Karen Short

Aesthetics Therapist


In addition to Dr Raj, our team here at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic includes Karen Short, our incredibly qualified Aesthetics Therapist! With over 25 years of experience in Beauty and Aesthetics, Karen started out as a Beauty Consultant for Clinique. Throughout her career, Karen has worked with some of the biggest names in luxury beauty across the world including Elizabeth Arden, Calvin Klein, Goody Hair, Max Factor & Lancôme. Originally from Penarth, South Wales, Karen started her career in Cardiff before moving to Germany with her fiancé, a Captain in the American Army. Karen continued to work in the beauty industry whilst in Germany. Karen’s husbands’ career took them to America next, where Karen where she worked as a Dental Assistant. Now a family of three, Karen and her husband returned to the UK and moved to Dorset, where they would become a family of four!

Always interested in the Beauty industry, Karen became intrigued in Aesthetic Skin Care after being introduced to Botox & Lip Fillers. She then trained in a range of Cosmetic Treatments, thanks to Karen’s background in dentistry, she was well positioned to train in the latest techniques and build on her medical skillset! Once back in the UK, Karen opened her own Beauty & Aesthetic Clinics in Poole, Dorset. 

A few years ago, Karen heard about Dr Raj, an Aesthetics Doctor making waves in Cardiff with new completely non-invasive treatments that were achieving fantastic results using Radio-Frequency. 

Curious, Karen approached Dr Raj for treatment of her own hyperpigmentation using Morpheus8 by InModeMD. She was so impressed by Dr Raj and Morpheus8 that she then trained as an Aesthetics InMode Therapist! Morpheus8 is a non-invasive, Radio-Frequency Cosmetic Treatment that can relieve the signs of ageing from just one session. Karen’s clients are so thrilled with the results that they travel across South Wales to see her! 

In addition to Morpheus8, Karen also specialises in Fractora treatments. Fractora is a non-invasive radio-frequency treatment that offers a range of improvements on skin tone and texture, including acne scars.

Trained to the highest levels in a range of Cosmetic Treatments, Karen is dedicated to not only helping her clients look healthier, but she also wants to boost self-confidence. She believes that if you feel good on the inside, it will shine through!

Karen is so popular with our clients at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, that she found herself spending lots of time travelling from Dorset to Cardiff each week. So, after 25 years living in Dorset, Karen and her husband have returned to her Welsh heritage and has settled in Pontcanna!