Acne and Acne Scars

Dr. Karhade is a leading expert in treating all kinds of active acne including whiteheads/blackheads, red bumps, and hormonal acne, along with brown spots and all kinds of scars. Her approach is uniquely tailored to your specific situation; techniques include topical medications, oral medications, laser treatments, microneedling with platelet-rich-plasma, punch grafting, and more.

Skin Care Regimen

Are you using the right products? As a cosmetic dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Karhade offers a full range of cosmetic treatments including injectables and lasers. However, she believes that pairing those treatments with a good daily skincare regimen is KEY for the best results! Bring in all your skincare products and Dr. Karhade will throughly review with you what to use and when. You will leave your appointment with a dermatologist-approved morning and evening skincare routine to fit your budget and goals.

Skin cancer Screening and Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Dr. Karhade is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive training in identifying and treating skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. She recommends ALL patients get at least one full body skin exam in their lifetime, during which a baseline can be assessed and further screening recommendations can be discussed based on risk factors. Patients with darker skin benefit from a skin cancer screening as well- a common misconception is that darker skinned patient cannot get skin cancer, however skin cancer is possible on any type of skin. Dr. Karhade uses utmost care and finesse in surgically removing skin cancers, paying careful attention to every detail to ensure as minimal of a scar as possible.

Fat Reduction and Body Sculpting
Using injectables, energy devices, and other procedures, you can achieve the body sculpting you want for difficult-to-lose areas. Common areas on the body include fat under the chin, upper arms, lower and upper abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Dr. Karhade specializes in performing liposuction under local anesthesia to help you trip down your torso. This is done safely WITHOUT the need for general anesthesia or breathing tubes.
Laser treatments
Acne scars
Facial Rejuvenation
Brown spots
Try as we might, wrinkles are an inevitable part of getting older. As a cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karhade specializes in treating aging skin including wrinkles. During a consultation, she will discuss the best approach to your particular circumstance including wrinkles due to volume loss, muscle activity, sun damage, and more. Sometimes a combination approach including injectables and lasers or other energy devices can provide optimal results. Dr. Karhade has extensive experience with high-profile clients both in New York City and in San Francisco injecting neurotoxins to relax facial muscles and erase wrinkles, injecting fillers to restore volume loss, and performing procedures for facial rejuvenation.


Scars come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some people are prone to hypertrophic scars or keloids. Dr. Karhade uses medications, laser treatments, and other procedures to improve and even erase scarring, no matter the cause.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often frustrating, whether genetic, from pregnancy, or other causes. Dr. Karhade treats stretch marks with a multimodal approach, using medications, laser treatments, and other procedures.