Membership benefits include

Network and grow your practice

  • Enhance quality patient care
  • Distinguish yourself and make a difference
  • Conduct research and share findings
  • Photo gallery of applicable teaching and social events
  • Calendar of selected international congresses/events
  • CPD courses and course content
  • Registration discount for annual DSSA/SASDS Congress

Access to the Derm Academy portal which includes:

  • A library of reference articles, presentations, case studies, videos, grants and scholarships
  • Access to workshops on all aspects of dermatological¬†surgery and aesthetic injectable procedures with personalized training.
  • University accredited short courses in dermatological surgery, aesthetic injectable procedures, sclerotherapy, use of lasers and practical aesthetics incorporating the use of cosmetics, micro needling and peels.
  • Fellowship in Mohs microsurgery
  • Mentorship Programme: train with internationally renowned South African dermatologists

Welcome from our presidents


The primary aims of our society are to promote the science and practice of dermatology and to optimize relationships between dermatologists and hospitals, institutions, government authorities, medical schemes, the medical profession in general and the general public.

Our website has been designed to facilitate these aims and is being developed to become the premier resource in the country for doctors and patients with the objective of enhancing the standard of dermatological care. Recent added features include a link to our new Instagram account, a section on skin conditions and an updated blog page.

Please visit the site often and tell us what you would like to see on the site. We are confident that your time spent on our site will be time well spent.

Dr Noufal Rabobee, President of DSSA.


The vision of the SASDS (South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery) is to further growth in knowledge of procedural and aesthetic dermatology and to improve practical skills in procedural dermatology.

As we embark on an exciting new era with the launch this year of our new and combined website we will continue to extend our teaching both to the medical profession and the public with more research-based information and visual aids.  Our mission is to provide strong mentorship and teaching to all our medical colleagues in order to ensure safe and beneficial procedures for our patients.

Dr Sian Hartshorne, President of SASDS

We welcome you to browse through our world!