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Aspire Clinic

Aspire Clinic

Aspire Clinic

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.

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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!”

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Judi before and after treatment at Aspire - September 2020

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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.

Best wishes

Jenny x

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’.

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1. Choose the right sort of mask

  • If you are using a reusable mask, make sure it is cotton and not synthetic. Natural fabrics are kinder to the skin.
  • Remember that breathable fabrics can filter the air in, so an extra layer of tightly woven cotton may be necessary.
  • If you are using single-use masks, opt for cotton-based ones.
  • If your skin is sensitive or prone to irritation, use a gentle barrier cream.

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2. A clean mask means clean skin

  • Masks should be washed after each use to destroy any bacteria that may come into contact with the skin.
  • Purchase a couple of masks so you can rotate and wash to avoid having to use a dirty mask.
  • To avoid skin irritation from detergents, you can wash your mask in boiling water without soap.
  • If using single-use masks, be strict with yourself and dispose of it after each use.
  • If you really need to reuse a single-use mask make sure you air it for 48 hours.
  • Make sure your hands are cleaning when touching your mask.

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3. Love your skin

  • Invest in your skin; you’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.
  • Learn as much as you can about your skin type and the sort of products you should be using.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Have make-up free days to give your skin a rest.
  • Stick to a skincare regime – ideally cleansing, toning and moisturising twice daily.
  • Not sure what you should be using? Book a free consultation with one of Aspire’s skin experts, who will take you through a step-by-step guide.

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4. Treat your skin to Vitamin C

  • Products containing Vitamin C are ideal for giving your skin that extra TLC.
  • Vitamin C speeds up the skin’s natural repair system.
  • Vitamin C reduces pigmentation.
  • Vitamin C evens skin tone.
  • Vitamin C retains moisture.
  • Vitamin C reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which protects the skin from the damage caused by harmful free radicals found in pollution and UVA and UVB rays. 
  • Purchase your Vitamin C products from the Aspire shop and get free delivery on all orders.

Look after your skin today and book a free consultation with one of Aspire’s skin experts, on 0118 931 3575 or email info@aspireclinic.com.

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:

  • We shall be reopening with reduced hours to coincide with off-peak travel times.
  • We shall have extended appointment times to minimise patient crossover and allow time for PPE and equipment to be cleaned and changed between appointments.
  • We have installed a hygiene station, where on arrival, patients must sanitise their hands.
  • We will greet patients with warm smiles rather than handshakes and hugs!
  • Patient temperature will then be taken and hands must be washed upon entering treatment rooms.
  • Clinicians will wear PPE.
  • Any staff feeling unwell or are showing symptoms will be asked not to come to work.
  • We will regularly clean door handles and shared surfaces with a powerful veridical/bacterial disinfectant during the day and after the clinic closes.
  • If you have been in contact with anybody or if you have had the Coronavirus or displayed any symptoms, please DO NOT come into the clinic for a minimum of two weeks following illness or symptoms.
  • The clinic will undergo deep cleaning throughout the week.
  • Home delivery of product orders can be arranged, please contact us to arrange.

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!

Book your appointment today.

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How to find us:

Once you have entered the Madejski Stadium complex, follow signs for the Conference Centre and football fan shop. Park in the car park next to the football fan shop and enter the building through the entrance to the right of the store. Go through the double doors towards the reception desk. Opposite the reception desk there is a lift. Take the lift up to the third floor, where you will arrive at Aspire’s reception area.