- Feb. 9, 2013 -
India. Maharashtra, Mumbai, Saturday, 9th Feb 2013 . With the increasing focus on enhancing beauty care coupled with latest innovations in skincare treatment, the Indian Wellness Market has grown by leaps & bounds. It is no secret that a quite a sizeable chunk of urban as well as Semi Urban market in India is witnessing the emergence of “New Look Woman’ as well as ‘Extra & Enhanced Beauty Care for Men’ as they set to make their presence in their professional life to look different & add a persona. While the traditional concept of treatment is still in practice, the mood of the nation seems certainly signaling a metamorphosis. The need to add extra impression seems to redefine the whole concept of looking good. The wider treatment such as Botox,Fillers,Chemical Peels,Skin Polish,Microneedling,Acne Scars,Acne,Hydrafacial,Laser Hair Removal,Skin Tightening,Wrinkles & Lines,Skin Brightening,Skin Hydration,Microdermabrasion,RF Refirme Treatment,Dermaroller Therapy,Mesotherapy,Pumpkin Peel,Vit C Peel,Body Clinic,Laser Hair Removal,Tan Removal,Skin Polish,Enzyme Polish,Scar Removal,Decollete / Neck,Hands Feet,Elbows & Knees,Stretch Marks,Warts/
Skin Tags,Mole Removal,Lipo-
Dissolve,Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,Scar & Stretch Marks Treatment,Hair Clinic,Dandruff,Hair Loss,Stem Cell Therapy,Psoriasis,Hair Transplantation,Super Laser Hair Removal has dominated the beauty care market. More & More Dermatologists are increasingly feeling their space in cosmetic care as it gives great earnings as well as newer experimentation. Of late we have witnessed more & more Doctors want to pursue Derma, Cosmetic & Hair Plant course post their MBBS. While many prefer overseas institutions to fulfill their training needs, Indian institutions remain more cost effective to their basic choice. Today’s Dermatologists & Cosmetologists are no more confined to their basic skincare needs, but has expanded into latest high-tech labs for beauty care treatment. It seems sometimes that it has become a necessity than luxury though the subject still needs a wider debate as the cost component is a major deterrent feels Satya Brahma, Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders Magazine. India is a unique Market quite compared to the western market which is dominated by lifestyle needs to glow up their skin, In India, though price is a major factor, the skincare market is certainly growing very big & given the present scenario where looks dominate merit (mostly), the role of Dermatologists & Cosmetologists are increasingly becoming challenging & ever demanding as The skin care market is valued at Rs 400 crore for 2012 and is growing at a CAGR of 15 per cent, Satya added.
To understand what drives the mindset of the people’s perception, Pharmaleaders spoke to Dr Nilayini, the founder of South India’s one of the most sophisticated state of the art centre, Blu Skin & Cosmetology which also has a Spa. In an exclusive Interview to Satya Brahma, Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders, Dr Nilayini spoke on wide ranging topics of the past, present & gradual evolution of the skincare industry & its treatment process. Dr Nilayini,Founder,M.B.B.S,DD (Dermatology)(
UK), is the prestigious member of American Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Physicians. Dr. Nilayini has been accredited nationally and internationally in various advanced cosmetic procedures like Fillers and Botox. 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 cosmetology.
Excerpts from the Interview.PL : Is skincare treatment a Luxury or a Necessity? The common perception that it is a luxury, which probably was true to a major extent! However, with the increasing stress levels, mirrored with an escalation in pollution, both outdoors and indoors, the incidence of skin ailments is on the increase! And most of these conditions can have an effect of incapacitation on the person enduring the skin problem. The good news is that a majority of these skin conditions can be cured with medications and evidence-based interventions, thereby not only reducing and limiting the morbid situations but also increasing the quality of life! So, what used to be a luxury, is now a necessity in not only persons whose occupation demands a flawless skin (personnel belonging to hospitality industry, theatre and movie industry, aviation industry personnel and receptionists)
but also in persons who are enduring various skin ailments. PL. The Market for Skincare or Beauty care is increasing. Do you feel the Price war with your competitor Skin Specialists?
Skin care is wrongly perceived as being “expensive”
and the same care will be made available at a lesser price elsewhere! The truth of the matter is, like in all professions, providing a high standard of care and therapy needs investment in equipment that is of international standards, and more importantly ratified authorities such a USFDA. Centers that provide such quality of care are very few in our country, so the issueof ‘price war’ is of lesser importance when compared to providing safe and state of art care! PL. Is Hyderabad a Perfect Market for a Celebrity Cosmetologist?
Hyderabad is the fourth most populous city in India and also boosts a higher sex ratio compared to the national average! The health awareness is on the rise, thanks to the blooming IT centers and also to the fact that Hyderabad hosts only the umpteen numbers of national and multinational companies, in addition to the telugu-film industry, which produces the largest number of motion-pictures in India! Therefore, Hyderabad has the potential to be a ‘perfect market’ for celebrity cosmetologists!
PL : When did you Conceive Blu Skin & Cosmetology, Was there a need?‘Blu’
was conceived when I was a medical student. After qualifying as a doctor, I felt the need to have an overview of all the various disciplines, therefore, after gaining adequate experience in the major medical fields; I achieved my immediate objective of starting a skin and cosmetology clinic in 2009. Having made a niche as a preeminent center, my secondary objective is to evolve Blu into the best Skin and Cosmetology center in the country! PL. Has Indian Middle Class Woman come of ages & Ready to spend extra Pound to look Beauty?Our present ‘middle class’ is expected to reach or cross 40% (or > 500 million) of our vast population. With India witnessing one of the fastest growth in economies, even the purchasing power parity is expected to increase from 4.7% to 6.1% of the world share by 2015. Given these facts, the average Indian middle class woman is surely on her way to state of increased awareness of all-round and has the potential to spend the extra rupee on looking ‘good’, thereby increasing their self-esteem!
PL. What is your take on Laser Hair Removal VS Bikini Waxing?LHR is a medical procedure where as bikini waxing is not. LHR is carried out by a certified professional. LHR is long lasting results, safer and less painful than bikini waxing. Apart from all this it greatly cost effective. Whereas bikini waxing poses a lot of health hazards, like infections and side effectsPhoto: