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Month: March 2020

Showing 3 results from the Month: March 2020



COVID-19 UPDATES

March 20th, 2020 | Nathalie Fennell

We are very much people-focused business and the health and well-being of our clients and staff will always be a number one priority.

Currently, the NHS is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of qualified doctors to help with the Coronavirus outbreak. Both Dr. Becky and Dr. Nathalie are currently helping the NHS working full time in the hospitals, therefore we cannot risk health and wellbeing of our clients and because of this, The Clinic will be closed as of Saturday 21st March, 4pm until further notice.

We advise you to only come to your appointment on Saturday if you are well and not in an at-risk group. We would rather all of our clients and staff remained healthy and we can sort your treatments when you are feeling better and are safe to return. Please do let us know if this affects you and you need to rearrange, pause or cancel your appointment.

We have a fantastic team at The Clinic who have stepped up to implement extra precautions during this challenging time and keep the practice as clean as possible. We hope this gives you some peace of mind if you are able to attend your appointment.

For any appointments scheduled post-Saturday (21st March), we will contact you and let you know what’s happening and next steps.

You’ve probably heard it numerous times but we can’t stress enough how important it is to wash your hands frequently using soap and water (for 20 seconds each time). Hand washing is the no.1 prevention of the spread of Covid-19.

Remember to hydrate the skin as regular use of soap and antibacterial gels can lead to our hands becoming chapped and sore. We would recommend using Proto-Col’s hand cream which is an instant antidote for dehydrated or busy hands, replenishing the skin with rich vitamin A, E and F. Also during this chaotic time don’t let your skincare regime slip, it takes hard work, determination and a good SPF to stay fabulous!

Did you know, you can buy all of our Alumier MD products* via our portal and get these delivered direct to your door, so don’t panic if you’re skincare supplies are running low. Shop now (*Online portal only available for existing AlumierMD customers only.)

Our heart goes out to those affected and send you get well wishes to you and your loved ones. Plus, a massive thank you to our doctors, and all the NHS medical staff around the world uniting together in such a worrying time.

Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you when we reopen!

We’re in this together. Stay safe.  

Team Clinic x



£100 Beauty Booster

March 15th, 2020 | Nathalie Fennell

We see a lot of products come and go in the aesthetics industry – at The Clinic, we always try to take the time to choose which ones are right for us to bring to you.  We get a lot of brand reps coming through the door who furiously believe they’ve got the next best thing and sometimes they really do talk the talk (which is fair enough, it’s good to believe in your product). 

When the beauty booster came in with our lovely rep from Teoxane we did do that whole “this is too good to be true” reaction if we’re honest. 1mL of pure hyaluronic acid goodness that you can inject right into the skin to boost it within a few days?  Surely that’s not for real.  But we tried it and it really does work. 

Before & after. Photograph Courtesy of Prof. Giuseppe Sito

So the Beauty Booster as it’s called is a quick fix to refresh your skin.  As you probably already know the key ingredient for fillers is hyaluronic acid, this can be formulated in different ways to make it purer, softer or firmer.  The Beauty Booster is the purest hyaluronic acid that we’ve found, it is really soft and can be injected into the dermis (the collagen holding part) of the skin as well as just under it in tiny microinjections where you release the smallest amount of product you can.

The effect of this pure hyaluronic acid is to hydrate and plump the skin, it literally gives you a glow like you’ve been on holiday (or slept for a week – wouldn’t that be nice).  You start to see the effects the next day even and they’ll continue to develop for about a week.  It then lasts up to three months, 1mL could be used across both sides of the face to hydrate almost your whole skin, they also do a 3mL version which you can use for all over the face and into the neck where the treatment is excellent for slightly crepey skin that you can sometimes see there. The effect of this pure hyaluronic acid is to hydrate and plump the skin, it literally gives you a glow like you’ve been on holiday (or slept for a week – wouldn’t that be nice).  You start to see the effects the next day even and they’ll continue to develop for about a week.  It then lasts up to three months, 1mL could be used across both sides of the face to hydrate almost your whole skin, they also do a 3mL version which you can use for all over the face and into the neck where the treatment is excellent for slightly crepey skin that you can sometimes see there.

Before & after. Photograph Courtesy of Dr Redka-Swoboda

And probably one of the most wonderful elements of it – it’s only £100, it takes just 15 minutes and the downtime is minimal.  You might get a tiny bruise somewhere but because it is so pure and subtle you won’t see large bruises or significant swelling.

Fancy it?  Call our reception team and we’ll happily get you booked in for the Beauty Booster with one of our doctors.  And, as per Clinic rules, if you want to know more before proceeding, book it as consultation and we’ll happily go into more depth.

Much love, Team Clinic 🖤



Happy International Women’s Day 🌷

March 8th, 2020 | Nathalie Fennell

What does international women’s week mean for us at The Clinic?  You’ve probably seen our social media, recognising scientists, athletes and businesswomen from all over the world who inspire our team to keep doing what they’re doing. 

For us, it’s not about man-bashing, or making sure that women come out on top, or forcing someone to be recognised for their gender alongside an achievement which actually is good enough on its’ own.  Sometimes people think they’re being kind with a comment like “AND she’s a woman?” or “AND she’s a mum?” and you know, you can take it either way.

At The Clinic we love every opportunity to champion anyone who is doing anything well, and so we’ve enjoyed sharing some of our favourite women with you this week.  We are an all-female team (at the moment) and it was really interesting talking to our doctors about who inspires them.  All of us have been fortunate enough to train with some fantastic female surgeons who have kept us going when times have got rough but equally we have inspiring friends and family in so many fields. 

When forced to choose, for Dr Becky and Dr Nathalie our most inspiring women are our mums who are remarkably similar.  Which probably makes sense as people mix us up all the time and we often think the same on everything.  Both our mums came from a background of love and not much else, they grew up with families that did as much as they could for them but they knew from day dot that they had to work hard.  They’ve both raised three children and paused careers to do that working as childminders to keep the pennies coming in but still being around for us growing up.  They’ve supported us through career changes, many many degrees, dodgy boyfriends, small children, various chaotic house moves and tonnes of totally random meltdowns and we could not be more grateful for them.  We still phone them now for the slightest thing and mine actually works with us she’s so brilliant.  So if you want an example of women who’ve done it all and who can put up with chaotic doctors as daughters you can look to our two diamonds. 

Here’s to you Penny and Ann, we’ll be raising a glass or 7 this Sunday, and to all of our readers, Happy International Women’s week one and all.


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