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Mr Ashok Songra, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon & Director
Mr Gerard Smith, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon (head, face and neck)
Miss Natasha Berridge, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr Philip Bell, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon
Mr Chris Hoo, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Lisa Neligan, Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Olfa Ouni, Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dr Pamela Benito
Christopher Gaia, Osteopath
Dr Enya Ema Popaya, Acupuncturist
Cosmetech was co-founded in 2006 by Lena Gillespie and Mr Ashok Songra when a gap was identified in the market for non-surgical anti-ageing procedures. Cosmetech is a Consultant Surgeon-led clinic committed to providing the highest standards of medical excellence and patient care in non-surgical solutions and well-being.
Our Consultant Surgeons have a background in head, neck and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery and maxillofacial surgery. Their experience within the NHS and private sector includes managing facial trauma, facial deformity, cosmetic dermatology and scar revisions. Cosmetech’s Consultant Surgeons are fully experienced in providing an extensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures. Our Principle Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon specialises in head, neck and facial surgery, he is on the, which assesses safety and the ability of practitioners in administering anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetech has three clinics
- Chelsea Private Clinic, London
- The Maypole Clinic, Holywood
- 3fivetwo Consulting Rooms, Belfast
We are proud to be part of the 3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland’s leading private healthcare provider. 3fivetwo Group specialise in a wide range of tailored private healthcare services, managed by Consultant Surgeons throughout the UK and Ireland.
Suelen is our Clinic Manager has an in-depth knowledge of all Cosmetech treatments and can provide advice tailored to your individual needs. You can book a personal consultation with Suelen daily from Monday to Friday.
Let us know how we can help you by contacting reception before you visit, and we will have everything organised for your arrival.
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Mr Ashok Songra MBBS, BDS, BSc (Hons), FFDRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Max Fac)
Mr Songra areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism (teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Mr Ashok Songra, previously a Consultant in head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial plastic Surgery at the Regional Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit, Ulster Hospital and Honorary Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Mr Songra pioneers new training standards and injection techniques for world leading aesthetic companies. He is on the Validator Panel of experts for the UK, which assesses safety standards and the ability of practitioners in administering anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetech is Mr Ashok Songra’s private practice; the clinics specialise in non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon (head, face and neck)
Mr Gerard Smith BDS, MBChB, FDSRCS(Eng), FRCS, FRCS(OMFS)
Mr Smith areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism (teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Head, Face and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Smith is both Medically and Dentally qualified, appearing on the Oral Surgery specialist list of the GDC as well as the Maxillofacial Surgery specialist list of the GMC.
Since completion of his Higher surgical training in 2000, Mr Smith has worked extensively within the UK, holding substantive Consultant posts at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Blackburn Royal Infirmary. He is currently employed as Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Altnagelvin Area Hospital.
Throughout this time, as well as general Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he has developed special interests in the treatment of benign and malignant facial skin lesions along with the surgical treatment and reconstruction of malignant lesions of the mouth and jaws.
In addition to this he also has developed further special interests in the cosmetic use of Anti-wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers and advanced therapeutic injection techniques.
Mr Smith consults on all conditions affecting the mouth and jaws, all aspects of Oral Surgery, facial trauma, facial pain, salivary gland disorders and the surgical treatment of benign and malignant facial skin lesions.
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Miss Natasha Berridge B.Sc (Hons.), BDS (Lond.), BM (Distinction), MFDS (Eng.), MRCS (Eng.), MSc, FRCS (OMFS)
Miss Berridge areas of expertise:
Miss Berridge is a highly trained Oral & Maxillofacial Facial Surgeon, dually qualified in Medicine and Dentistry. She completed both her Higher Surgical Training and the prestigious Training Interface Group (TIG) Fellowship in Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery in London. Miss Berridge has worked with some of the UK’s top Cosmetic Surgeons and Cosmetic Injectors, is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is board certified on the GMC Specialist Register of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Miss Berridge works as an NHS Consultant Surgeon specialising in the management of reconstructive facial trauma and benign/malignant skin conditions. In addition, she has further developed her speciality interest in facial aesthetics and has completed her Masters’ Degree in Aesthetic Medicine and Skin Ageing at the University of Manchester. She performs a wide range of advanced aesthetic treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, facial contouring with dermal fillers, the management of excessive sweating with Botox and non-surgical facelift with threads.
Miss Berridge regularly presents at International Conferences and is widely published in peer reviewed surgical journals. She is co-author of a leading Head & Neck anatomy DVD and is a clinical contributor to the hugely popular Aesthetics and PMFA (Plastic surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine) journals. Miss Berridge is also Resident Medical Specialist to online lifestyle magazine Salon Privé, where clients are able to enjoy reading updates on the latest trends in Health & Beauty. With her extensive medical experience, surgical skills and compassionate manner, Miss Berridge is committed to client satisfaction of the highest standard.
Mr Philip Bell MB BCh BAO MSc MBA DOHNS MFSTEd FRCSEd (ORL-HNS) PG (Dip) Clin ED
Mr Bell areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism(teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Philip Bell is a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon. Mr Bell qualified from Queen’s University Belfast and completed his Higher Surgical Training in Northern Ireland. He has completed a prestigious Fellowship in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery with Past President of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Mr Michael Cadier.
Mr Bell has also spent time training in Facial Plastic Surgery in Paris and Nice with Dr Frederic Braccini. During this time, he has gained expertise in both surgical and non-surgical facial treatments including Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, PDO thread lifting and removal of both benign and cancerous skin lesions. In addition Mr Bell has completed a Masters Degree in Surgical Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Mr Bell works full time in the private sector with practices in Northern Ireland and North America. Mr Bell also provides teaching support on 352 Healthcare’s Botox and Fillers courses and is a Member of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers at The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
Mr. Chris Hoo MB BCh Ba(O) MD FRCS (Plast)
Mr Hoo’s areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism(teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Chris Hoo currently works as an Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Belfast City Hospital. He qualified from Queen’s University Belfast and completed his Plastic Surgery training in Northern Ireland with specialty fellowships in Newcastle and Liverpool.
Mr. Hoo sub-specialises in Breast Reconstruction and also offers a wide range of Plastic Surgery procedures though Cosmetech.
He is a keen educator, teaching on pre medical, under graduate and post graduate courses; and is an examiner for the QUB medical school. He is also active in medico-politics having previously represented the interests of and improving standards for medical professionals through bodies like the British Medical Association (BMA) as Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee in Northern Ireland and Association of Surgeons in Training.
He is a member of the British Association of Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Dr Lisa Neligan
Dr Neligan areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Volite (skin conditioning injectable treatment)
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments are now being performed by Dr Lisa Neligan at 3fivetwo Consulting Rooms, located on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
Dr Lisa Neligan graduated from the University College Dublin Medical School in 2001. She gained extensive experience working with patients in A&E, before training to become an anaesthetist and then a GP with the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin in 2009.
Dr Neligan has worked as a GP in the NHS in Belfast ever since so you can be sure of excellent service with her wealth of experience.
Dr Olfa Ouni
Dr Ouni areas of expertise:
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for Migraines
Botox for jaw line reduction (masseter and jaw line slimming)
Botox for teeth grinding
Botox – Nefertiti neck lift
PRP Facial rejuvenation and hair loss
Medical Grade Skin Peels
Dr Olfa Ouni is a highly regarded cosmetic dermatologist with over a decade of specialist experience. Having qualified and trained within the London Deanery at one of the most prestigious NHS hospitals, Dr Olfa Ouni gained experience in several specialities prominently dermatology, regenerative medicine and stem cell technology, which sets her apart and adds to her cosmetic portfolio. The completion of several fellowships with globally distinguished clinics highlighted Dr Ouni’s exceptional talent and allowed her to perfect some of the ground-breaking procedures worldwide. This made her one of the first UK doctors to gain the board certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Through her international presence and multicultural exposure Dr Ouni established a culturally diverse clientele seeking a more personalised approach.
She’s carried out thousands of cosmetic treatments including Botulinum toxin wrinkle reduction injections, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and advanced laser treatments.
Dr Olfa Ouni also has a passion for Cosmetic Gynaecology and is now offering ThermiVa at Cosmetech. ThermiVa is a non-surgical radiofrequency treatment used to treat vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. These are gynaecology problems linked to childbirth and ageing.
Dr Pamela Benito
Dr Benito’s areas of expertise:
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist FRCOG
Dr Nadia Yousri
Doctor Nadia Yousri (FRCOG, PH.D in OB&GY) is a highly qualified & experienced Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Fertility, Sexual Wellness, Aesthetic Gynaecology & Regenerative Medicine Specialist. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of OB&GY- London since 2009. Her higher qualifications include PH.D in OB&GY & Master degree in OB&GY & DFFP .
Dr. Yousri is the 1st ever Lady doctor to be elected as a member of RCOG Regional Representative Committee of Egypt in 2001-2004. She is a strong healthcare services professional with a demonstrated history of working in UK NHS hospitals since 2002 in addition to the private sector lately.
Skilled in OB&GY & the first experienced lady doctor “Gynaecologist” specialising in all Non-Surgical Aesthetic Gynaecology & Sexual Wellness & Regenerative Medicine & cosmetic procedures.
Dr Patrick Campbell BSc (Hons) MB BCh BAO MRCS MRCOG
Dr Patrick Campbell is a consultant gynaecologist & subspecialist urogynaecologist and a leading pelvic floor specialist. He is the only consultant in Northern Ireland who can offer vaginal surgery, ‘key-hole’ surgery and non-surgical radiofrequency treatments to improve prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity and sexual function after childbirth.
His areas of expertise include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal prolapse
- Vaginal laxity
- Bladder problems (overactive bladder, bladder pain syndrome)
- Vaginal problems after childbirth (scarring, painful sex)
Dr Campbell graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2006. He trained in Northern Ireland for 10 years followed by 2 years subspecialty training in urogynaecology with Professor Stephen Radley in Sheffield. He was the second consultant in the UK to complete accredited training in both vaginal surgery and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for prolapse. He is a member of both the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and The Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr Campbell has held committee positions with the International Urogynaecology Association and British Society of Urogynaecology. He is a Senior Member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology and the Treasurer of the Ulster Gynae Urology Society. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
In 2018, his national and international presentations include:
- Vaginal laxity – European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology, London.
- Vaginal hysterectomy – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Surgical Masterclass course, London.
- GeneveveTM treatment for Stress Incontinence – 5CC/ESAG conference, Barcelona.
- Recurrent Prolapse – British Society of Urogynaecology, London.
- Fascial sling for stress incontinence – Ulster Gynae Urology Society, Northern Ireland.
Dr Campbell is actively involved in research and is a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He was the first gynaecologist in Northern Ireland to be offered an Academic Clinical Fellowship at Queen’s University and spent 2 years researching the use of Botox® in the treatment of overactive bladder. He has presented his research nationally and internationally and in 2018 he has published 3 important articles in peer-reviewed journals; a review article on vaginal mesh, a review article on vaginal laxity and the largest ever research study on vaginal laxity.
Dr Campbell has helped develop The Pelvic Health Clinic at Cosmetech, Northern Ireland’s first private multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals offering women a comprehensive range of treatment options for pelvic floor problems. Dr Campbell often combines his expertise with other specialists, including pelvic floor physiotherapist Sinead Boyle, to help women achieve their treatment goals.
“Women are talking more openly about pelvic floor problems than ever before which is raising awareness of the many successful treatment options available. There really is no need to suffer in silence.” For more information visit www.drpatrickcampbell.com
Rita Arora BSc Hons Pharmacy, Dip CNM
Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. We owe it to our bodies to use the best building blocks available to help overcome illness and achieve peak performance.
Rita qualified as a pharmacist from Manchester University and as a nutritional Therapist from CNM London.
Rita uses the functional Medicine approach, ensuring an in depth assessment is made in order to understand bio chemical imbalances.
Rita uses the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques such as hormone profiles, comprehensive digestive analysis (using DNA analysis), Organix Acids testing & adrenal stress index. She marries this functional medicine approach with the fundamental need to approach health as a ‘whole-body’ experience, respecting the influence of the mind, body and spirit.
“Being truly well is not just about eating well, it is about thinking well too”.
Rita’s approach is patient-centred and evidence-based. She recognizes that each person is an individual, with unique requirements and differing health goals. Patients can expect tailor- made support based on comprehensive health screens, dietary assessment, laboratory testing and ongoing nutritional management.
Amongst other diagnostic tools, Rita offers tests to identify genetic variations that could make you more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxins. These are of importance if you have:
- a chronic condition that resists medical treatment
- a family history of heart disease, arthritis, or osteoporosis
- if asthma and allergies run in your family
- you feel you may have genetic variations that make you more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxins
- you feel or have been told you respond less well to certain drugs or nutrients
- you want a focussed plan to break the pattern and better prevent inherited risks from turning into realities
By using gene testing, Rita can help you identify your predisposition to the following diseases:
- Heart disease
- Oxidative stress
- Adverse drug reactions
Rita has developed programme themes on the basis of concerns she has most commonly encountered in her London-based patients, and reflecting her specialist research interests. These include:
- Weight Management
- Detoxification & Liver Cleanse
- Immune Support
- Healthy Skin & Ageing
- Pre Natal and Pregnancy Nutrition
Bernie is highly accredited by full certification and a member of both A.R.C.H and C.N.H.C for Colonic Hydrotherapy.
She has been in Colonic Practise in London for 15 years, and in the alternative health industry internationally through both Colonic Hydrotherapy and Massage since 2001.
Bernie is gifted with a real passion for people and their health, with the skill to deliver a top class Colonic treatment coupled with an incredible ability to put you completely at ease, thus getting the best results possible.
She has treated thousands of men and women over the years with the clear goal to work from ‘inside-out’ to help optimize her client’s health.
Christopher Gaia BSc. (Ost Med), MSc. (MBCT)
Christopher has been the foremost Osteopath on the Kings Road for more than 15 years, as Principal at the Chelsea Osteopathic Clinic. With a wealth of experience he provides a premium level of care and professionalism to clients. He specialises in neck & shoulder pain, stress & headaches, low back pain, hip & pelvic problems and pregnancy-related pain, as well as other areas.
Christopher qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 with an Honours Degree in Osteopathic Medicine, a Diploma in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy. He is also qualified to perform Western Medical Acupuncture to advanced level. Additionally, he completed the 5 year Mindfulness MSc. Degree at Bangor University in 2013. He also completed Cranial Osteopathy training levels 1, 2 and 3.
Ruth Lloyd CNHC, MACH, Dip Rem, BA Hons
Ruth Loyd has been involved in the complementary therapy sphere for twelve years, specialising in Colonic Hydrotherapy, Remedial Massage, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. She’s also a Reiki practitioner and has trained in Kinesiology and Hopi Ear Candles. Her entire work experience has been about the body as she was previously a professional dancer and teacher.
Alethia Lee DipCH, MARCH, CNHC, PGDipHRM
Alethia is passionate about all things – body detoxification, nutrition and cellular health.
Having studied extensively across the above disciplines, she has been driven to work in health & wellness.
She also has first hand experience of a transformational health journey, that continually motivates her to support you on your health journey great or small!
Her truly adaptive nature is applicable to providing bespoke treatments and that connect with your need, giving solutions that ‘fit’ your lifestyle.
Dr Enya Ema Popaya LicAc MSc(hons) BSc(hons) MA(hons)
Dr Ema Popaya is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture(British Acupuncture Council) and licenced to practice in the UK and internationally. She is currently studying Psychology and holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from University of Westminster in London. Her training focused on acupuncture, tui na, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and Chinese medicine diet and lifestyle advice. She is also certified in Tayohari Japanese Acupuncture method with Stephen Birch from Tayohary Institute UK.
In addition to her Chinese Medicine training she also holds a diploma in Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy, graduated from the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India and training in Mindfulness technique with Dr Sarah Eagger MBBS, FRC Psych (London).
Georgios has specialised for 18 years in skin tightening, cellulite reduction and natural, non-invasive anti-ageing with safe, advanced technologies and natural actives.
Georgios offers Meso-CRF® Body, for cellulite removal, skin tightening and non-surgical bum lifting and Meso-CRF® Facial, for facial skin tightening, lifting and anti-ageing.
Meso-CRF® treatments combine the strongest, yet safest, radio frequency technology available today, with multiple natural active ingredients in high concentrations, for maximum results, naturally.
Georgios’ work has been featured in all national newspapers and several glossies, including the Telegraph, the Times, Daily Mail, Express, Metro, Evening Standard, Mirror, Sun, Cosmopolitan, OK, Closer, In Style, Top Sante and many more.
Theressa Irwin is a trained, healthcare assistant and aesthetician she has worked within the team for many years.
With her practitioner skills as a Reiki Energy Healing Master, she aims to combine her Aesthetics knowledge and expertise with a holistic approach to self-love, well being and to draw out the ‘beauty from within’ to leave you feeling uplifted in spirit, energised and a sense of peace and joy within yourself…
Treatments she offers:
- Reiki-infused Facial, Crystal Healing, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure Points. Optional: Guided Meditation)
- Zone Face Lift Facial (Facial Reflexology, Japanese Facelift Massage, GuaSha Lifting Massage, Quartz Crystals and Facial Cupping along with Native American healing herbs)
Eva has been working in the beauty industry for more than nine years and for the duration of this time she has been practicing Semi-Permanent Make-Up. Eva graduated in Aesthetics and Cosmetology from the faculty of Health and Caring Professions at Athens’ TEU. Holding four certificates in Semi-Permanent Make-up from different countries, a degree in Aesthetics and having attended many different dermatology and medical aesthetics conferences, has qualified her to treat clients in a prestigious Harley street clinic.
Eva successfully introduced Semi-Permanent Make-Up into several clinics in Greece while working as an aesthetic consultant before coming to the UK. She has treated hundreds of clients and takes particular satisfaction from offering treatments to sufferers of conditions such as alopecia, cancer and trichotillomania.
In order to exceed her clients expectations Eva constantly researches innovations in her industry, growing her abilities from traditional beauty treatments, through semi-permanent make up and onto advanced aesthetic therapies more recently. She is one of the leading lights of London’s new generation of semi permanent specialists.
Paollo Sagerah is one of the most sought-after colourists in London. His new boutique takes his brand and his clients to the next level. Hailing originally from Brazil, Paollo has been travelling the world in search of his sensational new colour techniques.
He is dedicated to his clients and his goal is simple: to give them utterly gorgeous hair that makes them look and feel fabulous! His clients are leading lights in the worlds of fashion, celebrity and business; his boutique is the destination. Come and be part of the verve, creativity, focus and fun!