A very warm welcome to A2 Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Magazine, your South African go-to magazine dedicated to aesthetics, anti-ageing, integrative medicine, medical skin care, cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic surgery. We are the pit-stop for our aesthetically minded readers who are already on, or about to embark on their aesthetic journey.
In addition to covering all the latest local and international news on the aesthetic and cosmetic front, we also have an extensive range of highly accredited and reputable medical professionals on our panels – all here to help you make an informed decision on your aesthetic journey.
As a reader you gain access to accredited information to the South African aesthetics industry. If you were ever uncertain about anti-wrinkle options, a breast lift, or simply a non-invasive option to revive your skin – A2 Magazine is your pit-stop for all this information.
Even if you’re unsure of having any treatments, that’s fine. We just want to make sure that the public receives all the possible options regarding what is available in the South African industry of aesthetics. We want you to be safe and make informed decisions.Our Print Magazine…
A2 magazine publishes a quarterly print magazine at the beginning of each season (March, June, September and December).
Where to buy
We’re available in Dischem, Clicks, Spar, Exclusive Books and CNA stores nationwide, and Thrupps Illovo in Johannesburg. As well as in selected doctors rooms, aesthetic clinics and aesthetic salons waiting rooms.
Outside of South Africa, we are also sold in Namibia and Botswana.
If we’re not in your favourite store – ask them to stock us.
Subscribe to print magazine
Click here for an annual subscription for physical print copies delivered straight to your door.
Subscribe to soft copies
Or, click here to buy and download A2 Magazine for your PC, Tablet or Smartphone (through www.magzter.com). Alternatively, search for “A2” in your Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store – download the free A2 App, and use your iTunes account and Google Play account to purchase current and back issues.Our Blog…
The A2 Magazine blog is a source of aesthetic information on the go! Complete with aesthetic and cosmetic surgery information plus reviews by the A2 team.
The blog is super special because not only do we provide this information for free, but we also have dedicated Aesthetics, Anti-Ageing, Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Sections, as well as a dedicated Trade Section for our doctors, medical suppliers and Aesthetic Clinic and Aesthetic Salon owners.
Our aim – both print and blog – is to create an unbiased, trusted and qualified source of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery information for both our consumer and trade readers.
Furthermore, we ensure that all reporting of procedures from our Expert Panel and Contributor Panel (as well as advertising of services) follow the ethical rules and regulations of various health councils and societies in South Africa.
We sincerely hope you find value and comfort along your journey – and as always, feel free to contact us with any queries or comments you might have. We simply love hearing from you!
For detailed A2 Info – check out the FAQ’s below…
A2 is co-owned by Michelle Pauli (founder, publisher and print editor) and Rochelle Friedman (sales, marketing and digital editor). Read more about us here.
The first A2 print edition was in November 2011, and the A2 blog was born in January 2013. We’ve been growing organically ever since and have made incredibly long lasting relationships with our doctors and those in the aesthetics industry. Here’s to many more years!
A2 Magazine is unique in that it’s the only print magazine in South Africa solely dedicated to the aesthetics, anti-ageing and cosmetic surgery industries, focused toward both the consumer and trade industry.
- To ensure South Africans have somewhere to go to receive the highest quality and safest information when it comes to the South African aesthetics, anti-ageing and cosmetic surgery industry straight from the horse’s mouth (A.K.A The A2 Expert and Contributor Panels).
- To allow for an unbiased platform for our Experts and Contributors to share their wealth of knowledge for our readers in a language for those who “don’t speak doctor”.
The A2 Magazine expert panel comprises of handpicked South African and some international doctors who are leaders in their respective fields ranging from plastic/ cosmetic/ reconstructive surgeons, GPs with a special interest in aesthetics to dermatologists (dermatologic surgeons) and cosmetic dentists.
All doctors chosen have some of the highest qualifications in their chosen fields, additional courses and trainings under their belts, many years of experience, are respected by their peers and have some of the most respected reviews from patients. In some instances, some of our doctors are appointed by top medical manufacturer/ supplier companies as their trainers and ambassadors for their anti-wrinkle or filler products.
The contributor panel is comprised of industry leaders including but not limited to experienced journalists in the aesthetics industry, health and wellness experts, as well as doctors, plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists.
The A2 Magazine team meets, assesses and selects each panel member at our own discretion based on the above criteria.
To create a well-known, unbiased, trusted and qualified source of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery information for our consumer and trade readers.
A2 magazine publishes a quarterly print magazine, and we run, own and publish this website/blog www.a2magazine.co.za. In addition to following the same format for consumers as the print magazine, the blog has a dedicated trade section, review section, skin section, aesthetics and anti-ageing section, plus a dedicated comsetic surgery section.
Each panel member writes articles, and these top-notch and accredited articles are published on either the print or digital publication.
By invitation only.
Doctors and/or their PR agencies are welcome to submit themsleves or their clients for consideration.
Even if readers are unsure of having any treatments, that’s fine. We just want to make sure that the public receives the correct and factual information regarding what is available in the South African industry of aesthetics. We want patients, new and potential, to be safe and make informed decisions.
Of course you can! As we are privately owned and published, our print advertising rates are super competitive and our digital rates are just as inviting.
The best part about A2’s model is that it’s unapologetically niche and glossy – our focus for our advertisers is more about Market Penetration than it is about reaching mass numbers that can result in a hit/miss scenario. With A2, you are reaching aesthetically-minded consumers with disposable income. You’re also getting into the hands of almost every aesthetic physician in SA, plastic surgeon, clinics, medi-spas and selected salons. Click here for advertising information.
All reviews on the blog are free and we welcome you to get in touch with us should there be something you find fitting for us to review.
Please note all reviews are at our discretion. If we feel something is not suitable or relevant to our readership we reserve the right to decline.
Contact us to say hi now. We can’t wait to hear from you!