Meet the team

Vicki Whiteley - Director of Absolute Aesthetics

Victoria Whiteley (Née Smith)

Director of Aesthetics / Aesthetic Phlebologist

Victoria Whiteley (Née Smith) is an Aesthetics Practitioner and the founder and Director of Absolute Aesthetics. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in June 2002 with a Degree in Community Studies with Combined Studies (Sociology and Psychology). After discovering an interest in medicine and aesthetics, she returned to college to obtain the relevant Diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology. She continued with her training and set up Absolute Aesthetics in February 2008. Victoria specialises in the removal of skin lesions using a minimally invasive procedure called Electro Surgery and has a keen interest in the research and development of this procedure and its effectiveness in the removal of more complex lesions such as Xanthelasma and cysts. Victoria was very interested in the idea of using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to treat hair loss in men and women. Her results have demonstrated that it can also be used to improve the appearance of thinning hair and bald patches on the scalp as it activates dormant hair follicles, stimulating them to start growing again. Based on the success of her patient’s results, Victoria was invited to be the first PRP therapy UK trainer for one of the major suppliers to the aesthetics industry. Victoria is well-known in the aesthetics industry and has become a key opinion leader. She contributes regular articles to the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing (JOAN) ( and sits on the editorial board of PMFA Magazine. She also speaks nationally and internationally at aesthetic conferences.

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Dr Kowsar Hogue

Dr Kowsar Hoque


Dr Hoque graduated from University College London Medical School in 1996. He then worked and trained in the leading London teaching hospitals in surgery, specialising in vascular surgery.

He worked for 14 years in the NHS before moving onto the private sector. He worked alongside some of the very best vascular surgeons in clinical and academic fields.

Over the last few years, he has used his surgical expertise and experience of wound healing and re-vascularisation for pioneering treatments in regenerative medicine, day surgery and aesthetics. This multi faceted approach, uniquely helps in providing one of the very best approaches to regenerative medicine and aesthetics.

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Ashleigh Poulsen - Meet the team at Absolute Aesthetics

Ashleigh Poulsen

Aesthetic Practitioner

As a committed and dedicated industry professional, Ashleigh has a fascination for results-driven aesthetic treatments. She is mindful of the continued need of non-surgical desires to improve skin ageing and other related concerns.

Ashleigh states “It is always my greatest pleasure seeing how happy my patients are when we achieve beautiful results together”. At Absolute Aesthetics, we’re all about empowering you with confidence which grows into self-love – who doesn’t want that!?”.

Ashleigh has over 2 decades of experience in the industry and has attended advanced aesthetic training to further develop and understand the aesthetic, cosmetic and non-surgical treatment journey in a regulated setting, which upholds these principles in line with the standards determined by the health and safety governing body.

Following successful client treatment plans, Ashleigh carries out a variety of non-surgical treatments for sun damage, pigmentation, skin rejuvenation for ageing, thread vein removal as well as enhancing the consultation process, managing client expectations throughout treatments, and accurately measures the response to certain therapies over any given timescale.

As a non-medical prescriber, Ashleigh formulates bespoke treatment pathways, providing prescriptive topical skin treatment assessments, skin analysis, and treatment progressions. With her caring nature and passion for results, Ashleigh really takes the time to listen and understand her patient’s concerns. She loves tailoring treatment plans using our cutting-edge technology to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.

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Melanie Johnston

Nurse Injector

Melanie has a degree in Nursing, spending her early career in ENT/Maxillo facial surgical and A&E departments. She then worked as a clinical trainer and account manager for a global aesthetic company quickly realising this was a speciality she wanted to be involved in.

Melanie founded her aesthetic practice in 2012. Having completed courses covering the foundations of aesthetic medicine, she went on to complete advanced aesthetic training. Melanie has successfully completed multiple courses in the field of aesthetics, including the privilege of performing a cadaver dissection course.

Melanie loves all aspects of facial aesthetics and has recently carried out a Masterclass held in Italy on cheeks, facial balancing and lips. Creating a natural lip to compliment the face is something Melanie prides herself in. She has completed a number of courses on lip fillers including the world famous Julie Horne lip training course.

Whether it’s creating the perfect pout, rebalancing a face or improving skin Melanie embraces new knowledge, techniques and technology taking the very best of all three to ensure stunning results and patient safety.

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Kate Rice

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner l Independent Nurse Prescriber

As a qualified Independent Nurse Prescriber, Kate is passionate about helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals by delivering safe and effective treatments that are specifically tailored to their needs and goals.

With a keen eye for facial aesthetics, Kate advises that subtle freshness is key, which is why she loves performing dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatments to help restore volume and soften wrinkles.

Kate works with her patients to understand their goals and then crafts a treatment plan that works towards these goals over the desired time frame. Kate explains that looking and feeling your absolute best is a journey and it’s something that you can approach in stages. ​

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Vicki Whiteley - Director of Absolute Aesthetics
Victoria Whiteley (Née Smith) Director of Aesthetics / Aesthetic Phlebologist
Dr Kowsar Hogue
Dr Kowsar Hoque Doctor
Ashleigh Poulsen - Meet the team at Absolute Aesthetics
Ashleigh Poulsen Aesthetic Practitioner
Melanie Johnston Nurse Injector
Kate Rice Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner l Independent Nurse Prescriber