Wendy Hartwig RGN NIP – Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber
I specialise in aesthetic nursing, which includes cosmetic treatments such as wrinkle relaxing treatments, dermal fillers, chemical peels and the use of prescriptive skin care treatments.
I opened Skin Deep Clinic in January 2013 and have since treated over 600 clients and performed over 3,000 treatments. Patient comfort and safety is of paramount importance to me; with an advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, I am qualified – academically and professionally – to deliver a high quality service.
“Wendy really listens to me and the results that I wish to achieve. This gives me the natural, no wrinkle look that I want without the shiny, frozen look seen on some celebrities.”
I am a registered nurse and an independent nurse prescriber. I first qualified at the North Staffordshire College of Nursing and Midwifery (within Keele University) in 1993. I went on to spend nine years working in Rheumatology and Orthopaedics in Oswestry and Birmingham Hospitals, as well as nurse recruitment management for the NHS.
I am also proud to be a Save Face accredited practitioner. Save Face is a UK register of Accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. The Register is accredited by Professional Standards Authority and is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and The Care Quality Commission.
I entered my current field of practice – aesthetic nursing – in 2001. During this time, I worked for the Boots Company and specialised in laser hair removal and travel medicine.
I furthered my training with two BTEC qualifications, which allowed me to perform other specialist services, including the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions and tattoo removal.
After completing the Supplementary and Independent Nurse Prescribers Course at De Montford University, I was able to work independently and offer the use of prescription only medicines. This enabled me to offer my clients effective treatments for skin conditions, e.g. acne and rosacea.
I also completed a postgraduate qualification in Clinical Anatomy in August 2017, additional assurance to my clients that I am fully trained in facial anatomy. Because some cosmetic skin care practitioners provide poorly performed services, which can leave patients suffering from side effects, I feel it is important for my clients to know how much time and study I have put into professional learning and safety.
With almost two decades of industry experience, you can be sure that Skin Deep Clinic’s aesthetic treatments are of the highest standard. Before each treatment, I conduct an initial consultation to assess the client’s skin issues and requirements. I can also prescribe medication for skin treatments after the consultation if that is the best option for their concerns.