In the United Kingdom, non-surgical aesthetic procedures are not regulated and therefore quality and results can vary widely between practitioners. It is a major concern that currently anyone who has completed a course can offer anti-ageing treatments to the public.
Our team strongly believes that a thorough appreciation of the aesthetic form is mandatory for injectables as they are invasive procedures that change the way you look. They should be performed by those who have had rigorous training in aesthetics as well as procedural skills. Traditionally, plastic surgery training produces this unique skill-set.
At Lumaesthetic, all our treatments are performed by qualified doctors. The clinic is led by Dr Dominic, who has undergone years of formal training in plastic surgery and believes that natural results are most aesthetically pleasing. He is joined by Dr Jasmine who has a special interest in head & neck surgery. Both have a busy surgical practice with the NHS, with a combined clinical experience of over 15 years.
They make it a priority to place patients' care first and practice evidence-based aesthetics. This means that Lumaesthetic's treatments are based on robust scientific testing and we will never recommend anything that does not have evidenced efficacy. Consultations will be balanced, un-rushed and tailored to your needs before any procedures are suggested.
The Lumaesthetic Philosophy
At Lumaesthetic, we aim for natural-looking aesthetic enhancement of features. Facial ageing is characterised by four main changes over time: wrinkle lines, volume loss, drooping and decreasing skin quality. Broadly, volume loss and minor drooping can be targeted by anti-ageing fillers, and wrinkles can be appropriately treated by both Botulinum Toxin and fillers.
Time and gravity are unavoidable, but lifestyle can play a highly significant role in advancing signs of ageing. It is crucial to appreciate that to achieve good outcomes in aesthetics, all the above need to be optimised.
For some patients, non-surgical treatments may not be the best option, even though a treatment will help to some degree. In some patients, injectables will not create the lift necessary and thread-lifts may create better results. In those with plenty of excess skin, even thread-lifting will not be suitable and best outcomes may be from a surgical face lift. Occasionally, those with severe skin laxity, who express great aversion to surgery, may benefit from second-line non-surgical options.
With plastic surgical training, we are aware of the surgical and non-surgical options and will be able to assess what can be done with what is most appropriate. We are fundamentally against unnecessary over-treatment and promote natural results. We also encourage positive lifestyle changes to maximise and maintain good aesthetic outcomes. Every individual is different in their needs and we prefer a tailored and personal approach.
After graduating from Imperial College London medical school, Dr Dominic embarked on medical and surgical training in London. He obtained his post-graduate qualification in 2013 and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS). Thereafter, surgeons change their title to 'Mr' (history of why this happens).
During his Plastic Surgery training, he has worked in numerous Plastic Surgery units in London, West Midlands and Oxford.
He has published in peer reviewed journals on plastic surgery related topics and has regularly presented his research in international and national conferences. Dominic is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons & British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS, BAPRAS trainee). He also has full GMC registration (7088401).
He has particular interests in hand, breast and aesthetic areas of Plastic Surgery. He is also interested in surgical innovation and was awarded a 'Healthcare Innovation Hackathon Award' in 2016. He presented for the Hackett Prize at the 2017 BAAPS conference. In his spare time, Dominic is a keen skiier, pianist and world traveller.