The 14th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA2019)

The 14th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA2019)


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Alessio Redaelli
Prof Alessio Redaelli
He lives and works in Milan. Founded “Medical Aesthetic”, Leader Italian Society in Medical Doctors and Odontoiatrics practical training in the field of Aesthetic medicine, phlebology and Regenerative medicine.
He is Professor at Milan Aesthetic School "Agora'" and at ASPEM society. He is Professor a.c. at Padova University and leads the course on "Oral and Perioral tissues aesthetics".
He is faculty trainer of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
He has published many books in the field of the aesthetic medicine:
• 100 risposte sulle vene varicose, Key, 2007
• The aesthetic medicine, See-Editrice Firenze, 2009
• The Botulinum Toxin A in Aesthetic Medicine, for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis and in Odontostomatology. Basic principles and clinical practice.
OEO Firenze, 2010.
• The Medical Rhinoplasty. Basic principles and clinical practice. OEO Firenze, 2010
• The facial Aging: medical, surgical and odontostomatological solutions. OEO Firenze, 2012
He is overseas fellow at the Royal Society of Medicine and active member at the International Academy od Aesthetic Dermatology.
Many indexed scientifical papers have been published on main indexed scientifical journals.
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Charlene Dehaven
Dr Charlene DeHaven, M.D., FACEP (USA)
Dr. Charlene DeHaven is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. During her training, she received the Upjohn Clinical Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year. She has always been strongly committed to and involved with medical education.
Over the past 16 years, her professional activities have focused on mitigation of skin aging and development of scientifically based skincare products. She has served as Clinical Director of INNOVATIVE SKINCARE since the company began in 2000.
Her professional experience includes a broad spectrum of clinical practice in addition to corporate development and medical education.
Dr. DeHaven has extensive media experience and has published and lectured worldwide on wellness and skin health. She serves on the clinical lecture faculty for the University of Washington, School of Medicine.
Markus Depfenhart
Motivated, creative and passionate’ are just some of the many ways people have described Dr Markus Depfenhart, a board-certified Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon, and Emergency Physician who has a passion for innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures, particularly in the sphere of scar repair and treatment.
A colourful past Born and bred in a small village in Southern Germany, Dr Depfenhart remembers having afascination for anything related to surgery, from the tender age of six. “As soon as I learned to read, I’d visit the local library and find as many medical books as I could. I was very interested in surgery and aesthetics, even as a child,” he recalls. “I’ve always loved the idea that no person (or face) is the same and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to surgical procedures,” he adds.
Dr Depfenhart was also passionate about sport, particularly track and field, where he spent much of his childhood and teenage years competing at a national level. After graduating from high school, Dr Depfenhart served in the German Military – and, thanks to his drive and determination on the sports field, he joined a special force unit where he was trained in parachuting, combat survival and medical training. Later, Dr Depfenhart was asked to join an assessment centre to study medicine for the military as an officer- and that marked the beginning of his journey to become a plastic surgeon.
Dr Depfenhart’s medical training and more… While studying at the University of Frankfurt, Dr Depfenhart worked part-time as a model and actor, never losing his fascination with aesthetics. After an accident in his childhood, Dr Depfenhart was left with a significant scar on his
In 2009, Dr Depfenhart became more involved in skincare innovations, particularly in the field of laser treatments, working on a ground-breaking laser device that was linked to in-vivo tissue engineering – where he worked with living organisms. Although the laser machine never went further than a laboratory prototype – it further enhanced Dr Depfenhart’s career in medical engineering and helped him to create global strategic partnerships with medical professionals and universities all over the world.
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Jhoan Haddad
Dr Jhoan Haddad – Lebanese Aesthetic Dermatologist with 11 years’ experience working in Beirut and Cairo. Dr Jhoan Haddad started her life in a aesthetic career in 2005 and was lucky to be part of a great and well recognized group of doctors from USA and Europe Middle East and Africa as her journey with skin Science institute started from Nigeria and ended in the Middle East where skin health and how to combine treatment in a new out of the box approach with minimal costs and good delivery and well knowledge and continues thrive for further education is the key to her success and respect .
Gkritzalas Konstantinos
Dr Gkritzalas Konstantinos, (Kostas) M.D. currently operates his practice at the Al Najat Medical Center in Kuwait, he boasts a bachelor’s degree for Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna in Italy, where he specialized in the Therapy of Locally Advanced Breast Tumors. He also carries in his pocket a master’s degree from the University of Ioanina based in Greece for Dermatology and Venerology, Esthetic Medicine and Wellness. Dr Konstantinos’ professional experience and skills are at expert level for classic and advanced facials, body and hair derma procedures for a wide variety of aesthetic treatments under local anesthesia and zero downtime. He also specializes in lipo aspiration, face contouring advanced methods, macrolane breast augmentation and gluteus augmentation, facial restoration using fillers, lasers, fat transfers, cellulite treatment under microsurgery with local anesthesia and chemical peels to name a few.
Dr Gkritzalas Konstantinos is at AMCSA 2019 on behalf of Ergon Medical | Aesthetic Solutions for their Love Cosmedical Range and will be showcasing the CelluLine Treatments and the UP Body and Face Filler procedures where he currently consults and trains on behalf of the for the beautiful Italian produced ranges. He is a worldwide medical trainer and lecturer for Marrlor int. AQUALYX (Trainer Middle east area); Ellanse filler at AQTIS Medical; Lipolaser, Quantas Laser Systems; K-Medix Company trainer in the Middle East; Laser Systems, Eufoton Laser Company; Mesotherapies and Antiaging Treatments, Abacosm; Marrlor int. AQUALYX; Love Cosmeticals trainer for the Middle East and far East and Europe and last but not least he is the trainer for the Cadaveric Course University of Athens.
Dr Konstantinos has been awarded best International Speaker Award in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and the Arabian Gulf.

Please feel free to come and chat to Dr Konstantinos at the Ergon Medical stand during your breaks for further information on his extensive experience, training and consultations.
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Yves Saban
Triple Certification: ENT, Facial Plastic, Maxillo-Facial Surgery

President of International Rhinoplasty Research Society (IRRS)
Chairman of European Academy FPS Surgical Anatomy Focus Group
Past Vice-President of French Facial Plastic Surgery Society
Honorary Gold Medal of Milano (It) Plastic Surgery Institute
French National Delegate to European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Member of European Academies: EAFPS, RSE

Courses and Congresses Foundator and Director
Director “Preservation Rhinoplasty Joint Meeting EAFPS/ABCPF – Nice Fr 2019
IRRS Rhinoplasty International Workshops (2014 -2017)
Dorsum Preservation in Primary Rhinoplasty Hands-On Course – Barcelona - Spain (2017)
Facial Aesthetic Dissection Course – Lausanne (CH) (2014- 2015- 2016- 2017)
Assises Nationales d’ORL (FR – 1991 up to 2017)
International Symposium “4M Head and Neck” – Monaco - Monte Carlo – 2007
International Symposium “The Nose: Aesthetics and Function” – Nice (Fr) – 2003
Advanced Course on Surgical Anatomy of Rhinoplasty -Nice (Fr) – (1990-1994)
Advanced Course on Surgical Anatomy of the Face and Neck - Nice (Fr) (1990-1994)
Books Editor
Preservation Rhinoplasty (Y. Saban, B. Cakir,R. Daniel, P. Palhazi) 01/2019
Anatomie du visage et du cou en chirurgie et cosmétologie – Elsevier Masson 2015
Atlas of Surgical Anatomy of the Face and Neck – SEE – Firenze Ed – 2009
Questions about Rhinoplasty – Monography – 2004
Rhinoplasties – Amplifon Monography n° 32 – 2002
Rhinoplasty and Additive Mentoplasty – OEMF Ed. – 1996
Atlas of Surgical Anatomy of the Face and Neck – Masson Ed – 1994
Author of 8 Chapters in Books (Oculoplastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasties)
International Invited Speaker and Live Surgery
International Congresses in European Countries, Russian Federation, Korea, Brazil, Algeria, Turkey, Iran; Hong Kong; Israel; USA
Main Topics: Rhinoplasties, Facial Anatomy, Facial Plastic Surgery
Author of many Scientific Articles in International Journals and Chapters in books
Main Interest
Facial anatomy, facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty
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Maria Vitale-Villarejo
María Vitale-Villarejo, M.D., is currently Dermatology Medical Director at Cantabria Labs, a Spanish-based pharmaceutical company specialized in dermatology and medical nutrition. After graduating in Dermatology from the University of Buenos Aires, she participated in internships at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Cleveland Clinic of Florida, before joining the medical staff at the Dermatology Department at the Hospital de Clínicas "José de San Martín", Buenos Aires. She is the author of numerous publications and is a regular speaker at international dermatology and medical congresses, specialising in acne, herpes, photoprotection, photoaging, and phototherapy. Dr. Vitale-Villarejo is a member of the AAD and SOCS (Skin of Color Society).
Fatima Bhabha
Dr. Fatima Bhabha.
Co-founder of Beauty & Curves, Cancer Survivor and Motivational Speaker.
As one of the leading aesthetic practitioners in South Africa, Dr Bhabha is a qualified
Medical Doctor having attained her MBBCH from the University of Witwatersrand. Her many degrees include DA(SA) and PPD in Pain and Sedation (UWC), and she is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the South African Association of Cosmetic Doctors. She holds a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the world renowned American Association of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) as well as a Diploma in Vaser Liposuction and specialises in Asian and African skins.
Dr Bhabha is also a panellist and head of the South African National Muslim Women’s Forum as well as the head of the CWF Cancer Care group.
Anjana Bhana
Dr Anjana Bhana
SADA Medal for Leadership 2005
Dental Student council President 2005
Maxillo Facial Department Research Award 2004
Advanced Diploma in Aesthettic Medicine ( Cum Laude) 2014)
Trained for Restylane , Genop ( perfectha) , PRF and Merz
International Speaker on PRF , PRP , FILLER , Botulinum Toxin and complications :
IMCAS Mumbai and IMCAS Paris
FACE UK 2018
FACDC , COSMEDICA AND AMCSA congresses since 2016
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Anastasia Botha
Dr Anastasia Botha has been active in the field of Aesthetic Medicine since 2006 and her expertise in dermal fillers and ability lead her to be named as a Restylane MasterClass member (when it was owned by Conquest surgical), as the representative for the dental fraternity. Her role as MasterClass member led her to also hold a position as Restylane Trainer, her injection technique and knowledge of facial anatomy learned through dentistry proving invaluable.In 2016 Dr Botha presented on fillers at an international congress in Canada for Prolleneum. In July 2018 Dr Botha also became an International trainer For Aptos threads.
I am extremely passionate about Aesthetic Medicine and very excited by this ever advancing field where I can offer my patients a wide range of aesthetic treatments to suit their needs with the latest in innovative and safe technology.
My aim is to enhance patients’ natural beauty, making them feel energized and more positive and confident about themselves. I offer tailor made solutions in a private setting where confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
I often help people with debilitating conditions such as extreme scarring, improving their appearance and helping them gain confidence.
Qualifications :
Dental degree from the University of Witwatersrand
Postgraduate diploma in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch
Masters degree in dentistry from the University of Witwatersrand (Graduated overall in the top 15% and awarded the Golden Key)
Diploma in business management from Damelin (Honours List and top student overall)
Postgraduate diploma in marketing from the IMM
Family life
Dr Anastasia is a mother of two busy girls and balances her life between her family and her aesthetic practice in Bedfordview .
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Johan Botha
Dr Johan Botha
ENT surgeon

After completing his specialist studies at the University of Stellenbosch, Dr Johan Botha entered private practice as an ENT surgeon in 1990 and built up a large and successful specialist practice. He has always had an interest in business and was an angel investor in a number of start-ups. The business that he is most proud of is Dermafrica, founded in 2005 and established in aesthetics in 2006. He is the founder and owner but his specific responsibility is to teach and train colleagues in Aptos thread-lifting methods. Dr Botha was the first APTOS certified trainer in SA and has successfully trained nearly 100 doctors in 12 months
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Natasha Chapman
Dr. Natasha Chapman is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetics. She completed her MBChB at Stellenbosch University in 1996 and worked as a GP in Cape Town. After moving to the UK in 1999, she worked in the field of psychiatry (psychiatric illnesses, eating disorders and addictions), before doing her aesthetic medical training in London. She returned to South Africa in 2007 and has practiced aesthetic medicine exclusively for over 12 years in South Africa. Her clinic, Aesthetics on 5th, is located in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Dr. Chapman has previously been a speaker at congresses and workshops, and regularly writes articles on various aesthetic procedures and techniques, teaches advanced injection techniques, and is a member of the Allergan Medical Institute and the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medical Society of South Africa.
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Jacques Cilliers
Dr Jacques Cilliers
B.Ch D(Stell) 2001
Dip Odont (Prosto) (UP) 2011
AAAM Certificate 2011
AAAM Diploma 2012
Progressive Orthodontics fixed orthodontics Diploma 2013 - McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry USA
Progressive Instructor 2017
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Alastair Clark
Dr Alastair Clark
M.B., B.Ch.., GPSI Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Clark was installed in October 2007 as one of twenty international Global Trainers to give instruction to doctors internationally.
He designs and delivers courses in the disciplines of filler volumisation, neuromuscular manipulation with botulinum neurotoxin, non-surgical thread lifts, IPL and laser, chemical peels, as well as physical treatments of the skin.
Dr Clark has presented and given live demonstrations at numerous international congresses in Europe, Asia and South Africa. He is currently the Head National Key Opinion Leader for Silhouette Soft of Sinclair Laboratories. He also served as International Key Opinion Leader and Trainer for Restylane.
Dr Clark has presented on the international stage for the following aesthetic companies:
Galderma, Restylane – Global International KOL
Silhouette Softlift – National Head KOL
Myoscience Iovera – National KOL
Genop Healthcare
Sinclair Medical
Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.
Filorga Laboratories
Syneron/Candela Medical Ltd.
Radiant Healthcare
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Natalie Cordeiro
Dr Natalie Cordeiro obtained her MBChB from Stellenbosch University in 2008. After working at Lentegeur Psychiatric hospital in 2011 she obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Mental health.
She has been practicing Aesthetics exclusively since 2012 and currently
practices in Fourways focusing on injectables, multimodal skin therapies as
well as medical weight loss programmes.
She has attended international congresses and presented at the local AMCSA congress Dr Cordeiro is a trainer/ presenter for Teoxane fillers and advanced injection techniques
Catherine Davies
Dr Catherine Davies Hair restoration practitioner, Melrose arch, Johannesburg Dr Catherine Davies is a proud mother of three children, and qualified as medical doctor, at the University of the Witswatersrand (1998) and holds an MBA from Henley University (2006) She has been focused on alopecia and hair restoration surgery since 2006, specialising in the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, with a special interest in eyebrow restoration and scar repair. She frequently lectures on hair loss and hair restoration techniques and is the author of "The Management of Hair Loss" for MIMS Handbook 2012. Prior to this she had 5 years experience in the corporate world at Novartis Pharma (PTY LTD), including the role of director and EXCO member. She currently sits on the board of the NGO Campaigning for Cancer and has previously served as a trustee of both the Organ Donor Foundation and Breast Health Foundation. Her primary passion is improving the lives and outcomes of children in Africa.
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Ernu De Villiers
Dr. Ernu de Villiers. Medical Degree completed in 2001 at the University of Stellenbosch, CPT, RSA. Dr E de Villiers is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. de Villiers has been practicing in the field of Minor Surgical and Aesthetic Medicine for the past 10 years and is currently a Trainer for both Allergan and Merz Aesthetics, as well as an international acknowleged Trainer for VASER LipoSculpture. Dr. de Villiers works as a Medical Practitioner at Circle Medical Centre, a Surgical-Medical Centre providing first class Surgical and Medical Procedures.
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Shahien Dollie
Dr Shahien Dollie
Dr Shahien Dollie, an UCT alumnus, completed his 2-year post graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine at Pretoria’s FPD campus. He has subsequently completed multiple hands on masterclasses and intense focussed sessions on facial anatomy, physiology, dermatological pathology, as well as numerous non-surgical Aesthetic procedures ranging from PLLA suspension sutures to synthetic hair implants. He is a co-founder and medical director at The Aesthetic Doctors. Dr Dollie enjoys local training, attending and presenting at both local and international aesthetic conferences and most recently has presented at 2018’s IMCAS World Congress in Paris and contributed to the IMCAS Academy. Furthermore, he has authored several aesthetic articles in the electronic and print media. Dr Dollie has a passion for education and is an active advocate for the practice of world class aesthetic medicine on South African shores.
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Rory Dower
Dr Rory Dower is an internationally trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and founder of Therapy Specialist Medical Spa.
After his formal training in South Africa, he completed an aesthetic fellowship at The London Clinic on Harley Street, and has travelled to centres in the USA and Germany to learn advanced techniques and surgical skills from some of the world’s most innovative plastic surgeons.
He has a special interest in the face (including the high SMAS face lift and rhinoplasty) Dr Dower lives in the beautiful Western Cape town of Somerset West, in South Africa.
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Frank Graewe
Prof Frank Graewe
Extraordinary Associate Professor
M.B.Ch.B., M.Med(Plast), FCS(SA), EBOPRAS,
Doctor of Medicine(TU Munich)

Professor Frank Graewe received his medical degree in Pretoria, South Africa in 1993 and specialized in Plastic Surgery at Stellenbosch University. As a young specialist he completed several fellowships in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery in Paris, France, and Dallas, USA. He then worked in the plastic surgery and craniofacial unit in Munich in Germany where he completed his dissertation on the management of cloverleaf skull. He worked as a plastic surgeon in private practice in Munich since 2004 and in 2006 he followed the calling to return to South Africa, where he was appointed chairman of the plastic surgery division at Stellenbosch University. His main fields of interest have been cosmetic surgery and craniofacial surgery until then. On his return to Cape Town Professor Graewe got involved in a busy breast clinic diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Since then he developed the division of Plastic Surgery into a centre of excellence for breast reconstruction based on a combined multidisciplinary platform and to a leading centre in microsurgery and free tissue transfer. This culminated in his integral role in the world’s first successful penile transplant that was performed at Tygerberg Hospital in December 2014. Professor Graewe frequently performs autologous fat transplantations and is a pioneer in the application of adipose derived stem cells in plastic surgery in the new and exciting field of regenerative surgery. In 2016 he decided to take up new challenges in an international career and to devote more time developing a private plastic surgery centre. He is still attached to the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stellenbosch University as an extraordinary Associate Professor and at the craniofacial unit at Tygerberg Hospital as a part-time pro bono consultant.
His philosophy follows a modern and holistic approach in aesthetic surgery and aesthetic medicine, all aimed to create and preserve an attractive and youthful look with the goal to improve his patients self-esteem, health and well-being. He believes in state of the art cosmetic and reconstructive procedures combined with effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments including the latest developments in regenerative medicine which is sometimes coined as the next revolution in Medicine.
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Chris Giezing
Dr Chris Giezing
He believes that aesthetic medicine should be an integration of art and medicine using this as a core principal, he trains extensively in botulinum toxin, fillers and thread lifting techniques. Into this he also incorporates a variety of skin enhancing treatments like chemical peels to underline the necessity of a balanced full-face approach.
He is a regular speaker at both local and international conferences and also writes for various publications in his chosen fields.
• One of the founder members of the AAMSSA as well as the Allergan Academy (Allergan Medical Institute), previously K.O.L for the Galderma filler portfolio, Princess (pdo) threads, Ipsen (Dysport®) and ZO cosmeceuticals.
• Director of the Medskills Training Academy, external independent training for doctors and dentists in Aesthetic products, procedures and treatments since 2017, previously Secrets of Youth of which he was also a trainer for 8 years.
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Portia Gumede
Dr Portia Gumede was born in Durban. Drawn by the love of medicine, she completed her medical degree (MBChB) at the University of Natal Medical School. Her passion for skin ignited her pursue to further study in the field of Aesthetic Medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and became Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine in 2018 and during the same period opened her private practice, Dr. P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre.
During this time, Dr. Gumede has broadened her skills to ensure that she becomes both a successful entrepreneur but also stays true to her medical roots and ensure that she establishes herself as a global leader in the field of Medical Aesthetics. She has already been offered the rare role of becoming one of a very few Globally Accredited Trainers for the Swiss brand, Galderma, and was recently a guest speaker at the Forbes Leading Women Summit Africa 2019. A dedicated, passionate and caring business woman who has no limitations as to how much one’s dreams can ultimately become a reality.
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Salome Gurgenidze
Dr Salome Gurgenidze (MD, Georgia), an HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa) registered General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine, is renowned for her ability to combine her medical knowledge with the practical experience she has built up over the years.
It was her passion for the Arts that made the field of medical aesthetics so attractive for Dr Gurgenidze. She has completed a number of training programs and diplomas in aesthetic medicine locally and internationally, including Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (Cum Laude). After completion of level1 and level 2 of American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and after successfully passing exams she has attained Board Certification with this prestigious academy. From the end of 2008 Dr Salome Gurgenidze has been practicing full time in Medical Aesthetics.
Dr Gurgenidze presents at and attends South African and International congresses and training courses to keep up with the latest trends in the field.
She is a member of AAMSSA.
Her special interest in psychology, the neurophysiology of facial expressions and behavioural science, helps Dr Gurgenidze work with her patients to achieve a fresh, natural look that enhances their natural beauty without losing their individuality and charm.
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Izolda Heydenrych
Dr. Izolda Heydenrych
Izolda is Director and co-founder of the Cape Town Cosmetic Dermatology Centre and currently in full–time private practice. Before specializing in Dermatology, she obtained a Diploma in Anaesthetics (SA College of Medicine) and Hons.B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine (University Stellenbosch).
Due to her passion for teaching, she holds an Honorary Consultant’s position at the University of Stellenbosch where she pioneered formal aesthetic training for qualified Dermatologists. This training has recently become a national initiative under the auspices of the SA Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She recently instituted the Dermatology Aesthetics Review Meetings (DARM) and formalized training for Dermatology registrars.
Publications during the past year include ‘Strategies for safe Aesthetic Practice‘ (corresponding author ) and ‘Patient factors influencing dermal filler complications: prevention, assessment and treatment’ which she co-authored with dr Koenraad de Boulle.
She lectures regularly both nationally and internationally and during 2015 has been on the faculty of the AMWC in Monte Carlo. World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver and the combined Dermatological Society of South Africa/SA Society for Dermatological Surgery (DSSA/SASDS ) Congress. In May 2016 she was a keynote speaker at the EADV in Athens.
Izolda is a local country mentor to the International Allergan Medical Aesthetics Academy, KOL for SkinCeuticals/L’Oreal and currently President-elect of the South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a founding and EXCO member of the Womens’ Dermatological Society for Africa.
Recently she started her own education company (HeyEd ), borne of the realization that in having structure there is freedom, but that in sharing structure, there is joy …
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Dr Veruschka Jose-Bryant
Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
Dr José-Bryant is a registered specialist Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is currently principal Specialist in Maxillo-Facial Surgery at Life Fourways Private Hospital, Director of the Centre for Facial Aesthetics and Implantology, and serves on the clinical advisory board as well as on the Board of Directors of Cure Day Hospital Fourways, Johannesburg. She has been a postgrad and undergrad lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Health Sciences from 2005 to 2010. She has a special interest in surgical and non-surgical facial aesthetics, as well as in medical law and ethics. Dr José-Bryant completed undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and was admitted as a Specialist Fellow of the College of Medicine of South Africa by examination in 2011. Dr José-Bryant additionally holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology from the University of Pretoria and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine. She completed Postgraduate Residency / Registrarship at Johannesburg Academic and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitasl - 2 of largest tertiary hospitals in the Southern Hemisphere. The intensive clinical experience in the extremes of cranio-maxillofacial surgery afforded by these institutions has informed her belief in the inherent value of faces and the importance of restoring form, function and dignity. It has laid the foundation of Dr José-Bryant’s philosophy on facial aesthetics, leading her to develop a multi-modal ‘Skin-To-Bone Approach©’ and ‘Whole-Face Concept©’ in assessing and treating aesthetic patients.
Declaration: Dr José-Bryant has no conflict of interest or affiliation with any product or corporate entity in the aesthetics industry.
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Nicole Kanaris
Dr Nicole Kanaris and her team at Med Aesthetique mix science and beauty to achieve natural, beautiful results. With a wealth of over IO years of experience in non- surgical facial rejuvenation, skin and body treatments, Dr K's exceptional knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and artistic eye sets her apart from the rest. Her focus is to promote patients being the best version of themselves.
By offering a wide range of treatments, the phenomenal staff at Med Aesthetique are able to treat a host of different conditions. She has a loyal client following, based on her subtle beautification methods and detailed, bespoke consultations .
Her team of advanced aesthetic therapists and nurses are trained both locally and internationally and are constantly updated on the latest trends in the aesthetic industry.
Dr K frequently attends training courses and aesthetic conferences internationally.
She believes that innovation is key.
She is a regular guest speaker on television and radio shows and has been featured in multiple online and print publications.
Dr Kanaris is the South African trainer for the
trademarked O-Shot and Vampire Procedures. She is passionate about regenerative medicine.
Dr Kanaris has her own mentorship program which helps many new aspiring doctors to get their clinics up and running.
She was recently chosen as a judge for the prestigious My Face My Body Awards in the USA (2018)
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Dr Hermann W Kluge qualified as a Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgeon from the University of Pretoria in 2006. His qualifications include BChD, DipOdont, MChD and FCMFOS. He currently holds the position of Senior Specialist in the Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery at Pretoria Academical Hospital. He is also in private practice at Kloof Medi-Clinic Hospital in Pretoria and shows a special interest in the fields of Facial Reconstruction, Head and Neck Oncology, Orthognatic Surgery and Implantology.
Dr Hermann W Kluge is a full member of the South African Society of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgeons, South African Society of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology.
Outside of a busy practice he is a founding member and involved with developing of the first Specialized Head and Neck Hospital in Africa.
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Barlodien Kotze
Dr Barlodien Kotzé obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B.) at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001, and in 2010 completed her Diploma in Sedation and Pain Control.
From an early age, Barlodien always wanted to help people, and so medicine was the natural career choice. But, while working she realised that aesthetics was also an art, and this spiked her passion further. She says, “I love seeing the joy on a patient’s face when they see the natural results that can be created. My aim with aesthetics is not to change my patients, but to make them feel like the best version of themselves. Only you can make yourself happy, so love who you are.”
Fittingly, Barlodien’s favourite quote is Dr Seuss’ saying, “today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you’er than you.”
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Janine Martins
Dr Janine Martins
BA Psych SW (Hons), MA, MSc, MBChB, PhD (Oxon), FRSPH, FASCPath

Dr Martins is a Medical Doctor and Psychologist, published author and speaker with 20 years professional experience in the health sector. She has a background in Public Health at the University of Oxford, researching the impact of nutrition in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and in Chemical Pathology at the National Health Laboratory Services, University of Pretoria. As a University lecturer and Clinical Teacher, Dr Martins presented at various conferences, winning awards for her research and teaching.

Dr Martins has an interest in Aesthetics & Integrative Medicine focusing on nutrition, women’s health, chronic diseases and anti-ageing. She developed an in-depth understanding of the biochemistry and pathophysiological basis of disease, as well as the psychosocial aspects of health, weight loss and ageing. Dr Martins is the Academic Director of the Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIM), that aims to educate and train doctors in the next generation of practicing medicine.
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Reza Mia
Dr. Reza Mia
MBBch, MBA, MscFin
Dr. Reza Mia is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Mia offers a range of minimally invasive aesthetic ant-aging treatments from his practice in Houghton, Johannesburg.
He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a medical degree in 2006 and further became a member of MENSA in 2013. Dr. Mia is also a proud member of The ‘Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa’.

Dr. Mia previously participated in a global study assessing the various injection techniques of Restylane’s SkinBooster dermal filler, making a tangible contribution to the field. He added to his list of accomplishments when he became the first doctor in South Africa to complete the Silhouette Soft advanced training course. Dr. Mia was recently given the esteemed honour of being appointed the Hyalual Key Opinion Leader for South Africa. Hyalual Switzerland is an innovative company specialising in scientific development, manufacture and service provision in the field of anti-ageing therapy, aesthetic medicine, rejuvenation, correction and restoration of the skin.
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Hilde D Miniggio
Dr HD Miniggio is a senior lecturer at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. She is currently in the third year of study of her PhD in Bioethics and Health Law at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Health Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery cum laude at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Europe. She has also completed a course in Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning, certified by Blackboard.
Her research interests include bioethics, ethical principles for laboratory medicine and basic oral sciences. She has published 17 articles in peer reviewed journals and has participated at several conference proceedings with oral presentations and poster presentations
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Sly Nedic
Dr. Sly Nedic MD (Bel)
Aesthetic and Anti-aging Practitioner
Board certified Anti-aging Diplomat - WOSAAM (World Organization Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
Preventative Genetics Diplomat - Academy Reunis, Luxemburg, Europe

Dr. Nedic is a founder of 8th Sense aesthetic clinic in Sandton where she combines Aesthetic with Anti-Aging Medicine, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Preventive Genetic testing, and Nutrigenetics.
She is an HPCSA registered MD and Allied health profession council registered Acupuncturist. Dr. Nedic is a member of numerous aesthetic and anti-aging societies as well advisory board member of Prime magazine (Anti-aging magazine- Europe), advisory board and faculty member of Academy Reunis, Luxemburg, A2 magazine and member of the anti-aging panel for Longevity magazine.
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Dr Alek Nikolic
Aesthetic Practitioner, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Alek Nikolic is an aesthetic medical practitioner and he has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for lecturing and training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is the Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa and is an appointed Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics.

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Debbie Norval
Dr Debbie Norval
MBBCh (Rand) Dip Pall Med (UK) M Phil Pall Med (UCT) Adv Dip Aesthetic Med (FPD)
After graduating as a doctor at Wits University in 1991, Dr Norval studied Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University in Wales and later obtained a
Masters in Philosophy from UCT. She has an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine through the Foundation for Professional Development. She is a board member of AAMSSA and sits on the Professionalism and Ethics committee for SAAHSP. She currently works in Aesthetic Medicine in Private Practice in Johannesburg.
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Deepa Pharboo
Dr Deepa Parbhoo graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2007 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.
In 2012,she graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (FPD Cum Laude). She is currently a member of AAMCSA.
(Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa).
Dr Deepa is an ultra-professional who provides personal service with a personal touch to all her patients who want to look as good as they
feel. As a qualified medical aesthetic doctor, she subscribes to the highest level of care and precision to deliver the best-desired results for
her patients to look good and feel better.
Her Aesthetic Medical practice offers minimally invasive procedures to the benefit of each individual patient who values looking young
and beautiful.
Treatments offered include Botulinum toxin injections, Fillers, Threads,DermaPen, Chemical Peels, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Pain Free Laser Hair Removal,
Sclerotherapy, IV infusion therapy.
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Tamara Pheiffer
Dr Tamara Pheiffer was quickly made aware of speed at which science is moving in the fields of functional and anti aging medicine. This became her passion. Her focus move to one of enhancing her patients to help them reach their full genetic potential. Stronger. Faster. Fitter. Smarter. Higher performance in all aspects.
Dr Pheiffer has since worked as in house medical expert for 2 of the top international nutraceutical companies where she was in the fortunate position of spending one-on-one intensive training with all of the international experts and speakers that the respective companies utilized for seminars and guidance. This fast tracked her education. Dr Pheiffer was also head hunted by South Africa’s largest listed Health and Wellness company to head up the American Anti Aging Academy in Africa.
She has lectured both nationally and internationally for billion dollar per annum companies as well as locally for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine and has been a key note speaker at Aesthetic Medical Congress of South Africa for 3 years and was the Chair of the scientific forum this year. Dr Pheiffer cohosts a radio health and wellness slot and authors a newsletter to other physicians around the country.
Dr Pheiffer has now furthered her specilisation beyond anti aging and integrative medicine and has focused and become a leader in Africa in medical biohacking and life extension and is implementing the focal protocol to make living to 200 and beyond a reality within our life time.
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Thys Pienaar
Dr Thys Pienaar
Aesthetics Clinician & Laser Dentist

Dr Thys is a seasoned professional with significant experience in the spectrum of Dentistry; General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Advanced Cerec, Skincare for Aesthetics, and particularly Lasers in Dentistry and Aesthetics. He is a leading practitioner at the Aesthetics Clinic, World of Faces. He is also a senior dentist at De Necker Dentistry, Melville. Dr Thys’ advanced training, education and use of lasers has produced radical achievements in his clinical results and hence, his passion for his work has sky-rocketed!

Qualifications include: B.Ch.D (Pret), PDD (Aesthetic Dentistry) (Stel), D.Odont (Oral Pathology) (Pret), Mastership Laser Dentistry (Aachen); Currently doing MSc. Laser Dentistry (Aachen
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Thomas Corné Postma
Judey Pretorius
Dr Judey is a highly accomplished Biochemical Scientist and product development specialist with substantial experience in the disciplines of acute, chronic and post-surgical wound healing, regenerative medicine, and cell therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology followed by her Ph.D. degree in in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug development and design. She recently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics.
Dr Judey gained extensive experience as a Research and Development Formulation Scientist. She was responsible for Scientific and Biomedical formulation of therapeutic products of premium brands in respective disciplines. Her contributions included cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device developments.
Dr Judey is the co-founder of Biomedical Emporium, a biotechnology company specialising in formulation of advanced biological products, cell culture processes and tissue engineering for advanced wound healing, and advisory on regenerative medicine. She has made unique formulation discoveries, which has a profound influence on the course of new developments in aesthetic and wound care treatment.
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Erich Raubenheimer
Biographical sketch: Erich Raubenheimer (MChD Oral Path, PhD, DSc)

Erich Raubenheimer established the Department of Oral Pathology at the then Medical University of South Africa in 1982 and was appointed as Head of the department until he resigned in 2016. He joined the Ampath Histopathology Laboratory as senior consultant and received extraordinary professorships at the Universities of Pretoria and the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium. He is presently involved in the rendering of a diagnostic head and neck pathology service and post graduate refresher courses to South African practitioners. Academic activities include post graduate supervision and research at KUL Leuven and the University of Pretoria . His active publication record, which generated a total of 141 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, now focusses on metabolic disease states affecting the human skeleton. Highlights in his career include the successful supervision of six PhD’s, invitations to deliver key note addresses at six international congresses and editorial invitations to prepare manuscripts and chapters for seven journals and textbooks. Erich is married to Claudia, who is an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist with international certification. They have 4 children: 3 sons and a daughter. His hobbies include research on the African elephant, a topic on which he has lectured both nationally and internationally.
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Hendrik C Roos
HC Roos
M.Med (Stell), FCS (SA) 1989
Fellow Craniofacial Centre Paris (France) 1991

Private Practice 1991 – 2004.
Contributed a chapter in a textbook on male aesthetic surgery (Author: Daniel Marchac)
Researched Skin Rejuvenation techniques. Inventor of the Nimue Skin Range of products
Inventor of the Thoclor Labs HOCl immune solution.
Coordinator of medical research into the application of HOCl in burns and wounds and how to optimize aesthetic procedures using HOCl.
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Zac Schabort
Aesthetic dentist to the stars, Dr Zak Schabort, founded The Cosmetic And Dental Emporium at the V&A Waterfront.

Dr Zak specialises in the field of aesthetic dentistry and has trained both locally and abroad. He is widely known for training medical doctors wishing to establish themselves in the aesthetic industry with cutting-edge aesthetic beauty techniques. Dr Zak also hosts the popular makeover TV show "Wraak My Mooi"

Dr Zak is more than just a cosmetic dentist and director. He aims to share his knowledge and research with the world by offering training sessions to other doctors via his training academy, public speaking and also writing.

In the words of Zak in regards to his practice, “I believe aesthetics lies in enhancing people, not creating them. I empower our practitioners with knowledge, and I teach natural outcomes so people can look their best. Importantly, the CDE doesn’t just treat, but rather educates people to make informed choices. So they may understand and reach their full potential”
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Tracey Garner
Dr Tracey is a GP with a passion for wellness, anti-ageing and aesthetics. She has been actively involved in the aesthetic industry since 2006 and practices in the beautiful town of Paarl. Her specific interest is using technical injecting to restore and enhance natural beauty, by addressing all the layers of the ageing face. Tracey is a member of the Allergan Medical Institute and enjoys sharing her knowledge with colleagues as well as regularly attending training with expert injectors both locally and internationally.
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Zeenit Sheikh
Dr Zeenit Sheikh qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008, practiced in the field of Psychiatry for 4 years, attained her Diploma in Mental Health, and then found her calling in the field of Medical Aesthetics. After qualifying cum laude with a post graduate diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (FPD, Pretoria) in 2014, she co-founded and became a director of an exclusive Aesthetic Clinic in her hometown, Nelspruit, South Africa. Dr Sheikh regularly attends various local and international courses and congresses, exploring the various facets of Aesthetic Medicine, training under experts in the field and thus uplifting the level of excellence in her practice. She is continually intrigued by the curious relationship and intricate interplay between one's external appearance/facial expression and the emotional centre and overall psyche of one's persona.
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Dr Riekie Smit
MBChB (UOFS). MSc Sports Medicine(Pret) Adv Dip Aesth Med (FPD)
Dr Riekie Smit
MBChB (UOFS). MSc Sports Medicine(Pret) Adv Dip Aesth Med (FPD)
Dr Smit has a private practice with two clinics in Pretoria, South Africa. Her focus of her practice is aesthetic and skin treatments. Dr Smit is the founder and ex-officio president of the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa, president member of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine and chairperson of the Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa. She is an international trainer on aesthetic medical subjects and a keen author of medical articles, journals and scientific publications. Her field of expertise includes skin rejuvenation, facial injectables (neuromodulators and fillers), Chemical peels, Mesotherapy, PRP, Lasers and LED. Dr Smit is the course developer for the officially recognized Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine in South Africa. She is also a faculty member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine training doctors in Asia, Africa, Europe and UAE. Dr Smit is a global KOL for various aesthetic medical and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.
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Sam Thandar
Principal Dentist and owner: Thinc Clinic, Rosebank
BDS (Wits) Ddont (Endo)
PDD Aesthetic Dentistry (Cum Laude)
D. Endodontics (Cum Laude)
Vice President – Digital Dentistry Society (DDS)

Dr. Thandar has a relentless passion for delivering excellence in dental science, dental health and dento-facial aesthetics which change the lives of his patients. His work is a delicate synergy between art, science and technology.

His practice in dentistry is focussed on ceramic smile makeovers and cosmetic reconstructions, the dental facelift, laser dentistry, advanced endodontics as well as immediate and restorative implants. Combined with heightened skill and integrity, Dr Thandar is today positioned as one of the country’s most sought-after luminaries in the field of aesthetic dentistry.

Dr Thandar is Vice President of the Digital Dentistry Society South Africa with associate membership with SADA (South African Dental Association) and HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa).
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Martina Van Der Mescht

Dr Martina van der Mescht is a medical and aesthetic physician in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, since 1989. She completed her studies at the University of the Free State in 1985, and then worked at the military hospital in Pretoria for 5 years, where she assisted well-known plastic surgeons. She started specialising in aesthetica in 1988, only to be one of the initial doctors in SA working with botox and fillers. Dr. van der Mescht focuses on aesthetic and anti-aging treatments. She is also a local country mentor(LCM) for Allergan Academy, as well as a member of the Aesthetic Medicine Society of SA. She has trained with world renowed specialists in aesthetic medicine, in all fields.

As a regular invited speaker and guest at international and local congresses, her field is vastly growing, which include Botulinum toxin and fillers, chemical peel, mesotherapy and laser therapy. Dr. van der Mescht is also one of the Head referring doctors whom is actively involved at the North West University Centre for Human Metabonomics, within the faculty of Natural Sciences, in respect of the research and testing of bio-transformation and hormones. She does numerous training sessions for doctors and consults all over Gauteng and the North West Province.
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Cobus van Niekerk
Dr Jacobus van Niekerk is a GP with a special Interest in Aesthetic Medicine and Ethics, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the current President of the AAMSSA (Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa). He graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1997, received his BSCMedScHons (Cum Laude) in Reproductive Biology from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001. He worked in the United Kingdom in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Intensive Care and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg in 2007 in Accident and Emergency Medicine. Dr Cobus serves on the Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA) Scientific Committee. Dr van Niekerk is a local and International speaker and completed the Advanced Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine (ADAM), Cum Laude. He is devoted to his fields of interest: Wellness, Aesthetics and Ethics.
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Gerhard Van Niekerk
Dr Gerhard van Niekerk is an Aesthetic Physician specialising in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology since 2006.

He focuses on three dimensional face and body enhancement and rejuvenation with a functional application.

Being a Key Opinion Leader, he lectures both nationally (South Africa) and internationally presenting at Congresses and tutoring at live Master classes.

Individual, natural enhancements and corrections with a multi-layered approach using various modalities, is his key focus during rejuvenation treatments.
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Rudie Van Vuuren
Dr Rudie van Vuuren qualified from Stellenbosch University in 1996 with a MBcHB degree He was involved with Khomas Medical Services from 2000-2012. He started practising aesthetic medicine in 2008 and currently works as an aesthetic practitioner at the dr. Marisa Venter Integrated Aesthetic Medicine Practise in Windhoek Namibia.
Courses attended
2008 – 2014 Botilinum Toxin practical courses (Beginners and Advanced) Dermal Fillers practical courses (Beginners and Advanced) Chemical Peeling practical training (Filorga & Neostrata) Mesotherapy training Sclerotherapy training Practical course in management of Obesity Ablative & Non-Ablative Laser and IPL therapy training (Theory and Practical) Mole Mapping training (Photo Finder) 2010 – 2012 Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-aging , Foundation for Professional Development.
Susan Vermeulen
 Dr. Susan Vermeulen is a dentist with special interest in aesthetic medicine. She qualified at the University of Pretoria and obtained a BchD in 1999. She was a session dentist at the University of Pretoria, guiding students to master their dental skills from 2010 -2017Dr.Vermeulen has a a post-graduate diploma in Paediatric Dentistry.She owns dental practice in Pretoria. She is the president of CDAFA(Cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetic society of South Africa.She attended numerous anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine courses on advanced treatment with Botulinium toxin type A and hyaluronic fillers.She also attended numerous workshops and aesthetic courses.She presented a talk at the Medical Aesthetic Congress on combination treatments for facial rejuvenation, combining different modalities and treatments for skin, volumising the face and neurotoxins.She presented talks at the Facial aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry congress in 2016 and 2017.She believes that continual education is of the utmost importance.She trained medical and dental practitioners with neuromodulators and fillers for different pharmaceutical companies in 2015- 2018.She organized the Facial aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry Congress 2016,2017.She organized the International dentistry medical and aesthetic show of Africa 2018
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Michelle Westcott
Dr Michelle Westcott. MB.BCh (Wits)
Adv. Dip. Aesthetic Medicine. (FPD)
Dr Michelle Westcott is a GP with a special interest in aesthetic medicine
and has been practicing in the field of Aesthetic Medicine since 2006. Currently
in private practice in the coastal towns of Ballito & Southbroom in
KZN. Dr Westcott has a unique interest and passion for facial skin rejuvenation
procedures that improve skin quality and skin health. She is committed
to raise the profile and safety of aesthetic medicine, and helping to
establish standards of safety and effective practice through excellence in
training. She is an Executive Committee member AAMSSA, KOL for
Genop Health & Co-director of the Society of Mesotherapy of South Africa.
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Nerina Wilkinson
Dr Nerina Wilkinson
Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon,
Dr Nerina Wilkinson is a Plastic surgeon practicing from the holistic Antiageing Renaissance Body Science Institute in Cape Town. She is a member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an Exco member of the Aesthetic and Anti-aging medicine assosiation of SA. She is a lecturer and trainer for the Aesthetic Medical Academy and presents scientific papers at congresses and publishes in health related magazines.
Dr Wilkinson has a major interest in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, closely integrating surgical with other non-invasive procedures
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Roxanne Ashkar
Roxanne Ashkar is a qualified Physiotherapist. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg, graduating in 2004, where she was awarded the Jo Beenhakker award for the student with the best results in
Physiotherapy 3.
In 2005 she completed her complusory year of service at Mofolo clinic, whilst also completing the Post Graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists Course.
In 2007 Roxanne opened her own private practice and has been working as a Physiotherapist for over 13 years. Her special interests include manual therapy in the treatment of headaches, spinal pain & TMJ dysfunction, dry needling, craniosacral therapy and yoga-based rehabilitation.
More recently Roxanne has collaborated with Medical Aesthetics practice Anti-Aging Art. Combinations include utilising various electrotherapy modalities and electrical stimulation devices as well as hands on fascial techniques to improve the outcomes of patients seeking aesthetic treatment.
In 2017 Roxanne went to AMEC in Monaco to present the results of their pilot study explaining the beneficial effects of including Therapeutic Ultrasound with Redermalization Therapy. A follow up presentation was also given at AMCSA in 2018 together with Dr Reza Mia of Anti-Aging Art.
Roxanne continues to keep updated with the latest knowledge and skills relating to physiotherapy, by doing regular post-graduate courses. She is registered with the South African Society of Physiotherapists (SASP) as well as the Health Professions Council (HPCSA).
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Andre Burger
André Burger - M Com; B Eng(Hons); B Eng; Dip Cos Sci.
André Burger, born 7 February 1959, is a qualified engineer from RAU and UP with a MBA. He has a passion to understand the relationship of the skin in today’s changing environment.
André has been involved in the Cosmetic industry for years through working with Professor Aubrey Parsons in the formulation of products. His passion is sunscreens, understanding how filters & ingredients can contribute to the protection of the skin from the sun’s and technology’s damaging ray’s. He does sunscreen formulations for SUN SKIN and on a contract basis for doctors and dermatologist for the past eight years.
To build his knowledge, he completed the Cosmetic Chemistry Diploma and was a member of the SA Sunscreen Working group in SA, to set new sunscreen testing standards. AMCSA and the Dermatological Congress provide an avenue to interact with the Medical profession on the current needs in the market and to build relationships with doctors. He believes in integrating different spheres of information to be able to assimilate a basis to link professions in a complete picture that he gladly shares.
Sonette Donker
Sonette is a qualified professional skincare therapist and has worked in the professional skincare industry for 24 years. She has travelled the world presenting at congresses, press events and medical conferences. Passionate about the skin, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with aesthetic skin therapists, doctors and beauty editors. She owns her own skin studio and consulting business, Skin iD.
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Kathryn Malherbe
Kathryn Malherbe:
Currently works at a dedicated women’s wellness center in Montana Park and is pursuing her PhD in Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Anatomy.
Avid researcher in the field of diagnostic imaging, currently pursuing research in the field of elastography and high frequency ultrasound for use in aesthetic medicine as well as developing a software algorithm for targeted diagnosis of Lobular Carcinoma of the breast.
Proactive in breast cancer awareness, is director and founder of local Breast Cancer Support Pretoria NPO which strives to narrow the gap between diagnostic and therapeutic improve patient support and wellbeing.
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Janine Thomson
Janine Thomson has celebrated 26 years of owning, managing and working in her own Skin Care Practice in Randpark Ridge where she has evolved with the many changes in the aesthetic industry since 1992
Janine has previously lectured at University of Johannesburg, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Central University of Technology. She has created curriculum on the Recognition and Removal of Minor Skin lesions for the Somatology students and has CPD approved short courses that are approved by SAAHSP and the Wits Consortium of Health.
Janine was appointed sole distributor and trainer for Lamprobe in Southern Africa 11 years ago and has had the privilege of working with Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Ophthalmologists and Aesthetic Doctors to develop new non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for all doctors on all Skin types to create smooth, flawless healthy skin in Southern Africa.
Other comprehensive courses that Janine presents, that have also been approved by SAAHSP for the Somatologists, include Advanced Somatology and Micro Needling.
Janine continues to empower herself with knowledge to make the difference and pay it forward.
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Diana van Sittert
Diana van Sittert, current Head of Education and Business development, started her21 year career after her 3 year Somatology diploma at Potchefstroom academy, as a Somatologist. Her passion soon started developing with the realisation that she wanted to uplift and upskill the beauty industry by influencing the way in which therapists viewed retail sales. She practised her skill prior to changing her focus to education in the rolls of Sales representative, Area Manager, Business developer in Australia and South Africa, Sales manager for salon and medical equipment and eventually Trainer and training manager of various brands such as Placecol, Ahava, Salonquip, Nimue, Dermalogica and now pHformula. She further more had her hand in the development of various brands, being requested as subject matter expert on various levels and social media influencer. Medical aesthetics is now her focus and area of influence. Her creative outlook insured a unique approach to skin care, skin analysis, consumer relations and skin improvement solutions. Today she has educated, motivated and influenced over 25 000 beauty therapists, skin specalists, aesthetic doctors, buisness owners and international distributors.