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Dermaplaning for baby soft skin

14 November 2017

Dermaplaning removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells revealing the lovely fresh, new skin below. It also removes the vellus hair, the very fine, soft hair that can cause skin to look fuzzy and dull.

Allison uses a special blade to take away the dead skin and hair and then applies a nourishing post-treatment balm while the skin is at its most receptive.

This treatment costs £50 and takes around half an hour from beginning to end. Please call 01226 491144 to book.


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Planning for the party season

5 September 2017

It seems way too early to be talking about it but the party season has a habit of sneaking up on you and it’s as well to plan your treatments ahead to get the timing just right. We made 8 appointments before 11:00 this morning!

It’s a good idea to have your treatment at least three weeks before a big occasion. That leaves enough time for your follow up/top up appointment and a week for any top ups to settle down. (Remember your follow up and tops ups are all included in the treatment price.)


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Allison at The Royal Garden Party

22 June 2017

Earlier this month we attended the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace where we met some amazing people from all walks of life.

It was a very sunny day and lots of people were feeling the heat but Allison was as elegant as ever.


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Roberts and McCarron are to be married!

19 June 2017

Today I proposed to Allison and she said yes! So, to add to this fantastic year we now have a wedding to plan.

We won’t be changing the clinic name to “McCarron McCarron” though. I’ve insisted that we keep the “Roberts” in honour of Allison’s brilliant career.


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Allison with Dr Christian Jessen today

7 June 2017

Allison with Dr Christian Jessen at the Galderma conference today.

Dr Jessen is best known for presenting TV shows such as Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize V Superskinny but today he was speaking in his role as an Aesthetics Practitioner.


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More great news!

29 April 2017

We now have exclusivity covering much of Yorkshire on PCA Skin’s luxury medical skincare range.

PCA Skin was voted No1 medical skincare range in the USA. Over 1,000,000 peels alone are performed each year using PCA.

These are pharmaceutical grade products for in-clinic use by medical professionals only.

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Great news!

10 April 2017

Allison is now on the national board of The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses.

The BACN is the largest Professional Association for nurses carrying out cosmetic treatments in the UK. It operates under a strict Code of Conduct in order to ensure patient safety across all treatments undertaken by its members.

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So busy!

1 March 2017

Despite traditionally being a quiet month in beauty February was our busiest month ever. March is already filling up and looks set to beat it. Today was our busiest day ever even though we had two cancellations.

24 new clients have been to see Allison in the last 17 days! 8 in the last 3!

Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and lip fillers remain our most popular treatments. Don’t forget that consultations, follow up appointments and top-ups are all free :)

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The importance of continued skills development

2 February 2017

One of the most essential requirements of an expert aesthetic practitioner is the ongoing development of their skills. Only by engaging in a busy programme of continued improvement is it possible to offer clients the most up-to-date treatment methods performed by the most knowledgeable and skilled aesthetitician.

Allison regularly attends masterclasses around the country and is Harley Street trained in advanced filler and Botulinum Toxin techniques.

Allison at the BACN conference.

Allison attending a talk at the Royal Society of Medicine in London

26 October 2016

The field of clinical cosmetics is constantly evolving and it’s very important that developments in products and techniques are shared between fellow professionals.

Today Allison attended a talk with live demonstrations and hands-on training at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Amongst the procedures covered were the very latest methods in Botox therapy and dermal fillers.


Allison at the BACN conference.

Allison at the BACN Conference with Chairman, Paul Burgess.

23 September 2016

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses is the largest Professional Association for nurses carrying out cosmetic treatments in the UK. It operates under a strict code of conduct in order to ensure patient safety across all treatments undertaken by its members.

The BACN Charter Mark indicates that a clinic has met a list of strict criteria and is working under the BACN Code of Conduct. Only BACN members who have fulfilled all of the agreed criteria for membership and conduct and are current members may display this mark.

Finally, a way to renew both layers of your skin.

21 August 2016

Why should we care about what’s happening below the surface of our skin? Because the epidermis (the upper layer) is thin and transparent so the dermis (the lower layer) plays a large part in our appearance.

Most of us know that the surface layer of our skin (the epidermis) continually renews itself. Unfortunately the lower layer (the dermis) does not. At least not naturally.

But there is a way to trick the dermis into renewing itself. This method is called microneedling. All the stars are doing it and it’s here to stay.

Dermapen Microneedling.

Feeling too old to be beautiful?

26 July 2016

Carmen Dell’Orefice turned 85 last month.

Generally accepted to be the world’s oldest working model, Carmen first appeared in Vogue in 1946 and has been cover girl four times. She still appears in advertising campaigns and the world’s top fashion magazines.

Carmen puts her health and vitality down to a good sleep, a good swim and not worrying about her age.

Protect your skin from the one thing that ages it more than any other.

20 July 2016

Much of the outward evidence of skin aging is down to collagen depletion and nothing causes collagen depletion more than exposure to sunlight. And you don’t have to sunbathe for this to happen, harmful rays are bouncing around and attacking your skin from sun up to sundown all day every day, even in winter.

Use a moisturiser with a sunscreen added every day and always use a sunscreen with a good SPF when out on sunny days.

Get your chocolate fix without all the fat and sugar.

10 July 2016

Chocolate (cocoa) is really good for you. So are bananas and so is milk. So here’s a great way to get your chocolate fix and stay healthy. This will make two big glasses of choc/banana milkshake at 200 calories each. These drinks are actually meals.

Blend 400ml of semi-skimmed milk, one banana and two heaped teaspoons of cocoa. That’s it. Enjoy :)

The loveliest cancellation call.

4 July 2016

I’ve just taken a call from a lady who had to cancel her appointment but said, “I will be rebooking though. Allison is just wonderful. She’s so kind, she’s so gentle, she puts you at ease, she’s just wonderful.”

It’s so gratifying to know that people appreciate Allison’s lovely nature.