iiaa appoints medical director
04 Jan 2021

International Institute for Anti-Ageing (iiaa) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gaby Prinsloo as Medical Director. In her new role, Dr Prinsloo will be working alongside the rest of the iiaa team in empowering skin care professionals to deliver the very best results for their clients.

Dr Gaby Prinsloo is a medical doctor and expert in functional medicine, wellness and performance, with almost 20 years’ experience as a medical practitioner. In her role as medical director for the iiaa, she will spearhead the businesses’ skin health research projects. She brings a breadth of experience and expertise for an innovative, holistic approach to skin health and wellbeing, helping to educate skincare professionals and individuals alike.

“Wellbeing is the foundation of healthy, beautiful skin and graceful ageing," said Dr Gaby, commenting on her role at the iiaa. "My knowledge and experience of medicine, holistic wellbeing and scientific research, gives me the opportunity to continue driving innovation across all aspects of the iiaa, developing products that achieve the very best results, educating and empowering skin care professionals.”

Dr Gaby initially trained as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and spent 10 years working in general practice and emergency medicine before specialising in wellness and performance She gained a PhD in exercise science, exploring the impact of controlled breathingon cognitive performance, stress and the physiology of the brain and cardiovascular system.    

An expert in coaching and a qualified yoga teacher, Dr Gaby has studied functional medicine, nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, psychology, sleep and numerous healing modalities. She integrates these into a holistic, science-based approach to improving health and wellbeing reflecting the iiaa’s own 360-degree approach to skincare and wellness.

In addition to her role in research at the iiaa, these expertise inform Dr Gaby’s educational remit: supporting the iiaa and Advanced Nutrition Programme™ with training, seminars and informational content.

This work includes Dr Gaby’s anti-ageing update in the monthly Bulletin, the iiaa’s magazine distributed to industry professionals. In these pages she shares the latest insights and developments in the wellbeing and healthy ageing space.

Before joining the iiaa in 2020, Dr Gaby spent 12 years working at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town, South Africa where she specialised in holistic wellness and functional medicine.  She also ran an executive wellness and performance consulting company.