Our Team

Our Team2019-01-14T21:22:40+00:00

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR LASER CLINIC TEAM

You’re skin is important to you which is why you’re thinking about showing it some tlc. So no doubt you’ll want to know a little more about the people who will be carrying out the treatments.

Set up in 2014, Defyne Aesthetics based in Preston is run by Dr Pinar Akman and Kate Huddleston. The Preston Clinic has been set up to meet the highest standards. We have received training in the field of aesthetic medicine with recognised training centres, our laser is the latest piece of technology and our premises comply with the laser safety regulations.

We have chosen the latest equipment and best products available and combined these with outstanding training, motivation and expertise.

KATE BSC (HONS)
Kate has a bachelor of science having studied at UCLan, a well established University in Preston, who has now trained in aesthetic medicine and is currently undertaking an adult nursing degree.

She has specialised in laser technology and she is now providing top end treatments with excellent results with focus on anti aging, skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal. Her special interests are problems of the skin associated with vessel disorders like thread veins and Rosacea. She has completed the level 4 BTEC Laser, Light & Associated Aesthetic Therapies Advanced Award and a level 4 award in Advanced Skin Science. From her time at the clinic Kate has gone to appreciate skin concerns people have. This has sparked her interest in undertaking the nursing degree so that she can specialise in dermatology nursing.

Kate loves the fact that our clinic can help people feel their best and rather than changing someone’s appearance simply enhancing their natural beauty and confidence.

In her past life Kate has been a Programme Co-ordinator at the Fire Service for 10 years, working with the community helping people to reshape their lives.

With Kate’s previous work experience as a qualified manager and quality assurance practitioner, she ensures very high safety standards are maintained.

In her spare time she loves playing with her children, looking for new adventures and refurbishing old furniture.

Kate is keen to keep fit and cook delicious meals.

Dr. PINAR BDS, PHD
Originally from Germany Pinar graduated in dentistry at Berlin University in 2002 and worked in various practices in Berlin specialising in oral surgery.

She also undertook trips to Brazil and Norway as part of aid and community projects. She later completed her PhD at the prestigious Charité Faculty of Medicine in Berlin. Shortly after she took on a temporary post in the Lake District and ever since then she has been in love with the north west of England.

Moving on to Aesthetic Medicine was a natural step. As a dentist Pinar has an excellent understanding of the features of the face and often had patients enquiring about cosmetic procedures.
She has undertaken various courses and classes in the use of injectable agents including Botulinum Toxine and various fillers and also expanded into the area of cosmetic dermatology involving medical grade peels and other skin treatments like Mesotherapy. She is also due to enrol onto a Master of Science in Skin Health and Aesthetic Medicine with the Faculty of Dermatology at the Manchester University this autumn.

Pinar is passionate about taking on forward thinking treatments and using them to combat the natural aging process and environmental hazards that our skin faces.As the clinical director at the Preston Clinic, she makes sure we are always at the forefront of science and development.

Pinar is a keen reader and loves to do all her DIY herself.

ASHLEIGH
Ashleigh qualified with distinction from University of Liverpool in 2012, she holds a Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She has now worked in the dental industry for over 10 years.

Ashleigh furthered her career in early 2015 and is now certified in Facial Aesthetics. Ashleigh’s commitment and motivation to her career is apparent in her work. She is meticulous with a keen eye for detail.

Her special interests lie within Botulinum Toxin treatments and lower face dermal filler rejuvenation. Late 2015 Ashleigh completed her advanced lip enhancement training and also became certified in carrying out the very exclusive “Bob Khanna Heart Lips Technique”

Heart Lips is suited for clients who wants a more “glamourous pout” It gives a distinctive grove to the lower lip (Think Angelina Jolie)

Ashleigh prefers the use of cannulas over needles for both her lip and other dermal fillers procedures. Cannulas make treatment much more comfortable for the client with the added benefits of less swelling, less post op pain and less risk of complications during treatment.

In her spare time Ashleigh enjoys spending time going for walks with her husband ,2 young children and their miniature schnauzer Minnie

BECKY
Becky qualified in Level 3 Beauty Therapy in 2012 at Accrington and Rossendale College and has worked in spa environments for 4 years. She has now furthered her career and is working in a clinical setting at Defyne as a Laser Technician.

Becky trained in Laser Hair Removal here in March 2016 and is now confidently carrying out treatments with the laser, giving incredible results. She has now gone onto performing vessel removal and chemical peels for different skin concerns.

With working in skincare for the past 5 years, Becky loves to make people feel more confident about themselves by helping them to see a difference in their skin, she is keen to expand her knowledge in this industry, as well as bringing her previous experience and a more holistic approach into the clinic.

Becky is eager to learn new things and take on new challenges in the workplace. She enjoys socializing with friends, holidays in the sun and going on dog walks due to her being a huge animal lover!

OUR NEW CYNOSURE LASER
The modern era brings a new generation of patients, and the new Elite MPX is the first aesthetic workstation designed to treat everyone.

We can deliver customized hair, vascular and anti-aging treatments to a wider range of patients – more quickly and effectively than ever before.

The Elite MPX combines two laser wave lengths in one workstation. This allows us to target different structures of the skin selectively, reach a specific depth were the energy of the laser is most useful and accommodate the needs of a variety of skin types.

Our laser is safe and super-efficient on pale white skin as well as coloured skin of all shades, robust skin on the back as well as sensitive skin of the face. This makes this laser so unique and universal at the same time.

We can deliver very high energy outputs with amazing results without actually harming the skin. This is also the main difference between a laser and a much more common IPL machine.

IPL machines deliver lower level energy of a wider spectrum. Therefore there will always be “collateral damage” of the skin and less efficiency within the actual target, whether it is a hair follicle, a vein or a birthmark.

For more information please click below.

View Cynosure PDF Brochure

ENOUGH ABOUT US…YOU ARE THE STAR OF THE SHOW

ourteamextra-our-teamEveryone is different and we want to get to know you and find out what makes you tick so that we can work with you to bring out the best in your skin.

We dedicate lots of our time to consultations in order to help you feel confident that together we have chosen the right treatment for you.

We look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey to a happier and more radiant you.

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