Bella Clinic: ‘Building Confidence…Changing Lives’


Dr Gehane Habib takes an ethical and holistic approach to her work, focusing on her clients’ individual needs.


Gehane is an expert in her field – she is a fully trained medical doctor working as an NHS anaesthetist – and she is one of the country’s leading practitioners of medical aesthetics.


She is a qualified specialist in Exercise and Sports Medicine and a member of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine. Added to this, she has a Diploma in Skincare, Dermatology and Endocrinology.


Dr Habib has attended around 40 courses across the world, obtaining the most up-to-date qualifications in her field.


From Paris, to America and across the UK, she has sought out the top specialists and worked with them to gain invaluable experience and new qualifications and it means that she can offer her clients an amazing range of state-of-the-art treatments.


But most importantly, she prides herself on her honest approach to medical aesthetics.


“I am not in the business of selling fresh air,” says Dr Habib. “I am realistic and I will be honest with my clients. Often there is no easy solution to a problem and I always work with my clients to manage expectations. We work together and I think that is important and what makes me different to other practitioners.


“Each client is different and I offer a bespoke service. There is no set treatment and there are no quick fixes. We work hard to achieve results.”


Gehane is delighted to have been able to bring her skills to the north coast of Northern Ireland where she has made her home just outside Castlerock. She says her clients are often surprised that they can get treatments so close to home rather than travelling to Belfast or Dublin.


Originally from the coastal city of Alexandria in Egypt, Gehane moved to Ireland in the late 1990s and fell in love with our country. She says she felt immediately at home here in her adopted country and was bowled over by the warmth of local people.


Gehane’s warm personality and open manner makes her clients feel at ease and she truly loves meeting new people.


But Gehane’s skill is not simply her ability to make people look amazing on the outside – she always strives to make people feel good inside.


“I love to be able to give people back their confidence,” she explains. “Medical aesthetics is so much more than just anti-wrinkle injections and fillers. People come to me who have struggled their entire lives with the way they look and I love being able to help them and make them feel beautiful again.


“There are many women and men who are living with terrible feelings of shame because of the way they think they look. Low self-esteem is hard to deal with but I feel I can help change their lives.


“I am regularly dealing with clients who have perhaps suffered hair loss and scarring from childhood accidents or teenage acne. These things have badly affected them and defined their lives.


“I talk to them and listen carefully. We work together and we make a plan about how to move forward. I expect my clients to put in the work and together we can achieve wonderful results. It fills my heart with joy when I see a client who I know has suffered badly in the past walking out of my consulting room full of confidence and like a new person.”