About Face & Body

Face & Body are experts in the provision of aesthetic medicine through a private medical clinic regulated and inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Our medical practitioners are regulated by their professional bodies and are accredited by Save Face who is a national register of accredited practitioners providing aesthetic medcine treatments. Save Face is accredited by Professional Standards Authority and is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, NHS England and The Care Quality Commission.

What is aesthetic medicine?

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine defines aesthetic medicine as a medical speciality, undertaken by registered & licensed medical practitioners, comprising a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures or treatments, performed with topical or local anaesthesia, to restore, enhance, or modify the appearance, anatomy or physiology of the cutaneous, subcutaneous tissues or associated structures, using techniques which combine aesthetic considerations with the treatment or prevention of diseases, disorders or conditions in the promotion of the physical and mental health of patients.

Put simply we treat the underlying health issues that are affect you physical appearance and mood which are not available on the NHS.

Clinical Team

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS Dental Surgeon GDC 69584

Dr Victoria Dobbie Dental Surgeon and Aesthetic PractitionerClinical Director and founder, Victoria has over 15 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 25,000 treatments. Before aesthetics she spent 2 years in private dentistry and 8 years with the Royal Army Dental Corps where she finished her military career with the prestigious position of dental officer to the Sultan of Brunei's wives. 

Victoria has been a pioneer for dentists in the aesthetic industry and was a finalist at the UK Aesthetic Awards 2015 for Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the Year. Victoria regularly speaks at conferences and part takes in steering groups - currently she is the official trainer for Ellanse and Silhouette Soft in Scotland.

Victoria specialise in: providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy, TIXEL, Silhouette Soft, EndyMed,and aesthetic injections; and helping women through peri menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Claire Jackson RGN INP NMC 05F1684E

Claire Jackson RGN NIP - Cosmetic Nurse Claire has over 12 years’ experience in nursing and 9 years in aesthetic medicine. Claire is highly confident in advanced procedure techniques whilst being a gentle and accurate injector which allows her to treat with minimum discomfort and downtime.  

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged and sagging skin with Ultherapy, TIXEL, EndyMed and aesthetic injections; and treating problem skins such as rosacea and acne.

As a busy mum herself with two pre-school children - she understands the pressures on working mums and can help you find a solution to your concerns and needs.

Gemma Marshall RGN INP NMC 02I1887S

Gemma Marshall RGNGemma has over 12 years experience in surgical nursing and emergency medicine. Plus over 3 years experience in aesthetic medicine.

Gemma is an independent nurse prescriber and specialises in treating photodamaged and sagging skin using Ultherapy, EndyMed and aesthetic injections; and treating problem skins such as rosacea and acne.

Becky Hymers CIDESCO ITEC ACP Aesthetician

Becky Hymers Medical AestheticianWinning Aesthetician of the Year 2017 saw Becky recognised for her incredible experience and skill as: a laser / IPL expert for removing hair, pigmentation, tattoos and facial redness;  and as a STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner for treating skin blemishes, hair removal and assisting in the transformation from male to female gender using electrolysis.

But Becky does so much more including helping hundreds of clients achieve radiant complexions though our wonderful medi-facials and body contouring with CoolSculpting. 

Derna Hughes ITEC City & Guilds Aesthetician

Derna Hughes Medical Aesthetician

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in the aesthetic industry. Derna is highly skilled in laser hair and tattoo removal and IPL skin rejuvenation.

Having worked for 5 years providing beauty treatments to Virgin Atlantic's first class and celebrity passengers you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service.

Derna can help you achieve vibrant healthy skin with our medi-facials or tighten loose sagging skin with our EndyMed treatments.

Stephanie Binikos CIDESCO ITEC ACP Aesthetician

Becky Hymers Medical Aesthetician

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2015, at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards. Stephanie is highly skilled in laser hair, pigmentation and tattoo removal; IPL skin rejuvenation; and is a STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner for treating skin blemishes.

Stephanie can help you achieve smooth, hair and blemish free skin that is firm and radiant.

Julie Fortune NEBDN GDC 253183 Medical Assistant / Aesthetician

Julie FortuneJulie is a dental nurse and laser / IPL aesthetician with over 4 years experience in the aesthetic industry. Her calm and reassuring nature will ensure you have a smooth journey as she provides chairside assistance for our doctors and nurses.

A qualified phlebotomist Julie is responsible for taking your blood for tests.

Julie's skill in lasers and IPL treatments enable her to help  patients wanting to remove unwanted hair, pigment and tattoos or rejuvenate their skin.  

Susan Edie Clinic Manager

Susan Eide

Susan has 8 years experience in NHS and private care nursing, plus 3 years in management at BUPA.

Susan works hard to ensure you receive excellent customer service. Should you have any concerns about your care please discuss them with Susan who will help.

Our team are renowned for their warm, empathic and caring approach. And, like the best type of friends, they are not afraid to guide you towards the best solution appropriate to you if your initial ideas won’t help you get the results you want.

Virtual tour of Edinburgh clinic

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Below are just some of the awards we are proud to have won. You can view these and others in reception when you visit.

Scotland's Medical Cosmetic Awards 2018

  • Aesthetician of the Year - Derna Hughes
  • Reception Team of the Year
  • Highly commended for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year

Derna wins Aesthetician of the Year 2018

Scotland's Medical Cosmetic Awards 2017

  • Aesthetician of the Year - Becky Hymers

Becky wins Aesthetician of the Year 2017

The Herald LOOK Awards 2016

  • Cosmetic Clinic of the Year
Face & Body win Cosmetic Clinic of the Year 2016

UK Aesthetic Awards 2015

  • Best Clinic Scotland
  • Highly commended for Reception Team of the Year.
Face & Body win Cosmetic Clinic of the Year 2015

Scotland's Medical Cosmetic Awards 2015

  • Best Medical Cosmetic Clinic
  • Aesthetician of the Year - Stephanie Finney​

Stephanie wins Aesthetician of the Year 2015


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