About me - My Happy Skin
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I’m Dr. Betsy Narayan

As a practising Dermatologist since 2007, I bring a holistic approach to skin care in order to find practical, effective and personalized solutions for everyone. I would describe myself as a professional who loves her work. Trained in advanced cosmetic procedures which help refine and rejuvenate, I believe these are only always an adjuvant to good basic skin care. I hope to help raise awareness on skin issues and make people more informed on the treatments available in the market . At the end of the day, much of my effort goes to help people literally be comfortable in their own skin:)

DR. BETSY LAKSHMY NARAYAN, MD, DNB
Email: myhappyskins@gmail.com

License and certifications: DHA certified (Dubai), HAAD certified (Abu Dhabi); Indian Medical Association certified, ECFMG certified

Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam

EDUCATION

  1. Preceptorship Program on “Facial Aesthetic Procedures with Injectable Agents” with Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald MD in Los Angeles, California(June 2013)
    (http://www.rebeccafitzgeraldmd.com/)
  2. Observership on advanced uses of lasers in dermatology at Skin Care Physicians under Dr Thomas Rohrer and Dr Jeffrey Dover in Boston, Massachusetts(May 2013)
    ( http://www.skincarephysicians.net/)
  3. Observership on Dermatology at Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (February 2013)
  4. Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA
    (January, 2013)
  5. Diplomate of the National Board, DNB (DVL), India (May 08)
  6. MD (DVL), Government Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad (May 04 – May 07)
    40th rank in the Post Graduate Entrance Examinations (Top 0.08 percentile of medical graduates)
  7. MBBS, Government Medical College Trivandrum (August 97 – May 03)
    53rd rank in the State-level Entrance Examinations (Top 0.03 percentile)

EXPERIENCE

Dermatologist, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital,UAE (November 2018-present)
(https://www.mediclinic.ae/en/welcare-hospital/home.html)

  • Focus on delivering evidence based care according to best practices.
  • Expertise in clinical dermatological diagnosis and treatment
  • Highly specialized detection of skin malignancies especially malignant melanoma with sophisticated mole mapping services
  • Focus on both clinical and aesthetic dermatology procedures including platelet rich plasma therapy, temporary fillers and neurotoxin injections
  • Expertise in operation of various types of lasers for hair removal, acne scars, facial rejuvenation, dilated capillaries and others.
  • Performs surgical dermatological procedures

Dermatologist, King’s College Hospital, Jumeira, Dubai, UAE (Aug 2017-November 2018)
(https://kingscollegehospitaldubai.com/)

  • Instrumental in setting up all aspects of the dermatology department.
  • Focus on delivering evidence based care according to best practices.
  • Highly specialized detection of skin malignancies especially malignant melanoma with sophisticated mole mapping services
  • Focus on both clinical and aesthetic dermatology procedures including platelet rich plasma therapy, temporary fillers and neurotoxin injections
  • Expertise in operation of various types of lasers for hair removal, acne scars, facial rejuvenation, dilated capillaries and others.
  • Performs multiple electrocautery and biopsy procedures

Dermatologist, Archer Dental and Dermatology Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 2014 -present)
(http://www.archermedicalcenter.com/)

  • Instrumental in setting up all aspects of the dermatology department.
  • Focus on both clinical and aesthetic dermatology procedures including platelet rich plasma therapy, temporary fillers and neurotoxin injections
  • Expertise in body contouring procedures such as CoolSculpt and ultrasound-radiofrequency-cavitation machines
  • Involved in operation of various types of lasers for hair removal, acne scars, facial rejuvenation, dilated capillaries and others.
  • Performs multiple electrocautery and biopsy procedures.

Dermatologist, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Trivandrum, India (September 2014-November 2014)
(http://www.ananthapurihospitals.com/)

  • Focused on the diagnosis, management and care of a wide spectrum of diverse dermatological conditions in patients of all ages.
  • Concerned with attending referrals pertaining to all major departments including critical care units.
  • Involved in camps offering dermatological care and advice to the underserved communities.

Observership at The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (February 2013) (http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/dermatology-plastic-surgery)

  • Observed more than 100 laser procedures, including pulsed-dye, Alexandrite, Nd Yag, Q-switched, and fractional carbon dioxide lasers
  • Participated actively in clinical discussions
  • Observed nearly 75 Moh’s surgeries
  • Received training in advanced uses of Botox from the Ophthalmology Department

Dermatologist, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad ( Joint Commission international accredited) (July 10 – July 2012) (https://www.apollohospitals.com/locations/india/hyderabad)

  • Established a thriving Dermatology and Cosmetology consultation practice at the premier branch of India’s largest corporate hospital group while as one of its youngest consultants.
  • Expanded the services offered by its cosmetology unit by initiating more and better procedures.
  • Acquired hands-on professional expertise in the operation of all sophisticated laser equipments including CO2 laser, Fractional (both Erb and CO2), Diode and Nd Yag for hair removal, Q-switched Nd Yag for pigmentation and tattoos, and other procedures used for the various dermatological indications. On an average, performed around 500 laser procedures per year.
  • Contributed significantly to making Apollo’s cosmetology center one of the premier laser cosmetology institutes in India.
  • Offered voluntary consultation services in telemedicine camps for diagnosing and treating dermatological conditions for under-privileged people in Ajmer.

Specialist Dermatologist, Surya Skin Care Centre, Visakhapatnam (June 08 – March 10)

  • Acquired proficiency in clinical correlations and prescription techniques by working under one of the most acclaimed dermatologists in the state.
  • Involved in studies on several therapeutic trials in skin diseases including the use of Calcipotriol in chronic plaque psoriasis, Narrow-band UVB in Lichen Planus, plant-based calcitriol extract on psoriasis, among others.
  • Published three papers based on several interesting cases and studies done on patients visiting the clinic, as a co-author.
  • Participated in regular dermatology camps held for under-privileged people by a local non-profit organization in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Civil Assistant Surgeon, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada (July 07 – March 08)

  • Sharpened diagnostic skills by examining patients with a wide variety of dermatological conditions.
  • Strived to raise the quality of dermatological training of undergraduates and postgraduates by active, personal inclination and intervention.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Awards and Recognition

  1. Andhra Pradesh Dermatology State Conference, Award Paper – First Prize for the paper “Cutaneous Necrosis : A Grave Sign” (2004)
  2. First Prize in IADVL Dermatology Quiz for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states (2006)
  3. Gold medallist in Paediatrics from Trivandrum Medical College (2000)
  4. National level third prize winner and State and South Zone first prize winner in the Indian Association of Paediatrics (IAP) Quiz (2002)
  5. Research published in prestigious Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL)
  6. Member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (2004-present)
  7. Participated in more than 40 international, national and regional level Dermatology Conferences
  8. National Talent Search Examination Scholar (1995)

Publications

  1. Rao GR, Narayan BL, Durga Prasad BK, Amareswar A, Sridevi M, Raju B. Disseminated blastomycosis in a child with a brief review of the Indian literature. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2012 Dec 18];79:92-6. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2013/79/1/92/104676
  2. Rao GR, Sandhya S, Sridevi M, Amareswar A, Narayan BL, Shantisri. Lupus vulgaris and borderline tuberculoid leprosy: An interesting co-occurrence. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2012 Dec 18];77:111. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2011/77/1/111/74997
  3. Rama Rao GR, Sridevi, Narayan BL, Amareswar A, Sandhya S. Directly observed treatment short course and cutaneous tuberculosis: Our experience. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2012 Dec 18];77:330-2. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2011/77/3/330/79713
  4. Contributed to two textbooks on Paediatrics
    Fundamentals of Paediatrics, Dr KE Elizabeth (2002)
    Paediatric Digest for Post Graduate Entrance, Dr A Santosh Kumar (2002)

Personal Interests

Cosmetic dermatology, Cosmetic injectable fillers, aesthetic neurotoxins, procedures involving platelet-rich plasma, mole mapping and detection of melanomas, hair disorders, body contouring procedures including cryothermolysis and laser surgery.

References

  1. Dr. Allison Vidimos, Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195; Tel:2164445724, 2164445729
  2. Dr. Christine Lopez, Vice chairman, Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195; Tel : 2164443345, 2164445729