BIOGRAPHY – Dr Alek Nikolic
Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively and has performed live demonstrations throughout South Africa and Internationally including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw.
Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care, skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botox, and Dermal Fillers. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally.
Dr Alek Nikolic is the appointed Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa and in 2015 received an award for his outstanding contribution to Aesthetic Medicine in South Africa. Dr Nikolic is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa.
Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 20 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic has performed over 20 000 cosmetic dermatology procedures and as such is considered a KOL (key opinion leader) in his field specifically with Botox® and Dermal Fillers.
Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is chairman of the Western Cape Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa and he is the appointed Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa.
Since 2008, Dr Nikolic has been a spokesperson at international congresses that have been held both locally and abroad. In 2013, he spoke at the International Congress in Aesthetic Dermatology in Bangkok, and at the World Congress in Aesthetic Medicine in Cape Town. In the same year, he went to Monte Carlo where he spoke at the Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress and to Rome, where he addressed the National Congress of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine.
South Africa has been Dr Nikolic’s platform for demonstrating many of his advanced aesthetics techniques at various sponsored Allergan product launches and workshops. Many of these presentations were co-presented by international doctors from Europe and South America, including Dr Mauricio de Maio from Brazil, who has been a great role model and inspiration to Dr Nikolic.
Dr Nikolic is the Executive Director of SkinMiles.com, an innovative online shop that sells ranges of high quality skincare products. The ranges have been tried and tested at his practices in London and Cape Town. SkinMiles.com has made doctor-prescribed skincare products easily accessible in South Africa.
Dr Nikolic has also been involved in developing his own skincare range called sk.in since 2015. Dr Alek Nikolic formulated sk.in products with five goals in mind: to use the best and highest concentration active ingredients available, to combine ingredients in every serum that also repair and maintain the skin barrier, to use ingredients that minimise skin reactions, to make sk.in products readily accessible and to ensure that all sk.in products can be easily added to any basic skincare regime.
skincare ingredients = sk.in
The name originated from Dr Alek’s core vision for sk.in.
“My focus is not only the skincare ingredients used but also how the combination of these ingredients in the various formulations help to target specific skin concerns and correct the health and hydration of the skin barrier.”