Interview: Dr Akanksha Sanghvi, Aesthetic Dermatologist & Founder of Oprava Aesthetics

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi

Interview with Dr Akanksha Sanghvi, Aesthetic Dermatologist & Founder of Oprava Aesthetics

Thousands of attractive faces and luscious locks were enhanced and perfected by Dr. Akanksha, who also assisted her clients in embracing their greatest features.

Dr. Akanksha pledged to always uphold the greatest safety standards while offering outstanding patient results.

Having received formal training in aesthetic medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in the United States, Dr. Akanksha Sanghvi has an impressive clientele that also includes celebrities and cricket players.

She also had both national and international research papers published in reputable journals that are indexed in the field of dermatology.

Upon the completion of her MBBS in India, she pursued her primary post-graduation in Dermatology at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

Also, Dr. Akanksha Sanghvi has a dual post-graduate dermatological degree from India, where she came in second place overall.

For Springer’s Handbook of Cancer and Immunology, one of the most prestigious international magazines for medical research, she authored a chapter on skin cancer.

In 2019, the creation of an anti-aging gadget launched by her for which she was given two patents by the Indian government.

She invented Oprava Aesthetics and is the driving force behind its therapeutic specialties, which include anti-aging medicine, with the intention of drawing attention to healthcare.

Being the founder of Oprava Aesthetics, she has practiced under specific scenarios and adapted to all the uncertain aspects.

Her nine years of practise have increased exponentially the segment level which let her wrote a large number of articles on skin and hair care.

Her area of specialisation is the management of skin problems such acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, and diseases linked to atopy and allergies.

PCOD, melasma, hair issues, nutrition and skin, skin and hair care during pregnancy, paediatric skin care, skin and hair care in cancer, diabetes-related skin problems, and holistic skin care are some of the additional specialties of Dr. Akanksha.

Dr. Akanksha Sanghvi Honoured for best young cosmetic dermatologist of India at 6th MT India Healthcare Awards.

Tell us a little about yourself

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: I am a licensed Aesthetic Dermatologist who has been in practice of Dermatology, Trichology and Aesthetics for the past 9 years.

I pursued my primary post-graduation, Masters in Dermatology from Cardiff University, United Kingdom, after completing my MBBS from Mumbai, India.

I continued my education and acquired a double post-graduation in Dermatology from India securing second rank among 13 states in the entire country.

Please tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: After post-graduation, I worked with some icons in Aesthetic Dermatology in the United Kingdom where I mastered my techniques in Anti-aging medicine.

The need for non-surgical anti-aging treatments and cosmetic treatments in India is growing and I wanted to bring technologies of global standards to our country allowing people to have an experience of aesthetic dermatology from all over the world under one roof. Hence, Oprava Aesthetics was founded.

Kindly brief us about Oprava Aesthetics, its specialization, and the services that it offers

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: Oprava Aesthetics is a leading International Luxury Aesthetic Clinic with its first branch in Mumbai, India.

It is a state of the art clinic located in the heart of Mumbai with latest facilities, equipment and lasers of global standards.

A team of well-trained staff, with years of experience in the Aesthetic industry, allow our clients to experience Aesthetic & Dermatology treatments with cutting-edge technology and products.

After years of research, we have the best updated technology from global brands, brought to India from all over the world, opening new shores of customised treatments for hair, body, and skin.

Oprava Aesthetics was founded to subtly transform the persona that one has always desired. It takes pride in being a top-tier dermatology facility committed to providing the best calibre of specialized care for the full range of both medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns including hair transplant and plastic surgery.

We offer a range of aesthetic treatments such as laser hair reduction, laser skin brightening, non-surgical skin tightening, non-surgical facelifts, thread lifts, body contouring, hair regeneration treatments & stem cell therapy.

How do you approach developing treatment plans for patients seeking cosmetic procedures?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: We at Oprava Aesthetics, specialize in Aesthetic, Hair & Anti-Aging Treatments, and we take a diverse approach to skin care, with each customer given specific and exclusive attention, focusing on treatments with highest quality and results.

After 9 years of practice, I am able to bring Oprava to one location and uncover all solutions using the safest bespoke treatment choices.

All cutting-edge technologies used at Oprava are US-FDA approved and meet the most recent international standards.

Oprava Aesthetics leverages the power of ’health and beauty’ to transform lives, with treatments and sessions being personalized to the highest degree of precision.

Oprava combines excellence in medical & aesthetic dermatology with a modern setting, first-rate amenities, and unmatched tailored treatment protocols to ensure that you receive the highest level of care and comfort during your visit.

Can you explain your philosophy regarding natural-looking results in cosmetic dermatology?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: It is all about knowing when to start treatments and when to say, “your face doesn’t require this”. Aesthetics is a science, that very few understand. It is a beautiful collaboration of knowledge and artistry.

Most of the times, a face looks unnatural or overdone, when the patient and the physician both don’t know where to stop.

I guide my patients on all treatments available at Oprava, and we sit down and choose combination therapies of different types to fix only the target areas that we are treating.

Moreover, we educate our patients to do treatments over a couple of sessions, so we know where to stop. This helps in achieving a beautiful result, and yet natural looking.

How do you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in aesthetic dermatology?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: I am on the panel for various international associations that are actively updating doctors from all over the world on upcoming aesthetic safe practices.

I am also an avid researcher with active paper publications in various journals featured across the world.

I review published articles and as a reviewer for International Journal of Dermatology and many more such journals, I am updated and top of the mark on the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

How do you manage patient expectations for cosmetic procedures?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: Through detailed counselling. We at Oprava, consult for 45 minutes to an hour before every procedure that our patients require.

Yes, at times there can be false expectations, however, we address them before starting the procedure and help them understand the limitations of each treatment.

We guide our patients throughout their sessions and are constantly available for them throughout their journey of beautiful transformation at Oprava.

How do you prioritize patient safety and minimize potential risks associated with cosmetic procedures?

  • We use only FDA approved technologies
  • We update our treatment protocols as per the British Association of Dermatology Guidelines
  • We are constantly training our staff throughout the year till they achieve perfection
  • Our post-care instructions are designed specially by me and ensure best healing after any procedure.
  • Our clinic is designed as per NABH standards to ensure everything is monitored and maintained as per standard regulations
  • We ensure strict sterilisation protocols for each room and equipment.

Can you share your thoughts on the future of aesthetic dermatology and where you see the field heading in the next few years?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: The popularity of anti-aging treatments continues to rise and the future treatments will be based on stem cells and regenerative medicine.

These will assure more natural looking outcomes and seek out prevention more than cure, where we can delay aging or prevent premature signs of aging.

Stem cells and regenerative medicine also would transform the trichology world (hair treatments) wherein we can transplant hair using cloning technology.

In fact, we have started regenerative medicine at Oprava and will continue to grow this segment for anti-aging and hair restoration.

What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs?

Dr Akanksha Sanghvi: “Find what you LOVE to do, DREAM it, stay COMMITTED to it, and DO it” – Dr. Akanksha Sanghvi.

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