Choosing to make aesthetic improvements to your skin, hair and body is a big decision. Choosing the right treatment and practitioner is an even bigger one.

Discover Laser are proud to have helped thousands of people through this process. We are a doctor-led team with the newest and most effective technology at our fingertips. We provide the highest standard of care, are rigorously regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Ace Group Registered.

Our highly trained and experienced team will guide you through your treatment journey from start to finish and beyond.

Begin your journey today with a free, no obligation consultation
by calling 01282 420886 or using our online booking form

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.

Meet our clinical team

Dr Jose Miguel Montero Garcia
Dr Jose Miguel Montero GarciaPrincipal Doctor - LMS (Granada, Spain), PGCCM (Leicester), MBCAM, MSc NSCI (UCLan)
Born in Almeria, Spain, Miguel has practised medicine in England since 1994. Initially working in North-West hospitals developing his surgical and medical skills, he then worked as a GP in Burnley for 11 years. Miguel combines his knowledge of surgery, medicine, skin health and laser technology in his role as our medical director and principal practitioner.

Miguel is a member of the European Laser Association, British Medical Laser Association, British Medical Acupuncture Society, British College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Primary Care Dermatology Society. He is the lead in CPD and one of only a few Doctors to hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine from the University of Leicester and an MSc in Non-surgical Cosmetic Interventions from UCLan. He holds a PGDip in Dermatology from Queen Mary University, London.

Miguel teachers Doctors, Nurses and Dentists on various aspects of Aesthetic Medicine; works closely with and presents for Lumenis, a world renown laser company; is a speaker at Aesthetic Medicine conferences worldwide; contributes to industry publications; and is an Appraiser and Mentor for BCAM.

Dr Arif Aslam
Dr Arif AslamConsultant Dermatologist - MBChB, MRCP (UK), MRCP(Dermatology), FRACP, FACD
Doctor Arif Aslam is a highly-regarded Consultant Dermatologist from Burnley.
After spending several years working internationally, due to the high demand for his specialist surgical skills, he joined the Discover Laser Team in September 2020. This fulfilled his ambition to offer Mohs and advanced dermatological services in his home town.

Arif is a double fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon – one of only 14 UK-based members of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery.

A friend and colleague of Dr Montero’s for many years, they work in close partnership offering both laser and surgical treatments for skin abnormalities.

Deborah Connolly
Deborah ConnollyAesthetic Nurse
Deborah lives in Burnley with her husband Steve who is operations director for Discover Laser, continuing the family oriented nature of the company that contributes so well to its success.

Deborah joined us as an Aesthetic Nurse in December 2012 and is now lead practitioner in Laser Hair Removal and Mohs Surgery Support.

Deborah is well known in the Burnley area, thanks to over 30 years of dedicated service as a community nurse. She has been involved with Discover Laser since its inception in 2008, attending training and events to learn treatment skills and extend her knowledge of skin and hair function.

Patients can be assured of her kind and understanding nature and benefit from her extensive experience and attention to detail.

Sarah-Jane Connolly
Sarah-Jane ConnollyAesthetic Therapist
Sarah lives in Burnley with her son and joined Discover Laser in 2010 as Patient Co-ordinator. She is a familiar face to many of our long-term patients.

Her interest in all things skin quickly developed and in 2011 she achieved a Diploma in Anti-Ageing from Stonebridge College and ‘Core of knowledge’ in lasers and light therapies.

Keen to develop her skills as a therapist, Sarah undertook a Level 4 VTCT qualification in Lasers and Light Therapies, qualifying with distinction in March 2015.

Sarah has also received mineral makeup training at Harley Street Skin in London under tutelage of Kathy Costello. Her natural ability to understand the needs of individuals allows her to help patients with their skincare and makeup needs.

Catherine Fraser
Catherine FraserAesthetic Therapist
Catherine was born in Blackburn and has 2 daughters. She joined Discover Laser in 2015, bringing with her a wealth of experience from over 25 years as a beauty therapist in Burnley and the surrounding area.

As a qualified Reflexologist, Reiki practitioner and teacher of beauty therapy, her patients appreciate her breadth of knowledge and enjoy her holistic approach to treatment.

With a ‘Core of Knowledge’ in lasers and light therapies and with her excellent knowledge of skin and hair, she is a key practitioner in our laser hair removal team.

Julie Hawkes
Julie HawkesAesthetic Therapist
Julie Hawkes is a familiar face at Discover Laser and we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome her back into the Discover Laser fold after a few years away!

A skincare expert, she qualified in South Africa in 1993 and has practised in clinics all over the North-West, specialising in Laser and IPL treatment.

She has lectured in beauty therapy and trained doctors, nurses and beauty therapists in advanced skin analysis and care. She has also practised at Salford Royal Hospital in a dedicated PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) clinic.

If you haven’t met her and are still wondering why she looks familiar, you may have seen her on Channel 4’s “10 Years Younger” programme.

Meet our operations team

Gill Montero
Gill MonteroClinic Director
Originally from Bury, Gill has lived in the local area since 1984. Married to Miguel since 2000, she has been instrumental in developing Miguel’s vision.

Gill is Clinic Director and is responsible for Finance, Marketing and Business Strategy. She has over 30 years experience in commercial and financial management and brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

Gill holds the Core of Knowledge in the use of lasers and is actively involved in the day to day functioning of the clinic, helping with the smooth running of the business and facilitating the work of the clinicians.