Meet the SHEROES - Dr Jaishree Sharad
We meet Dr Jaishree Sharad, a Cosmetic Dermatologist who recently published her book 'Skin Talks'. Here is more about her -
Tell us more about yourself
I am currently Vice President of the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India. Also CEO of Skinfiniti Aesthetic Skin & Laser Clinic, Mumbai, India since Jan 2000. We have a huge Bollywood clientele, recently I wrote a book Skin Talks.
I am petite and often get mistaken for a college student or an intern especially when I meet them at social gatherings. In the clinic I make sure I wear my doctor’s coat and glasses to prevent getting mistaken. People actually look at me in disbelief when I tell them I am 41. Sometimes, people have asked to see my passport to make sure I am not lying to them and increasing my age. It is funny because women usually like to reduce their age, for me it's the other way round.
What is a day like in your life?
My day begins with writing columns, articles, tweeting and replying to emails. At any given point of time, I always have some academic writing work to do. Rest of the day is spent at clinic. Evenings are generally spent with family, including my husband, sister and 9 year old nephew. I used to work out religiously for over 5 years but have stopped since 2013 due to my increased load of work.
What is one advice you'd give to someone entering health sector?
Empathy, ethics, honesty are three things a doctor should always remember to follow.
What is your book ‘Skin Talks’ about?
Skin Talks happened when the publisher of Random House Milee Ashwarya asked me if I’d do a lifestyle book on skin care for them. It is a book on skin care which any person from any age group and gender can pick up and read. I have kept it simple and written a lot of anecdotes which one could relate to. It has three sections. The first is about skin anatomy, how to know your skin type and what are the different enemies of skin.
The second section is about some common skin problems such as acne, pigmentation, dark circles, dark lips, cracked feet etc and how to deal with them or prevent them, certain myths have been busted, few home remedies mentioned.
The third section has solutions to aging skin, skin care in different ages and climates, diet for healthy skin, an insight to anti aging & skin rejuvenation treatments, how can a bride & groom have glowing skin & how to pick the right skin care product for yourself from the shop.
A message to all SHEROES out there.
Perseverance, honesty, humility & compassion are the key words to success. If you fall, you just have to get up & work towards your goal once again without regretting, taking with you lessons which you learned from your mistakes. Never compare yourself with another.