We’re a small team but together we have over 20 years’ experience in the beauty and medical industry.
Our two founders – our MD, Amanda Freeburn and our Medical Director, Dr Mica Engel – have handpicked highly skilled professionals with plenty of natural talent.
It’s this discerning recruitment that has created a team at Cosmetica renowned for achieving beautifully subtle but truly effective cosmetic results.
Dr Mica Engel – Medical Director
Dr Mica Engel graduated in General Medicine in Brazil where she began her medical career as a GP and A&E doctor.
Here 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.
Dr Mica is a Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, treating thousands of patients a year with flawless results.
British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) Ref Number: 10402 General Medical Council (GMC) Ref Number: 6161882
Amanda Freeburn – Managing Director
Amanda Freeburn qualified in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology at North Devon College before going 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 and has helped to create a warm and welcoming clinic environment with a first class reputation for outstanding results.
Dr Asha Chhaya – Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Asha Chhaya graduated as a dental surgeon from King’s College London with an Honours degree and a host of achievement awards.
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.
This saw her selected as lead trainer for one of the most reputable aesthetic training companies in the UK, teaching medical professionals how to perform anti-wrinkle injections and filler treatments.
Asha’s approach to treatment is simple but effective, understanding that each patient is unique and that wellness is important both externally and internally. As a result, in addition to offering an extensive range of injectable treatments Asha is also a certified health coach with an expertise on helping people feel radiant from within.
General Dental Council (GDC) Registration Number: 211399
Nuria Maestro – Aesthetic Therapist
Originally from Spain, Nuria came to the UK in 2003 to learn English before choosing to go into the Aesthetics industry.
Nuria studied at the London College of Beauty Therapy gaining an NVQ Level 2 & 3. She has worked with laser treatments for 8 years and is qualified with a 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 skin.
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.
Jodie Mayes – Senior Receptionist
Jodie qualified as a Skin Therapist at Skin Philosophy in Barnes, London gaining NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Anatomy and Physiology, Facial Skin Care Treatments and Facial Electrics.
Her ambition is to develop her experience and knowledge within the aesthetic industry, offering first-class customer support as Senior Receptionist and ultimately as an Aesthetic Therapist at Cosmetica London.
Jodie’s previous experience includes receptionist and membership management roles within aesthetic clinics and private health.
Tara Wright – Front of House Assistant
Originally from the west of Ireland, Tara travelled to Scotland to study for a degree in science before graduating with an Honours degree and going on to have a career in Media and TV post-production for 25 years.
Tara was a Commercials director for top London agencies for 8 years until she had her twins when she then became Marketing Director of a Soho sound studio. This is her first job in the aesthetics world, but her background in science gives her a wealth of knowledge in the medical world and skincare products, making it a natural transition.
Sandra Zukauskaite – Front of House Assistant
Originally from Lithuania, Sandra has been living in the UK for over 15 years, speaks better English than her colleagues and can even get by with some basic Russian.
Sandra qualified to NVQ Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy before gaining 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 led her to complete a degree in Salon Business Management before seeking a Front of House role at Cosmetica London.
Charlotte Grant – Front of House Assistant
Charlotte studied Tourism Business with Events Management and spent much time travelling around Europe, Asia, and both North and South America before coming to settle in London.
During her stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia, she worked with an orphanage teaching children Maths & English.
This is Charlotte’s first time working in the aesthetic world but she now feels inspired to develop her skills in the industry after witnessing first hand the great service and treatments we offer at Cosmetica.
Ellen Bousfield – Head of Support
Ellen has worked in the travel industry for 12 years, promoting beautiful destinations such as Fiji, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
When Covid-19 hit, and global travel ground to a halt, Ellen completed a bookkeeping and admin diploma before joining the Cosmetica London team.
Based in Brighton her work is often unseen, ensuring things run smoothly with our systems, but you’ll occasionally spot her on reception when our gorgeous ladies need to take a well deserved holiday.
Flavia Morellato – Lymphatic Drainage Specialist
Flavia is Brazilian and graduated as a Physiotherapist there although she’s also fully registered with the HCPC -UK (114877).
She has more than a decade’s experience in health and aesthetics with an extensive curriculum of courses in her area. She is an academic and knowledgeable professional who is always researching and updating her expertise to better serve her clients.
Flavia’s own experiences with lymphatic drainage drove her to make this her full-time goal and resulted in her becoming the leading lymphatic therapist in London.
Caroline Linford – Lash & Brow Specialist
Caroline is the founder of N E I K I D and now brings her popular lash and brow treatments to Cosmetica London.
Having left her previous career in media to follow her aspirations of working in the beauty industry, Caroline qualified as a PhiBrow Artist in 2019 and went on to achieve her Beauty Therapy NVQ (Level 2&3) at the prestigious London School of Beauty & Make-up in 2020.
Caroline specialises in Microblading, less permanent forms of brow enhancements and lash lifts.
With a thirst for knowledge, Caroline is constantly investing in training, focusing on upgrading her technical knowledge and skillset to provide you with the best possible lash and brow treatments in SW London.
If you would like to see some of her work or book an appointment, visit NEIKID Beauty or contact the clinic, and we will put you in touch with her.