Inside the Latest A2 TRADE Magazine 2018 – Issue 3 – for Doctors Only


By now you know A2 Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Magazine prints four issues each year – one in March, June, September and December. The normal A2 Magazine is focused more toward the consumer on aesthetics, anti-ageing, skin care/dermatology, integrative medicine, cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic surgery. It’s available in Dis-Chem, Clicks, Spar, Exclusive Books and CNA stores nationwide, plus all the high-end business class lounges in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban local and international airports. PLUS, we sell soft copies of the mag through our app available on the Apple and Play stores.

But NOW, it’s that time of year where we publish our A2 Trade Magazine – this fifth issue of A2 is for doctors and medical professionals only and is not available for sale in stores or to the general public.

How am I reading this then??

Thanks for asking :) We provide this A2 Trade Magazine at local medical congresses in South Africa (within the aesthetics industry), plus it is privately couriered to our list of doctors and practices nationwide for free!

We also have soft copies available for doctors to download for free and read on any device (including your computer).

How can I get a hard copy?

If you haven’t already been sent a copy or received one in a congress bag, then please ask us to courier one to you (it’s free!) – email – we require physical addresses only, no PO Boxes.

HOWEVER – it’s important to know that 1. Stock is limited, once print copies are finished, they’re finished. And 2. Free delivery is only within South Africa.

Ps. Because we only print one trade mag a year, we advise doctors to keep their copies in a keepsakes space.

How can I get a soft copy to read on any device?

That’s easy! Doctors and Medical Professionals can download the Magzter App from your iTunes or Play stores. Once you’ve got the app, search “A2 Trade Magazine”– and our free trade magazine should pop up. Doctors will need to sign up and log in to be able to get the free digital copy.

This link will take you directly there…

A bit more about A2 Trade Magazine…

We launched the A2 Trade Magazine in 2016 with humble and resounding success, and now in our third year of this annual issue, we are ecstatic at its continual growth and positive feedback from the industry.

What is your content about?

Since this is a Trade-Only publication, the feature content is naturally focused on innovations, techniques and trends in the aesthetics and anti-ageing industry, for the sole purpose of providing medical professionals in this field with information including new technologies and products available.

We therefore source topic ideas from various local congresses (based on lectures given by the doctors), news from various plastic and aesthetic associations – as well as updates from international workshops and topic suggestions from selected physicians.

With all that in mind, we are sure you’ll enjoy this issue of A2 Trade Magazine and are looking forward to our next one coming out in May 2019.

Until then, please do feel free to stay in touch with us, send article recommendations to or just send us big boxes of chocolate… for medical purposes obviously. Pfft.

Lastly, don’t forget to stay up to date with our normal quarterly A2 Magazine available in stores throughout the year, they make for great reading too, as well as being nice extras for your patients to read and take home #justsaying.

What you can expect in this A2 Trade Issue…

The Consulting Room: You & Your Practice

  • Postgraduate Journal Club for Aesthetic Medical Practitioners – Dr Debbie Norval provides further insight on the new, innovative AAMSSA project that sets up journal clubs for aesthetic practitioners nationwide
  • How to Handle Negative Online Reviews – Someone alerts you to the fact that a patient has posted negative remarks about you on social media. What do you do? We ask the experts. Mandy Collins
  • The New Medical Device Regulations Act: What you Need to Know AAMSSA President Dr Cobus van Niekerk sheds some light on the long-awaited regulations act for medical devices and in vitro devices, and discusses how this will affect the industry
  • Doctor’s Orders: Your Daily Dose of Stress Relief – Stress-related health concerns and disease are nothing a seasoned medical practitioner is unaware of. However, when it comes to managing their own stress levels, it can become quite challenging. Sally Harvey shares some useful tips on how to unwind

Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Modalities

  • The RHA Effect – Dr Alastair Clark discusses a new line of fillers specially designed for the mobile areas of the face
  • Highlights from the Aesthetic Congress 2018 Monaco – Dr Elfrieda Fourie
  • Botulinum Toxin Dilution – Dr Alistair McAlpine explains the concept of hyper diluted botulinum toxin injectables and advises which clinical scenarios are acceptable to use this treatment modality
  • Appraising the Adipolaser Facial Rejuvenation. Dr Nerina Wilkinson

Skin Systems

  • How Early Post-Surgical Botulinum Toxin Injections Help Scars. Dr Reza Mia
  • Microneedling at the Next Level – Mandy Collins
  • Missing Melanin: The Ins and Outs of Albinism. Dr Judey Pretorius explains the genetic condition known as albinism, and how those affected by it can best take care of their skin
  • The Dreaded Shed Female patterned hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss in women, with prevalence increasing with advancing age, writes Dr Catherine Davies

Surgical Procedures

  • Chin is the New Chic Why practitioners have begun to broaden their focus from the cheek to consider treatment possibilities that include the jawline. Dr Marshall Murdoch
  • Plastic Surgeons at High Risk for Work-related Musculoskeletal Injuries Study reveals that nearly 80% of plastic surgeons surveyed had musculoskeletal symptoms

Dentistry Techniques

  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) A holistic approach to facial pain, and facial aesthetics. Dr André Roux
  • Beyond Dentistry

Also in this issue

  • Meet the Team: A2’s Expert Panel and Contributors
  • Tap into your Patients’ Minds Sally Harvey
  • Why People Experience Seasonal Skin Changes
  • How to Treat ‘Tech Neck’
  • Premium Classifieds



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