About Our Dermatologist
Dr. Pradnya Shastri
Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist
Dr Pradnya Shastri is a practicing Dermatologist and Cosmetologist based in Mumbai. She completed her MBBS from MGM College, Aurangabad in 2005 and a diploma in Dermatology (DDVL) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune in 2008. She has had a privilege of learning from various stalwarts in dermatology – Dr Mohan Gharpuray, Dr Vidyadhar Sardesai, Dr D G Saple to name a few. She honed her cosmetology skills with a year long practical experience and training in Nanavati Research Center. To further her experience she worked as a senior registrar under the able guidance of Dr Uday Khopkar in the KEM hospital, Parel. She started her private practice in 2010 and currently operates Skin Matra clinic in Mahim, Mumbai.
At her clinic, she provides a variety of dermatology and cosmetology treatments including state of the art Microneedle RF for acne scar reduction and IPL for laser hair removal. She firmly believes a lot of skin issues need active counselling and bit more than just medication. She has hosted multiple sessions on psychosomatic issues for her patients in collaboration with psychologists in her clinic, personally attending the sessions and educating people about issues like fairness creams and their side effects, hair loss, acne scars, pigmentation treatments etc.
Her vision has been very clear and simple:
Promote the idea of a ‘healthy’ skin rather than the perfect skin
Change the prevailing view that cosmetology treatment is expensive
Create a population of people who understand that skin care is a life style modification and needs a holistic approach
Create a population who are aware of their skin care needs and do not fall prey to hearsay or the social media
Creating a population of people who understand that skin care is not periodic and that it is process. A process which requires a simple understanding of how one’s skin is.
She frequently engages in continuing medical education, attending workshops and conferences and is a life member of Indian Association of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology (IADVL) and Cosmetic Dermatologists Society of India (CDSI).
Dr Pradnya has recently embarked on her entrepreneurial journey of launching a service of curated skin care packs launched under the brand – Bodycurry™ with the intention of simplifying skin care for different skin types and providing detailed guided instructions for maximum efficiency.