1. What motivated you to start this initiative:
I always wanted to be a doctor since childhood. My aim was to be a surgeon but due to time constraints and family finally I chose to be a dermatologist. But today I feel I took the right choice by being one as the field of dermatology has evolved to be one of the most beautiful and demanding branches in the medical field. Also it has a mixture of both medicines as well as minor surgeries (me being passionate about surgery).Also I was a person who always has an inclination towards the glamorous world. So a work giving me the chance to make people beautiful and ofcourse treat creating a perfect balance between my two areas of passion (doctor and beauty).
2. How well have you grown in this business ever since you started (Here you can talk about one or two of the largest orders, any corporates to be mentioned, etc.
Still growing, Started the second clinic at waked this February 2019.
3. What are the typical business challenges that you face in your initiative
Patients with high expectations in regards to aesthetic procedures. Like some patients who come with a lot of acne scars expect me to give them a total flawless skin, which is not practical. Also some treatments we recommend a minimum of 5-6 sittings but at the end of the treatment patient catch hold of only 6 sittings and forget the Minimum word that we mention. So it’s difficult to handle them. Sometimes patient ask for guarantee…now this is a medical field. Everybody is different thus react differently to the same treatments. Some may require just 3 sessions while others may require 6 of the same treatment.
4. What is your biggest goal that you would like to achieve for your initiative in 2019.
Two well-accomplished clinics with all laser setups in Nigdi and Wakad.The setup in Wakad is just an opd clinic as of now so would like to develop it into a full-blown laser and aesthetic clinic like the Nigdi one. Also to be the only aesthetic clinic offering quality and all advanced laser treatments under one roof at affordable prices.
5. Share about your personal life, your background, qualification and family .
Background: I am a Malayali born and brought up in Pune.My parents being settled here too. Father has his finance business running in Pune from 5 decades. So I liked to be called as a Puneite.
Qualification: MBBS, DDV
A husband who is an IT engg is into Aquaponic farming. Also have a son who is in Standard 1.
Personal with qualification and work experience before starting your own venture.
Dr.Vanishree S.V (MBBS,DDV) , Consultant dermatologist and Aesthetician /Director of Skinarina clinic.
5 years before starting my own venture in 2017.
Our Mission :
To resurface the confidence of people by serving creative solutions, that will bring out the beauty within them and thereby make them happy and healthy.
As a company we want to accumulate the best of skills and creativity to deliver qualitative and affordable treatments to all our patients, thus effectively contribute to the health and wellness industry.
About Dr. Vanishree S.V
Dr. Vanishree Vebin is a passionate dermatologist and aesthetician from Pune, been practicing in this field since 9 years. She specializes in Lasers for Skin, Hair, and Nails. She has graduated from the University of Mauritius followed by one year residency in Jehangir hospital, Pune.
2 years Senior Residency in Aesthetics, Lasers and Dermatosurgery from The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. Followed by the 1-year experience of Consultant Dermatologist at Skin City, India.
She is a Lifetime Member of IADVL ( Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists).
She uses a wide range of world-class lasers(US-FDA approved) and advanced aesthetic skills at her clinic because she believes in treating with the best.
What sets us Apart?
Our approach to skin and body health is based on the belief that everyone wants to look and feel good, no matter what age or gender. You feel good from within and your skin and body look good with good skin and body care.
We commit to qualitative and individual care by offering you therapies and treatments that serve to YOUR concerns.
We practice a combination of treatments appropriate to your needs. We believe in a “little is more” approach and we understand that patients want to have quick treatments that are less invasive, thus meeting to their need
We love to provide you with education and knowledge about skin and body care that will help you make the best decision for yourself.
We have the best platform of lasers which are US-FDA approved and our staffs including the doctors are well trained and having experience in this field for almost a decade.
Our team is very friendly yet professional and we look forward to serving you with the best of facilities from around the world all under one roof because we only practice what we preach –
“Your Beauty is Our Passion”.
Scaling to more locations and going national, it is in your plan?
No. Because I it is difficult to deliver the same quality treatment under the same name everywhere. I believe in focusing on a few clinics and give the best I can therein.
How big is your team, and how big do you want it to be in a year?
TEAM of 10 – In a year I would like to double up the team as I plan to start one more clinic. But presently I have a very good team who is sincere and genuine in their work. So my aim is to collect a similar team for all my clinics rather than simply gathering people who just want to come to the workplace and pollute the entire staff. So preferably less staff but quality people and multifunctional is what I believe in.
What’s the biggest factor slowing the growth?
Less awareness of cosmetic treatments available among common people. Many of the people are still not aware of treatments like permanent hair reduction and tattoo removal, scar reduction, mole removal, etc. that they exist and it is possible.
Who do you see as your biggest competitor?
For a genuine doctor, there is no such word as competition.