Dermatology as a specialty choice in India was not very popular. Up until a decade ago many seats in this specialty would go unused due to it being an unglamorous and mundane subject. Mainstream Dermatology was always associated with Skin diseases, leprosy and Venereal Diseases. Though the Global scenario in Cosmetic Dermatology started changing a while ago, in India it started getting recognized as a lucrative and glamorous option about a decade ago. Cosmetic Dermatology has become a very aspirational branch of dermatology which is being practiced in all sectors of the Industry, organized and unorganized, Government and private. With Global trends and awareness on the possibilities for solutions to various skin and beauty concerns being available, the demand for such services has gone through a huge growth curve in this decade.
With Aesthetics, cosmetology and Plastic surgery coming together to offer people solutions to every possible beauty concern, the need for practitioners in this area of expertise is also witnessing a huge growth trend. The Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India is a body that brings together experts in the beauty, dermatology and plastic surgery arenas to share trends and updates in this dynamic industry. Though India has seen the demand in this industry grow, this growth curve has only just started here. The demand for qualified experts in this domain is going to grow by leaps and bounds in the years to come. There are no conventional Government run training Institutes for dermatologists in the revolutionary and ever changing industry of cosmetic dermatology.
Some industry leaders and key opinion leaders run institutes with structured courses and fellowships in these technologies. Skin City which is the biggest Skin and Hair Restoration Center in India offers several short and long term courses in Cosmetic Dermatology. Besides the DDV for MBBS students, we have fellowships and short and long term observation courses for, MD, MBBS BAMS and BHMS doctors respectively. Which include, the study of Lasers, Chemical Peels, Mesotherapy, M i c r o d e r m a b r a s i o n , H a i r transplantation, Safe Tumescent liposuction, Botox and fillers etc. Because of the number of patients seen and the size of the Institute and operations the hands on experience that an aspiring aesthetician can get at Skin City is unmatched anywhere else in the country.
Skin City has the largest number of lasers in India available under one roof, some of which are:
1.Micro Derma Abrasion + Jet Peel
2.Q-Switch ND YAG – for skin
rejuvination, Tanning and for Tattoo
3.Fractional CO2 Laser
4. Ultra pulse (Fractional CO2 laser)
5. Micro Needle RF
6. Erybium YAG
7. Q-Swtich ND YAG for tattoo removal,
Brightening of skin (with carbon peel)
8. Ultra Liposys.