Switzerland-based skin care firm Galderma today said it has started two academies in India to provide training to doctors in aesthetic medicines.
"We have started academies in Mumbai and Delhi. Huge demand is there in India as the sector is still in the infant stage in the country. We see huge opportunities. As this area needs precision, we have started training doctors," Scott Mclennan Head of Regional Centre of Excellence (Asia Pacific), Galderma, told PTI.
According to estimates, in India, only 800 doctors are practising aesthetic medicine. On the other hand, in Korea, the number is 6,000.
"This means, a huge market is there in India which we can tap," he said, adding the company would also start the academy in other parts of the country such as Hyderabad.
To reach out to tier-II and tier-III cities, Mclennan said said they are visiting clinics and engage with the practitioners.
"The academy will help in honing skills in latest treatment in facial enhancement through dermal fillers. At the academy, our experts will conduct round the year training sessions to meet the requirements of Indian medical aesthetic practitioners," he added.
The demand for dermal fillers and other aesthetic treatments is increasing rapidly in India, Galderma India Head (Aesthetic and Corrective Business) Madhusudhan H K said.
How a dozen Indian firms successfully "Switched" to change * A just-released book has chronicled how some of the biggest domestic companies have successfully implemented changes and brought in organisational transformations.
'Switch - How 12 Indian Companies Managed Change Successfully', authored by Sujaya Banerjee, a senior HR executive at Essar Group, was launched here last week.
The book features Tata Motors, Wipro, Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr Reddy's, Capgemini, SAIL, GVK-MIAL, HPCL-Mittal Energy, Lafarge, PNB Housing Finance, Wartsila and Zensar.
"Each story in the book is a real-life story of identifying the need to change and rallying support for it, managing resistance, communicating the change and triumphing by institutionalising the change successfully," Banerjee, who is Chief Talent Officer and Senior HR Vice-President at Essar Group, said at the launch.
The companies were picked after entries were sent in by them in what was called the award-winning transformation stories from the 'Best change interventions of Asia study 2012-13'.