Aesthetics Academy

Meet our team

Award-winning national and international key opinion leaders

Dr. Abhinay Settipalli


Cosmetic Doctor & Dentist

Expert Trainer

Dr Abs has been passionate about aesthetic medicine ever since his teens. He realised the positive impact it creates for patients, often transforming their lives through improving self confidence and self worth. He embarked on a mission to become the very best cosmetic doctor he could, enabling him to create positive change for as many people as possible.

After graduating from the University of Leeds in dentistry, he has gone on to complete numerous advanced courses in aesthetic medicine and dentistry from experts around the world. He uses his perfectionist eye to bridge dentistry and facial aesthetics together to showcase his unique ability to deliver beauty and symmetry. 

Dr Abs’ teaches foundation and advanced BOTOX courses as well as advanced courses including Cheek and Jaw line, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and Tear Trough. Dr Abs is the community lead and uses his diverse experience in non-surgical aesthetics and dentistry to safely guide delegates to a successful career in aesthetic medicine. 

Dr. Ruth Brady


Cosmetic Doctor

Expert Trainer

Dr Ruth is a multi-award winning cosmetic doctor who has been nationally recognised for her work in the field of aesthetic medicine. Her expertise in teaching the peri-oral region and full facial analysis is second to none. Dr Ruth frequently teaches large groups of healthcare professionals performing live aesthetic demonstrations as well as one to one mentorship. She is currently a serving member of OFAA (Occulo-facial Aesthetics Academy) – part of the prestigious King’s College faculty and regularly teaches on their cadaver courses. Through the quality of her work, patients from across the UK travel to York to undergo aesthetic treatments.

Delegates of SkilD benefit from Dr Ruth’s expertise and experience. She specialises in full facial analysis and has the ability to explain advanced techniques to delegates by working through theory and clinical practice. As well as delivering foundation courses, Dr Ruth regularly delivers expert masterclasses to experienced healthcare professionals looking to advance their knowledge and careers in aesthetic medicine.

Dr. Ryan Hamdy


Training Director

Cosmetic Doctor 

Expert Trainer

Dr Ryan is an international speaker and key opinion leader within the field of aesthetic medicine. He is both a cosmetic doctor as well as an expert trainer and serving Chairman of the not-for-profit organisation: The Aesthetics Academy. Dr Ryan is regularly invited to speak at world renowned conferences and serves both as an adviser and expert speaker representing leading healthcare companies and publications. He is an expert member of the ACE Group and advises on the management of aesthetic complications.

He has over a decade of experience supporting new entrants into the aesthetics industry. He enables novices to develop a proficient understanding of anatomy, injection techniques and managing the risk of aesthetic complications. Through Skild, delegates have a unique opportunity to learn aesthetic medicine from one of the country’s leading experts.

Foundation courses, Advanced courses, Masterclasses ….