Nicola was born in 1963 in Perth, Scotland, attending Perth
High School before moving west to study medicine at Glasgow University.
She graduated in 1986 and fairly rapidly decided she want to be an
Anaesthetist. She has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive
Care Medicine since 1998 and now works in Crosshouse Hospital,
Nicola became interested in Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetic
Plastic Surgery in 2004 and has steadily built a loyal client base since
Nicola had spent time in Ghana with Margaret Strick (Consultant
Plastic Surgeon) providing anaesthesia for hand surgery in Resurge
Africa, a Scottish reconstructive surgery charity working in Accra. They
also worked together in both the NHS and private sector in the West
Coast of Scotland and so, it was only natural they should develop that
partnership in CAER.
As a team CAER provides a complete package of care in cosmetic
procedures. Clients are seen by Nicola for muscle relaxing injections,
dermal fillers, thread vein ablation and chemical peels. If surgery is
then considered, she will be their anaesthetist for the procedure, so
providing a seamless continuum of care. This is unique.
Nicola believes strongly in a natural look with rejuvenation.
Her aim, she says, is for clients after treatment to look like they do
not need any "work" done. An excellent result is a look that does not
look "filled", "treatment for wrinkles" or in any way unnatural. The goal, she says, is
for clients to look refreshed, relaxed, comfortable and, most
importantly, to be happy with their appearance.
Nicola believes in the artistry of facial rejuvenation. Anyone,
essentially, can administer Wrinkle relaxing injections or Dermal
fillers in the same way anyone can cut hair. The difference is in the
skill, experience and technique and this difference is essential.
Nicola has always had a passion for art spending the spare time
she has painting. She uses this talent when working with clients and
this, combined with the background of her medical knowledge places her
in an absolutely unique position. Her practice is informed, based on a
sound understanding of anatomy and she combines this with an
appreciation of the face as art. Importantly, this also means her
practice is safe. Moreover, she loves what she does and this is apparent
on meeting her.