About Dr Strawford and The Team
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 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.
She worked in a busy Cardiothoracic/ Vascular Ward until leaving Australia for the UK in 1997.
After an extensive period of travelling, as Australians are known to do, Shannon settled down and worked in a senior role as Vascular Nurse Specialist at Charing Cross Hospital in London.
In 2000 Shannon moved to Devon and began working at The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, whilst here she completed two BSc in Health Studies in both Enhanced Tissue Viability and Leg Ulcer Management.
Shannon continued to work as a Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist at the RD&E for over 10 years.
In 2012 her family moved back to Australia where she completed a Massage and Sports Massage therapy course and looked after her 3 children, but recently returned to the UK in 2019.
Shannon joined the team at the Skin Excellence Clinic in Wells in April of 2021.
She has further completed training courses in HIFU, Tixel, Thermavein, Facials & Peels, PRP, Sclerotherapy, as well as having a special interest in Acne and Rosacea and their treatments, all of which is complimented by her background in Tissue Viability.
Her role within the Clinic is responding to the many enquiries we receive. Having a good understanding of the treatments is key to making sure that her knowledge is up to date so that she can help answer the many questions patients raise when researching treatments that they are interested in.
As a patient co-ordinator Carly is in regular contact with patients, from their initial enquiry right through to treatment and after care. Carly calls all of our patients post treatment to make sure that they are well and to address any concerns they may have. It is all these little touches that help us build relationships with our patients, so that they feel appreciated and well cared for.
Carly is a local Plymouth Girl and has a young family which keeps her busy when not in Clinic. She loves being out and about with friends and enjoys more than the odd glass of Prosecco!
I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and have always had a passion for skin and health care.
My role at the clinic as a receptionist is to make sure clients feel comfortable and cared for which I absolutely love and is my number one priority (along with making you all a great coffee.)
When I’m not in the clinic you’ll find me with my young family making memories and socialising with the girls, usually with a glass of red in hand.