About Us

Illuminate Skin Clinics was founded by Dr Sophie Shotter, and is based in King’s Hill in Kent. Dr Sophie graduated with degrees in Medicine and Genetics in Relation to Medicine from the University of Leeds. She has pursued training in the NHS in anaesthetics.

Dr Sophie started practicing cosmetic medicine alongside her NHS job, but soon found her business had grown significantly and made the decision to devote herself full-time to cosmetic medicine. This is when Illuminate Skin Clinics was founded.

Dr Sophie’s training in cosmetic medicine is extensive. The basic requirements to perform injectable treatments are minimal, but Dr Sophie has gone above and beyond to ensure she is offering you the best treatments available in a safe environment. She has been trained by Cosmetic Courses, the only training academy led by a plastic surgeon, and also received expert training directly from the pharmaceutical companies Dr Sophie deals with. You can be assured you are in safe hands.

Dr Sophie is an associate member with the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, through which she undergoes annual appraisal. A crucial part of this assesses the ongoing educational activity Dr Sophie participates in. She regularly attends conferences and courses to develop herself further and to stay abreast of the newest technology.

The Keogh Report made several recommendations to improve safety in the non-surgical cosmetic medicine industry. Whilst the government is working to develop these, this is a slow process. Dr Sophie is passionate about ensuring patients are well-educated and can research their practitioners thoroughly. Illuminate Skin Clinics and Dr Sophie are registered with Save Face. This is a register of doctors and nurses who have met minimum standards with regards to safety and customer services, and as part of this have undergone inspection of their clinic premises.

Dr Sophie is registered with the General Medical Council (number 7015410) and holds comprehensive indemnity and clinic insurance through Hamilton Fraser.

In the media

Sophie writes a regular Question & Answer editorial in Kudos magazine. She has recently featured on an expert panel for a round table debate about the cosmetic surgery industry for SO Magazine. She has also appeared in Kent Life’s ‘My Kent Style’ section.