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Dermatology

Overview

A healthy skin for a smart personality

Vision
World class skin and cosmetic care at an affordable price for every individual

Aim

  1. To train the post graduates in becoming a completely trained dermatologist in all aspects of skin diseases.
  2. To deliver highly professionalized service for all patients.

Objectives

  1. To train the post graduate to master the skills of clinical examination and to apply the knowledge in the diagnosis of skin and systemic diseases.
  2. To train post graduates to master the diagnostic skills of dermatology, leprosy and STD

DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT MANUAL; NABH
I. Introduction
The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy in the Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre was established in 2002. The main aim of the Department has been to provide excellent tertiary skin care for all classes of patients at affordable prices. It has over a period of time been providing care to people not only in the nearby localities but also to people from far distant regions.

As the institution is located in the Vicinity of IT activity, amidst young and cosmetically conscious people, the latest cosmetic care is also being provided by the department.

The department is attached to the medical college and thus is involved in various academic and research activities. As a part of this activity, it trains medical students of both undergraduate and post graduate (MD, DVD) courses

Scope  of  Services
The department provides a wide range of services by highly trained personnel to the patients ranging from diagnostic, therapeutic and cosmetic problems. Some of the services are listed below.

Diagnostic
The department has a well-equipped laboratory in addition to the central lab in the hospital. Various special diagnostic investigations like skin biopsies, staining techniques (for fungus, bacterial, viral and leprosy disorders), DGI, patch testing, etc. are being carried out.

Therapeutic

Besides providing inpatient care this department also provides other specialized therapeutic services for common skin conditions like acne, hair loss, pigmentation, allergies, fungal infections, psoriasis, vitiligo and leprosy in the form of Laser, Phototherapy, Punch graft, Microdermabrasion/ dermabrasions, Electrocautery, Radiofrequency, Cryotherapy, Dermoscopy and other minor surgical procedures (Acne surgery, Mole excision, Cyst excision, Nail Surgery).

Cosmetic and Laser Services

Cosmetic procedures like facial rejuvenation, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion and chemical cautery are also being carried out.

Dermatosurgery

  • Skin biopsy
  • Nail biopsy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Radiofrequency
  • Acne scar revision surgeries
  • Cellular and tissue graft surgeries for vitiligo
  • Nail surgeries
  • Ear lobe repair
  • Excision of birth marks
  • Cysts excision
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

Skin rejuvenation

  • Anti-ageing procedures
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Micro needling
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Dermal fillers

Hair fall treatment

  • Trichoscopy
  • Trichogram
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Growth factor concentrate (GFC) therapy

Laser Services

Lasers have revolutionized the field of dermatology, offering precise, effective, and minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of skin conditions.

Applications in Dermatology

Lasers are versatile tools in dermatology, used to treat various skin issues, including:

  • Pigmented lesions: Removal of age spots, freckles, and tattoos.
  • Vascular lesions: Treatment of spider veins, rosacea, and port-wine stains.
  • Hair reduction: Long-term reduction of unwanted hair.
  • Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation: Improving skin texture, reducing wrinkles, and treating acne scars.

Futura RF 50 CO2 laser- CO2 lasers are a cornerstone technology in dermatology, widely used for various skin treatments. It is a non-invasive procedure that is specially made of carbon dioxide, to remove the outer layers of damaged skin. It has dual mode of action, ablative and fractional modes. Ablative laser has been used for Mole removal, Skin tag removal, Wart removal, Syringomas, Xanthelasmas, Cyst excision, Removal of benign tumours. And Fractional mode has been used for Acne scars, Facial rejuvenation, Facial hyperpigmentation, Traumatic scars, Stretch marks, Nail diseases.

 Akira Q Switched NdYag Laser– Q-switched lasers are an integral part of dermatological treatments, especially for conditions like pigmented lesions, tattoos, and certain vascular lesions. The “Q-switching” technique involves producing short bursts of high-energy laser pulses. This rapid and intense delivery of energy allows for precise targeting of the intended tissue while minimizing damage to surrounding skin. It has been used in Hyper pigmentation, Melasma, Tanning, Tatto removal, Skin rejuvenation, Lip hyperpigmentation and Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, and hemangiomas)

 Sakura premier diode laser- Laser hair reduction is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to target and damage hair follicles, thereby reducing the growth of unwanted hair. It is a safe, painless, effective way to reduce unwanted body hair permanently. It has been used in Hirsutism, Hypertrichosis. It is commonly used to reduce unwanted hair on areas such as the face, arms, legs, underarms and back. 

Our dermatology department stays at the forefront of technological advancements. We continually integrate new laser devices and techniques to enhance treatment outcomes, ensuring our patients receive the most up-to-date and effective care available.

Health check-up’s/health packages

The department takes an active role in organising camps and taking part in various camps for the screening and detection of various skin disorders especially leprosy, and educating people on various disorders like Vitiligo, Leprosy and STD’s and AIDS.

The institution has a variety of health care packages like Master Health Check-up, Executive Check-up etc. Our department also caters to those patients who desire a dermatology consultation.