Dr Uche Aniagwu is an Ear Nose & Throat SHO by trade, who has since transitioned into a full-time role as an aesthetic practitioner, as well as an author and entrepreneur.
After obtaining his MBBS from Barts and The London and his MSc in Radiation Biology from the University of Oxford, Dr Uche cemented himself during FY1 as an industry change-maker, receiving recognition from NHS England in the form of their Award for Outstanding Contribution. So during his second year Uche was surprised to find himself struggling to find joy in his supposed “dream career”; he was feeling overworked, underpaid and, most importantly, undervalued.
Despite his disillusionment in the medical field, Dr Uche still held a deep desire to use his knowledge and skills to positively impact peoples’ lives, which led him to become an aesthetic practitioner at the acclaimed LaBelle Forme. It was there, under the mentorship of one of the UK’s most celebrated surgeons, that Uche found his calling and had the unparalleled opportunity to grow in his craft. During this period of exploration, Dr Uche naturally gravitated toward management of the periorbital region, an area of the face often avoided by practitioners but very much in demand; it was the one part of facial aesthetics that was not subject to stereotypes or beauty enthusiast connotations–every type of patient wanted these treatments.
His passion for medicine reignited, Uche set out to master this treatment area and become a trailblazer in managing the periorbital region, and later the infraorbital region, non-surgically.
As a resident doctor at Beyond Medispa, he received immediate recognition for his clinic work and pioneering of new injection techniques, as well as a commitment to guiding other similarly-interested practitioners. In a very short amount of time, Dr Uche wrote and published “The Essential Eye Beauty Guide,” a roadmap to better-managing eye complaints, for the public and practitioners alike.
Shortly thereafter, he partnered with Harvey Nichols to create the one-of-a-kind Cosmetic Eye Clinic, which showcased the potential of a medic unrestrained in pursuit of his passions. News of Dr Uche’s work with the clinic made an immediate impression upon the industry, earning him prestigious features on the panels of Glamour Magazine and Harvey Nichols beauty events.