Expert Panel and Contributing Authors

Scroll through below to view contributing authors to Aesthetic Appointment (authors are listed in alphabetical order), or use the search function at the top of this page to find an author.
Al Hussein Elwan
Medical Content Writer for Rejuve.AI| Website

Graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Biotechnology with high honors, Hussein leverages his educational background and lifelong passion for storytelling to translate scientific discoveries into captivating narratives. With a track record spanning over six years, Hussein has crafted research-driven content and led awareness campaigns for 25+ clients across the US, Europe, and the MENA region, including industry-leading pharmaceutical company Roche. His professional journey took an epic turn in 2022 when he stumbled upon the longevity field. He felt a deep connection to this field that transcends everything he studied at school and strives to combat the culprit of all chronic diseases: ageing. This connection quickly turned into an obsession as he immersed himself in all sorts of longevity resources. Then, in July 2023, he solidified this new passion when he graduated as the first-ever Healthy Longevity Talent Incubator at the National University of Singapore—becoming one of only 40 participants worldwide selected for the historical program. And his quest for longevity continues! Hussein currently works as a Medical Content Writer for Rejuve.AI, which sits at the cutting edge between longevity science, AI, and blockchain.

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Chantel Dickerson

Chantel is one of the Skincare Specialists at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates. Her chosen career path has allowed her to experience a variety of business environments predominately in the Aesthetics, Medical, and Health industries. Starting as a qualified Beauty Therapist in 2004, she completed contracts onboard luxury cruise liners. Upon her return, she moved to Cape Town, where her passion for the Medical Aesthetics industry began, working for a renowned Aesthetic Clinic for 9 years as a Senior Aesthetician and Clinic Manager. She was then transferred to their clinic in Kwa-Zulu Natal, her hometown. However, in search of furthering her expertise, and her passion to get results, it led her back to Cape Town, where she joined Dr Nerina’s team of specialists. Chantel strives to meet every patient’s unique concern, by customising their treatment journey to help reach their individual skin treatment goals.

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MBBCh(wits) ABAARM-Board Certified Diplomat

(American Board of Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine).

Certified in Prolozone Therapy.

Certified IPT practitioner.

CENEGENICS CERTIFIED in Age Management.

A4M Member (American Academy of Anti-Ageing).

dr alastair clark

MBBCh . General practitioner with special interest (GPSI) in Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Alastair Clark is a full-time Medical Aesthetic Practice at his clinic Sandton Aesthetic Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. He designs and delivers courses in the disciplines of filler volumisation, neuromuscular modulation 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, including IMCAS Paris and China, World Congress Aesth Med in Monaco, AMCSA and Tehran, Iran.

He has had a career-long commitment to education and training Aesthetic Medicine to develop a competent and safe faculty in South Africa. He is the current president of the Anti-Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine Society of Southern Africa (AAMSSA).

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MBBCh (WITS) ATLS (ACS) MBA (UCT)

Dr Alek Nikolic is a doctor with a special interest in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. With a focus on skin care, skin ingredients, and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botulinum toxin, and Dermal Fillers, he has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and is responsible for training many medical practitioners both locally and internationally. After receiving his MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand (1992) he went on to do an MBA at the University of Cape Town (2000). With over 24 years in private practice, he has lectured and performed live demonstrations across the globe, including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw. Some of his accolades include: Owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, Owner of online skincare store SkinMiles.com, Owner and formulator of Skin Ingredients (sk.in): www.skiningredients.com, Founding member of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy, Advisor to Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics, EXCO Member of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA), and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

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Dr Anushka Reddy is a GP with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology and advanced aesthetics. As a female doctor, Dr Anushka Reddy understands firsthand the demands of balancing long working hours and caring for one’s physical well-being. Dr Reddy is a certified Radiesse and Botulinum Toxin injections trainer. She provides Cosmetic Doctors in South Africa and across the globe with technical and practical knowledge in the art of aesthetics and injectables. She now divides her time between her medical practice, teaching, training and as the President of the Cosmetic Doctors Association of South Africa, attending regular cosmetic dermatology conferences to give talks on the latest in aesthetics.

Dr Ayesha Moolla

Dr Ayesha Moolla qualified as a medical doctor at UKZN in 1992. After working in general practice for 5 years, she then worked as a medical officer for The Dept of Health, City of Durban. After her move to Cape Town, she worked as a medical officer at the UCT Student Health Centre, as well as in the Department of Rheumatology, Groote Schuur Hospital. Dr Moolla completed her post graduate studies in Dermatology at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital and received her Masters Degree in Medicine in the field of dermatology (MMed Derm) in 2009. Dr Moolla has since commenced private practice at Gatesville Medical Centre. She also consults part time at Bellville Medical Centre. She has a special interest in psoriasis, dermatitis and paediatric dermatology.