Dr Tim Pearce
MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP
“Be kind, for everyone we meet is fighting a hard battle.”
This is Dr Tim’s mantra, and one that rings true on a daily basis for the founder of SkinViva, who observes there’s always more than meets the eye: “It always strikes me that when you’re in a conversation with someone, we’re nearly always in the midst of dealing with important challenges, but you would never guess on a casual chat.”
Experience in both life and work has revealed there’s always more than we see on the surface: “I think most people look at others and assume their lives are simpler and easier than they really are, but we usually never know. I notice it also with how people feel about lines and wrinkles; often not noticed by others, these seemingly little issues can make a huge difference to how people feel and interact with others.” And it’s this keen eye that helps Dr Tim deliver when he comes face to face with clients everyday: “We really only see a very small part of the inner world of other people, and knowing this can help you to be kind and patient.”
Dr Tim founded Skin Viva in 2008 after working as a GP. He qualified in medicine in 2006 following his studies at Warwick and Leeds universities. He spent his childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving to the UK at the age of 14. Favourite treatments include those that are tailored to the whole face, including the combined nose and chin augmentations with dermal filler, as he says it reveals key features, like the eyes and mouth. He believes it gives a more beautiful look, but to the untrained eye it’s hard to spot why.
Beyond his professional life, Dr Tim is enjoying family life too and loves spending time with young son, Jasper. The two year old is wild about animals, and Dr Tim hopes to take him to visit a South African game reserve in the not too distant future.
What’s the difference between dentists and doctors?
Within our clinical team, we have some dentists and some doctors. Amongst the doctors, some are GPs and we also have a dermatologist and anaesthetist. Each clinician brings knowledge and experience from their own speciality that collectively make the team stronger (for example the dentists have very advanced knowledge of facial anatomy). Each clinician has done at least a 5-year university degree, and then spent time in practice using their clinical skills before joining SkinViva. The doctors have medical qualifications and are regulated by the General Medical Council, and the dentists have dental qualifications and are regulated by the General Dental Council. All are trained to a very high standard of skill and knowledge in the field of aesthetics, and receive ongoing training to keep their skills at the cutting edge of best practice in our industry. As a courtesy, you will see our dentists and doctors referred to with ‘Dr’ before their name throughout our website. You can find information about their individual clinical backgrounds above. Please contact us on 01618651141 or email@example.com if you would like further details about our clinical team.