Interview with Dr Neha Sharma, Dermatologist & Founder of Estique Clinic
Dr. Neha Sharma is a Dermatologist & Founder of Estique clinic, Gurugram. She has experience of over 12 years of experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology.
She has formerly practised in prestigious Hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi) and VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital (New Delhi). She has done MBBS – Kurukshetra University and MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy – J.S.S Medical College, Mysore.
Can you tell us about your background and what inspired you to become a dermatologist?
Dr Neha Sharma: I always wanted to be a doctor and while I was doing my graduation I started enjoying my dermatology postings. I loved both the medical as well as aesthetic part of dermatology and realised this is what I would want to do.
Please tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey
Dr Neha Sharma: My entrepreneurial journey started when I was 27. I was young and ambitious and wanted to create a space which would excel in treatment of all medical and aesthetic dermatology patients. I have strived each day to bring all the latest medical advances to my practice.
Kindly brief us about Estique clinic, its specialization, and the treatments that it offers
Dr Neha Sharma: Estique Clinic is a medical center for all your dermatology, hair and aesthetic needs and we operate out of 2 branches in Gurgaon.
The clinic helps provide you with long lasting, 360 degree solutions and therapies to meet your needs, be it Acne treatment, Fungal infection, Hair fallproblem, Botox, pigmentation , Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Alopecia or any other aesthetic procedures.
What do you believe sets Estique clinic apart from other dermatology clinics?
Dr Neha Sharma: We, at Estique, aim at providing a comprehensive patient experience and individualized care. We work very hard to provide you with the latest and world renowned technologies at our centre.
How do you stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements in the dermatology industry?
Dr Neha Sharma: I stay up to date through Fellowships and I also attend seminars and conferences related to the dermatology industry to stay informed about new developments and emerging trends in the field.
Can you walk us through the process of a typical consultation and treatment at Estique clinic?
Dr Neha Sharma: The first step is a conversation with the clinic nurse and manager wherein a detailed medical history is noted .
Post that what are the current reasons as to why a person has visited us and what they are seeking is understood.
After that the patient spends around 30 mins in consultation with me and we discuss the further course of management.
What are some common skin concerns you see in your patients, and how do you approach treating them?
Dr Neha Sharma: Common skin and hair concerns that we see in practice are acne, pigmentation, hair loss, alopecia areata.
First we take a detailed history, and then look for the cause of the problem which along with history might require laboratory work. And then we proceed to the management.
How do you personalize treatments for each patient’s unique skin concerns and goals?
Dr Neha Sharma: We take a result focused approach individualizing the right course of action for each and everyone of our patients.
Extra effort is taken to get a detailed history to rule out internal causes which also lead to skin and hair concerns
Can you discuss any exciting new treatments or technologies that you’re currently using or researching?
Dr Neha Sharma: Nutrition, its impact and what & how we eat is often underlooked. I have started taking an approach which helps to understand the biology of our skin & various body systems and identifying and addressing root causes to complement medical and aesthetic dermatology
What advice would you give to someone looking to improve their skin health?
Dr Neha Sharma: While I could talk about regimens & routines, I would first say – Get the basics right– Hydrate, eat right, exercise, sleep well & recharge yourself spiritually & mentally. And follow my Insta for more pro-tips!!
How do you prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the treatment process?
Dr Neha Sharma: Patient safety is first & foremost, at the core of everything we do.
What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs
Dr Neha Sharma: Take risks – sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith, be patient – resilience it underrated – there will always be ups and down and importantly, have boundaries and take out time for yourself.
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