UK obsession with looking good proves pretty lucrative for Edinburgh cosmetic clinic

Dermal Clinic reports double digit annual growth 

An Edinburgh cosmetic clinic is reporting annual double digit growth as consumer interest in health and beauty procedures continues to advance at pace.
Dermal Clinic recorded its best monthly revenues in June with sales up 49% year-on-year – contributing strongly to the anticipated annual sales growth of more than 20%.
The clinic, managed by husband and wife Jarrod and Jackie Partridge together with clinic manager Daniel Foxcroft, is attributing the impressive figures to its commitment to high quality and safe customer care, and its team of leading clinicians and practitioners.
Jackie Partridge, who has a BSc in Professional Practice (Foundation in Dermatology) and who was named Best Independent Nurse Prescriber at The Look Awards 2016, has also played a key role in the Government’s drive to require all independent clinics in Scotland to be registered and regulated.
Jarrod Partridge said: “Since starting the business in 2007 we have enjoyed double digit growth each year.
“We’re proud to have 1000’s of clients on our books – many coming from outside Edinburgh and Scotland – and demand for our services is showing no let up this year as evidenced from our 38% spike in year-to-year revenues in March and a 49% rise in June.”
Dermal Clinic employs 10 staff and provides a range of treatments covering plastic surgery consultations, weight loss, facial aesthetics and skin treatments.
Partridge added that with the UK cosmetic industry – which has an estimated value of £17billion – expected to surge by 16% in 2016, Dermal Clinic has been positioned to take advantage of the ever growing consumer confidence and interest in procedures.
He said: “We aim to provide a wide range of services to suit every individual. Our most important asset, however, is our staff. They are all experts in their field, providing unrivalled expertise which is so important, particularly as more and more people look to take up cosmetic procedures for the first time.
“We have invested heavily in appointing high quality staff to widen our service offering. From the start of 2015 we’ve employed the services of a consultant dermatologist, a GP, a vascular consultant, a reiki master & life coach, an aesthetician and a clinical psychologist as well as developing a highly skilled team of aestheticians.
“We are well placed to continue our growth and to maintain our policy of recruiting talented, locally-based people.”
Dermal Clinic, located in Edinburgh’s Church Hill Place, has picked up more than 20 awards, including Silver in the Best Clinic in UK at the Aesthetic Awards.
Jackie Partridge was appointed to the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Programme Board as a representative for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) to consult on the introduction of new legislation to regulate independent clinics.
The new legislation required independent clinics – who provide non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox®, dermal fillers, laser eye surgery as well as private midwives and private dental care professionals amongst others – to register with Healthcare Improvement Scotland from 1 April 2016. From April 2017 they will be inspected and subject to potential recommendations or enforcement action.
Partridge, who was also awarded Best Cosmetic Nurse at the 2015 Medical Cosmetic Awards Bronze and Best Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in the UK at 2015 Aesthetic Awards, is also in demand for her expertise in the sector – within the last three months she has taught more than 500 doctors, nurses and dentists at Aesthetics Academies held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians in London.
Her busy schedule for 2016 includes teaching commitments in Coventry, Glasgow and Ireland.
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