Skin South West, Exeter
Looking to turn up your glow, lady? Get thee to Skin South West, Exeter's fabulous facial aesthetics clinic for brilliant advice and amazing anti-aging treatments guaranteed to make you look and feel fabulous.
Let me introduce you to Muddy’s best-kept beauty secret: Skin South West. Based in Exeter’s leafy Southernhay, this bijou clinic is on the first floor of an impressive Georgian building and fits in well with the surrounding upmarket vibe. Unlike your run-of-the-mill beauty salon, SSW is a facial aesthetics clinic, specialising in anti-aging tweakments and high-performance, pharmaceutical grade products. If it’s not a world you’ve delved into before, you might be amazed at the options. Yes, there’s Botox and dermal fillers, but also non-invasive contemporary treatments, such as Endymed which can work miracles using radio frequency on jowly chins (and amazingly, bingo wings), as well as zero-downtime peels that can take years off in your lunch hour (check out Muddy’s Fire & Ice facial review).
Muddy adores Skin South West’s owner, Dr Pradnya Apte, a friendly, straight-talking Northerner who immediately puts you at your ease, is passionate and incredibly knowledgable about what she does. I’ve seen her work at first-hand and she’s brilliant. (She recently opened another salon on Harley Street in London and I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I heard she wasn’t upping sticks and leaving Devon – she’s that good.)
With over 15 years’ in injectables, not only is Pradnya very experienced but she is gifted with a natural artistic talent – ie, she can see how you’re going to look before she does the work. She specialises in type of filler called Ellanse, which stimulates collagen production and carries on working for up to two years after you’ve had it. And most importantly of all, she is medically qualified as a dental surgeon so you don’t need to worry about coming away with a hideous trout pout.
The walls are reassuringly covered in Pradnya’s many certificates and awards, including as Finalist two years running (and Highly Commended) in the Oscars of the aesthetics world, the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Plus, she’s listed on Save Face, a national register of practitioners, accredited by Professional Standards Authority which is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and The Care Quality Commission.
While Pradnya gets her patients to look good, it’s her trained aestheticians who keep her patients looking good with a range of awesome treatments that can sort out every skin issue under the sun, including yep, sun damage, skin tags, uneven pigmentation, acne scars, thread vein removal and loads of others to check out here. Get on the website to search by treatment but also helpfully by area of concern. Either way, in Pradnya’s capable hands, you will be sorted. Still don’t believe me? Take a peek at what Skin South West’s many happy dewy-skinned customers have to say.
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