We are very proud to introduce our faculty for this year symposium

Dr Beatriz Molina

Dr Beatriz Molina is Medical Director and owner of Medikas, with two premier clinics based in the South West. Medikas has won several awards for Best Clinic and Best Customer Experience at the prestigious Aesthetic and My Face My Body Awards, recently winning Best New Clinic 2014. Dr Molina has also been nominated for Practitioner of the Year at the Aesthetic Awards for the last 6 consecutive years, winning the award in December 2017.

For the last ten years, Dr Molina has been a main Key Opinion Leader for a number of pharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson, Merz, Galderma and is currently working with IBSA.

Dr Molina is a Fellow Member of BCAM (British College of Aesthetic Medicine) and  is part of the Royal Society of Medicine Council. She is also the founder of IAPCAM (International Association for Prevention of Aesthetic Complications).

Dr Molina teaches advanced techniques in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, training cosmetic doctors, surgeons, dermatologists and healthcare professionals on behalf of pharmaceutical and aesthetic companies across Europe and Asia as well as participating in various clinical trials.

Mr. Philippe Berros

Dr. Philippe Berros is an Oculoplastic Surgeon and Consultant for Ophthalmic,
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco.
He has an Eye International Medical Centre (CMIM) offering comprehensive eye
care services by using the best technologies and skills. Treatments of
Aesthetic Medicine in eye surface are provided as well (ex.: blepharoplasty,
injections of botox, fillers) He is an International Oculofacial Plastic
Trainer for Galderma company dedicated to innovating skin disease solutions
& aesthetic & corrective products. He is frequently providing lectures at
medical educative events all around the world. Doctor was nominated Visiting
Professor at He University in China.

Previous academic experience in Engineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering helped provide a wider perspective on the multidisciplinary nature of devices and therapies on the market. 

Dr Sophie Shotter

Dr Sophie Shotter, is a highly-qualified aesthetic doctor with over nine years of medical experience. Having graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Leeds, Dr Sophie initially embarked on a career as an anaesthetist in the NHS. She is personally mentored by Dr Mauricio de Maio, and her passion is for achieving natural results on a foundation of beautiful skin. Dr Sophie established Illuminate Skin Clinic in 2014, having won many awards since then. 

Dr Anna Hemming

Dr Anna Hemming is the founder of ProStrata Clinic and The Cosmetic Skin Doctor, she has 22 years medical experience including 11 years as an aesthetic doctor in London.For the past 11 years she has immersed herself in aesthetic and regenerative medicine. As highly skilled injector and skin fitness advocate, she treats a wide variety of photo-ageing concerns and skin problems, focused on subtle natural rejuvenation to reveal younger, healthier, more beautiful skin.

You can hear Dr Hemming speaking as an expert in this rapidly progressing medical specialty, at national and international conferences.

Dr Michalis Kechagiadakis MD, MPH

Dr. Kechagiadakis is a board certified Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon in Athens, Greece who specializes in aesthetic surgery, cosmetic and regenerative medicine and refractive ophthalmology. Athens-born but of Cretan descent, he is the founder and Faculty director of Aesthetic Surgeons Greece, having trained more than 400 doctors to date in various aesthetic medical procedures.

Dr. Kechagiadakis is an international speaker, trainer and consultant to the technology and medical device industry. He is responsible for multiple clinical protocols that accompany several devices. He is also chief medical advisor for large scale aesthetic groups Figura, Figura Clinica and Eonia, with beauty clinics all around Greece.

Miss Mayoni Gooneratne

Miss Mayoni Gooneratne (MBBS, BSc, MRCS) is a London-based general surgeon with over 18 years of medical and surgical experience. Her professional career began in medical surgery, as a graduate of St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, and she has been a member of the Royal College of Surgeons since 2002. When deciding to move her career from colorectal surgery into medical aesthetics, Dr. Mayoni undertook extensive training with the respected Cosmetic Courses at Aurora Clinics. This is the only training academy in the UK which is led by a Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Mayoni’s surgical and research-based training are evident in her approach, and her insistence upon using only effective treatments. Alongside her team of carefully chosen and highly trained individuals, she offers clients the very best in results-driven treatments and customer service. She achieves this through a thorough yet relaxed consultation style, taking an holistic approach to the treatment plan. She creates a unique, bespoke journey for each of her clients, using the various tools at her disposal.

Dr. Mayoni developed her reputation in aesthetic medicine through the use of safe yet effective treatments to create a refreshed and rejuvenated look, and for tackling common skin complaints such as acne and rosacea.

Dr Mayoni has a passion for women’s health and spent an extended period undertaking research into pelvic floor dysfunction during her medical training. She was struck by how deeply affected her patients were by essentially a ‘benign’ yet very personal problem. As a mother of three children, Dr Mayoni can truly relate to patients’ concerns about vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction (particularly post-birth) and is committed to providing effective, evidence-based treatments to tackle these issues. Her passion for female wellness culminated in her being named as a Key Opinion Leader for Geneveve – the patented treatment for vaginal rejuvenation and stress urinary incontinence, which was introduced to The Clinic in 2017.

A rising star in the medical aesthetic industry, Dr. Mayoni prides herself on the number of word of mouth recommendations, and in 2017, her journey from a home-based to a high-street clinic was rewarded with being highly commended as ‘A New Clinic in UK and Ireland’ at the Aesthetics Awards.

Dr Sandeep Cliff

Dr Sandeep Cliff has a private cosmetic skin practice in London and Surrey and heads up skin clinics as dermatologist lead in the NHS.

He is a senior lecturer and Sub-Dean at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Dr Cliff has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on cosmetic dermatology. Dr Cliff has also undertaken a number of research studies and been a principle investigator for a number of clinical studies which have been peer reviewed and published.

His clinical interest is in the use of combination procedures and cosmeceutical skincare to produce a natural and more youthful look in his patients.

page5image2386124432Mr Jeff Downie

Mr. Jeff Downie is a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon/ Facial Aesthetic Surgeon for the West of Scotland Service. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University.
Mr. Downie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 with distinctions in Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following that, he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Dundee in 1997.
He has also been awarded Fellowships in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons London, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow in 2000, 2005 and 2007 respectively. In addition, he has received many distinction awards in areas such as Anatomy, Prosthetics and Radiology.
His special interests lie in facial aesthetic, surgical management of skin cancer, orthognathic and reconstructive surgery. In his private practice his interests include all aspect of facial aesthetic surgery especially rhitidectomy (face lifts), facial rejuvenation and the use of fillers and botulinum toxins to name a few.
Mr Downie is a member of a variety of organizations including the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He is widely published and has presented in many international meetings as well as involved in the creation and facilitation of many training courses.

Dr Tahera Bhojani–Lynch

Tahera Bhojani–Lynch is an international award winning Doctor and Surgeon who has specialised in Ophthalmology and Aesthetic Medicine. As a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, she was the first female British Graduate to perform LASIK eye surgery in the UK and is a Certified Laser Refractive Surgeon.

Tahera also has Post Graduate qualifications in Laser Skin Therapeutics and is a qualified Cosmetic Scientist and Pharmaceutical Physician.  She has been fully registered with the General Medical Council for over 25 years and has worked in Clinical Research for Allergan, Lilly and Pharmacia, and as a Consultant in Aesthetic Medicine for Galderma, Merz and Teoxane, with experience of Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid in Ophthalmology and Dermatology indications for over 20 years.

Tahera is most notably known for her expertise in dermal filler treatments of tear troughs and under-eye dark circles, natural looking and ‘invisible’ enhancements for women, and is a specialist in defining and contouring masculinity when treating male faces.

Known by the media as ‘Dr B’, Tahera Bhojani-Lynch has been featured in the press, on TV and Radio.  She currently works as the Clinical Director at the Laser and Light Clinic in Loughborough, the resident Laser Eye Specialist at Optimax Laser Eye Clinic in Leicester and the Associate Specialist in Eye Casualty, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham


Dr Shirin Lakhani

Dr Shirin Lakhani the medical director of Elite Aesthetics in Kent, where she offers advanced aesthetic treatments. She is passionate about skin and skin health and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with results driven treatments. She is a KOL for some of the industry’s leading brands and is well-regarded for her work with plasma, intimate health and PRP.
She has been personally trained by Dr Zein Obagi on his ZO skincare rangeDr Shirin was the first female practitioner to be trained in the O-shot and P-shot and is now a national trainer for this innovative treatment. Dr Shirin is also one of the leading doctors in the UK for Plasma and female intimate rejuvenation.

Sharon Bennett

Sharon Bennett, RGN, NIP, PGDip has worked in medical aesthetics for over 25 years, is current chair of British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and a UK mentor and national trainer in advanced cosmetic injectables.
In 1996 Sharon introduced Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers (Restylane) into the UK market and has a special interest in the ageing face, facial lifting and skin restoration using dermal fillers.
She spends time with her patients and places great importance on listening hard, giving detailed consultations and clear explanations of any suitable treatment.
She has led the UK editing task force committee on the British Standards Institute/European Standards Committee Draft standard for Non Surgical Aesthetic Medicine.

Feza Haque

Feza Haque at the MHRA, Feza leads teams responsible for implants involved in cosmetic and gastrointestinal applications. As a Medical Device Specialist, she has routinely investigated incident reports of suspected device failures for a variety of medical devices, and previously these included orthopaedic implants and their instruments, pacemakers and neurostimulators.

She has also been involved in clinical investigation of devices, notified body audits and counterfeit cases over her 14 years of working in regulation. Before joining the MHRA, Feza studied Biomedical Materials Science at the University of Birmingham, gained an MPhil in Materials Research (nanoindentation) at Queen Mary University of London, and worked as a Research Intern in the Tissue Engineering department at Imperial College London to gain an understanding of properties and applications for a wide variety of medical devices.

Salma Husain

Salma Husain with over 6 years of experience at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Salma has been a Device Specialist investigating implantable device failures in a number of teams including orthopaedic, active implantable and plastic & reconstructive implants. 

As technical lead, Salma worked closely with colleagues, manufacturers and clinical stakeholders to issue advice and address hot topics on a range of devices from hip implants to dermal fillers.  With the introduction of the new European Medical Device Regulations, attention has been focussed on implants used in the plastics and reconstructive field, including the addition of devices without a medical purpose currently used in the cosmetic industry. 

Previous academic experience in Engineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering helped provide a wider perspective on the multidisciplinary nature of devices and therapies on the market. 

IAPCAM International Faculty

Dr Frank Rosengaus Leizgold

Mrs Francesca De Angelis

Dr Chirtoph Martschin

Dr Julia Dyachenko