The iconic Newcastle clinic brings a fresh approach for locals
The trend of enhancing natural beauty through cosmetic treatments has been on the rise across Newcastle and beyond over the past few years, but one local clinic has been bringing their unparalleled knowledge and experience to the people of Newcastle since 2003.
Now located in The Junction Village, Bella Face Cosmetic and Skin Clinic has been serving Newcastle locals with their range of treatments since its establishment in 2003. With adopted local, Dr Nici Williams taking over the business in 2020, the brand has had quite the makeover itself.
Originally from South Africa, Nici has had quite the life experience! From growing up in Johannesburg, moving to the United Kingdom and gaining her Bachelor and Master of International Relations in Scotland, travelling the world, working in a Kenyan Refugee Camp, followed by some time working for an NGO in South Africa looking after orphans of HIV/AIDS, before finally making the move to Sydney with her partner, Mathew, to pursue a career in medicine.
“Throughout my medical training, I have always been drawn to skin. During my plastic surgery rotation fairly early on, and then subsequently practicing as a GP, I was always interested in skin cancer medicine as well as the power of aesthetics to boost a person's sense of wellbeing,” Nici explained.
It was a family holiday to Newcastle in 2019, alongside her ongoing professional relationship with original Bella Face owner, Dr. Anoop Rastogi that planted the seed of the skin enthusiast to set up life here in Newcastle.
“We came to Newcastle for a family holiday and just fell in love with the place. We were sitting on Merewether Beach, watching the kids play in the sand, and I said to my husband, this is our place! So, we spent the rest of the holiday visiting real estate agents and finding a local school for the kids, our minds were made up! It was a pretty easy decision really.”
Officially moving and taking over the business right in the midst of our first lockdowns in March last year, Bella Face continued to bring their clients incredible treatments and services at their Honeysuckle location before launching their brand-new clinic in The Junction in May this year.
“Dr. Rastogi and I have a fantastic relationship; he is my mentor! He started Bella Face back in 2003 when it was originally in the East Point Tower before they moved to Honeysuckle in 2017. When I took over as owner of Bella Face, I knew I would bring it back to The Junction. I just love the area, the supportive community, and the vibe.”
The new space is tucked away amongst The Junction Village businesses on Kenrick St. Take one step inside and you will be welcomed with a boutique luxurious feel, calming music, greeted by name, and offered sparkling water; all adding to the nurturing vibe.
With a passion for debunking common misconceptions in the industry, Dr. Nici pairs her medical background with her passion for aesthetics to deliver quality advice, education, treatments plans, and of course, results for each and every one of her clients.
Offering free consultations, Dr Nici encourages clients to book a time to sit down and chat about their expectations, available options, and to create a no-obligation personalised treatment plan.
“After a full facial assessment and discussion, we can formulate a treatment plan together to provide the most natural and best results possible. The best treatments are when nobody can really tell you’ve had anything done. There is an art and a science to the use of injectable muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. An artistic and skilfull Cosmetic Doctor can enhance youthful beauty, maintain natural expression, and erase negative and ageing attributes from the face.”
Bella Face Cosmetic & Skin Clinic offers both Cosmetic and Medical treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, skin boosters, micro-needling facial, cosmetic tattooing, skin cancer checks, migraine and chronic headache prevention, hyperhidrosis treatment, and prescription-only skincare products by Universkin.
With their incredible almost 20-year reputation in Newcastle, Bella Face is a local institution and one of the Hunter's most trusted and respected clinics. Since Dr Nici took over, the business has been elevated and continues to bring their client base unparalleled treatments and the ultimate skin journey and experience.
“I absolutely love my job. I love coming in here every day and spending time with my clients. What we have created here in our new clinic is a professional and serene environment where Newcastle locals can receive only the best treatments from a medical doctor.
“In terms of the future, Bella Face will continue to grow. We have already added a range of medical treatments and a prescription-only skincare range that complements our cosmetic treatments. Since opening in The Junction, I have barely had a moment to breathe! I'm fully booked for the next few weeks so who knows, we may be looking for that next team member at Bella Face sooner rather than later.”
Dr Nici’s energy is infectious, once you’ve visited The Junction-based clinic and met with Dr Nici you’ll be hooked with the wonderful vibe that is a testament to her and her incredible team. Whether you’re after a little beauty enhancement, need a skin cancer check, or want to treat yourself, book into Bella Face Cosmetic & Skin clinic and experience this local business's unique offering.