MBBS, DDVL, MD - Dermatology
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91% (164 votes)
Dr. Sharmila Patil is Professor and Head of the Department at D Y Patil School of Medicine. Consultant in Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai and also an expert in Cosmetology, Vitiligo & Trichology.
2 clinics for General Consultation
This is my first meeting with Dr.i am satisfied so I can continue with this. I next meeting I will be sure.for skin she suggested some cream.well after using this I will clear my opinion
This was my first appointment and I am fine with the experience. The appointment time may be an issue to people who travel from long distances, I had to wait almost an hour to get through (my appointment was as 6.30 pm and I was called in at around 7.30 pm).
She is very friendly and have positive attitude. And quick and easy decision maker. Provided medicines are not so expensive. We will visit her after 15days .
I have been carrying out my laser treatment with the doctor for an year now with little results. It was clearly mentioned to me that if the treatment doesn't work or results are slow there will be a concession provided.
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.