After graduating from medical school, Dr. James and Dr. Brian Cotter worked as general surgeons and internists in Irish hospitals, and part-time in off-site clinics for cosmetic procedures. During this time, they were disturbed to see many clinicians prioritizing profits over patients, using unqualified providers. Motivated by their medical oath to "first, do no harm," the brothers established a practice focused on medical expertise and patient-centered aesthetic care.
Guided by our board-certified co-founders, Our expert providers are committed to the medical integrity of our practice.
Dr. Sofia, is a seasoned medical professional, equipped with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Hailing from South Africa and now serving in Ireland, she merges her medical acumen with a passion for art and aesthetics, specializing in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Known for her expertise in lip fillers, Dr. Sofia is committed to enhancing beauty through minimal intervention. She maintains a rigorous skincare routine, reflecting her holistic approach to aesthetics. Currently, Dr. Sofia is primarily based at the Sisu Clinic locations on Dublin South Anne Street, Ranelagh, and Terenure, where she applies her expertise to help patients achieve their aesthetic aspirations with grace and professionalism.
Dr. Rebecca, a 2020 graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, brings a wealth of experience from her three-year tenure in various hospital medicine specialties. Her passion in aesthetic medicine focuses on the powerful connection between looking and feeling your best. At SISU, she is committed to patient-centered care and enhancing natural beauty, continually enhancing her skills with the latest treatments and techniques. Dr. Rebecca specializes in dermal filler treatments, tailored to each patient’s unique needs, from lips and lines to cheeks and jaws. She finds great fulfillment in witnessing the transformative joy and confidence in her patients, embodying the essence of her professional ethos
Meet our esteemed physician, Dr. Shannon Jones. With a vibrant start in the city of Dublin, Dr. Jones has an impressive track record, having honed her skills in various specialties at St James's Hospital, following her graduation from the prestigious Trinity College. Dr. Jones is not only a practitioner but an enthusiast of aesthetic medicine. Her drive is fueled by the fulfillment she gets from her patients' satisfaction. She finds joy in the confidence and happiness that bloom in her patients post-treatment, resonating with the belief that presenting your best self to the world is both beneficial and empowering. Specializing in anti-wrinkle treatments, Dr. Jones advocates for Sisu's natural approach—her methodology is not about altering but enhancing, ensuring you leave looking like a fresher version of yourself. She takes pride in our Signature package, skillfully accentuating features with the artful use of dermal fillers. Outside the clinic, Dr. Jones is a yoga aficionado, finding balance and tranquility on the mat. Her passion for life extends to her love for travel, embracing new experiences and cultures as often as possible. Visit us and let Dr. Jones guide you through a transformative journey where your well-being is the heart of our practice.
Nicole Anne Livescu, a Family Nurse Practitioner in New York City, expertly blends nursing and aesthetics. Holding a Master's in Nursing from Lehman College with a specialization in Family Medicine, she also brings valuable Oncology experience from prestigious NYC hospitals like Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Nicole's transition to aesthetics, driven by her dedication to self-care, allows her to deliver rejuvenation and joy to her clients. She excels in collagen-stimulating injectables, such as Sculptra and Radiesse, enhancing natural beauty with lasting results. Her journey, fueled by a passion for reading and innate curiosity, originally pointed her towards writing. Today, she channels this inquisitiveness into staying updated with aesthetic innovations. Recognized for her clinical expertise, artistic skill, and commitment to client wellness, Nicole is a standout professional in aesthetic medicine. I primarily operate from Soho, while also dedicating select days in Flatiron to conveniently serve my uptown clientele.
Dr. Jane is originally from Dublin, Ireland, and a 2021 graduate of the University of Limerick. After completing her internship in Ireland, she pursued diverse medical experiences in London. Dr. Jane is captivated by aesthetic medicine, blending her medical expertise with a creative approach to boost her patients' confidence and enhance their natural beauty. She's proud to be part of a skilled team at SISU, where preserving natural beauty and achieving perfection are paramount. Her favorite treatment is anti-wrinkle treatment, prized for its swift results, minimally invasive approach, and minimal downtime, ideal for quick touch-ups. Outside work, Dr. Jane enjoys cooking, running, and exploring London's independent coffee spots as she trains for her first half marathon.
Dr. Corina Deliu, has a masters in General Dentistry, and excels as a doctor and injector, blending technical prowess with an artistic touch in aesthetic treatments. Her passion shines through in her personalized approach to injectable treatments, aiming to enhance natural beauty. Known for her dedication to patient satisfaction, Dr. Deliu brings joy and confidence to her patients, making her a key member of the Sisu Clinic team.
Jaime Alayo, APRN, is one of the Medical Injectors at Sisu Clinic. He also has a medical background, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree, graduated in 2005 from Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT), in Trujillo, Peru, one of the best medical schools in this country. During his medical studies, he participated in an international exchange program with Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, where he also participated as a medical interpreter during his medical rotations. Jaime Alayo completed Training Courses in Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine at the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX, both in 2015. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He also followed training with the Get Refreshed Institute in Miami in 2021, and with Derma Medical in London, UK with the renowned plastic surgeon Dr Zack Ally, in 2022. His interest and experience in aesthetic medicine has led him to complete advanced training in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Medical Procedures under renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Herman in Miami, Florida in 2015. He has specialized in the application of neurotoxins and dermal fillers. In addition to his trainings, he has worked for five years in a very renowned aesthetic and dermatological clinic in Miami, Florida. Besides this experience, he worked as Spa Physician performing injectable procedures, in one of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships in Europe. To find out how Jaime Alayo, APRN can assist you in maintaining your youthful appearance or rejuvenating your skin, contact the Sisu Clinic today to schedule an appointment. Consultations are complimentary.
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Medical Director & Co-Founder Dr. James Cotter is an accomplished physician with over 10 years of medical experience. James holds medical degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as Charles University in Prague and is a proud member of the Royal College Surgeons in Dublin. Dr. James specializes in a variety of treatments, including thread lifts. He is based out of Sisu’s Cork City clinic location.
Vanessa Padron, APRN-BC is a medical professional based out of the Merrick Park clinic. She graduated from Barry University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. After working in Nursing for 5 years in a telemetry/Stroke Unit, Vanessa obtained her Masters degree in family practice from Barry University. She always had a passion for aesthetics and after working in Pediatric Neurology outpatient as a Nurse Practitioner, Vanessa decided to pursue aesthetics and focus on obtaining certification to heighten her knowledge in the aesthetic world. Through many years of experience and working in different medical spas, Vanessa has received advanced training in skincare and cosmetic injectables. Her approach is to enhance and accentuate her patients’ natural beauty.
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Dana Prieto, NP is a medical provider based out of Sisu’s Houston Clinic in Texas. Dana initially started out with a nursing career almost 20 years ago in critical care after graduating Cum Laude from Florida State University. While she was studying for her Master’s degree in nursing at Kennesaw State University, Dana’s interest in aesthetics medicine peaked. What inspired Dana to start practicing aesthetic medicine was her interest in enhancing lives through optimal wellness. She has been working in the field of aesthetics medicine since 2013. Dana is passionate about showing patients that injectable results can look as natural as a patient desires. What drew Dana to Sisu the most is how we’re simplifying the process for patients, making the environment more comfortable by removing high pressure sales and refocusing on the medical aspect of injectables. Dana loves performing treatments that are going to be the most impactful to the patients and help them reach their aesthetic goals. Her mission is to help patients feel as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. Dana believes the future of aesthetic medicine is going to be focused on prevention over restoration, pausing the aging process rather than turning back the clock. Dana enjoys playing Pickleball, practicing Spanish, yoga and has recently been learning how to skateboard. Her ideal holiday destination is Key West, Florida!
Tiffany Wu is a Registered Nurse working out of Sisu’s Soho, New York City location. She achieved her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Immediately after nursing school, Tiffany specialized in Pediatrics at a Children's Hospital where she became a Certified Pediatrics Nurse. Tiffany has always had an interest in aesthetic medicine and gained experience and education over the years, specifically undertaking numerous courses gaining advanced certifications. She has worked at MedSpas across New York City for the past few years, before choosing to join Sisu Clinic. She summarizes her passion for her career as a love for art, beauty and science. She is driven to give every patient the gift of joy and confidence, which she achieves by being honest, helpful, and highly skilled.
Susan Fazilat is our Nurse Practitioner in Brickell City Center, Miami. After achieving a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing, she continued her studies in aesthetic medicine. Susan has worked in aesthetic medicine for four years, but has always known this was her chosen path. At the age of 17, she became a licensed cosmetologist. Her driving force is helping people feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally; aesthetics is her tool to do so. Susan’s a perfectionist who loves exploring new places, and new restaurants!
Meredith Kelly is our Nurse Practitioner based out of South Florida. She’s worked in aesthetic medicine for four years and in the medical industry for nearly a decade. Meredith works in aesthetics to help other people find their smile again.
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Dr Edel Shields is an aesthetic medical practitioner and dentist with more than twenty years of medical experience. After completing her degree in dentistry from the Queen's University of Belfast, Dr Edel progressed her career into aesthetic medicine, joining Sisu Clinic in 2019. Her speciality is non-surgical rhinoplasty. Dr Edel is based primarily out of Sisu’s Belfast clinic location.
Dr Temi is a medical aesthetic practitioner based in London. She graduated twice with honors from Imperial College London with a medical degree and a degree in reproductive and developmental sciences. She then went on to work in East London Hospitals for 4 years. She is now able to pursue her passion and work full time in aesthetic medicine. Her favorite treatment is Profhilo because of its rejuvenating results that leaves you glowing. For Dr Temi, the best part of working in aesthetic medicine is being able to help people on their journey and see their confidence improve from the moment the treatment is completed.
Dr. Fiori Teklebrhan is an aesthetic doctor working out of London, England. Dr. Fiori initially started out with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology, before transitioning to medicine. She achieved a graduate entry medicine degree, followed by a stint working at King's College London. Dr. Fiori is passionate about the intersection of beauty, skincare and medicine. Her goal as a provider is to tailor and optimize these to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. What drew Dr. Fiori to Sisu is the patient-centered, clinician-led approach, which is reflected in her personal philosophy. When it comes to advice, Dr. Fiori can be heard telling her patients to avoid trends and do what works for you. She believes that adopting a holistic, researched-backed approach to aesthetics is what works best for everyone. Her friends would describe her as positive, inquisitive and determined, and enjoys cooking, exercising, and traveling. Her ideal holiday destination is New York City!
Dr. Aoife McLafferty is a medical provider based out of Sisu’s Waterford clinic. She studied medicine at the University of Dundee, Scotland and qualified in 2015. She had been working for the NHS in England and Scotland for the past 7 years. Having worked in various specialities over the years, Dr. Aoife trained in aesthetics medicine in London. Moving home to Ireland prompted her to explore her dream of aesthetic medicine as a full time career. Dr. Aoife has been working in the field of aesthetics medicine since October 2022. Dr. Aoife’s favourite treatment is cheek dermal filler. She loves how even a small volume of dermal filler can change the appearance of the patients’ whole face. Adding volume to this area can really turn back the clock on aging. She loves seeing her patients’ reaction as they can feel a year younger with just a simple treatment! To keep her knowledge and skills up-to-date for her patients, Dr. Aoife likes to refresh her learning and training through courses and conferences. What appealed to Dr. Aoife about Sisu Clinic was that it’s a doctor-led clinic that offers various treatments. She loves being able to offer her patients a range of treatments to help them achieve the results of their dreams. A piece of advice Dr. Aoife has for everyone out there is to use sun cream, everyday, all year round. She also strongly believes that hydration is key! Keep hydrated and your body, skin and mind will feel great. Dr. Aoife’s friends would describe her as funny, kind and chatty. Her kids are her biggest source of motivation. Dr. Aoife enjoys baking, cooking and running around beaches with her three kids. In her downtime, she likes to read and go out to eat. Dr. Aoife’s favourite holiday destination is Reykjavik! One of things on her bucket list is to do the Inca trail. She has been fascinated by it ever since she was a child. Dr. Aoife’s favourite quote is, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
Dr. Nnedimma Ozoani is a medical professional based out of the Castleknock, Ranelagh, South Anne Street, and Terenure clinics in Dublin, as well as the Naas clinic. She graduated with honours from medical school at Trinity College in Dublin. Afterward, she went on to further her career by embarking on a Masters in Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin, as well as a degree in dermatology from University College Dublin. Dr. Nnedimma believes that aesthetics should fit into a larger self-care routine, complete with a healthy diet, regular skincare, and lots and lots of SPF. Her favorite treatment (for both her patients and herself) is Profhilo, as she finds that not only does skin tone, texture and moisture content improve but makeup sits better on the skin after treatment. When it comes to practicing aesthetic medicine, Dr. Nnedimma loves the ways in which it gives her the opportunity to both make features more pleasing to the eye and help her patients feel like the best versions of themselves. It’s amazing how a small tweak can have such a profound impact on someone’s life. She loves her role in helping people discover their confidence and put their best face forward. She is passionate about each patient’s journey–because for Dr. Nnedimma, aesthetic medicine truly is a journey–and she finds it incredibly rewarding to see the results at each journey’s end.
Dr. Susanna graduated as a doctor of dental medicine and is a member of the Irish dental council. She chose to be an aesthetic practitioner as she has a passion to help others to enhance their natural beauty and aid in their confidence, by giving them a rejuvenated youthful glow. Dr. Susanna prides herself in her personal attention to detail, one of her favourite treatments is Profhilo, which gives instant luminosity and radiance to the skin. Dr. Susanna endeavours to constantly update her aesthetic skills and provide her patients with the cutting-edge care they deserve.
Dr. Tünde Tarjanyi is an experienced medical practitioner working out of the Dublin City Center location. She completed his medical degree at Semmelweis University in Budapest and his Masters in Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin. She has been working in aesthetic medicine for 7 years and, for 6 of those years, worked with botulinum toxin and dermal filler. Dr. Tünde is of the firm belief that aesthetic medicine–especially injectables and fillers–should only be performed by licensed medical professionals. The fact that Sisu Clinic is doctor-led is what originally appealed to her and led her to practice here. Dr. Tunde’s approach to aesthetic medicine is to consider it as part of a larger self-care system. It is not about just getting one treatment. Patients should think of their skin as a complex structure, focusing on the whole instead of just certain areas. She believes that home care is very important as well (such as regular application of SPF, Vitamin C, and Retinol) to maintain results. Dr. Tünde’s favorite part of working in aesthetic medicine: seeing her patients smile after seeing their results. She loves that she can help them achieve stunning results in such a short period of time, strengthening their confidence with the perfect treatment.
Dr. Hayley Brahm has earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Canada before becoming a dentist. She studied dentistry at University College Cork, and she proceeded to work as a dentist for eight years following her graduation. Dr. Hayley developed a passion for facial aesthetics throughout her work as a dentist, which prompted her career change. She is passionate about providing excellent standards and having patients leave more happy and confident.
Dr. Francesca Pili is an aesthetic medical practitioner and dentist with more than 14 years of medical experience and four years in aesthetic medicine. After completing her degree in dentistry from the University of Cagliari, Italy in 2012, Dr. Francesca attended several advanced dental training courses in cosmetic dentistry. She then broadened her skill set through an intensive training course in Manchester which emphasized training on anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers - treatments she specializes in. Dr. Francesca is based primarily out of Sisu's Killarney clinic location.
Dr. Alex Quinn is a seasoned physician with more than 3 years of medical experience. Dr. Alex holds a degree from Semmelweis University in Budapest in Hungary as well as experience as a general practitioner at NCHD Mater Hospital. He specializes in lip augmentation and thread lift treatments. Dr. Alex is primarily based at Sisu’s Blackrock clinic location.
Dr. Lisa Madden is a licensed dentist and aesthetic medicine provider with more than 5 years of medical experience. Dr. Lisa graduated with a degree in dentistry from University of College Cork before furthering her career in oral and maxillofacial studies which progressed her knowledge in relation to neck, head and facial treatments. Dr. Lisa specializes in Profhilo skin booster treatments and is based primarily out of Sisu's Limerick location.
Dr. Alexandra White is an experienced medical practitioner and surgeon with over 6 years of medical experience. Schooled in South Africa, the UAE and Australia, she holds a Biomedical Science degree from Bond University Australia, a Medical Degree from Croatia and a Master’s in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Alexandra’s speciality is Cardiothoracic surgery, however, she has always been interested in aesthetics as similarly to surgery, it requires a keen eye for detail and fine precision. Dr. Alexandra is based out of Sisu’s South Anne Street clinic.
Dr. Ailbhe Lohan is an aesthetic doctor based out of Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Ailbhe graduated with a medical degree from the National University of Ireland, which was followed by an internship at the University Hospital Limerick. She decided to specialize in aesthetic medicine as it combined her favorite aspects of medicine: connecting with patients and using her practical skills for positive outcomes. Watching her patients' confidence grow after treatment is what Dr. Ailbhe finds the most rewarding. She was drawn to work at Sisu Clinic as she believes it mirrors her own approach to aesthetics: coservative natural enhancements delivered in a patient-centered setting. She advocates for continuous learning and enjoys sharing her research and the latest advancements with colleagues to keep her ahead of the curve as a provider. Dr. Ailbhe is bubbly, hard working and caring. She is close with her family, who motivate her to become the best version of herself. Her go-to hobby outside of Sisu is music!
Dr Claire Murphy is a certified dentist and aesthetic medicine practitioner with six years experience. After graduating with a degree in dentistry from University College Cork, she began her career in cosmetic medicine. Dr Claire developed an interest in aesthetics as she understands the value it has on a patient's confidence. One of her favourite treatments is Profhilo because of its potential to improve skin tone and quality. Dr Claire is primarily based out of Sisu's Limerick clinic.
Dr. Sarah O Connor is a Doctor based across our Dublin Clinics, Ireland. Sarah graduated with an honors degree in Medicine from UCD in 2018. She then worked in various hospital specialties including Dermatology and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery before training in Aesthetics in Australia, the U.K and Ireland gaining a postgraduate certificate in Clinic Dermatology. She is currently full time in Aesthetic Medicine while studying a master in Facial Aesthetics with Ulster University. Sarah got into Aesthetics because she always loved skin and beauty treatments. Sarah feels aesthetics allow her to combine this interest with medicine to help people feel more confident. Sarah’s favorite treatment is Toxin, as it is a safe, versatile treatment that can be used to prevent wrinkles, soften lines or to relax the downward muscles to give a fresh appearance to the face. A fun fact about Sarah is that she skydived from 15,000 feet over the Indian ocean.
Dr. Gwen Sizun is a Doctor based in our Terenure, Dublin Clinic, Ireland. Gwen graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a dentistry degree and is a member of the Irish Dental council. She began working in aesthetic medicine because Gwen feels it allows her to combine her medical knowledge with the art of creativity involved in the field. She loves the transformative power of enhancing our patient’s appearance and boosting their confidence, as well as witnessing the positive impact on a patient’s self-esteem as they achieve their desired look as it’s a rewarding and fulfilling experience she said. Gwen’s favorite treatment is cheek filler as she says it offers an amazing result by enhancing facial contours and rejuvenating the cheeks. She loves the immediate effect it provides in restoring lost volume and creating a naturally youthful appearance. A fun fact about Gwen is she lived in Paris for 7 years.
Dr. Sahar Elmahi is a Doctor based in our South Anne Street, Dublin Clinic, Ireland. Sahar worked in various hospitals for the HSE for 4 years as an Ophthalmic Physician. Sahar also worked in the Middle East as an A&E Physician. Sahar is extremely fascinated with what modern day technology can do to help slow down any aging process and to be able to witness that and become a part of it is something she is very passionate about. Sahar’s favorite treatment is mild to moderate volume filler as it doesn't change features drastically but at the same time gives visible and satisfying results to both patients and physician so everyone goes home that day happy. A funny fact Sahar has told us about herself is that she finds it easy to adapt to different environments, but can’t bring herself to adapt to the rain in Ireland.
Medical Director & Co-Founder Dr. Brian Cotter is a seasoned physician with over nine years of experience practising aesthetic medicine. Dr. Brian holds his medical degree from Charles University and has practiced core surgical training from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. His treatment specialties include anti-wrinkle, fillers and non-surgical facial contouring.
Dr. Tiernan King graduated with a medical degree and a MSc degree in neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. After working briefly in medicine and surgery in Australia, Dr. Tiernan returned to Ireland to specialise in psychiatry. Dr. Tiernan worked part-time in aesthetics prior to joining Sisu and loved it so much that he decided to pursue it full-time. His favourite treatment is Profhilo as its easy to administer, has little downtime and gives great overall results! Dr. Tiernan deeply enjoys and values forming genuine connections with patients to corroborate treatment plans that best suit their individual needs.
Dr. Elize Temmingh earned her Bachelor of Science degree, Honours degree in Medical Physiology, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. What drove Dr. Elize to aesthetic medicine is the fact that it provides her the opportunity to elevate someone's self confidence and be a part of their positive experience. Her favourite treatment is Profhilo; She loves how it gives a natural looking boost- you look like you're on vacation everyday! Dr. Elize is passionate about music and art, and enjoys going to concerts and exhibitions.
Sisu Clinic's Chief Medical Operations Director Oisín Browne is an experienced physician who has practised medicine for over five years. Dr Oisín holds a medical degree from Trinity College Dublin and has completed post-graduate training at Dublin's St. James Hospital. He specialises in Profhilo skin booster treatments and is based primarily out of Sisu’s Sutton clinic location.