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Dr. Sumit Gupta - Dermatologist, Lucknow

Dr. Sumit Gupta

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MD - Dermatology, MBBS

Dermatologist, Lucknow

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Dr. Sumit Gupta 82% (23 ratings) MD - Dermatology, MBBS Dermatologist, Lucknow
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Dr. Sumit Gupta is one of the best Dermatologists in Cantonment Road, Lucknow. He has had many happy patients in his 5 years of journey as a Dermatologist. He studied and completed MD. He is currently associated with Dr Gupta's Skin & Hair Hospital in Shivaji Marg, Lucknow. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumit Gupta and consult privately on

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MD - Dermatology - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,Ajmer - 2010
MBBS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer - 2007
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Awards and Recognitions
Award of Appreciation For Being The Editor of The IADVL Residents News Bulletin At The 43rd DERMACON - National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL)
WCD-Rising Star Scholarship To Present His Research Work On Vitiligo At The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology, Vancouver, Canada
Pyarelal Sharma & Bishan Devi Gold Medal Award For Best Thesis In A Clinical Subject
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Member NAIL Society of India
Delhi Medical Association (DMA)


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Freckles - Ways You Can Get Rid Of Them!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
Freckles - Ways You Can Get Rid Of Them!

The complexion of a person is determined by a pigment known as melanin. More the amount of melanin in a person, darker the complexion. The benefit of melanin is effective sun protection, and it prevents damage from sun exposure.

We have noticed people with dark (brown/black) spots that are darker than the surroundings skin. Commonly affected areas are the face, neck, hands, back, etc. These are melanin concentrated areas and become more visible in fair complexioned people. They are caused due to overproduction of melanin by the melanocytes, which are responsible for the production of melanin.

Now, what causes freckles is not clearly established, though the following are proposed.

  1. Exposure to sunlight: The cells responsible for melanin production absorb the sun and therefore produce excessive melanin. This is a natural defence mechanism of the skin.
  2. Ethnicity: Races with white skin are more likely to have freckles than races with darker skin.
  3. Weather: Some people tend to have freckles only in the summer with fairly clear skin during the winter.
  4. Genetics: If your parents or siblings have freckles, the chances of you having it are quite high.
  5. Tanning: Whether by natural means of greater exposure to the sun or artificially done if the salon, increases the chances of developing freckles.

Treatment: There are rumours stating that freckles are “angel kisses,” and “good night charms” and should not be removed as it would bring bad fortune. This is, however, not true and for purely cosmetic reasons, they need to be removed. The commonly affected age group (<30) also is cosmetically sensitive, and therefore the need to treat these.

Prevention is the best and the first solution. Whether by race, heredity, or lifestyle, if you are prone to develop freckles, ensure you are taking the necessary steps to avoid getting freckles in the first place. Avoid sun exposure without sun protection, avoid tanning, and you will be surprised how you can actually prevent freckles. Watch out for weather changes and avoid sun exposure. Reducing the amount of sun exposure can also help in keeping the freckles light, thereby not making too much of a cosmetic concern.

If prevention is not possible, some of the effective treatment measures include:

  1. Topical creams: These contain bleaching agents like Retin-A. One disadvantage though is that it acts on the entire skin and not just the freckles.
  2. Laser: A beam of the laser is used to get rid of the unwanted melanocytes which produce melanin. It also improves skin tone and colour.
  3. Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the melanin-producing cells, thereby removing freckles.

After treating freckles, preventing freckle formation with limiting sun exposure and sun protection is extremely essential.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hair Fall - Know The Most Common Causes Of It!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
Hair Fall - Know The Most Common Causes Of It!

A normal human being loses 50 to 100 hairs on a daily basis, but it doesn’t make thinning of scalp hair noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. Visible hair loss occurs when the cycle of hair shedding and growth is disrupted or when the hair follicle is damaged and scar tissue is formed.

Hair loss can be attributed to four main factors, namely heredity, changes in hormones, medical conditions and finally medication. The hereditary condition known as pattern baldness is the most common reason of hair loss. It occurs gradually and with a receding hairline and bald spots in predictable patterns in men and thinning hair in women. Heredity dictates the age when one begins to shred hair, extent of baldness and finally the rate of hair loss. Among men, pattern baldness is common whereas in women, hair loss occurs in form of thinning of hair.

Hair loss can also be triggered by hormonal changes and imbalances during pregnancy, childbirth, onset of menopause and thyroid problems. Patchy hair loss or alopecia areata occurs when the human body's immune system attacks and damages hair follicles causing hair loss and leaves behind smooth bald patches on the skin. Scalp infection like ringworm leads to scaly patches and hair loss. Skin disorders like lichen planus, sarcoidosis and trichotillomania causes people to have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it's from the scalp or other areas of the body.

Excessive use of hairstyling tools like iron curlers and products like gels, mousse, sprays and colours damage the hair and prolonged usage can hamper its growth. Hairstyles which pulls one’s hair tight like pigtails or cornrows cause traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments cause inflammation of hair follicles leading to hair loss.

Medicated drugs for arthritis, depression, cancer, hypertension and even birth control increase the rate of hair loss. As the hair is made of keratin which is a protein, if one has a protein deficiency, then the chances are that the hair will be brittle. Crash dieting and losing a lot of weight too quickly has an adverse effect on hair growth, because these diets deprives body of essential nutrients which impact hair growth.
Psoriasis and Diabetes responsible for loss of hair. Diabetes affects the body’s circulatory system due to which less amount of nutrients and oxygen reach the feet and the scalp areas due to which the hair follicles get damaged. Psoriasis is a skin disease which affects the scalp and hair follicles leading to red bald patches.

If one notices thinning of hair, it is best to get checked for any underlying condition which could be causing the hair loss. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Ways You Never Thought Hair Transplant Could Help You With!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
5 Ways You Never Thought Hair Transplant Could Help You With!

Excessive hair loss or developing baldness often causes many people to lose their confidence, which naturally takes a toll on both their professional as well as the personal life. But, with the introduction of hair transplant surgery where natural hair follicles are implanted on the scalp of the patient, now having the desired look has become very much possible. Known to be one of the finest hair treatment procedures, the hair transplant can help one in a lot of ways.

  1. No balding: Opting for hair transplant surgery can alleviate your worries of becoming bald by eliminating the bald spots. However, the hair growth of the transplanted hair may not be as quick as the natural hair, but the final results are not only close to natural results but also highly-effective too.
  2. Safe and natural process: Often many people worry about the hair transplant procedure being not so safe or the complications it will cause. But, in reality, there are no such things as after-transplant complications or the process being unsafe, when it is performed by skilled dermatologists, following the most appropriate and safe procedures.
  3. Low maintenance: Hair transplant can also help one in offering the natural hair that requires no to minimal maintenance and care. Once the scalp gets back to its normal self, it never causes any hair management issues. Transplanted hair functions just like the normal hair and don't require any particular chemical or shampoo for ensuring its natural look. Being a one-time process, it becomes convenient.
  4. Improve the appearance: For those who are still wondering about whether and how opting for hair transplant can prove to be helpful to them, the appearance it provides can be the biggest reason to go for it. Perfectly replacing the area of the head that is hairless, hair transplant surgery can make one look like he or she never suffered hair loss problem before.
  5. A permanent solution: Unlike any other treatments, the effectiveness of which tend to fade away with time, hair transplant ensures lasting results. Once all the transplant procedures are over, you can let go of the whole ordeal of worrying about losing hair again. Depending on the condition of the scalp and the amount of hair present on the scalp, a hair transplant specialist can help one in regaining the lost hair volume and offer a permanent solution to the depressing hair loss problem.

However, after the surgery is performed, you might need to take pain relieving medications for few days will help in dealing with the to deal with the surgery pain. Taking special care of the scalp for a few days may after the surgery also becomes necessary as the scalp tends to be tender right after the surgery. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Manage The Problem Of Acute Acne?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
How To Manage The Problem Of Acute Acne?

Acne is one of the most common disorders of the skin, and because of its recurring nature, it can be bothersome. Acne can be moderate to severe and can produce painful vesicles and breakouts that can be unmanageable.

What is Acne?
It primarily transpires during adolescence when the sebaceous glands get stimulated, but it can happen at any age. The glands produce oil and are spurred by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands in both men and women leading to chronic, incendiary skin condition that appears as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, nodules, and cysts.

Acne is not critical but can leave some serious scars on your skin. The glands secrete an oily fluid called sebum. Sebum transfers lifeless skin cells by the follicles to the exterior of the skin. A minute hair grows within the follicle on the surface of the skin. Pimples occur when these follicles get molded, and oil builds up beneath the skin.

Over-The-Counter Treatment Management
Lotions and creams are best for sensitive skin. Alcohol-based gels dehydrate the skin and are better for oily skin. Resorcinol helps crack out the whiteheads and blackheads. Salicylic acid contributes to the breakdown the blackheads and whiteheads and thus decrease swelling and inflammation. Azelaic acid stimulates cells that line the follicles, reduces bacterial growth and stops sebum eruptions.

Management For More Severe Acne

Your physician may put you on medication for more than half a year courses of oral antibiotics, like minocycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, or tetracycline. Topical retinoids may be used to improve this treatment. An initial flare-up at the first two to the three-week mark can be seen. This flare-up is associated with the break out of the pores and drainage of sebaceous elements.

Other Precautionary Measures To Cure Acute Acne
Apart from the prescribed medications and topical treatments, you can manage acne with a few other precautionary measures that may help:

  1. Shun using harsh soaps. Be tender with soaps as they can aggravate and dry out your skin. Rinse your face a gentle soap made especially for acne along with lukewarm water but not more than twice a day.
  2. Though it may be intriguing to pick at acne, it can traverse to consequent contamination and scarring. Do not rub the skin or split the pimples, as this may push the infection further down, creating more swelling, blocking, and redness.
  3. Prefer a sunscreen that suits your skin type. Several topical medications can make you susceptible to skin rashes from sunlight, so it's essential that your skin is guarded.
  4. Also keep your hair clean, as it accumulates skin and sebum residue. Avoid oleaginous hair products, as it can escalate the oil secretion of your face.

When your acne is persistent, you will have to combat with a combination of home remedial measures and prescribed treatments.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Debunking 8 Myths About Botox - Here Are The Facts!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
Debunking 8 Myths About Botox - Here Are The Facts!

Botox is a wrinkle treatment, but is used for treating a range of medical conditions. It has been in use for well over 18 years and is considered to be safe when performed under the guidance of a medical practitioner. Apart from aesthetics, a range of other facial, migraine and dermatological problems can be addressed by Botox.

Myth #1

Botox limits facial expression: The primary objective of a Botox treatment is to enhance the look of a person and not the contrary. When administered by a skilled physician, you can still smile and animate like before. Botox in no way affects the sensory nerve. The muscle beneath the point of injection gets relaxed and remains active. The apprehension of limited facial activity is baseless.

Myth #2

Botox travel through your body: This again is a myth. Botox diffuses not more than 1cm into the skin. Due to its localized nature, it does not affect any other parts of the body other than the intended area.

Myth #3

Botox has toxic content: Botox, like any other drug, is safe when taken under supervision. Like other drugs, it too gets scanned by the drug regulatory authorities. It is neither dangerous nor contains any toxic substance.

Myth #4

Dermal fillers involve intense pain: Dermal fillers are not as painful as advocated by many people out there. It does have its fair share of discomfort but a medical practitioner always uses a topical anesthetic and other anxiety related medications during the treatment.

Myth #5

Downtime for Botox is fairly long: Botox is known as the afternoon injection for its convenience and easy procedure. Botox procedure has no downtime at all. Doctors often suggest against lying down for a good 2-3 hours after the injection. Dermal fillers might result in minor swelling but there are medicines to counter that too.

Myth #6

Botox is permanent in nature: Botox effects lasts for 4-6months. For people who take Botox shots regularly, it tends to last longer. 

Myth #7

Dermal fillers and Botox are the same: While people these days use them interchangeably, they are not the same. For instance, Botox lessens the effect of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscle whereas dermal fillers add volume to the tissue and restores the muscle.

Myth #8

Botox is applied only when Facial lines are visible: This is not necessarily true. If the family of an individual has a history of facial lines, it makes sense to start Botox for facial line prevention. This delays the actual facial line appearance and requires fewer Botox shots going forward. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Laser Hair Removal - Can They Cause Cancer?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Lucknow
Laser Hair Removal - Can They Cause Cancer?

Lasers are being used to remove unwanted hair, resurface the skin to remove scars, wrinkles and boost collagen. But are they safe? This is the question that plays on numerous minds. Let’s try to answer this question here.

First, let’s look at what lasers are. They are basically radiation, but of a safe variety. Laser therapy uses non-ionizing radiation to produce a fine laser beam which in laser hair removal is used to kill the hair follicle. This therapy is used to remove tattoos, plump up the skin and is also used in dental treatments, treatment for varicose veins, skin and eye surgery and as a treatment for skin cancer.

The type of radiation coming out from lasers is sometimes called non-ionising radiation. This is different from ionising radiation from nuclear sources and X-rays which are carcinogenic or cancer-causing. In terms of cancer risk, X-rays and gamma rays are the most dangerous and are known as high-frequency ionising radiation. Yet, X-rays are used even today to take pictures of our bones.

What is important is that when this kind of ionising radiation passes through our bodies, it can cause direct damage to our cell’s DNA and can lead to cancer later on. This doesn’t happen when lasers pass through the layers of our skin. The US Food and Drug Administration, FDA states that the light energy from these lasers does not penetrate deep into the skin. The laser beam remains superficially at the level of the skin and these lasers don’t cause DNA damage and DNA mutations, which are changes in DNA, linked to cancer.

  • The pulse of light energy used in laser hair removal treatments, for example, are only designed to zap and destroy hair follicles. A few women have concerns about using these lasers for getting a hair free bikini line around their reproductive organs, but experts suggest that there is no risk for cancer. 
  • Experts also clarify that the light from lasers does not go beyond the hair follicle to the internal organs so fertility is also not affected. There is some redness and scarring in treated areas after laser therapy which can easily be treated by using stuff like cold milk, icing and gels.
  • Lasers are also said to be safe because laser therapy does not use the same ultraviolet wavelengths which is found in sunlight - UVA and UVB, both of these are known to damage the DNA in cells, causing skin cancer.
  • Having said all this, it is incumbent upon us to deliver a warning. Since the long-term risk of cancer due to lasers has not been studied so far, it would be prudent to say that those with a family history of skin cancers should stay away from cosmetic laser procedures for their own safety. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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