~ Cyclothon to create awareness about the increasing abuse of steroid-based creams ~
Bengaluru, 3rd May 17: 12th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatologyorganized a cyclothon for dermatologiststo create awareness about the increase in skin related issues, misuse of steroid based creams, harmful effects of self-medication and eliminate stigma about Vitiligo ( leukoderma).
The Cyclothon, which had over 50 doctors from around the country, was flagged off from Mysore Palace by Mr. Randeep .D, Deputy Commissioner of Mysore, at 6.00 AM on 2nd May 2017.
The cyclists reached Town Hall, Bengaluru at 9.00 PM and will be continuing their ride towards Freedom Park on Wednesday, 3rd May.
Dr. Venkataram Mysore, Congress President, 12th Edition World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology said, “The World Congress is aimed at bringing in new technologies in cosmetic dermatology to India, promote India as a destination for medical tourism and also create awareness about various skin-related issues in the country. The Cyclothon was initiated to create awareness about issues like misuse steroid-based creams in place of fairness creams and other products, harmful effects of self-medication etc. This is an important cause that needs immediate attention from the general public and the government.”
Steroid-based creams are increasingly being used in place of fairness creams, for burns etc without proper prescriptions from doctors. This is resulting in a rise in serious skin conditions such as fungal infections that last for more than 3 months, hair growth on face, pimples etc.
The 12th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology (WCOCD) – an international event, is hosted jointly by International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology IACD and Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India ACS (I). The event will be held between 4th and 6th May at Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad International Convention Centre, GKVK, Bengaluru.
With over 400 Indian and International speakers, and more than 4000 delegates attending the event, WCOCD is the one of the largest event in the field of cosmetic dermatology in the world , highlighting advances in the fields of Laser surgery, Aesthetic treatments, skin cancer and Dermatosurgery such as, hair transplantation, liposuction and fat transfer, Vitiligo surgery etc.