Fashion & Beauty / 12 May, 2021 / My Baba
I have to admit I was a bit nervous speaking to award-winning aesthetic nurse Anna Baker today. I am 39 and I have got lots of little lines cropping up on my forehead but I am resisting temptation. I quizzed Anna on a whole host of areas, and the podcast includes in-depth expert skincare advice on everything from botox, to retinoids, and the latest fillers on the market.
The podcast was filmed on Zoom and the first thing I noticed was how incredible and glowing Anna’s skin was. I, however, had been caught out on a rare, sunny April morning and was bright red and more wrinkled than normal. We had a great time talking about everything from the perfect skin regime to sensitive skin, exfoliation and SPF. We went on to talk about retinol, Profilo, Botox and fillers and ended with her desert island products. I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.
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Aesthetic Nurse, Trainer & Qualified Educator
Anna Baker is an award-winning Aesthetic Nurse, Trainer and Qualified Educator with over 12 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine. She has held senior nurse injectable positions at several high street clinic chains and jointly set up 2 nurse-led aesthetic clinics in conjunction with Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Dalvi Humzah, as well as nurse led topical photodynamic therapy clinics in conjunction with Galderma UK Ltd. She co-founded the multi-award winning training brand Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Training in 2012 and maintains a Tutor faculty position. Anna practices from The Retreatery, a nurse-led clinic in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
With a keen interest in facial anatomy, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy-specialising in head and neck anatomy, and has undertaken the NMC Practice Educator Qualification at King’s College London as part of her on current MA in Clinical Education studies. Anna was awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at the Aesthetic Awards 2017, and ‘Highly Commended’ in 2015 & 2016.
Anna is part of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and is the Aesthetic Nursing Section Editor for The PMFA Journal, and frequently contributes anatomical and aesthetic articles to a number of journals. She regularly presents at national and international aesthetic and anatomical conferences and has been a previous runner up for ‘Dermatology Nurse of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2014 and been awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2016, Anna is a board member for The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), and jointly leads the Education & Training Committee on behalf of this organisation.
Anna also works on an independent consultancy basis and as a Key Opinion Leader with a number of aesthetic companies, including NeoStrata, TSK, Skinbetter Science, IBSA, Ha-Derma, and is the Clinical Lead & Nurse Trainer for Aesthetic Source.
Follow Anna Baker on Instagram @annabakeraesthetics