Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin. The areas that are affected have little or no melanin. Melanin is a dye-like substance that is produced by specialised skin cells called melanocytes. This gives the skin its colour and protects it from the sun's rays.





Where does vitiligo occur?


Vitiligo can affect any area of your skin, but it most commonly occurs on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as your face, neck and hands.


Vitiligo is more noticeable in people whose skin is dark or tanned. The condition varies from person to person and for some people, they only get a few small, white patches while other people get bigger white patches. These white patches are usually permanent.


How common is vitiligo? 


It is estimated that about 1 in 100 people develop vitiligo. It usually starts to appear at around 20 years of age, although it can occur at any age. Men and women are both equally affected, as are people of different ethnicities. 


It is not clear what causes vitiligo. It is not infectious and you cannot catch it from contact with someone who has it. The white patches caused by vitiligo are usually permanent, although there are treatment options to improve the appearance of your skin. 


Treatments 


Combination treatments, such as phototherapy and medication, give the best results. In some cases, treatment may restore the pigment to your patches but the effect does not usually last.


At the Claudia McGloin Clinic, we use Platelet Rich Plasma to treat vitiligo. Other options are camouflage make up and concealers to cover up the white patches, and it can help you live a normal life. 


For more information on vitiligo and procedures we offer, please visit the clinic website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com or call the clinic direct on 0719140728 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Finalist for Blog Awards Ireland 2017

The Claudia McGloin Clinic and Skin Secrets Blog have both made it to the final of the Blog Awards Ireland 2017.



We are absolutely delighted and cannot wait until 5th October 🥂🎉🥂

Monday, 4 September 2017

Winner Mrs2Be Brides Choice Award 2017

The Claudia McGloin Clinic are absolutely delighted to have won a Mrs2Be Brides Choice Award 2017 for Best Wedding Related Service



A special thank you goes to all of our fabulous brides for not only nominating us for this award but also for choosing our clinic to help get their skin picture perfect in the run up to their wedding 💜

#claudiamcgloinclinic #sligo #mrs2bebrideschoiceawards2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Blog Awards Ireland 2017 Longlist

Absolutely delighted & overwhelmed that both Skin Secrets and Claudia McGloin Clinic Blogs have made the longlist for the V by Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017  💜


Super proud of my newest baby Skin Secrets as it's only 8 months old 💜




Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Procedures for Men

Procedures for the guys are available at the Claudia McGloin Clinic 💙

* Skincare 
* Lip Enhancement 
* Cheek Enhancement 
* Under Eye Hollows
* Nose Reshaping 
* De-Stress Facial




For more information on all the procedures & skincare we offer, visit our website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com or call 0719140728.

#skincareformen #sligo #malegrooming #skinclinic

Monday, 21 August 2017

Mrs2Be Brides Choice Awards 2017 Finalist

Absolutely delighted and honoured that the Claudia McGloin Clinic is a finalist for the Mrs2Be Brides Choice Awards 2017 for Best Wedding Related Service 💜




Thank you so much to all our amazing brides that voted for us and chose us to help achieve Picture Perfect Wedding Day Skin 💜

#claudiamcgloinclinic #mrs2bebrideschoiceaward #weddingskin #sligo

Friday, 18 August 2017

Campbell de Morgan

Campbell de Morgan also known as cherry angiomas or blood spots are benign skin growths made up of blood vessels. 


They are bright red and can appear anywhere on the body, but are mostly found on the torso. They range in size from a pinhead to a quarter inch in diameter but are painless. 


What Causes Campbell de Morgan Spots?


Nobody knows for sure what causes them but they may be hereditary and related to hormonal changes. They can affect both men and women and can form in late 30's/40's.

How Are Campbell de Morgan Spots Diagnosed?


A medical professional will usually make a diagnosis just by looking at the spots. While cherry angiomas are non-cancerous, it’s important to make sure you’re not dealing with something more serious. I would recommend having a medical professional check them out if you have red spots or angiomas that bleed, that are painful or itch a lot, or that seem to be changing in colour and shape.


How Are Campbell de Morgan Angiomas Treated?


In many cases, no treatment is necessary. However, sometimes the angiomas bleed frequently, or can they stick out from the skin and may catch on clothing that can cause injury and bleeding. If people are concerned about how the spots affect their appearance, especially if there are several of them and if they occur in a highly visible place, like on the face they may want to have them treated. 


Cherry angiomas are usually removed via some sort of minor surgical procedure, such as excision (shaving off the spot), electrocautery (burning off the spot) or cryosurgery (freezing off the spot with liquid nitrogen). Sometimes laser therapy is used instead to remove these spots. Removing multiple angiomas may take longer and cause more discomfort than just removing a single angioma.


Your medical practitioner will assess and discuss their recommended procedure best suited for you based on the location and number of spots you have, as well as any other medical concerns you may have. 




At the Claudia McGloin Clinic, we use Diathermy to treat Campbell de Morgan. For more details or to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact the clinic direct on 0719140728 or visit the website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com