Speakers | Cosmedica SA
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Welcome | Cosmedica 2019 Speakers

Dr Anushka Reddy | Scientific Chair

Graduated from Wits University in South Africa in 1997 and has been in the medical profession for 20 years, including fifteen years of cosmetic dermatology practice where she has performed more than 10 000 aesthetic procedures. She is the owner of Medi-Sculpt Clinic which specialises in non-surgical cosmetic treatments for the face and minimally invasive procedures for the body. She is also founding member and Scientific Chair of COSMEDICA, The Cosmetic Medicine Congress of SA, and the President of the South African Association of Cosmetic Doctors.

Dr Anjana Bhana | Aesthetic Dentist

Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005, taking the SADA Medal for leadership (for her role as Dental Student Council President as well as other leadership roles) as well as The Maxillo Facial Department’s Research award for her study on Rhinocerebral Mucomycosis in a Ketoacidotic Diabetic.

She is currently a trainer for the Restylane range of tissue fillers. She has also completed a ‘train the trainer’ masterclass with Dr Fredrik Berne, a world-renowned Swedish Plastic Surgeon. Dr Anjana has completed the the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction.

Dr Veruschka José-Bryant | Specialist Maxillo-Facial Surgeon

Board 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 in Fourways, Johannesburg.


She has been a postgrad and undergrad lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Health Sciences from 2005 to 2010.

Dr Brian Monaisa

Dr Brian Monaisa | Plastic Surgeon

Obtained his MBCHB at the University of Cape Town and recently completed his MMED with the University of Witwatersrand, with his research strongly focused on breast reduction – which won him the Bert Myburgh Award.


Prior to being a Fellow of the College of Plastic Surgeons, he worked in various units at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (CHBH), including Paediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Colorectal and Endocrine units and conducted numerous plastic surgeries.


Prior to CHBH, he consulted at the North West Department of Health on HIV Prevention strategies.

Dr Nicole Kanaris | Aesthetic Doctor

Her team at Med Aesthetique mix science and beauty to achieve natural, beautiful results. With a wealth of over 10 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.


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.


Prior to CHBH, he consulted at the North West Department of Health on HIV Prevention strategies.

Dr Shahien Dollie | Aesthetic Doctor

MD. Medical Aesthetics. Both a University of Cape Town and FPD (Pretoria) alumnus, Dr Dollie has completed multiple hands on intense focussed sessions on facial anatomy, physiology, dermatological pathology, as well as numerous masterclasses on 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 in Nelspruit, South Africa. Dr Dollie enjoys local training in South Africa, attending and presenting at both local and international aesthetic conferences.

Dr Pholile Mpofu | Dermatologist

Studied at the Medical University of Southern Africa (“Medunsa”) where she read and successfully completed her medical degree. She was not content with becoming a General Medical Practitioner and subsequently registered at the College of Medicine of South Africa of which she is now a fellow, as the first Black woman Dermatologist.


She has set up her main practice at Laserderm in Morningside and Lister Building in the heart of Johannesburg while also providing pro bono medical services at the Johannesburg General Hospital.

Dr Kamlen Pillay | Reconstructive Surgeon

Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon, based in Cape Town and Europe. He is a Fellow of the College of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and holds qualifications and memberships in both the USA and Europe.


Dr Pillay gained vast surgical experience in the disciplines of Orthopaedics, General & Plastic Surgery before his residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Cape Town. His passion for plastic surgery led him to the USA where he obtained his diploma in aesthetic medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Marc Röscher | Dermatologist

Qualified in Medicine at the University of Pretoria. Postgraduate specialist training in Dermatology was also completed at the University of Pretoria 2000. He completed post graduate masters training courses in Dermatological Surgery (University of Newcastle,UK) and Photodynamic Therapy (Nashville, Tennessee, USA).


Dr Röscher has been practicing at the Umhlanga Skin Centre Specialist Laser Clinic since 2000. He is currently Director Dermatological Surgery, Dept Dermatology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban where he teaches dermatological surgery.

Dr Raj Acquilla | Cosmetic Physician

UK Ambassador and Global Key Opinion Leader in Facial Medical Aesthetics. He has over 15 years experience in Cosmetic Dermatology and now has an enviable reputation as one of the world’s top injectors having performed over 50,000 Botox and filler procedures and instructed elite doctors in every continent around the world.

He is an expert in medical aesthetics, facial contouring, volume replacement, Dermatological surgery including facial skin cancer and undergraduate / postgraduate clinical education. He runs busy private clinics in Cheshire, London and Ibiza in addition to his own Facial Aesthetic Academy where he is a recognised Masterclass Trainer using the latest and most innovative facial rejuvenation techniques from demonstrating all around the globe.

Dr Ash Labib | Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

An Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, a leading cosmetic specialist, and the owner and founder of AL Aesthetics.

During his career as a surgeon for 24 years at the NHS, he sub specialised in Rhinology and Rhinoplasty. Over the last 5 years he co-pioneered the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure (the 15 minute nose job). Mr Labib now teaches, lectures and trains fellow injectors about the safe technique in injecting noses.

Mr Labib is also an International Ambassador for Allergen, and in this role he delivers training on advanced facial aesthetics both nationally and globally. He also takes part in clinical research and audits.

Nurse Julie Horne

Registered Nurse from Sweden, working in Norway since 2009. Julie has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and has worked as a nurse for 13 years. She has previously worked in cardiac surgery for children and adults at Rikshospitalet.


Julie is a co-owner of one of Norways most successful cosmetic clinics;  Eger Skin Clinic in Oslo, where she performs all indications within Restylane and azzalure.


Her main topic/ indication as a trainer for Galderma is lips, but she has also done trainings regarding the Restylane portfolio. She is sharing her unique and world- known lip techniques both in the Nordics as internationally. She launched her signature treatment Restylane Keyhole lips in 2017, and has since then developed a huge fan-base both amongst fellow practitioners in Norway and abroad, but also amongst customers and potential customers throughout the world.


In 2018 she participated in the LMT meeting in Uppsala with great success. She did a roadshow in Australia covering all cities there, and has done three roadshows for Galderma Nordic. She has been invited to join the Galderma Global Nurse Faculty in 2019. Julie has her own training academy at Eger Skin Clinic, teaching practitioners from all over the world within the Restylane portfolio and how she uses Restylane for lips. During 2019 she will devote more of her time training for Galderma, mainly internationally, but also in Scandinavia.

Dr Lee Walker

Dr Lee Walker is director and clinical lead at multi-award winning BCity clinics, Liverpool.

As part of his commitment to medical safety, Dr Walker is also on the expert panel for the Aesthetic Complications group UK (ACE) to provide guidance and advice on complications related to non-surgical treatments. He also sits on the expert advisory board of ‘Save Face’ a United


Kingdom professional standards registered body responsible for setting industry safety recommendations.


Dr Lee Walker is an official Teoxane country expert UK and global key opinion leader. Dr Walker sits on the United Kingdom Teoxane steering committee to advise on Medical Education best practices. He also is a faculty lecturer in clinical education for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.


Dr Walker has published various expert opinions, scientific editorial and case studies to medical journals and has been appointed an official clinical contributor to the popular ‘Aesthetics’ journal.


In 2016 and 2017, Dr Lee Walker was highly commended as ‘Doctor of the Year’ for the United Kingdom for his commitment to safety in the aesthetic industry. Dr Walker has been awarded memberships to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in both Glasgow and England


Dr Lee Walker | BCity Clinics | BDS MFDS RCPSG MJDF RCS ENG PgA cert Clin Ed | United Kingdom

Dr Alexander Bader

Dr Bader is an internationally renowned specialist OB&GYN and Cosmetic Gynaecologist who pioneered cosmetic vaginal surgery (CVS) in Europe. Following training and Fellowships in Los Angeles and New Jersey, USA with the most innovative surgeons in the fields of cosmetic surgery and gynaecology, Dr Bader returned to Europe and became the first doctor in the continent to practice exclusively Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery. Dr Bader is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynaecologists (AAOCG), and the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISG).


He is regularly invited to lecture and teach at international meetings in cosmetic surgery. His exclusive involvement with reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery for the last decade affords him the opportunity to deal with a large volume of interesting and complex cases on a daily basis. Dr. Bader is conducting frequently Hands On training courses and form the position of the president of The European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology “ESAG”, he is leading a big number of enthusiastic doctors from all over the world who want be positively involved with this innovative field. Dr Bader is the director of HB Health Cosmetic Gynaecology Center in London-UK, director and founder of Keep Femina Medical Center of Athens, Athens. He divides his time between Athens, London, and Dubai, where he is visiting surgeon at Aesthetica Clinics group and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH)