Dr Aarti Narayan-Denning is a fully registered GP and Aesthetic Doctor in Aesthetic Medicine. She carries out all our injectable treatments including botox and dermal fillers. She is Board Certified by the The American Academy Of Aesthetic Medicine, and is an Assistant Trainer for the their UK chapter.
She commenced her training in non-surgical cosmetic treatments in 2009, starting with Botox, dermal fillers and peels. She then went on to work with National cosmetic treatment provider Cosmedoctor between 2010 and 2012. From 2012 she carried out medical cosmetic treatments and consultations for Evolutions in Winchester until December 2015.
She also consults weekly at Changes Clinic in Portsmouth. Beyond the standard injectables such as botox and dermal fillers, Aarti is adept in the full spectrum of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as platelet rich plasma therapy, thread lift (PDO and Silhouette Soft) procedures and intralipotherapy (fat removal injections).
She performs a Specialist Aesthetic assessment of face structure and aging patterns to determine the combination of treatments that will work best for each patient. Her aesthetic approach is based on multicultural beauty “Phi” analysis, which ensures that treatments are based on each patient’s face, and avoids the distorted results that occur when people treat “just the nose to mouth line” or “just the top lip”. She is trained to assess skin lesions such as moles, skin tags, thread veins and manage appropriately or advise on onward referral to a specialist.
She attends regular CPD (continuing professional development) training in aesthetics to ensure she is up to date in technical and pharmacological practice, knowledge base and evidence underpinning the procedures she carries out. Dr Narayan-Denning sees herself as a Doctor and GP first and then an Aesthetic Doctor. She believes in the principle of Primum Non Nocere – Latin for “First do no Harm” from the Hippocratic Oath, and will readily inform a patient if she feels their choice of procedure could be unsafe for them. If she thinks a patient may be unable to perform the aftercare require, she will suggest they postpone their treatment to a more suitable time.
Some clients may find this approach dramatically different from the sales-driven pitches they have been used to.
But most well-informed patients, clients “in-the-know”, and expert aesthetic patients find this a refreshing change, and have remained delighted customers for years.
It is a sad truth that peer pressure and social media often result in inappropriate requests for cosmetic treatments from young or vulnerable people, and unfortunately from parents who succumb to their children’s requests for temporary enhancements like botox and fillers. Agreeing to these requests may be a short term fix, but often leads to a lifetime of insecurity and a dysmorphic approach to face, food, figure and relationships.
In the best interests of patients, Dr. Denning requests that all patients seeking cosmetic enhancements be at least 21 years of age (and definitely above 18 for consultation). Of course, this does not apply to younger patients with extenuating circumstances, or those scars and injuries who wish to seek advice, preferably with the support of their families.
General Medical Council – Good Medical Practice in Cosmetic procedures document