Saturday, 10 June 2017

Please vote for us 💜💜💜

We would be grateful if you could vote for us for Best Cosmetic Clinic at The Irish Hair & Beauty Awards 2017.

The link is below:

Thank you all so much for your support...Means a lot 💜💜💜


#claudiamcgloinclinic #sligo #irishhairandbeautyawards2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

Social Media Awards Finalist 2017

The Claudia McGloin Clinic were absolutely delighted to have been a finalist for Best use of Twitter for an SME at the Social Media Awards 2017.

We were honoured and humbled to be listed among the Top 10 businesses in Ireland - a huge achievement in itself as there are so many amazing businesses out there!

Sadly, we didn't win but there's always next year at the Sockies18! On top of being a finalist, Claudia McGloin was a judge at the Sockies17. 

We are looking forward to the Social Media Awards 2018 and fingers crossed will pick up a Sockie! 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Sockies 2017 nominations

We are absolutely delighted to hear that we've been nominated in 4 categories for the Social Media Awards 2017 known as the #sockies17

Our nominations:

  • Best Business Twitter Account
  • Use of Facebook by a Small Business 
  • Best Blog of an SME
  • Best use of Social Media by an SME

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sugar ages the skin!

Happy Easter 🐣 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news while you're all tucking into your chocolate BUT...

Eating too much sugar over time ages the skin, making it dull and more prone to wrinkles. This is due to a process called glycation. 

Eat chocolate in moderation & cut out sugars where you can e.g. In teas/coffees and on breakfast cereals. 

#skinsecrets #antiaging #wrinkles

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Interview for Shemazing on Lip Fillers

Claudia McGloin was interviewed for this feature on Lip Fillers for Shemazing where she discusses her own personal experience of botched lip fillers! 💉💋💉

This article also discusses the cosmetic cowboys offering cheap lip fillers, professionals who split syringes of filler and fake products on the Irish market. 💋💉💋

Safety is paramount so, please only choose reputable experienced medical professionals in clinics. Non health professionals cannot deal with complications such as Vascular Occlusions! 


For more information, please contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic on 0719140728 or email 

#lipfillers #cosmeticcowboys #sligo #claudiamcgloin

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Facial Thread Veins

THREAD VEINS otherwise known as Spider Veins, Broken Veins, Venous Flares, Broken Capillaries or Surface Veins are extremely common. Telangiectasia, the medical term are red or purple in colour and are visible on the skins surface. They can appear in clusters or as individual veins and are usually about 1-2mm. They are also Genetic and effect both men and women. 

Facial Thread Veins are usually found around the nose but can spread up onto the cheeks. These are very different to the Thread Veins that are found on the legs. 

Although they are called Thread Veins they are Dilated Capillary Networks from your Arteries (Arteries take blood from the heart to the rest of the body and Veins return blood to the heart). The blood inside them is more oxygenated and therefore appear brighter red in colour.

Facial skin tends to be much more sensitive than the skin on the legs, and is also exposed to daily elements like sun and wind. Facial Thread Veins can also be triggered by extremes of temperatures and are often a consequence of Rosacea. 

Effective treatment for Facial Thread Veins can usually be achieved by using one of the following treatments:

  • Advanced Electrolysis
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Laser

All of these treatments work by using heat to destroy the Blood Vessel. Injecting vessels on the face is NOT recommended! 

Thread Veins are generally harmless, but can, on rare occasions, be a symptom of other vascular issues. If you do happen to notice any thread veins, it's advisable to contact a medical professional with experience in skin conditions. 

For more details contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic on 0719140728 or visit the website

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Aesthetic Nurse of the Year 2017 Shortlist

I'm absolutely delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for Aesthetic Nurse of the Year 2017. Truly humbled to among an amazing category with 7 other nurses. 

Last year I was awarded Highly Commended Nurse of the Year 2016 and am the only Irish Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. 

The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards take place in The Langham Hotel, London in July at The White Party. 

Cannot wait to fly the flag again for Ireland and hopefully win the title this year. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Guest Editorial

Delighted to have been asked to write the guest editorial for Aprils edition of the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing on the new European Standards CEN in Aesthetics that have been adopted in Ireland. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Vitamin C and your Skin

Now that we are coming into spring and the weathers starting to improve, it's time to tackle our winter skin. Many will have noticed that their skin looks tired, dull and lack lustre. This is no surprise after winter weather, fires, heaters and air conditioning.

One of the best ways to tackle dull, tired and lack lustre skin is to add a Vitamin C serum into your daily skin routine. Easy peasy! 

Vitamin C can help to firm and brighten the skin while also evening out uneven skin tone and fading sun spots. 


New You by Claudia McGloin has a Professional Strength Vitamin C Serum called C-10. Use daily as part of your skincare routine.

This advanced signature C-10 serum used scientific and evidence based formulas, offering daily antioxidant protection. C-10 contains stabilised L-ascorbic acid which is a form of Vitamin C which is easily absorbed by the skin for greater potency. 

C-10 is one of 8 signature skincare products in the New You by Claudia McGloin Clinic range. 

This range was a finalist for Best Professional Skincare at the My Face My Body Awards in November 2016 in London. 

For more information on New You by Claudia McGloin, contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic direct on 0719140728 or email 

Visit our website for more details on all our procedures including our 4 New You by Claudia McGloin Bespoke Signature Facials. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Lip Lite Augmentation

Our signature Lip Lite Augmentation is a Less IS More enhancement to create the Perfect Pout that looks natural 💋💉💋


For more information on Dermal Lip Fillers contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic by calling 0719140728 or emailing 💜💜💜

#claudiamcgloinclinic #sligo #lipliteaugmentation #lipfillers

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Patient Service Award 2017

The Claudia McGloin Clinic are absolutely delighted to have been awarded with a Patient Services Award 2017 from WhatClinic.

The clinic have been consistent with Customer Service and dedication to Patients Service since we opened the clinic doors 5 years ago in December 2011. We have been awarded a Customer Service Award every year since opening and this is our 6th consecutive award.

We strive to be the very best at what we do and we are delighted with all of the reviews and comments that we have received over the years from our patients both publicly and privately. We appreciate that our patients don't want to publicly state what procedures they have had and we respect that.

We would like to thank all of our patients as we could not do this without you all. We are honoured that you chosen us to do your treatments and that's what makes us Sligo's Premier and one of Ireland's Leading Award Winning Medical Aesthetic Clinics.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are long, thin streaks or lines that can develop on the surface of the skin and are a form of scarring. Stretch marks are very common and can affect both men and women. Stretch marks cannot be prevented but there are a few tips that can be followed in order to reduce their development.

Stretch marks are medically referred to are Stria or Striae or Striae Gravidarum during pregnancy. Stretch marks don't look alike. They vary depending on how long y...ou've had them, what caused them, the location on your body and the skin type you have.

Areas most often affected by stretch marks are:
* abdomen
* buttocks
* thighs
* arms
* breasts
* shoulders

Anyone can get stretch marks but they tend to affect women more than men with around 9 out of 10 women getting stretch marks during pregnancy. It's estimated that around 7 in 10 women and 4 in 10 men develop stretch marks during puberty.

Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched extensively over a short period of time. The rapid stretching causes the Dermis (middle layer of skin) to break in places allowing the deeper skin layers to show through forming stretch marks.

The dermis is made up of strong, interconnected fibres that enable your skin to stretch as your body grows. If for example your abdomen grows rapidly over a short period, the fibres can become thin and over stretched and some may break. At that point where the skin fibres break, tiny tears develop which allow the blood vessels below to show through. This is why stretch marks are often red or purple when they first appear.

When the blood vessels eventually contract, the pale coloured fat underneath your skin will be visible and your stretch marks will change to a silvery white colour.

Stretch marks can occur:
* during pregnancy
* as a result of weight gain
* during puberty
* family history
* underlying health conditions
* prolonged medications

Symptoms of stretch marks
Before developing stretch marks the affected skin will become thin, flattened and thin. The area may also feel itchy. Stretch marks often appear slightly raised and may feel wrinkly before eventually flattening out. As the lines become flatter they will start to fade and will change colour. Stretch marks can appear in patches of parallel lines on your body. It can take years to fade and become less noticeable.

At the Claudia McGloin Clinic, we have successfully treated stretch marks using a couple of procedures. For more information call the call direct on 0719140728

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

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

More information can be found on:

Our website-

Facebook page -

Blog page -

Hope you enjoy Skin Secrets!

Claudia X

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Random Act of Kindness

A New Year means a New You 💜💜💜

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 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...'