DermRefine is founded by Balsam Alabassi.
Balsam is a modern day Apothecary with an extensive knowledge of medicines, supplements and advanced skin health.
Balsam is a university honours degree graduate of both Pharmacology and Pharmacy.
She has been in the profession as a registered and regulated Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for over 15 years.
Balsam is passionate about skin and skin health which in turn has led her to follow the field of dermatology as her scope of practice during her journey as an independent prescriber
As an Independent Prescriber, Balsam has trained at a Masters Level to prescribe for various conditions.
As well as an Independent Prescriber, Balsam is also an Aesthetic Practitioner, a member of the Aesthetic Complication Expert Group (ACE GROUP), the Society of Cosmetic (SCS) Scientists and the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).
During her career, Balsam has covered various posts including hospital and community where she has gained recognition for her contribution.
As an independent prescriber, Balsam is involved with a reputable online pharmacy addressing the patient’s needs though prescription only medication.
Balsam is also qualified with a VTCT level 4 in laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation as well advanced skin treatments.
Balsam was featured in the Aesthetics Journal, Choice Magazine, Aesthetic Magazine as well as Guru+Go.
In addition, she played an integral role in the organization of the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards as part of the Safety in Beauty Campaign in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
During her career, Balsam has contributed to course material for the Cosmetic Medicine Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip), demonstrating her passion for education and development in the Aesthetics Industry.
Her love of skin, has gained her the position to present at the British Medical Association (BMA) in collaboration with the London Dermatology Centre highlighting the effects of Metabolic Syndrome on the skin.
As an Aesthetic Practitioner, Balsam is fully trained, qualified, certified, regulated and insured in all her aesthetic treatments to provide a complete care evidence based solution for her patients thereby, advocating the right for every woman and man look and feel beautiful.
Balsam’s expert knowledge and background in Pharmacy places her in the ideal position of an Alchemist therefore, able to finely select the most suitable formulation of skin care treatments that are safe, effective and result driven.
DermRefine truly adopts core ethical values anchored with respect, integrity and honestly to ensure that the patient is our nucleus.
The advice and care that we provide are governed with caution and great accuracy.
The safety and the well-being of our client are our ultimate prime concern.
We truly believe in one pillar in everything that we do and that is the pillar of trust.
Our skin is the biggest living organ of our body. If we look after it then, it will ultimately look after us and therefore we need to wear with care.
We only offer tried and tested, approved medical products and devices by reputable manufacturers that are world renowned.
Our unique perspective on skin health provides you with a prescriptive advice and treatment that are bespoke to you and tailored to your individual needs.
Our detailed assessments and in-depth consultations make up the most important part of your journey. We will work together in partnership with a shared purpose to establish the most favourable outcome for you.