In February 2020, 71-year-old local resident Judi, tripped on a rug whilst letting her dog out into the garden. As she fell, she was unable to put her hand out to cushion her fall, and her head hit the coffee table as she went down.
The impact of the fall was catastrophic, and following many hospital visits, Judi was left with a haematoma larger than a golf ball and, what the doctor described as a ‘tattoo bruise’ that would never go.
Judi immediately after the fall - February 2020
As the swelling subsided, Judi was also left with a huge dent in her cheekbone, which had literally ‘caved in’ on impact.
Over the following months Judi became hugely conscious of how her face looked with ‘a large hole in it’, and her confidence was severely rocked to the point she didn’t want to go out:
“I think I was one of the few people who didn’t mind wearing a facemask during lockdown, as it meant I could hide my injury.”
Knowing how upset Judi was by the results of her injury, a friend introduced her to Jenny O’Neill, Aspire’s Director.
Jenny listened to Judi’s story, and following examination, she felt confident she could help Judi by restoring the contour of her cheek using dermal fillers.
“People often think dermal fillers are just for those wanting larger lips or sharper cheek bones, but fillers are actually a fantastic solution to positive ageing, replacing volume and defining the facial structure when cheeks and jowls start to sag. And as in Judi’s case, they are also the perfect non-surgical solution to address significant dents in the face caused by injury or scarring. Judi is a beautiful woman, and I knew by repairing her injury, I could give her back her confidence.”
Having never had any sort of facial treatment, Judi was extremely nervous. However, she was surprised how comfortable the procedure was and she was amazed and delighted with the outcome of her treatment:
“Jenny was amazing and did such a fantastic job! The results gave me back my confidence so that I barely think about the injury these days. I feel having this done has enabled me to return to being my normal, busy, bubbly self. I can’t thank her enough!”
Judi before and after treatment at Aspire - September 2020
Judi celebrating her 72nd birthday - September 2020
Thank you for your continued commitment and trust in Aspire Clinic.
As a result of the government’s latest guidance, we shall be postponing all treatments until after this second lockdown is lifted.
All existing bookings for treatments from Thursday 5th November will be rescheduled, and we shall be in touch with everyone individually with new appointment times.
Throughout this period, Aspire Clinic will remain open for online consultations and our experts will be on hand to continue to give our patients any advice and support required.
We wish you and your families good health and happiness during these uncertain times.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Whether it’s required as part of your work, travelling on public transport, or worn whilst shopping, facemasks are rapidly becoming the new normal.
But what does this mean for the skin under the facemask?
With skin covered up for long periods of time, the air is not able to circulate and the skin is unable to breathe. Surface bacteria, such as sweat, moisture and makeup can build up behind the mask, and be left lying on the skin for hours. This, along with the fabric of the masks rubbing against the skin, can cause the area around your chin, mouth and nose to become inflamed and sore, prone to dryness, friction and irritation rashes, and acne breakouts.
Aspire’s skin experts have come up with 4 great tips to help protect your skin and avoid what is becoming commonly known as ‘Maskne’.
1. Choose the right sort of mask
2. A clean mask means clean skin
3. Love your skin
4. Treat your skin to Vitamin C
No one could ever have imagined the events of 2020 and the devastating global pandemic that has faced us all. And for the first time in our ten-year history, on March 23rd 2020, Aspire Clinic, along with every other non-essential business in the UK, had to close its doors.
More than three months later, the UK is starting to reopen and businesses are beginning to operate once again. And for Aspire Clinic, we are excited to announce that we shall be reopening on Monday 6th July.
However, COVID-19 means that we all now need to adapt to a new way of working and a new normal. We all have to do our bit to ensure that the pandemic is controlled and the virus is prevented from spreading as much as possible.
Patient and staff wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. Aspire Clinic has implemented stringent measures to comply with social distancing guidelines and to protect the safety of both patients and staff.
Our plan to protect you is as follows:
Due to the reduction in the number of patients we are able to treat daily and the demand for appointments, Aspire Clinic is now operating a £25 non-refundable deposit system to secure appointments. Your deposit will be deducted from your final bill.
We are currently offering complimentary video consultations via Zoom. These are an opportunity to meet with one of Aspire’s expert practitioners to discuss any treatments you may be interested in from the safety and comfort of your own home. Book your free consultation today.
We appreciate all of the support we have had from our loyal patients during this unprecedented time, and for that we thank you! We continue to follow the advice of the Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer and will endeavour to keep you regularly updated.
Finally, we look forward to seeing you in clinic soon!