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Dr. Sharmila Patil

Dr. Sharmila Patil

Dr. Sharmila Patil

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MBBS, DDVL, MD - Dermatology






27 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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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.

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Mulund West, Mumbai

Fortis Hospital


Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Industrial Area, Mumbai

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+ 26

Tue, Fri

02:30 - 03:30

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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.

Awards and Recognitions

Bharatjyoti Award for Outstanding Services & Achievement and Contribution - 2006
Published more than 25 Papers in National & International Journalls - 2007
Expert Faculty at Kelkar's Cosmetology and Research Centre - 2005
Fellowship in Dermatopathology - 2013
Specialization in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) - 2013


MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, 1990
DDVL - College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai, 1993
MD - Dermatology - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, 1994


Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Association of Cutaneous Surgeons, India
Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI)


1994 - Present Head of The Department of Dermatology at DY Patil College
2009 - Present Dermatologist at Dr. Sharmila's Dermocosmetic Laser Center Hair & Skin Clinic


66671 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1990
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