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Dr.Avitus John Raakesh Prasad
Chief Dermatologist & Laser surgeon - Curriculum Vitae

Dr.Avitus JohnDr.Avitus John Raakesh Prasad M.B.B.S., D.D.V.L., F.A.G.E., D.Cos., did his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Degree at Kasturba Medical College Mangalore and passed in First Class.

He went on to complete his Diploma in Dermatology from the Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, MAHE University and was fortunate to have trained under doyens of dermatology like Prof. Ganesh S Pai, in December 2003 with First Class. He received his Diploma in Cosmetology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

S.P.Derma Center was started in June 2004, as a fully equipped State of the art facilty in par with international standards to bring affordable world class treatment to the people of Madurai, TamilNadu.


A dynamic, versatile dermatosurgeon with a vision to incorporate and further the art and science of Dermato-Laser surgery and share the emerging knowledge with peers.

Post Doctoral Training

1. Laser surgery and Dermato surgery Kasemrad Hospital Bangkok under

Dr. Niwat Polnikorn

  • Training in Latest Lasers and Advanced Cosmetic Surgery

2. St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore under Dr. Elizabeth

  • Training in Laser & Dermatosurgery.

3. Training on Lasers and Phototherapy under Dr. Ganesh S Pai, Mangalore.

4. Training on Vitiligo surgery under Dr. C. Ravichandran, Chennai & Dr.Salim Cochin.

Practicing Dermatology and Cosmetosurgery since 2004. Dr. John attends all National conferences of IADVl, International world congress of dermatology, Regional and state conferences on a regular basis to update his knowledge and share his experience with fellow doctors. Dr. John has been an inspiration for many dermatologists and plastic surgeons across the country for performing laser based surgery.


Lasers :

  1. Co2 Fraxel Laser for skin resurfacing of acne scar, burn scars and post traumatic and surgical scars.
  2. Intense pulsed light IPL / VPL technology based Skin rejuvenation.
  3. Q switched Nd YAG Laser (532nm/1064nm) for treatment of Pigmented lesions and Tattoo removal.
  4. Diode pixel 1540nm Laser for Scar correction & skin resurfacing inclusive of surgical management of all forms of scars.
  5. Long pulse Nd YAG Laser for hair removal and skin rejuvenation.
  6. Diode 808nm SHR Laser for painless full body Hair removal.
  7. Co2 Laser for cutaneous resurfacing and tissue ablation.
  8. Multipolar RF / Diode based skin tightening.
  9. Phototherapy (NbUVB), PUVA and Targeted Phototherapy.

Surgery :

  1. In the surgical management of vitiligo with punch grafting, mini grafting, blister grafting and tattooing, melanocyte cell transplantation
  2. In hair transplantation with FUE (Follicular Unit extraction) technique.
  3. In treatment of acne scars with subcision, excision, Punch grafting, Punch flotation, elevation and dermabrasion.
  4. Blepharoplasty.
  5. Excision surgeries.

Botox ( Neuronox) & Fillers

for management of fine lines & wrinkles.

Ultra Thin Epidermal Graft

in management of stable vitiligo.

Cryo-Surgery (Cry Ac Tracker U.S.A)

With liquid nitrogen spray for skin conditions treatable with cryotherapy.

Electro-Surgery (Hyfrecator 2000+ Conmed U.S.A)

In the management of Skin tags, DPN, Excision of lesions & Electrolysis.


Use of Glycolic, Salicylic, TCA and combination chemical peels from U.S.A & Italy for pigmentary disorders, superficial scaring and rejuvenation of aging face.

Microdermabrasion (MDA) & Diamond Dermabrasion

for face & body polishing.

Academics: Click to view Doctor's Academic profile

Training Program conducted for Doctors

Hands on training is provided for  Post Graduates and Doctors in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery (India & abroad). It comprises a mandatory training period of  3-4 weeks, which is conducted by Dr.Avitus John at S.P.Derma Center. An average of 10 -12 doctors are trained every year. Doctors from SriLanka, Nepal, Zambia and Iraq have taken training apart from many doctors from India.

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