Karen Addison RGN/INP
Clinic Director, Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Leading Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Karen Addison began her career within the field of medical aesthetics whilst maintaining a successful nursing career. Karen studied for her nursing degree at Glasgow Caledonian University 2006 (RGN) and completed her Independent Nurse Prescribing Qualification at University of West Scotland 2011 (INP), working at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for over a decade as well as practising in Medical Aesthetics. After completing rigorous training in this field, Karen has now delivered more than 80,000 injectable treatments, with 15 years of vital experience as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner. A member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, Karen continues to regularly attend various and multiple advanced training courses, seminars and masterclasses, as well as attending relevant national and international aesthetic conferences, all of which enable Karen to maintain her CPD status. Karen is currently working towards her Masters in Aesthetic Medicine. Her own commitment to training and CPD benefits her patients and colleagues and she relishes the opportunity to inspire individuals by sharing her knowledge through training others in her field. Karen is aware of and sensitive to the challenges of finding the best aesthetic solutions to meet an individuals needs and prides herself on helping patients look and feel fabulous. Karen aims to establish trust and confidence in all her patients and in those who she trains.
Patients can be safe in the knowledge they are being treated with the most up to date, successful techniques and those trained by Karen can be assured they are being taught how to best to deliver the treatment ensuring safe, predictable as well as optimal results.
Although Karen is a highly skilled medical aesthetics practitioner, she has her focus on safety and best practice, she is a member of Save Face and ACE (Aesthetics Complications Expert Group) which is the ultimate source of advice, support and skill-sets for rare aesthetic complications.
Karen has developed a first-rate and respected reputation in her field, and her knowledge and expertise enable her to deliver a wide-range of aesthetic procedures, which are detailed on our treatment menu page. Her skills have also enabled her to join the London Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (LAAM) as part of their faculty of clinical educators training medical professionals looking to start their career in aesthetic medicine, offering delegates The Ultimate Toxin and Dermal Filler training as well as masterclasses and advanced training for those already in aesthetics looking to advance their skills. Karen is extremely proud to be bringing this amazing team and unique training programme to Scotland.
Karen continues to collaborate with the very best aesthetic providers, and works closely with the Teoxane group in a mentoring capacity. Her journey into Clinical Education began in 2017 when joining the Teoxane Group as a Faculty/ RegionalTrainer for the last 4 years, she continues to collaborate with the group mentoring those new to the field of aesthetics and better preparing delegates for Teoxane Regional Training dates.
Karen also has an overall interest in health and wellbeing, which has enabled her to introduce globally acclaimed Vitamindrip® to Scotland: their groundbreaking IV treatments allow patients to improve energy levels, symptoms of fatigue, as well as providing hydration and immune support. Karen is also delighted to welcome leading specialists Doctors to the team at Sur Medispa, in order to provide patients with the ultimate health and wellbeing procedures and services, as well as the rest of the team, who are highly-skilled professionals offering a comprehensive roster of advanced skin, body, health and wellness treatments. Karen's passion for her profession is inspiring: her aim is to work with every individual patient in a medical and professional setting, to assess, build a rapport and work towards helping them to look and feel their very best. She prides herself in being at the leading edge of all aspects of medical aesthetics working with industry leaders and bringing the latest cutting edge technologies to her practice. With a keen sense of maintaining every patient individuality, wellbeing and security; safety and subtlety are at the heart of everything Karen does.