Category: ISSUE 11

Listening to Your Patients Well -Your Exceptional Competitive Point Why and How?

It’s vital even with a prolific practice. Learn the art of saving your time. In the initial phase of a doctor’s career, he/she tends to listen to each and every patient carefully and empathetically. Factors such as limited number of patients, the desire to get rapidly established, less experience, the attitude to learn and desire to serve better than anybody else encourage him/her to …

Useful Tips For Budding Derms: 2 Consolidating Your Practice

“Genuine warmth, empathy and a positive body language are more important prerequisites than mere knowledge of dermatology!” In the early days of practice, the struggle is to get patients coming. The bigger battle is to retain those patients for a reasonably long period. Once the dermatologist is popular among the people and one touches the …

Deoxycholic Acid for Double Chin

Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid formed by bacterial action from cholate. Bile acids are also steroidal amphipathic molecules derived from the catabolism of cholesterol. Bile acids are physiological detergents that facilitate excretion, absorption, and transport of fats and sterols in the intestine and liver. The unique detergent properties of bile acids are essential for …

Practice Challenge: How To Price Your Treatments Right!

Introduction: During our dermatology training, no time is spent on business issues. Cosmetic services pricing is very different from other medical specialties. While other specialties are governed by insurance / reimbursement rules for which there are guidelines from Medicare and insurance companies, our cosmetic procedures are under different tax structure. Setting the right price for …

Innovative And Conventional Uses Of Q Switch Laser

Introduction Q Switched (QS) lasers – Treatment of choice for pigmented lesions and tattoos QS Alexandrite 755nm & QS Ruby 694nm-shorter wavelength (WL) have high epidermal melanin absorption-hence not used in darker patients QS Nd: YAG 1064nm-longer WL, less absorption in epidermal melanin hence safe in darker patients Indications- Benign pigmented lesions Epidermal lesions Lentigens …

Cosmetic Warts: An Under-recognized Entity!

Cutaneous warts caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) constitute one of the most common viral infections of the skin and mucosae. After acquisition, the virus remains in the skin indefinitely and may give rise to recurrent lesions, the frequency of which depends upon the HPV serotype and host immunity against the virus. Warts also tend …