AltaDerma Clinic

AltaDerma is the jewel in Dubai’s’ aesthetic crown. It is one of the most technically advanced aesthetic clinics to open in the UAE and is led by Dr Maria Angelo-Khattar. Moreover, Altaderma is the licensed clinical training academy for the Aesthetics program of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). As the International Director of the A4M Aesthetic Fellowship, as well as the Key Opinion Leader and trainer of the most high-end Aesthetic Devices, Dr. Khattar continuously strives to offer the most advanced, evidence-based treatments in Aesthetic Medicine.

Our diverse team of experienced doctors come with well-established reputations and offer only standardized and researched treatments, for long lasting results.  All our practitioners are result -oriented and have high ethical standards.   Furthermore, our physicians are involved in training other physicians from the region and other countries,  on the various techniques and best practices in aesthetic anti-aging medicine. This means you really are in the best of hands for all your advanced aesthetic requirements!
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Our Expertise

Using an array of the most advanced non-surgical procedures, products, and the latest technology, we can correct, sculpt, and tone any area of the face and body with results that were once only possible with surgery.

Doctors & Staff

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ali Singel

MD, Dermatologist, Medical Director

Dr. Singel is a highly qualified and board-certified medical doctor with over 15 years of experience in dermatology. He earned his medical degree from Ireland at the Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians in 1997 before continuing his training in dermatology, laser, and phototherapy. He has worked closely with numerous renowned experts and pioneers in the most-advanced treatment of skin diseases at various hospitals throughout the UK. Dr. Singel holds several post-graduate degrees from the UK including DDsc (Diploma in Dermatological Sciences), MSc (Masters in Dermatological Sciences), MD (Doctor of Medicine), and a Fellow of Harvard Medical School in the US.

Dr. Singel earned numerous medical awards, including the UAE Government award for his expert contributions to medicine.  Dr. Singel is a lecturer and trainer in dermatology and laser procedures and continues to do research in dermatology.  He is the General Health Advisor of the Dubai Police.

Dr. Maria Angelo Khattar

MD, PhD, M.Sc. Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Khattar is the founder of AltaDerma Clinic and the International Director of the Aesthetics Fellowship at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in the US.  Dr. Khattar has an extensive background in medical aesthetics and academia having served as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine , Kuwait University for 13 years and regularly regularly participates in numerous medical conferences around the world.   She is a  Key Opinion Leader (KOL) and certified trainer for several injectable and laser companies,  including Sciton Lasers, Alma Lasers,  Galderma injectables and Aptos threads.

Dr.Khattar has published over 45 scientific and medical papers in international journals and delivered lectures on a variety of subjects in the field of anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. She is a member of several leading professional organizations including the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), The Dermatology Aesthetic Surgical International League (DASIL), European Society of Lasers in Dermatology (ESLD), European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD) and the Fellowship of the UK Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

Dr. Majd Al Zoughbi

MD, Dermatologist

Dr. Al Zoughbi is board certified in dermatology and a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4MDubai) Aesthetic Medicine Program.  She is also an international trainer for Aptos threads among other aesthetic procedures. Born and raised in Syria, she graduated from the University of Damascus with a bachelor’s degree in general medicine and then went on to earn her specialization in dermatology from the Syrian Ministry of Health. She was previously Head of the Aesthetic Department and Medical Director for some of the most prestigious medical clinics in Dubai.

Dr. Al Zoughbi is driven by a deep sense of fulfillment that comes from ensuring that each patient is personally guided, counseled, and correctly diagnosed for optimal results. Dr. Al Zoughbi’s relaxed and friendly approach toward patients is complemented by her role as an expert American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4MDubai) trainer and mentor to other certified doctors for skin conditions and anti-aging best practices.

Dr. Naglaa Momtaz

MD, General Practitioner & Laser Specialist

Educated at University of Medicine in Cairo earning her Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MMBCH), Dr Naglaa has spent over a decade working in aesthetic medicine at one of Dubai’s leading clinics. She is a dedicated physician in the fields of Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Family Medicine including ante-natal care, vaccines and dialysis. Her passion for skin perfection has led her to become well versed on a variety of non-invasive procedures including dermal fillers, threads, mesotherapy, PRP, body contouring, IPL, and most laser treatments.

Dr. Georgia Vadarli

MD, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Vadarli is a UK and Dubai board-certified Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years of experience specializing in Cosmetic Surgery. Originally from Greece where she received her degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki then completed multiple residencies including for General Surgery at the General Hospital of Serres and for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery at the General Hospital of Thessaloniki.

Dr. Vadarli specializes in breast surgery, Vaser liposuction, abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and facelifts. She continues to research and develop new protocols combining the latest plastic surgery techniques with innovative aesthetic technology to deliver the best natural results. As a female plastic surgeon with technical skills and experience in performing aesthetic procedures, Dr. Vadarli also provides care using her soft skills and a deep understanding of patient psychology,  when considering any kind of cosmetic surgery. Similar to her colleagues at AltaDerma, Dr. Georgia has been a member of the International Teaching Faculty at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Dubai (A4M).

Valentina Manolova

RN, Laser Specialist

Originally from Bulgaria where they have a long history of valuing proper skincare, Nurse Manolova spent 13 years as a Registered Nurse at the National Oncology Centre in Sofia. From the start of her career in 2002, Nurse Manolova worked as a beauty therapist and later added laser therapy to her growing list of skills. She studied nutrition in the UK and enjoys life coaching using NLP techniques in her spare time.

Since 2007, she has been a key laser specialist at one of the most reputable medical clinics in Dubai before moving to 2020 to establish the Beauty Department at a different clinic. We are excited to have Nurse Manolova as part of AltaDerma’s internationally experienced experts!

Rayan Al Abrach

RN, Laser Specialist

Nurse Al Abrach is an experienced therapist with a long history of working in the cosmetic industry and a passion for helping patients look their best. She was a Staff Nurse in Lebanon’s NINI Hospital from 2005-2008 before specializing in lasers at AGMD in Sharjah. She advanced her laser certification with a focus on skin rejuvenation and peels for over 10 years at various Dubai medical clinics.  Nurse Al Abrach takes pride in effectively communicating with a wide range of patients, making them feel at ease and addressing their individual aesthetic desires.

Joelle Merhi

Operations Manager

Since graduating with an MBA from the University of Quebec- Canada (Lebanon) in 2009, Mrs. Merhi has consistently worked in the medical aesthetic field. Starting as a physical therapist and then as a supervisor, she moved to Dubai in 2013 to manage a variety of well-known clinics and spas across Dubai before joining AltaDerma Clinic.

Joelle maintains a professional hands-on and detail-oriented management approach to every aspect of running an aesthetic medical clinic from hiring and training the best international staff to understanding industry treatment procedures.


Regular Timings

7 days a week -  10.30 am to 7.30 pm

Ramadan Timings

7 days a week -  11.00 am to 4.00 pm & 8:00 pm to 1:00 am