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Dermatosurgery & Laser Surgery Training Programme
One to One intensive training programme

Dr.Avitus John Raakesh Prasad started giving training from 2007 on Vitiligo surgery and Laser surgery. His passion to impart the hard learned knowledge to his fellow dermatologists initiated this training programme.

Dr.Avitus John

Many dermatologists, Plastic surgeons, MS OBS-GYN from India and abroad have undergone training at S.P.Derma Center. Doctors come from all parts of India and foreign doctors from Srilanka, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Canada have also benefitted from the training. Their testimonial and comments about the training can be viewed in the testimonial section.


Dr. Avitus John

The training is given to only one doctor at a time to give an opportunity for the training doctor to interact freely and clear all doubts. Training is given for a compulsory period of 2 weeks to 3 weeks depending on the training module selected by the doctor. There is no short course training because Dr. John wants the doctor to be trained not only in working of lasers but also learn the Post Op care and the basics of lasers which would help the trainee competent in working with any type of lasers.

The trainee doctor will spend the whole day with Dr. John during assessment of cases, surgery and Laser surgery. This ensures that the training is personal, focused and designed to aid the training doctor to confidently handle patients in their private practice.

Training-S.P.Derma Center

The 1st week is Observership week and from the 2nd week hands on training is given, During the observership period the doctor has to learn all the Pre-Op and post-Op, dressing, complications handling connected with the procedure. There will be case discussions and evening classes on basics in lasers every day between 5:30 Pm to 7 Pm. Training starts at morning 8:30 Am and ends by evening 5 Pm with half hour lunch break.

The Hands on starts from the 2nd week where the case has to be completely handled by the training doctor.Hands On- S.P.Derma Center The specialty of training at S.P.Derma Center is the hands on where the full procedure has to be done by the trainee and will be assessed by the Dr. John to correct and teach the finer aspects of performing a successful procedure. This free hand training is rare in many training centers. Dr. John believes that when a doctor completes the training he should be well trained and should have the confidence to do the procedures without doubt.       

Certificates & Training Resources

As part of your training, you will be given guidance on Patient counseling, International books on cosmetic surgery and laser surgery in PDF format, Various procedures in DVD format for reviewing, Advice on Advertisement & Laser OT set up.

A successful cosmetic laser surgeon must carefully consider certain questions:

    1. What types of equipments / lasers should I purchase initially?
    2. How do i improve and upgrade my practice?
    3. How should client consultations be performed?
    4. Which clients will and won't benefit from treatment?
    5. How to structure my Laser OT and Waiting room?
    6. Will a prep and/or dressing room be necessary?
    7. How to allocate time for surgery and consultation?
    8. What safety precautions must be taken?
    9. How to select Staff and train them efficiently?

Certificate-S.P.Derma Center

Three certificates will  be provided once the course is completed successfully, The certificates included  Training completion certificate, Training log of all cases observed & hands on and Attendance certificate on hours of classes attended and laser surgery performed.

Accommodation and Transport

Accommodation is provided in the doctor's guest house where evening classes will be conducted. Air conditioned Bedroom with attached modern bathroom, Kitchen with cooking gas facility, Hall with TV and cable. The Training doctor can accompany Dr. John daily morning and evening from the house to clinic and back.Guest-House-S.P.Derma Center

Daily evening Madurai sight seeing can be arranged. Sunday is free day for relaxing and trips to nearby tourist spots. Kodaikanal is 115km from Madurai. Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.

Training programme

Click on the links below for training details:

Trainee Requirements

Training Modules

Training Programme

Certificates Samples:

    1. Certificate of Training
    2. Training Log : Page 1 ; Page 2
    3. Training Topic

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