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

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. Pinar 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. Through Pinar’s time as an Aesthetic Practitioner she has undertaken various courses and master classes in the use of anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments and skin peels, making her a master practitioner.
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.
Kate, Independent Nurse Prescriber
Kate an Aesthetic Nurse brings a wealth of experience to the team, in both laser and skin treatments. Kate initially specialised in laser treatments and providing top end skin treatments, 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 and a foundation course in injectables. From her time at the clinic Kate has gone to appreciate skin concerns people have.
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.
Nicola, Skin & Laser Practitioner
Nicola, Skin & Laser PractitionerEXPERIENCED LASER SPECIALIST
Nicola has an impressive 28 years of experience in the beauty and aesthetics industry. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry is evident in her pursuit of continuous education, holding a Level 4 qualification in various beauty and aesthetic disciplines.
With a passion for helping others enhance their natural beauty, Nicola embarked on her journey by obtaining a BA degree in education Nicola has dedicated two decades to educating, beauty students at local colleges, whilst always working within the beauty aesthetics industry.
Nicola has honed her skills as a laser practitioner with us at Defyne Aesthetics, to address various skin concerns and provide clients with tailored solutions.

In Nicola’s spare time she enjoys going to the gym, running and has just taken up golf.

Nicola looks forward to meeting you at Defyne Aesthetics soon!

Christine, Independent Nurse Prescriber
Christine, Independent Nurse PrescriberAESTHETIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Christine is an accomplished Aesthetics Nurse Prescriber with a passion for enhancing individuals’ confidence and well-being. With two years of dedicated experience in the field of aesthetics, Christine has honed her skills to provide top-notch treatments…
She has always had an interest in making others feel their best and her career began when she trained as a beauty therapyist upon leaving school. With such a caring nature it was a natural progression into nursing where she studied at Uclan Preston and qualifyied as a Mental Health Nurse, forging a strong foundation in healthcare. She has since leveraged her nursing expertise to offer aesthetic services, merging her extensive medical knowledge with a keen eye for aesthetics

Currently, Christine practices within GP surgeries, where her ability to put patients at ease is a testament to her empathetic and caring nature. She thrives on the opportunity to positively impact her patients’ lives by helping them look and feel their best.

She specialises in treatments such as anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, where her meticulous attention to detail ensures safe and effective results. Her clients appreciate her ability to create natural-looking enhancements, enhancing their features without losing their individuality.

Outside of her professional life, Christine enjoys an active lifestyle. Her hobbies include dog walking with her spaniel which she rescued, going to the gym and swimming which allow her to unwind and ensure that she prioritises her fitness and well – being.

Christine’s life revolves around a harmonious balance of professional and personal pursuits. Her commitment to making people feel great through aesthetics, along with her love for self-care and relaxation, makes her an ideal practitioner for anyone seeking transformative, yet subtle enhancements. Her holistic approach to life reflects in her approach to aesthetics, ensuring each client experiences not only a physical transformation but also a boost in self-confidence. Christine is a professional who brings expertise, compassion, and a personal touch to every aspect of her life.

Page is our lovely receptionist here at Defyne clinic. Her passions for aesthetics lead her into a career change. As the first point of contact Page is always available to help you through your journey at Defyne Aesthetics.

Page is really well suited to this role as she has excellent organisational skills. This computer wiz always provides a very warm and friendly welcome to all our patients!

Page has completed a Level 3 Business Administration course to improve her skills and broaden her knowledge.

Before becoming a receptionist Page spent years working with children. Page developed a remarkable ability to connect with people on a personal level. Her previous experience equipped her with patience, empathy, and a keen understanding of the importance of creating a comfortable and nurturing environment. These qualities became the cornerstone of her success as a receptionist where the emphasis on client comfort and satisfaction is paramount.

Page loves travelling. Her favourite trip was when she ventured to America where she worked on a summer camp and cared for the camp America director’s children.

Our 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 View Cynosure PDF Brochure


Not only has our Preston Clinic has been set up to meet the highest standards with the latest equipment and best products available but we pride ourselves in offering tailored treatment plans that provide 100% patient satisfaction. Don’t just take our word for it, contact us today!

  • Tailored treatment plans

  • Free consultations

  • We keep at the forefront of the evolving medical & aesthetic industries



Everyone 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.

  • We use an Elite MPX medical grade laser for the treatment

  • We pride ourselves in providing 100% patient satisfaction

  • We have outstanding training, motivation and expertise