About

 

shopfrontPerfect 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.

     

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Dr. Dev Patel

BSc(Hons) MB BS Dip IMC RCS(Ed) DFFP DPD MRCGP DOccMed

Medical Director

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. 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 has been invited to be a judge for the coveted Aesthetic Awards in 2016.

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

Nishal Patel

BSc(Hons) MChS (HCPC registered)

Podiatrist/Chiropodist

Nishal runs the Foot Clinic. She is UK trained and started her practice in the NHS in 2000, specialising in diabetic foot care. In 2005, she and her family moved to Gibraltar due to her husband’s work in the Royal Navy.

There, she was asked to provide all podiatry services to the Ministry of Defence. She treated numerous service personnel who had suffered with long term foot/lower limb pain; some of whom had 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. Vivek Shrivastva

Dr. Vivek Shrivastva BSc MBBS MRCP MRCGP DPD
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.

Francesca Muscat

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 lead therapist for Lipotherapy, Skin Peels, IPL and Laser treatments.
“My aim is to give a spa experience but with clinical results.”

Katey McTavish

BTEC (Level 3 Diploma) Beauty Therapy

Aesthetic Therapist

Katey started her career at South Downs College achieving a double distinction, BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She went straight into Salon and Spa work where she gained her experience and passion for aesthetic work. With a waiting list of patients, the clinic welcomed Katey with open arms in 2016 and she has already proven a hit with her customers; in part, due to her warm, calm and caring manner. As Aesthetic Therapist, Katey will provide skincare consultations, laser and lipotherapy treatments and both enzyme and medical-grade skin peels.

Lia Chaib

Higher National Diploma 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 on board 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.

Kathleen Rutter

Clinic Manager

Kathleen joined us in 2015, having worked within the NHS for over eight years within 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.

Holly Pinckney

Clinical Assistant

Holly joined our clinic in May 2016 to assist Dr Patel with the general running of his clinic. Holly has always had an interest in health care and beauty and started off working as a trainee Dental Nurse where she gained valuable chair side assistance and has gained a NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care. Holly also enjoys all things Media and has gained a triple distinction in BTEC Media. She is now our in-house video producer, making clips for our website and social media pages.

Clare Grant

Clinic Administrator

Clare joined our reception team in May 2016. She is a beauty therapist and has thus made a smooth transition to working within an aesthetics clinic.

Previously working for a Brighton based magazine, Clare learnt many skills including graphic design, marketing and event management which she incorporates into various day to day tasks in the clinic.

Clare works alongside Clinic Manager, Kathleen to ensure smooth running of the clinic.