Free consultation, check-ups and top-ups.

Free Consulation   Thorough consultation is an essential part of any aesthetic treatment. Allison will always listen to her clients’ concerns, assess their skin and run through everything they need to know before starting a new treatment. Some clients aren’t sure...

What does “Botox” mean?

Everyone’s heard the word but a surprising number of people don’t know what “Botox” actually is. It’s probably best to start by saying what Botox isn’t.   It isn’t dermal fillers. So many people associate the word Botox with lip and dermal fillers but the...

Are you afraid of needles?

One thing we hear a lot when discussing Botox with clients is that they’re afraid of needles or they think it will hurt. People imagine great long needles going deep into their faces and these concerns aren’t helped by images like these used by magazines and beauty...

Do selfies make you look older?

Do selfies make you look older? Well, according to Rajiv Grover, plastic surgeon and President of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), yes, they do. In an interview with The Telegraph Grover said 17% of his clients mention selfie culture in...

Questions and answers from a recent interview

Here are a few questions and answers from a transcript of an interview I did for an online directory. Don McCarron.   What do you think makes a good skin clinic? Apart from the obvious things like scrupulous professionalism a good skin clinic should always put...

Why you should never compare yourself to others

Whenever we try to be better we inevitably compare ourselves to others but you should only compare with yourself. Here’s why. In most of the issues we address on these pages there are three contributory factors at play. Obviously what you do, the actions you...

Look who’s microneedling.

Celebrities are uniquely placed to be offered all the best skin care advice and treatments so it makes sense to keep an eye on what they’re up to. One treatment that’s very popular amongst celebrities is microneedling and it looks to be here to stay. The...

Dermapen microneedling comes to Barnsley

Roberts McCarron Skin Clinic has raised the bar for microneedling in Barnsley by introducing Dermapen, the state of the art in microneedling. How does microneedling work? As we get older the collagen in our skin depletes at an alarming rate. Microneedling promotes the...

Turn back the clock with microneedling

What makes our skin start to look old? The answer is below the surface. Your skin consists of two basic layers, the dermis (the lower level) and the epidermis (the surface level). The cells of the epidermis renew themselves quite quickly. They are constantly being...

Turn your body into a round-the-clock calorie furnace

Most people understand the calorie intake/calorie expenditure balance that determines the rate of our fat loss. In the very broadest terms this is what happens. You take in energy through your mouth, this is processed by your body, some is delivered for immediate...

Botox in your twenties?

When most people think of Botox they think of the process of smoothing out existing wrinkles but how many of us fully appreciate its unrivalled usefulness as a wrinkle preventer? Should you have Botox in your twenties? Frown lines, forehead furrows and crows’ feet are...

Does sweating burn calories?

Here we address one of the most misunderstood health questions on the internet. It’s almost impossible to find the truth amongst all of the authoritative (mostly American) websites that claim that sweating doesn’t burn calories. And the irony is that many of them...

Why you should never drink tap water

Proper hydration is of the utmost importance to our well-being and yet it’s something we need to be constantly encouraged to do. We all know by now that we should be drinking at least two litres of water a day but so few of us actually hydrate enough. Every function...

Dispelling the myths about Clinical Aesthetics

When considering clinical aesthetics some people are understandably concerned by some of the images we see in the press, on TV and on the internet. I decided to write this article following a conversation I had with the husband of a client of ours who was booked in...

If you think you can’t you’re probably right

If you think you can’t you’re probably right. It sounds like a throwaway phrase but there’s a meaning there that’s fundamental to achievement. How often have you heard someone say, “I can’t stop smoking” or “I can’t lose weight”? People use the words “I can’t” when...

Your daily 60 second home facelift

Here’s something you’ll love that you can do at home in around 60 seconds. I first heard about this a long time ago. Back then it was Steve McQueen who was extolling its virtues but now, apparently, lots of celebs are doing it. For once it’s not complicated, it’s not...