From facelifts to treatments for your nether regions, Skin Excellence Clinic has chosen Plymouth because it’s a city with a ‘vibe’.
A top expert in beauty treatments is bringing the Vampire Facelift, Orgasm Shot and Collagen Lift to Plymouth by opening a new clinic in the heart of the city.
Dr Ian Strawford has invested £80,000 into equipping and decorating the Skin Excellence Clinics in The Crescent where he will be performing the latest non-surgical procedures for faces – and parts of the body that aren’t generally on view.
In addition to Botox, fillers, skin renewal, mole removal and nose shaping, Dr Strawford, a qualified GP who’s been in practice for 30 years, will be carrying out more unusual treatments to tackle the menopause and improve sexual health.
The latter includes the O-Shot (Orgasm Shot), using blood-derived growth factors to “rejuvenate the vagina to help relieve urinary incontinence and restore sexual appetite”, and the P-Shot (Priapus Shot): a new non-surgical procedure for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
“There are only about four people in the country licensed to do this,” Dr Strawford said.
The medic has successfully run the Skin Excellence Clinics in Somerset for many years, and has visited Plymouth lots of times to treat patients in the city.
He was so taken with the Ocean City he has decided to expand and open a new base, creating jobs – and even lives in Plymouth now part time.
“I love it here,” he said. “This is a fab city. It is up and coming, there is a vibe here.”
Dr Strawford is an internationally trained expert who has treated celebrities including actress Hetty Baynes-Russell, widow of the late film director Ken Russell, who has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows and who officially opened the Plymouth clinic.
He said cosmetic “tweakments” are the biggest beauty trend of 2020, and added: “It’s a huge growth area. Every year something new is developed, it’s more effective and safer.”
Dr Strawford said he treats people “from all walks of life”, including Baby Boomers who want to stay young looking and the selfie-generation Millennials. Men area increasingly using cosmetic procedures too, including for hair restoration.
He said prices range from £75 for a medical grade facial to about £3,000 for a full non-surgical Collagen facelift.
He said: “Gone are the days of taking extreme measures in the search of beauty. I want my clients to look good for their age, and feel confident about the way they look.”
Dr Strawford said his Collagen Lift, for instance, is the most advanced non-surgical face lift treatment available anywhere and added: “It is now possible to create a better result with the latest technology than with a surgical face lift. The process is not invasive and the downtime and recovery much less.”
Dr Strawford said he had been working on his Plymouth clinic for a year, using Plymouth area companies such as Stackhouse Design, KKC Construction, Studio One, ThruFloors Ltd and Brett Potter Air Con.
The clinic has a reception, consulting room and two treatment/therapy rooms.
“I wanted to create an ambiance of luxury and professionalism,” he said.
Dr Strawford has employed aesthetic therapist Rebecca Whitley and clinic manager Natalie Tandy already, and said he expects to double the team within a year.
He has applied to the Care Quality Commission for registration, expecting it by the end of the year, which will allow him to provide even more treatments, including surgical procedures such as thread lifting and hormone treatments.