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 BSC (Hons)
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.
Dr Daniya, MBChB (Hons)
Dr Daniya, MBChB (Hons)
Daniya graduated from medical school in 2019, and trained as a junior doctor in Manchester and Preston.

Hoping to pursue a career in surgery and with a particular interest in facial surgery, learning to train in Aesthetic Medicine was a natural transition. Daniya has undertaken training and various courses in Botox and Fillers and safety is a priority.

With a fine hand and an artistic eye, she works to improve on what you already have, while making sure changes remain natural looking and in balance with your facial features.

Daniya looks forward to meeting you at Defyne Aesthetics soon!

Laura has been practicing as an Aesthetic nurse for over 12 years, an industry she thoroughly enjoys working in.
She has a great treatment portfolio to offer her patients at Defyne clinic, including anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, with advanced techniques in both and a wide range of skin treatments. She has been trained by one of the leading aesthetic doctors at his training academy.
She has expertise in lasers and IPL treatments having worked with these machines since 2006.
Laura has also completed specialist training in microsclerotherapy in 2007 to offer a gold standard treatment for the management of thread veins.
She qualified at Sheffield Hallam University with an Honours Degree in Nursing Studies in 2004 and more recently completed her Independent Nurse Prescribing qualification.
Prior joining Defyne Aesthetics, Laura managed the Manchester clinic of The Harley Medical Group, as well as being their National Non-Surgical Training Manager. She has also worked as an aesthetic nurse practitioner at Destination Skin and other private clinics. More recently she held the position of educator at Facethetics Training in Liverpool.
One of her passions is lip enhancements and her aim is to ensure that the lips always look natural and in proportion with her patient’s features.
Outside of work Laura spends her Saturday mornings football coaching for her son’s team, she also enjoys yoga and spending time with her family.
Page is our lovely receptionist here at Defyne clinic. Her passions for aesthetics lead her into a career change, not to get all our amazing patients treatment but to help them through their journey at Defyne Aesthetics.

She 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!

Soon Page is going to start a Business Administration course to improve her skills and broaden her knowledge.

Before becoming a receptionist, she worked for the past few years with children. While she cared for kids at work, this clever girl achieved a Level 3 Health and Social Care. So you always know you are in capable hands when you come to our clinic.

Page loves travelling and last summer she ventured on a trip 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