Our Dermatologists:

Dr. Presbury

Illovo (Sandton)

Dr Presbury was trained in London at St Thomas’s Hospital and was Senior Registrar at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin and Institute of Dermatology before immigrating to South Africa with his South African wife in 1974. He has been in private practice in Johannesburg since then. He has served on the Dermatology Society Committee for 17 years and was Chairman for 4 years. He also served on a local branch of local SA Medical Association (former chairman and president) and is on the board of Professional Provident Society and Chairman of the Holding Company since 2003.
Dr Presbury started the Laser Clinic at the Park Lane Clinic in 1997 which changed to Laserderm in 1999 and moved to Morningside. He regularly attends laser-related meetings in USA and Europe.

Contact Dr. Presbury : 011 082 1201

Author: “Know Your Skin” 1995

Dr Nooren Moti

Illovo (Sandton)

Shortly after qualifying as a medical doctor, Dr Nooren Moti started her dermatology registrar under the expert guidance of her mentor, Professor Joy Schulz. It was here that she undertook intensive dermatology training by being exposed to a wide variety of skin ailments.

This experience was fundamental in equipping her with the expertise to diagnose and treat even the most obscure skin complaints. She proved to be an avid registrar; winning the best clinical presentation at the South African Dermatology Congress in 2007 and the following year, being awarded the best clinical presentation by the Dermatology Dowling Club in the United Kingdom.

Coming from a whole family of doctors, medicine was a natural career choice for Dr Moti. Early on in her studies, she felt drawn to the study of skin – she believes that it is this organ that reflects our inner state of health. In addition to her interest and passion for the discipline, she decided to specialise in dermatology as a way to facilitate the early diagnosis of underlying medical conditions which often start to show on the skin.

[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]This insight is echoed in her guiding mantra – “The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the skin is the window to within.” Dr Moti is passionate about all aspects of dermatology, from general skin conditions, to sun protection skin care and aesthetic medicine. She brings a comprehensive Dermatological Consultancy to the Laserderm Dunkeld branch as well as the exclusive procedure of Mole-Mapping.

Dr Moti feels a strong responsibility to work towards the wellbeing of communities less fortunate than herself. She demonstrates her inclination towards goodwill by involving herself in any organisation that raises funds and goods for various charities.

This is why she found it exceptionally important to join Laserderm: so that she could be involved in a complete treatment programme for her clients. Often after treating a skin condition one is left with residual complaints and this is where aesthetic practice begins – just a little to enhance your beauty. Being based at a centre that offers diagnosis, treatment and healing of skin ailments – all under one roof – enables Dr Moti to experience a sense of closure and accomplishment in that her clients leave the Laserderm centre feeling satisfied with their results.[/read]

Our Aesthetic Doctors:

Dr Leane Louw

Illovo (Sandton)

Dr Leane Louw graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2002.

After completing her internship and community service, she spent 6 months in Kent in the UK as an accident and emergency doctor.

Dr Louw returned to South Africa and was introduced into the world of Aesthetic and Anti-aging medicine.

It didn’t take her long to realize that this part of medicine was where she belonged. Dr Louw says she attended annual Anti-Ageing Medicine congresses in Paris, France, Monte Carlo, as well as local Aesthetic and Anti-Aging congresses as well as having worked in an aesthetic practice for five years.

Soon it became clear that in this dynamic field it is of the utmost importance to have the best equipment and team by her side to truly be able to embrace what technology can offer. This played a major role in her decision to join Laserderm.

[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]Other than aesthetic medicine and procedures, Dr Louw has a special interest in Anti-aging and preventive medicine, is a member of the South African Academy of Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine. She firmly believes that we should be balanced in everything that we do in life. “We cannot be youthful and healthy from the outside without maintaining youth and health from the inside”. [/read]

Dr Ra’eesah Essop

MBBCh (Wits)
Cresta, Parkhurst

After qualifying as a Medical Doctor (MB BCh) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Ra’eesah went on to complete her internship and community service; working in various disciplines and gaining valuable all-round knowledge and experience. She was then appointed as a medical officer at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology department.

Throughout all of this, her interest in the Aesthetics field grew until her burning desire could no longer be contained and so began her intense training in the Aesthetics field. She holds a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine and is also Board Certified with the world-renowned and prestigious American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine; having completed top in her class both in terms of theory and practical abilities.

Dr Ra’eesah has vast experience in advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler injections for wrinkle reduction and facial enhancement skin conditioning, chemical peels and cosmeceuticals, sclerotherapy, mesotherapy and medical weight loss.

[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]Her experience also extends to a wide range of laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, vein treatments, pigmentation, acne scarring and sunspots. In addition to the above, she also has experience in performing laser and radiofrequency assisted- liposuction.

She is passionate about helping her patients and prides herself in making their dreams come true by providing high-quality expert treatments.[/read]

Dr Farheen Ghoor


Dr Farheen Ghoor completed her MBBCh at the University of Witwatersrand. She is a general practitioner specialising in Aesthetic Medicine and has recently completed a two year Post Graduate Program in Aesthetic Medicine, the first of its kind in South Africa.

Dr Coenie Venter

Bedfordview, Benoni (Rynfield)

Dr Coenie Venter graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1997. He completed his internship at Kalafong Hospital, followed by his community service year at Zeerust Hospital. Thereafter he relocated to the East Rand to partner in a family practice in Primrose where he is still serving the community.

He recently acquired a diploma in diabetes from the University of Cardiff and is actively involved in various aspects of diabetes care and weight loss, both in his own family practice and also in his diabetes clinic in Bedfordview. He still spends time in theatre by doing tonsillectomies, vasectomies and various minor procedures like circumcisions etc.

The aesthetic aspect of his practice started in 2004 during which time he was trained in injectable neuro toxins and non-permanent dermal filler injection techniques. He joined Laserderm in 2012 and is now pursuing aesthetic medicine with passion.

“One should never accept status quo. Constant progression and evolvement is my motto in life and not getting stuck in a comfort zone are one of my main goals.

[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]It is in this regard that aesthetic medicine presents me with both a challenge and an opportunity to live my passion and life philosophy.  The ageing process, metabolism (obesity, diabetes) and general health are all part of one continuum in our bodies and you can’t treat the one without managing the other.

Nature has given us beauty and the human body and face are two perfect examples thereof. To any prospective patient, I would like to say that we should not try to foil the ageing process, but we should merely try to age beautifully and of course maintain our good health during this process. This is my challenge and I see aesthetic medicine as the perfect platform to pursue this.

After all – La vie est belle. “ [/read]