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Royston Animal Welfare appeal.

9 November 2019

This year we made the decision not to enter, or allow ourselves to be entered, into any awards. We will, instead, be making much better use of the money we would have spent attending ceremonies by donating £1,000 to Royston Animal Welfare. We invite our friends to donate in this pound-for-pound appeal.

Royston Animal Welfare rescue cats and dogs in Barnsley and the broader South Yorkshire area and find them loving, permanent homes. They’re staffed by volunteers and depend entirely on donations and other fundraising for the money to keep going.

Please feel free to join us in this pound-for-pound fundraiser and help them make a difference for animals who really need our help.

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Roberts and McCarron got married!

27 July 2018

A week ago today Allison and Don were married at Carlton Towers in North Yorkshire. It was a fabulous day from beginning to end.

Thank you so much to everyone for your best wishes. The goodwill we’ve felt from all of our clients has been overwhelming.

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We’re moving to our super new premises.

4 July 2018

From the beginning of August all of Allison’s treatments will be carried out at our super new, dedicated premises a little nearer town. It’s a lovely, air-conditioned building in a quiet spot with private parking directly outside.

In the meantime, for the rest of July, Allison continues to take appointments for our clinic at Gems Beauty Studios.

We’ll keep everyone informed and there will be an announcement regarding the launch event. See you there.

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Aesthetics Awards here we come!

3 September 2018

We’ve been chosen as finalists for the Aesthetic Awards Best Clinic in the North of England!

It’s such an honour to be recognised as among the best clinics in the country and a very gratifying recognition of Allison’s dedication to her clients.

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Great news! There will soon be an injection for under-chin fat!

22 July 2018

BELKYRA is the UK name for Kybella a revolutionary new treatment produced by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juverderm.

This exciting new treatment is designed to precisely target and dissolve fat beneath the chin, a great new way to treat this difficult area. It’s showing significant results in over 90% of patients.


We expect Belkyra to be passed for use in the UK towards the end of 2018. If you’d like to know as soon as this treatment is available please let us know via our contact page HERE.

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Our training courses go from strength to strength!

16 June 2018

Another Six Course Package long weekend is underway and once again our students are loving it!

Allison is so engaging and generous with her knowledge and the small groups mean our students can really get involved and interact.

Our students, who began yesterday, will finish on Monday with CPD and insurer-approved qualifications in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lip Augmentation, Chemical Peels and Microneedling. They’ll also be fully prepared to begin their practices by our Medical Aesthetics Practice Management Course.


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More lovely reviews from our guest book

28 May 2018

“Had my lip fillers with Allison. I am so impressed with how professional she is. LOVE MY LIPS. Thank you”

“Cheek filler and lips by Allison. I absolutely love the results, so natural, no “fake look” that I feared. Such a lovely lady and incredibly professional. Thank you. I’ll be back!”

“Allison is a lovely lady. I am impressed with my treatments. Thank you.”


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April was our busiest month ever!

2 May 2018

I love talking to new clients and hearing that Allison was recommended to them by a friend. So many of our clients are now coming to us this way.

Allison is committed to constantly developing her skills and making sure her clients have the best possible experience and results and this is reflected in the way people talk about her to their friends.

Thank you so much to everyone who is recommending us. We really do appreciate it.

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Why are more and more young people choosing Botox?

21 March 2018

We’re all aware of the properties of Botox as a treatment for established wrinkles but how many knew that Botox is even more effective as a preventative measure? Well, it seems an increasing number of young people are beginning to understand that, rather than treating wrinkles after they’ve formed, it’s better to get in early and prevent them from forming in the first place.

Botox relaxes the muscle activity that causes our faces to make lines. Its ability to smoothe out active lines has made it the world’s most popular aesthetic treatment. But, by beginning Botox treatment before these lines have begun to form it’s possible to stop the clock and prevent them from forming almost indefinitely.

The appeal of Botox as a preventative is only just reaching public perception but we believe, sooner or later, it’s set to explode.


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My favourite picture of Allison.

26 January 2018

I love this picture of Allison which was taken when she was hosting the Mayor in her role as President of The Inner Wheel last year.

The photo was treated using an app.


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The truth about “No needle, no pain Botox alternatives”

17 January 2018

It hardly seems possible to look at Facebook or open a beauty magazine without seeing something about a “pain free, no needle Botox alternative”. This claim suggests two things: Firstly, that Botox injections are painful and secondly that there is such a thing as a Botox alternative.

Botulinum Toxin A relaxes muscles restricting the movements that cause active lines. This not only greatly reduces the appearance of active lines but also stops the worsening of existing static lines and the formation of new ones. This effect normally lasts for 3-4 months. There is no alternative treatment that can do this. Creams may hydrate and plump the skin for a few hours but they won’t stop you forming active lines and they won’t stop you making new static lines.

The needle used for Botox injections is tiny and looks nothing like those pictured in some ads designed to frighten you. Allison’s clients regularly tell her they hardly felt a thing, in fact many are surprised to be told the treatment has finished – they were waiting for the pain to start.

There are some great products and treatments out there but they can’t do what Botox can do.  And if you’re worried about needles or pain then please read our reviews here >

If you’d like to pop in for a chat with Allison about any of our treatments please call or message. Consultation is free and there’s no obligation. Allison will take a look, listen to your concerns, advise on your options and answer any questions you have.

Contact us >


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Happy New Year everyone!

31 December 2017

Well that’s another year gone and it’s been a pretty good one.

The highlight of our year was the engagement of Roberts and McCarron. Allison had no idea it was coming. So now we have a wedding to plan!

We’ve worked really hard this year but it hasn’t felt like work. Our clinics continue to go from strength to strength with so many clients now coming by recommendation.

In the new year we’ll be launching our training programmes and medical supplies service. We’re really looking forward to helping new practitioners develop their practices. If we can pass on just a little of Allison’s skill, professionalism and gentleness I know there will be some great successes.

Happy new year to all our lovely clients and those who will become clients in 2018. We hope the year is kind to you.


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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.


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