Dr Zack Ally graduated from Brighton & Sussex Medical School and completed an intercalated Bachelor of Sciences with Upper-Class Honours in Surgery and Anaesthesia at Imperial College London.
His academic achievements include a medical student prize with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the International Congress of Medical Sciences (ISCOMS). He has published in the British Journal of Surgery and has written textbooks for medical students.
Dr Ally is the Founder and Medical Director of Derma Medical, he is an experienced and skilled Aesthetic Doctor, International Trainer and Speaker. He has had experience working for some of the country’s largest corporates in Harley Street, London and the UK, including The Harley Medical Group and Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group.
Dr Zack Ally trains medical professionals in aesthetic medicine throughout the world. Derma Medical now has regular training academies in the UK, Dubai, Australia, Sweden and Portugal. He is also a recognised International speaker presenting live demonstrations at some of the large Industry conferences.
Being at the forefront of Aesthetic Medicine training regulations, Dr Ally is a member of BCAM (British College of Aesthetic Medicine) who has also awarded accreditation for Derma Medicals landmark-based aesthetic training curriculum. Accreditation has also been awarded from ‘Industry Qualifications’ for the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine.
In 2016 Dr Ally was shortlisted as a finalist for ACW’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award. He is also an honorary Committee member of the APHTOF – Portuguese Association of Orofacial Therapy and Harmonization who help provide regulation and guidance to medical and dental professionals in Portugal.
Dr Sanah Qasem is a full-time NHS Doctor and Aesthetic injector performing the latest basic and advanced neurotoxin (Botox), Dermal filler treatments, Silhoutte one stitch face lifts, chemical skin peels/rejuvenating therapies and intralipotherapy body sculpting treatments. She divides her aesthetic work between busy clinics in Harley Street and Euston in London and working for the UK’s leading Aesthetic company – Transform Medical Group. Dr Qasem is also board member of Teoxane’s Educational Steering Committee – an organisation committed to raising standards of training and education in cosmetic injectables and safety in practice worldwide.She is also a Medical Advisory board member for the aesthetic production company – Intraline.
Dr Qasem graduated from medical school with distinctions and has been awarded prizes for academic and clinical excellence, as well receiving merits for Teaching and Leadership. Alongside this, she has been chosen twice as the Teaching lead for trainee doctors across trusts in South East England. It is her experience in clinical education with her knowledge and passion for Aesthetic medicine that has led her to becoming non surgical trainer at Derma Medical.
Dr Qasem is a talented injector, using her individual techniques and developing landmarks to teach the latest techniques in as many as 18 different commonly requested treatments. Her honest and quality-driven approach with her attention to detail sets her apart as a practitioner in this field.
Anne Marie has a wealth of knowledge of the Aesthetic Industry. Having worked for one of the UK’s largest providers for over a decade her experience is second to none in this field.
Her past positions include a wide breadth of multifunctional senior roles where she has been accountable for the formation, management and growth of the non surgical business. Responsible for overseeing the day to day non surgical function of 25 clinics, she specialises in new Clinics openings, recruitment and training of Clinic Staff, and of course extensive product knowledge. She also has a creative marketing flair which has proved invaluable in the past to promote non surgical products and treatments.
Anne Marie also managed a very successful large flagship Clinic and therefore fully understands the importance of the ‘patient journey’, including consultations, managing the patients expectations, following best practice and overseeing patient aftercare. She believes her ‘hands on’ approach’ has always been the key to her success.
She has attended many conferences and training sessions both in the UK and abroad and as a result has extensive contacts within the Industry.
She is happy to share her knowledge and advise and support delegates considering starting their own business or indeed applying to one of the larger corporates.
Mike Sherwood oversees all training, model and clinic bookings in the UK and internationally and manages our team of training and clinic administrators who handle all customer-facing enquiries. Mike also has responsibility for all marketing activities internationally and manages our websites, marketing campaigns and social media. Mike joined Derma Medical at our launch and has focussed on developing the brand and growing our customer base worldwide. In 2019, Mike developed and launched our Digital Marketing for Aesthetic Professionals course which he now teaches regularly in London.
Mike has spent the last 15 years working in sales and marketing and previously ran his own technology recruitment firm for 5 years before finding his calling in marketing. He is passionate about using technology and the Internet to promote businesses so that they can realise their full potential.
Maria has worked within the flagship Clinic of the largest UK Corporate Aesthetic Chains for the last 12 years, initially as Office Manager and then progressed to the Non Surgical Manager.
During her time spent as Office Manager she introduced and executed many new systems and procedures which lead to the slick operation of a very successful Clinic.
As Non Surgical Manager she achieved a high level of retention which was down to her customer care, product knowledge and passion for the industry.
Maria has worked with key Doctors and Dermatologists within the industry who have contributed to her vast knowledge of treatments and procedures.
Poppy Carter helps to co-ordinate training days and the clinics for cosmetic models. She answers incoming email and phone enquiries and also helps to manage our social media pages and website. Poppy is always on hand to deal with enquiries. So please don’t hesitate to drop her a line with any questions.
Alice handles enquiries from training delegates and books in patients and cosmetic models for our clinics and training days. She assists with answering emails, messages and phone enquiries on a daily basis. Alice previously worked as front of house for a large UK chain of health spas and takes pride in providing a great service.
Jess handles the bookings for patients in our clinic, cosmetic models and training delegates for our training days. She answers phone enquires, incoming emails and social media messages. Jess is always happy to help, so don’t hesitate to drop her line with any questions.
Alyce handles the bookings for patients in our clinic, cosmetic models, and training delegates for our training days. She assists with answering emails, messages, and phone inquiries on a daily basis.
Alyce also works in insurance so has great attention to detail and is always happy to help and go the extra mile so don’t hesitate to drop her line with any questions.
Ann is a motivated and well organised Administrator, having over 25 years’ experience working in various office roles, mainly within the financial sector. Ann will be supporting the team, on a part-time basis, with the administration of the training days and clinics.
Natalie handles the Australian enquiries from delegates and models. She assists with answering emails, messages and phone enquiries on a daily basis.
Natalie is a Nurse and has worked as a cosmetic injector. She has experience in consulting, treating and educating clients regarding aesthetic medicine and after care advice. Natalie also has a history of working in Specialist Medical administration.
UK Training Team
Dr Amrit Thiara graduated MBchB with Distinction from Keele Medical School. He currently works as a full-time NHS doctor in Warwickshire specialising in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.
Amrit is a fully qualified aesthetic doctor and completed all his training in Basic, Advanced and Masterclass techniques with Derma Medical.
He has since founded Tiara Aesthetics, and runs clinics across the Midlands. Amrit is very keen on teaching and training, his excellent communication skills and calm approach ensures delegates feel both knowledgeable and confident in all aspects of aesthetic medicine.
Dr Chike Emeagi MBBS MRCS MBA PGCert (Aes Med), obtained his Medical Degree from St Bartholomew’s and The London Hospitals School of Medicine and Dentistry. He also holds a Business Degree from Imperial Business School.
Dr Emeagi started his clinical career in Surgery with his training covering General Surgery, Burn’s Trauma Intensive Care, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was an Anatomy Demonstrator to Medical Students at Cambridge University for 6 months and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).
He is a fully qualified and experienced Aesthetic Doctor, and has completed Advanced and Masterclass training in Aesthetic Facial Rejuvenation Techniques and Essential Skin Health Therapies. He has a broad based Aesthetic experience having worked within the Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group as well as Destination Skin.
Dr Emeagi is currently pursuing a Masters (MSc) in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, where his areas of interest include natural facial contouring and volume replacement procedures especially non-surgical face-lift techniques.
Dr Rami Khalil is a graduate of the University of Liverpool Medical school. He has worked as an NHS Doctor in the North Central Thames deanery as well as travelling overseas to provide medical aid at various refugee camps worldwide.
He is an experienced aesthetic practitioner who holds certification in basic, advanced and even masterclass techniques. After completing his training he began providing successful mobile aesthetic services and has generated a large following of clients particularly in Essex and East London. In 2017 he will be spreading his practice to West London where he has a brand new state of the art clinic opening.
Dr Rami has been a key contributor to Derma Medical from our origins as a clinical co-ordinator and teaching assistant. He functions as a designated medical prescriber for non-prescriber delegates and utilises his experience and friendly nature to ensure that all our delegates and models have the best training experience every time.
Dr Mark Holmes is a full time aesthetic and anti-aging doctor based at The Mcindoe Centre in East Grinstead.
He is a former plastic surgery registrar and has been in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years.
He is on the International Advisory Board for Neogen Plasma Skin Regeneration and is actively involved in research.
Mark has been using threads for over 5 years and devised the techniques taught on this course to give maximum results with minimum discomfort and downtime.
Dr Luke Conway is a trainee in burns and plastic surgery currently working at Whiston hospital in Liverpool. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with his degree in medicine and surgery alongside a research masters. Luke is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).
Luke has completed all derma medical courses and practices aesthetics alongside his NHS work. He regularly performs all techniques at thriving clinics in the Merseyside region”
Luke is an extremely keen teacher, having been the educational lead for the local medical school surgical association in previous years. With aesthetic procedures, he enjoys demonstrating the practical aspects of injecting and guiding course delegates to achieve the best possible results.
Dr Kam Lally graduated in Medicine from the University of Oxford and went on to complete an academic post with an Honorary Lectureship at the University of Leicester. He then went on to train as a GP and currently practices in the Midlands. He is also the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Education and Communication Lead for the East Midlands.
He has been working as an Aesthetic Doctor for several years and is skilled in advanced procedures using botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. He prides himself on his thorough approach focussing on attention to detail and clear communication.”
Dr Emma Sloan graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical school in 2009. She practices as a GP on the south coast. Dr sloan divides her NHS work between general practice and urgent care. She is currently doing a masters in leadership.
Dr Sloan has been working as an Aesthetics doctor for 5 years and works for an aesthetics clinic by the sea. She enjoys consulting and prides herself on her creative aesthetic eye.
Dr Chris Rennie MBBCh, MRCS (Eng), is a graduate of The University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff University) and has 12 years experience in hospital medicine and surgery, including General Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat, Burns & Plastics reconstructive surgery and 8 years of specialist registrar training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. He has worked at major teaching hospitals, major trauma centres and tertiary referral centres in Wales and the South of England.
He has worked in the aesthetics industry for 6 years in the Hampshire and Sussex area, having attained foundation, advanced and Masterclass level aesthetics training with Derma Medical (and other training providers) in the UK.
As a keen sharer of knowledge and experience, he thrives on being in a teaching environment and engaging with like-minded people looking to embark on their own aesthetics journey. He believes in providing general advice and support to all, whatever their level of background training and experience.
Dr Harriet Turnbull graduated with honours from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2014 before moving to London for specialty training, gaining experience in A&E, surgery and acute medicine. She is now completing her training to become a General Practitioner in South West London.
Dr Harriet has completed advanced and masterclass training in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers and practices aesthetic medicine at Meliór clinic on Harley Street. She is a passionate teacher and focuses on building confidence in practitioners new the field of aesthetics.
Dr Rebecca has been a qualified medical doctor since 2007 having specialised in anaesthetics, and has been qualified in delivering aesthetic treatments since 2013. She has completed advanced and masterclass training and has her own private clinic in a discreet location in Ferring, West Sussex.
Before joining the Derma Medical team she was a non-surgical trainer at the Royal College of GPs in London, sharing her skills and expertise with doctors and dentists who wish to embark on a career within facial aesthetics. Dr Rebecca is an associate member of BCAM and a registered practitioner with ACE, the Aesthetics Complication Expert group.
She is passionate about good skin care from the inside out, and has a keen aesthetic eye, specialising in natural results on people.
Dr Lauren Hamilton graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2012 and more recently has obtained a MSc in Medical Education (Merit) from UCL. She works as an NHS doctor in the field of surgery. Since medical school, she has had a keen interest in aesthetics and now works as a non-surgical trainer in London for Derma Medical. Dr Lauren has undertaken training, offered by Derma Medical, in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, basic through to masterclass level, and practices as an aesthetic doctor in London.
Dr Chirag Patel qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 2006 and has been performing aesthetic procedures since 2008. He holds a diploma in clinical dermatology and currently works as GP with a special interest in dermatology and skin surgery for the NHS. He enjoys teaching, holds a PGCert in medical education and is a GP trainer.
He is the director of DR SKIN, a cosmetic clinic in Leicester where he particularly enjoys helping clients with scarring and pigmentation disorders to achieve normal skin.
He recognises that the NHS is limited in what it can offer to patients with many disfiguring skin conditions and uses various non-conventional treatments in his clinic to help these clients regain their confidence.
He is constantly striving to develop techniques to produce a more natural look with aesthetic treatments and he will often combine various modalities such as botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, plasma skin tightening, micro-needling, PRP, chemical peels and skin surgery to achieve that. He is also one of very few doctors in the UK who uses platelet rich plasma for genital and sexual rejuvenation.
Rebecca graduated from Hull York Medical School in 2011 and works part-time as a GP. She set up her own aesthetics business in 2014 and offers advanced aesthetic treatments in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk.
Rebecca has a passion for making people feel better and has developed an artistic eye for improving facial aesthetics.
She is currently completing her Level 7 through Derma Medical and has achieved excellent status with SaveFace.
Dr Baldeep Farmah graduated with an MBBS from St Matthew’s University and has been working for the NHS for over 10 years. He currently works as a part-time doctor with the NHS in Worcestershire, specialising as a Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Baldeep Farmah has been involved in various training, teaching, health publications, and research projects during his service for the NHS.
Dr Baldeep Farmah is also a fully qualified aesthetic doctor who has completed all his training in Basic, Advanced and Masterclass techniques with the elite Derma Medical Training Academy and is skilled in Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers).
Dr Baldeep Farmah’s passion and commitment for education has enabled him to remain keen on constantly learning, therefore, making him astutely knowledgeable.
Whilst working for the NHS part-time, Dr Baldeep Farmah is also Medical Director of Dr Aesthetica, an aesthetic and advanced skincare clinic. This company has grown from a small room into a large clinic and is based in south Birmingham.
Dr Pooja Patel graduated from University College London after having completed her MBBS and a BSc in Medical Neuroscience. She more recently was awarded a Distinction for a PGCert in Aesthetic Medicine and continues to strive for academic excellence by regularly publishing work in international journals and conferences.
She is currently working as a clinical fellow in Dermatology, to further her knowledge and expertise in skincare and facial aesthetics, as well as completing a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Medicine alongside her NHS commitments.
She is fully qualified in all levels of injectable techniques, which she first learnt with Derma Medical, and now runs her own successful clinic, RISE Aesthetics, in the heart of St Johns Wood. She is passionate about helping patients achieve transformative results offering in-depth skincare consultations, Alumier Md chemical peels, Botox, dermal fillers and liquid facelifts.
Dr Patel aims to support safe and expert practice within the Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology arena and is registered with the British Association of cosmetic Dermatologists and The Aesthetic Complications Expert Group.
Dr. Maya Shahsavari is a UK based Surgical Doctor with a particular interest in Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery. As a General Medical Council registered doctor and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, she has experienced hands and artistic eyes with your best interest at heart.
She is also a formally trained and registered cosmetic doctor; providing you with the most popular celebrity inspired treatments, using the highest quality products on the market, in a luxury London based clinic.
Dr Maya Shahsavari has developed and trains Derma Medical’s PDO Thread Lift Training Course.
Devan has been practising medicine since 2009. He has worked in many places across the United Kingdom as well as abroad in surgical as well as medical specialities. Devan is a strong believer in self-empowerment being the key factors for a healthy lifestyle. By providing a personalized service he is hoping to meet your expectations.
Dr Shazia Hafiz is a final year surgical registrar (Surgeon in Training) in General Surgery with a speciality interest in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.
After gaining her Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Manchester, Shazia fulfilled her passion for surgery by going on to gain a Masters with Distinction in Surgical Practice. In her postgraduate training, Shazia became an enthusiast for Medical Leadership and Medical Education. She has chaired leadership schools, set up and ran national doctor training programmes backed by Health Education England (HEE) and cemented this experience with qualifications in both Medical Education and Medical Leadership.
She continues to work in the NHS as a surgeon alongside her aesthetics career and enjoys how her aesthetics treatments empower her clients. Being trained in Oncoplastic surgery Shazia has a natural eye for balanced and natural results focusing on multipart treatment plans that achieve the most natural and confidence-inducing aesthetic results.
Shazia is recognised for her‘down-to-earth’ consultation style and for inspiring her clients with the conviction to build their own treatment plan with her guided hand, as she supports them along their aesthetic journey.
Dr Thuva Amuthan studied medicine at the University of London and is an advanced cosmetic doctor with many years of experience. He is a qualified General Practitioner with a special interest in dermatology and minor surgery. He is the director of Dr.Derme cosmetic clinic and aesthetic lead for Modality Medical Spa. As a national trainer for Derma Medical, he has a wealth of experience in facial sculpting and reversing the signs of ageing.
As a dermatology doctor, he understands the limited treatment options available to patients on the NHS. In his cosmetic clinics, he strives to achieve natural results working with clients to restore their confidence. He offers numerous treatment modalities such as Botox, dermal fillers, PRP, laser, chemical peels, medical-grade skincare products, skin surgery and fat-dissolving injections.
With a keen interest in research particularly in the surgical field, he is a published author. He has presented at numerous international conferences and delivered keynotes speeches.
Dr Jas, a graduate of Glasgow Dental School, is a passionate general practitioner with a keen interest in facial aesthetic rejuvenation and cosmetic dentistry.
Commitment to longitudinal postgraduate training with leading clinicians in the UK, allows him to provide:
• Natural facial rejuvenation using advanced anti-wrinkle techniques.
• The artistic use of dermal fillers to enhance and balance the profile after a comprehensive dento-facial assessment.
• Particularly enjoys the treatment of non-surgical rhinoplasty
Dr Jas is a charismatic individual who enjoys working within aesthetic clinics in Glasgow and Edinburgh and has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge.
Dr Kaywaan is the co-founder & director of Hannah London Medispa, an aesthetic clinic based in Colindale and Harley Street. He graduated from Imperial College London with distinction star in Medicine (MBBS) and First-class in Pharmacology BSc. As well as being a prize-winning student, he has presented research at international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
As a doctor that works in both the NHS and the aesthetic industry, he is an advocate for a preventative approach to health and well-being, thus bringing the two disciplines together. Within aesthetics, as well as managing a team of aestheticians and training other doctors to administer treatments, he combines the use of injectables and topical skin care to enhance the profile, while preventing and reducing the visible signs of the ageing process.
Doctor Natasha Murcott is a fully trained and experienced Aesthetic Dental Surgeon, Medical Grade Skincare professional and Advanced Aesthetic Trainer. She has established her own clinics in Central London, Birmingham and Hertford.
Natasha graduated from the University of Birmingham and has worked in Central London as a Private and NHS Dentist. She has attended multiple advanced and masterclass training courses and is finalising her Level 7 Qualification in Facial Injectables in order to assess, advise and provide the looks you desire safely and effectively.
Natasha’s aim is to promote natural enhancements for all age ranges, to change the public perception of medical aesthetics.
As a trainer, she aims to help delegates achieve confidence in their skills and develop their aesthetic eye in a calm and comfortable environment.
Dr Ryan Shum graduated as a Dentist from the University of Glasgow.
As a firm advocate of a holistic approach for all of his clients – he seeks to analyse the face as a whole; bringing both dentistry and facial aesthetics together.
Dr Shum has undergone extensive post-graduate training in both fields allowing him to offer his clients with advanced facial aesthetics in conjunction with comprehensive dentistry.
A believer in continued learning and development – Dr Shum is keen to share his knowledge and experiences with delegates. With a focus on safety, predictability and confidence to begin their own journey.
Dr Helen graduated with distinction as a Doctor in 1996 from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. She completed her General Practitioner training in Hertfordshire in 2001 before returning to Durham where she has worked as a GP since. Dr Helen now works part-time as a GP to accommodate her expanding aesthetics practice. She has experience of teaching and mentoring medical students, junior doctors and nurse prescribers.
Dr Helen trained with Derma Medical and completed their foundation, advanced and masterclass courses. She now has a thriving aesthetics business, combining an aesthetic eye with broad-ranging experience in dermal filler procedures and wrinkle management.
Dr Adam Robinson is a graduate of Liverpool medical school. He now works full time as a speciality doctor in forensic neuropsychiatry in the private sector.
Dr Robinson has completed his foundation and advanced training, as well as the facial contouring masterclass with Derma Medical. He runs regular clinics with his company Fillers & Frowns Ltd in Crosby Liverpool.
He has always been enthusiastic about teaching and is keen to help people start their aesthetics journey. His calm approach and bedside manner, yet thoroughness and attention to detail, will provide delegates with good confidence in their practical skills.
Dr Arash Khademi (aka Dr Kay) is a senior clinician & International trainer with over 20 years of clinical, academic, management and leadership experience. His unique attitude on the combination of science & art and his special attention to patient safety, finesse and professional aesthetic results have made him a highly sought-after clinician. He set up his first medical aesthetic clinic in London in 2011 while working as a consultant emergency medicine (A&E). After leaving the NHS in 2017, he has been working as a full-time aesthetic doctor running a CQC registered aesthetic centre in London with 6 other consultants.
Over the past 10 years, Dr Kay has been trained by the top physicians and surgeons in the UK, USA, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and Iran. He is one of the very first British doctors trained by the legendry inventor of the tumescent local anaesthesia® and micro-cannular liposuction® in California, USA. Dr Kay is the “Key Opinion Leader (KOL)” & “International Speaker” for one of the top manufacturers of liposuction PAL/SAL technology in the world. He is a “Train the Trainer” certified lecturer, member of “Aesthetic Complications Expert Group” (ACE) & faculty member at Derma Medical Academy.
Dr Kay has extensively studied Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Schema therapy; through which he is exploring the beautiful life and the wonderful world!
Dr. Prashant Patel graduated from the prestigious Imperial College London Medical School in 2011 after completing an intercalated bachelor of science in endocrinology in 2009. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and in his final years of training as a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon.
Dr. Patel is a keen enthusiast who has combined his surgical skills gained on the NHS by subsequently completing foundation, advanced and further masterclass aesthetics training at the world-renowned Derma Medical. He has since become the founder of Surgicare Aesthetics and runs clinics in London and the West Midlands.
Dr. Patel has a particular interest in teaching, having completed a Post-graduate certificate in education (PGCERT) at Birmingham University. He particularly enjoys utilising these teaching skills with us at our Derma Medical training courses.
Dr Kiran Gudray graduated in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham. During her time at the University of Birmingham, she was awarded the School of Dentistry Humphrey Humphrey’s Scholarship and also the GSK Communication Skills Award. She currently works as an NHS Dentist in the West Midlands.
Dr Kiran has always had an interest in Facial Aesthetics and has been working in this field for a number of years with a wide range of clients across the UK. During this time she has undertaken over 15 Aesthetic & Skincare courses and prides herself on providing clients with a bespoke service around their requirements. She recently began working with an established female health brand as their skincare and aesthetics specialist.
Dr. Haroon graduated in Medicine from St George’s University of London. He was fortunate enough to start his career in aesthetic medicine as soon as he graduated from medical school and began developing his skills in facial aesthetics whilst working as a junior doctor in the NHS.
After several years of practice Dr. Haroon is now working full time in facial aesthetics and has completed all his training in Basic, Advanced, and Masterclass techniques with Derma Medical.
Dr. Haroon has been working as an aesthetic doctor for several years and is proficient in treatments involving botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. His great communication skills and eagerness to teach ensures delegates feel confident and excited when completing the course.
Dr Richard is dual qualified as both a Doctor and Dental Surgeon. He first graduated from Medicine at St George’s University of London and then Dentistry at King’s College London
His career has always been focused around an interest of the Head & Neck area, leading to many years of experience in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and ENT surgery
He has translated his knowledge and skills well into providing full Facial Artistry, specifically through Aesthetics, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Surgery
Dr Richard is fully trained in all levels of Foundation, Advanced and Masterclass techniques by Derma Medical, going on to join the team as a clinical trainer. His defining principle is always to combine artistic skills with a comforting and calm manner, to create the best experience for his patients and students
Dr Jonny Betteridge of JB Aesthetics is a full-time NHS Medical Doctor and Aesthetic Clinician. He graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2018 and started out in facial aesthetics soon after this. Having completed his foundation and advanced training with Derma Medical and Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute, he performs an array of advanced facial aesthetic treatments. His particular area of expertise include tear trough rejuvenation and non-surgical rhinoplasty. In his specialty training he has worked in a variety of settings including acute medicine, A&E, intensive care and anaesthetics. He plans to continue on his medical career to be an anaesthetist.
Besides his job as a medical doctor, he has a keen interest in beauty and design. What most appeals to him about facial aesthetics is the ability to combine medical skills and creative flair to create an individual’s desired result. It is then the patient’s satisfaction that they get from this result that only furthers his passion to learn more about the industry and further his aesthetic skill set.
UK Clinic Co-ordinator Team
Gemma is a highly motivated and well-organised Clinic Co-ordinator with a passion and interest in the cosmetic industry.
Gemma has several years experience in a variety of office based roles with a record of working to very high standards and holds an extensive list of administration degrees, which she gained with distinctions. She has a positive attitude and takes great pride in her work, providing an outstanding service for all Derma Medical clients.
Since 2008 Catuscia Di Gregorio has worked in the aesthetics and cosmetic industry. Starting at Transform as a Coordinator and Clinic Manager, Cat has built a great amount of knowledge, experience and contacts through working with many highly skilled non-surgical doctors and cosmetic surgeons and managing the success of their Fulham clinic.
From a coordinator perspective, Catuscia was responsible for consulting and advising patients and training new staff members to drive sales and customer satisfaction. As a clinic manager, she was responsible for managing and motivating her team, consulting surgical and non-surgical patients and ensuring the end to end customer experience was enjoyable, easy and smooth.
Dr Roxana Pirhadi is an accomplished aesthetic practitioner who was tutored by the celebrity and international cosmetic doctor, Dr Zack Ally.
Dr Roxanna Pirhadi is a doctor in pharmacy and an independent prescriber with a number of postgraduate qualifications including formulation and clinical pharmacy. Thus, in addition to her aesthetic practice, she is a Senior Lecturer, teaching pharmacology to postgraduate students, engaging in research and publishing on menopause issues. All this provides a unique and robust backdrop to her burgeoning aesthetic practice.
She approaches her aesthetic work with a passion and a belief in the importance of respecting each individual client’s anatomy in order to achieve natural-looking results. Rooted in the old adage that “less is often more”, she believes that in most cases a conservative treatment approach is the best way to achieve her signature “untouched” and “refreshed” look. Her emphasis is on long term prevention of ageing, paying careful attention to volume replacement, facial lifting and contouring, and skin rejuvenation.
When Roxanna is not working in academic, research or aesthetic sectors, she feeds her passion for art. Roxanna is an artist, and oil painting is her passion. Her spark for drawing and painting began early in her life and developed gradually over the years. She began a journey to what has become a lifelong commitment to art when the feel of oil paint ignited her love affair with the medium.
Roxann’s passion for oil painting, endowing her with an artistic eye for improving facial aesthetics. She is passionate about making people feel better by empowering their inner confidence and allowing them to see their unique beauty.
Roxanna is a part-time clinical co-ordinator for Derma Medical. She combines her experience and positive attitude to ensure that all our delegates and models have the best training experience every time. Roxanna also works as a designated medical prescriber for non-prescriber aesthetic practitioners.
Astrid is currently in her 2nd year of medical school at King’s College London, having completed her BSc in Biomedical Science there in 2018. She is also a fully-qualified personal trainer and volunteers as an Emergency Responder for the London Ambulance Service. She is confident and approachable and enjoys working part-time as a clinic coordinator for Derma Medical.
Viviana has worked within the beauty industry for a few years within a salon that provided treatments for both men and women. During her time at the salon, she worked in a small team providing a variety of treatments as well as working within the reception.
Viviana likes to make clients feel welcomed and is used to working in a challenging and fast-paced environment, dealing with multiple projects and priorities at one time. Viviana’s passion for providing excellent customer service is from many years of understanding that all clients come with different wants and needs, allowing her to reflect on what can be done to provide the best service. She loves working within the beauty industry and has successfully partnered in the creation of her own beauty company.
Benita has over 20 years of experience in many areas of the Beauty industry and has been based in London and the U.S. She specialised in training and teaching Beauty Therapy, latterly employed as a lecturer at Birmingham University College. She is now settled in Birmingham and believes in being a very professional but approachable member of the team.
I worked in the beauty industry for several years before changing my full-time career and becoming a dental nurse in 2012. Since then I have completed my foundation aesthetic training.
With working in these industries I work effectively to a high standard ensuring the days run smoothly.
Chrystina helps to assist the coordinators for Derma Medical at the training events ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day for the delegates, staff and models. Using her customer service and administration background, Chrystina provides efficient support while delivering a high level of customer service.
Jauhara has over a decades experience in the beauty industry, having owned and run her own salon for a number of years.
She is a certified Emotional Management Coach with a background in psychology. The combination of her beauty experience and emphasis on emotional intelligence is evident in the level of care and service she provides.
Jauhara is the Clinic Co-ordinator for our Wimbledon clinic.
Jess has worked in the NHS for over 10 years; 7 of those as a Paediatric Nurse, predominately in the Emergency Department. Thus in addition is also a qualified Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the Ambulance Service and works at a school as a sports nurse where she continues to provide emergency care to pupils. In 2019, Jess trained at Derma Medical as an Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner, where she has continued to build a successful aesthetic business which she runs across 3 locations.
Jess’s background and combination of continued advanced learning enables her to provide high standards of care and service to all she meets. She is confident in her medical and aesthetic knowledge and has a clear passion for all that she does to enable efficient delivery on clinic days.
Kim has a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from her 18 years distinguished nursing career, which has included working as an Intensive care Nurse in Afghanistan, Iraq, Australia, and Dubai and more recently working for one of the largest aesthetic providers Harley Medical group. Kim continues to work in the health service as a Senior Nurse Manager, as well as running her own aesthetic clinic in Portsmouth.
Completing her aesthetic training in Harley Street in 2013, Kim has continued to expand her knowledge and skills by completing Advanced and masterclass training in aesthetic facial Rejuvenation Techniques, as well as being a qualified independent Nurse Prescriber.
Kim has a real passion for natural facial contouring, promising her clients an individual approach with the highest professional standard
Claire obtained an honours degree in psychology at the university of East London. She then went on to complete a diploma in mental health nursing and a masters in nursing at Anglia Ruskin university. In 2012 she qualified as a non-medical prescriber at Essex university.
She is a qualified experienced aesthetic nurse where she completed her training at Derma Medical including the level 7 qualification in injectables in aesthetic medicine. Claire runs her clinics alongside a full time NHS job managing a psychiatric intensive care unit.
Lauren graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Adult Nursing and has also completed her Independent Prescribing Course (V300). Lauren is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and is currently awaiting finalisation of her Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine. Previously a Sister in a busy central London Hospital in the specialty of Emergency Care, Lauren started her aesthetics journey a few years ago and has since left the NHS to work in this area full time and drive her passion to make a change within the industry.
Lauren has opened up her own Medical Aesthetics Clinic in the prestigious area of East Dulwich in London and offers advanced facial treatments. The clinic is currently undergoing Care Quality Registration (CQC) as patient safety is the main priority for Lauren.
International Training Team
Dr Scott is an experienced trainer who has been involved in representing reputable Aesthetic providers in teaching practitioners various Foundation and Advanced clinical skills. His involvement with Derma Medical is to bring increased standards of Aesthetic training to Australia enabling delegates to train in-line with UK regulated standardised landmarks.
Dr. Scott completed his medical studies at the University of Queensland, successfully gaining a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Before his studies, Dr. Scott trained and worked as a Registered Nurse, in Australia. Dr Scott is an experienced General Practitioner with a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
Dr Scott has previously served in the Royal Australian Navy and served in East Timor and Iraq. Dr Scott has a broad range of experiences in Cosmetic medicine, skin cancer medicine as well as experience in Emergency and Intensive care medicine. Dr Scott enjoys cycling and running and coaches junior rugby.
Lauren has an impressive 25 years’ experience in the cosmetic industry.
After spending several years in the aesthetic medicine industry Lauren’s passion for cosmetic medicine drove her to study a Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing), whilst maintaining a senior role at a leading cosmetic practice in Brisbane. Lauren continues to practice from this Brisbane Clinic, where she offers tailored antiaging treatments and has a loyal following of happy patients.
As an accepted affiliate member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), Lauren adheres to strict industry regulations that require her to provide best practice services and quality patient care. Lauren loves nothing more than putting smiles on her patients’ faces by bringing them confidence and allowing them to see their unique beauty.
To satisfy her hunger to learn and grow as a cosmetic professional, Lauren regularly attends advanced training sessions and international conferences to stay abreast with the latest cosmetic techniques.
Having owned her own award-winning day spa, Lauren has developed an extensive background in training and operations, which she now uses towards training and education in the field that she loves – cosmetic medicine.
Lauren’s easy-going nature makes her approachable and easy to talk to so she is always happy to answer your questions. Her warm and caring nature truly fosters a great learning environment for all delegates.
Dr Gordon Ku is a Board Certified cosmetic physician based in Melbourne Australia.
Since graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1997, Dr. Ku has had over 20 years of experience in various specialities of medicine and surgery, with a special focus on cosmetic medicine. He specialises in walk-in/walk-out day cosmetic procedures, including:
• Advanced cosmetic injectables
• Non-surgical suture lifts
• Advanced Skin rejuvenation with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
• Autologous fat transfer to face
• Laser skin resurfacing with fractional ablative lasers
Dr Ku is a full member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) and a Certified Trainer in Silhouette Soft Suture Lift. He is also a regular trainer in facial anatomy along side other plastic surgeons in Paris and Dubai.
Dr Aaron Stanes is a Cosmetic Practitioner based in Melbourne. Since completing his medical degree through Monash University, Dr Aaron has trained locally and internationally in Cosmetic Medicine. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at The University of Melbourne (Award – Dux Litterarum); a Master of Surgery through The University of Sydney; and has been Certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
His main focus is on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including Anti-wrinkle and Dermal filler injections, Fat Dissolving injections, and Thread Lifts. Dr Aaron is first and foremost an advocate for his patients, and he strives to provide the highest standards of care in his practice.
Teaching others is something Dr Aaron values. He takes a proactive approach to developing both the knowledge and practical skills of those he works with, and will always provide a supportive environment to facilitate this.
Outside of work, Dr Aaron enjoys writing music and playing guitar (A self-taught skill), and refining his palate in Melbourne’s many restaurants and bars.
Dr Aliaa Yusof is a cosmetic physician and hair transplant surgeon currently practising in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. After completing her degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious Monash University, she spent her junior medical doctor training in various surgical specialities but eventually followed her heart and passion which have led her to specialise in cosmetic medicine.
It is the combination of art and science that has drawn her to cosmetic medicine, and believes that it is important to respect each individual patient’s anatomy in order to achieve natural looking results and facial harmony. She has been trained in advanced injecting techniques, and often uses a combination of various treatment platforms to achieve the best aesthetic outcome. Apart from neuromodulators and dermal fillers, she is also trained in PRP, nonsurgical lipolysis, thread face lifts, and hair restoration surgery.
Dr Aliaa truly values a holistic patient oriented approach and advocates in building a trusting professional relationship with her patients. She believes that this industry is more that just making patients look good, but rather empowering their inner confidence so they can live up to their true potential in life.
Her warm, honest and friendly nature makes it easy for delegates to connect and learn from her as a non-surgical trainer. Dr Aliaa is passionate about education and is a very supportive teacher during training courses and in clinic.
Dr Nora strives for perfection in each of her clients. As a full time General Practitioner she regularly performs non-surgical treatments such as anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers. She also continues to develop her skills to offer the latest techniques including tear trough correction, jaw line enhancement, chin profiling and PRP facials.
Dr Nora graduated from St George’s University of London with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
She spent 5 years rotating in the UK’s National Health Service in London hospitals working as a SHO in breast surgery, colorectal surgery and Accident and Emergency placements. She pursued her career in general practice to become a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Nora then moved to the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia as a cosmetic doctor and full time General Practitioner, obtaining her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She holds a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and specialises in family planning and women’s health. She has been assessed and accredited by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to perform skin cancer checks and minor surgery, drawing on her passion for dermatology following an award from the British Association Of Dermatologists as a medical student.
Dr Nora enjoys engaging with the community with an eye for training, regularly posting treatment videos and case studies on social media. She is proud to be joining the Derma Medical team and looks forward to working with future delegates.
Dr Michele Chua graduated from Bond University after completing her degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She has more recently also completed a post-graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & a Diploma in General Dermatology.
She currently works part-time as a Panel Physician in the field of Immigration Health and now works as a non-surgical trainer in Brisbane for DermaMedical. She has since amalgamated cosmetic medicine (Beau Aesthetics) within a dental practice.
Dr Chua has a keen aesthetic eye, specialises in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler injectables, Fractional lasers, Radio-frequency skin tightening & Hyperthermic body contouring treatments.
She is passionate about teaching & aims to help build confidence in practitioners new to the field of aesthetic medicine. She prides herself in helping her patients achieve natural results.
Dr Nik graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 2007. After completing GP training in the UK and higher education in aesthetic medicine (PG Cert Med aesthetics with distinction at St.Barts, London), he is now practicing general practice, skin cancer medicine and cosmetic procedures on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia.
Having started medical aesthetics over 7 years ago he has a wealth of knowledge in the art and science of anti ageing and non surgical cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, long and short PDO threads, chemical peels, PRP and cosmeceutical skin care.
Dr Nik is the senior clinical doctor at Dolce Vita Skin which is a state of the art skin clinic based in Erina, NSW. He is passionate about learning more regarding the advances in aesthetic medicine and regularly attends conferences in this field.
Dr Joe is a well regarded Cosmetic Physician and General Practitioner hailing from the UK, having moved to Australia in 2017.
After becoming a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours from the University of Manchester, he was subsequently admitted into both the English and Australian Royal colleges of General Practitioners. Now focusing his expertise within the realms of cosmetic medicine, which Dr Joe enjoys as a “precise cocktail of artistry and multimodal scientific application”, he specialises in medical aesthetic restoration and beautification whilst delivering consistently exceptional natural-looking results.
He is recognised for his relaxed consultation style, and his passionate belief in the education and empowerment of both his patients and Derma Medical delegates to embark upon a shared treatment journey – a process that delivers meticulous outcomes every single consultation, as safely as possible.
Backed by extensive and continuing professional development, Dr Joe continues to work alongside and learn from key leaders in the field and is thankful for his colleagues and mentors involved in his current progression through Fellowship with the Medical Faculty of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr Rafael Ekmejian is an internationally trained cosmetic physician based in Sydney. Since graduating from medical school, Dr Rafael has solely focused on the fields of cosmetic medicine and surgery. He completed board-certification training with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine where he scored the top-mark in his cohort in their examinations. Dr Rafael has a passion for art, and uses his spare time to sculpt, paint and design. He brings this artistic and considered approach to his work in cosmetic medicine.
In addition to his cosmetic injectable training, he is also proficient in liposuction, hair transplantation and thread lifting.
Dr Rafael has been published in numerous surgical journals in topics such as head and neck cancers, trauma and orthopaedic surgery. He has chaired a surgical conference and was the founder of the Society of Medical Innovation at UNSW, a collaborative society for engineering and medical students dedicated to solving medical problems.
Dr Sabrina Campbell (BSc MBBS MSc MRCGP FRACGP) is a friendly and experienced doctor who relocated to Melbourne in 2017 from London, UK.
She has achieved full membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She is highly trained in Aesthetic Medicine, being awarded her Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine with Merit.
She holds multiple College memberships for Aesthetic Medicine in multiple international educational institutes.
Known as The Medical Aesthete™, she is appreciative of natural beauty and strives to enhance this through safe, non-invasive medical procedures.
With an eye for detail and strong vision, she is honoured to provide her skills to her clients to build a trusting and honest relationship.
Dr. Scott Allison is an expert Cosmetic Physician and international trainer in cosmetic injectables based in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated Medical School at the University of Queensland in 2011 and is a Fellow of both the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia & the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr. Allison undertook his residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital working in a variety of areas including dermatology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases.
Dr. Allison has trained locally and internationally in cosmetic medicine. He has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a Master of Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine at University of Queensland. He has also completed a Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine at the prestigious Queen Mary University of London.
Dr. Allison has previously been awarded the RACGP Queensland Registrar of the Year and has been the recipient of several grants to present his research internationally. Dr. Allison is a Medical Officer Reservist in the Australian Army and a Senior Lecturer for UQ School of Medicine.
Dr. Allison’s main focus is on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal filler injections, anti-wrinkle injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP), fat dissolving injections, body contouring and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Allison is an advocate for his patients and strives to provide the highest standard of care in cosmetic medicine
Dr. Andreas Ruiz graduated from the prestigious dental academy at Karolinska Institutet, located in Stockholm, with high honors and praise. Before dentistry school Andreas received a Bachelors degree in finance and accounting from the university of Stockholm. Andreas works as a dentist in the private sector with a focus on oral surgery and has also done some work for the OMFS department at Karolinska sjukhuset.
Dr Ruiz has always had a passion for aesthetic medicine as he believes it sits alongside and complements the dentistry work he does. He completed his Aesthetic training in London with Derma Medical and now provides treatments on a regular basis around Stockholm.
Dr Chris C. Diamond Janbaz is an authorized and certified specialist in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Chris underwent his medical education and graduated from the prestigious medical academy at Umeå University and has been a licensed doctor since 2012. Chris received his education in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery early on in his career at reputable Plastic Surgery clinics in Sweden as well as internationally. He regularly visits and assists well-known pioneers in Plastic Surgery. Chris regularly attends national and international courses and congresses in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
After a temporary internship in general surgery and head/neck surgery at the Center for Head and Neck oncology, he began his Plastic Surgery career at the University Hospital in Örebro, Sweden. During his specialist service at the Plastic Surgical clinic in Örebro, he worked with Reconstructive Plastic Surgery such as microsurgery in the head/neck area and reconstructive breast surgery in cancer and malformation patients.
In addition to his work as a Plastic Surgeon, Chris is actively involved as anatomy and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) – instructor for medical students, graduated and licensed physicians during their specialist service in surgical specialities at the University Hospital in Örebro.
Chris has published several papers in internationally known journals and has written textbooks for medical students and for residents in general surgery as well as Plastic Surgery physicians during their residency.
Chris is also the founder and CEO of Diamond Plastikkirurgi. The most modern private Plastic Surgery clinic in Örebro Sweden.
Dr Lindahl completed medical school at Uppsala University in 2002 and began his career in 2003 at the Sundsvall Hospital Surgery Unit, famous for its advancements in hernial mesh surgery and suture techniques. In 2005, he moved back to Uppsala for further specialization in trauma- and breast cancer surgery. After being awarded a national scholarship in advanced breast reconstruction techniques in 2006 he was recruited to a combined Specialist/PhD program at the Department of Plastic Surgery at Uppsala Academic Hospital. He became board-certified in Plastic Surgery in 2012 and published a thesis on plastic surgery treatments of severe body injuries, which won him an award from the European Burn Association.
Dr Lindahl was a Fellow in Aesthetic Surgery with Dr Hober (featured in the book Plastic Surgery – The world’s top surgeons and clinics) after which he worked full time as an aesthetic surgeon with Dr Hober at Improva for three years. Dr Lindahl has been a lecturer and educator for Allergan in the fields of facial aesthetics and breast surgery. He has been a sought-after plastic surgeon at Art Clinic, Sweden for a number of years where he was head of non-invasive treatments.
Dr Lindahl is the founder and owner of Carovivakliniken (Caroviva Clinic) where he performs surgery within all areas of plastic surgery. He is a member of Svensk Plastikkirurgisk Förening (SPKF), Svensk Förening för Estetisk Plastikkirurgi (SFEP), Svenska Läkarförbundet and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Dr Nouf has a Bachelor of Medicine from Dubai Medical College for girls, with the highest measure of educational brilliance she is a member of the Arab Board of Family Medicine, with a wealth of knowledge and valuable clinical experience, she is a member of The Royal College of General Practitioners.
She has been undertaking a fellowship program at The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease. She has completed training with Derma Medical, in addition to teaching and training aesthetic medicine which is a passion of hers.
Melanie’s special interest in cosmetic dentistry techniques and facial aesthetics procedures has led her to incorporate a dentofacial harmonisation outlook when working with patients. Having originally trained in facial aesthetics on Harley St, Melanie has continuously attended further training with top market brands such as Allergan, Teoxane, Wigmore Medical and Sinclair Pharma to expand her knowledge within the field of facial rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement procedures.
Melanie has been providing anti-wrinkle and facial treatments since 2014 in private practices throughout Central and West End London and most recently in Portugal. The area of non-surgical injectable treatments is quickly evolving and she regularly attends conferences and seminars for the latest techniques, products, procedures and trends.
She is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics which has led to her global view on dento facial harmonisation which includes profile balancing using a combination of advanced techniques in facial sculpting in order to achieve the best aesthetic outcome.
Melanie prefers a gradual approach to treatments, enhancing features incrementally, whilst educating her patients along the way. This allows for safe and natural results. Many popular celebrity looks may not be ideal for everyone and this is something she discusses thoroughly with each patient in order to understand not only the patients desired results but to also explain options and outcomes.
Dr Castelhano is excited to work alongside Derma Medical representing them in Portugal and England as a trainer for doctors and dentists in the latest non-surgical cosmetic enhancement techniques.
Filipa’s qualified as a dentist in Portugal upon CESPU Dental School in 2005. In 2006 Filipa moved to Uk after working as a general dental surgeon in a practice in the north of Portugal. Filipa has worked there as a dentist up until 2018, but over dose years she realized several courses in orthodontics and realized that facial aesthetics is a lot more then just the smile and was when she decided to concentrate solely on her facial aesthetics work.
Filipa has trained in advanced facial aesthetics and lip augmentation in the UK and Brazil. c in London, here they explained them compose technique of lip definition and augmentation. Filipa is excited to work alongside Derma Medical representing them in Portugal and England as a nonsurgical trainer. Filipa strives for perfection in each of her patients. As a full time facial aesthetics injector in one of the best practices in Portugal she regularly performs non-surgical treatments such as botox, Skinbooster, CO2 laser, peelings, and dermal fillers. She also continues to develop her skills continuously attending for further training with top market brands such as Allergan, Teoxane, Merz, Filorga and Restylane to expand her knowledge within the field of facial rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement procedures.
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Rana Kennelly has over 25 years of experience in nursing and midwifery, including more than a decade of practice as a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS). Rana is a highly skilled and sought-after speaker trainer for Allergan, Galderma, and P.A.L.E.T.T.E. Resources. She currently practices in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States and Australia, working alongside renowned plastic surgeons.
Rana has performed thousands of safe and sophisticated aesthetic procedures that accentuate natural beauty, conceal imperfections, and restore youthfulness. She expertly assesses her patients’ needs and overall desired outcome. After consultation, Rana utilizes neuromodulators, hyaluronic acid fillers, platelet-rich plasma, and skin and laser treatments to achieve optimal results. Due to the high demand for her as a trainer, Rana established Aesthetics for You in 2013. Since then, she has trained more than 2000 healthcare professionals in the United States and Australia.
Rana leverages her extensive experience to bring innovative, safe, real-world aesthetics training to healthcare professionals in the US and Internationally. She has a unique teaching style that keeps the attention of her trainees: she teaches real-world aesthetics with a focus on assessment, facial anatomy, safety, and natural results, whilst sharing “pearls” of clinical wisdom and pitfalls to avoid.
Rana is passionate and enthusiastic about the field of aesthetics and is always amenable to pursuing continuing education on new, safe, and advanced techniques. She attends ongoing national and international educational programs to ensure that she is providing the most current aesthetic treatments for her patients, and also maintaining the highest level of teaching excellence.
Brittony Croasdell, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner practising exclusively in the field of plastic surgery. She graduated with Honors with both her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from DePaul University and her Post-Masters degree in Family Nurse Practitioner studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and has completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) with honours from Columbia College Chicago.
Brittony is a part of a highly selective and elite group of injectors across the world that train other MD, NP, PA and RN injectors through Allergan (AMI), Galderma (GAIN) and sits on the Advisory Council for MERZ.
Brittony holds her board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) certification from the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board, a certification for Advanced Neurotoxin and Dermal Fillers, certification in the use of radio frequency devices, erbium, ND:Yag and diode lasers, intense pulsed light, hyperhidrosis treatments with precision laser, and is trained PRP with microneedling and kybella injections. She was an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University teaching nursing clinical skills and is currently a clinical preceptor to Nurse Practitioner students.
She practices in busy downtown Chicago, IL while injecting the full range of FDA approved neuromodulator and dermal fillers within the USA.
Brittony’s injection philosophy is to give natural subtle enhancements while prioritizing educating her patients on the importance of prevention, correction and maintenance skin care routines.
She is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN) and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN).
Neekan Rivera is a Physician Assistant with advanced experience and knowledge in both clinical and cosmetic dermatology. She is an expert injector and works as a trainer for both Galderma and Allergan specializing in full-facial rejuvenation using the most innovative and advanced techniques.
Neekan has trained with some of the most coveted trainers and continues to advance her skills and knowledge to ensure she is using the best and safest techniques. Beyond her clinical expertise, Neekan prides herself on her honesty, strong attention to detail and her keen eye for recognizing each patient’s natural beauty. She is often referred to as a “perfectionist” and believes your cosmetic enhancements should only compliment your own beauty, not detract from it. She is also an expert in skin-resurfacing, micro-needling, PDO-threads, scar revision and skin care and is able to tailor a variety of treatments to help her patients reach their cosmetic goals. She is passionate about training other injectors to achieve natural-looking results while making sure patient safety is key.
Nicola Lowrey is a Physician Assistant with more than 14 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine. Nicola graduated with honours from USC’s Keck School of Medicine in 2003. The early years of her career were spent working in Emergency Medicine. It was there that she realized she had a talent for complicated, hands-on procedural work. Following this passion, in 2005 Nicola was certified in Cosmetic Injectable treatments.
Since then Nicola has worked in many Aesthetic clinics throughout the Los Angeles area. Her focus is predominantly on Advanced Full Face rejuvenation using a combination of both Neurotoxins and Fillers. In 2018 Nicola was voted one of the Top 5 Injectors in Los Angeles by Locale Magazine. A huge honour considering the sheer number of injectors in this market.
As a National Trainer and Speaker for Allergan, Nicola feels that it is imperative to continue to hone her own skills in this fast-paced speciality. She often says, “if you are not constantly learning in this field, you are already behind!” It is her passion to travel and learn from the best minds in the industry. She is then able to share, not only her many years of personal experience with her students, but also the most up-to-date and innovative techniques that are being taught around the globe. She is excited to be part of the Derma Medical team. Nicola has said that training and collaborating with other injectors is truly the most fulfilling and rewarding part of her career.
International Co-ordinator Team
Kati attended Queensland University of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2013. Since graduating, Kati has enjoyed working as a nurse in general practice and has gained excellent knowledge and skill in this area. Preventative skin care and cosmetic medicine are areas Kati has developed a strong interest for and she is extremely eager to further her education in.
Kati is working alongside the Australian Derma Medical Team as a Clinical Coordinator, ensuring the Aesthetic training courses are carried-out efficiently through the organisation of models and providing support to the delegates and trainers.
I am a currently registered nurse with over 20 years experience in medical, surgical, emergency, coronary care, and critical care areas.
I have undertaken further training in cosmetic injectables and have worked as cosmetic injector at Australian skin clinic .
My goal is to provide the very best in natural, gentle, effective and professional medical and beauty care.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree (RN), a Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing, and recently completed her Certificate of Cosmetic Tattooing. She has worked as a nurse for over 8 years as a scrub nurse in the operating theatre, and also as a practice nurse for 3 years and cosmetic injector for 1 year in a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery clinic.
Alison is always driven to achieve success, with patient’s goals and end-results being her top priority! She is always happy to answer questions or arrange an appointment to ensure her patient’s concerns are addressed. Alison is working with the Australian Derma Medical Team as a Clinical Coordinator, ensuring the training courses are carried out professionally.
Emma comes with over 13 years experience in the medical industry. Starting her career in a large pharmaceutical company, Emma decided to follow her passion for the aesthetic industry and become a cosmetic nurse. Over this time Emma has worked for Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic clinics and aesthetic companies.
Emma has a strong interest in the Aesthetic industry, with patient safety and education being key factors. Emma regularly attends conferences across Australia to keep up today on the industry. Emma is working with Derma Medical Team as a clinical coordinator, ensuring the training is carried out efficiently for clinics run in Sydney.
Lea Williams is based in Perth. She studied BSc Science (registered nursing) at Curtin University. Lea works in a dental practice whilst finishing a postgraduate diploma at Notre Dame University. As a clinic coordinator for Derma Medical, Lea supports the trainers and delegates. Lea is very passionate about the aesthetic field and will continue to pursue it alongside her career as a registered Midwife.
Jessica is a registered nurse with 14 years of experience within the acute, community and cosmetic sectors. She has a keen interest in cosmetic nursing and couples this with her work in the hospital setting. Jessica is working towards broadening her skills and knowledge as a cosmetic nurse injector.
Allison has been working in the cosmetic industry for the past 20 years as a medical receptionist & really enjoys her role in servicing clients along the way.
She has spent 10 years with a Brisbane cosmetic surgeon and is currently working in a leading cosmetic practice in Brisbane.
Konstandina is based in Stockholm. After her studies in nursing at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, she moved to Sweden to expand her knowledge and experience in the health field. Her next stop is cosmetic nursing and therefore you will find her as a coordinator for Derma Medical.
In 2012 Andriana started a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Western Greece whilst enrolled on a one-year scholarship in Finland and the Czech Republic where she studied and had practical training and specialization in the surgical sector.
During her nursing degree, Andriana worked part-time in a production team based in Oslo, Norway as an assistant manager. She has also worked in the public health care sector as a surgical nurse at one of the biggest cosmetical plastic surgery clinics in Greece. Furthermore, she has been working as an HR nurse for a multinational company based in France and Athens, Greece.
Regarding her academic studies, Andriana has published and conducted research regarding the integrative health based on the health care system in Europe, bipolar disorder and field research regarding the opinions of the nursing community and the treatment that the war refugees (of 2016) had at the public hospitals and health care system in Greece. Andriana is now studying for her master’s degree at Kristianstad University in Sweden and is working as a neurological nurse in Stockholm, Sweden.
Rita Murad is an Aesthetic Medical Dentist with over 10 years of experience. Passionate about facial harmony, since her graduation in 2009 as a Medical Dentist by Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, Portugal.
She started her post graduation in Orthodontics followed by several post graduations in Facial Aesthetics, as Aesthetics Practitioner by Medical directs, European Medical Aesthetics in London and Academias Infinity Merz Aesthetics, in Barcelona and Sevilha. She also has been an assistant professor in facial aesthetics courses in 2018. Partner at Murad & Lino, she´s working full time in facial aesthetics, always looking for the best and newest techniques for her patients, doing what she loves and believes, making her patients happier and more confident.