Meet the Team

Jan Birch

Managing Director
Consultant Nurse

Jan is a leading authority in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, Dermatology and Clinical Research. She is published in European and International Medical Journals in the use of light therapy for a number of  medical skin conditions and photo-rejuvenation. Jan specialises in dermatology and has over 20 years’ experience in Nursing and Clinical Research. Jan continues to undertake research at Blemish Clinic and also evaluates content for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing. Jan’s approach to ‘own your own beauty’ is far more than just anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Even though she uses these products in treatment plans, she recognises the need for a much wider approach to enable individuals to create a ‘fresher version of themselves’.

For more information please call 01706 822 689

Dr J Arturo Almeida MD FACPh

Surgeon/Aesthetic Doctor

A multi-award-winning Surgeon and Aesthetic doctor trained in Europe and the USA, Dr Arturo Almeida is being listed by the prestigious Castle&Conolly’s Top Doctors listing as one of the best doctors in Spain for minimally invasive surgery and varicose venous procedures and featured as a Leading Physician of the World.

With thousands of surgical and aesthetic procedures successfully performed, Dr Almeida is a Key Opinion Leader in the industry and provides advice to several aesthetic and medical companies. He has a passion for teaching and has run numerous courses on surgical and aesthetic procedures for nurses and surgeons at different locations worldwide.

Here in the UK he is the leading training for Aqualyx™, Thermavein™ and SkinTech™ treatments.

Dr Almeida has a keen interest in vein treatments – where he is a renowned international expert – and minimally invasive procedures, including laser and skin surgery. But, more importantly, he is a very charming person and loves to listen and spend time explaining everything very carefully to his patients.


Tina Robinson

Strategic Director

With over 30 years of experience &  working with some of the most prestigious brands in the hair and beauty sector including Urban Retreat in Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Estee Lauder, Aveda Selfridges Manchester and London.

Tina is here to help build the Blemish Brand and bring to fruition all the new and exciting opportunities that we have planned in 2018.


Sophia Jones

PA / Clinic Co-Ordinator

Sophia works as our front of house manager, overseeing the daily running of the clinic. Sophia has worked within the beauty and luxury retailing industry for over 14 years. She is also a qualified Beauty Therapist and carries out skin treatments in the clinic, including light therapy and skin peels, having undertaken the specialist training in this area. Sophia works with Jan looking after her dedicated client base and ensuring her busy diary is kept well planned and organised. Sophia aims to make sure every client who steps through our door feels welcome and enjoys their experience at Blemish Clinic.


Mandy Sillet

Laser Specialist

Mandy is the newest member of our team and is our laser specialist. As well as laser her roles at the clinic are ProShock fat freezing and Medical Peels. She has over 30 years experience in retail and running her beauty therapy business, specialising in skin care and makeup. Mandy will be available to give advice on all of our skin care ranges and Youngblood makeup.