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 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Irish Aesthetics & Beauty Awards 2017 Nominations

The Claudia McGloin Clinic need your help!

We would be extremely grateful if you could take the time to vote for us for Best Aesthetic Clinic in The Irish Aesthetics & Beauty Awards 2017. 

It takes 2 minutes to fill out the form. Link below:

Thank you so much in advance. 

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

RSVP Wedding Awards 2017

The Claudia McGloin Clinic are delighted to be included in the RSVP Wedding Awards 2017 in the Best for Beauty in Ireland category. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Quoted in Aesthetic Medicine Journal

Claudia McGloin was quoted in July/August 2017 edition of Aesthetic Medicine Journal. 

The piece entitled Blood Works focused on Platelet Rich Plasma kits and procedures. Claudia was quoted for using Dracula Therapy alongside Dr Daniel Sister. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Milia are small, 1-2mm pearly white sub epidermal keratin filled cysts on the skin. They are most commonly found on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes, eyelids, forehead and chest. Milia are very common in newborn babies but can affect people of any age. 

What are the types of Milia and what causes them?

There are several different types of Milia. They occur when the skins ability to naturally shed and exfoliate is impaired. 

  • Neonatal Milia. These are Milia that are seen in young babies soon after they are born. They are very common and are usually found around the nose area but may also occur on the scalp, cheeks, upper body and inside the mouth. They are thought to arise from sweat glands that aren't fully developed or mature. Around half of all babies develop Neonatal Milia. In fact, because they are so common, they are actually considered as normal in newborn babies.
  • Primary Milia. These are Milia that can occur in both children and adults.
  • Secondary Milia. These are Milia that develop in an area of skin, anywhere on the body, that has previously been damaged or injured. For example, after a burn or a blistering rash. The Milia develop as the skin heals and it is thought that damage to the sweat glands may be an underlying cause. Secondary Milia also sometimes develop after certain skin creams have been used - for example, corticosteroid skin creams.
  • Milia en plaque. Milia of this type are extremely rare. The Milia develop on an inflamed, raised patch of skin known as a plaque which may be several centimetres across. The cause for Milia en plaque is not fully understood. It usually occurs behind the ears, on an eyelid, or on the cheeks or jaw area. This type of Milia tends to particularly affect middle-aged women.
  • Multiple eruptive milia. The Milia appear in crops, or patches of Milia that develop over a period of weeks or months. The crops usually appear on the face, the upper arms and the upper trunk. Milia of this type are also extremely rare.

Treatment for Milia

Milia are harmless. In babies, they clear up after a few weeks however, in some adults, Milia can persist for months or sometimes longer. Secondary Milia are sometimes permanent. Because they normally clear by themselves, Milia do not usually need any treatment. Some people find milia unsightly and so opt for treatment. Milia may be removed using a fine needle and then squeezing, or pricking, out the contents. No anaesthetic is needed. It is not recommended to squeeze or try to treat Milia yourself. This can lead to skin damage and scarring or infection.

If Milia become very widespread and persistent, various other treatments may be suggested, usually by a skin specialist. They include:

  • Cryotherapy: a type of treatment that freezes skin lesions. Where a patch of skin has changed in appearance, it is known as a skin lesion.
  • Laser treatment.
  • Dermabrasion: a procedure that removes the topmost layers of the affected skin.
  • Chemical peeling: a treatment where a chemical is applied to the face to burn off skin lesions.
  • Advanced Electrolysis: a treatment that pierces the Milia with a needle & uses an electric current to break up the Milia. 

In the rare type of milia called milia en plaque, certain creams such as isotretinoin or tretinoin are sometimes suggested as treatment, or the antibiotic tablet, minocycline.

Contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic on 0719140728 for more information. 

Clinic Opening Times

The Claudia McGloin Clinic is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. 

Late evening appointments are available subject to availability. 

For more information on the clinic visit or call the clinic direct on 071 9140728.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Join me at Professional Beauty Ireland

Join me on the Live Stage at Professional Beauty Ireland where I will be discussing Skin Peels and introducing Advanced Facials to your treatment menu! 

Find out more and see the full line-up at 

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