Aesthetics Lecturers

Fazeela Abbasi, MD, MSc, Dermatology

Fazeela Abbasi, M.D

Fazeela Abbasi, MD has been in dermatological practice since 2003. She completed her post-graduate studies in Dermatology from St. John's Institute, St Thomas Hospital, London and went on to pursue her Doctorate in Medicine, specializing in Dermatology. Dr Abbasi has received advanced training in dermatopathology, laser and cutaneous cosmetic surgery and is renowned for her expertise in minimally and non-invasive cosmetic surgical and dermatological procedures. She has been honored with a faculty membership of the Sharjah University Laser Training and Research Center, a Dubai Health Authority recognized institution for issuing laser competence certificates to laser practitioners across the Gulf region.

Dr. Abbasi has presented and published numerous papers in national and international journals. Her clinical paper on the use of the Er:YAG laser in treating acne scars in Asian skin types 4 and 5 won her accolades at the European Academy of Dermatology (EADV) congress held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2010. Dr Abbasi is a member of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, the Pakistan Association of Dermatology and ESCAD (the European Society of Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology).
Fazeela Abbasi has played a significant role in strengthening the healthcare system at the Federal Ministry of health after her appointment as an advisor/consultant by the President of Pakistan, and had the privilege to represent her country at the World Health Assembly in Geneva at various occasions. Her media awareness campaign is considered to have set a benchmark for excellence in this field. She is a household name and known to enjoy the status of celebrity doctor.

César Arroyo, MD

César Arroyo, M.D.

Dr. César Arroyo graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid and received his master’s degree in Aesthetic Medicine from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. With more than 15 years of experience in laser skin treatments, he is currently the chief physician of the laser department of the Hospitales de Madrid , as well as the chief physician of the medical laser unit of the Hospital Ruber Internacional. He is also a visiting professor at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, where he teaches the university’s Masters programme of Aesthetic Medicine and other classes in the field of photomedicine, and teaches the Masters programme of Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Alcalá.

Dr. César Arroyo specializes primarily in treatments of lesions produced by aging, facial & vascular lesions (varicose veins, cuperosis, spider veins), reduction of unwanted hair (hirsutism, hypertrichosis), and dermatological and gynecological pathologies requiring laser treatment. He also works in the field of reconstructive surgery, because many surgical treatments (correction of scars, lipolysis) require a laser as an adjuvant to improve the final results.

Reinhard Gansel, MD, DALM

Reinhard Gansel, M.D., D.A.L.M.

Reinhard Gansel is the founder of the Laser Medizin Zentrum Rhein–Ruhr in Essen, Germany, where he practices aesthetic laser medicine and has experience using a variety of Fotona laser systems, among which the SP Plus, QX and XP–2. R. Gansel completed his studies in Medicine from the Universitaet– Gesamthochschule–Essen in 1988, after also having studied dentistry at the Duesseldorf University. Among others R. Gansel went on to receive professional training in Operative Dermatology, Surgery and Liposuction and in 2003 he received Board Certification from the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

He completed his Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine from the University of Greifswald in Germany, where he is now a University Lecturer. R. Gansel also lecturers in Cosmetic Surgery at the New University of Bulgaria and the RWTH at the University of Aachen. R. Gansel is a widely–published author and member of numerous national and international professional organizations. He is a board member of the Deutsche Dermatologische Lasergesellschaft as well as President of DermExpert. Given his long–term experience with a tremendous variety of laser sources, R. Gansel is an expert in the field of Aesthetic Laser Medicine. He contributes to the field both from a practical, clinical point of view, as well as research and development of applications.

Paraskevas Kakas, MD, PhD

 Paraskevas Kakas, M.D., PhD

Dr. Kakas is a specialist surgeon in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and is an accredited Designer Laser Vaginoplasty (DLV) and Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR) surgeon. He founded the Center of Advanced Plastic Surgery (CAPS), which is specialized in rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation techniques, laser surgery and body sculpting. He is the C.E.O. of the Center of Advanced Plastic Surgery in Thessaloniki, Greece, were he uses the Fotona XP MAX, DualisXS, and XP-2 Focus laser systems to perform procedures. Dr. Kakas graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School in 1996 and started his career as a General Practitioner at the Aiginio Pieria Health Center. During 2 years of general surgery training at the G. Gennimatas General Hospital, he also specialized Intensive Care. Dr. Kakas proceeded to complete his Ph.D. at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical Physics, Radiology and Computer Science Department. Afterwards he completed additional professional trainings in advanced plastic surgery and rejuvenation techniques in France and Spain. He specialized in microsurgery at the University of Bordeaux. Dr. Kakas participated in research at the Saitama University Medical School in Tokyo, Japan for two years and has had numerous articles published in international medical journals.

Jasmina Kozarev, MD, PhD, Specialist in Dermatovenerology

Jasmina Kozarev, M.D., PhD

Dr Jasmina Kozarev is the Director of the Dr Kozarev Dermatology Laser Clinic and an experienced researcher and innovator in the field of dermatology and laser surgery. She specializes in all aspects of dermatology and venerology, with special emphasis on aesthetic laser surgery. In 2012 Dr Kozarev received her PhD degree in Laser Applications in Vascular Skin Diseases from the Private Dental Faculty, Serbia, and since 2010 has been a visiting lecturer in Sharjah University, UAE. During her career path, Dr Kozarev has actively participated in more than 100 International dermatology conferences with lectures and workshops. Within the past 20 years she was directly involved in training dermatologists all over the world in the field of aesthetic dermatology procedures and dermatosurgery. Her research interests are laser treatments of vascular and pigmented birthmarks, cutaneous laser resurfacing and the management of side effects and complications, non-ablative cutaneous laser remodeling of scars, Q-switched laser treatment of melasma and post-skin resurfacing skin care. With more than 20 years of hands-on clinical expertise, Dr Kozarev founded the Dermamedica dermocosmetics line, incorporating natural dermocosmetics into professional skincare. She is member of the Serbian Dermatology Association, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the European Society of Laser Dermatology, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the World Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dusan Maletic, MSc, MD, Consultant Surgeon

Dusan Maletic, M.Sc., MD

Dr. Dusan Maletic graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine in 1978 and became a resident in General Surgery at Pakrac Hospital in Croatia. He is a member of various domestic and international professional organizations and has completed additional professional trainings in the Czech Republic (1993), Switzerland (1995), Italy (1997) and USA (1996 and 1998). Since 1996 he is practicing exclusively Aesthetic Surgery in his own clinic in Daruvar city, Croatia.

Always an innovator, Dr. Maletic introduced lasers in his practice in 2007, performing laser assisted lipolysis (more than 100 procedures yearly) and laser assisted hyperhydrosis treatment (over 30 patients yearly) being the first to perform this procedure in Croatia and the broader region.

Dr. Maletic is author of three books from the field of Aesthetic Surgery and often speaks at congresses, sharing his experiences with the colleagues.

Karim S. Massoud, MD, PhD, Professor in Plastic Surgery

Karim S. Massoud, M.D., PhD

Professor Massoud works with Fotona's XS Dualis, XP MAX and XP-2 Focus laser systems covering special interest areas such as resurfacing and fractional treatments, vascular laser treatments and laser-assisted lipolysis. He has also developed and lectures on treatment protocols for laser resurfacing and filler combinations. Professor Massoud is currently affiliated with the Ain-Shams University of Cairo, Egypt as Professor in Plastic Surgery, he is also a founder and former director of the Laser Surgery Unit at the same institutions. Throughout his professional career, which started in 1997 when he attained his Doctorate Degree in Plastic Surgery and became a diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, Professor Massoud has always maintained a keen interest in laser treatments and their technological and clinical developments. He has gained tremendous experience in laser procedures and has researched and developed numerous protocols, leading to numerous publications and scientific presentations. Professor Massoud is an excellent speaker on his chosen laser medicine topics and has many practical innovations to share, which benefit standard protocols and treatment outcome.

Claudia M. Pidal, MD

Claudia M. Pidal, M.D.

Dr. Pidal graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires in 1982 and specialized in Ophthalmology. She later obtained a degree in dermato-aesthetic medicine from the Bar Ilan, Hebrew University in 1999. She has been working with Fotona lasers for over 10 years in dermato-aesthetics, gynecology, urology and proctology and works closely with Fotona to develop various innovative applications and techniques. As laser surgeon consultant and researcher she has authored numerous guides on laser surgery techniques for a variety of laser sources, as well as several papers on laser treatments in the lower genital tract.

Dr. Pidal has been medical counselor of the Laser Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Buenos Aires. She also teaches laser application courses at the Institute of Advanced Technology in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Pidal is a popular international speaker, consultant and trainer in over 12 countries in the fields of dermatology, aesthetic medicine, plastic surgery and gynecology. She runs her own Universo Laser Clinic in Buenos Aires.

Serafettin Saracoglu, MD, Dermatologist

Serafettin Saracoglu M.D

Dr. Saracoglu graduated from Medicine Faculty of Istanbul University in 1988. He started his career in an intensive care unit at the International Hospital, İstanbul. He specialized in dermatovenerology at the Vakif Gureba Hospital in İstanbul. His main interests include dermatologic surgery, dermatologic laser procedures, skin surface microscopy and laser gynecology procedures. Dr. Saracoglu is the founder of Estethica Medical Center in İstanbul. He works with lasers in his daily practice and regularly participates in professional workshops and works as a consultant doctor of Sanomed Medical Technologies Ltd (Turkish distiributer of Fotona mediacal lasers) since 2005. Dr. Saracoclu is the first President of ESCORG (European Society of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Gynecology).

Diego Schavelzon, MD

Diego Schavelzon, M.D.

Dr. Schavelzon graduated from Buenos Aires University in 1977. He specialized in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery until 1980 when he started his residency in Restorative Plastic Surgery in Mexico. Five years later he graduated from the Argentine School of Mastology. He trained in Aesthetic Surgery with Professor José Robles, working with and studying burn patients.

He is a member of numerous international societies, including the Academy of Sciences in New York, International Society of Burns, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, among others.
He participated in the investigation and development of the liposuction, tumescent lipoplasty and laser lipolysis modalities and has written several text book chapters on these topics, among others in aesthetic medicine and surgery. Dr. Schavelzon is the President of the Argentine Chamber of Centers and Clinics of Plastic Surgery.

Melanie Schulz, MD, DALM

Melanie Schulz, MD, D.A.L.M.

After studying Physics at the RWTH Aachen University, Dr. Schulz graduated in 1999 with a medical degree from Dresden University in Germany. She moved to the USA to practice at the University of Michigan where she worked within plastic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, trauma surgery and neurosurgery. In 2009 Dr. Schulz completed her Diploma in Laser Medicine (DALM; Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine) from the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany. Dr. Schulz is a practicing Aesthetic Doctor with Laser Specialty at the Laser Medizin Zentrum Rhein Ruhr, Essen, Germany, and has worked with numerous types and brands of lasers and a large variety of Fotona laser systems during the past ten years, including the Dualis XP2 and XP MAX, SP Spectro, SP Dynamis and QX MAX. She has lectured and hosted training workshops in aesthetic lasers all over Europe.

Besides her expertise in dermatological laser applications, she is specially trained in minimal- and non-invasive surgical techniques and cosmetic dermatological procedures. She focuses on research projects involving tattoo removal, treatment of vascular malformations and pigmented skin lesions. Dr. Schulz feels strongly about holding workshops, offering participants hands-on training for popular aesthetic laser treatments, including the Fotona 4D and Smooth Eye.

Paul Steventon, MBBS MRCGP DCH DRCOG DPD Cert.Av.Med. FP(Cert.) FRSM

Paul Steventon, MBBS

Paul Steventon gained his BSc. Degree in Medicine and Surgery, in 1977, qualifying from the Middlesex Hospital in London, and followed by Postgraduate Diplomas in Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and Certificates in Family Planning and Aviation Medicine. He gained membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1984.

After moving to the Epsom area he developed his skills in skin surgery at the Epsom Day Surgery Unit. In 2004 he was awarded the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff Medical School and became a recognized GPwSI (Dermatology) and works closely with local Consultant Dermatologists.

Dr. Steventon is the Medical Director of the Epsom Skin Clinic where he applies his specialist medical skills and training to aesthetic and dermatology laser treatments. To perform laser lipolysis and laser-assisted liposuction he uses Fotona’s XP-2 laser system, and performs a wide variety of procedures with Fotona’s Er:YAG-based DualisXS. With significant experience and knowledge amassed in laser procedures, on both Fotona and other brand laser systems, Dr. Steventon is in a unique position to provide professional training, through the Epsom Skin Clinic, in laser procedures for both physicians and supporting staff.

Robin Sult, RN

Robin Sult, R.N.

Robin Sult graduated from Nursing Training in 1980. Her initial work was in Neonatal ICU. In 1988 she worked with a physician developing an Aesthetic practice.  By 2001 Robin was running a Laser Aesthetic practice with a full complement of Fotona laser systems. She now teaches internationally on Fotona Lasers, being responsible for introducing over 800 physicians to Fotona's laser systems. Her current practice includes the Fotona XP MAX, DualisXS, and the Fotona QX laser systems. She is actively involved with clinical research and protocol development in laser aesthetics and a frequent presenter in both domestic and international laser conferences.

Thomas Sult, MD

Thomas Sult, M.D.

Dr. Sult graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1986. He attended the Merced Community Hospital Family Medicine residency program. In private practice, Dr. Sult provides a wide variety of surgical and laser-based procedures. Currently in private practice in Minnesota, USA, Dr. Sult is actively involved in laser clinical research and protocol development. In addition, he is a frequent presenter at laser and aesthetic conferences. Dr. Sult is a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and Aesthetic Lasers, Inc. Dr Sult is a member of the American Society for Lasers Medicine and Surgery.

Andrej Šikovec, MD, MSc, Consultant Surgeon

Andrej Šikovec, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Šikovec held the positions of Chief Vascular Surgeon at the Novo Mesto Hospital and Chief Surgeon in Celje Hospital, before starting up his own private practice. Currently the position of Assistant Professor on the Cathedra for Surgery at the Ljubljana University Medical Faculty, and is considered a leading vascular surgeon in Slovenia. Dr. Šikovec performs vascular laser surgery procedures on a daily basis and has experience performing these procedures using various laser sources as well as radio-frequency technology. Having performed over 300 procedures in a two year period, he is one of only a few surgeons worldwide who are able to objectively compare surgical treatment modalities. In June 2006 Dr. Šikovec opened Avelana, his own clinic for vascular surgery. Dr. Šikovec often holds presentations on university lectures, seminars and congresses; both domestic and international, and has had more than 30 scientific articles published in Slovenian and international medical journals. He is a member of various domestic and international professional organizations and has completed additional professional trainings in the UK and the Czech Republic.

Lidija Volovec, MD, Specialist Surgeon

Lidija Volovec, M.D.

Dr. Lidija Volovec graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine in 1987 and went on to become a resident in General Surgery at Brežice Hospital in Slovenia. In 1997 she became a Specialist in General Surgery following her rotation at the Ljubljana University Medical Center. Having gained experience in procedures with Fotona's DualisSP, Dr. Volovec started up a private surgery in 2005 in Brežice and focused more intensely on laser surgery. Consequently she started post-graduate studies in Anti-Aging Medicine with IMCAS. Dr. Volovec is a regular participant in both domestic and international laser, aesthetic medicine and anti-aging medicine conferences and seminars, and is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the European Society of Laser Aesthetic Surgery, World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, International Society of Lipolysis therapy and is the international delegate for Slovenia in the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Vesna Tlaker, MD

Vesna Tlaker, MD

Vesna Tlaker graduated from the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Medicine in 2002. She built her clinical career at the largest Slovenian hospital, University Medical Center Ljubljana, where she completed her specialization in Dermatovenerology cum laude in 2010. Heading the Department of Phototherapy at the Dermatology Clinic Ljubljana for several years, light- and energy-based devices were at the center of her clinical work, which included skin tumors and psoriasis. Parallel to her clinical career, she received extensive education and training in aesthetic medicine, focusing on non-surgical procedures, including injectables and energy-based devices. The Fotona SP Dynamis laser is one of her indispensable tools, and during years of daily use she has gained a high level of experience with this laser system.

Dr. Tlaker has been affiliated full-time with the private medical and aesthetic centers Medartis Nova Gorica and Estetika Med-Art Ljubljana since 2016. She is a member of several international organizations, including the European Society for Lasers and Energy Based Devices.

Adele Bartram Goodall

Adele Bartram Goodall

Adele Bartram Goodall received her medical laser training from the Fleming Laser Institute in Melbourne Australia in 2007. She is the Practice Manager of Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic and Plastic Surgery, where she works alongside Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Richard Rahdon as a Senior Dermal Clinician specializing in medical laser treatments of skin rejuvenation, vascular and pigment removal, caring for patients and clients pre- and post-operatively. Working with Dr. Rahdon, her expertise includes understanding and advising patients on cosmetic surgical procedures and assisting with cosmetic consulting such as breast surgery, abdominoplasty, facial rejuvenation and skin lesions.

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