Having travelled around the world as a lawyer and businessman, Barry was struck by the multi-disciplined practices that seemed commonplace in Australia and California. People could literally be treated for many conditions in an integrated and holistic manner simply unavailable in the UK.
In particular, Barry’s wife noticed that many aesthetic clinics went far beyond what was being offered in the UK and actually adopted a holistic approach, often including health, wellness and nutritional advice, not to mention in-house chiropractic, laser and physiotherapy treatments.
They then asked themselves, why couldn’t this approach be adopted in the UK? After all, wanting to look good is one thing, be it using the latest anti-ageing treatments from Ultherapy or Thermage FLX, but what use is even the best treatment if you still feel old and inflexible?
From this discussion, the decision to create their own London clinic was born: a clinic which would combine state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments with chiropractic and wellness programs.
The object being to multiply the benefits of all treatments through enhancing overall health. For example, there is no scientific doubt that a good diet, and exercise routine combined with ongoing chiropractic treatment will not only make you feel better but also turn back the biological clock!
Even better, the couple decided to add blood tests to their repertoire of services thus ensuring that any nutritional or health advice is specifically tailored to the needs of each individual.
Dr Michail Malandrakis is an Oculoplastic Surgeon with a special interest in aesthetic medicine.
He is a specialist in sympathetic, natural-looking injectables and fillers but is also a great believer in the new regenerative ultrasound technologies from Ultherapy and Thermage, which really can turn back time, albeit after a few months!
He specialises in facial aesthetics and eyelid rejuvenation, performing cosmetic restorative and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid, eyebrows and the lacrimal system. He has trained and worked in some of the most prestigious university hospitals in the UK.
Dr Kishan is dual qualified as a Medical doctor and a Dental Surgeon. He spent most of his hospital career working in Maxillofacial surgery. This gave him a solid understanding of traditional medicine, surgery and an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. He has witnessed first-hand the skin deep effects of age related decline, along with the diseases that conventional medicine regards as part and parcel of the ageing process
After more than a decade working in hospitals, Dr Kishan began offering a range of Integrative treatments to manage concerns about ageing skin, hair loss and hormonal imbalances too. These include the full portfolio of medical aesthetics such as topical prescription agents for skin health, perfecting peels, wrinkle relaxing and filler injections for vibrant, yet natural results. His unique approach combines these skin deep treatments with a holistic program that addresses the deficiencies in hormones and functional health that occur with ageing. It is this multi-pronged, inside-out approach of balancing external looks and internal well-being that sets apart Dr Kishan’s service from those offered in alternative clinics.
Helen is an NMC registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a qualified Advanced Aesthetic injector and Clinical Trainer with over 17 years’ experience in the field of Medical Aesthetics, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Advanced Skin Health and Wellbeing.
Helen began her career as a Plastics and Reconstructive Sister at a leading London NHS hospital in 2005 and has since worked as a Clinical Lead and Trainer for multiple UK and London Aesthetic Clinics. Since 2005, Helen has led and worked within various clinical teams in multiple award-winning Aesthetics clinics, providing a very wide range of therapeutic treatments for skin ageing and skin conditions to patients across the UK.
Having decades of experience in anti-ageing and also administering the highest quality aesthetic injectables, she is also known as an expert in Skin Tightening procedures (for example Ultherapy and Thermage) and trains doctors and nurses in many of these skin tightening procedures. She is dedicated to safety within the industry and strives to improve standards. Helen has a real passion for natural but effective results and optimising skin health for her patients. She is dedicated to providing holistic and bespoke treatments to her patients and believes in the Retriva 360 degree approach of prevention, maintenance and wellness/diet to achieve maximum results.
Registered General Nurse (RGN)
Member of the Merz Faculty
Member of the BACN
Advanced Botulinum toxin and Dermal fillers injector
Monika is a fully qualified UK nurse, nutritionist and an Ultherapy and Thermage FLX consultant. As with all the other professionals working at Retriva Health, she passionately believes that true beauty starts from the inside out and not the other way around!
She also believes that Retriva's holistic approach is the way of the future, as already proven in places such as Australia and California.
For this reason, she will always look at each client's lifestyle, diet and exercise routine before discussing any aesthetic treatments: After all, what is the use of having an aesthetic treatment that 'visually' takes years off you whilst you walk and move like a 70-year-old!
Looking and feeling natural and younger than your years is what Monika aims to provide all her patients, knowing full well that only a multi-disciplinary practice with medical, nutritional and MSK professionals all working together can achieve such an aim.
Dr Michael McBean (Doctor of Chiropractic) is Retriva's Senior Chiropractic Consultant and Supervisor. Having many years of experience teaching in the chiropractic sector, both training and mentoring other MSK professionals.
What attracted Mike to Retriva was its holistic approach to health, especially as he knows how a balanced diet, nutrition and lifestyle can greatly help MSK conditions since they can reduce inflammation - The major MSK exacerbator.
Maria-Helena’s mission is to be part of your health and wellness routine. The goal is for you to feel improved functionality, supported through physical challenges, and more connection with your body. Her emphasis is on posture, the mind-body connection, with some aspects of rehab. She trained in an idyllic village in Oxfordshire where she learned the McTimoney technique, exclusive to the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. This technique is known for being gentle and with a whole body approach. Alongside this, her other chiropractic techniques include Diversified, Activator and ABC™. Outside of work, Maria-Helena loves to stay creative, keeping in tune with her health and building strong a community.
Dorota is a qualified electrical facial, laser and Hydra Facial consultant and a natural advocate for the Retriva mantra of "Retrieving Youth - Scientifically".
Apart from beauty treatments, she also has a keen interest in wellness and nutritional health.
Paul is Retriva Health's in-house nutritionist and lifestyle consultant who is extremely well-known in the Kensington and Chelsea area, having consulted many thousands of people over the last few years.
He has a passion for biochemistry which is combined with extensive knowledge of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals and herbal supplements.
His aim for all wellness clients is to achieve optimal health and emotional wellbeing based upon the latest scientific knowledge and treating each person as a whole, taking into account their lifestyle, diet, physical and emotional wellbeing.
He passionately supports the use of natural therapies to promote and stimulate the body's own divine and inherent ability to heal, which of course, is a perfect synergy with Retriva's own philosophy.
Retriva Health & Aesthetic Clinic
250 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5UE