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Meet the experts


Dr Sophie Shotter is the founder and medical director of Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kent. In 2019, she was invited to join the Allergan faculty board, having been mentored by Dr Mauricio de Maio. She is also on the board of the International Association for the Prevention of Complications in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPCAM). In 2017, she won Businesswoman of the Year at the Kent Women in Business awards.


Mr Ali Ghanem is a consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon and clinical senior lecturer in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as visiting professor and head of department of Aesthetic Medicine at the College of Medicine and Dentistry, Ulster University. He is qualified in Medical Law and Ethics, Surgical Science and Developmental and Stem Cell Biology.


Dr Steven Harris has been practising aesthetic medicine at his clinic in North London since 2004 and has gained an international reputation for producing natural looking results. His original approach and techniques include Facial Reshaping with Myomodulation and the Nonsurgical Lip Lift (NLL). Dr Harris is also a trainer and educator.


Dija Ayodele is an aesthetician and founder of West Room Aesthetics in London and the award-winning educational platform Black Skin Directory (BSD). Her clinic is a go-to destination for patients of colour seeking skin rejuvenation treatments and advice for their skincare needs. She speaks regularly at both industry and consumer events and in 2019 launched a pioneering sunscreen campaign for black skin.


Dr Nick Lowe is a consultant dermatologist at Cranley Clinic, London and clinical professor of Dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has authored more than 450 clinical and research publications, 15 scientific and five educational books.


Dr Shirin Lakhani has an extensive background in medicine, having worked both in general practice and in a hospital environment. She is also a trained anaesthetist. In 2013 she founded Elite Aesthetics in Kent. She also practices from the renowned Cranley Clinic in London. She has a specialist expertise in intimate health and appears regularly on television and in the press as well as speaking at medical conferences worldwide.


Emma Davies has specialised in aesthetic medicine since 1998. She was a committee member on the RCN Aesthetic Nurses Forum from 2000-2010; founder member and secretary of the British Association of Sclerotherapists (2003-2010) and founder member and past chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (2010-2014). She is currently clinical director of Save Face.


Dr Uliana Gout is the founder of London Aesthetic Medicine Clinic & LAM Academy. She is president of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) and sits on the Board of Trustees. She also acts as a BCAM Appraiser for the GMC. She sits on the Board of the International Peeling Society. She has co-authored numerous medical textbooks.


Dr Raj Thethi graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 2013, having completed an additional BSc (Hons) 1st Class Degree in Anatomy. On completion of his surgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery he qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). He has completed a Level 7 accredited course in Aesthetic Medicine. He is also a trainer for Teoxane and founder of Yorkshire Skin Centre.


Dr Yasmin Shakarchy practices dentistry and facial aesthetics in Solihull and Birmingham. Having completed her dentistry training at the University of Birmingham, she became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS Ed) and received a PG certificate in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. She was the national dental ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Smart campaign and won Best Young Dentist 2018 and 2020 for the Midlands at The Dentistry Awards.

This article appears in the November/December 2021 Issue of Aesthetic Medicine

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This article appears in the November/December 2021 Issue of Aesthetic Medicine