Sunday, 17 November 2013

Consultations at the Claudia McGloin Clinic

The Claudia McGloin Clinic in keeping up to date with Patient Safety, Best Practice, Legal and Ethical issues ensures that every Patient/Client who attends the Claudia McGloin Clinic will have a Face to Face Consultation prior to any treatment. This is a necessity as the clinic is a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

Consultations are required to ensure that the Patient/Client is fully informed about the treatment that they are looking to have so that they can make an informed Consent. From a Medical point a Consultation is vital to ensure that the Patient/Client is suitable for the treatment and that it is Safe to proceed.

Even Patients/Clients looking to have Skin Care need to have a Consultation to ensure that the correct products are Prescribed for their Skin Type and Skin Condition.

Some of the Procedures at the clinic will require a 'Skin Test' and this will be done prior to the treatment being carried out to ensure that there are no allergic or adverse reactions from the products used.

Following a Consultation at the clinic, a second appointment will be made for treatment which will be carried out on a different day. This gives the Patient/Client a chance to go over the information and leaflets given at the Consultation and also gives time to ask further questions and to do their research into the treatment they are to have.

Consultations costs €30 and are carried out by an Experienced Medical Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Silk Pillow Cases for Anti-Ageing

The latest craze in Anti-Ageing and adored by celebs is Silk Pillow Cases! Not just for its soft and luxurious feel but it has been widely documented that sleeping on a Silk Pillow Case can help prevent Lines & Wrinkles and allow the Skin to Breathe better while you sleep!

There are so many Silk Pillow Cases on the market claiming that their brand is the best and that the SILK is Absolutely Fabulous so, I bought one just to try it out. I'm curious to see if it really does make a difference and if it will help with the Sleep Lines I frequently wake up to.

Anyway, the brand I bought claimed that I will Wake up Beautiful so, why wouldn't I give it a go? :)

It lists the following on the packaging! SILK:-

* Hypoallergenic - Highly beneficial for people with Sensitive Skin

* Banishes Hair Frizz - The proteins in Silk help Prevent 'BED HAIR', Frizz and Split Ends

* Anti-Ageing - Skin will Breathe easier and lose less Moisture against Silk. Wrinkles will appear Smoother with less creases

* Promotes A Good Night's Sleep - Silk is also known to help calm the Nervous System prompting a good night's sleep

So, is this a FACT or another FAD??

Well, having tried it for the first time last night, I can safely say that (A) I didn't sleep very well and (B) I didn't notice any difference with my 'BED HAIR' however, I did notice that I didn't have very many Sleep Lines on my face! I am not sure if this is due to the fact that I tossed and turned all night long and didn't stay in any one position long enough for the Sleep Lines to develop or the fact that I slept (when I did) on my back!

I will try it again tonight just to see what happens but at the moment the jury is still out on this one as to whether I would actively promote a Silk Pillow Case to my patients and clients for Anti-Ageing. After all, they are expensive and if they don't work then there is no point wasting money when you could just as easily buy a good Medical Skin Care Product that will have an effect on the Skin!

Watch this space...

Must have Nail Varnish Remover!!!

I am a sucker for beauty products just like the next person and I love trying them out just to see if they do exactly what they say on the tin!!! Some products I love while others I think are crap but this month I have discovered Nails Inc Express Nail Varnish and I think it is absolutely AMAZING!!!

I am a HUGE fan of Nails Inc and have enough varnishes and accessories to open up my own store!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Nail Varnish purely because I am not great at painting my own nails but with this product it seems to sort itself out neatly once painted on the nail!!! AND if I smudge it, I have a Nails Inc Corrector Pen to rectify the situation once the nails are dry!!!

Being a nurse and having to wash my hands endlessly and use alcohol gel, my varnish can chip. While at times I can repaint and fix it there are times when I just need to redo my nails and this always seems to be when I am on the go and haven't got the time.

I found Nails Inc Express Varnish was the product for me as I can use it discreetly on a train, on a plane or in the clinic. It doesn't smell like other acetone's do and better still it isn't a liquid!!! All you do is dip your finger into the sponge and hey presto the varnish is gone!!! Does it work on heavy varnishes I hear you say??? YES, I have tried it on my nails that have had 6 coats of varnish and in a matter of seconds the varnish was gone!!!

You can also repaint your nails immediately after removing so, go on give it a try. You won't be disappointed!!!