SkinCeuticals is committed to furthering the field of aesthetic medicine through evidence-based formulations and science. Through our experience working with doctors, we’ve learnt that aesthetics has the potential to change more than just the appearance.

For those who suffer from burn injuries or congenital conditions, a change in their appearance can change their lives— enabling them to fully participate in their communities, attend school, and provide for their families.

5 billion people worldwide lack access to safe, timely surgical care.

Equality of medical training is essential to bridging this gap. Today, there are only 3 female surgeons for every 1 million people in low income countries, often due to a lack of equal access to significant technical training or obstacles to gaining acceptance in their field.

Pioneering Women In Reconstructive Surgery | SkinCeuticals & ReSurge International

SkinCeuticals has partnered with ReSurge International, a global non – profit organisation dedicated to empowering local doctors in order to increase access to reconstructive surgical care.


ReSurge International provides life-changing surgical care that is safe, timely and affordable in countries where it is lacking, and develops surgical capacity to ensure the availability of year-round care. Founded in 1969 with Stanford University roots, ReSurge advances its mission in two ways: through surgical care and the ReSurge Global Training Program (RGTP).

ReSurge trains the next generation of reconstructive surgeons in Africa, Latin America and Asia; and works with them to create a sustainable care model; and together, they provide high-quality reconstructive surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote areas.

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SkinCeuticals, together with ReSurge International, has created the Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery initiative to invest in the technical training, leadership and mentorship of six first-generation reconstructive female surgeons in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Dr. Faith Chengetayi Muchemwa

Plastic Surgeon
University of Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Dr. Celma Marina Teles Issufo

Plastic Surgery Service Director
Maputo Central Hospital
Maputo, Mozambique

Dr. Shilu Shrestha

Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
Baidya and Banskota Hospital
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Lorena Escudero Castro

Plastic Surgeon
Luis Vernaza Hospital
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dr. Farzana Bilquis Ibrahim

Plastic Surgeon
Birdem General Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Pramila Shakya

Plastic Surgeon
Kirtipur, Nepal


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This partnership provides access to the most expert technical training, leadership development, and mentor support to the first generation of local women reconstructive surgeons in developing nations, and fosters the building of essential networks required for safe surgical care.

Together we hope to change the landscape for women surgeons worldwide, enabling them to advance their careers and transform the lives of those in need of life-altering surgical care.


When women do better, the world does better. In a study of 100 countries, The World Bank found that every 1 percent increase in the proportion of women with a secondary education raises a country’s per capita income growth. These gains are even stronger when a society actively welcomes women into the workforce.