The Judges

Raj Acquilla

Dr Raj Acquilla is a cosmetic dermatologist with more than 12 years’ experience in facial aesthetic medicine, having performed more than 20,000 procedures. In 2015 he won the Aesthetics Award for Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the Year and in 2012 he was named Speaker of the Year. Dr Acquilla is a UK ambassador, global KOL and masterclass trainer in the cosmetic use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. He is actively involved in scientific audit, research and development of pioneering products and techniques.

Dr Aneesha Ahmad

Dr Aneesha Ahmad qualified in 2008 from the University of Manchester. She works as a GP principal with a special interest in dermatology, having completed her Diploma in Practical Dermatology with distinction. Dr Ahmad is a trainer in advanced aesthetics and the founder of Skyn Doctor, Huddersfield. QUAL: BSc(MedSci) MBCHB, MRCGP, PG Dip Dem (Distinction)

Mo Akhavani

Mr. Mo Akhavani, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and co-founder of The Plastic Surgery Group, has featured in Tatler Magazine’s Top 40 Plastic Surgeons in the Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide. He has a busy NHS and private practice with an interest in breast surgery and body contouring. Mo has numerous peer reviewed publications, and was awarded the esteemed Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his pioneering Doctorate of Medicine (MD) research in plastic surgery. Mo has undertaken aesthetic surgery fellowship training in London, Toronto, Miami, Shreveport and New York; working with some of the leading plastic surgeons in the world, mastering the latest surgical innovations and techniques recognised. He is a past winner of the Best Plastic Surgeon category at The Safety in Beauty Diamond Award.

Firas Al-Niaimi

Professor Firas Al-Niaimi is a highly experienced and multi-award respected consultant dermatologist and laser surgeon based in London. He has published 220 scientific publications and 10 book chapters in dermatology and lasers and is the first and only laser dermatology professor in the UK. He is a global KOL and speaker for various conferences and has delivered hundreds of presentations in more than 50 countries around the world. He often represents the UK internationally in scientific laser and dermatology committees and research projects. Alongside his university commitments he practices both in Harley street and the Taktouk clinic in Knightsbridge.

Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen is the business development executive for Enhance Insurance and has been working in the insurance sector for over 30 years. Medical malpractice is her passion, she relishes working within the aesthetic and surgical industries, continually educating herself and expanding her knowledge on new procedures and devices. She prides herself on her professionalism and technical approach to business. Allen's unique approach ensures loyalty and respect from her clients, who are her first priority.

Key Dates 2022

  • Entries Open 30th September 2021
  • Entries Close 12th November 2021
  • Finalists Announced 4 st January 2022
  • Voting and Judging Close 1st February 2022
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony after the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 12th March 2022
  • 2023 Entries Open July 2022