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Sunday 28, August

10:00 - 10:15         Registration and Welcome


10:15 - 11:00         Nothing to hide - Dr Bart Kurek

Elevate your practice while increasing patient/client trust through reliable before and after pictures in any setting, on a budget.


11:00 - 11:15       Tea       


11:15 -11:45        Biostimulators what they are, and the role they play in aesthetic treatments - Dr Mark Opperman

A collagen biostimulator is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that gradually renews aged skin by firming the skin and reducing deep folds and wrinkles.


11:45 - 12:30        Versatility of Radio Frequency in different skin types - Dr Bhana


3Deep Radio Frequency technology offers innovative and effective aesthetic solutions for non surgical lifting, tightening, contouring, skin resurfacing and RF Microneedlings for the face, neck and body for all skin types           


12:30 - 14:00       Lunch and Exhibition


14:00 -15:00        Mid-facial rejuvenation with threads - Dr Johan Botha


Thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. The typical candidate for a thread lift is in their late 30s to early 50s. A patient who is generally in good health and is just starting to notice the signs of aging may benefit the most from the subtle impact of this thread lift. Dr Johan Botha from Dermafrica discusses and demonstrates the Aptos thread lift.


15:00 - 15:30       Tea Break          


15:30 - 16:30       Ethics Lecture - Dr Jacobus Van Niekerk


Guidelines on over-servicing, perverse incentives and related matters, aesthetic medicine and social media


Monday, 29 August


10:00 - 10:30      Melanogenesis, what active ingredients to consider and why? - Beverly Karam


A lecture covering the production of melanin production in the skin and a detailed look at active ingredients that safely assist in controlling and reducing the activity in the epidermis.              


10:30 - 11:00       Why combining aesthetic treatments will elevate your results - Dr Hema Singh


A discussion on how personalisation of aesthetic treatment often involves combining different treatment modalities and why this is necessary to address patients' specific concerns.


11:00 - 11:30       Treating benign skin growths using a plasma device in higher skin phototypes (ethnic patients) - Dr Biola


Plasma skin regeneration uses energy in the form of plasma to rejuvenate and remove growths from the epidermis. What are the considerations when using this technology on higher phototypes to avoid PIH and other complications?

11:30 - 11:45      Tea

11:45 -12:30       The effective use of CBD as an active ingredient in medical aesthetics - Dr Judey Pretorius.

A lecture discussing the perks, pitfalls, and medical uses of CBD in aesthetic practice.  


12:30 - 13:15       Epigenetics - The future is here - Lize van Zyle


Genes affect how our skin ages, specifically, how we respond to extrinsic aging factors. Some of us suffer from hyperpigmentation and some from chronic inflammatory skin conditions.  The study of epigenetics has revealed exciting information about how we can hack our body's genetic predispositions to counteract the way our skin is programmed to age.      


13:15 -14:00        Lunch and Exhibition     


14:00 -14:45        Practice Management - Roxanne Byrne


Through Business Process Management services, we create a smarter, more controlled business flow by streamlining roles,  functions, processes and efforts.      


14:45 - 15:15       Social media and the role it can play in the continued growth of your practice - Lourette du Toit


The use of social media platforms for the growth of businesses has become commonplace. However, there is an art and a science to doing it effectively. Lourette discusses some of her tried and tested strategies.         

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