Run by a current practicing GP and former anaesthetist, Aethra is proud to be the only doctor-led medical aesthetics clinic in Portishead.

Trained to a high standard by national providers, Aethra provides medical aesthetic services including skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers.   

At Aethra we feel that that our treatments leave should leave our patients looking refreshed and brighter, as if you've had an excellent night's sleep or been on a fabulous holiday.  We are fully committed to excellent patient care and satisfaction.

Each patient receives a bespoke treatment plan and follow up.




Dr Ashley is a practicing GP and became interested in skin care when she decided that, at the age of 28, she needed to tackle her adult acne.  Now having been trained by some of the top medical aesthetic companies in the UK, she is able to offer both basic and advanced anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, microneedling, skin resurfacing for acne, hyperpigmentation, chronic inflammation and ageing skin, as well as home skincare packages.

She prides herself on providing safe, expert and ethical treatments for her patients.  All patients are treated with kindness and professionalism, and each one receives a bespoke treatment plan based on their individual needs and goals.

Her qualifications include BSc Neuroscience (with honours), Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery MBChB (with honours), Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners MRCGP (2018).  She is currently studying for a MSc certificate in Public Health at the University of the West of England. 

She has trained in both foundation and advanced injectable aesthetic medicine, as well as undertaking training in cosmetic dermatology. 

Dr Ashley is registered with the GMC, has a licence to practice, and is also on the GP Performer's List.  She continues to work as a NHS GP as both a locum and as an urgent care GP in the out of hours setting. 

She is fully insured to work as an aesthetics practitioner. 


Working out which medical aesthetics treatment is the right one for you can feel daunting and overwhelming as there are many treatments available.  When you come to the clinic you will receive a no obligation consultation where we will take a medical history and discuss which treatments will be suitable for you.  It is important that we understand your expectations and requirements to ensure the best treatment plan.  Following this you will have some time to consider your options before booking in your treatment.



A great option for those not wanting injectable treatment, microneedling is proven to treat acne, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles by boosting the skin's natural restorative processes.



Botulinum toxin is most famously used in the upper face to help relax wrinkles, but at Aethra we offer far more than just wrinkle reduction.  We also offer botulinum toxin for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), "Turkey neck", a wide set jaw/teeth grinding, brow lift, bunny lines, gummy smiles, downturned corners of the mouth, smokers lines and pebbled chin.



Dermal fillers restore and revolumise skin and facial contours to help maintain a youthful appearance.  Areas of the face that can be treated include cheeks, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and lips.  It is also possible to rejuvenate the backs of the hands with fillers.



If you want the same skin rejuvenation results as you get with a chemical peel, but without the burning, peeling or downtime, then here at Aethra we are thrilled to offer high tech skin resurfacing treatments with our partner company pH Formula which do just that.  We also offer skin consultations and bespoke, tailored treatment packages that you can use at home in order to get the maximum benefits for your skin concerns.


"Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it"



*Update 13th May*

The safety and wellbeing of patients is at our core, and as such due to the current covid-19 outbreak and current government advice, Dr Ashley has temporarily suspended seeing new patients face to face.  

The re-opening date for face to face consultations and treatments is Friday 10 July, subject to government advice and industry best practice.

The diary is now open for bookings! 

All patients must have a consultation prior to treatment.  Where possible, please book an online consultation in order to reduce the number of face to face contacts and the risk of spreading covid-19.  Online and face to face consultations are available for skincare and aesthetics treatments.

Please see the blog page for an update on the changes Dr Ashley will be making to help ensure your safety. 

Dr Ashley works Fridays at Robert John Salon in Portishead.   

All bookings are taken through the link below.

Other times and dates may be available for you if Fridays are not suitable.  Please get in touch via the contact page or message Dr Ashley for more details. 

The initial consultation is free.  

Please contact her directly if the clinic times are not convenient and she will arrange to see you at a time that works for you.


Robert John Hair and Beauty, 4 Cabstand, Portishead, Bristol





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