Over the years we have assembled a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring that we deliver the best treatments in a safe environment, where your privacy and needs are our utmost concern. We have multiple highly skilled injectors, trained personally by Dr. Eccleston, and a team of practitioners who offer many treatments, including CoolSculpting and Hydrafacials.
All of our clinical staff have passed extensive training courses for every treatment they offer. They are CRB checked and registered with their appropriate governing bodies; our reception and administrative staff are similarly trained to ensure that you get the best overall service that our industry can offer. A recent patient survey showed that 99% of patients said their provider was caring, listened to them and explained the treatment options well.
At MediZen we truly believe that the best treatments come down to the best practitioners partnered with the best products, which is why we use leading brands throughout. As a medically led and owned clinic, we take pride in the quality of our service and you can be sure that ethics come before profit: We will not treat you for the sake of it, we much prefer to refer and recommend other expert colleagues.
I’m Dr. David Eccleston and I am the Clinical Director of MediZen. I founded MediZen in 1999 alongside my wife Annie. I was one of the first doctors in the country to offer injectables and my experience has led me to be recognised as 'Aesthetic Doctor of the Year' and ‘Tatler's 'Man in the Midlands' for aesthetic injectables.
Dr. Eccleston has over 20 years of experience using Anti-Wrinkle Injections and other injectables, including dermal fillers. He developed an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology during 1993 while working as an NHS GP and then founded MediZen in 1999 alongside his wife, Annie. Every aesthetic practitioner at MediZen has been personally trained and approved by Dr. Eccleston, so you can be sure whoever you see at MediZen, you will receive the highest quality treatment.
Dr. Eccleston is one of the few medical practitioners in the UK to be a lead investigator in clinical trials on the use of all 3 of the UK licensed brands of Anti-Wrinkle Injections. He works closely with leading companies including Allergan, Galderma and Merz Pharmaceuticals.
Named Tatlers 'Man In The Midlands for Injectables'®, Dr. Eccleston has received personal training from worldwide experts in the field, including Dr. Jean Carruthers, the doctor credited with first identifying the potential for Anti-Wrinkle Injections as an aesthetic treatment in Canada in the late 1980s.
As he has grown in expertise he began training other practitioners himself and has now personally trained over 10,000 Doctors on injection technique in the use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections for cosmetic purposes and excessive sweating, and the use of dermal fillers for facial contouring. He is now an international trainer and has educated practitioners from cosmetic capitals all over the world, including many Harley Street doctors. He travels widely, training and mentoring practitioners on the safe and correct use of anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers, a subject he is extremely passionate about. This led him to found his own training centre; The MediZen Academy.
Dr. Eccleston is an International Key Opinion Leader in the cosmetic world and a member of the Allergan faculty (the world’s largest cosmetic injectables supplier). His role with Allergan involves managing complications and helping people who have received incorrect or poor treatment. He is now recognised as the UK's complications expert. He recently won 'Proactive Doctor of the Year' at the Safety in Beauty Awards. The Safety in Beauty awards champions those who go the extra mile to keep the public safe from rogue and unscrupulous practitioners and, commends “special candidates who have displayed extraordinary dedication to raising awareness and standards in the beauty, health, aesthetics field."
Dr. Eccleston is an active member of The British College of Aesthetic Medicine and has an international reputation for being an entertaining speaker, lecturing on the subject of aesthetic medicine in both the UK and abroad. He has also appeared in and authored many magazine articles and taken part in television and radio interviews on the subject of non-surgical medical aesthetics. He has featured in The Daily Mail multiple times, namely as one of the UK's top 10 Anti-Wrinkle Doctors in the feature; 'superstars of the aesthetic world'.
Outside the clinic, as well as running a private GP practice (The Oakley Partnership), Dr. Eccleston enjoys playing golf, skiing, riding his motorcycle and ticking off his travel bucket-list with his wife Annie.
Annie founded MediZen with David in 1999 and is the Managing Director.
Annie qualified as a RGN in 1989 and then worked in Orthopaedics and Intensive Care for many years. She developed an interest in aesthetics when she started working with David after the launch of Medizen in 1999. Over the years she has developed and perfected her own injection techniques, as well as having an active role in the ongoing training and support of all staff.
When not at the clinic, Annie enjoys walking their family dogs, Marmite & Lottie, and playing golf.
Dr Kam Lally graduated in Medicine from the University of Oxford in 2008 and went on to complete an academic post with an Honorary Lectureship at the University of Leicester. He currently practices as a GP in the Midlands.
He has been working as an Aesthetic Doctor in the Midlands and London for several years. He is skilled in advanced procedures using Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers. He is also a trainer for the UK’s number one aesthetic training academy Derma Medical and is attaining his Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (equivalent to a Masters degree).
In addition to this, Dr Lally arranges the educational schedule for GPs and trainees in Leicestershire and Rutland as the Royal College of General Practitioner’s (RCGP) Educational Lead for the region. He is also the RCGP National Aesthetic Medicine Lead.
Dr Lally trains industry colleagues all over the world and prides himself on his thorough approach focussing on attention to detail and clear communication. Each client gets a bespoke treatment package tailored to their needs in a relaxed environment resulting in high levels of client satisfaction.
For his sins, he is a life-long Arsenal fan.
Dr Sonia is a GP with a special interest in Dermatology and a Cosmetic Doctor. She graduated from the University of Liverpool Medical School and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology with Distinction from Queen Mary University London.
She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been featured in a number publications including Elle, Grazia, Stylist, Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan. She also works closely with a number of skincare brands including Olay and CeraVe.
Dr Sonia provides a wide range of medical, injectable and laser aesthetic treatments and has a holistic approach to anti-ageing and wellness. She has a keen eye for detail and combines her experience in medicine with her skills in aesthetics and dermatology to deliver high quality and safe treatments which create natural looking results. She is passionate about body positivity and helping people feel more confident and empowered in their own skin.
Dr Sonia is a member of The Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, The Primary Care Dermatology Society and The British Medical Laser Association. She also runs our dermatology clinic, offering diagnosis, advice and treatment options.
Outside of work, she is a keen baker, trains Muay Thai and writes about skin health and education on her extremely popular Instagram page @dermgp.
Cathy is a Registered General Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber with over 20 years of experience.
She has worked in the aesthetic industry for 10 years and was personally trained in advanced techniques by Dr. David Eccleston. She, therefore, works to the same high standards, uses the same products, and we can recommend her unreservedly for any injectable treatments!
Cathy specialises in anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal filler techniques, offering an array of anti-ageing skin rejuvenation treatments. She is also our clinic Obagi Medical ambassador,.
When not with us Cathy loves to spend time with her young grandson, her puppy and her cat!
Dianne has worked closely with Dr Eccleston for several years, and she has trained hundreds of nurses and doctors in advanced filler techniques. She has previously worked as a trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox and Juvéderm, and has extensive experience with their whole portfolio of products.
Her role as a nurse prescriber means she can work entirely independently as a practitioner, and her belief that 'less is more' assures patients of a natural outcome from their injectable treatments.
Dianne also works as a skincare specialist within Obagi Medical, she delivers customer education, workshops and patient consultations for the Obagi complete range.
Her cheerful and positive personality and artistic flair shine through, and with Dianne joining the MediZen team, we are better placed than ever to provide even more flexibility for injectable appointments. Dianne works mostly Saturday's with us so if you struggle with weekday appointments, Dianne may be perfect for you.
Outside of work she enjoys stand up paddleboarding and also has 2 children who keep her pretty busy!
Lucy qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 2007 having done a BTEC National Diploma at UCB. She has previously worked in hotels and spa's in the UK, Corsica and Meribel as well as in a Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
Lucy has a passion for skincare, results-driven treatments and exceptional client care.
In her spare time, she enjoys going out for meals with friends and family - particularly if they include cake and wine! Lucy also has two young girls who definitely keep her on her toes.
Lucy's Favourite Treatment: Micro-Needling with our Collagen PIN because it has the ability to give you a new layer of skin leaving it brighter, smoother and healthier!
Justine has been working in aesthetics for many years and qualified with her BA Degree in Beauty Salon Management in 2012, so has many years of experience within the industry. She has a real passion for aesthetics and is dedicated to providing high quality, professional yet friendly service. Working for MediZen allows her to provide the best treatments in a state of the art clinic alongside a team of highly experienced knowledgeable professionals.
On a personal note, she enjoys fashion, makeup, hair and beauty and loves keeping up to date with the latest trends and newest products.
Justine's Favourite Treatment: miraDry because of the huge impact it has on a patients life and the amazing results they get. Patients genuinely see it as a life-changing treatment. (Plus Justine has had it herself!!).
Annabelle's role as a practitioner is to closely analyse your skin and develop a tailored treatment regime specifically for you, she is also our Hydrafacial specialist. During the last ten years whilst raising her children, she decided to train within skin nutrition, skin anatomy and skin health and is passionate about how important a good skincare regime is for you.
Annabelle is well-known in the clinic, and with all our patients, for her incredible skin!! She is passionate about sharing her tips, tricks and favourite products with all her patients to ensure they are confident in their skin.
Annabelle sees herself as a friendly, positive and passionate person, enjoys spending time with her beautiful three children and making lots of memories.
Annabelle's Favourite Treatment: HydraFacial of course! She loves the way the treatment can be tailored to suit different skin's needs and goals.
In July 2021, Natalie graduated in her FdA within Aesthetics and has just completed her BA degree. Natalie has a passion for skincare and skin anatomy. Natalie particularly enjoys treating acne patients due to struggling with acne herself as a teenager. Natalie loves making her patients feel confident in their own skin.
When not at work Natalie enjoys cosy nights in watching movies and spending time with her family and friends.
Natalie's Favourite Treatment: Chemical peels because they have minimal downtime and a brilliant effect on all skin concerns including anti-ageing, acne and pigmentation.
In July 2021, Sophie graduated with First-Class Honours in her BA Degree in Aesthetics. Working for MediZen, Sophie is motivated by providing a high-quality service to her clients and enabling them to achieve their skin goals through the use of medical-grade treatments and skincare.
In her spare time, Sophie enjoys going to the cinema and spending time with family, friends and her two cats, Damien and Tallulah.
Sophie's Favourite Treatment: Chemical peels with our AlumierMD Radiance Peel as it is suitable for all skin types and can treat several skin concerns to reveal smoother, brighter skin.
Laura is an aesthetic practitioner at MediZen, she trained and received her diploma in beauty therapy science in 2012. Having worked in the aesthetics industry since her qualification, Laura enjoys working in a doctor-led clinic like MediZen, and seeing the natural results that can be achieved at our clinic.
When she's not at work Laura loves spending time with her daughters Esme and Alba, and seeing family and friends.
Favourite Treatment: CoolSculpting because it is a treatment that works and gets rid of the excess fat you can't shift! And, Laura has had the treatment herself.
Laura is currently on maternity leave but will be back with us in September.
Marie has worked within the aesthetic and cosmetic surgical industry for the last 14 years and therefore Marie has a great deal of experience and knowledge of aesthetic treatments and the aesthetic industry.
Marie absolutely loves being around people, working with our lovely patients and the superb MediZen team. The clinic has a fantastic reputation and Marie is very happy to be a part of it.
Outside of work she is very much a family person and loves spending time with the rest of the clan and grandchildren. She also loves socialising and holidays and one day might even consider working at getting a little fitter...!
Laura is the daughter of David and Annie and graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Science. She has since undertaken various roles in the pharmaceutical industry before joining MediZen in 2019.
Laura's role at MediZen involves regularly evaluating business needs and creating a strategy to ensure MediZen are always at the forefront of the industry. Her responsibilities include identifying opportunities for the business to ensure we stay competitive and seeking out new treatments to add to the portfolio. Laura's experience working for successful life science companies has given her the key tools to execute her role effectively.
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Outside of work, Laura enjoys skiing, socialising, good food and wine.
Alex graduated from Aston University with a degree in Business and Management in 2019 and has previous experience working in PR and Communications. Alex joined MediZen in November 2021 as our marketing executive.
Alex's role at MediZen covers marketing strategy, digital marketing including social media management, email campaigns and website content as well as other marketing tactics to ensure MediZen stays at the forefront of the Aesthetic Industry.
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In her spare time Alex loves spending time with her friends and family, travelling to new places and drinking cocktails and wine!
Sarah recently joined the MediZen team as our reception manager, her role involves overseeing all reception matters and helping us to ensure our team provide the best possible service to our patients pre, during and post treatment.
As with lot's of our staff, Sarah has been a regular customer of MediZen for a number of years so when this opportunity came up, it was the perfect fit. Sarah has worked in the customer service industry as a manager for over 25 years as thoroughly enjoy's working with the public in a face-to-face role. Sarah has always found the aesthetics sector to be fascinating, now more so than ever!
Sarah was born and raised in Southeast London, so is not from the Midlands but loves life here. She enjoys traveling with her family and finding hidden gem eateries because (like all of us here), she is a massive foodie! And of course, she likes good gin and tonic, because who doesn't?!
If you see Sarah on your next visit to MediZen, make sure you say hello! She loves meeting as many of our patients as possible.
Having had a varied working life so far and being interested in health, fitness and wellbeing, being offered a position at MediZen has been a perfect opportunity for Nicky to expand her interest in this field.
Nicky is one of our friendly reception team so you will most likely see her when you come to visit us.
Nicky loves going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Having spent 15 years in the optical industry Lisa felt it was time for a change. Being employed at MediZen has opened a whole host of new experiences and learning development for her, not to mention new friends.
Lisa is one of our friendly reception team so most of you will know her well but if you've not visited us before then she'll be there to greet you on your arrival.
When Lisa is not working she enjoys walking her Chihuahua’s Ronni and Reggie, socialising, cooking and going to the cinema.
Stephanie started at MediZen as an apprentice after working in her local Post Office for 3 years. Being employed at MediZen has opened up new experiences for Stephanie as she has been exposed to a whole new sector and all of the new experiences that brings.
Stephanie's role focuses mainly on administration, and support for our reception staff when needed. Stephanie is a hugely valuable member of our team who we all run to whenever something isn't working or we don't know the answer!!
On a personal note during her free time, Stephanie enjoys socialising and spending time with her friends and family.
Shelly has worked in the customer service industry for over 30 years in a variety of area’s and has always enjoyed meeting new people and providing clients with the best possible experience and service.
Shelly says, 'With also being a customer myself at MediZen for many years, I have always admired the team’s work ethic and professionalism and I am now so proud to be apart of it myself.'
The role of Patient Co-Ordinator is to ensure the journey clients experience with MediZen is smooth, relaxing and pleasant.
Outside of ensuring all our patients enjoy their experience with us, Shelly loves eating out with a lovely glass of red wine to hand, visiting as many new places as possible, particularly exploring new cities, and generally just enjoying life!!
Ruth has been a full-time mom for the last fifteen years and has 3 boys and a girl to show for it.
As a very happy client of MediZen for a number of years Ruth one day suggested to Dr. Eccleston that if he needed any help she had some free time, one week later she was working at MediZen!!!
Ruth enjoys her time with us and thinks the clinic combines professional and friendly in a really good way. Ruth loves the variety of her job and also the fact that MediZen is at the forefront of new procedures and technologies.
Ruth is our Allurion Balloon co-ordinator so if you are interested in finding out more about this treatment click here to read more and get in touch with Ruth - Allurion Elipse Balloon and Weight Loss Programme. She also helps to run our clinical trials with Dr. Eccleston and Ian Spare. Ruth is our stock manager, ensuring on a daily basis we have the right products available at the right time for our patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys exercising including running and going to the gym as well as spending time with family. Ruth also has a gorgeous little white fluffy dog called Casper.
Ian has worked with MediZen since 2000 as Clinical Trials Coordinator handling the planning, scheduling, recruitment and administration of the Clinical Trials conducted at MediZen. Our trial work covers a variety of areas in the Aesthetic space from fillers to light therapy.
Previously Ian worked for many years in Media for Trinity Mirror across their whole portfolio, dealing with clients ranging from retailers to London based advertising agencies across all advertising categories including recruitment and on-line.
Ian also spent many years managing a large group of regional newspaper titles across the midlands.