Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017

6th National Aesthetic Nursing Conference

The 6th National Aesthetic Nursing Conference took place on Friday 20th January in the Liver Building in Liverpool. It was attended by over 100 Aesthetic Nurses in the industry who travelled from all over the UK and Northern Ireland and me from the Republic of Ireland.

The conference was a huge success and all presentations and speakers were amazing! Looking forward to next years conference already!

I was absolutely delighted and honoured to have been invited back for the second consecutive year as a guest speaker. I am currently the only Irish Medical Professional that has been invited to speak at the National Aesthetic Nursing Conference.

For the first time ever at the conference, JAN's consultant editor Cheryl Barton posed a motion regarding whether delegates have confidence in non-health groups injecting Botox and Fillers.

Aesthetic Nurses attending the 6th Annual Aesthetic Nursing Conference, voted unanimously (no abstainers) that they have 'No Confidence' in the provision of medical aesthetics (namely facial injections) to the general public by the non health groups.

Watch this space to the future of non medics offering Medical procedures!

If you missed the conference, here is a collection of tweets and pictures of the day! Please click on the link below:


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Rosacea - The Curse of the Celts!

Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that mainly affects the face. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 people will suffer from it but many are unaware that they have it. The first sign of Rosacea is often facial flushing. It commonly affects people with fair skin and can affect both men and women. It can occur at any age but typically is noticeable at the age of 30.

People with Rosacea may also experience spots, papules and pustules, persistent redness of their skin. Small blood vessels in the skin can become visible. In the most severe cases, the skin can thicken and enlarge, usually on and around the nose and some people can ecperience eye irritation.

The exact cause of Rosacea is unknown but several triggers have been identified that may make the symptoms worse in some people. These can vary from person to person. These include:

* exposure to sunlight
* stress
* cold weather
* hot drinks
* alcohol
* eating certain foods, such as spicy foods
* dermodex folliculorum (microscopic mite)

There is no cure for Rosacea, but treatments are available to control the symptoms. Treatments for Rosacea include:

* Making lifestyle changes, such as avoiding possible triggers
* Wearing sunscreen can be a good way of controlling the symptoms of facial flushing
* Creams and gels
* Metronidazole
* Azelaic acid
* Antibiotics
* Visible blood vessels associated with Rosacea are known as Telangiectasia. Treatment for Telangiectasia will usually require a referral to a skin specialist.
* IPL treatment
* It may be possible to disguise patches of persistent red skin using specially designed 'camouflage' make-up
* Colonic Hydrotherapy
* Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

For more information on Rosacea and treatments available, contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic by calling 071 9140728 or send an email to Claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com

Monday, 16 January 2017

Skin Secrets!

Welcome to Skin Secrets!

Skin Secrets by Claudia McGloin is a Blog and a monthly newspaper column that is dedicated to all things skin!

It will offer expert advice and tips while covering a wide range of skin conditions, treatments and skincare available.

If there is something in particular that you would like to see covered, please get in touch by sending us a message or emailing claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com

More information can be found on:

Our website-  www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com

Facebook page -  https://www.facebook.com/skinsecretsbyclaudiamcgloin/

Blog page - http://skinsecretsbyclaudiamcgloin.blogspot.ie/

Hope you enjoy Skin Secrets!

Claudia X

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Random Act of Kindness

A New Year means a New You πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

The Claudia McGloin Clinic are delighted to offer a course of skin treatments and skincare to one deserving teenager suffering with Acne.

The chosen teenager following an in depth consultation & parental consent will have a bespoke skincare plan tailored to their individual skin need using New You by Claudia McGloin which is both a Signature Skincare Range and a Bespoke Medical Facial.

We would like to invite the public to nominate a deserving teenager for this Random Act of Kindness.

Please send your information to claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com

Claudia says...'We know that it can be really difficult for anyone suffering with Acne but we know for teenagers it can be particularly stressful especially if they are the only ones in their class with Acne. We want to give something back and do something nice as we see so many teens suffering. It maybe a case that their parents cannot afford the medical treatment or they simply think that there is nothing that can be done as it is hormonal and that it will go away itself in time. We want to help one teenager with their Acne by educating them on their diet and getting the right skincare routine for them so, that they can keep the Acne under control...'

Saturday, 31 December 2016

A Year in Review 2016

The Claudia McGloin Clinic has had an extremely busy but amazing year! We've achieved so much in 12 months and topped what was a fantastic 2015! Never did we think we could outdo ourselves or achieve what we did. We are so grateful for everything we have achieved and we believe that hard work, dedication and the belief that you can achieve anything is key.

Looking back over the past 12 months of blogs, articles, pics and posts, we cannot believe how much we managed to pack into the year! There is so much to share but we have selected a few of our favourite moments.

The Sligo Champion featured the Claudia McGloin Clinic A Year in Review 2016. This highlighted being awarded Highly Commended Nurse of the Year, the launch of New You by Claudia McGloin, signature skincare range that was a finalist for Best Professional Skincare Range at the prestigious global My Face My Body Awards. The clinic was also a finalist for Best Aesthetic Clinic and was a finalist for Best Customer Services at the Sligo Business Awards.

We were honoured to have been finalists for a variety of awards in various categories in both Ireland and the UK. We were also honoured to be asked to be a judge for Ireland's Blog Awards as a leading blogger. Add to this we were delighted to have been awarded with our 5th consecutive Customer Services Award from WhatClinic.com and we were a finalist in the MRS2BE Bride's Choice Awards. We finished the year as a guest of Enhance Insurance at the Aesthetics Awards in London and had an amazing night.

We attended various conferences and meetings throughout the year in Ireland and UK and networked with lots of amazing suppliers, bloggers, colleagues and friends. The Claudia McGloin Clinic also took part in various events in Sligo to showcase the business the most recent in Castle Dargan Hotel for Sistas are Doin it for Themselves.

We have been featured in a lot of journals, magazines and newspapers as well as online social media. We were also asked to present at the 5th Journal of Aesthetic Nurses Conference in Liverpool a first for any Irish medical practitioner which was an honour. We also wrote a chapter in a a new medical book on Platelet Rich Plasma and have written various articles for aesthetic journals as well as being interviewed for various topics in regards to patient safety.

What an amazing year we have had and there is more to come in 2017. We have new exciting projects to announce but for now thank you to everyone we met along the way in 2016. It's been amazing...X

The Exchange 2016

I was invited to attend The Exchange 2016 by Sligo Chamber of Commerce in December. The event was held over two days in The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Sligo.

The Exchange is for Ireland's Entrepreneurs to come together and network with each other as well as to be mentored by Top Business Leaders in Ireland. The 2 days were packed with mentoring and talks by some of Irelands best. The evening saw a networking event over wine tasting and a gala dinner.

Fine wines were supplied by The Wine Buff and we got to sample some of the best wines and learned how to wine taste!

The dΓ©cor was fabulously done by the Radisson Blu and the food was amazing. The evening consisted of more networking and talks by amazing Entrepreneurs sharing their stories of how their businesses started.

I got to meet some amazing people including this guy - David McGowan. We just laughed and laughed over the 2 days! A standing joke is a caption for this pic - Botox & The Big Yoke!

I was also fortunate to have met and be mentored by some of Ireland's finest business leaders who have helped me with new ideas and to help with existing ones! Sometimes it's good to see others perspective on your business especially when you live and breathe yours 24/7. The input I got was invaluable and I cannot wait to put what I've learned into motion.

A huge thank you to the Sligo Chamber of Commerce for inviting me and I look forward to The Exchange 2017.