Surgeon, cosmetic doctor and medical director of S-Thetics clinic, Miss Sherina Balaratnam held a patient educational event at Stoke Place Country House in Stoke Green on June 13.
The aim of the event was to bring aesthetic companies and patients together to educate them about the latest aesthetic technologies, how they work and how patients can benefit from them, as well as to celebrate the clinic’s three year anniversary.
The Town Crier of Beaconsfiled, Dick Smith, opened the event, welcoming guests. Miss Balaratnam then introduced guest speaker Dr Charlene DeHaven, global clinical director of iS Clinical skincare.
Dr DeHaven presented an overview of ageing, providing guests with an insight of the main factors that contribute towards it, such as free radical damage, inflammation, glycation and DNA damage and epigenetics. Miss Balaratnam then spoke to the audience about how to use treatments in a combination approach to treat common skin conditions and promote overall skin wellness.
Representatives from a range of aesthetic companies also exhibited and performed live treatment demonstrations, including those from Harpar Grace International, UK distributor of iS Clinical and the Déesse LED technology; Surface Imaging, VISIA; Consulting Room, HydraFacial; Cynosure, SculpSure and Icon Laser; AesthetiCare, Endymed; Alma Lasers, Femilift; Medical Aesthetic Group, Oxygenetix.
Following the event, Miss Balaratnam said, “Just as medical practitioners evolve through education, our patients now have access to a vast array of information, both online and offline. The aim of the event was to communicate our approach in an easy to understand manner, in a relaxed atmosphere and delivered by experts in their respective fields. The event was very well received with over 95 guests.”
Alison Havercroft, a patient of Miss Balaratnam’s, said that she enjoyed the event and left feeling more educated about the procedures offered at the clinic. “The event was very informative, it was really nice to hear some science behind these cosmetic procedures and products. I especially liked seeing the before and after photos. This event has made me think about trying something different.”