Dr. Kusumika Kanak

  • Dr. Kusumika Kanak
    MBBS, PGDMS, DNB (Dermatology)
    Fellowship in Dermatosurgery, Singapore
    Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetologist

    Membership Associations

    • Member of The European Society of Micrographic Surgery (ESMS)
    • Indian journal of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology (IADVL)
    • Indian Association of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (IASTD & AIDS)
    • Indian association of Leprologists (IAL)
    • Bangalore Dermatological Society (BDS)

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    Dr. Kusumika Kanak aims at excellence in skin care focusing on practical, realistic & ethical solutions to skin problems. Apart from providing wide-range of medical & aesthetic dermatology solutions she also has expertise in performing various Dermato-surgeries.

    Dr. Kusumika Kanak is board certified Dermatologist and has completed DNB Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology from National board of Examinations, New Delhi.

    She has also been awarded Visiting International fellowship in Dermatology, Dermatosurgery and Lasers from National Skin Centre, Singapore for professional excellence.

    Her articles have been published in various Indexed Journals, National conference, International conferences and renowned newspaper columns. She has the expertise and experience of working with renowned Dermatologist of national and international acclaim.

    Dr Kanak is among few Dermatologist in India who is specialized in MOHS surgery. MOHS surgery is single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas and many other types of skin cancers. Cure rate are an unparalleled 99 percentage. She has already performed Mohs on top of nose, inner canthus of eyes (inner side of eyes). She also specializes in other newer modality of dermatologic surgeries like intralesional radiofrequency and others.

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Research and Publication

  • Pseudoepitheliomatous Keratotic and Micaeous Balanitis - Poster presentation at Dermacon, 2010, 37th National Conference of IADVL, Bangalore: 6th - 10th January 2009. Also published in IJD April 2010
  • Disseminated Superficial and warty type of porokeratosis: A Rare coexistence IJD, Sept- Oct 2011
  • Extensive Unilateral Dermatomal Superficial Telangiectasia - Poster presentation at Dermacon, 2010, 37th National Conference of IADVL, Bangalore: 6th - 10th January 2009
  • Chromoblastomycosis - CME presentation at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore- Jan 2008
  • Lymphangioma Circumsriptum - CME presentation at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore- Jan 2009

Awards and Felicitations

  • Recognition for contribution and service to Society, Rotary Club of Pune, India
  • Fellowship Grant for the 26th EADV Congress, Geneva
  • Publication at Bangalore Dermatology Society (BDS), Bangalore, India

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical and Asthetic Dermatology
  • Keloids treatment, surgical and nonsurgical
  • MOHS Surgeries

Our Services

  • Hair Clinic

    Hair Analysis, hair fall treatments, Hair restoration Treatments like PRP, Mesotherapy

    Skin Treatment

    From Basic treatments to advance treatment for all skin conditions example acne therapy, Under eye dark circles, pigmentation therapy, peels, mesotherapy, lasers, and psychological analysis.

    Chronic Diseases

    All aspects of chronic disease like psoriasis, eczemas, vitiligo, pemphigus. From diagnosis with biopsies and other investigations, management, treatments. Association with other internal conditions are evaluated if any and counselling.


    Treatment of skin tags, warts with laser, radiofrequency. Sebaceous cyst excision, Xanthelesma surgeries, Ear lobe repair, Scar revision, Mole surgeries, Biopsies and others.


    All types of laser treatments like laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, birthmarks removal, laser peels and others.

    Pediatric Dermatology

    Dermatological(skin) examination of newborns, hereditary skin conditions, eczemas, atopic dermatitis, skin problems related to pubertal changes and others.

    KELOID Clinics

    Special clinics for this condition and multifactorial approach for treatment for better results, Various therapies done like intralesional triamnicilone acetonide, 5-FU, lasers, surgical excision if needed, silicone gel sheets, etc.

    Skin Brightening

    Detanning, Peels, Mesotherapy, Glutathoine therapy, Laser peel, preventive measurements and others.

    Antenatal and Postnatal (Pregnancy)clinics

    Skin care in pregnancy to prevent pregnancy related skin diseases. Management of Melasma, Pregnancy related itch(PUPPP), Stretch mark management, Breast eczemas and others.

    Moles Removal

    Mole Surgeries (punches and excision), Histopathological analysis, Further management (oncology) if needed.

    Anti-ageing Clinic

    Basic antiaging regimen, Nonsurgical face lifts, BOTOX and FILLERS, Mesotherapy, vampire lifts etc.

    Bride and Groom Clinic

    All skin , hair , nail treatments for brides and grooms. Pre-Marital Checkup and investigations.


  • More and more people are turning to Cosmetic Doctors for rejuvenation techniques, to help their space reflect the way feel inside. One such rejuvenation techniques is BOTOX treatment. It can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause upper facial lines (crow's feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines) to form.

    How and why do wrinkles form?

    Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expression. The wrinkles formed during these expressions are called dynamic wrinkles. For example, when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between eyebrows become noticeable.
  • What is BOTOX treatment?

    BOTOX is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkles causing muscles, creating rejuvenated appearance. BOTOX is simple procedure that relaxes select facial muscles to smoothen out lines and wrinkles on our face. No anti-aging cream comes close to skin smoothen effect of BOTOX. Botox used for the treatment crow's feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of your eye when you smile or squint) , forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows), glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows frown) and Bunny lines (The lines formed on the nose that pronounced when you scrunch).
  • How does BOTOX treatment work?

    BOTOX can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (these are the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you can not contract them and continue to make the undesirable facial expression. Thus the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
  • What does BOTOX treatment involve?

    BOTOX treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of BOTOX is administered into selected facial muscle by a trained medical professional using a very fine needle. Generally BOTOX treatment takes around 15 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may string for a few second but normal activities can be resumed soon after. After the injection it take 4 days for BOTOX treatment to begin taking effect and about 7 days to see the full effect. The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your lines. Your Doctor will know what the best is for you and which muscle to inject to give you the best results.
  • How long does BOTOX treatment last?

    The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return, if you have repeat BOTOX treatment the effect tends to last longer if you choose not have further BOTOX treatment your muscles eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pretreatment levels.
  • Will facial expression be affected by BOTOX treatment?

    BOTOX works specially on the muscles treated. These means that any muscles untreated, including on treated facial muscle should not affected by BOTOX treatment your Doctor will determine best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best result.
  • Are there any side effects?

    In addition to its use for cosmetic reasons, BOTOX treatment is also used to treat patient in a variety of therapeutic indications including cerebral palsy in children, movement disorders (head, neck, shoulder, face) and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating). In the amounts used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary localized to the area of injection. Possible side effects, including headaches, pain, burning/stinging, brushing, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, itching/aching forehead, nausea and flu-like symptoms.
  • Can Botox treatment be combined with other products and procedures?

    Many people use a combined of cosmetic products and/or procedures with BOTOX. Your doctor will advise you as to whether or not you will receive results if your BOTOX treatment is combined with other products and/or procedures.


  • Melasma also called 'chloasma', is a common skin condition of adults in which light to dark brown or greyish pigmentation develops, mainly on the face. Melasma usually becomes more noticeable in the summer and improves during the winter months.
    It is not an infection, it is not contagious and it is not due to an allergy. Also, it is not cancerous and will not change into skin cancer.

    What causes melasma?

    These include pregnancy, hormonal drugs such as the oral contraceptive pill, and medical conditions that affect hormone levels. Exposure to sunlight can worsen melasma.
  • Is melasma hereditary?

    Melasma can run in families, suggesting an inherited tendency.
  • How does melasma look like?

    Melasma appears as darker-than-normal skin affecting the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin, usually in a symmetrical manner. It may be limited to the cheeks and nose or the skin of the jaw region. The neck and the forearms can also be affected.
  • How is melasma diagnosed?

    Melasma is easily recognized by the characteristics of the pigmentation and its distribution on the face.
  • Can melasma be cured?

    There are several treatment options which may improve the appearance. Superficial pigmentation is easier to treat than deep pigmentation.
  • How can melasma be treated?

    Melasma treatments fall into the following categories, which can be used together. Skin-lightning agents
    Chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatment.
    Adopting appropriate sun avoidance measures and using sun-blocking creams.
    Avoiding known trigger factors, such as the oral contraceptive pills or perfumed cosmetics.
  • Sun Protection

    Skin affected by melasma darkens more than the surrounding skin with exposure to sunlight, so sun-avoidance and sun-protection are important. Broad-spectrum fragrance-free sunscreens, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30+ should be applied daily throughout the year.
  • Skin lightning creams

    Certain chemicals can reduce the activity of pigment-forming cells in the skin.
  • Chemical Peels

    Chemical peels can improve melasma by removing the cells of the epidermis which contain the excess pigment.
  • What can I do?

    The most important thing you can do if you have melasma is to protect your skin from undue sunlight exposure. This involves skin lightning agents and sunscreens which protect against both UVA and UVB light, with a sun protection factor of at least 30+ wearing broad-brimmed hats, and avoiding direct exposure to sunlight.


  • Do's

  • Consult your Dermatologist - Your first step must be to seek guidance from your Dermatologist.
  • Moisturize regularly - Keep skin hydrated which will help you to flaking. Use the moisturizer as directed.
  • Choose natural fibers - Clothes made from lightweight natural fibers such as cotton and linen will help reduce rubbing an irritation.
  • Know your triggers - Understand that aggravates your skin it will help you manage your symptoms and minimize flare-ups.
  • Watch your weight - A high BMI (25 or higher) is associated with an increased incidence of psoriasis, so try to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Protect your skin - Protect your skin against scratches and cuts as this may cause psoriasis to flare up at the site of injury.
  • Dont's

  • Don't take stress - Stress hormones may lead to an overactive immune system which will increase itching and will lead to increased irritation.
  • Don't be harsh on your skin - Bathe in lukewarm water, pat skin dry rather than rubbing, and use a non-irritating body wash.
  • Don't scratch the lesions - Psoriasis must be treated gently, avoid the temptation to scrub lesions, which will only irritate them.
  • Don't smoke - Smoking has been found to aggravate Psoriasis.
  • Don't ignore flare-ups - If your Psoriasis returns after a period of being under control, consult your doctor.
  • Don't give up - It may take some time to find the right combination of therapies that work best for you, be patient with your treatment plan as advised.

Hair Fall Test

  • Take the following test

  • 1. Do you experience Hair Fall especially while washing or combing? YES /NO
  • 2. Do you notice thinning of hair fall? YES /NO
  • 3. Are you going through a stressful life? YES/NO
  • If any 2 of your answers are Yes, you may be suffering from TELOGEN EFFLUVIUN.

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