who will win the prestigious Innovative Face in Cosmetic Dermatology 2016 at Pharma Leaders 2016


Dr. Manoj Khanna

Unparalleled Reputation & Seasoned Experience

Founder and Chairman, Enhance Clinics

 Dr. Manoj Khanna is internationally renowned and one of the best cosmetic surgeons of the country who has successfully treated patients from over 65 countries for Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Surgery. With an extensive experience of 20 years in this domain, he has conducted over 4800 hair transplants with great finesse. Having treated celebrities, film stars and the who’s who of the cricket fraternity, Dr.Khanna is a true epitome of excellence in his field of expertise and exudes exemplary professionalism and passion for his work.

Dr. Khanna completed his Honors in Anatomy in First Prof MBBS exam in 1980, post which he went on to pursue his MS MCh (Plastic Surgery), DNB (Plastic Surgery), FICS (USA) and fellowship (Cosmetic Surgery USA). He is also associated with some of the famous global groups of the beautification domain. He is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), life-member and Executive member of Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (IAAPS), Life member of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), life-member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), life-member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), and founder member of Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India (AHRSI).

Dr. Viral Desai

M.Ch., D.N.B., M.S.dr_viral_pic

 Aesthetic & Cosmetic Plastic, Laser, Reconstructive Surgeon

Medical Director – DHI India, Medical Director – CPLSS


He always saw himself becoming a best surgeon. Even as a child growing up in Mumbai, India, Dr. Viral Desai always dreamt of becoming a doctor. He grew up in a family of doctors – all specialists in their respective fields. His father, Dr. Ramesh Desai, was a Radiologist and Sonologist; Dr. Sarla Desai, his mother, is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician.Dr. Desai charted his dream and graduated from medical school (MBBS) from L.T.M.M. College, Sion. He then joined residency in General Surgery and Oncosurgery at Tata Hospital, KEM Hospital and Cooper Hospital. Soon thereafter, he took up the Super-Speciality in Plastic Surgery (M.S.) course at Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, for the sheer gratification of beautifying lives through aesthetic surgery and “promptly visible results” offered by plastic surgery.With a desire to be on par with the world’s best, Dr. Desai completed a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Training at Singapore with Dr. Woffles Wu – a teaching faculty with the International Aesthetic Surgery Society and the inventor of the Stealth Incision for breast implant. Dr. Wu is renowned for refining various surgical procedures such as liposuction, chin implants, nose jobs, lip sculpting and eyelid surgeries and has invented over ten cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Desai took up a fellowship in the Cosmetic Surgery Department at Singapore General Hospital, where he worked with nine cosmetic surgeons and gained from their vast experience.

While working with Dr. Wu, Dr. Desai has fine-tuned the art of various surgical procedures such as Liposculpting, Breast Implants, Eyelid Surgeries, Nose Jobs, Chin Implants, etc. Dr. Viral Desai is today an advanced BOTOX and Fillers user and trainer in India, and has the distinction of performing the maximum number of Botox and Fillers procedures over the latest few years. He also is the pioneer of Non-Surgical Facelift (WAPTOS), Threadlift (APTOS) in India. Dr. Desai has conducted various training workshops in Advanced Botox and Fillers for doctors and has been a faculty for lectures at various medical and non-medical fraternity gatherings.

Dr.Jaishree Sharad, is a distinguished and respectable name in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology. She has been practicing cosmetic dermatology for over fifteen years and has been successful in rising to be one of the most renowned cosmetic dermatologists. To trace her qualification credentials, she has done her MBBS and her post graduation in dermatology from Mumbai. She accomplished a fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology from USA and obtained fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery from Bangkok. To add to her caliber of work, she is also the Vice President of the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India and the Executive Board member of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology.

Dr. Jaishree Sharad has an esteemed clientele to her credit inclusive of many Bollywood, television and other celebrities.Dr. Jaishree is also invited as a speaker for national and international conferences in cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology and minimally invasive dermatologic procedures. She is an author of numerous chapters of Cosmetic Dermatology textbooks. She is also an International trainer for botox, fillers,dermaroller and peels where she teaches dermatologists all the above procedures.

She also keeps abreast with the latest technologies and treatments in the field of Aesthetic Dermatology by attending various International Workshops & Congresses as well as going for trainings abroad from time to time.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty is an industry pioneer, celebrity dermatologist, author and leading expert in aesthetic medicine. She graduated from the prestigious Mysore University, post graduate in Dermatology from Mumbai and holds a Diploma in Cosmetology (Chester, UK). Her training in plastic surgery under some of the finest plastic surgeons in the country has been the foundation of her achievements. Her eye for facial aesthetics, excellent injector skills, and most importantly, her drive to innovate has kept her at the forefront of non-surgical facial aesthetics.

She is renowned internationally in both the academic and industry arenas for her unique knowledge, skills, and abilities and has been a domain expert at international congresses and training courses.

Her many achievements include:

  • She is the first Indian doctor on the international advisory board of the Anti-Ageing World Congress and continues to be on board.
  • She is also on the scientific advisory board of Aesthetics and anti-ageing Medicine Asian Congress (AMAC).
  • She was awarded “India’s Most Promising Non-Surgical Aesthetic Medicine Award” at the 5th Pharmaceutical Leadership Awards, 2012 and the “Best Non-Surgical Aesthetic Medicine Expert 2013” at the 6th Pharmaceutical Leadership Awards, 2013. News makers and achievers award in 2016.
  • Dr. Shuba Graduated from the Andhra Medical College after which, she left for UK. There she was trained in General Medicine and Dermatology. During this period she researched much on anti-ageing and considered a great deal about skin diseases and aesthetic medicines. In London, she worked under eminent cosmeticians and got to learn a lot about Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Shuba puts in lot of passion into her work and believes in herself. Attending conferences like “faces” and “Anti-Ageing Medicine World Congress” boosted her spirits. Later, she undertook training in Lasers and became a Laser Specialist.
  • She worked in the UK for over ten years. While at London, she successfully established two clinics- named ‘ The Ultimate Beauty” in Luton and ‘Cosmethetic’ in West London. She also has experience working in several other private cosmetic clinics like NSCC (National Slimming and Cosmetic Clinics), NovoLondon, etc. Later, she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology from the University of Cardiff. Thus, she started specializing in Dermatology.
  • Dr. Shuba is ever on the go and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. She has been trained in Hair Transplantation Techniques in Poland and has also worked under one of Europe’s most reputed Hair Transplant Surgeon, Dr.Marwan Safi.

Dr. Shuba Skin and Laser Clinic in Hyderabad was her first venture in India. This was an immense success and she became extremely popular among both the locals and celebrities. Her dedication and passion was what led her to begin Le Jeune Medspa. This was formally launched on the 7th of July in Bangalore. Le Jeuene is not a mere beauty clinic, it provides the best skin treatments and uses advanced technologies like FUE Hair Transplantation, Liquid Facelifts using Botox and Fillers etc. Dr. Shuba is adept at these procedures and performs them with utmost skill. She has thus become the personal favorite of many movie stars from the South film industry and from Bollywood

Dr. Ruby Tandon

 Dr. Ruby Tandon, leading Dermatologist Doctor in Mumbai

A USA based MD now practicing in India, Dr Ruby is a board certified surgical dermatologist and the best skin specialist in Mumbai. She was raised in Vancouver, Canada and received both her bachelor’s degree and masters degree in medical physiology from the University of Chicago, where her research focused on the mechanisms of laser technology.After graduating from University of British Columbia School of Medicine, she went on to complete her medical and fellowship in Surgical dermatology at Chicago. Ever since then, Dr. Ruby has been in private practice in Mumbai, India.A force to reckon with in the field of Laser Technology and Dermatology, Dr. Ruby has used her knowledge and expertise to turn around the stories of innumerable patients. She continues to do so with the passion, zeal and commitment that is unique to her at Dr. Ruby’s Afterglow, an advanced laser centre which provides your skin, hair and body with the care and attention it needs.

We believe in making Afterglow Advanced Laser Center not just a clinic, but an experience – one which you will be remember for the great service, and safe, comfortable, yet highly professional environment. Located in the lively and upcoming part of Mumbai, Andheri(W), Afterglow has created a name for itself as a center quality in anti – ageing and beauty treatment. Ruby received Breakthrough Innovator in Surgical Cosmetologist India 2015.

Dr. Mohiuddin Makani, MBBS, MISHRS, MAHRS is a graduate of the esteemed Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane. He completed his internship from Grant Medical College (Sir JJ Group of Hospitals), Mumbai. Dr. Makani having a very keen sense of aesthetics , then decided to pursue his ambition in the cosmetic medicine field. He has trained under the very best surgeons and aestheticians in the field like Dr. JamunaPai (Director of Blush Clinics , Mumbai.) Dr. Sajjad Khan (Director, ILHT, Dubai.), Dr.JungChul Kim & Dr. Moon Kyu Kim (KNUH Center, South Korea.)Dr. Makani constantly updates his knowledge by attending national and international conferences in the field of Hair Restoration & Aesthetic Medicine. He is a member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) and AHRS (Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons) India.Also a keen innovator, Dr. Makanidesigns his own instrumentation for hair transplant and uses the latest products in regenerative medicine from around the world to offer the best hair restoration services for his patients.

Dr Nilayini,Founder,M.B.B.S,DD (Dermatology)(UK), is the prestigious member of American Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Physicians and member of Cosmetic Dermatology Society – India. Dr. Nilayini has been accredited nationally and internationally in various advanced skin and cosmetic dermatology procedures. She started Blu Skin & Cosmetology – the first of its kind, in the high profile area of Hyderabad ie Jubilee Hills, an abode to many niche clients in and around Hyderabad and from other cities & countries. Blu Skin & Cosmetology is the pioneer among the Beauty Medical Spas in Hyderabad, in terms of facilities , infrastructure & services offered. Blu Skin & Cosmetology was inaugurated by the legendary actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. The aesthetic caliber that Dr Nilayini possesses is far beyond questioning , and with the patient success reviews she gets about Blu Skin & Cosmetology, it is beyond doubt that she is the prime & hard force in the reckoning, especially in the field of aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Chytra V Anand

– Founder & Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist

 Dr Chytra V Anand is an internationally renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist. She is the Founder & CEO of the well-known chain of Kosmoderma Clinics. Her skill in dealing with all skin types is well known and her impressive client list comprises of prominent personalities from various walks of life incl – Fashion, Films, Corporates, Industrialists and Socialites.

Her vision is to create a chain of skin & hair clinics that provide standardized, effective and affordable care to the people.

After completing her MBBS in JSS Medical College, Mysore, Dr Chytra V Anand went to London to study for her higher education. She is a graduate of the prestigious Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where she earned her Masters in Dermatology. She completed her fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology from Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA.

Dr. Debraj Shome

Facial Plastic Surgeon & Oculoplastic Surgeon

 MD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), FACS,   is one of the leading / best Oculoplastic (Ophthalmic Plastic), Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons in the world, based in Mumbai, India currently.

 Dr. Debraj Shome is the Co-Founder and currently heads the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery – The Esthetic Clinics, at JCI accredited top-line multi-specialty Indian corporate hospital. He is presently attached to many multi-specialty hospitals including Breach Candy Hospital (Breach Candy, Mumbai, India), Saifee Hospital (Girgaon, Mumbai, India), Nova Specialty Hospital (Chembur, Mumbai, India) and Holy Family Hospital (Bandra, Mumbai, India). He is the head of the Facial Plastic Surgery center at Nova superspecialty surgery, Chembur, Mumbai, India. This is one of the topmost centers catering to ultra-superspecialty surgery in India.He was the co-founder of the Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, and had been the Head of the Department of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery there from 2009-2011. Dr. Shome is a world renowned and an acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon & Oculoplastic Surgeon, who specializes in facial cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, Oculoplastic surgery, ocular & facial cancers, orbital, lacrimal & socket surgery and is one of a handful Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debraj_Shome). Dr. Debraj Shome has won many citations and honors such as “Best Plastic Surgeon Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon India”, “Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, “Marquis Who’s Who”, “Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World”, “Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific” etc.

Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a top Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermato-Surgeon, Skin Specialist (Dermatologist) and skin laser expert and serves in fulfilling the growing demand in Hair, Skin and Nail care. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is the Co-Founder and currently heads the Institute of Dermatology & Skin Diseases at The Esthetic Clinics. Dr. Kapoor is also the Head of the Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology & Skin at the S L Raheja Fortis Hospitals, Mahim, Mumbai, India – A JCI accredited best in class hospital of Mumbai.Dr. Rinky Kapoor was the co-founder of The Esthetic Clinics at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad and headed the Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Lasers there from 2009-2011.Dr. Rinky Kapoor has been nominated as one of the five finalists from across India, for the title of the most admired beauty expert in India, by the Indian Leadership Conclave, 2013. She was awarded the prestigious B.V Satyanarayana best thesis of the year across India award for 2006 at the National Dermatology Conference, 2006. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a celebrity skin specialist to many actors & actresses from Bollywood & Hollywood & was hence appointed by invitation by Pantaloons Femina as Assistant Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist for the Femina Miss India 2009 finalists. Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many citations and honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Dermatologist India”, “Best Cosmetic Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Marquis Who’s Who” “Celebrity Skin Doctor in World”, “Marquis Who’s Who – Celebrity Skin Specialist Asia Pacific” etc.

Innovative Face in Cosmetic Dermatology 2016 at Pharma Leaders 2016. Who will win this year? 


And the Nominees are

  1. Dr.Sirisha Singh, Director and Sr Consultant Dermatologist, The Skin Center
  2. Dr.Priti Shukla, Founder & Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon,Ambrosia Clinic
  3. Dr.Sunaina Hameed, Medical Director, Skin.Health Advanced Dermatology Center
  4. Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Skin Alive
  5. Dr Deepali Bhardwaj,Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Skin & Hair Clinic
  6. Dr. Simal Soin, Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist,Aayna

The cosmetics and beauty products industry is on the rise in India, driven by a growing middle class, changing lifestyles and a surge in availability and promotion of such goods. Both Indian and international brands are looking to tap this market that experts say has enormous potential for further growth. Sales of beauty products in India are expected to rise to 397 billion rupees in 2017 compared to 250bn rupees in 2014.The rise in consumer awareness and changing lifestyles of the population is leading to the growth of colour cosmetics in India.The increasing consumer spending in colour cosmetics, innovation of new products, rise in conscience about appearance, growing beauty and personal care industry, technological advancement in colour cosmetics, and rise in demand for cosmetics due to age-related imperfections are a few of the drivers of this market.The Indian consumer has a more active lifestyle than earlier. In line with this lifestyle trend, we see a lot of consumers investing in preventive and curative services to look and feel younger.   Innovative Face in Cosmetic Dermatology 2016 And the Nominees are

  1. Dr.Sirisha Singh, Director and Sr Consultant Dermatologist, The Skin Center
  2. Dr.Priti Shukla, Founder & Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon,Ambrosia Clinic
  3. Dr.Sunaina Hameed, Medical Director, Skin.Health Advanced Dermatology Center
  4. Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Skin Alive
  5. Dr Deepali Bhardwaj,Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Skin & Hair Clinic
  6. Dr. Simal Soin, Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist,Aayna

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