Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor

Dr. Sandeep T Alva

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Call Doctor
Dr. Sandeep T Alva MBBS, MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor......more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor is an active member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Bangalore Dermatological Society, Bangalore Dermatological Society
More about Dr. Sandeep T Alva
Dr. Sandeep T Alva is a popular Dermatologist in HSR Layout, Bangalore. He has over 15 years of experience as a Dermatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Dermatology. He is currently associated with Ravi Speciality Clinic in HSR Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sandeep T Alva on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced Dermatologists in India. You will find Dermatologists with more than 38 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dermatologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
MBBS - JJM Medical College - 2001
MD - Dermatology - FATHER MULLER MEDICAL COLLEGE, Mangalore - 2007
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists
Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Bangalore Dermatological Society

Location

Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Sandeep T Alva

Skin Hair & Cosmetology Clinic

1370/1,Ground Floor,Patel Channappa Building,Devarachikkannahalli Cross Road,Off Begur Main Road, Begur Landmark : P K Kalyana MantapaBangalore Get Directions
300 at clinic
...more
View All

Services

Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Sandeep T Alva

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Hii. There are so many small pimple (very small) on, my entire face except around my eyes. I have a very oily skin and dull complexion. Give me some advice. thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Hii. There are so many small pimple (very small) on, my entire face except around my eyes. I have a very oily skin an...
Maintaining clean skin is a prequisite avoid fried foods drink lots of water maintaining healthy bowel movements.

My hair growth is really slow. I had my head shaved like a month ago and they've grown no more than 2 or 3 cm. Also I have a beard and the hair just keep falling whenever I wash them or put oil on them (I have never shaved. Used to trim my beard)

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My hair growth is really slow. I had my head shaved like a month ago and they've grown no more than 2 or 3 cm. Also I...
I will suggest you to wash your hair daily with sunsilk shampoo and apply parachute hair oil daily and take half tablet orofer-xt once a day for a month

Dry Skin - Know Treatment Of It!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Dry Skin - Know Treatment Of It!

Dry skin is a condition caused by the lack of moisture in skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are just some of the conditions which may be caused due to dry skin. Dry skin can also be very uncomfortable. The condition is mostly caused by environmental factors such as exposure to harsh weather conditions or getting soaked in hot water. 

People at risk

1.        Age
People who are older than 40 years tend to be more at risk of dry skin than people who are younger than 40.
2.        Climate
As mentioned earlier, weather conditions play a pivotal role in causing dry skin. Therefore, people who live in areas where the climate is either very hot or very cold tend to get dry skin more often than people who live in temperate climates. Low humidity is another factor which causes dry skin.
3.        Profession
Some professions, such as nursing or hairstyling requires frequent usage of hot water all through the day. 
4.        Swimming
Swimming is one of the major causes of dry skin. This is especially true in pools which have chlorine. This is because chlorine increases the itchiness of your skin.

Treatment:

1.        Lifestyle changes
Usually, lifestyle changes such as avoiding long, hot showers and putting moisturizers are good enough to make sure that dry skin goes away.
2.        Lactic acid
Creams with lactic acid and urea can be prescribed by your doctor if the dryness of your skin does not go away with just moisturizers. These creams usually tend to be over-the-counter medications.
3.        Prescription creams
Prescription creams are only given when dermatitis, psoriasis or ichthyosis have set in.
4.        Wet dressing
Wet dressings are given only when dermatitis has set in. These are mostly to help prevent infection.
5.        Oils
Oiling your body, especially with fish or flaxseed oil is especially crucial in making sure that your body does not succumb to dry skin.
6.        Hand sanitizer

Normal hand sanitizers create a drying feeling on your hand. However, dermatologist-recommended hydrating hand sanitizers allow your hands to keep their moisture. Therefore, when you are using hand  sanitizers, it is advisable to try to use hydrating ones.
 

3642 people found this helpful

Know More About Acne

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Play video

Hi, I am Dr Aman. I am a practising aesthetic physician and practising holistic medicine.

We will talk about a very common problem especially in youngsters and many times in slightly older people also. Especially these days we see this problem happening even in middle-aged women and middle-aged men. This is the problem of pimples or acne. We see a lot of impatient coming out with small pimples all over the face. Sometimes pimples happen more in the jawline area or more on the neck. Sometimes pimples happen even on the scalp or on the V of the neck. Many times pimples happen especially if it they happen at a younger age they are predominantly physiologically. There are some amount of pimples occurring on the cheek this area is more or less normally having a few simple deduction, a few times a month is considered to some extent normal but yes we need to create that simple application, a few dietary precautions usually help in taking care of the pimples and preventing recurrences. Some types of pimples tend to be very big, we tend to get big cystic acne on the side of the face or the whole face we get big boil kind of pimples on the face. Now that needs urgent attention and they can call this time scarring. It is not only important to treat pimples externally but also look at what are the underlying causes of pimples. The acne that happens on the jaw line or on the side of the face is usually hormonal acne. We should listen to our treating physician and find out the underlying hormonal problems and treat it accordingly. There is a type of acne which a lot of younger men get especially only on the forehead. Acne that happens sometimes because of the habit of smoking. Smoking it causes frontal acme so the treatment is slightly different.

There are many ways and methods of treating acne. Step one we should first focus on what we are eating. Anything that causes inflammation very spicy, very sugary foods, too much of carbohydrate, too much of bread, and biscuits, too much of tea, coffee all aggravate, may have the potential to aggravate acne. We have to rule out underlying hormonal causes. We should also rule out if there are certain medicines which are patient is taking which can cause acne. Barring this, the standard line of treatment for acne is the first step is infection and reaction control. Then we focus on a recurrence management then we also focus on cosmetic treatments. With just a few applications over a period of three to six months, we should be able to actually achieve good cosmetic improvement. Sometimes in some cases, lasers may be required also but in the concept of holistic medicine, we should look at the internal causes of acne.

We do not only treat outside we try and manage it inside out. If there are any underlying causes of acne inside the body we should bring those hormonal changes is one very important and commonly missed factor. As far as management of acne is concerned especially the first step infection part. It is very commonly seen that patients abuse antibiotics. Doctors prescribe antibiotics, and patients keep using the antibiotics on their own or some patients get hooked on to or get used to taking or applying only steroids. It is a very harmful practice must be avoided with. As far as our practice is concerned we try and manage acne with as low dose and as less duration of antibiotics as possible. Many times oral antibiotics are totally avoided. We have to take very good of protection against the jump getting resistant. Along with all the treatments, there are other certain simple herbal or home remedies that can be added to the treatment which goes a long way in managing it.

To know more about our concept of treatment you can look up for me on lybrate or read up all the unbiased information on holisticskincare.in

3225 people found this helpful

I'm 20 years boy. Nd am having lot of hair fall. Please suggest me a way to control it.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I'm 20 years boy. Nd am having lot of hair fall. Please suggest me a way to control it.
You may be suffering from androgenic alopecia which is also called as pattern baldness. The hairs start reducing in density at the crown (top) and also the hairline starts refeeding from the front. This is usually progressive throughout life unless treated. This may also be accompanied by severe dandruff. The FDA approved treatment for this condition is a lotion and tablets. There is no other alternative. No oil or cream will magically work because the hairs are getting miniaturised and eventually disappearing due to the hormonal effects on the hair roots. Along with this, you can also consider platelet rich plasma therapy for faster results. Please call me or contact me with photos using online consult option for proper examination and treatment. Do not start treatment without consulting. I can give guidance and then you can continue treatment on your own.,
2 people found this helpful

My right hand is big tattoos.. I want to remove that tattoo. What have to do. Tell me about tattoo scar removal treatment, cream, tablet. It is possible to my right hand look like my left hand. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My right hand is big tattoos..
I want to remove that tattoo. What have to do. Tell me about tattoo scar removal treat...
Hello, Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools during the history of tattooing. While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. Today, laser tattoo removal usually refers to the non-invasive removal of tattoo pigments using Q-switched lasers. Typically, black and darker-colored inks can be removed more completely. Two alternative removal methods are in development. Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers that break down the ink particles in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. Certain tattoo pigments, such as yellows, greens and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than darker blacks and blues, because they have absorption spectra that fall outside or on the edge of the emission spectra available in the tattoo removal laser. There are several types of Q-switched lasers, and each is effective at removing a different range of the color spectrum. During the treatment process, the laser beam passes harmlessly through the skin, targeting only the ink resting in a liquid state within. While it is possible to see immediate results, in most cases the fading occurs gradually over the 7–8 week healing period between treatments. Complete laser tattoo removal requires numerous treatment sessions, typically spaced at least seven weeks apart. Treating more frequently than seven weeks increases the risk of adverse effects and does not necessarily increase the rate of ink absorption. Anecdotal reports of treatments sessions at four weeks leads to more scarring and dischromia and can be a source of liability for clinicians. At each session, some but not all of the tattoo pigment particles are effectively fragmented, and the body removes the smallest fragments over the course of several weeks. The result is that the tattoo is lightened over time. Remaining large particles of tattoo pigment are then targeted at subsequent treatment sessions, causing further lightening. The number of sessions and spacing between treatments depends on various parameters, including the area of the body treated and skin color. Tattoos located on the extremities, such as the ankle, generally take longest. As tattoos fade clinicians may recommend that patients wait many months between treatments to facilitate ink resolution and minimize unwanted side effects. The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual. Factors influencing this include: skin type, location, color, amount of ink, scarring or tissue change, and layering.
2 people found this helpful

I am 25 year old and I am using skin cosmetics like cosmelite and persol plus gel from last 3 to 4 year now my skin became full sensitive I can not apply any thing else then this two cream please I want normal skin back what I have to do? please suggest me for my skin issue.

Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
I am 25 year old and I am using skin cosmetics like cosmelite and persol plus gel from last 3 to 4 year now my skin b...
Cosmelite cream is not beauty cream its use in trauma, pregnancy, birth control pills, eczema or hormone replacement therapy. Cosmelite Cream acts as a skin-bleaching agent and works by inhibiting an enzyme reaction in the applied skin cells. Skin thinning is adverse reaction of this cream so now you stop all the cream and leave for 15 days minimum if you feel dryness apply coconut oil let the skin repair naturally. Then consult me how skin color is appear then only start treatment further or if it become normal then use herbal cream or prescribed by Dr Or me.
1 person found this helpful

How To Maintain Healthy Skin?

MBBS
General Physician,
How To Maintain Healthy Skin?

To maintain natural, clear skin - avoid highly refined foods, sugary foods, soda drinks, fast food, dairy products, peanut oil and sweetbreads.

9 people found this helpful

My hairs are white from many years Can I get black hairs again? I took hairblesh tablets regularly for 4 months with evion capsules but nothing happened.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
My hairs are white from many years Can I get black hairs again? I took hairblesh tablets regularly for 4 months with ...
White hair cannot be made black again apart from hair dye. However those supplements can To a certain extent prevent further greying.
5 people found this helpful
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

Kaya Skin Clinic

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist
Kaya Skin Clinic - HSR Layout, 
at clinic
Book Appointment
87%
(20 ratings)

Vlcc Wellness

Dermatologist
Vlcc Wellness - HSR Layout - Bangalore, 
250 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. S C Rajendran

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist
Cosmetic Skin Care Clinic, 
0 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. Rasya Dixit

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist
Dr Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology, 
500 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)
Dermatologist
Dermaville Skin Clinic, 
350 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. Rashmi Ravindra

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist
Menakshi Dermatology Center, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment