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Synergy - where surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments meet

Synergy – where surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments meet

September 23, 2015 10:45 am Published by

Miss Balaratnam of S-Thetics last night co-presented a talk with Mr Nigel Mercer on the synergy between surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures at S-Thetics medical aesthetic clinic in Beaconsfield.

The discussion captured some of the key topics in the industry including emerging trends, how to achieve natural results and demystifying the sometimes overwhelming array of options available in both cosmetic surgery and medicine.


Another key discussion topic centred on patient safety, regulatory issues and the need for patients to thoroughly research any practitioner and treatment.

A number of before and after images were shown which illustrated the results which can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically utilising treatments such as dermal fillers for full face rejuvenation, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts.


The interactive session featured a Q&A with a number of questions from attendees and an open forum to discuss the range of potential options available from a patient perspective.

Mr Nigel Mercer, MB ChB, ChM, FRCS, FRCPCH, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading facelift surgeons, and holds the prestigious title of President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

Mr Mercer is also the former President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS).

““Behind every good Plastic Surgeon there should be an expert in Cosmetic Medicine” is the mantra that underpinned the meeting at S-Thetics, in Beaconsfield.

Dr Sherina and I have worked together for years and we have a very good understanding of where our strengths are. The benefit of such a close working relationship is the ability to offer patients the whole spectrum of what is available to improve their concerns, avoiding the risk of patients visiting a singleton practitioner and being advised to have a procedure that is not necessarily the best for their problem.

We hope the audience took away the strength of collaboration and trust that we were putting forward.”

Mr Nigel Mercer, MB ChB, ChM, FRCS, FRCPCH

Synergy - where surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments meet

Synergy – where surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments meet

“It was a pleasure to be invited to the S-Thetics Clinic Beaconsfield and to meet and listen to their special guest speaker, plastic surgeon Mr Nigel Mercer.
The evening was a great success for Miss Sherina Balaratnam and her professional team and was extremely interesting, highlighting many of the facts and important questions before choosing cosmetic plastic surgery.
Mr Nigel Mercer and Miss Balaratnam work together as a fantastic specialist team working in Surgical Cosmetic procedures and Non surgical cosmetic treatments.

I would feel completely safe and at ease in their hands and look forward to visiting S-Thetics for another treatment very soon.”

Michele Brooks – Publisher
The riverside journals

We would like to thank all our guests for attending and Mr Nigel Mercer for his time and expertise.


For further information on Mr Nigel Mercer please visit:

BAPRAS – Mr Nigel Mercer

Why choose S-Thetics for your non-surgical treatment?

8 Reasons to choose S-Thetics for your non-surgical treatment

September 18, 2015 11:50 am Published by

S-Thetics Beaconsfield Your Treatment

  1. Detailed consultations and clinical assessment

We believe the fundamental basis of a successful aesthetic procedure or skincare treatment is a good quality consultation with a skilled, qualified practitioner who fully understands your needs, and looks at your treatment as a journey, not a one-off event.

  1. Dr-led clinic

Miss Sherina Balaratnam is a doctor and qualified surgeon with over 16 years medical experience. During this time she trained in plastic surgery for 6 years and she has devoted the last 7 years of her medical career to specialising in the latest non-surgical cosmetic treatment innovations.

  1. Discreet location

Set over two floors of a charming Grade II listed building, the S-Thetics clinic offers a discreet getaway from the bustle of Beaconsfield Old Town, with a private entrance leading to our beautiful consultation suites and a tranquil lounge area.

  1. Friendly and professional team

Our team have been selected to ensure you feel welcome, comfortable and are provided the highest standards of service throughout and following your treatment.



  1. Confidential service

We value your privacy and patient confidentiality is a key part of our culture.

  1. Personalised treatment planning

Following your detailed consultation we create a bespoke plan tailored around your concerns and with recommendations for potential treatments to improve your skin health and effectively target these areas.

  1. Satisfaction

We care about our patients and your treatment outcomes and will do all we can to ensure your experience with us is of the highest standard.

  1. Advanced treatments using scientific-based technology

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments and technology are continually evolving to provide subtle and effective results, with minimal downtime. We only use treatments and technologies of the highest clinical standards to optimise your treatment outcome.

S-Thetics Beaconsfield consulting room

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a runner up in the category “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the prestigious 2015/2016 Aesthetics Awards

S-Thetics Beaconsfield selected as a finalist for “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the 2015 Aesthetics Awards

September 2, 2015 8:19 am Published by

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the category “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the prestigious Aesthetics Awards.


The Aesthetics Awards bring together the very best in medical aesthetics and leaders in the profession to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Awards are presented to those who have worked hard to represent the highest standards in clinical excellence, product innovation and practice achievement and have truly excelled in the field of aesthetic medicine, from clinics and individual practitioners to manufacturers and suppliers.

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S-Thetics is Beaconsfield’s first medical aesthetics clinic and we are honoured to have received such recognition. Our philosophy is about delivering a bespoke, personalised medical aesthetic experience for our patients, revolving around achieving skincare excellence.

S-Thetics Beaconsfield consulting room

This follows our recent selection as a finalist in the Best New Clinic category at the 2015 My Face My Body awards.


We would like to thank all our current and future patients for your support and, of course, the Aesthetics Journal.

Miss Sherina Balaratnam

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

Read a Fire & Ice patient testimonial

Patient Testimonial – Fire and Ice: My Skin in Eight Ways

July 13, 2015 8:31 am Published by

I am 21, live in Beaconsfield and work full-time. As a new patient to Miss Balaratnam, I had my reservations about undertaking any skin treatments. I have horribly sensitive skin – so much so, that just putting on a small amount of scented moisturiser would leave my skin screaming out in acne the following day.

Despite my reservations, Miss Balaratnam surprised me – and who doesn’t want to be surprised? Her suggestion for my poorly conditioned skin was iS Clinical’s Fire and Ice facial treatment.

Before letting me anywhere near such advanced skincare, however, Miss Balaratnam conducted a VISIA digital skin analysis. The technology may look slightly, well, technical, but the process is simple: show the patient what they can’t see.

I pulled my hair back, rested my head in the correct position and closed my eyes while three flashes took pictures of my skin, both on top and beneath the surface. It then showed me percentages of eight key areas of concern: spots, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, wrinkles, texture, pores and porphyrins.

Not only did it show me the exact condition of my skin, it gave Miss Balaratnam the opportunity to check for underlying skin issues that could be more serious (which, fortunately, I did not have).

Then we got down to the facial. The Fire and Ice facial treatment is an advanced, but gentle, facial resurfacing treatment that uses two masques – Fire, and Ice (but not literally, of course). The Fire masque is formulated with 18% glycolic acid, retinol, lots of antioxidants and had a beautiful cinnamon fragrance that reminded me of Christmastime. This was painted onto my skin and left on for 5 minutes to gently dissolve the dead skin from the top layers of my skin. This was then gently cleansed away releasing any blockages from pores, with just a little bit of heat. Immediately after, my skin was then cooled with the Ice masque, which was crammed full of antioxidants as well as the super hydrating hyaluronic acid and all things that make for happy, hydrated, healthy skin, leaving my complexion glowing and soft.

The best part, though, after some pure relaxation, was seeing for myself how my skin had changed. I hopped back into the chair and had my skin scanned once more, and the difference was incredible – every single area the VISIA had tested my skin for had improved.


I’ve just had my second treatment, and if I hadn’t seen the change for myself, both on screen and in real life, I would never have thought such a simple treatment could make my skin look this good. I am now following through with an IS Clinical daily skincare regime, and my skin has never felt happier. I couldn’t recommend this treatment more, or Miss Balaratnam, for getting me skin happy.

Find out more about the Fire & Ice facial treatment here

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk