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About S. Manjula Jegasothy

Shevanti Manjula Jegasothy M.D. is a Miami, Florida-based Dermatologist who specializes in aesthetic dermatology and is particularly interested in soft tissue augmentation and wrinkle reduction, as well as evolving laser technology. As Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Dr. Jegasothy contributes frequently and in many ways to the University of Miami Dermatology department. She has also been an early-stage physician consultant to top-level pharmaceutical management teams over the past 15 years. Dr. Jegasothy was a pioneer in the US launches of Botox Cosmetic® and Sculptra®, training over 400 dermatologists, facial plastic and plastic surgeons in the injection techniques of neuromodulators and dermal fillers. She founded and has operated the Miami Skin Institute, a "boutique" aesthetic dermatology practice in Miami, since 2000.
Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Jegasothy received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard College and subsequently her medical degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. She underwent her postgraduate training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and University Of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Jegasothy has always advocated for the ethical practice of medicine in aesthetic dermatology, and promoted the concept of "subtle enhancement," long before most of her peers. For these reasons, Dr. Jegasothy lectures at the most prominent national and local aesthetic medical conferences, as well as at various charity events in South Florida. She publishes frequently in the medical literature, and has been on the Editorial Panels of Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin & Aging for a number of years. Her professional affiliations include being a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery from 2003-2006, where she was able to participate in local and statewide legislative efforts for the specialty of Dermatology. Most recently, Dr. Jegasothy has served on various task forces of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and was named a network expert on neuromodulators and dermal fillers for the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jegasothy also has worked as a consultant for various pharmaceutical companies throughout the course of her career, and is the source of innumerable quotations in the local and national fashion press.


Present Dermatologist, Baptist Health South Florida

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Network Expert on Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers, Food and Drug Administration
  • Golden Star Award for excellence in consult-oriented inpatient management, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
  • First Place in Miami Dermatological Society Residents’ Research Day 1998 University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
  • Bernhardt A. Goldman Award, Given annually to a 4th year student for excellence in Dermatology, May 1994, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


  • “Top 10 Cosmeceuticals 2014”, “Cosmetic Controversies” - Cosmetic Surgery Forum, Las Vegas NV - December 2014
  • “Innovative Solutions for Difficult Cosmetic Issues”, “Making Facelifts Obsolete?” and “Building the Cosmetic Practice of Your Dreams” - Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, Asheville NC - June 2014
  • “Injectable Fat Reduction: My Long-Distance Relationship with Sodium Deoxycholate” - Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, Palm Beach FL - October 2013
  • “Neurotoxins of the Future” and “This is How I Do It: Cosmetic Dermatology Pearls” - Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando FL - May 2012
  • “Building a Cosmetic Dermatology Practice” and “Neurotoxin and Dermal Filler Injection Training” - American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Las Vegas NV - December 2011

Contact Information

135 San Lorenzo Avenue, PH870
Coral Gables, 33146
Phone: (305) 569-0067