Brown Girl Magazine posted "Visha Skincare: Its Birth, Evolution and How it Impacts Women of Color — Especially Expecting Mommas" featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel and Visha Skincare .
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Born in London, raised in Wales, I immigrated to the United States when I was 12-years-old. The only brown girl in my school, with a thick Gallic accent to bat. My parents in true Patel style came to run a motel — I was raised in one, living eating, breathing the business. Customers were number one, and customer service was ingrained. The business coursing through my veins, and the drive to please my struggling parents got me through my schooling. Marry a Patel they said, and I did. Go to medical school they said, and I did. Dermatology was my choice. They didn’t really understand and found it rather unglamorous when telling their family and friends. Dermatology is my passion, the ability to treat the largest organ of the body, treat all ages, and see the treatment work was MY choice. When my father was dying of a squamous cell carcinoma of his mouth (from beetle nut chewing), he asked me “beta, you can treat these before they spread” and Mohs micrographic surgery/skin cancer surgery was MY choice, my purpose.
Treating my patients in Memphis, Tennessee, at my practice, I quickly became an expert in skin of color, and was soon lecturing around the country and teaching the dermatology residents. I saw that all skin types have the same issue when treating for clear complexions, getting rid of dark spots, or sun spots is one of them. Hydroquinone is a skin lightening agent that is often prescribed, and it is toxic. I knew I had to create an alternative and make a safe, affordable option. A way to get a clear complexion. Working with a lab, Visha Skincare Advanced Line was born soon thereafter. A skincare line that not only addressed common skincare conditions with over the counter products that works but also each product did more than one thing. Each product could give more than one result, from acne and sun spots to wrinkles and scars.