As a Registrar, Dr du Plessis spent time in the Dermatological Surgery Unit of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Newcastle, (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom) where he received training in dermatological and formalin fixed Mohs surgery.
Dr du Plessis is in private practice, practising medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. As a clinician, he has gained considerable experience in treating patients for all relevant indications with ultraviolet, laser and photo-dynamic therapy at the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic. He administers Botulinum Toxin A and Hyaluronic Acid filler injections extensively for both medical and cosmetic indications.
As a dermatologist, Dr du Plessis has an active interest in the Dermatologic Surgery, and has always practised the dermatologic surgical treatment of both benign and malignant skin conditions, in his rooms as well as the operating theatre. After completing an ASDS ITMP Fellowship in Mohs skin cancer surgery in the United States, he set up a Mohs micrographic surgery unit in Pretoria, where he offers the procedure to referred patients.
Memberships | Leadership
Dr du Plessis is the immediate Past President of the South African Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He was responsible for organising the 2015 and 2016 combined DSSA/ SASDS/ VSSA congresses during his time as President. He has served for 14 years as Chairman of the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic, and as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the organising committee of the yearly national Dermatologic Society of South Africa congress, as well as on the organising committee of the South African Dermatologic Surgery Society’s annual congress. He also served for two terms on the Board of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa, and has been an examiner for the College of Dermatologists’ Part 2 Exams.