About Dr Strawford
Clinical Director, Dr Ian Strawford is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and a member of The Association of Surgeons and Primary Care. He has developed an excellent professional reputation as a trainer of other medical professionals and is a highly-regarded Key Opinion Leader within the industry.
Through his experience over many years as a GP and Cosmetic Doctor, Dr Ian Strawford has found that most people are looking for an honest relationship with their Doctor based on trust and the need to feel understood by them. Dr Strawford is passionate about and committed to the provision of safe and meticulous care of the highest quality, in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients.
Dedicated to remaining at the forefront of his field and updating knowledge and technical skills of the highest standards, Dr Strawford is regularly invited to speak and train at a number of national and international conferences.
He also writes articles, records informative videos and is planning a book in the future.
I joined Dr Strawford at Skin Excellence Clinics 2 years ago, when the business first started, and I have to say it has been an amazing journey. I have really enjoyed the challenges this has brought, to help oversee the opening of two amazing Clinics, one in my home town of Plymouth, and the other just outside the beautiful city of Wells in Somerset. I came from running a small business in financial services, a sector I have worked in since leaving School, and in many ways you can transfer these skills from business to business. What makes this so special is the wonderful patients we have. I am the first point of contact for most patients contacting Skin Excellence and it is this part of my job that I love the most. Building relationships with our patients is very rewarding, it is a journey we go on together and being part of the Team at Skin Excellence we have this amazing opportunity to help people feel better about themselves. I am proud to be part of that Team. When not at work, I enjoy the sea, diving and kayaking, being outdoors, cooking and spending time with loved ones.
I joined Skin Excellence Clinics in September 2019 as an Aesthetic Therapist in the Plymouth clinic.
I have over 25 years of experience in the beauty/aesthetic industry, working and traveling the world. Over the years I have loved learning new skills and gaining qualifications in new innovative treatments that I feel can enhance my clients’ skin and wellbeing, with a passion in providing various beauty and aesthetic treatments.
I specialise in designing tailor made skin care programs for all skin types and ages. I excel in creating a relaxed, calm and professional experience, building trust and strong relationships with our patients. I am proud to be part of the Skin Excellence team.
In my spare time I am a proud mum of 3 daughters, and I love nothing more than spending time with them creating memories. I also love to travel, read, clean and work out.
I joined Skin Excellence almost 3 years ago and bring with me many years of experience as a beauty therapist and experience in reflexology and Indian head massage. I am also a trained cordon blue chef and worked in London for many years in this industry. Having juggled work with raising 4 wonderful boys my career has taken me down many paths which has included running my own delicatessen shop in Somerset. When I’m not in the Clinic assisting Dr Strawford I help run our family business making Cheese. Working with Dr Strawford has been a real joy and it’s so rewarding to work alongside someone who is so passionate and knowledgeable in the treatments that he does. I am proud to be part of the Team at Skin Excellence as not only do I learn so much, I get to meet such wonderful patients.
Dr Sarah Jenkins
Dr Sarah Jenkins graduated from Cardiff medical school with a bachelors of medicine and surgery. As a junior doctor Sarah fell in love with surgery and pursued a career in General Surgery with a Special Interest in Ear, Nose and Throat. Here she gained invaluable experience in facial and neck dissection by assisting with Parotidectomy, Thyroidectomy, laryngectomy and many other facial and neck surgeries. As Sarah showed such a natural aptitude for surgery she was encouraged by senior colleagues to take the lead in performing Tonsillectomies, Laparoscopic Appendicectomies, Cholecystectomy and Bile Duct Exploration when only a foundation doctor!
Sometimes the “work-life” balance doesn’t happen as we would wish and Dr Jenkins felt she was missing out on her young children’s childhood. This prompted a career change to General Practice where she met Dr Strawford. She is a current NHS GP working locally in somerset.
Dr Jenkins is passionate about restoring self confidence in her patients, so you need not feel intimidated or self conscious about discussing your concerns and the areas you would like treated. Her special interests at the clinic are Electrosurgery, Sexual Rejuvenation treatments and lip sculpting, but you can feel confident you are in safe hands for all our treatments available with her years of experience as a medical doctor.
In her spare time (if she has any!) Dr Jenkins loves to upcycle furniture using her artistic flare to bring unloved pieces back to life. She enjoys restoring the inner beauty of all things!