The ACE Award for Best Clinic Scotland

Best Clinic categories are awarded regionally. The award is open to clinics that have been open for more than 12 months and will be judged on commitment to excellence in customer service, patient care and patient safety, as well as evidence of good feedback from patients. Aesthetics reserves the right to move your clinic entry to another regional category if deemed appropriate. You will be notified of this change. You are encouraged to keep your entry concise and clear; bullet points and the use of formatting options such as bold, underlines and italics are encouraged to ensure your entry is easy to digest for judges. A strict character limit of 1,700 (including spaces) is enforced for each question and you must not exceed this; however, your entry does not have to meet it. References are included in the character count, although you may supply a reference list as part of your supplementary materials if it exceeds the character count. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel.

Winner

Dr Nestor’s Medical & Cosmetic Centre

Dr Nestor’s Medical & Cosmetic Centre is led by Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBChB, BSc Hons Neuro. As founder and medical director, Dr Nestor leads the clinic’s strategy, team and development, and also heads up the aesthetics department, skin health department and women’s health department. Dr Nestor is supported by Dr Lauren Jamieson MBChB, MRCGP, and skin therapist Helen Cowan in the skin health department. The medical team regularly undergo clinical training to ensure that they can provide the highest standards of care and results to their patients. 

The clinic’s day-to-day management and patient coordinator is managed by Clinic Manager, Lynsey Crosbie, supported by Clinic Administrator, Nicole Sayers, who also supports the women’s health department, and Patient Coordinator, Georgia Duff, who supports the skin health department. Again, the reception team regularly undergo training to ensure that they are providing the highest levels of service to each and every patient.

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Highly Commended

Clinetix

Our two super-enthusiastic directors

  • Dr Simon Ravichandran: Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB, 2002) MRCS (2007). Founder of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners (ASAP), British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
  • Dr Emma Ravichandran: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS, 2000), MFDS (2005). Member of the British Dental Association (BDA) Founder of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners (ASAP)

First-rate premises

Clinetix has 3 welcoming clinics and 1 specialist training centre:

  1. Bothwell’s pioneering clinic, relocated and expanded in 2019, contains the Clinetix and Aesthetic Training Academy (ATA) head office (HO). Corporate functions of operations management, human resources, marketing, finance and IT are all based here
  2. Hyndland thrives as Clinetix’s base in Scotland’s most populous city, serving the highly discerning patients of Greater Glasgow
  3. Inverurie expands Clinetix’s operations, providing state-of-the-art aesthetic care to Aberdeenshire
  4. The ATA is an ideal, centrally located, Glasgow-based training centre with full access to road, rail and air links

Highly-motivated and caring teams

Our experienced HO and ATA team include Kelly, our Operations Manager, Laura, our Marketing Assistant, Mollie, our General Administrator and William our ATA Administrator.

Each clinic is operated by two full-time medical staff, three part-time medical staff, five full-time aestheticians and two part-time front of house staff members.

A senior aesthetician, responsible for coordination and daily running of each clinic, liaises directly with HO on supplies, staff and patient wellbeing and effective and efficient running of the clinics.

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Dermal Clinic

Dermalclinic is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The clinic is staffed by a Clinical Director, Business Director, 5 x Aestheticians, 2 x Administrators, 2 x Doctors, a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Consultant Dermatologist. The Clinical Director first completed her initial aesthetics training with Intraderm Ltd on Harley Street which was run at the time, by Chris Worth and Mai Bentley in 2007. This was just the start of training in aesthetics as the Clinical Director has always continued her education within this field. She completed her Independent Prescribing course at Stirling University in 2010. She continued her studies by undertaking a BSc in Professional Practice (Foundations in Dermatology) also at Stirling University in 2014. In 2016 the Clinical Director commenced her 3-year Master’s in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice and passed the first two years with Distinction. She is also a mentor for the course supporting fellow students. The results of the final Master’s year are still to be published at the time of this submission, but the thesis has been submitted. The Clinical Director continues her education by teaching anatomy and injection techniques at Masterclasses Globally. All our staff are trained in the laser core of knowledge which is updated annually. All staff are also trained in CPR and anaphylaxis with annual updates. As part of their registered status as a Healthcare Improvement Scotland registered clinic, all staff have PVG registration. This ensures they have been police and safety checked to work with people receiving healthcare. 

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Commended

Face & Body Ltd,

Our Clinical Director is Victoria Dobbie who qualified as a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Sheffield in December 1993. Victoria is registered with the General Dental Council and is an associate member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Victoria has performed over 25,000 aesthetic medicine treatments and takes part in pharmaceutical steering groups for new product development and is currently a Sinclair Pharma trainer for Silhouette Soft threads and Ellanse dermal fillers. 

Victoria leads the clinical team consisting of healthcare professionals and aestheticians whilst the clinic manager leads the operational team consisting of the finance and marketing executives and three receptionists.

Our healthcare professionals consist of two dental surgeons, two independent nurse prescribers and two medical assistants (qualified as dental nurses) who provide chairside assistance and support the injectors in their role.

Our dentists and nurses provide in-depth consultation and diagnosis before performing injectable treatments, thread procedures and advanced energy treatments e.g. Sculptra, Silhouette Soft, Ultherapy and Tixel.

Our three aestheticians, who have passed the Sally Durant’s course in Advanced Skin Knowledge Level 4 accreditation with two distinctions and one merit, are highly trained in advanced laser hair, tattoo and vascular procedures, electrolysis, CoolSculpting, EndyMed, and microneedling under medical supervision.

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 28th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 2nd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 7th December

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