Andrew is currently the MD of Best Lasers (PTY) Ltd. After completing a National Diploma in electronic engineering, Andrew’s career started at the Atomic Energy Corporation in 1981, where he was involved in laser research and development. He has subsequently gained extensive knowledge locally and internationally in lasers, radiofrequency and ultra sound devices in the aesthetic, surgical and ophthalmic fields. Andrew has also trained numerous specialists in the usage of lasers.
LOURETTE DU TOIT
Lourette is an award-winning manager and dermal aesthetician with over 14 years of experience in the industry. She currently runs a big medical aesthetic practice in the heart of Sandton and has helped to grow the business from strength to strength for the past seven years. Lourette is also actively involved in the industry, writing articles for publication in well-known magazines, as well as presenting at aesthetic congresses and lecturing at educational institutions. Her focus lies in creating a work environment for her team to grow individually, thereby growing the value of the business. Lourette believes that a true leader does not create followers, they create more leaders.
DR ANASTASIA BOTHA
Dr Anastasia has a Dental degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as a post graduate diploma in Dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a Certified International Trainer of Aptos Thread Lifts and a Master of Aptos certification. Dr Anastasia has been active in the field of aesthetic medicine from 2006 and her expertise in dermal fillers led her to be named as a Restylane MasterClass member, as the representative for the dental fraternity before Restylane was taken over by Galderma. Her role as a MasterClass member led her to also hold a position as a Restylane Trainer, with her injection technique and knowledge of facial anatomy learned through dentistry proving invaluable. In 2018, Dr Anastasia trained as an FUE hair transplant specialist in Turkey.
DR JUDEY PRETORIUS
Dr Judey is a highly accomplished Biochemical Scientist and product development specialist with substantial experience in the disciplines of acute, chronic and post-surgical wound healing, regenerative medicine and cell therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology followed by her Ph.D. degree in in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug Development and Design. She recently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics. Dr Judey gained extensive experience as a Research and Development Formulation Scientist. She was responsible for scientific and biomedical formulation of therapeutic products of premium brands in respective disciplines. Her contributions included cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device developments.
Trevor studied organic chemistry and completed a Masters degree in 1996. His mentor, Professor Siegfried Drewes, inspired a passion for the chemistry of Africa’s plants. After discovering the potential of some of these plants in skincare, Trevor formulated and founded Esse. Work on Esse began in 2000 with research into Kigelia africana, the African Sausage tree. After two years of formulating, Esse was born in 2002. He is passionate about the skin microbiome, sustainable living and preserving Africa’s biodiversity.
DR MICHELLE WESTCOTT
MBBCh (Wits). B. Nurse (Wits) Adv. Dip. Aesthetic Medicine. (FPD)
Dr Michelle Westcott is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, and the proud owner or Nu Youth Medical Aesthetics in Ballito & Southbroom, KZN.
Dr Westcott has a unique interest in facial skin rejuvenation procedures that improve skin quality and health, especially mesotherapy. She is committed to raising the profile and safe practices in aesthetic medicine, and helping to establish standards of safety and effective practice through excellence in training.
She is an Executive Committee member AAMSSA, KOL for various Aesthetic Health Companies & Co-director of the Society of Mesotherapy of South Africa (SOMZA.)
PAUL DU TOIT
A Certified Speaking Professional, Paul is the author of two books on speaking and presenting and is the managing director of Congruence Training, which specialises in management development, CX and presentation skills. He is a scuba diver, long distance runner, guitar player and evening wine imbiber. Paul lives in Sandton, has two dogs, two cats and two daughters, but just one wife.
Tabitha graduated from UCT with a BSc (MED) (Honours) degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. She had a strong interest in human metabolism and continued her metabolic studies at Wits, until she opened her private practice. Tabitha is the author of 4 best-selling books and is a regular contributor to the media. She currently works in Fourways at The Sports Injury Clinic, specialising in endocrinological and metabolic disorders, as well as anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Adele is a professional aesthetician who is passionate about helping clients to reach their goals. She has 13 years of experience in the industry, and strives to give of her best with the knowledge and experience gained over the years.