Our Dermatologists

Dr. Presbury


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


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.

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.

Dr Ahmed Essop



Dr Ahmed Essop is a fellow of The College of Dermatologists of South Africa , ensures he is always at the forefront of any developments in dermatology that could benefit patients in their care. Dr Essop is trained  in all aspects of skin health and skin disease including skin cancer.


Dr Juduth Budavari

MBBCh, FC Derm (SA) M.Med (WITS)

Dr Judith Budavari is a dermatologist in private practice in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Judith’s basic medical degree, specialization in dermatology and MMed thesis were all obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has over twenty years experience in the field of dermatology and it is her passion in life.

She has had further training in the field of aesthetic dermatology such as Botox, fillers, peels and various lasers treatments.

Patients receive the best treatments and skin care advice in a chic modern setting and with a personal and caring touch.

Dr M Popara


Dr Popara graduated Nursing School (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1984 and became a qualified Medical Doctor in 1991 after graduating from the Medical University Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She moved to South Africa in 1992 with her Husband and 3 children.
Upon moving to our lovely country , unfortunately the SA Medical Board did not recognize her medical Qualification from Sarajevo and she then had to re-qualify according to SA standards, hence she has two qualifications in her field of expertise:
In 1994 she gained her SA approved qualification in Nursing and as a registered General Practitioner and Medical Doctor and also qualified as a Chief Professional Nurse at the Medi-Clinic in Sandton. Then went on to complete her Internship at JHB General Hospital between 1995/1996.
She worked as a Medical Officer at Sizwe Tropical Diseases Hospital where she obtained a Diploma in Tropical Diseases and Hygiene (DTM.H) between 1996-2004.  In 2004 she graduated again at Witwatersrand Medical School and obtained an MBBcH degree and registered as a Medical Practitioner in independent practice. In 2005 she passed the Primary Dermatology exam and obtained Dermatology Registership and  worked as a Dermatologist Registrar at Charlotte Maxeke, Helen Joseph and the CH Baragwanath Hospitals.  Since passing her final Dermatology exam in 2008 she has worked as a Dermatology Consultant at the above hospitals as well as starting her own private practice where she has passionately worked as a Specialist Dermatologist at the Medi-Clinic Sandton and Netcare Olivedale Hospital for the past 12 years.


Our Aesthetic Doctors

Dr Leane Louw


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.

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”.

Dr Renske van der Walt



Dr Renske van der Walt graduated from Pretoria University in 2002. After working in the United Kingdom for a year as a general practitioner, she returned to South Africa to work in the field of Trauma and Intensive Care Medicine. She later transitioned into Aeromedicine achieving status of Senior Flight Doctor for an international assistance company. It was during this time that Dr van der Walt completed her Masters in Emergency Medicine through the University of the Witwatersrand. After six years in the Aeromedical industry, Dr van der Walt pursued a career as a Medical Manager for an international pharmaceutical company.

Once introduced to Aesthetic Medicine Dr van der Walt has not looked back, as it is the perfect fusion between art, science and technology. She believes that now, more than ever, self-care has become an essential component of our well-being. When you look great you feel great!

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 Chrisna Ludick

MBChB (Pret), Dip Obst (SA) Adv Dip Aesth Med (Cum laude) (FDP)

Dr Chrisna’s exposure and interest in Aesthetic Medicine started in 2013 after she joined and worked at an Aesthetic Clinic, until 2016. For the last 3 years, Dr Chrisna has practiced as an Aesthetics Doctor as well as a Surgical Assistant in Plastic surgery, Gynaecology and Colorectal surgery. She also obtained her Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (Cum Laude) in 2019 through the Foundation of Professional Development, a division of SAMA.

The aspects of Aesthetic Medicine that Dr Chrisna enjoys the most are building relationships with her patients and appreciating that the expression of the art and skill of Medical Aesthetics is result driven.

Dr Chrisna is a doctor, a wife and has two fur children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include playing action netball, cooking, appreciation of wine and traveling.

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