Karen Brereton qualified as a Registered Nurse in September 1997 after obtaining a diploma in higher education of Nursing. She worked for 2 years in a Nursing post within General Surgery until January 1999, where she transferred to an A&E Nurse in the University Hospital of Leicester.
During this time, Karen became a skilled A&E Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, undertaking courses Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Suturing and Plastering, a City and Guilds in Teaching and Assessing before going onto complete a Batchelor of Science degree in A&E Nursing and obtaining a Specialist Practitioner qualification at the same time. Karen has since obtained a degree in Pharmacology and in 2012 became an Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber after obtaining a further degree in the study of medicines and prescribing.
In 2004 Karen took a Sister’s post in A&E which involved educating Nurses and advancing A&E practice and development to achieve the highest standards of care to patients in emergency situations. Karen continues to dedicate 20 hours a week to this role, and now mentors nurses in minor injury & illness skills through to their critical injury & illness skills levels.
Karen has practiced Aesthetic Nursing since 2008, and today is an advanced Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner. She has been with DestinationSkin since early 2014, and currently holds clinics at our Windsor clinic. She has continued to develop her skills in advanced injectable treatments, ensuring that best practice in skin assessments and Botox, Dermal fillers treatments that are offered to patients are the best in this continued advancing field.
Nurse Karen has extensive experience in both Mesotherapy (injections for facial rejuvenation, cellulite and hair loss) and Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy (Vampire Face Lift) procedures, sharing best practice with other Nurses and Doctors.
Karen is a member of the British Aesthetic Cosmetic Nurses Association (BACN) and subscribes to the Aesthetic Nursing Journal.
To book your bespoke injectables consultation with Nurse Karen, please contact DestinationSkin Windsor directly.