Meet the team

Sarah Diamond

Aesthetic Specialist

As a nurse, Sarah is governed by The Nursing Midwifery Council and bound by a code of conduct. It is her duty to treat her patients as individuals, act in their best interest, respect their right to privacy and confidentiality, practice effectively, safely, and promote professionalism and trust at all times.

Sarah graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University in 1999 with a Diploma in Nursing Studies. She spent her early nursing career working in acute medicine. It was here that she consolidated numerous clinical skills and became confident and competent in managing emergency medical situations. As a result, safety is an integral part of her practice.

Following an amazing opportunity to develop her nursing skills abroad, Sarah worked in Australia for a year, before she settled back in the UK and took on the role of intravenous nurse specialist in rare enzyme diseases. A speciality which she continues to practice in today.

Her long-standing interest in the world of medical facial aesthetic treatments and the desire to have more of a work-life balance to fit in with family life lead Sarah to train with the UK’s number one Aesthetic training provider Derma Medical in May 2016.

Sarah strives to provide safe and effective treatments, with realistic outcomes for her patients. Her injecting skills have been developed over 20 years, so you can have peace of mind that you are incapable, safe hands, not only throughout the treatment but in the following days and weeks after.

  • Derma Medical – Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers, Foundation Level, 28th May 2016.
  • Allergan – 8 Point Face Lift, 13th October 2016.
  • ACE Conference – The Ageing Female Face, 31st March 2017.
  • Galderma – Lip Dermal Filler Masterclass, 4th April 2017.
  • AlumierMD – Chemical Peel Training, 26-27th June 2017.
  • Allergan – Managing Complications Webinar, 11th July 2017.
  • Belotero – Peri-oral Dermal Filler, 19th July 2017.
  • Allergan – Beneath The Skin Webinar, 24th October 2017.
  • Teoxane – Midface Rejuvenation with Dermal Filler, 28th November 2017.
  • Teoxane – Dr Lee Walkers Lip Dermal Filler Training Course, 5th December 2017.
  • AlumierMD – Chemical Peel update training, 12th March 2018.
  • AlumierMD – Summer Protocols training, 20th June 2018.
  • Teoxane – Skin Booster training, 23rd July 2018.
  • AlumierMD – Advanced Chemical Peel training, 17th October 2018.
  • OFAA Peri-orbital and Peri-oral cadaver training, 26th January 2019.
  • Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis Training, 25th February 2019.
  • Teoxane – Safe & Predictable Lip Augmentation, 2nd March 2019.
  • Galderma – Misconceptions About Neurotoxins in Aesthetic Medicine, 2nd March 2019.
  • Teoxane – 4th Dimension of Facial Aesthetics, 2nd March 2019.
  • Advanced Aesthetic Solutions – Lipofirm Pro update training, 14th March 2019.
  • Skin Geek – Dermaplaning training, 18th March 2019.
  • MHFA England – Mental Health First Aid, 22nd March 2019.
  • Dermalux – Dermalux LED Light training, 23rd July 2019.
  • Intermediate Life Support Training, 14th August 2019.
  • Teoxane – Pump Up The Volume Dermal Filler Lecture & Live Demonstration. A half-day session, refreshing facial anatomy knowledge and looking at various treatment options for the whole face, 29th August 2019.
  • IAPCAM – Acute & Chronic Complications Symposium, 20 September 2019.
  • Profhilo – Skin Bio-Remodelling, 17th November 2019.

vicky brailsford

Beauty Specialist

Vicky in an NVQ level 3 Beauty Therapist and NVQ level 4 Laser Hair Removal Technician with over 15 years in the beauty industry and brings a calming therapist approach to the clinic.

Vicky worked as a Dental Nurse for 10 years and enjoyed working in a clinic environment but as her passion for the beauty industry grew she went back to college and studied beauty therapy, from then on she worked part-time in the beauty industry and part-time in the dental industry.

It was during this time that Vicky took an interest in Laser Hair Removal after having the treatment herself for a condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, she discovered how amazing the treatment was for excess hair, something she suffered with for a long time. After she’d completed the course and seen how great the result’s we’re she started to look into offering laser hair removal to her own clients and after extensive research into finding a gold standard hair removal machine Vicky started treating her own clients for hair removal and has achieved amazing results.

Vicky also has a passion for Facials, only medical-grade products are used during her facials for a unique experience that combines relaxation with high performing active ingredients, who said you can’t have instant results and relaxation together? Vicky can offer you that.

  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy, 2006.
  • Clarins – Skincare Specialist for 2 years, 2010-2011.
  • NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy, 2012.
  • NVQ Level 4 Beauty Therapy/Laser Hair Removal, 2018.
  • Advanced Aesthetic Solutions – Lipofirm Pro update training, 14th March 2019.
  • Skin Geek – Dermaplaning training, 18th March 2019.
  • Dermalux – Dermalux LED Light training, 23rd July 2019.

Sophie donaldson

Nurse Prescriber

In 2004, Sophie was offered a place at The London College of Fashion, to study Fashion Design BA (Hons), following an interview and presentation of her portfolio. 
At the last minute she decided not to go. Instead, she left behind her creative side and pursued a career which brought her greater job satisfaction-and in 2008 she qualified as a nurse.

Her first role as a nurse was within the community setting where she managed patients with long term conditions. Before moving into the specialist role of Respiratory Nurse in 2013.
In 2016 she completed a post-grad degree. In 2017 she moved into General Practice, which is where she still continues to work one day a week. In 2019, she completed a university course to become an Independent Prescriber and also completed various aesthetic courses.

Sophie adores being creative again, only this time combining it with her years of nursing experience. All her treatments are personalised to each patient following a consultation. She is passionate about effective, yet, safe treatment. She keeps updated with the latest research and techniques to ensure she is providing the best possible treatment to her patients.


Facial Therapist

Kirsty qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 2007. After gaining experience working in small salons, Kirsty landed herself a job with Clarins as a Spa Therapist, it was here that Kirsty thrived in her job role, and her passion for high-end treatments and skincare begun.

With over 14 years of experience gained in the Beauty industry and having been extensively trained by some of the most well know and prestigious training companies, Kirsty was invited to be trained as an elite-level Therapist by a high-profile training company and went on to become a trainer herself.

Kirsty brings a wealth of experience to SKINLAB which guarantees our customers the most exclusive high-end experience results experience.