About Dr Sophie

Leading Expert On Skin

About Dr Sophie

Dr Sophie is one of a new breed of highly successful aesthetic practitioners who come from a medical background and bring with them the highest levels of training, expertise and patient care.

Having graduated from Leeds University with an MBChB and BSc Hons in Genetics in Relation to Medicine, Sophie then spent over 6 years working in the NHS, 4 of these as an anaesthetist, before establishing herself in aesthetics. In 2014 she set up Illuminate Skin Clinic to provide a holistic approach to improving people’s confidence and wellbeing through the provision of the best in aesthetic, skin care and wellness treatments.

Dr Sophie has a particular passion and reputation for her work with injectable treatments and threads, supported with high quality in-clinic skin treatments, such as peels and collagen-induction therapy. She is also a strong advocate of effective, at-home skincare regimes to both enhance and maintain treatment results and is passionate about providing a tailored and bespoke approach for each and every patient, so that they can achieve the best possible results.  She takes a personal interest in each of her patients and in understanding their individual concerns and treatment objectives to ensure that the most effective treatment combinations and solutions are used to meet their needs.

Dr Sophie splits her time between treating patients at Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kings Hill, Kent  or practicing from the multi-award-winning The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London and Buckinghamshire , where she will often be found treating VIP and celebrity patients and her expertise with injectable treatments and threads is always in high demand.

She holds a strong belief in a holistic approach to health and aesthetics and is trained in BHRT (plant-based hormone replacement therapy that is bio-identical to our own hormones), passionately believing that balancing hormones is the answer to well- being and staying youthful. She also regularly administers intravenous vitamin, mineral and amino acid boosters and infusions to maximise immune response, improve energy and mood and to support patients at times when a varied, healthy diet is difficult to maintain.

In addition to being a well-respected doctor and aesthetic practitioner she is also a highly successful business woman in her own right, and has been personally recognised by winning a wide variety of awards including Businesswoman of the Year, Kent Women in Business 2017 and the 2016 Kent Women in Business Professional Achievement Award. For more information on awards, qualifications and industry partnerships and relationships please visit.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Excellent service. Sophie and the team are very professional and the level of service is outstanding

Dr Shotter is amazing at what she does and really cares about her clients!”

I have been going here now for a few years, and I have to say Sophie is very much the professional. From assessment to aftercare I would have absolutely no qualms in recommending her to anyone.

Dr Sophie is one of the best practitioners that I’ve come across and I’ve visited a few in my time including all of the alleged top names in London.

Dr Sophie is incredible. She uses ground-breaking techniques with natural and lasting results. Way better than anywhere else I have ever visited.

Dr Sophie is incredible. She uses ground-breaking techniques with natural and lasting results. Way better than anywhere else I have ever visited.

Dr Shotter is very knowledgeable and professional as well as warm and welcoming. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and her team.

Doctor Sophie’s professionalism and ethics are outstanding. I had all the information I needed to make my choices and all my questions and concerns answered.  I highly recommend the clinic if you care about high standards of professionalism, experience and quality.

Always good – Sophie really knows her stuff

Dr Sophie really listens and nothing is too much bother, her treatments work and yet are subtle. She is brilliant at what she does and I am so happy with the results.

Dr Sophie really listens and nothing is too much bother, her treatments work and yet are subtle. She is brilliant at what she does and I am so happy with the results.