Dr Sophie Shotter
“I’ve been very lucky to be able to bring together a team of true experts here at Illuminate, all of whom have a real passion for achieving fantastic results for our patients”

Dr Sophie Shotter, MBChB BSc Hons

Illuminate Medical Director and Founder

Dr Sophie set up Illuminate Skin Clinics to offer a holistic approach to improving people’s confidence and well-being through the provision of the best in aesthetic treatments, skin care and wellness.

Dr Sophie is a graduate of Leeds University, where she qualified with an MBChB and BSc Hons in Genetics in Relation to Medicine. She then spent 6 years working in the NHS, 4 of which were in anaesthetics, before leaving to set up Illuminate.

As the clinic’s Medical Director she delivers or oversees all treatments herself, taking great personal interest in each of her clients, their conditions and their objectives.  She is passionate about providing the most advanced and effective treatments to deliver the best possible results and bring clients’ smiles back.   She is also responsible for the strategic direction of the business, as well as for product sourcing and development, PR and marketing and for ensuring excellence in customer care across the whole business.

Dr Sophie is an Associate Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, a member of ACE and is registered with the General Medical Council (number 7015410).  She is a key opinion leader for Aesthetic Source, Skin Tech and Venus Concept and has recently been invited by Allergan onto their highly regarded mentorship scheme.  Dr Sophie works as a consultant for other UK clinics and businesses and is often asked to speak at leading UK industry conferences including CCR and ACE.

In addition to the many awards won by the Clinic, Dr Sophie has been personally recognised by winning Businesswoman of the Year, Kent Women in Business 2017, 2016 Kent Women in Business Professional Achievement Award and the Kent Independent Traders Rising Star Award 2015.

Outside of work, Sophie is a very keen tennis player and gym goer and devotes as much time as she can to her family and friends.

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Awards

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Brands We Use

aqualyx
botox
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
gardasil
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
LED Mask
lumigan
Microneedling Pen
neostrata
Nouveau Lashes
obagi
Intravita PDO Threads
profhilo
prolon
pronokal
radiesse
rrs
silhouette soft
skin tech
skinade
specialist pharmacy
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
visia
Viviscal Professional