Training Fellowships at The Venkat Center

Venkat Center, formerly Venkat Charmalaya, has emerged as a major training center in India for dermatology, dermatosurgery, and hair transplantation. This is partly because of the reputation of the center as a trainee-friendly center which gives opportunities for training, and also because of the popularity of Dr. Venkat as an authority in dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgery including hair transplantation. The center has trained over 100 doctors from India, Nepal, Vietnam, Nigeria, UK, and other countries. The Venkat Center offers comprehensive and hands-on training in the following courses.

  1. Hair Transplantation
  2. Basic and Advanced Dermatosurgery aesthetics and lasers
  3. One-year University accredited fellowships (with Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences)

In addition, we also organize workshops for training in different areas. The dates for the workshops will be updated as and when they are ready.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE STRICTLY ONLY TRAIN DERMATOLOGISTS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS AT OUR FELLOWSHIPS.

Venkat Center is recognized for training by the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India, and the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists. We are also one of the few centers recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

Hair Transplantation

The Venkat Center offers training in Hair Transplantation to interested doctors. It is recognized by the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons and Association of Cutaneous surgeons(India). These fellowships are of one and two weeks duration, detailed as below. Longer fellowships can also be arranged. To know more about these details, please send Dr. Venkataram Mysore your inquiries along with your biodata at DrVenkat@venkatcenter.com with the SUBJECT: Training Fellowship at Venkat Center 2018.

One week Hair Transplantation Fellowship

This will consist of Observation + Practical training in the dissection of hairs, along with a daily discussion of different aspects of Hair Transplantation. All beginners are advised to start with this.

Provisional Program

Day 1: Discussion: Introduction to Hair Transplantation basics, overview of surgery
practical: observation of procedure.
Day 2: Discussion of case selection, the role of medical treatment, different methods of Hair Transplantation.
practical: observation of procedure, dissection of hairs
Day 3: Discussion of FUT, Microscopic dissection, methods of dissection
practical: Learning dissection and observation of case.
Day 4: Discussion of specific problems: anesthesia, donor dissection.
Practical: Learning dissection and observation of case. Learning dissection under a microscope.
Day 5: Discussion of specific problems: density, methods of insertion.
practical: Learning dissection, learning dissection under a microscope.

2 Week Hair Transplantation Fellowship

The fellowship program will consist of both observational learning and assisting at the operating table during selected stages of the surgery. Since this is a cosmetic surgery and our patients are all private paying patients, students will not be allowed to handle the patient independently at any time. Patients’ privacy, patients’ rights, and patients’ interest will be considered first and foremost. Any procedure in which the trainee has to participate, prior permission will be sought from the patient. Patient interest and medicolegal aspects will govern the involvement of trainee in all cases.

It is advised that the student read available material on the internet thoroughly. The teaching will be didactic and will consist of questions and answers. No formal lectures will be taken. We generally have surgeries almost daily; however, this cannot always be predicted and guaranteed. So it is possible that there may not be any surgeries on certain days. The opportunities for the trainee also depends on requirements of a given case. Discretion of the senior doctor will be final in all such matters.

Provisional Program

This is a tentative schedule and while we will try to adhere to this schedule, it may not always be possible to do so on all days and hence variations may happen.
Day 1: Discussion: Introduction to Hair Transplantation basics, an overview of surgery; practical: observation of procedure.
Day 2: Discussion of case selection, role of medical treatment, different methods of transplantation; practical: observation of procedure
Day 3: Discussion of FUT, Microscopic dissection, methods of dissection; practical: Learning dissection and observation of case.
Day 4: Discussion of specific problems: anesthesia, donor dissection; practical: Learning dissection and observation of case.
Day 5: Discussion of specific problems: density, methods of insertion; practical: Learning dissection, learning under a microscope.
Day 6: Discussion of Specific problems; complications; practical: learning dissection & learning dissection under a microscope.
Day 7: Discussion Specific problems: planning a second session, surgery on vortex; practical: assisting at the donor site, learning dissection.
Day 8: Discussion Specific problems: minimizing scar; practical: assisting at the donor site, learning dissection.
Day 9: Discussion Specific problems: mega session; practical: assisting donor area, learning dissection.
Day 10: discussion of vortex transplantation; practical: assisting donor learning dissection, assisting in making recipient sites.
Day 11: Discussion of female alopecia; practical: assisting donor learning dissection assisting in insertion of hairs.
Day 12: Discussion of difficult areas, second transplantation; practical: assisting donor learning dissection assisting in insertion of hairs

Training in Aesthetics, Basic Dermatosurgery, & LASER

We offer training of different durations, from one to six months as follows. We also offer a short course of one month in the above topics.

AESTHETICS:

  1. Chemical peeling:
    1. Glycolic acid (20%, 35%, 50%, 70%)
    2. Salipeel
    3. TCA peel
    4. Melaspeel
    5. Mandelic peel
    6. Retises – CT yellow peel
    7. Sesglico peel-S
    8. Lactipeel
    9. Argipeel
    10. Spa peel
    11. Jessner’s peel
    12. Acidoglicopeel
    13. Eye contour peel
  2. Microdermabrasion
  3. Iontophoresis
  4. Dermalage- Skin tightening
  5. Hair scan
  6. Intralesional injection
    1. steroids
    2. bleomycin
  7. Tattooing for vitiligo
  8. Phenolisation in
    1. alopecia areata
    2. vitiligo
  9. Comedone expression
  10. Dermaroller in Alopecia areata
  11. Botox
  12. Fillers (temporary & permanent)
  13. Targeted phototherapy for vitiligo and psoriasis

Basics in Dermatosurgery

  1. Biopsy techniques(punch/excision, different sites, with or without suture)
  2. Radiofrequency
    1. in infective lesions,
    2. in benign growth including keloid excision,
    3. in genodermatoses (tuberous sclerosis, Hailey- Hailey disease), RF epilation (of grey hairs)
  3. Acne surgeries
    1. Subscission
    2. Dermaroller
    3. Punch floatation/excision & suturing/grafting
    4. TCA CROSS
    5. Scar revisions
  4. Vitiligo Surgeries
    1. Dermabrasion
    2. Punch Grafting
    3. Split thickness skin grafting
    4. Epidermal suspension grafting
    5. Tattooing
    6. Excision

LASERs

  1. Er:YAG laser:
    1. Pixel laser: In pigmentary disorders: post acne pigmentation, macular amyloidosis, post-inflammatory pigmentation, photo facial.
    2. In scarring disorders: Post-acne scars, Post-traumatic scars, Stretch marks
    3. Er: YAG(non-pixelated): in vitiligo, in scars.
  2. NDdYag Laser
  3. Q Nd Yag laser
  4. SKIN TIGHTENING: of face, of abdomen.

Hands-on Training (only for three months fellowship)

  1. Aesthetics
    1. Chemical Peeling
      1. Glycolic acid (20%, 35%, 50%, 70%)
      2. Salipeel
      3. TCA peel
      4. Eye contour peel
    2. Microdermabrasion
    3. Hair scan
    4. Intralesional injection: steroids, Phenolisation in alopecia areata
    5. Comedone expression
  2. Basics in Dermatosurgery
    1. Biopsy techniques
    2. Radio frequency: in ineffective lesions
    3. Acne surgeries
      1. Dermaroller
      2. Punch Flotation
      3. TCA CROSS
    4. Vitiligo Surgeries
      1. Dermabrasion
      2. Punch Grafting
  3. LASERs
    1. Pixel LASER: in post-acne surgeries

Some pictures from our fellowship, it’s not all fun and games as might seem though.