Let’s get to know the Doctor
What’s Your Background and Experience?
I became a Doctor in Dental Surgery in Italy in 2005, which required in-depth study and knowledge of anatomy (studying the face and jaw and the muscles of the face and neck) and the very same year I got my first training certificate in Medical Aesthetics. Since then I developed a strong interest in Facial Aesthetics, in addition to pure dentistry and dental Surgery and for this reason in 2008 I studied at The Sapienza University of Rome for a Master of Science in Orthodontic Treatments, with the aim of helping people regain harmonic facial features.
My dream from a young age was to live in London. After careful consideration, I decided to open up my life and work experience and move to England working both in the NHS and privately. As my influences changed, I started thinking about developing my skills and career by specialising in Aesthetic Medicine in 2013, exploring both the inner and outer workings of the face and with a personal focus on the impact this has on a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing. Since then I have attended numerous training courses, from core fundamental ones to the most advanced, with world renowned doctors here in UK and abroad. The goal has always been to keep my knowledge, experience and clinical offer at the cutting edge and be able to introduce new and innovative treatments to my menu.
My first clinic opened in West London in 2014, I then moved to Harley Street 2 years later and am now into my 6th year dedicated purely to Aesthetic Medicine.
What Do You Love about London?
The reason why I wanted to move to London is because the city offers so many opportunities and is very inspirational and vibrant, whether it’s the food, the people, the different cultures or the architecture. Some people find it very hectic, but I love the energy, the vibe; never stopping, never sleeping, and it has something going on 24/7, a bit like me as I am a bundle of energy and ideas.
Why Not Harley Street, which is considered the most exclusive area for medical and non – surgical clinics?
My 2 years on Harley Street were important for helping to build my reputation, experience and client base, but we wanted to move to a more accessible area as fundamentally I am highly inclusive in nature. We relocated the clinic to Ebury Street, near Victoria Station. The Clinic is now very close to one of the best station connections, in easy proximity for Londoners and our clients from outside the city. We also felt that Harley Street was well serviced with aesthetic clinics and wanted to move to a more niche, less competitive area where we are able to dedicate more time to our patients, to listen to their needs in a more relaxed environment.
Nature vs Nurture? You believe in a natural look and that good nutrition and self-care are important, so where do aesthetics come into your beauty philosophy?
I am all about Nurturing the Nature! They say we are what we eat! Absolutely true and I believe in the importance of maintaining the health of our insides for longevity and vitality but to also externally project a version of our best self and that’s where nurture or aesthetics play a role. It’s also important to remember that genetics play a big part in overall looks and symmetry. For the more genetically fortunate I can advise and help with minimal treatment involvement to maintain a natural beauty and to aid in the maintenance of the intricate machine, that is our body. For my clients, for whom the ageing process is a deeper concern or prematurely accelerated, I can help with aesthetic treatments to slow down the process and make them look brighter, more vibrant and closer to a more appropriate age that truly represents them.
We also aim to support our clients to regain their lost confidence due to either the ageing process or skin conditions such as hyper-pigmentation, alopecia, or cellulite which can be hereditary, or nature based.
How do you bring Creativity into your work?
As we are all unique individuals, I believe there is not a “one size fits all solution”. Creativity starts the moment I get to meet my clients and discuss their needs and desires. Every single patient who comes to my attention receives a very personalised solution to their needs, which for me is the creative process.
To get the best results I need to visualise the final outcome in my head and work out how to get there by using the instruments or treatments I have available; keeping my patient’s best interest in mind and utilising my skills and experience. The ultimate goal is to create a great physical result and to enhance emotional wellbeing.
What inspires you and how do you bring that inspiration into your practice?
My biggest form of inspiration is actually my curiosity. Curiosity about how a new treatment or a new machine might work and how I can apply different techniques to create inspiring results. I am passionate about learning and participate regularly in training for new products and technologies because ultimately, I love the idea of making my patient’s happy and to feel reassured that all the care was invested to find the best solution. I always try out treatments on myself, whenever it’s possible so I am able to show the benefits of a treatment and to speak from first-hand knowledge, even in regard to pain management or recovery time. If I am not the first one believing in a product, I can’t sell it!
I prefer to develop ongoing relationships with my patients rather than having customers that come once, as it takes time to get to know them, their needs and to develop fantastic results from this foundation. At the clinic we pride ourselves on being authentic, friendly, relaxed and building long term relationships that on occasion have turned into friendships.
Favourite Quote or words to live by
“Do unto others what you want them to do to you” – I believe in reciprocal respect and I like to treat others as members of my family. Basically, it is the idea of karma that what you put out there you get back.