The team at Cranley Clinic come from a wide range of backgrounds, but what is clear is their shared passion for the clinic and Dr Lowe, and their eagerness to go above and beyond to ensure patient needs are met.
Philippa Lowe M.B., ChB., LLB.
Clinical and Research Physician, Cranley Clinic, London
My interest in skincare began during my childhood in Santa Monica, California. As a typical teenager playing outdoor tennis several times a week, I saw first-hand the damage the sun can cause. My father, at that time, was the Professor in Dermatology at UCLA, and was researching the harmful effects on the sun as well as what would be required to create an ideal skin cream.
I returned to the UK to study Medicine, graduating with Dean's Commendation in 1998, and completed my pre and post registration medical training at University teaching hospitals.
In 2000 I joined the Cranley Clinic, under the care and guidance of my father, Dr Nick Lowe. My initial responsibilities were to help organise his extensive research practice. Under the personal one-to-one training from my father, I became skilled in a variety of cosmetic dermatology procedures and developed a large client base of my own. I have performed multiple research studies and published over 25 clinical and research papers in the areas of Botox and Dysport, Volume Facial Fillers and Lasers. Our latest research investigates some of the newer skin-tightening radio frequency systems with very promising early results. Indeed, our clinic has 12 different types of lasers and radiofrequency systems, as well as state of the art result analysis systems to determine whether a treatment has been truly beneficial.
I have three children and during each maternity break, I was able to spend time developing and formulating the important factors in skin creams including texture, lightness and minimising the heavy greasy effect. These attributes are often equally important as the biologic ingredients to the consumer.
During my first pregnancy, I completed a Law degree with Distinction at the College of Law in England. My particular interest is in the ethics of medical care, an area of cosmetic medicine that is often overlooked by aesthetic clinicians.
I am indebted to my father, Dr Nick Lowe, who remains my teacher and friend; and together we have a great father and daughter team offering patients and consumers alike a first class product.
Ann Maxwell, M.B., ChB
Dr Ann Maxwell graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1968 and completed her pre-registration training at the Liverpool Teaching Hospitals. Between 1970 and 1979 she was Clinical Assistant in Dermatology at Walton Hospital, Liverpool, Newsham General Hospital, and Alder Hay Children's Hospital. Dr Maxwell founded the Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic in 1980 which specialises in the cosmetic applications of fillers, sclerotherapy for varicose and spider veins, chemical face peels and Botox. She was a senior partner in general practice from 1975-1994 and also worked for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and the University Hospital of Wales Diabetic Clinic in Cardiff. She was the Medical Examiner for the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in South Wales.
In 1994, Dr Maxwell joined Dr Lowe in the practice of dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. She also works alongside him as a sub-investigator on research studies and co-authors numerous scientific papers on lasers, skin fillers and Botox.