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Best Dermatologist In Chennai

At Oliva Clinic, Chennai, leading dermatologists use their medical expertise to offer world-class skin and hair treatments and deliver exceptional results.

  • Dr. Nivethitha S

    Dr. Nivethitha S

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, DDVL- Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 116133

    Alwarpet, Chennai

    4.7 4.7 4.7
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Azra Fatima N

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, DDVL - Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 97834

    Anna Nagar, Chennai

    4.7 4.7 4.7
    • English, हिन्दी, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. A Muthu Latha

    Dr. A Muthulatha

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 109156

    Adyar, Chennai

    4.8 4.8 4.8
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Venkatesh Lakshmi

    Dr. Venkatesh Lakshmi

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 115164

    Adyar, Chennai

    4.7 4.7 4.7
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Harshitha

    Dr. Harshitha Munamala

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 114900

    Anna Nagar, Chennai

    4.8 4.8 4.8
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Surya Prabha

    Dr. Surya Prabha

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 107733

    Adyar, Chennai

    4.8 4.8 4.8
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Lakshmi Muniyadi

    Dr. Lakshmi Muniyadi

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, DDVL- Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 76304

    Anna Nagar, Chennai

    4.7 4.7 4.7
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Meenakshi Sundar

    Dr. Meenakshi M

    Sr. Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 96829

    Alwarpet, Chennai

    4.8 4.8 4.8
    • English, தமிழ்
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Hari Priya A

    Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 115700

    Anna Nagar, Chennai

    4.8 4.8 4.8
    • English, தமிழ், മലയാളം
    • 600 Per consultation
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  • Dr. Lakshmi Durga

    Dr. Lakshmi Durga M

    Sr. Consultant - Dermatologist

    MBBS, DDVL - Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

    Reg No. - 79390

    Anna Nagar, Chennai

    4.7 4.7 4.7
    • English, தமிழ், తెలుగు
    • 600 Per consultation
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What Is A Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a qualified medical practitioner who diagnoses skin, hair and nail conditions. They are also trained in related surgical procedures. They can help diagnose underlying diseases as the signs of several medical conditions manifest on the skin. They are qualified and trained to treat people of all ages, including newborns.

What Does A Dermatologist Do?

A dermatologist provides specialised treatment and their work can be divided into three categories: 
  1. Medical: Besides diagnosing disorders and conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, they are also qualified to identify underlying conditions whose signs appear on the skin. Acne, for instance, may be due to a hormonal disorder, which a dermatologist diagnoses.
  2. Surgical: They are also trained to perform surgical procedures ranging from mole removal to skin biopsies. Some of them specialise in performing complex surgical procedures like removing melanoma when detected in its early stages.
  3. Cosmetic: Dermatologists are also certified to perform aesthetic procedures that can improve the health and appearance of your skin, hair and nails. These treatments include reducing wrinkles and fine lines, scars, hyperpigmentation, etc. They also perform laser treatments, chemical peels, UV light therapy, fillers, Botox, and so on.

 What Are The Qualifications Of A Dermatologist?

  • A 5-year MBBS degree.
  • A 3-year post-graduate degree, MD (DVL) in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy/ A 2-3 year Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy (DDVL).
  • Must be registered with the State Medical Council.

What Concerns Do Dermatologists Treat?

Some common conditions that dermatologists treat include:
  1. Acne/acne scars
  2. Hyperpigmentation concerns include Melasma, Macular Amyloidosis, Lichen Planus Pigmentosus (LPP), sunspots, dark spots, suntan, skin discolouration, freckles, psoriasis etc.
  3. Ageing Signs: Dry, dull skin, uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, saggy skin, crow’s feet, loss of volume etc.
  4. Extreme hair loss
  5. Dandruff, itchy, scaly and dry scalp
  6. Rashes and skin irritation
  7. Infections, allergic reactions
  8. Discoloured or infected cuticles
  9. Excessive perspiration
  10. Spider veins and varicose veins
  11. Melanoma

 When Should I Go To The Dermatologist?

You should immediately see a dermatologist if:
  • You are experiencing acne or pimples.
  • You have red, itchy and inflamed skin for a long time.
  • You have skin growths like moles or skin tags that change in size or colour.
  • You have dry and flaky patches on the skin, typically on knees, scalp, chest, or lower back.
  • You have persistent nail infection or discolouration.
  • You shed more hair than normal on a daily basis and you have bald patches appearing on top of your head.
  • You have bulging veins on your body, especially your legs.
  • You have age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
  • You suffer from hyperpigmentation from time to time.
  • You have skin outgrowths that may be warts.
  • You are prone to hives and rashes.
You can also see a dermatologist if you want to understand your skin type and needs, get a skincare regimen as preventive care for your skin.

How To Choose The Best Dermatologist?

  • Find out about the qualifications, experience, the range of concerns they can treat and the reputation of the clinic (if) they are working in.
  • Check if the dermatologist has the experience to treat your unique concern – medical, surgical or cosmetic.
  • Read reviews and recommendations on the internet before choosing a dermatologist suitable for you. Then make your own, informed choice.
  • Look for a dermatologist who is closer to your location and easily accessible in case you need follow-up care and suggestions.

What Is The Dermatology Consultation Fee In Chennai?

A dermatologist’s consultation fee varies based on their years of experience, the reputation of the clinic and location and can range between Rs 400-Rs 1500.

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