Only the best are selected to join our team of doctors here at Dr Face. This month, we’re proud to welcome Dr Mark Kearns, fresh from the UK. We asked him a few questions to see what makes him tick.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like working with fillers the best, because I see the instant results the client gets. Anti-wrinkle injections also achieve great results, but it usually takes around 7 days to see the full benefit of them, so I don’t often get to see the client’s reaction when they kick in. Fillers on the other hand work straight away, with more changes happening over the next month. It’s fantastic to see how you can quickly resolve an issue a client may have had for years – especially when they only just decided to get it treated.
Q. Is cosmetic work very different to your past professional experience as a GP?
A. I love the contrast of cosmetic work to my clinical work as a GP. It’s similar in that I’m working in a team with the client to get the agreed outcome. But the difference is that as a GP I didn’t always have as much time as I would have liked to spend with the client in order to achieve their goals.
Can you explain a bit more about why you like working with facial injectables?
I think the reason I like working with facial injectables so much is because it adds a creative element to the clinical experience I have gained throughout my training and career. I studied art in college when I was younger, but I never took it further. Now I can apply this creativity to my work in cosmetic medicine. I find it very fulfilling because it satisfies my love of precision and process, but I can express my creative side as well.
How and why did you join the team at Dr Face?
Joining the Dr Face team happened by chance, but as soon as I had the interview, I was immediately drawn to the vibe and running of the clinic. Since accepting the role, I’ve been familiarising myself with the products I’ll be using so that I have a more standardised approach that is aligned with the rest of the clinic.
What’s your philosophy when it comes to the look you try to achieve for clients?
For most people, anti-wrinkle injections aren’t about looking strikingly different, so that people can see immediately that work has been done (though there are exceptions). It’s usually about achieving a natural look, so the person looks great for their stage in life.
How does an ideal day at the clinic look for you?
It depends, but usually it’s being able to solve a few problem cases in a short period of time and getting the results back to the client. I like to have a nice coffee before 10 am and I try to read the paper at lunch (though I don’t always get the chance for that). A good chat with colleagues is also nice to share ideas and experiences.
What are your future plans, professionally speaking?
I’ll definitely keep working on, and refining my skills and knowledge in the field. These kinds of treatments are rapidly growing in popularity, so I plan to open up more space for new clients in the near future.
For further information, why not have a read of my bio.