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Dr Tapan Patel

Having previously set up VIVA Clinic in North London, Dr Tapan embarked on a new venture, starting up PHI Clinic on London’s renowned Harley Street, back in January 2014.

By offering the widest selection of treatments at PHI Clinic, Dr Tapan wishes to treat a broader spectrum of skin conditions than ever before. Rather than only having one laser/device/treatment available, he has sought technologies from across the world that are safe, effective and target different aspects of the same condition. That means for any one condition, he can offer his patients multiple solutions, depending on their preference, desired result and medical history.

Medical Director
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Mr Apul Parikh (MBChB, MRCS, EBOPRAS)

Mr. Parikh has had extensive training over 12 years in plastic and cosmetic surgery and has accumulated vast knowledge on anatomy as well as the ageing process. Mr. Parikh is also very involved in education and teaching, he has produced several key articles in leading medical and aesthetic journals, including the Aesthetics Journal. He is currently an international trainer for Botox and Dermal Fillers as well as certain surgical procedures, like mole removal.

Mr. Parikh is also a member of the European Advisory Board for Cellfina. As well as this, he has a specialist interest in hair restoration surgery and liposuction. We are honoured to have had Mr. Parikh with us since the conception of PHI Clinic in January 2014, sharing our ethos of patient-centred care and utmost professionalism.

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Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBCh BSc Hons Neuro Edin Associate Member British College of Aesthetic Medicine Member Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners

Dr Nestor obtained his Medical Degree and Honours Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. Dr Nestor focuses on non-surgical facial rejuvenation, skin health and hair restoration surgery. Dr Nestor holds monthly clinics in London’s Knightsbridge, as well as regularly teaches Silhouette Soft Thread lift for Sinclair Pharma on Harley St.

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Dr Johanna Ward MA Hons MBBS DRCOG MRCGP Dip Clin Derm (Distinction)

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Johanna Ward to PHI Clinic, she is a multi-award winning GP, Cosmetic Doctor and Founder of ZENii Skincare. Having worked with high profile doctors like Dr Zein Obagi (founder of Obagi skincare) and Mauricio de Maio (pioneer of the 8 Point Lift and MD Codes), and often writing articles on conditions, treatments, and successful clinic management, we know she is going to be a great addition to the team.

She is known for her passion for all things dermatological and is an advocate for wellness and health promotion. Dr Ward is highly regarded and is considered one of the top cosmetic injectors in the UK, making her a great addition to our team. She has worked with cosmetic injectables, lasers and radiofrequency devices for many years and is known for her attention to detail and precision. She shares our ethos of the combination of science and beauty with natural and subtle beautification as the desired end point, and her loyal client following is a testament to her warmth and enthusiasm.

Sarah Gaughan

Sarah is a professional, warm & approachable member of the cosmetic team that is particularly good with nervous patients. Sarah obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at the National University of Ireland and since then has gone on to practice within the field of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Sarah is also currently doing her level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Injectable Medicine.


Credentials and Qualifications:

Bsc Nursing Science – Hons Degree , Registered Nurse with the NMC, NVQ Level 2 3 Facial and Skincare and Qualifications, VTCT Level 4 in Laser and IPL Treatments, Core of Knowledge

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Skin treatments, Non-surgical fat reduction, Skin tightening, Wrinkle Injections

Qualifications: Bsc Nursing Science

Samantha Knuckey

Our newest practitioner Samantha is one of our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists. Sam qualified as a registered nurse ten years ago in Australia with a post-graduate diploma in perioperative studies, and found her passion for aesthetics in theatre whilst assisting Plastic Surgeons.

Sam is energetic, bubbly and motivated which drives her to continue to study and surround herself with the best in the business. Sam takes a holistic approach to her patients’ journey, starting with cosmeceuticals and lasers to restore skin health and continuing with injectables to help with signs of ageing and facial contouring.

Credentials and Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Peri-operative Nursing, VTCT Level 4 and Level 5 in Laser and IPL Treatments, Core of Knowledge, NMC & AHPRA Registered
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Cosmeceuticals, Laser treatments, injectable treatments

Spirithoula Koukoufikis

Our lovely Spirithoula (spee-ree- DTHU-la) is a self described Greek Saffa! Born in Sunny Cape Town with a strong Greek Heritage, SK conducted her studies in South Africa before moving to the UK.

SK has worked in aesthetics for 7 years and has been with us since the clinic opened in 2014, making her our longest serving practitioner. With exceptional attention to detail SK has the ability to put her patient’s needs at the forefront of everything she does to ensure they have the best possible outcome. Credentials and Qualifications: ITEC,SAAHSP, CIDESCO, BTI qualifications Areas of Interest and Expertise: Skin treatments, Non-surgical fat reduction, Skin tightening

Jenna Staal

Jenna Staal has been an Aesthetic Therapist treating patients in London for more than 10 years. In this time she has not only acquired invaluable knowledge and experience in advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures, she has also trained staff on various devices and skincare products. Focusing on skin rejuvenation, lifting, tightening and non-invasive fat reduction treatments Jenna is able to add structure to both consultations and treatments, and is relaxed and engaging in helping her patients to get the maximum benefits of the service we offer here at PHI.

Credentials and Qualifications:
NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Facial, Skincare and Beauty Qualifications, Core of Knowledge in Laser and Light.

Areas of interest and Expertise:
9 years of experience in laser treatments and skincare, special interest in the Infini treatment for skin tightening and corrective skincare including Obagi products.

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