I have gone thru this and still going thru it....Well the result is good so continuing...

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  27. hi friends....my wedding is in 3 months so i went to kaya clinic for ths skin treatment for uneven tone, pimple marks ,dark circles around the eyes.....they adviced me to go for the skin lightening peel around 6 sessions, and everyday radiance 2 sessions....i have already taken one session of skin lightening peel of glycolic acid....i was nt aware of the itching and irritation after ths...it's been 3 days since i am done with ths session n i am still having the itching,burning sensation n dryness....my skin has got reddish tone...n wenevenr i apply moistouriser or smthng burning sensation is there.....may i know how long ths burning sensation is gng to las i need to apply moistouriser atleast 8 to 10 times a day otherwise i feel really dry....n plz also let me know is ths is really gng to help me...i hve no time to recover if my skin get damaged....i am really scared abt it....is ths is really worthy to take ths pain...??????

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  28. Hi Parul,

    You should consult a dermatologist or your doctor regarding any concerns. They would be the best people to advise you about this. My personal opinion would be to avoid doing any treatment that irritates my skin nearer to a big event - but of course, the most qualified advice would be that of a doctor. I have only done salicylic acid peels at Kaya, and yes, my skin has been slightly dry for the next day or two (not all times - one time I did have this experience), but I did not have burning and irritation.

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  29. thanks radhika....i am given break of 12 days in between 2 sessions i am done with first.....n next time wen i/ll be visitin i will definitely meet the dermatologist there....ths time the dermatologist there don't even bothered to do a skin test or chk....next time i'll ask thm to chk my skin first n thn to proceed forther with any treatment....

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  30. Oh!!!! No no don't proceed without a dermatologist consult! In fact, you can even consult an outside dermatologist just to get an outside opionion..

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  31. HI Radhika,
    Kaya's dermatologist adviced me to go with Everyday Radiance ( 6 sittings ) . Now , i am very confused to proceed with it as it shud be worth the money. Problem is that my skin has been tanned badly for the last few months, resulting to dullness even. Will 6 sittings give me the result tat i need?? The brightness and clear skin ? What would you suggest from your experience with Kaya?

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  32. Hi ChaSun..I would suggest you try single sittings first. Don't sign up for a package even though it might seem very tempting. Try one or two first. You won't see a drastic difference with one sitting, but you would definitely know how your skin would react before you commit to more packages. As for reversing tanning, I didn't find that much of a difference. I tried salicylic acid peels, and it was suggested for my oily skin - not tanning - so I don't have any idea.

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  33. what would be the charges for the peel off treatment and no. of sessions fr gycolic,cosmo n othr peelings...

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  34. Vaishali - I don't know the charges for all those treatments, but you can always call up a Kaya Clinic to find out about it :)

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  35. Hi rads, thank u for all your tips on kaya. Do u have any advise or tips on Kaya's Kosmo Peel??? Any info on this wud be great. ThankS

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  36. I haven't tried it, Rids, so no idea :)

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  37. Hi there
    I just enrolled with this everyday radiance package yesterday, and waiting for my first session.. to be very frank after reading your article i was happy but after reading the comments i am a bit skeptic about my decision because i have taken a package for 6 session. I dont knw whether i have done correct or not??? Along with that the doctor there suggested me to take meso glow too. Should I take that too?

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  38. Hi Zubi...hmmm I haven't tried mesoglow so I cannot comment on that. As far as packages go, personally, I never sign up for them almost anywhere. I just go pay for the service as and when I need it. I might be wrong here but I just don't feel comfortable paying upfront for packages and services. I did like the treatment itself though and it's something I have tried occasionally every now and then...hope you have a good experience with the packages :) :)

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  39. how much does a chemical peel generally cost ?

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    1. I guess around 1000 at Kaya..but you could get it done for much lesser at a dermatologist (have not done it myself, is what I know from what my friend told me).

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  40. Hi,

    Im about to take a peeling treatment for scar reduction and acne reduction at kaya after 15 days. Yesterday had been there for consultation. They explained me that i have to go through 8 peeling sessions for acne reduction and then next 6 sessions would be for scar reduction.My skin is sensitive and im a bit worried that this would affect my skin . So can you please suggest whether this peeling would be effective and it wont be harmful on my face

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    1. Hi Daniella..I have only tried the salicylic acid peel and it did help slightly with acne. In the long-term not sure how effective, though, since I only did it occasionally, maybe about 2 or 3 times a year. If you are planning to try it, though, I would suggest that you try one session at a time rather than signing up for packages, so you can decide based on each session if you want to continue with it or not. While I didn't have any problems with the peel (the few times that I tried it), you do need to take care of your skin to get best results. Also, it is my personal opinion that acne treatment does involve some lifestyle changes (like exercise and healthy eating) apart from any topical treatment like peels or masks to get best results. Hope it helped...do let me know how it works out for you :)

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  41. I took 3 sittings for Kaya everyday radiance sometime in early 2010. It just felt like an advanced version of a facial, nothing extra-ordinary. Skin does feel softer and cleaner and little glowing too but just for a day(or I should rather say few hours). Even with good after-care my skin never glowed for more than 1 day for some reason. After 3 sittings were finished, they forced me to enroll for 3 more. At that time I was in a process of relocating from Pune to Delhi(my hometown). When I told the dermatologist and the sales guy, sales guy so desperately tried to convince me to pay for 3 more sittings and said I could take those sittings anywhere in Delhi. They just did not want to let me go so easily. After seeing my discomfort, dermatologist interrupted and said Delhi has a different kind of weather and less polluted as compared to Pune and I should be allowed to see first how my skin responds there and then decide accordingly. On this, sales guy looked so disappointed. Lol :P:D

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    1. I think it's just an added thing for skincare and not really a permanent solution..and I hate that they are so pushy with the treatments! I guess they don't realize ppl would be more comfortable if they were just let to do things at their own pace :D

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  42. my skin is oily and 7 days before ive opted for skin lightening and till now even there is no acne or scare or redness.... but there is too much oil on my skin..piling is contiuned from last 4 days.....im confused whats the reason for excessive oil on skin and what facewash i have to use

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    1. Hi Deepika...am unsure why you picked skin lightening when your issue is oily/blemished skin...shouldn't you have picked some oil-control treatment instead? I don't know about Kaya treatments, but a simple regimen that you can try for oily skin is to use any simple gel-based cleanser and use a clay-based mask. Himalaya makes some good ones neem-based ones that are very inexpensive. If you don't mind a costlier one, try Lush's Cosmetic Warrior. Also, see if you can find Kama Ayurveda's face cleanser..it's like a powder that you mix with water. I use it AFTER my regular face wash and apply it on face in thin layer, wait and minute, and rinse off. And try drinking lots of water, eating healthy, and getting some exercise..it's what works for me :) And sleep :D

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  43. Hi rads!
    i am getting married in a couple of months and I visited kaya where they offered me a package which includes 5 session in total,3 of everyday radiance and 2 of some gold caviar facial,I dont know if i shud opt for it or a pre bridal package from a salon like lakme,i dont have a problematic skin,normal skin type,with occasional blemishes,what should I go for?

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    1. Hi Rancy..congrats :)

      Hmm..in my personal opinion, don't take any packages. How muchever anyone forces or talks about it, I have always noticed once you sign up for packages people lose interest and then you are also forced to stick to it since you would have paid so much. If you would like to, you could try the Every day radiance treatment once, and then wait a month and try the Gold Caviar facial once. That way you would know the effect these two have on your skin since you do have some time before your marriage. If you have regular nonproblematic skin, though, I would just suggest sticking to your usual regular skincare routine. I think Lakme's prebridal package might be a good one since they do have ubtan and body scrubs included in that, don't they? Plus I think you would be pretty stressed out by the time of the wedding and a traditional facial and massage is more relaxing - again, this is just my opinion. Either way, whatever you try, I would suggest trying out the facial treatments once or twice before so you know what you will get. Plus, because of the stress your skin might behave differently that time, so don't keep any facial treatment for the last minute. Have fun!

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    1. :) :) Just cos am curious, if you find the time, do let me know what you finally do/did for your prebridal treatment :D

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  45. Hello everyone!

    Could anyone tell me if chemical peels to remove skin tan helps? I was wondering about this particular service at kaya. If anybody has tried it,please let me know. I am badly tanned n would like to get rid of it. But dont want to jump in without enquiring first. Also let me know if there is any other doctor or skin clinic that would help me with this.

    Thanks in advance!

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  46. Hi Linda..I haven't tried anything specifically to remove a tan, so really can't help you out with it. Why don't you get a consultation there by a dermatologist so you know what options are available for you? I really won't advise you to sign up for any packages or even rush into any treatment unless you are totally convinced about it...that's just my opinion :)

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  47. Hi Radhika,
    I have extremely sensitive and oily skin. My face is completely covered with pimples and blackheads. I've taken an appointment at Kaya and will be going there on Sunday. Any suggestions?

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    1. Hi Deepika,

      Hmm..suggestions...the only thing I would suggest is discuss all your skin concerns with the dermatologist and be convinced about why any treatment is recommended and then only start it. Don't jump up and take packages just because of the marketing. If you have any allergies of any sort or take medications, etc., let them know..there is a form for you to fill up before starting treatment so that should take care of it. I have skin similar to yours and I got the salicylic acid peel..which was supposedly the mildest treatment there...the first time I went there the dermatologist recommended everything under the sky including botox and fillers for my under eye region!!!! Not happpppeningggggggggggggggggggggggggg :D :D :D Anyway, try once and then decided if you want to commit to packages..a lot of people get carried away and then have second thoughts later..I personally have only gone for treatments when I felt like it, but that's just my personal opinion.

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  48. Hello Rads,

    nice reading u but still confused About Kaya, i have Open pores on my forhead and suppose to get treatment from kaya they people ask for Packages which cost around 62000/-Rs. and pampering me to get the treatment from them on my earliest.i Really dont understand what should i do? i m willing to pay but the treatment for which they said is some chemical peeling treatment, will it be safe?? i m just to scared after reading many experinces on ur Blog.

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  49. Hi Mamta,

    I would never recommend signing up for a package when you have never even tried one treatment. This is not just for Kaya, it's my common principle for annny service.

    Chemical peeling is the term used for applying certain products on your face which help the skin purge out the dead skin cells better than what a scrub like besan or say almond/walnut scrub would do. This is a simpler explanation , not a scientific one, but that is what it basically is. What I have posted is my experience with the salicylic acid peel, and I didn't find unpleasant. Of course, each person's skin reactions vary. When I went first time they used very mild strength of the paste to apply on my skin and I had very less skin reaction, but as you go for each treatment they increase the strength of the mix (this is what I was told - pls check with Kaya for more accurate information), and I did not like the stronger reaction causing more sensitivity on my face. I would suggest you stand firmly and absolutely insist on trying out a treatment - pay for one time only - and then tell them you will decide afterwards. And do ask them if the strength of the peel will be the same all times, because when you go next time after signing for a package you might not like the stronger concentration. Ask a lot of questions and insist on trying at least once (or twice thrice) before paying 62,000. That is a HUGE amount, and you should think before paying.

    As for good and bad experiences, people have both. I personally have not had bad experiences, but I will never sign up for packages unless I am 100% sure I will be happy with it. I am sure they will pamper you - they do treat customers very well I guess even if you pay in advance or not - but that should not be your criteria for paying money na.

    This is just my opionion :) Do let me know how things work out for you.

    BTW..if you have open pores, it might be because of dehydrated skin. Why don't you try applying cotton squares or rounds soaked in rosewater (look for alcohol free brand) for about 5 minutes on your face. It helps skin plump up and get little moisture and use a good moisturizer. Sometimes that itself will help skin look much better.

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  50. Hi
    Today I visited kaya for my acne and acne scar treatment....and I was asked to take package of 18000/- and they rated my pimples as severe with black and white heads:( and they said this package is only for pimple reduction (some kind of peels and isotretinoin )and for further scar treatment need to take some other packages. I am confused with their packages,is it worthy to spend. Help me out with suggestions:)

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  51. Hi Lavanya..I never take a package..not just Kaya..that's a rule for anyyyy place..I prefer to pay for each sitting, and that's it. I would suggest trying the process once or twice at the very least and only if you are very convinced. That's just my opinion :)

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  52. Hi! Just stumbled upon this blog while searching for the reviews on Kaya's Cosmo Peel.
    Now, I have combination skin, so you know I am one of those troubled species of womankind who cannot opt for products with closed eyes. Plus, I have been really careless for years, not just months...and have tan on my face even though rest of my complexion is a sharp contrast to the tan. The Dark circles are I guess a result of excessive Sun damage and careless diet + hectic schedules...being a S/W Professional means staring into the screen for long hours and haywire routines.

    So I visited Kaya and the dermatologist told me the below things:
    1) Skin has severe sun damage and pigmentation, and I am required to go for at least 6 sittings of Cosmo peel.
    2) Low moisture content, so they gave me specific products (Face wash, Toner, Moisturising Sunscreen)
    3) The under eye area has puffiness and sun damage circles. They recommended FILLER! Really? I don’t think I need that...there must be other natural ways to cure the slight bend in the skin under the eyes, maybe it will smoothen out if the puffiness goes. They said they would go for Dark Circle reduction process after the filler.

    The total package I was advised to take (Filler + Cosmo + Products = 38,000 Rs).
    Definitely not going for Filler. However, I bought the Facewash, Toner and Sunscreen and I found the products are actually good.

    Now, I am a sceptic brain when it comes to chemical therapies. I searched the reviews and to be true I’m quite unsure about the Cosmo Peel thing. Plus I am unsure they will use the correct concentration, it can cause severe burns if they make a blunder in the strength of the peel.
    Any advice on this? Should I or should I not give it a try? Some reviews really scared me, I swear.

    I bought the Ponds Gold Radiance Night Cream and Eye cream after reading the strongly positive reviews so will give it a try first.

    I need a face clean up and have decided to give Kaya’s Insta Purify a try today. Any reviews on that? Let’s see if it works.

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    1. Hi Archie!

      Sorry about the very late response - no internet connection for a week so have been sneak peeking at comments and mails but not really able to reply to anything :(

      Oh Kaya is a bit of a hit/miss in my opinion. I tried their salicylic peel and the lactic acid one (which didn't do anything at all for me), but overall I think their services aren't all bad. It's just that people sign up for packages and that's what messes up things, I guess. I have only paid for per service so far. Also, they do tend to increase the peel strengths with each setting - that's what one of the girls there told me - so while the first 2-3 times of the peels didn't really burn, I did experience unpleasantness/burning around my upper lip one time and they just wiped off the peel from that area alone. I haven't had any bad experience so far at Kaya, but again, I think that's because my visits haven't been all that very frequent :P You could always tell them that your skin is very sensitive and you want to start with a very low strength first. Most times the dermatologist even stands by while the peel is being applied - at least for me. And you can inform them if there is any burning tingling and they will take it off ...a little bit of tingling is okay, unpleasantness is not. So be very vocal about what you are not comfortable with.

      The filler thing - I was recommended that too by one of the dermatologists at Kaya. And Botox. And somethign else - I forgot what - none of which I have any intentions of doing even now, and that consult was at least 5 years back. These services are all administered by the dermatologists and not the regular ppl who do the other peels. Probably why that particular dermat was being so pushy about it. I have gone to a couple of different Kaya Clinics, and some of the other dermatologists I have met have been more encouraging about diet and lifestyle changes and actually quite nice to have a consult with.

      Anyhow, hope you have a good experience there. Reviews are helpful in that you get an idea what you can expect but they aren't always what you will get. Mine might be good, someone else's might be bad, but I think you should just average out the reviews and try it out for yourself once and decide. I would definitely not suggest signing up for packages. That's just my opinion.

      If you do try out any of their services, would you share your experience here? My article is prettttty old, and I would love to know what other changes/procedures/peels they have come up with now :D

      Oh and try their apple drink - I love it!

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  53. Hi....I have a combination skin ...well, the other day i had a meeting with the dermatologist at kaya...she asked me for a 4 sitting package...though i don't have any severe acne problems...just two or three acne occasionally on my forehead and yes the package has already started burning my pocket...:P
    what u suggest...

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    1. Hi! In general, I never take package deals anywhere. Not just Kaya - a lot of places have these deals, and they are definitely less expensive than taking single packages, but unless I have tried the service and I am absolutely certain I want to continue, I don't feel comfortable paying upfront for anything. My friend had taken a laser hair removal package from Kaya, and she is pretty happy with the service - so I cannot really say there is anything wrong with prepaid packages, but it's not something I have done so far.

      Don't feel compelled or pushed to do anything just because the dermatologist suggests it - in terms of packages. Try the service and if you like it, you can always make an informed decision about it. The folks at Kaya are pretty okay with that too...even though they might seem a bit pushy sometimes :D :D

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