Pamper the Skin You Are In!

Clear and healthy skin is a bigger asset than chiseled features, hourglass figure or expensive clothing.

Visualize a flaky, dull face with acne breakout. Even a Sabyasachi sari would not bring the glow and radiance to that woman because her skin is not healthy from within.

Bottom line – healthy skin is the best accessory one should aspire to own.

Now, if you are in luck, genes will play a massive role in covering you up with flawless and dewy skin.

But then, if age, luck or genes, none are by your side, you still have science and technology beside.

Cosmetic or aesthetic dermatology is a specialized field of dermatology that focuses on procedures which help in improving appearance, look and texture of the skin and enhances the beauty, particularly of face and neck.

Dr. Poorva Shah is one such renowned medical and cosmetic dermatologist who might not possess a ‘magical wand’ but is definitely equipped with in-depth knowledge and skill to treat your skin woes effectively.

Recently I visited her state-of-the-art clinic, Derma Centre, and we had an elaborate tête-à-tête over coffee about ‘all things SKIN’!

She examined my skin and announced ‘one good and one bad news’.

  1. (Bad first!) My skin has started to become little dry and needs plenty of hydration.
  2. My skin has good elasticity and bounce which will keep it crease-free for many years to come (thanks mommy for this genetic gift!)

She gave me Hydra Facial.

Hydra Facial is an instant, quick-fix for dull-looking skin. It gives nourishment and infuses oxygen in the skin which leads to a younger and healthier looking complexion. The rejuvenation is remarkably evident post the procedure. The best part is , this procedure can be performed on all skin types (barring a few skin disorders).

(Have you heard about the famous Kim Kardashian’s facial? Now it is available in Pune as well. Read about it here)

Hydra Facial – What it does for you?

  • Mild exfoliation of the skin which gives way to newer cells, taking away the dullness and allows better penetration of topical products
  • Plumps up the skin and restores skin volume
  • Renews youthfulness of skin; brings in glow
  • Tightens pores
  • Improves new skin cell production
  • Reduces appearance of pigmentation and fine lines

It’s almost a 45-min procedure. Very relaxing. My skin felt amazingly smooth and silky (I am not exaggerating!). Dr. Shah suggests a repeat for this therapy every 3 weeks for best and lasting results.

Once done with my procedure, we discussed at length about other common skin issues faced by most women such as acne, double chin, fine lines, pigmentation etc.

And Dr. Shah had sure-shot solution for each one of it.

For acne and acne scarring, Dr. Shah evaluates and treats the condition depending on age and severity of the problem. With cutting edge topical and oral medications, chemical peels and laser treatments, she provides a holistic remedy for this condition.

Double-chin –  Surely ‘there’s no fun in having one’. At Derma Centre, double chin is successfully treated with a simple ‘neck lift’ or by ‘fat removal’ from that area, depending on case to case basis.

Dr. Poorva Shah dermatologist


Ah, and those lines! Who likes a wrinkled, creased page, garment or skin? No one!

To achieve a taut, wrinkle free skin, Dr. Shah uses Hyaluronic Acid (typically known as Dermal Filler). It effectively reduces fine lines & wrinkles. These dermal fillers are nothing but a kind of gel that is injected under the skin which acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity. Not only used on face but these can also help increase the volume of back of the hand.

Dr. Poorva Shah believes in natural results, and will never “overdo” a treatment which can make you look artificial or ‘plastic’.

Tattoo removal is another procedure Dr. Poorva performs successfully by using Pico Laser. The Pico Laser is the latest technology which offers highly effective tattoo removal solution. The procedure is quick and painless.

Genetic predisposition, obesity and the hormonal changes can result in developing excess facial hair. Laser hair removal is the gold standard for long lasting or permanent hair removal. Dr. Shah uses an advanced laser system that reduces the duration of this treatment. Laser hair removal is typically done in a series of 4-6 sittings done at 4-6-week intervals.

Apart from the above-mentioned cosmetic procedures, Dr. Poorva Shah treats patients for various skin related medical ailments as well such as eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, keloids, nail diseases, STDs, vitiligo, Rosacea and more.

You can visit Derma Centre for all your skin related issues –

1/3, Gitanjali Kunj, Moledina Road,

Opp. Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump/Nehru Memorial Hall

Near Dorabjee Mall, Modi Colony

Pune, Maharashtra 411001

Call: +91 2026114740


DR. POORVA SHAH Dr.-Poorva-Shah-pic-Copy-1

Dr. Poorva Shah, MD, a board certified Pune based Dermatologist. She practices all aspects of medical & cosmetic Dermatology related with Skin, Hair & Nails. Her practice is a blend of traditional and conventional medical dermatology and innovative cosmetic dermatology especially laser therapy. Dr. Shah utilizes the latest treatments and technologies to enhance her patients’ natural beauty. She believes in helping patients look their best at all ages with the most conservative, personalized and gentle approach.

Dr. Shah graduated (MBBS) from the D.Y. Path Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Pune. She continued her post graduate studies and Residency in Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, D.Y. Patil Hospital & Research Centre, Pune. She has recently undergone training in advanced Vitiligo treatment at New Jersey, USA.

Dr. Shah is also on the faculty and a consultant Dermatologist at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. She runs a state-of-the-art practice at Derma Centre, Pune.

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