Dr Roxy (MBBS BSc DRCOG MRCGP) has been practising medicine for 11 years since gaining her primary medical qualifications from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine in London in 2006. She has a special interest in aesthetic dermatology and has worked closely alongside and been mentored when she was training by internationally renowned aesthetic surgeons (including Purity Bridge’s Marc Pacifico) and practitioners.
We are proud to have her as part of our dynamic team, and share our recent conversation with Dr Roxy:
1. How did you get into the aesthetic practice?
I have been interested in working in aesthetics for years, but wanted to finish my training as a GP first, which took some time as I had 3 children while I was still training. After having settled into life as a GP I took steps to learn more about aesthetic practice; I spent some time shadowing a friend at their busy Harley Street aesthetics clinic, and completed my training in injectables (botulinum toxin and fillers). As a medic I am passionate about learning in general and believe this should never end, which is why I am furthering my experience and expertise by also completing a level 7 diploma in my injectables.
2. What made you passionate about the beauty of a face and the skin?
Whilst I was studying medicine I undertook a degree in psychology, always having been interested in the impact the mind can have on the body, and the humanistic holistic approach to healthcare. We communicate through face to face contact, and we express our thoughts and feelings through our faces. As a GP and as an aesthetics practitioner I see many people with skin concerns, ranging from acne, psoriasis, rosacea, pigmentation issues and scarring, and the impact it can have on a person’s self esteem is huge. It was through my medical training and my patient contacts that I became so passionate about the face and skin, and that by helping people look better in their skin, I could improve their self esteem, their confidence and their quality of life.
3. What is the most rewarding part of your job, and what are the challenges?
I find it immensely rewarding helping patients feel more positive about the way they look, improving the quality of their skin, and their self esteem.
I place emphasis on creating natural looking results with any treatment I undertake, and want patients to look like themselves, just more refreshed and rejuvenated.
I’d say that one of the biggest challenges is focused around filler treatments, and explaining that I am not willing to overfill someone’s lips. On the opposite end of the spectrum it can be difficult to reassure patients that filler treatment can give beautiful and extremely natural-looking results despite what may be seen in the media.
4. What would you say your signature treatment is?
I’d say that my signature is not one treatment, but a whole face approach, to produce beautiful, natural-looking rejuvenation, along with patient education into skin care and anti-ageing for long lasting results.
5. What would you suggest to get the best value out of a treatment?
Whatever the treatment is, prevention is better than cure, so probably year-round sunscreen.
6. If you could have any PB treatment, what would it be and why?
Definitely a peel or even better a course of them! They can really give you a radiant glow and help with fine lines and dull skin.