Jorge E. Gaviria P. graduated as a Surgeon from the University of Los Andes in Venezuela (ULA) in 2001 and completed his specialization in gynecology and obstetrics at the Venezuelan Red Cross in 2009. In 2015 he graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Los Andes, and in 2016 received a Master degree in Laser Medicine from the Catalunya Polytechnic University in Barcelona, Spain. He is Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the America Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS).
Dr. Gaviria is currently the Head Chief of the Laser Platform at the Fotomedicine Institute of the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he also serves as a Medical Director of Korpo Laser in Caracas, Venezuela (and Kendall, Florida USA) and as Professor and Academic Director of the "Laser in Gynecology" program at 3 Universities in Venezuela. He is also the Academic Director of the Laser in Medicine Academy of IberioAmerica (AILMED) and the Laser & Health Academy (LA&HA) in Venezuela.
Dr. Gaviria is the Second Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Regenerative and Functional Gynecology (SEGERF), the Founder and President of the European Gynecology Laser Club (EGLC) as well as a Fellow of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG). He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Spanish Society of Medical Surgical Laser (SELMQ), the Union International of Aesthetic Medicine (UIME), the Spanish Aesthetic Medicine Society (SEME), the International Society of Urogynecology (IUGA), as well as other professional societies. Dr. Gaviria has been a Key Opinion Leader, researcher and trainer for Fotona since 2010, and was one of the first in Latin America to utilize and develop non-ablative intravaginal laser technologies. He publishes his work and lectures internationally on a regular basis.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Liang-Choong Chia received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics degrees from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (2000 – 2005). He also holds a Diploma in Practical Dermatology (2008 – 2009) from the University of Cardiff, UK and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from AAAM (USA, 2010).
Dr. Chia is the Founder & Medical Director of IDO’S Clinic in Malaysia and the WeCoMed Clinic in Singapore, representing a chain of clinical centers that focus on laser, dermatological and aesthetic treatment across Malaysia and Singapore. He is also the Medical Director of the Apex Cosmeceutical Group, the only company in the region that integrates the entire value chain of skincare R&D, manufacturing, distribution and service.
Dr. Chia also has extensive experience teaching basic, intermediate and advanced training in skin and cutaneous laser treatment to doctors and allied health professionals from Malaysia and Indonesia, and has participated in numerous live television interviews. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow & Edinburgh (UK) as well as a member of the General Medical Council (UK), the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the Singapore Medical Association, and the Malaysia Medical Association.
Dr. Chua Cheng Yu is a frequent trainer at medical seminars and the Key Opinion Leader in Southeast Asia for multiple aesthetic medical technologies, including the Ultraformer HIFU and Teosyal fillers. He has his own aesthetic medical clinic in Singapore (Veritas Medical Aesthetics) andhis practice mirrors his philosophy of functional aesthetics: holistic health and beauty, hand in hand. In his spare time he plays the piano, dabbles with amateur photography and maintains a personal blog.
Jernej Kukovic graduate of the Medical University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, European Union in 2010. Internship at the Surgical Clinic at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. From 2011 to 2013 practiced medicine at the Clinic for reconstructive, aesthetic, plastic surgery and burns in Ljubljana. Attended graduate school for computer sciences at the Ljubljana University and has been involved in the development of medical information software. Recently worked with the MESI on the development of a next generation medical diagnostics device, which has been selected for the final round of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. Since 2013 Dr. Kukovic has been a researcher, lecturer and trainer for Fotona.
Dr. Anže Zorman graduated from Medical University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe in 2013. He did his internship at the Medical Centre Novo Mesto, Slovenia. From 2013 to 2015 practiced medicine at the Health Centre Sežana as a General Practitioner and Emergency Doctor. He joined Fotona in 2015 as clinical expert specializing in dermatology, aesthetics and surgery. Since then dr. Zorman has been involved in development of new applications and education of end-users and partners. He is also a researcher and regular lecturer for Laser and Health Academy and Fotona. In 2016 dr. Zorman also started working in Medilase Dermatological Centre as a laser expert.
Dr. Pedro Santos graduated with a degree in Medicine from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences - Oporto University, Portugal. He also received a Master in Aesthetic and Antiaging Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Santos is a University professor and international clinical trainer on Lasers, EBDs and injectables. He is the Co-founder of the first Post-graduate Programme on Aesthetic Medicine in Portugal.
Dr. Mukadas Sabirova received her medical degree in 2002 from the I.K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 2005 she completed her specialization at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, and in 2007 completed Dermatocosmetology training at the "Perfect" Training Center in Kyrgyzstan. She also completed a thematic improvement course "Aesthetic and Gynecology Reconstruction" in 2018 at the FSAI Medical and Rehabilitation Center of the Ministry of Health of Russia.
Dr. Sabirova is currently employed as Head Doctor of the Beauty Lab clinic of aesthetic medicine and cosmetology in Kyrgyzstan. She has experience working with Fotona lasers since 2018 and has attended Fotona workshops on minimally invasive gynecology treatments, Fotona Er:YAG & Nd:YAG lasers systems in cosmetology, and scar treatments, skin rejuvenation and benign lesions removal.
Dr. Meirim Umuralieva received her medical degree in 2005 from the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 2007 she completed her clinical residency at KSMA's Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care with a specialization in Combustiology. She then continued her education in 2011 with further courses in Moscow, Russia at the Institute of Restorative Medicine (Cosmetology) and the State Scientific Center for Laser Medicine of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency (Laser Surgery).
Dr. Umuralieva is currently employed as a Dermatocosmetologist and Dermatosurgeon at the “Beauty Lab” clinic of aesthetic medicine & cosmetology in Kyrgyzstan. She has experience working with Fotona lasers since 2016, having completed training workshops for aesthetic treatments (Russia, 2016-2017), scar treatments (Slovenia/Italy, 2017), and laser liposuction & blepharoplasty, benign lesions removal and skin rejuvenation (Kyrgyzstan, 2018-2019).
Dr. Laith Akkash received a Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Facult y of Medicine at the University of Jordan in 1996 and continued his education while attending residency programs in Dermatology & Venereology at the University of Jordan (1998 – 2002) and the University of Giessen, Germany (2005 – 2006). He also completed a Fellowship training program in Skin Surgery at the University of Giessen in 2007.
Dr. Akkash is currently the owner and director of the Akkash Comprehensive Skin Clinic in Amman, Jordan. His prior work experience includes serving as a Consultant Dermatologist & Dermasurgeon at the Dept. of Dermatology of the Jordan University Hospital and as Ex-Head of the Division of Dermatology at the same hospital, as well as Asst. Professor of Dermatology at the University of Jordan.
Dr. Akkash is a member of the Board of Directors of the Intl. Society of Dermatologic Surgery and a Preceptor in the Society’s Preceptorship Program. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council for Cancers of the Skin, the German society of Dermatology, the German society of Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the International Dermatoscopy Society, the European Society for Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology, the Jordanian Society of Dermatology & Venereology and the Jordanian Medical Association.
Dr. Ivan Peev graduated from the Medical Faculty of Thracian University in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He started his residency in the Dermatological Department of the Military Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria where he conducted clinical research in treating vitiligo patients with Excimer laser. He completed several laser and aesthetic training programs and received advanced laser training in Germany and Spain.
Dr. Peev established his own private practice in Sofia, where he performs dermatological, aesthetic and gynecological treatments with the SP Dynamis laser (the first in Bulgaria). His scientific interests are in the treatment of dermatological conditions with lasers, remodelling of scars, and treatment of vascular lesions. Dr. Peev is a member of the Bulgarian Dermatological Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the European Society for Lasers and Energy-based Devices, the International Dermatoscopy Society and the editor of the Journal of Pigmentary Disorders.
Dr. Tamara Meissnitzer studied medicine and graduated from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 2001. She spent her residency at the Department of Dermatology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases (DIAID) at the Vienna General Hospital and focused on the research of metastasized melanoma. After obtaining her specialization in Dermatology and Venerology in 2009, she soon after started her own private practice in 2011, where she is still working. Dr. Meissnitzer has also been active as a trainer for Fotona since 2017.
After studying economics in Vienna Susanne Hofmann later decided to pursue an education in cosmetics, passing her Master’s exam in 2005. She then opened a beauty shop in the city center of Vienna offering high class cosmetic treatments combined with IPL and laser treatments. Since 2012 she has continued developing her clinical skills and education on a wide range of laser systems, and has improved her laser experiences in different dermatological and plastic surgery clinics.
In 2015 Susanne’s company started distributing Fotona systems by contract, and in 2018, together with Dr. Tamara Meissnitzer, she established the first LA&HA training center in Vienna. Due to the small size of the company she holds a wide range of different jobs, but her main focus is still training doctors in laser applications for dermatology, aesthetics and gynecology.
Dr. Nada Kecelj Leskovec graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in 1991. She became a specialist of dermatovenerology in 1998 and further obtained a Master’s degree in 2005 and a PhD in 2008 from the same faculty. In additional to general dermatovenerology, her fields of interests also include phlebology and aesthetic laser procedures (using Fotona's Dualis SP).
Dr. Leskovec’s professional career began at the Dermatovenerology Department of the University Medical Center Ljubljana (1994) and continued at the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (1998) where she was elected as an assistant professor. Since 2013 she has also worked the Remeda medical center in Domžale, Slovenia, where she conducts laser workshops for Fotona.
From 2014 to 2018 Dr. Leskovec served as President of the Slovene Advisory board for Dermatovenerology and Vice President of the Association of Slovene dermatovenerologists. She is also a member of the Association for vessel diseases in Slovenia as well as the European Academy of Dermatovenerology and a council member of the European Wound Management Association.
Dr. Tian Yanli is the Director of the Dermatology Department of the Laserking BeauCare Clinic in Beijing, China. Her areas of expertise include laser therapy and prosthodontic treatment of sensitive skin & facial corticosteroid-dependent dermatitis, as well as chemical peeling of facial defects, combined therapy of acne and acne scars, and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments.
Dr. Tian Yanli is the secretary of the Chinese Medical Women’s association’s skin disease specialist committee as well as a member of its professional anti-ageing standing committee. She is also a member of the Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics (laser cosmetology branch) and the China Association of Integrative Medicine’s medical beauty professional committee (modern medical cosmetology group) and its laser skin beauty professional committee.
Dr. Chen Ping is the Director of plastic surgery and founder of the Plastic Surgery Center (established in 1992) at the People's Hospital of Foshan City, China. She has worked in the aesthetic industry for more than 30 years and has treated more than 160,000 patients. Since 2000 she has been pioneering the application of laser technology to treat a variety of pigmented, vascular lesions, skin rejuvenation, scars and hypertrichosis, and has performed thousands of laser and IPL treatments.
Dr. Ping has participated in academic exchanges with professors from cities in the United States and Japan, as well as Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and has given numerous speeches at national and international conferences. She has also received a number of awards including the excellence prize of the National Natural Science Foundation.
Dr. Ping is a member of numerous professional organizations and is the Vice Chairwoman of the Guangdong Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Association, the Chinese Medical Association’s Guangdong Medical Laser branch, the Guangdong Doctors’ Association’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery branch, as well as Chairwoman of the Plastic Beauty Committee of the Guangdong Medical Women’s Association.
Dr. Denes Pesthy graduated from the Medical University of Pécs, Hungary in 1987 and received his General Surgery degree from the same university in 1991. He served in the Department of Surgery and Vascular Surgery in Szekszárd (1987-1992) and later in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (1992-1993) before moving to a private medical practice in Dunakilit. Since 2009 he has been the General Manager of the Laserderm Medical Center in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.
Dr. Pesthy has completed courses in Laser Therapy and Laser Surgery, Budapest (1995, 1996), and he is also a certified member of the Laser and Health Academy having completed the LA&HA Aesthetic & Dermatology training course which included; ablative treatments (2008), non-ablative treatments (2010), tattoo removal and treatment of pigmentation disorders (2012), expert training on skin rejuvenation techniques (2015), as well as Fotona's NightLase® and Apnea treatments (2016) and more. Dr. Pesthy is a member of the Hungarian Society of Surgery (MST), the Hungarian Association of Private Dermatologists (MMKE), the Hungarian Dermatological Society (MDT), and the Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK).
Dr. Tania Phillips graduated from Southampton University in the UK in 1994. During her work in medicine she has developed a keen interest in aesthetics and more recently has focused on laser aesthetics treatments. Dr. Phillips holds Certificates for Advanced Laser Aesthetics for face and body as well as for vaginal treatments (IntimaLase® and IncontiLase®) from the Laser & Health Academy. She is keen to run further trials looking at the efficacy of laser aesthetics.
Dr. Phillips been a practicing General Practitioner for 20 years and continues to work in General practice in addition to her own business in laser aesthetics. She has had significant experience in training others in many aspects of her career and in January 2018 ran a successful UK training weekend for Fotona with live links to treatments from her aesthetic clinic, Rejuven8 in Basingstoke. Her experience and qualification in coaching & behavioral change are also invaluable in establishing and clarifying her clients’ goals and expectations for treatments.
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 Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and the European Society for Lasers and Energy Based Devices.
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.