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 also works in a busy NHS Plastic Surgery unit, operating on hand injuries, conditions involving the face and cancer reconstructions.
The Clinic's priority is to place patient care first and practice evidence-based aesthetics. This means that all of Lumaesthetic's treatments have scientific evidence of their efficacy. Consultations will be balanced, un-rushed and tailored to your needs.
The Lumaesthetic Philosophy
At Lumaesthetic, we aim for natural-looking 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 with excess skin laxity, injectables will not create the lift necessary and best outcomes may be from a surgical face lift. With Plastic Surgery training, we are aware of the surgical and non-surgical options and will be able to assess the breadth of what can be achieved.
We are fundamentally against unnecessary over-treatment and promote natural results. Every individual's needs are different and we prefer a tailored, personal approach.
After graduating from Imperial College London medical school, Dr Dominic embarked on medical and surgical training in London. He obtained his first 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 formal Plastic Surgery training, he has worked in numerous Plastic Surgery units in London, West Midlands and Oxford. In 2019, he obtained the highest post-graduate qualification to specialise in Plastic Surgery - FRCS (Plast).
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.