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Dr. Shankar D Desai

Dr. Shankar D Desai

MBBS, MD - Skin,VD & Leprosy

Allopath

Dermatologist

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34 Years Experience Overall  (34 years as specialist)

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68% (19 votes)

A seasoned professional with close to three decades of experience in Dermatology, Dr. Shankar Desai has extensive expertise across all types of laser treatments. He has also been instrumental in establishing Dermatology departments at a couple of leading hospitals in Bangalore. In addition to conducting studies on Interferons in Herpes and Psoriasis, Dr. Shankar has also presented papers at international conferences, both in India and abroad.

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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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 1982
MD - Skin,VD & Leprosy - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 1985

Memberships

Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA)

Experience

1985 - 1991 Consultant at Philomonos

Registrations

21274 Karnataka Medical Council, 1982
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