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Dedicated to research and patient care related to skin diseases, the Department of Dermatology was founded in 1989, the same year the PSG Hospitals was established. Its founding Head of the Department was Dr Sumitra, who laid the roadmap for the future. From its modest beginnings, it has gone on to offer some of the best facilities available for both inpatients as well as outpatients.

From keloids, or the growth of extra scar tissues, and vitiligo, a skin condition in which white patches occur, to hair loss and eczema, a disorder with severe itching and oozing, the department offers various detection measures and treatment. Some of the treatments include iontophoresis, or passage of electrical current through skin.

The department also offers phototherapy, whereby ultraviolet (UV) light is used to check the rapid growth of new skin cells, to treat psoriasis. A patch testing facility is available to detect the cause of eczema. A slew of niche services including laser treatments and popular dermatosurgeries like hair transplant and mole removal are available. An upgraded photo therapy and a diagnostic laboratory are also available. The latter is involved in bed side investigations such as KOH mount, slit skin smear for AFB and Giemsa stains for Herpes. Skin biopsy and Immunofluoresence are other special investigations

The department, which started offering Diplomate of National Board (DNB) courses in 1998, began offering PG diploma courses in 2001 and PG degree courses in 2006. The department also boasts of an array of research papers in national and international journals, apart from numerous papers presented in prestigious dermatology conferences. Over the years, the department’s persistent quest for excellence in research while focusing on healthcare is well appreciated.

The Head of the Department of Dermatology, Dr C.R. Srinivas was the past president of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) in 2012. The department is not keen to rest on its laurels and is charting out future plans that would take it to the next level. A fully equipped cosmetic centre, Botox and fillers, chemical peeling, mesotherapy and even tattooing will be available in the near future.

PSG Aesthetic Centre

PSG Aesthetic Centre is equipped with state of the art lasers and a fully functional hair transplantation OT. The centre is dedicated to cosmetic, surgical, and laser treatment for pigmentation, red spots, hair removal and hair transplantation.

Procedures such as laser removal of hair / scars / tattoos, in addition to treatment of a variety of other cosmetic skin disorders are being done. The centre is equipped with the latest lasers to cater to the various needs of the patients.

Facilities

One of the first of its kind, The PSG Aesthetic Centre promises world renowned procedures with the latest equipment in a comfortable environment.

Listed are the latest lasers that cater to the various needs of patients

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser – for pigment removal like tattoo removal, acne spots, moles and melasma. Treatment of Moles, Tattoos and Pigmentation

Diode Laser – used for unwanted hair reduction.

Targets both pigmented and lightly pigmented hair

LUMENIS

CO2 Laser Cautery – removal of warts & keloids
Fractional CO2 Laser for acne scars & Skin rejuvenation

Cynergy Multiplex Laser from Cynosure
Combines Pulsed Dye Laser & Long Pulse Nd YAG Lasers – used in the treatment of vascular lesions, Broken blood vessels, Facial redness, Port-wine stain, Spider veins on the face and trunk

Hair Transplantation Unit, cosmetic procedures such as melanocyte grafting and targeted phototherapy for vitiligo are being offered. Other cosmetic procedure like botox treatment for wrinkles and targeted phototherapy for vitiligo will also be offered soon.

A panel of expert doctors conducts a thorough examination, evaluation and counseling prior to each procedure. The patient will be provided with personalized treatment and skin care advice.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Dr.CR.Srinivas is the immediate past president of the Indian Academy of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy
  • Dr.Chembolli Lakshmi was honoured with the LN Sinha award for the Best young Dermatologist for the year 2011
  • Dr.Reena Rai was the past president of Tamilnadu Branch of IADVL
  • Dr.CR.Srinivas was honoured with JN Shetty Memorial Oration at Mangalore and Dr.Rajendran Sivakumar oration at Cuticon Trichy

Research & Grants

  • More than 50 scientific papers have been published from the department in the past 3 years
  • The department organizes workshops / CME every year
  • The department staff have contributed chapters in leading textbooks in the field of dermatology
  • L’’oreal grant has been awarded to Dr.Kumaresan for his work on “Assembling trichometer”
  • Vitiligo research foundation grant has been awarded to Dr.CR Srinivas
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