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Dr. Prof. Leelavathy

Dr. Prof. Leelavathy

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MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Fellowship in Cosmetology




19 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Prof. Leelavathy is a Consultant Dermatologist at M.S Diabetes & Skin Speciality Centre, Bangalore. She is a specialist in paediatric dermatology, cosmetology, all skin diseases, destructive skin infections, removal of corns, warts & skin tags and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Prof. Leelavathy completed her MBBS from Bellary Medical College in 1983. She pursued her MD from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore. She has also done Fellowship in Cosmetology from R.G.U.H.S. She has been awarded with Shree Rathna Award and Rajvosthva Felicitation for her immense contribution to the field of dermatology. Dr. Prof. Leelavathy has more than 20 publications to her credit which include 10 international publications.

Indiranagar, Bangalore

M.S.Diabetes Speciality Centre


6/1, 80 Feet Road, Landmark: Near To CMH Hospital & Swapna Book Stores & Opposite Hotel Krishnasagar, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

06:50 - 08:30


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dermatologist doctor?

A: A dermatologist is a physician or a doctor who specializes in problems of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membranes. He/she is also trained to offer support for various cosmetic issues. They help patients rejuvenate the appearance of various body parts such as skin, hair, and nails. They treat more than 3,000 skin conditions. These include acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer.

Q: When should one consult a dermatologist?

A: You should consult a dermatologist immediately if you have developed any abnormal symptoms which are affecting your skin, hair, nails, or mucous membranes. If you have any cosmetic concerns, a dermatologist will be able to help you. Further, for major ailments such as skin cancer, examination is also done by dermatologists.

Q: Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?

A: Yes, you can consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems. A dermatologist is professionally trained to carry out skin grafts and laser treatments. For laser treatment, they use a special light beam to treat various skin complaints. Such skin complains can include tumours, warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.

Q: What are the common services provided by a dermatologist?

A: Below is a list of some common conditions dermatologist treat. • Vitiligo • Acne • Dermatitis and eczema • Fungal infections • Hair disorders • Nail problems • Psoriasis • Skin cancer Dermatologists use various surgical procedures such as: • Biopsies • Chemical peels • Cosmetic injections • Cryotherapy • Hair removal and restoration • Laser surgery

Q: What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?

A: Dermatologists and cosmetologists both primarily focus on the outward appearance of individuals. Dermatologists are trained physicians and they treat illness and disease. On the other hand, cosmetologists offer services to improve aesthetics. Dermatologists are doctors and specialize in treating skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. But cosmetologists are not doctors. Cosmetologists specialize in various beauty services including haircutting and hairstyling.


Awards and Recognitions

Sthree Rathna Award - 2010
WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2013 (Karnataka vartha dept)


MD - Dermatology - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1998
Fellowship in Cosmetology - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1998


Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI)
Member Cutaneous Surgeons of India
Member NAIL Society of India
Member International Society of Infectious Decease


2004 - Present Visiting Senior Consultant at HOSMAT Hospital
2000 - Present Senior Consultant at MS Diabetes and Shirdi Skin Care Center
2005 - Present Professor and HOD at Bangalore medical college-Skin dept Victoria/Bowring hospitals


22518 Karnataka Medical Council, 1983

Trainings and Certifications

FRGUHS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1998
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