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Perfect Skin Solutions was founded by Dr Dev Patel, our medical director, who was surprised by the lack of medical training some providers have, due to the limited regulations currently in place for treatments such as Botox® and Dermal Fillers. He has over 14 years experience working in various specialities, during which he developed a particular interest in dermatology and minor/aesthetic surgery. Perfect Skin Solutions was born out of this interest, initially, only providing non-surgical solutions to prevent and treat the signs of ageing. With an ever-growing client base and remit of services, we made the inevitable move to our own clinic premises in Southsea, in June 2014. This allowed our Skin Clinic to merge with the highly successful Podiatry/Chiropody Service run by Nishal Patel.

“One aspect that will not be changing is our ethos. Our promise is to deliver safe, effective & evidence-based treatments to the highest of professional standards, in a reassuring and calm environment; striving to noticeably improve the health and quality of your skin (be it your face or feet!) Our skin and foot clinic has its owners as the clinical leads, which means we can be clear on how we provide all our services. Our patients favour our personalised but professional approach and know we are always contactable to address any concerns.” Dr Patel.

We strive to remain up-to-date with the latest advances in our fields and aim to reflect this in the treatment options we provide, whilst considering cost-effectiveness and clinical efficacy. From laser treatments for fungal nail infection to non-surgical facelifts with naturally-based hyaluronic acid, we believe that our passion for what we do allows us to stay ahead of the competition.

For cosmetic treatments, although Dr Patel promises to tailor treatments to your individual aesthetic requirements based on your desires along with his own assessment, you may be advised against certain options, if he feels this crosses ethical lines. Our aim is to leave you with younger, fresher looking skin, which makes those around you notice you for the right reasons. The frozen look is not something we support!

We believe you want someone with a steady hand and a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and dermatology; a professional with an intuitive ability to assess facial characteristics and map these onto your desired look to identify the most appropriate treatment formula for you.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and client loyalty. We are a local company and do not use visiting doctors from outside the area. Our clinical team is made up of practitioners following the same ethos and highest of standards. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.


Our preferred partner Save Face is Now Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority which means that registered non-surgical Practitioners in the UK will be recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, NHS England, The CQC and HEE.


Dr. Dev Patel


Medical Director  (GMC No: 4741664 /Devang Ramesh Patel)

Dr Patel qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, in 2000, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and also Honours degree in Genetics. He started with jobs in General and Vascular Surgery and has since worked in over 9 specialities including dermatology. He attained the Diploma in Practical Dermatology (with merit) in 2006. The following year he went on to tutor for the same course and also attained his qualifications in General Practice.

He has settled in his home city of Portsmouth and maintains his special interest in dermatology doing occasional NHS GP work and also works regular minor surgery clinics. Dr Patel is a certified advanced aesthetics practitioner and by combining his dermatology and aesthetics knowledge, he is able to provide a truly holistic and patient-tailored approach to skincare.

Dr Patel was the proud winner of The Cosmetic Therapist of the Year Award 2013 and 2015. He was the first doctor in England to introduce Plexr for non-surgical blepharoplasty and other applications and is also a UK Trainer of doctors in Soft Surgery.  Dr Patel is currently the UK Ambassador and Lead Trainer for PLEXR. He was featured as an industry expert for Botox in the Ultimate Beauty Guide 2015 and has been invited to speak at both UK and international conferences. He also teaches other doctors on behalf of the Primary Care Dermatology Society and was invited to be a judge for the coveted Aesthetic Awards in 2016. He is also an Advisory Board Member and the UK KOL for AlumierMD as well as an Associate Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM).

His passions outside of medicine and dermatology, include travel and adrenaline sports, although it is some time since he did the latter!

Dr. Vivek Shrivastva


Associate Doctor

Dr Shrivastva originally trained at Guy’s, Kings’ and St. Thomas’ hospitals in London after obtaining a first class degree in Pharmacology. He then went on to train in both hospital medicine and subsequently general practice, receiving accreditation in both and still works as a GP principal.

He then studied postgraduate dermatology obtaining the diploma in practical dermatology in 2012, and then in cosmetic dermatology trained under the tutorship of world-renowned physicians and surgeons in the field, winning Cosmetic Therapist of the Year award in 2014.

He is skilled in a variety of procedures with expertise in advanced facial aesthetics, minor surgery and has a keen interest in applied anatomy in non-surgical procedures.

When not in clinic Vivek can be seen running after his 2 children, burning food on the barbecue or slogging it out on the tennis court.

Nishal Patel

BSc(Hons) MChS (HCPC registered)


Nishal runs the Foot Clinic. She has a special interest in Biomechanics and Nail Reconstruction/Surgery. She is UK trained and started her practice in the NHS in 2000, specialising in diabetic foot care. In 2005, she then moved to Gibraltar where she provided all podiatry services to the Ministry of Defence. She treated numerous service personnel who had suffered from long-term foot/lower limb pain; some of whom had failed operations to try and treat this pain. This is when her biomechanical expertise was put to excellent use with some very happy patients at the end of the treatment pathway.

In 2010, she started her own private practice in Portsmouth, primarily working from a GP surgery.  In 2013, she was also given the opportunity of starting a clinic at another surgery in Southsea. Nishal’s practice has thrived and she now has a loyal following stretching to neighbouring counties and beyond.

She has gained a tremendous reputation with her loyal patients, for her calm manner and highly skilled and especially gentle hands! Nishal is proud to be HCPC registered and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SoCAP).

Dr Sophie Ballard-Whyte

Dr Ballard-Whyte qualified from Peninsula Medical School in 2009. After working in hospital medicine for a few years she completed her GP training in 2016. She has worked for the Military around the country but has now decided to settle in Southsea, whilst still working for local Naval bases.

She is particularly interested in Women’s Health and is currently completing additional training in Family Planning and Reproductive Health. Sophie is the lead practitioner for our incredible Votiva treatment.

She lives locally with her Husband and two young children and enjoys sailing, walking and being on the beach.


BTEC (Level 3 Diploma) Beauty Therapy

Aesthetic Therapist

Francesca has quickly become an invaluable asset to the PSS team. She started her career at South Downs College, achieving a high distinction,  BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She continued her beauty training in London before moving to the USA to work as a spa therapist.

She was delighted to be offered a position as Aesthetic Therapist at Perfect Skin Solutions. Francesca is an  Image Skincare Specialist and enjoys combining her well-developed beauty skills with the latest in aesthetic treatments. She is the lead therapist for Lipotherapy, Skin Peels, IPL and Laser treatments.

“My aim is to give a spa experience but with clinical results.”


Higher National Diploma (Level 3 ) in Beauty Therapy, Certified Aesthetic Laser Procedures

Aesthetic Therapist

Lia successfully completed her Higher National Diploma in Beauty Therapy in Glasgow in 2011.  She was quickly offered the opportunity to work with Steiner Transocean. Working within their busy health spas onboard luxury cruise liners sailing out of Miami, Lia specialised in Body Sculpting and Inch Loss Procedures.

Three years later Lia moved to the Middle East to gain more industry experience. Based in the largest shopping mall in the world, the Dubai Mall, she was employed as a Senior Skin Therapist in the flagship Skin Clinic of Dermalogica.  Whilst in Dubai, Lia found a new interest for “laser” and was enthralled by the remarkable results achieved from the skilful use of these amazing machines. Subsequently, she decided to hone her skills and further studied “Aesthetic Laser Procedures” in the iconic Dubai Healthcare City. Discovering she had a real talent for “laser therapy” Lia joined a renowned medical centre and gained valuable experience working with a variety of laser treatments including hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

Lia has now brought all her extensive knowledge and training back to the UK and has now joined our own outstanding Aesthetic Team.


NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Aesthetic Therapist

Amy was trained at Southdowns College and has been in the hair and beauty industry for over 17 years. 

She started her career at one of the top health resorts in England; Champneys. She quickly became their premier therapist, dealing with the VIP and celebrity clients. Amy worked her way up to management and began running day spas in Chichester, Brighton and Guildford.

Wanting to see more of the world, she then joined Steiner Transocean as an aesthetician for Princess Cruises. After a short time at the company, she was hand-picked to be on the brand new ship, christened by Kate Middleton.

After enjoying working closely with the doctors on board, Amy came back to Portsmouth looking to settle down and join an award winning clinic to progress her career further within the aesthetic industry. She joined Perfect Skin Solutions in September 2018 and is now an established therapist within our team.


NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Aesthetic Therapist

Hannah joined the Perfect Skin Solutions team in January 2019. She studied at Chichester College and achieved a double distinction, she became 4 years qualified in June 2019.

Hannah started her beauty career in a small salon but always harboured a desire to become an aesthetic therapist. She’s proud to be part of our amazing clinical team and has already gained some loyal patients and glowing reviews.

Outside of work she’s mostly busy planning her wedding!


Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences

Aesthetic Therapist

Sarah is the newest member of our Aesthetic Therapist team, joining us full time back in June 2019. She qualified at Chichester College in 2009 and her first job in the beauty industry was at Champney’s in Brighton. She has worked in spas and salons and gained experience in management.

After a taste of aesthetic treatments in previous roles, she decided to make the leap and join the industry full time. We’re so glad she chose to join our team at the clinic!

Sarah lives with her partner in Southsea and in her spare time she enjoys keeping fit by running and playing badminton.

Simon Dixon

Business Manager

Simon joined our growing team in July 2017 and has quickly become a vital asset; providing essential support to the Medical Director and clinic as a whole. His varied career has included business development, recruitment, customer service, training and development and IT support.

Simon has successfully managed several retail stores and has transferred his skills and experience to the aesthetic industry.
Simon will continue to grow a strong team and build on the success of Perfect Skin Solutions.


Clinic Administrator

Kathleen joined us in 2015, having worked for the N.H.S. for over eight years in a surgical department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, as lead secretary to a team of surgeons.  Her wealth of experience working with clinical and non-clinical staff, as well as optimising patient experience ensures the smooth running of our practice. Kathleen was recently missed for 6 months whilst she set off on travelling to the Far East for a sabbatical. She has also become a very proud grandmother. The Perfect Skin team, as well as our patients, are very glad to have her back!


Clinic Administrator

Charlotte comes from a beauty background, having worked as a senior beauty therapist for over a decade. 

After having her daughter, she decided to undergo a career change but wanted to stay within the beauty industry. As clinical administrator at Perfect Skin Solutions, Charlotte enjoys being first point of contact for our patients and getting to know the ins and outs of the clinic.


Marketing Lead

Joanne joined our team in October 2018 and comes from a background of both agency work and working within in-house marketing teams in various industries.

With a journalism background at university, her skills include copywriting as well as graphic design, and she is responsible for spreading the word about Perfect Skin Solutions, on our social media channels and our website.

Outside of work, Joanne can be found with her girlfriend, their cat and their two rabbits!