When it comes to the world of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Reza does his best to stay at the top of his game. He makes sure that he takes every opportunity to learn more, whether it’s through reading textbooks cover-to-cover, educational videos, primary & secondary research or attending local and international aesthetic courses and conferences. Not only to educate himself in the latest technologies and treatments, but to ensure that his patients are always offered the latest in Aesthetic treatments.
He played the pivotal role in forming a business relationship with American Plastic Surgeon, Dr Robert Rey, also known as Dr. 90210, from E!’s hit show. Together they educated people on safe and responsible aesthetic treatments, while providing people with Dr 90210’s skin care and anti ageing products in South Africa.
Dr. Reza previously participated in a global study assessing the various injection techniques of Restylane’s SkinBooster dermal filler, making a tangible contribution to the field. He added to his list of accomplishments when he became the first doctor in South Africa to complete the Silhouette Soft advanced training course. Dr. Reza was recently given the esteemed honour of being appointed the Hyalual Key Opinion Leader for South Africa. Hyalual Switzerland is an innovative company specialising in scientific development, manufacture and service provision in the field of anti-ageing therapy, aesthetic medicine, rejuvenation, correction and restoration of the skin.
Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a medical degree at the age of 23, Dr. Reza sought to enhance his studies and boasts an MBA from the University of Liverpool, having obtained multiple distinctions. He fulfilled a life-long ambition of his when he passed the mentally challenging entrance exam to become a member of MENSA in 2013. Dr. Mia was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for Entrepreneurship from the London School of Business and Finance for an MSc Finance & Investment degree where he majored in investment banking and capital markets, graduating with Merit. Most notably, Dr. Reza completed a dissertation in Aerospace OEM analysis, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Reza’s innovative spirit and artistic eye has extended far beyond the medical and aesthetic world to that of aerospace engineering and luxury transport. With this invaluable expertise, Dr. Reza brings the knowledge and skill that he gains from aerospace engineering and design and applies this back to aesthetic medicine to give his patients a truly unique experience and final result. This concept was validated when Dr. Reza began exploring a novel device that he envisioned designed to deliver babies who were in breech without the need for surgery. The converse is also true, with knowledge and ideas passing from aesthetic medicine to the aerospace field. “At the end of the day, it’s all engineering, science and art anyway, for the benefit of people everywhere”.
The Mia family as a whole are committed to academic and philanthropic causes. They are not only the benefactors of the Smile Foundation, which aids in charity work to give children back their smiles due to cleft lips and other deformities, but Dr. Reza also assisted his brother, world renowned plastic surgeon and Order of the Baobab recipient, Dr. Ridwan Mia in one of the most groundbreaking and breakthrough surgeries to ever be performed in Africa – the first ever skin cloning transplant surgery for burn victim, little Pipple Kruger. In addition, Dr. Reza also rode the 94.7 cycle challenge for the Smile Foundation.
Dr. Mia gained valuable experience when he assisted Dr. Robert Rey and Dr. Ridwan Mia in the first and to date, the only Peri-umbilical breast augmentation to be performed on the continent. Dr. Reza has also worked in the department of plastic surgery as a medical officer and has spent considerable hours assisting his brother in hundreds of plastic and reconstructive surgeries. These practical lessons have provided him with a greater insight into the interaction between aesthetic products and the human body.
Dr. Reza is a natural born artist who has spent years honing his skills and abilities; after all, your face becomes his canvass and he will do his best to put right what makes you feel insecure. Dr. Reza has a wonderful approach to the medical methods he uses. He never does the unnecessary, and is always there for his patients. You walk out feeling confident in the knowledge that you are in the right hands.
His contributions to the fields of medicine, business, aviation and philanthropy are vast, and it is only apt that Dr. Reza’s incredible journey has led him to become the go-to guy in these fields. We look forward to being pleasantly surprised with Dr. Reza’s next innovation.
By M. Strimling
– Copywriter and Journalist
Dr. Elfrieda Fourie is a skilled and experienced professional with a passion for aesthetics and a great understanding of people. She has completed advanced training with local and international experts and continues to attend congresses, training and workshops on a regular basis, always offering her patients the best and most suitable treatments.
She graduated with a medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 2006. She is certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is a member of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa.
After obtaining her medical degree Dr. Fourie completed a two-year internship and community service at the George Mukhari Hospital in Garankuwa, where she gained valuable experience in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Dermatology. She went on to work in Emergency Medicine and became an associate at a private medical practice in Pretoria, focusing on General and Cosmetic Dermatology as well as Integrative and Functional medicine. She also held a part time consulting position at the esteemed Vivacite Medical Spa where she practiced and gained valuable experience in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Fourie recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.
In 2016 she realised a long-time dream and left her General Medical Practice to pursue a full time career in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine, joining Dr. Reza Mia at Anti-Aging Art. Her aim is to help patients achieve beautiful, natural results and being the best version of themselves.
The time not devoted to work and study is spent with her family and beautiful twin daughters, her biggest love and triumph.
"It goes without saying that given the industry I'm in, it's always essential to look my best. I would also like to have longevity within my career and after regular consultations with Dr Reza Mia, I know that is exactly what I'll have; my skin looks better now in my mid thirties than it did in my twenties."
"Every day, I'm surrounded by different people, in different locations and working crazy hours. As much as I love every second of it, I've been prone to getting sick because of my inconsistent environment. The IV Infusions give me energy, have built up my immune system, and allows me to perform to my best! Thank you Dr Reza Mia."
"I'm super busy and barely have time to catch my breath between radio, tv and being a mom so the IV Infusion came as a blessing. It's given me a natural boost. I feel more energized without feeling on edge or tippy. It just feels like I slept In a room with only oxygen. It's a must because by the time you feel exhaustion it's already too late."
"I've always believed in natural beauty and enhancing that which you already have. I love a skin treatment that works from the inside, out. Which is why, like most of Dr. Reza Mia's / Anti-Aging Art's treatments, the vampire facial is my favorite! It entails taking your own blood and extracting the platelet rich plasma, then re-injecting it back into your skin! The results are unreal, much like vampires themselves😋 It removes the appearance of fine lines, plumps up the skin, gives you a beautiful, natural glow and it's even great with acne scars! It also personally helped me to relieve chronic dryness of my skin. As an added bonus it even aids in baldness and hair restoration! Yes boys, this one is even for you! It's basically an all rounder! So if you're like me, and don't like wearing a lot of make up or simply just want gorgeous youthful skin (who doesn't) then the vampire facial (or PRP as we call it) is for you!"
"Dr. Mia recently suggested the subtle use of a dermal filler to help reduce the dark circles under my eyes. I've been thrilled with the results. The skin under my eyes is plumper and there is no sign of any bags or deep lines, leaving me looking well rested and refreshed."
"My experience with Dr. Reza has always been a pleasure, he is extremely professional and knowledgeable."
"The results of having the Platelet-Rich Plasma procedure aka the Vampire Facelift speaks for itself. My skin has simply never looked better. My face looks and feels completely rejuvenated and there is a considerable increase in volume. I will certainly continue having this procedure in years to come."
"Since working with Dr Mia I feel like I’ve drunk from the fountain of youth. His artistic approach to health and beauty are in perfect alignment with mine and we are equally committed to keeping my look as fresh and as natural as possible."
"I've always been very passionate about maintaining my appearance and living a healthy lifestyle because my career is heavily focused on this. It's important for me to ensure my skin, hair and overall look is always the best it can be. In my 20's I could get away with just a good skin care routine but as I've gotten older I realized I needed to get some extra help to ensure I would maintain a youthful appearance for a long time. The Hyalual Redermalization treatment has been life changing for me and simply transformed my whole outlook on aging. I've been able to rewind 10 years and at 36 my skin looks better than ever. This journey has been made even more amazing by being lead by Dr. Reza Mia. His professionalism and genuine personality have made my experience absolutely wonderful. I've been in such great hands and I'm so grateful for his wisdom and guidance. I really recommend that anyone who believes in ageless beauty and wants to tap into their fountain of youth, to give the Hyalual Redermalization treatment and Dr. Reza Mia a try!"
"Working in the fashion and entertainment industry, I always feel the pressure to look and feel my best. Dr. Reza Mia is undoubtedly the best medical aesthetics practitioner in South Africa. Whatever your skin or body concern is, Dr. Mia will recommend the best possible solution tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Dr. Mia is always professional, warm and friendly and is consistent in delivering the best possible results every time I see him. I recommend Dr. Mia to all my friends and colleagues whenever I am asked , "who is the best doctor I can see to look and feel younger."
"I'm also a huge fan of the IV Infusions offered at Dr. Mia! Usually when I'm under immense amount of stress and feeling fatigued, my body will crave sugar and junk food in an attempt to restore my energy levels. These drips have been great for giving my energy levels a boost when I need it and no horrible sugar cravings."
"Reza has always been extroverted, warm-hearted, hard-working and notably intelligent. I have personally observed him solving difficult problems through determination and meticulous planning."
"You are very motivated and focused, I believe that you will make a big difference in this world."
"Not only does the pain free laser feel 'pain free'. But it's the best feeling in world to have consistently smooth legs and not worry about shaving or waxing."
"Feeling healthy, being filled with vitality and always having a fresh youthful glow are essential for my brand as a public figure and performing artist, and I can always tick those boxes after seeing Dr Mia."
As a @DrRezaMia ambassador the goal for me continues to be great health and a beautiful, youthful and glowing complexion ✨ The Hyalual Redermalization treatment has turned out to be one of my favorite treatments on offer 👌🏻✨ To implement the Redermalization they use a new-generation injectable called #XelaRederm , a combination of hyaluronic acid with succinic acid The treatment has a powerful renovative effect due to metabolism activation, stimulating protein (collagen and elastin) production, increasing microcirculation and providing a strong anti-oxidant effect. 👏🏻 My skin looks younger and healthier My complexion is improved. I see a notable decrease in the depth and length of my wrinkles and there is a beautiful lifting effect which I love!
"The Dermaquest Mangobrite peel is perfect for the girl or guy on the go. The treatment took all of 20 minutes with absolutely no downtime. My skin felt a little tingly after, but looked totally radiant and not in the least bit red or inflamed."
"Very honoured to be associated with Dr Reza Mia . Being a professional sportsman a lot of the time you feel fatigued and over worked. However, knowing Dr. Mia and listening to him he introduced me to the IV Infusions and that turned my performance up to another level . I confide in him when it comes to medical questions and optimal performance. He has great facilities and his team (Carmen) always make me feel wanted and welcome . Thank you Dr Mia & Carmen for everything."
"Dr. Mia has a wonderful approach to the medical methods he uses. He never does the unnecessary, and is always there for his patients. You walk out feeling confident in the knowledge that you are in the right hands."
"The Hyalual #Redermalization treatment is amazing! My skin never felt this good! Pores are visibly reduced, pigmentation significantly reduced and skin elasticity is on another level."
"When the fast paced lifestyle as Miss Earth South Africa takes its toll, there is no better way to put the spring back in my step than the IV Infusions at Dr. Mia. Both Dr. Mia and Carmen are simply the best in the business, making sure you are informed and at ease with your treatment, and their friendliness makes every visit an absolute pleasure."
"Dr.Reza has a heart of gold and hands of steel. He has an eye for perfection and beauty and that's what makes him one of the top most sought after professionals in his field."
"I always know that I'm in good hands when I visit Dr. Reza. Fantastic service, friendly staff and great results has me going back time and time again."
"I am so delighted with dr Reza's work! I would without a shadow of a doubt not hesitate to recommend him as I've already done to friends and family. When I moved to South Africa over a year ago I practically combed Johannesburg, Pretoria and even Cape Town in search of the right cosmetic doctor who knows and understands my needs. After spending months of research and going to different consultations I am extremely happy with my choice and the results! Skin boosters have been by far my favorite procedure and I would recommend this treatment to anyone looking for consistent and natural looking anti-aging effect!"
"The Principal’s Scholarship for Entrepreneurship is designed to recognise exceptional talent and entrepreneurial spirit such as yours."
"The results of having the vampire facelift procedure speaks for itself. My skin has simply never looked better. My face looks and feels completely rejuvenated and there is a considerable increase in volume. I will certainly continue having this procedure in years to come."
"I'm super active and need my skin to be well looked after, and that's why I love having Dr. Reza Mia in my corner. Every woman needs someone they can call who can offer quick and long lasting facial treatments, that you can go in for ahead of events or to treat everyday skin and health related issues. I love that Dr. Reza works with tested and up to date treatments, and therefore offers a unique and quality medical experience. My skin looks and feels great and that's why I look forward to every visit."