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£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 🖤



How to choose an Aesthetic Practitioner?

February 2nd, 2020 | Becky Haines

Aesthetic Practitioner – what does this mean? Currently, anyone can call themselves an aesthetic practitioner. Surprisingly, there are no laws or regulations around this title and it can often cause confusion when it comes to choosing the right practitioner for you.

Let’s delve deeper to what ‘qualified’ or ‘fully-qualified’ aesthetic practitioner actually refers to. Basically, these both mean the same: the person injecting you has been on a one day course (a course of attendance) to be shown how to handle a needle/syringe and given one to two models to ‘try out this technique’.

We’re not dismissing the practitioners out there that have an artistic-eye and can make a subtle difference or change something for the better. We’re highlighting the fact that people are having injections from ‘qualified practitioners’ with no respect for safety, ethics, the golden-ratios and other equations that keep a face aesthetically pleasing rather than distorting it… pretty scary really.

At The Clinic, we have about twenty acronyms between us. This includes a qualification in Beauty and Hairdressing, BTEC in Teaching, BSc (Hons) (We can tell you that knowing about apoptosis-induced cell death in mice sperm from chemotherapy is definitely not going to make us any better or safer coming near your face). MBChB which means we’ve all been to med school and qualified as surgeons (MRCS).

Does any of this make us any better than the next ‘aesthetic practitioner’?
Well the surgical part, particularly training in plastic surgery, well yes actually, that does make us a whole lot safer than the next celeb who decides to have a bash at injecting.
Why? Because time and time again we deal with the complications that arise through aesthetic injectables through the NHS, that even A&E doctors don’t know how to treat; and so more often than not, they end up under the care of the plastic surgery team. The fact that we study skin, facial surgery, aesthetics for years and operate on the face and its complexity of facial nerves/ vessels and muscles almost daily, we kind of are in a position to say ‘yes, we do know our way around facial anatomy, we are aware of the danger zones that can compromise eyesight and skin, better yet, we feel very happy to deal with the acute complications’. We’re not being blasé when we say that, and we’re remaining respectful to other professions, but this is why we feel strongly at The Clinic about not pretending to be anything we are not, and not overselling our numerous qualifications.

The industry needs to cut through all of the jargon and fancy words to distinguish ‘what a fully-qualified aesthetics practitioner actually is’. At the end of the day – you need a safe practitioner that you trust, one who will deal with you in a professional manner and not just when it comes to taking money from you, but to counsel you through perhaps not having a treatment or to deal with a complication without showing you the door or ignoring your complaint.

We can all use our acronyms and state ‘fully-qualified’ but at the end of the day how much do you really know? All patients have the right to safe, fair and appropriate treatment. #ethicalinjecting.

And as always – we would love to hear your questions or feedback. So don’t be a stranger and send us an email to reception@theclinicburton.co.uk, DM us on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll be happy to help.

Love, Team Clinic 🖤


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