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.
Mr Dominic Yue is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Central London, specialising in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has private practices in Bond Street, Sloane Square and Battersea. His role in the NHS is at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he looks after a range of reconstructive cases, including hand problems, burns and general plastic surgery. He is equally passionate about aesthetic procedures as he is for reconstructive surgery and believes in a personalised, natural result.
Mr Yue is an alumnus of Imperial College London where he obtained both a medical and a management degree. After graduating, he primarily trained 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). In 2019, he obtained the highest post-graduate qualification to specialise in Plastic Surgery - FRCS(Plast). He underwent a specialist aesthetic fellowship at the renowned Cadogan Clinic in Chelsea and a further fellowship with ISAPS in Istanbul, Turkey.
He keeps up to date with the latest techniques, technology and clinical evidence to optimise outcomes. He is a strong supporter of evidence-based approaches for both his non-surgical and surgical procedures. He has published 14 scientific articles in journals and presented more than 30 times at national and international conferences.
He is on the GMC specialist register for Plastic Surgery and is a member of BAAPS, BAPRAS and ISAPS. He is double board certified, being a fellow of the European Board of Hand Surgery. He has an interest in surgical innovation, receiving an award at a BAPRAS event for a microsurgery training concept. Most recently, he has worked on virtual reality and ultrasound technology in plastic surgery, and has published on wound healing innovation. He presented for the Hackett Prize at the BAAPS conference. In his spare time, Mr Yue is a keen skiier, pianist and world traveller. He is trying to upload some of these experiences onto Instagram whenever he has the time!