About us

Dr Rakesh Newaj

MBBCh (Wits) FC derm(SA), Specialist dermatologist

Dr. Rakesh Newaj is a registered Specialist Dermatologist with practices in Johannesburg (Kempton park), Pretoria (Waterkloof ridge) and Benoni (Glynnwood and Linmed hospitals). He also has a dermatology centre in Mauritius offering advanced dermatology treatments, including skin surgery, all cosmetic treatments, vitiligo treatments, hair transplant and general dermatology.

Dr Newaj completed his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 2002 and his fellowship in dermatology from the college of medicine of South africa in 2010. He is registered as a Specialist Dermatologist in South-Africa as well as in Mauritius.

He also has some experience in internal medicine, gynaecology and urology. Dr Newaj specialises in the diagnosis and management of skin disorders, which includes mole screening, excision  and treatment of skin cancer by surgical and other methods, treatment of pigmentation, hair loss, skin diseases of the genital region, hidradenitis suppurativa, vitiligo surgery, various skin surgeries, keloids treatment and diseases of the skin in the anogenital area. Cosmetic dermatology is also part of his scope of practice. He has various lasers like Carbon dioxide and picosure laser in his South African practices.

He is actively involved in various publications of articles for doctors as well as the public. Dr Rakesh has already authored more than 50 medical articles in his brief career and has participated in several TV shows and Radio shows.

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Initial Consultation

The initial consultation requires that you come in for an appointment. This gives the doctor an opportunity to examine your skin, formulate a diagnosis and provide you with a personalised and effective treatment regime.

If the doctor feels it is necessary, he may ask you to have some testing carried out to help in identifying your condition.

Follow Up Consultation

The follow-up consultation is not necessary for all patients but many conditions do require ongoing treatment. These conditions include acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. Some medications, for example, Isotretinoin, requires monitoring as there can be side effects. The doctor will be able to tell you if you need to come back for more analysis.

Cosmetic Consultation

A consultation is needed to examine your skin and discuss your wishes and aspirations. Once the doctor knows how you would like to look, he can give you advice and put forward a personalised treatment regime.