Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bank of Ireland Battle Cry winning slogan picked by Jamie Heaslip

I was absolutely delighted and shocked to learn that Jamie Heaslip had picked my slogan as one of the winners in the Bank of Ireland Battle Cry competition.

I never win anything...I had entered this competition purely by random and had forgotten about it until BOI contacted me earlier :)

The video is below...

As a HUGE Irish rugby fan, I cannot wait to see the game on Saturday.

Good Luck lads - not that ye need it - some of ye were part of the Irish Rugby Team that won the RBS 6 Nations!!!



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Hormones, Hormones, Hormones!!!

The link below is for my new Personal Blog called Hormones, Hormones, Hormones!!!


It is all about Hormones, Endometriosis, Adenymosis, Fibroids, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Menopause, Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, HRT and all things Gynae & Vascular! Basically all things that we women can, will & do experience in our transition from Peri-Menpoause to Menopause and beyond...Lucky aren't we???

Why this blog??? Well in a nut shell, I have been battling ALL of the above for the past 3 years (that I know of since symptoms started to make themselves known) and I have struggled in the Republic of Ireland to get investigations, diagnosis, treatments to the point that I was refused certain procedures and offered a Total Hysterectomy that I belief I certainly do not need. I will go into further in depth detail on my blog about it all.

The last diagnosis was 2 weeks ago and the final piece of the jigsaw was completed! :) 

I have never spoken about this publicly before now but due to the fact that I am seeing more and more women coming into my clinic suffering and getting nowhere & my passion is Patient Safety, I am divulging my personal experience on the hope that it gives comfort and help to others! 

I aim to be as open and honest as I possibly can and I welcome input from anyone going through the same thing. Ask me whatever you want in relation to this as I am an open book, I say it as it is and I don't just see it as black & white! I do see the grey areas!

I hope this blog will help you and if there is anything that I can help with or discuss I can be contacted via email claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com - it will all be completely confidential. I am still a Medical Professional that holds dual Nursing Registration in both Ireland and the UK so, my lips are sealed!

I will also point out that all of these views and opinions are my own based on my personal experience. I have many expert colleagues and medical friends that have given me their expert knowledge & advice to share and help you all. You know who you are - many thanks XX 

I must also say that I will NOT be mentioning the consultants or doctors names that I have previously seen as it is unfair to them to publicly name them and I ask anyone who comments on these blog posts to omit medical professional names. I will remain professional throughout and remove posts and names where appropriate!

That said, I will however be naming the guys that have saved me and brought me back to life! They are my life savers!

I truly hope that you find these posts helpful...Happy reading...X

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Ireland win the RBS 6 Nations 2015

A HUGE congratulations to the Irish Rugby Team who won the RBS 6 Nations today in Murrayfield, Scotland.

All 3 games were fantastic but boy did my heart stop a few times during the England V France game. Hard luck to England, ye played a blinder but it just wasn't enough today.

Roll on the World Cup now :)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mrs2Be Bride's Choice Award 2015 Nominated

We are absolutely delighted to learn this evening that we have been nominated for a Mrs2Be Bride's Choice Award 2015 :)

We have treated several Brides in the run up to their Big Day with a variety of treatments and we are always delighted to be apart of their special day and equally delighted to see the wedding pics!

Thank you to each and every one of you that nominated the Claudia McGloin Clinic, it has been an absolute pleasure to treat you and we look forward to treating you again in the future.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Got a question for us???

If you have any queries or questions, please contact us and we will cover it in our Blog and on our Facebook pages.

You can send us a private message via any of our medical pages or you can send an email to claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com alternatively you can post on our pages and we will answer your questions ASAP.

The Skin Clinic

We have now launched a NEW page on Facebook called The Skin Clinic which is a dedicated page to all things Skin.

This page will cover all Skin Care products and Skin Conditions with details on the treatments available at the Claudia McGloin Clinic.

The link for our page is:-


Please 'Like & Share' this page with your friends and family.

We will from time to time have special offers and giveaways so, keep an eye out on our page.

If you have any specific questions regarding Skin Conditions, Treatments or Skin Care please contact us via email:- claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com and we will answer it for you.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Skin Reactions and Dracula PRP Therapy

Last year I decided to freshen up my tired Skin by doing a superficial Skin Peel. I'd done a Medium TCA Chemical Peel a few months previous, so I just needed to deeply exfoliate and remove the Dead Skin Cells that had built up as well as giving my Skin a Healthy Glow.

I'd used this Skin Peel several times on friends, family and patients and never had a problem. I did the Skin Peel and shortly afterwards noticed that I was red and the treated areas were getting itchy. I'd applied a Medical Barrier Cream to the areas to help soothe and calm the Skin but by morning I was so red and itchy with bumps under the Skin.

I called the company to check if there had previously been any adverse reactions and was told there wasn't so, it was just me! I had also done the same Skin Peel on my mother at the same time I did mine and she was fine so, definitely just me!

I was advised to apply Petroleum Jelly aka Vaseline to my Skin which I did but it made it worse! At this point my Skin was getting worse and burning - I looked like I'd had some serious Laser treatment and was burnt! It was steroid time but not before I did a Dracula PRP Therapy treatment on myself!

I managed to take my own blood which for me I thought was going to be tricky as my best veins are in my right arm and I'm right handed but I managed it no bother :) This has got to be a huge achievement for me! lol

After I spun my blood and separated my Plasma, I smothered my face in it...I had no problem injecting it but I thought it would only aggravate it especially as I was injecting myself and my face felt so tight and hot!

The results were amazing. Straight away it eased the itchiness and by the next day the redness and bumps had reduced significantly. The power of the Stem Cell...

The top picture is me with the red lumpy bumpy itchy skin...The middle picture is me straight after applying Dracula PRP Therapy and the last picture is me a few days after where my Skin has fully healed.

Dracula PRP Therapy is an amazing treatment that is 100% Safe & Natural and is exclusive at the Claudia McGloin Clinic.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Patient Safety Awareness Week 8-14 March 2015

It's Patient Safety Awareness Week from the 8th - 14th March 2015.

Patient Safety isn't just limited to Public Health, it also encompasses Private Health Care as well.

The best advice that can be given is to RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH and never proceed with a procedure if you are 100% happy.

Get your Veins treated correctly from the beginning!

GP's are still telling their patients that Thread Veins are only Cosmetic and nothing to worry about. This is so NOT true!

FACT: - 9 out of 10 people with Thread Veins will have an underlying reflux and will need treatment for Varicose Veins! Remember that not all Varicose Veins are visible on the skin!

Everyone needs to have a Doppler and a consultation with a Medical Professional with Vascular experience before proceeding with any treatment on your Thread Veins.

Getting it right from the beginning will save you time and money!

Thankfully in Ireland, The Vein Clinic Ireland which is a sister clinic to the Claudia McGloin Clinic is dedicated and specialises in Veins!

Visit our website www.theveinclinicireland.com for further details on Vein Conditions, Treatments & Investigations.

Monday, 9 March 2015

ACE - Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 2015

We had a great time at the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 2015 which was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington in London on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March.

It was lovely to meet up with old colleagues and to meet new ones as well chat to distributors about new skin care products and treatments.

We also learned some valuable techniques for injecting Dermal Fillers courtesy of Dr Swift, a Plastic Surgeon from Canada. We were fortunate to attend a 3 hour Injectable Masterclass & the launch of Boletero Volume from Mertz.

We cannot wait to implement everything we've learned at the weekend :)

Roll on ACE 2016!!!

Galderma Aesthetics Academy Annual Conference 2015

We had a great day at the Galderma Aesthetics Academy Annual Conference 2015 held at The Royal College of Physicans in London on Friday 6th March.

It was lovely to catch up with old colleagues and meet new ones! A great networking event!

Looking forward to next years!