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Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi  - Dermatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi

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Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Dermatologist, Mumbai

8 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi 92% (2408 ratings) Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereol... Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Causes and treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss

Hello everyone, I am Doctor Swapnil Sanghavi and I am a practicing dermatologist, hospitologist, and dermato-surgeon.  I practice in Kanchavli and Muravli. As male pattern hair loss is more commonly seen in males there is a similar condition called female pattern hair loss which is seen in females. Here females start losing their hair mainly in the vertex area that is the central part of the scalp, the parting is more evident; the scalp is more visible in this condition and there is excessive hair loss. So, this is mainly because of hormonal imbalances and is more commonly seen in those who have irregular menstrual periods or facial hair growth.

So these are mainly prone to a condition called as PCOD, Polycystic Ovarian disease where there is a hormonal imbalance in the body. So, the treatment for this condition mainly includes correcting any hormonal imbalances if it is very severe and it includes minoxidil solution to be applied and a hair supplement which contains biotin. The effect usually starts appearing after around 2-3 months and maximum effect is seen around 6 months as also seen in male pattern hair loss. And along with that, it requires correction of any iron deficiencies, low hemoglobin and any thyroid disorders which also play a very important role in hair loss in females.

This is quite a common condition in females and it affects around 20-30% percent of females in the country.  As the hemoglobin levels of the females of our country is usually very low, it is more severe in our country. However, the treatment is quite satisfactory and well-initiated early it gives quite a reasonable coverage back. And it gives a good response. So this is something in short about female pattern hair loss.

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Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi is one of the best Dermatologists in Kandivali East, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 7 years of experience as a Dermatologist. He is a qualified Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS. He is currently practising at DNA Multispecialty Hospital in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi on Lybrate.com.

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Education
Fellowship in dermatosurgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2014
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy - Seth G.S.Medical College & KEM Hospital - 2013
MBBS - Seth G.S.Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai - 2010
Languages spoken
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Awards and Recognitions
Award for best paper presentation at National conference Dermacon
Best Resident award at KEM Hospital
A C Parekh award at Cuticon
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI)
International Society of Dermatology

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Female Pattern Hairloss

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Causes and treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss

Hello everyone, I am Doctor Swapnil Sanghavi and I am a practicing dermatologist, hospitologist, and dermato-surgeon.  I practice in Kanchavli and Muravli. As male pattern hair loss is more commonly seen in males there is a similar condition called female pattern hair loss which is seen in females. Here females start losing their hair mainly in the vertex area that is the central part of the scalp, the parting is more evident; the scalp is more visible in this condition and there is excessive hair loss. So, this is mainly because of hormonal imbalances and is more commonly seen in those who have irregular menstrual periods or facial hair growth.

So these are mainly prone to a condition called as PCOD, Polycystic Ovarian disease where there is a hormonal imbalance in the body. So, the treatment for this condition mainly includes correcting any hormonal imbalances if it is very severe and it includes minoxidil solution to be applied and a hair supplement which contains biotin. The effect usually starts appearing after around 2-3 months and maximum effect is seen around 6 months as also seen in male pattern hair loss. And along with that, it requires correction of any iron deficiencies, low hemoglobin and any thyroid disorders which also play a very important role in hair loss in females.
This is quite a common condition in females and it affects around 20-30% percent of females in the country.  As the hemoglobin levels of the females of our country is usually very low, it is more severe in our country. However, the treatment is quite satisfactory and well-initiated early it gives quite a reasonable coverage back. And it gives a good response. So this is something in short about female pattern hair loss.

If you want to reach me further kindly connect me with on Lybrate.com
 

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Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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For go and glow beauty, swear by cleaning, toning and moisturising twice a day.

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Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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At bedtime daily, apply an eye cream with ahas to smooth fine lines.

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Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Include ahas and bhas in the form of cleansers or moisturizers to erase discolorations and imperfections.

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What Makes You Prone to Acne?

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
What Makes You Prone to Acne?

Acne is a disorder which is characterized by small red bumps on the skin or occluded pores in the skin such as blackheads. It can make people conscious of their appearance and result in low self-esteem and anxiety. It usually affects people who fall in the age group of 12-25 but sometimes older people are also affected.

There are various factors that make the skin prone to acne. Acne occurs when overactive sebaceous glands (glands that produce oil in the skin) produce excess oil and the dead skin cells clog the pores of the hair follicle present in the skin. Inflammation occurs in the clogged hair follicle resulting in acne.

Some causes that make your skin prone to acne are -

1. Diet - Following a proper diet is a key factor in keeping your skin healthy. Food usually doesn't cause acne directly but can cause other problems such as greasy skin that are linked with acne. However, foods high in iodides such as seaweeds consumed over time can cause acne.

2. Stress - Stress is another major cause that makes your skin prone to acne. When the body stressed, it produces excessive testosterone (a sex hormone) resulting in excessive oil production. Stress also impairs the immune system of the body so that it becomes vulnerable to acne.


3. Cosmetics - Some cosmetics (usually oil based) tend to clog the pores of the skin which may result in acne. Using harsh cleansing agents can dry and irritate the skin. Also, gentle washing of the skin is recommended to avoid breakouts.

4. Hormones - Changes in hormonal balance can cause acne especially in the beginning of puberty. In some cases, women are affected by acne when the menstrual cycle stops. The acne caused by hormonal changes may also be genetic in nature.

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Related Tip: What Makes Your Skin Prone To Acne? Top 5 Reasons Revealed!

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Oily skin and summers: what is the ideal way to handle it?

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Oily skin and summers: what is the ideal way to handle it?

Oily skin is a condition that can be characterized by shine on the skin and a large number of pores. The oil in question is a result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive sebum. This can result in acne and blackheads. Summer is a time of the year where skin problems due to oily skin are worsened by factors such as sweat and dust. So proper skin care is necessary in order to negate the effects of oily skin.

There are multiple ways to handle this condition in summers:

1. Using cleansers - Proper cleaning of skin is a very important step in lessening the effects of oily skin. Harsh cleansers have an opposing effect as they facilitate secretion of oil, so a mild cleanser is usually the best option. Some cleansers may contain ingredients that irritate the skin, so care is advised in selecting a proper one.

2. Hydration and food - Keeping the body well hydrated in summers combined with a diet free of greasy, oily food and less fats can help in reducing the effects of oily skin.

3. Using masks to clear the face - Masks such as clay masks, yogurt, and baking soda can help in cleansing the skin by clearing the oil. It should be noted that these treatments should not be overdone as they can cause the skin to dry up too much and over secrete oil.

4. Skin moisturizers - People often have this notion that oily skin does not require moisturizer application. Selecting a moisturizer that is fit for oily skin and using it will help moisturize the skin and keep it healthy.

5. Sunscreen - Sunscreen is a necessity during summers, and the sunscreen you choose should be specifically for oily skin in order for it to work effectively. Application of sunscreen can help prevent the UV rays of the sun from penetrating the skin and cause complications.

6. Dermatological treatment - In case of severe oiliness, treatments such as chemical peels and creams laced with tretinoin can help.

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Related Tip: Which Moisturizer Will Work Best for Your Skin Type?

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My daughter met a accident at the age of 3 years. Right leg amputated and left leg degloing injury and made skin grafting. Which is not growing and not like normal skin (some place hard some place too soft). She is now 19 years, is there any treatment please help us.

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
My daughter met a accident at the age of 3 years. Right leg amputated and left leg degloing injury and made skin graf...
Hi. Mostly there is keloidal scar which is common after grafting. Kindly consult for specific treatment after examination.
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Hi. I have 3 moles on my face. I want to remove them by laser. How much it cost. please tell me how much it cost.

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Moles have to be removed surgically. Cost is anywhere between 2-4 thousand per mole depending on size and location .
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I have dry skin. Currently I'm in hyderabad and hyderabad water is not suitable to me. What I need to do to get ride of dry skin.

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
You should use a good moisturiser at least twice a day to take care of dry skin. Avoid use of harsh soaps.
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5 Hidden Causes of Acne, Revealed!

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
5 Hidden Causes of Acne, Revealed!

5 hidden causes of acne, revealed!

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the openings of oil glands become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne usually appears on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to disappear, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and can also scar the skin. But what causes the recurrence of breakouts?

These are attributed to certain hidden causes, which are:

1. Your drug prescriptions


Steroids found in prescription drugs are a key offender, whether taken internally or topically. If taken internally, the offending ingredient will be listed as prednisone, which is the tablet form of steroid. Prednisone is used to treat inflammatory diseases like poison ivy, allergies and arthritis. If medications are taken topically, it could aggravate acne or cause steroid acne. Oral contraceptives are also a common cause of acne.

2. Your beauty routine

Acne caused by topical lotions, creams and makeup are known as acne cosmetica, commonly appearing on face, neck, hairline and scalp. Applying a product regularly to an acne-prone area can do more harm than good. Some people go to bed with ointments or oils in their hair that can get on the pillowcase and then rub on your face. It's best to put a clean towel over your pillowcase every night to prevent buildup.

3. Your cell phone

Cell phones gather all kinds of dirt and bacteria and are a big cause of acne on the chin and around the mouth. Wiping down the screen of your smartphones every day with alcohol or cleaning wipes will keep your phone and your face clean.

4. Using toothpaste to treat a zit

Certain toothpaste can actually cause you to develop acne or an acne-like eruption on the lower parts of your face, including your chin. Fluoride and other whitening and anti-cavity ingredients are quite abrasive and could potentially burn your skin, cause irritation and initiate breakouts.

5. Your workout gear

It's not the act of exercising that is causing breakouts but other issues. If you are using a communal yoga mat, you may be on the side that someone else's feet or perspiration had touched before, with the physical contact causing breakouts. It's best to put a clean towel over it before working out, even if it is your personal mat.

Also, workout gear that constantly rubs in a certain area can cause frictional acne. Constant rubbing ends up making you sweat, causing skin irritation and eventually developing into tiny red bumps. Though it looks like a heat rash, it is actually acne.

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Related Tip: Do You Know that Dandruff Causes ACNE?

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