We have over 20 years experience in the beauty and medical industry. Our Medical Director, Dr Michele Engel, together with our team of highly skilled professionals, use only the most advanced cosmetic procedures, alongside the latest in technology and products. The treatments are carried out to the highest standards, to achieve optimum results.
Dr Michele Engel – Medical Director
Dr Michele Engel (or Mica) graduated in General Medicine in 2004 in Brazil where she began her medical career as a GP and A&E doctor.
In Brazil, she trained with the eminent plastic surgeon Mauricio De Maio and took his master class on the innovative liquid facelift. Working with dermal fillers, she learned a series of sophisticated injection techniques to achieve subtle beauty enhancements.
Since coming to London in 2007, Mica has built an outstanding reputation within the field of cosmetic medicine. Her broad knowledge and experience of facial structures mean she can achieve natural looking results using precise, but subtle techniques.
Her core specialism’s include wrinkle relaxing and dermal filler injections, non-surgical neck and facelifts, cheek and chin augmentation and lip enhancement.
Dr Mica is a Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, treating thousands of patients a year with flawless results.
BCAM Ref Number: 10402
GMC Ref Number: 6161882
Amanda Freeburn – Managing Director
Amanda Freeburn qualified, in 1994, in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology from the North Devon College.
She went on to manage some of the most prestigious Spas around the world. From the world famous Relais & Châteaux hotel group, in Canada, to a luxury Spa on the tropical island of Bermuda. She has gained a wealth of experience, and understanding, of people’s needs and expectations.
While in Canada, Amanda starred in a primetime TV show, Spectacular Spas. She has also featured in many national British newspapers and magazines, promoting and explaining the latest innovations in all areas of beauty treatment.
Amanda is the Managing Director of Cosmetica London. Her aim is to ensure that each client’s experience at Cosmetica is relaxed, welcoming and most of all, enjoyable!
Kate Wheldal-Schonfrucht – Facial Specialist
Kate graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1999 and went on to work in prestigious international spas, skincare houses and consultancies in Bermuda, Miami, Hong Kong and Switzerland. Kate has gained a wealth of knowledge in Skincare advancements and body techniques, only using the latest and safest machines in technology.
Kate Specialises in bespoke prescriptive facials for all skin types and ages and body contouring programs which help to eliminate all those unwanted lumps and bumps we all hate on our bodies!
Kate also works with the acclaimed Advanced Nutrition Programme, working on optimum skin health and radiance from inside and out. Kate is passionate about her aesthetic treatments and will offer all of her clients a unique and tailored experience.
Kate is a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology – Ref Number: 997059
Sandra Zukauskaite – Front of House Assistant
Sandra Zukauskaite brings an array of skills and experience in fantastic customer service. Originally from Lithuania, Sandra has been living in the UK for over 15 years and speaks better English than her colleagues and can even get by with some basic Russian.
Sandra studied and then qualified in 2011 in NVQ Levels 1, 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy at Croydon College. She gained a wealth of experience for over five years at high-end Harley Street clinics specialising in non-invasive beauty and liposuction treatments.
Sandra’s desire to learn and understand more about the Aesthetic industry lead her to complete a degree in Salon Business Management at University College Birmingham in 2013.
Sandra will be looking after the Front of House at Cosmetica London, making sure all our patients have a pleasant experience.
Laura Cunha Leal – Assistant Clinic Manager
Laura brings day-to-day management skills and a strategic perspective, for our practice. She has extensive knowledge in aesthetic rejuvenations treatments and procedures to improve the appearance and health of the skin.
Highly passionate about creating a happy working environment and happy customers by consistently delivering a high standard of customer service. Laura is qualified in beauty therapy and ethics science.
Throughout her career, she demonstrated strong expertise in practice management in Harley street and executive administrative support. With a genuine passion for her work, she also has experience in line managing others, organising a team as well as training and mentoring staff.
Her greatest joy in her job comes from staying energised and inspired, connecting to the team and making a positive difference! She is delighted to share with you all her creative ideas and our treatment updates in social media.
Edyta Kurowska – Eyelash Extension Technician & Make-Up Artist
Edyta Kurowska (better known as Edy) is a highly regarded makeup artist and eyelash technician who has worked with some of the world’s top celebrities and beauty brands, including representing Maybelline at London Fashion Week and working on numerous photo shoots for leading names such as Essie and Nyx.
Her original trade as a make-up artist allows her to understand better eye-shapes which, as a result, allow her to create eyelash extensions that are tailored to an individual’s needs and looks. Her work has been published in a number of leading magazines and featured across a range of commercials and films.
Having worked as an Eyelash Extension and Make-Up Expert for Charles Worthington, Edyta has since had huge success working as a freelance artist, gaining critical acclaim along the way.
Esra Ulusan – Front of House Assistant
Esra joins the Cosmetica team to cover maternity leave for Sandra. Originally from Australia, Esra is in the UK on a 2 year working visa to explore the delights of Europe and pursue her career in the aesthetic world. Esra studied at Chisholm Institute of Melbourne and gained a diploma in Beauty Therapy and Laser/IPL where she has been working in the industry for almost five years back home in Australia.
As part of Esra’s Beauty Therapy training, Customer service and reception management were a vital tool to add to her list of experiences. With a wealth of knowledge in the skin, treatments and client concerns, she can help and advice, making clients feel at ease.
Charlotte Constantinides – Front of House Assistant
Charlotte joins the Cosmetica team part-time as a Front of House Assistant.
Charlotte studied a degree in Tourism Business with Events Management at Loughborough College and Nottingham Trent University.
Before coming to settle in London, Charlotte spent her time travelling around Europe, Asia, and more recently North and South America. During her stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia, she worked with an orphanage teaching the children Maths & English.
Charlotte has a love for dogs and spends her spare time dog sitting and modelling at various fashion trade show exhibitions.
This is Charlotte’s first time working in the aesthetic world. She feels inspired to develop her skills in the industry after seeing the great services and treatments we offer at Cosmetica.
Nuria Maestro – Aesthetic Therapist
Originally from Spain, Nuria came to the UK in 2003 to learn English. After working and studying in Front Desk & Hospitality, she decided to go into the Aesthetics industry.
Nuria studied at the London College of Beauty Therapy 9 years ago gaining an NVQ Level 2 & 3. She has worked with laser treatments for 8 years and recently qualified in Level 4 Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for Skin Rejuvenation treatments giving her a wealth of knowledge in performing bespoke laser facials for problematic skins.
She has worked as a Senior Aesthetic Therapist in high-end specialist clinics in London, and her passion for skin enables her to determine the best treatments based on individual client needs.
Dr Asha Chhaya – Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Asha Chhaya graduated as a dental surgeon from Kings College London in 2011 with an Honours degree. Her determination to excel enabled her to achieve many awards during her time at dental school.
Alongside Dentistry, Asha completed training in facial aesthetics with some of the leading aesthetic doctors in the UK and was one of the first students to achieve a Level 7 (masters equivalent) certificate in injectables for aesthetic medicine.
She was also selected to be a lead trainer for one of the most reputable aesthetic training companies in the UK where she taught medical professionals how to perform anti-wrinkle injections and filler treatments.
Asha’s approach to treatment is simple but effective. She understands that each patient is unique and provides a full consultation to ensure any treatment is adapted to individual needs.
In addition to offering an extensive range of injectable treatments (Botulinum toxin type A and Dermal Fillers), Asha is also a certified health coach with a wealth of knowledge in wellness.
Her patients not only leave the clinic looking rejuvenated but Asha offers the best wellness advice on how they can feel radiant from within. This approach ensures natural, long lasting and effective results.
Choosing a highly qualified practitioner is the most essential step in receiving a safe treatment and achieving the best possible results.
With Asha’s professional background and passion for delivering the best treatment, you can be confident that you are in safe hands.