Dr Gordon Cohen
General Practioner with Special Interest in Aesthetics, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
Dr Gordon Cohen underwent his training in non-surgical, aesthetic procedures both in the United States and in Europe. He regularly attends training courses and Aesthetic Conferences in South Africa, the United States and a variety of European countries. He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and The Aesthetic and Anti- Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAAMSA).
Dr Cohen’s areas of expertise include Skin Rejuvenation and anti-ageing procedures, treatment of Acne and Acne Scarring, Body sculpting and liposuction as well as Health and Wellness programmes.
It is Dr Gordon Cohen’s firm belief that in order to achieve lasting results for patients who are seeking facial and body aesthetic treatments, it is vitally important to consider a holistic approach to the
Dr Tamara Pheiffer
Functional and Molecular Medicine Consultant
Dr Pheiffer qualified as a doctor of homoeopathic medicine in 2009 after which she completed an internship at Ukuba Nisibindi government clinic where she was exposed to a multitude of natural treatment modalities from traditional African to Western and Chinese herbal medicine. This began her journey into Integrated Medicine.
Dr Pheiffer has since worked in medical education for 2 of the top international nutraceutical companies where she was responsible for guiding doctors through both standard and functional test results to aid their understanding, and working to develop treatment protocols for their patients that would address patient’s unique biochemistry.
Through these positions she was in the fortunate position of spending one-on-one intensive training with all of the international experts and speakers that the respective companies utilized for seminars and guidance. This
Dr Pheiffer has aggressively pursued extensive ongoing education in the field of Functional and Molecular Medicine. Starting with AFMCP and a 2 year Functional medicine intensive training with IFM and is currently studying her Masters in functional and integrated medicine
Dr Pheiffer focuses on biochemical and genetic individuality in her practice and strives to find the underlying root cause of the illness thus bringing the body back to a state of optimal health that is far greater than merely the absence of the disease process. She aims to find trends of illness and correct them long before they affect the function of various organ and hormonal systems.
Registerred Nurse Kirsten Mougios joined The Melrose Aesthetic Centre to assist with our clinical services including Liposuction, Fat Transfers, Silhouette and Laser Resurfacing. Kirsten attended the University of Johannesburg (RAU) where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2005. Kirsten holds a B.CUR Degree in Nursing Science (General, Psychiatric, Community and Midwifery) in which she achieved Honours level.
Following the completion of her degree, Kirsten went on to further her studies and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical and Surgical Operating Theatre Nursing which she obtained from Netcare Training Academy. Kirsten also holds her certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS); is registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)
Following her studies and practical internship, Sr. Mougios worked in several public and private medical facilities. She later advanced her skill set and found her interest in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Kirsten gained international experience working in private healthcare while working abroad in England, United Kingdom. Kirsten worked as a Team Leader in Plastic Surgery in Spire Parkway Hospital and later as a Theatre Scrub Nurse.
Kirsten brings her 14 years of knowledge, instinctive experience, and understanding to our Practice. Sr. Mougios also has a keen interest in skin care and is currently undergoing training in this arena.
Kirsten’s knowledge, friendly approach and service driven character is a fantastic addition to our Team.
Tamara Moen is a professional, personable and highly qualified Medical Aesthetician who combines her broad product knowledge with a detailed understanding of Laser and Skin Care therapy. Tamara is driven by her passion for achieving service excellence with her clients and has trust and rapport with both her clients and her co-workers. She has worked locally and abroad which included working as an International Aesthetician on cruise ships.
Tamara has undergone a wide variety of formal training completed both locally and internationally which includes skin care, nutrition, customer relations, teaching and training and health & safety. Tamara has accomplished her CIDESCO Diploma and she achieved an honours diploma for Massage and Beauty Therapy with SAAHSP. In addition, she has completed several other qualifications including a Diploma in Teaching and Training from City and Guilds International; City and Guilds International Diploma in Beauty Therapy; SAAHSP Modular and BLS.
In addition to a portfolio of extensive training, Tamara offers wide knowledge and expertise, including: Skin Care Therapy; Skin Care Electrical Therapy; Cosmetic Science; Nutrition; Massage, Customer Relations; First Aid; Health and Safety and extensive product training and knowledge.
Tamara has the required balance of energy and dedication, mixed with a genuine passion for the skin care industry. Tamara believes in adding the personal touch to all therapy and creating a trusting and results driven environment for your clients.
Delene van Rooyen
Delene has a welcoming and confident personality with excellent communications skills and a passion for skincare. Delene attended the Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch, where she graduated with her Diploma in Somatology CUM LAUDE and later completed her Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics through the same academy. Delene has many accolades during her studies and has presented top achievement awards in practical, planning and research methodology and was the
Delene has completed training and work experience with a number of salons and aesthetic clinics performing a wide range of treatments. As a Skin & Laser Therapist, Delene has experience with Laser Therapies, Chemical Peels, Carboxytherapy, Mesotherapy, Microdermabrasion, Radio Frequency and Ultrasound.
Delene is passionate about skincare and working with her clients to achieving their skincare goals by offering personalised service.
Patient Care Nurse
Nathalie Rogati has joined The Melrose Aesthetic Centre to assist with our liposuction procedure alongside
She started her nursing career in 1987 under the patronage of Dr Bernard Faguear in Paris. In 1991 she went on to work with Dr Gerard Flageal, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, where she remained for 18 years. During this time she also underwent further training in the United States of America.
Later on in her
Identifying a need for a specialized patient after-care facility, Nathalie developed a facility in the comfort of her own home, naming this operation “Perfect Care”. Centrally located in the beautiful suburb of Parktown North, she transformed her private residence into a haven where patients can relax and recuperate under her expert supervision. Her dedicated care is conducive to a speedy recovery and includes preoperative support, after-care, transport, nutritional advice and healthy home-made meals.
The Melrose Aesthetic Centre is proud to be associated with Nathalie Rogati and we highly recommend her services to our patients.
Granny Mvundlela matriculated in 1998 and then proceeded to complete an
Granny joined The Melrose Aesthetic Centre in 2010 as an Office Assistant and has been working with us as a Clinical Assistant since then. She has gained much knowledge and experience within the Aesthetic Industry and has become an integral part of the team.
Granny completed her Basic Life Support Course (BLS) with top