Dr Harpal Bains MBBS DFSRH PGCAestMed
Dr Bains has had a varied and interesting career in medicine, starting with surgery whilst in the NHS and then moving on to private medicine for the past 10 years. It all started with wanting to try something different. She was the company doctor with AKE limited, a hostile region training facility formed by former SAS elites. She trained journalists in medical survival in hostile regions.
This led her to London where she worked as a surgeon for Marie Stopes International. During this time, she pursued her postgraduate diploma in Sexual and Reproductive medicine which eventually led to working in a male sexual dysfunction clinic in Harley street. Her work in sexual dysfunction led her to testosterone and eventually the whole spectrum of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and nutritional medicine. She trained in the USA with WorldLink Medical under Neal Rouzier, who is one of the foremost experts in the world in HRT. Alongside this, she has developed her own protocol incorporating her in-depth experience to create a thorough programme to address her patients' needs and well being.
Throughout this time, she also pursued her interest in aesthetic medicine. She worked independently and with Cosmedoctors doing mainly botox and fillers. She is trained in botox, fillers, peels, lasers, rejuvenation, microneedling, laser lipolysis, sclerotherapy and cosmeceuticals. She specialises in complete management of a client's aesthetic needs; and is confident about being able to take years off a client without resorting to surgery. She has also recently completed her postgraduate certificate in Aesthetic Medicine with Queen Mary, University of London.
Interesting fact: she still counts in Mandarin – the language she was first taught mathematics for 6 years as a child, and has a black belt in Tae-kwon Do although her number one rule in emergency situations is RUN!
Client Care Team
Gary | Ops Maestro
Gary started out at the clinic as a researcher but has since proved invaluable in working towards redefining the direction of the clinic. This is due to his high level of attention to detail and ability in seeing patterns where others can't. Possibly as a result of his years working in Foreign Exchange in the City of London.
This is a far cry from his Ancient History days at University of Liverpool, which has nevertheless proven highly entertaining whenever he attempts to educate the rest of us on the subject of his passion.
These days, he oversees the medical department to ensure that processes are streamlined and things get done in the right way.
Interesting fact: Gary owns a mobile library in Liverpool, and has a pet squirrel named Cyril. He is also King of Trivia with HQ as his current favourite app - he's the guy you want on your team at a pub quiz night.
Aliyah | Admin + Front of House
Aliyah joined the team in late 2017 and quickly became a hit with all our clients thanks to her upbeat spirit. She's efficient, a great communicator and will run up a colourful spreadsheet in a matter of minutes. She's our helping hand and splits her time between reception and back of house to ensure the smooth running of the clinic day-to-day, and with more connections than Jay Z, we always count on Aliyah to makes things happen.
A huge animal lover, Aliyah has travelled the length and breadth of Britain and abroad to get up close and personal with all her favourites.
Interesting facts: Aliyah was a member of the Metropolitan Police Cadets and was titled the Deputy Head Cadet and leader of the drill squad. In her spare time she loses herself in non-fiction and is the biggest fan of Game of Thrones.
The Beauty Team
Viola | Skin Specialist and Facialist
Viola has over a decade of experience in advanced face and body rejuvenation making her an expert on the creme de la creme of beauty treatments. She takes great pride in her work, always strives to give her clients the very best experience and always happy to listen to your woes. A certified perfectionist, Viola pays great attention to the small details, rest assured your eyebrows will always look like identical twins not cousins!
We call Viola 'The Oracle of Skin Knowledge' at Harpal Clinic because she understands the science behind good skin and more importantly - how to achieve it.
Interesting facts: Viola has two loves; the great outdoors and all things vintage. A keen botanist, she also admits talking to the roses in her garden on some occasions!
Deanna | Skin Specialist and Facialist
Deanna began her aesthetic journey over a decade ago (we know - she doesn't look old enough). She worked in Knightsbridge for many years incorporating her treatments and learning alongside several renowned aesthetic Doctors, she is very knowledgeable and experienced in providing skin solutions on a wide variety of clientele.
She joined us as we were looking for a super facialist and someone who could lead the direction for beauty and aesthetics. Deanna wanted a new challenge and is also keen to carve a name for herself as the go-to Facialist in the City of London. Alongside Dr Bains' philosophy of health on the outside begins from within, she hopes to be able to carve a niche for her specific brand of aesthetic knowledge which will ultimately benefit her clients.
Interesting facts: Deanna was a County Champion in Netball and Hurdles. She loves animals and can't stop attending Beyonce's concerts where we can only imagine her dance moves.