This month, we’re answering all your questions about botulinum neurotoxin injections—yes, Botox®!—or more specifically, getting neurotoxin injections before the lines appear to help prevent wrinkles and lines from developing in the first place.
About Dr Alek Nikolic
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 24 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town.
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 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 of the Western Cape Aesthetic Review group.
Entries by Dr Alek Nikolic
It is impressive what an impact non-surgical cosmetic treatment such as lasers, peels and fillers can have on our skin. Whether it is fillers used to sculpt and shape your nose or lasers to treat wrinkles non-surgical cosmetic treatments are more popular than ever. Here are the top 4 procedures of the year that don’t […]
Microneedling can effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, scars and other textural irregularities on the skin surface. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), this cosmetic procedure uses small needles to stimulate collagen production. Below are a few things which are essential if you are planning to go for this […]
There is nothing more frustrating than working hard to lose weight without getting noticeable results. Sometimes, there is an underlying problem that deters all your efforts, no matter how much you diet or exercise, you fail to get rid of those stubborn problem areas- like back fat, love handles or unsightly cellulite. Guess what? You […]
With age comes perspective and wisdom, but as the years go by, we start noticing visible signs of ageing. A wrinkle here, a little sagging there, dullness and age spots-all of them are age markers. IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-surgical, non-invasive and almost a painless skin treatment. For these reasons, this treatment is preferred […]
Micro-needling, specifically the Dermapen 4 which we use in our practice, is one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments worldwide and for good reason. Not only can it drastically enhance the look and feel of the skin, but it can also do wonders on reducing acne marks, fine lines and wrinkles as it promotes […]
When it comes to chemical peels, superficial skin peels top the list due to its great results and subtle nature. It can be a perfect addition to your preventive, corrective and protective skincare regime. These peels not only enhance your regular skincare but also condition your skin before cosmetic procedures and retain skin results for […]