Grand Aura is co-owned and run by Karen Arthur and Dr Sanjay Rajpara.
Karen and Sanjay have known each other for more than 8 years, a friendship which started over work and developed over a period of time. Having experience in the field of skin and cosmetics they have both always wanted to do something different and better in this area.
Grand Aura is their sincere and passionate effort to provide up to date, state of the art and affordable services.
Karen Arthur - Managing Director
Karen Arthur is a highly regarded business leader in both the private and public sectors in Aberdeen. Karen is a graduate from RGU and Aberdeen universities and holds a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership and a postgraduate qualification in Coaching. Karen is currently the founder and MD of KA Coaching.
Karen has a long standing association with Dermatology and Aesthetics, and the impending opening of Grand Aura in Aberdeen has been the culmination of a year of planning. Karen said “Grand Aura will bring a new concept to Aberdeen. Our highly qualified, consultant-led team will bring both technology and practice together in order to deliver a high quality client experience in a contemporary setting in the west end of the city”.
Dr Sanjay Rajpara - Medical Director
Dr. Rajpara qualified in India and after gaining a degree in Dermatology & Venereology he undertook further training in the UK. This included training and experience in general medicine and dermasurgery (including Mohs surgery and Lasers) in England and in dermatology in Scotland. His current post is a consultant dermatologist and derm (Mohs) surgeon at Kings College Hospital.
He offers consultation on all dermatological problems including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, mole checks, hyperhidrosis and botox.
Actively involved in clinical research and teaching, Dr Rajpara has given over 50 national and international presentations and invited talks and has published more than 20 articles. He has been on Channel 4's Body Shockers programme and has been a member of faculty for the British Medical Laser Association and for Laser and Aesthetics Europe. He has been involved in updating SIGN melanoma guidelines and also was in the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Group - High Quality Care subgroup (HQC SCIEG) for guidelines for regulations of non surgical cosmetic treatments in Scotland.
He is external examiner for MSc Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) for the University of Central Lancashire, UK and faculty for the University of Manchester anti-ageing course.
Marianne Pratt - Clinic Manager
Marianne is a very experienced manager and her last role was working as a manager at a Skin Clinic for 3 years.
Previous to that, Marianne worked in Learning and Development for a third sector organisation and has held several supervisor and management roles in the travel & tourism and leisure industries.
Marianne shares the same vision as both of Grand Aura’s directors and is looking forward to meeting all of our new clients in clinic soon.
Dr Karen Chalmers - GP with interest in Dermatology/Aesthetics
Karen graduated from the University of Dundee in 2006. She currently works as a GP. Over time she has developed an interest in dermatology and aesthetics and has completed extra training in both area's.
Karen can deliver injectable treatments including Anti Ageing Injections and dermal fillers. She is also available for general consultations including Acne, Anti Ageing, Moles, Skin Tags, Warts & Verruca's and Lumps & Bumps .
Megan - Lead Practitioner
Over 8 years experience in the Aesthetics & Dermatology field
Experienced Laser Technician - over 8 years experience working with a variety of hair removal & tattoo removal lasers.
Skin Expert - Vast experience in skin treatments with a specialist knowledge of acne treatments, including Chemical Peels.
NVQ Level 3 Qualified Practitioner.
Experienced Laser Protection Supervisor.
Tammy Bremner - Senior Practitioner
Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to the Team.
Tammy is a NVQ level 3 qualified therapist with a vast amount of experience in both Beauty and Laser therapy.
In her early career she accumulated extensive experience working onboard cruise ships.
After 7 years on ships she began working at a skin Clinic as a laser therapist. Tammy has over 6 years experience in laser therapy specialising in hair removal, tattoo removal and skin peels.
Tammy said “ I pride myself on a high standard of client service and enjoy to help them achieve their specific goals”
Lynne Collie - Therapist
"My name is Lynne Collie, and I am a Therapist who has been on a health journey with a long term condition. Thankfully I am now in the recovery stages from ME, and I have regained my health & life. I am smiling again and looking towards the future. You can read about my personal story on the page ME and Fibromyalgia Recovery. I work very honestly and from the heart with all of my clients. I believe we are all very unique individuals and when working with people I listen to your own story and together we decide upon a therapy and on a positive way forward. I provide a range of treatments : - Reflexology, Reiki, The Dorn Method (back pain, headaches & migraine), OldPain2Go, Wellbeing Coaching, Foot Reading, Baby & Toddler Reflexology"