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16/May/2019

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The government’s Department of Health & Social Care has launched a new campaign to help clients make safe and informed choices about cosmetic procedures. 

The department’s press release explains the reason for this initiative, saying:

“The campaign comes amid a rise in demand for procedures including BOTOX® and dermal fillers and growth in unregulated companies offering cheaper services.”

Concerns have been growing about the risks that clients are exposed to in a market which lacks regulation. Many clients assume that practitioners are medically qualified and trained in aesthetic procedures, yet there are no current requirements for this and it is quite legal to inject BOTOX®, dermal filler or lip fillers without having any relevant qualification or training.

As botulinum toxin is a prescription medicine, there are requirements for this to be prescribed for the individual patient, but there is evidence that this doesn’t always happen either. Dermal fillers require non prescription.

As the press release explains:

“The campaign comes amid concerns about the number of women experiencing serious side effects or other harms. It encourages people to choose a suitably qualified and professional practitioner for their treatment.”

Another concern relates to the growth in demand:

“The increasing affordability of cosmetic procedures, celebrity endorsement and the growth of social media have resulted in a significant increase in the number of women having Botox, dermal fillers or surgical interventions such as liposuction or breast augmentation in recent years.

The press release explains that this is making the market more competitive with inappropriately aggressive marketing, discounting and unregulated companies offering cheaper services.

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price said:

“Many people don’t think fully about the consequences – both physical and mental – of having a cosmetic procedure. These are serious treatments, and you should think carefully before you leap in.

She continued

“…we also need people to do their homework on the company or individual carrying out the procedure – if a deal looks too good to be true, then don’t be afraid to walk away. The consequences of botched procedures can be dreadful.”

NHS Advice on Cosmetic Procedures

The government has compiled new advice, published on nhs.uk, which lays out the key points for awareness and consideration before having cosmetic injections:

  1. Be clear about why you want to change the way you look
  2. Speak to an expert about the procedure – book a consultation with a practitioner to discuss your requirements and learn what to expect
  3. Do your research on the procedure you’re interested in
  4. Understand all the costs involved – including any aftercare and future maintenance
  5. Choose a reputable, safe and qualified practitioner who is trained, experienced and has correct insurance
  6. Ask questions to get as much information as you can on the procedure, products and potential issues
  7. Be cautious with social media as ‘Social media influencers are usually paid to advertise the service’
  8. Take time to think it through and make the right decision. You should be offered a cooling-off period after your consultation
  9. Remember, you can walk away if you’re not completely comfortable

Find the full NHS guidelines at

Our Credentials

Quinn Clinics welcomes these new guidelines to help protect clients. The standards outlined are all in evidence at our Bristol skin treatments clinic.

  • Practitioners are fully qualified doctors who have additional training and extensive experience in providing cosmetic treatments. Our doctors carry out regular treatments. Dr John Quinn who founded Quinn Clinics has worked in aesthetic medicine since 2005 including a stint at Harley Medical Group and SKIN. He set up Quinn Clinics, his own aesthetic company, in 2006
  • Our clinic is fully registered with the CQC and managed to high standards of clinical excellence as well as customer service
  • Consultations are with the doctor who will carry out treatment. This will include full discussion with the client about what they are looking to achieve and why. Our doctors will give sensible advice and may even advise against a procedure if they believe it is not in the client’s best interest
  • Costs are fully explained at the consultation, including how long results are likely to last before the procedure needs repeating. Cosmetic injection products are sourced from reputable UK pharmacies and Quinn Clinics only use top brand products such as BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® by Allergan
  • Customer satisfaction is extremely high. We currently have 46 reviews on Google, all giving a full 5* rating. Many of our clients have been visiting regularly for many years and we frequently see new patients who come to us via recommendation
  • No pressure to go ahead straightaway – clients are welcome to ask questions, do as much research as they need and think everything through to be sure they want to go ahead

Cosmetic Injections at Quinn Clinics

Find out more about the cosmetic injections offered at our Bristol skin treatment clinic:

Cosmetic & Anti-Ageing Injections

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

frown lines treatmentBOTOX® (Botulinum toxin type A) is the world’s most popular non-surgical treatment. After 30 years of aesthetic and medical use, manufacturer Allergan plc has announced that is has now produced over 100 million vials of the product – 2 significant milestones. 

BOTOX® has a host of aesthetic and therapeutic uses.

The most popular and well–known is its use for aesthetic anti-ageing treatments, tackling the signs of ageing in 3 main areas:

  • Glabellar lines – those vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows especially when frowning
  • Forehead lines – horizontal wrinkles that are even more noticeable with eyebrow movement
  • Crow’s feet or laughter lines around the eyes, especially when smiling

BOTOX® Anti-Ageing Injections

However, BOTOX® has a host of medical uses as well.

Quinn Clinics also offer BOTOX® treatment for sweat reduction or hyperhidrosis – a condition which causes misery and embarrassment for patients not only in the warmer months but year round. Injecting botulinum toxin into the underarm area dries up the excess sweat problem within a few days and gives patients months of relief.

Other less well known uses of BOTOX® include use by healthcare practitioners to treat various neurology and urology conditions such as:

  • Crossed eyes, also known as strabismus, twitching or spasm of the eyelids or lazy eye
  • Chronic migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Drooling
  • Muscle contractions

These are specialist medical uses not available at our Bristol clinic, but it illustrates how potentially powerful BOTOX® can be for therapeutic use as well as cosmetic.

The principle by which BOTOX® works remains the same for all procedures – that is to relax the muscles by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles. So it seems likely that scientists will find more uses for this drug in the future; as Allergan continues to work with researchers, scientists and doctors to find new medical uses for botulinum toxin.

Mitchell Brin, SVP Global Drug Development & Chief Scientific Officer at Allergan said:

“After 30 years of studying this drug we have a large safety database and based upon our understanding of the mechanism of action and the safety profile, we are now moving into other disorders that I would say that two decades ago I would not have anticipated going into.”

BOTOX® Safety

There are 148 clinical trials supporting the safety profile and quality of BOTOX®.

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

Fat Freezing Treatment

For women who are unhappy with their ‘mummy tummy’ area, CoolSculpting offers a noninvasive alternative.

It’s an area where any excess fat tends to easily accumulate, yet the stomach can also be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting uses intense cold to destroy excessive stores of fat for a leaner body shape.

CoolSculpting for Women Results

Female Abdomen/Tummy

The results below show significant reduction in the amount of fat stored. The belly is flatter and less round at the front while the waistline is neater and more defined.

For this patient, CoolSculpting was the ideal complement to sensible diet and regular exercise by targeting the most troublesome and resistant area.

before and after coolsculpting abs

CoolSculpting Bristol

CoolSculpting is a top brand of cryolipolysis – also known as ‘fat freezing’ and a form of non-surgical liposuction. Using special equipment, the treatment uses intense cold to destroy the excess fat cells in the targeted area. Over the following weeks, these are naturally expelled by the body’s normal metabolic processes, gradually reducing the amount of fat in the treated area. As this is a gradual process, it takes around 12 weeks for the full and final result to be completed. Tests indicate that CoolSculpting® treatment can reduce lower abdominal fat cells by 27% after six months – and the good news is once destroyed, they’re gone for good.

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment – it is designed to tackle specific localised areas of fat. The midriff is one of the most popular areas for treatment, as it is an area so many struggle with but also an area which can very effectively be targeted using this treatment option

CoolSculpting is available at Quinn Clinics in Redland, Bristol.

  • Safer than surgery
  • Targets localised areas of stubborn fat
  • Destroyed fat cells are permanently removed
  • In-clinic treatment
  • Pain-free

CoolSculpting

QUINN CLINICS

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser, radio-frequency and the M22 multiple skin technology system for a host of sophisticated, combined treatment results.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment.


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16/May/2019

Safe & Effective Fat Freezing Treatment

A BBC survey has suggested that nearly 50% of men aged 18-30 might consider having a procedure with 34% wanting a better stomach and chest. 

The perfect torso may appeal but it can be very hard to achieve through diet and exercise, while cosmetic surgery for ‘man boobs’ is a drastic step as well as costly.

Now CoolSculpting offers an alternative noninvasive option for tackling excessive fatty deposits on the torso

CoolSculpting is far safer than surgery and faster than diet and exercise (although it should not be seen as an alternative to a healthy lifestyle!).

Also referred to as ‘fat freezing’, ‘cryolipolysis’ or ‘non-surgical liposuction’, the treatment uses intense cold to destroy the excess fat cells that can build up.

Tests indicate that CoolSculpting® treatment can reduce lower abdominal fat cells by 27% after six months – and the good news is once destroyed, they’re gone for good. After freezing treatment, the body’s natural processes metabolise and expel the fat cells to get rid of them completely. They don’t move elsewhere and don’t reappear (although a healthy diet does need to be maintained to avoid buildup of new fat).

CoolSculpting for Men Results

MALE FLANKS/SIDES

This patient was keen to reduce the slight bulginess of excess fat around his middle in order to create a leaner and more toned shape. Despite regular gym sessions and good diet, this area had not responded as he wished. The results show much smoother shape with visible reduction in fat.

before and after male coolsculpting

CoolSculpting Bristol

CoolSculpting is available at Quinn Clinics in Redland, Bristol.

CoolSculpting

QUINN CLINICS

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser, radio-frequency and the M22 multiple skin technology system for a host of sophisticated, combined treatment results.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment.


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16/May/2019

Some acne sufferers believe that their skin is better in the summer.

summer acne

Now this ‘urban myth’ is backed by scientific evidence. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has shown that acne symptoms tended to clear up in the summer months, so more patients presented as clear or almost clear. However, the research also showed that a greater number of sufferers found that things get worse in the winter, so that the winter season saw the highest proportion of patients with moderate or severe acne.

Clear/Almost Clear Moderate/Severe Acne
Spring 16.5% 42.6%
Summer 16.7% 41.3%
Autumn 17.5% 41.9%
Winter 13.5% 45.9%

The study suggested that the seasonal warmth and exposure to daylight are beneficial to the skin while the winter temperatures and comparative lack of daylight are less beneficial.

Sunbathing for Acne?

While this study suggests that acne is improved in the summer months, experts are keen to stress that acne sufferers should be cautious about viewing sun exposure as a treatment for acne.

Over exposure to the sun can not only irritate the skin but also expose it to a range of other issues from premature ageing to an increased risk of skin cancer.

Wearing a good sunscreen is vital to protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Acne sufferers may need to choose formulations for sensitive skin, but it should always be worn.

Other Acne Treatments

For patients who struggle with acne, the latest skin technology now offers some potentially helpful treatments. Dr John Quinn, founder of Quinn Clinics in Bristol, offers a consultation which includes a review of the skin and diagnosis before recommending the best way forward.

Quinn Clinics based in Bristol has a range of advanced skin technology and potential treatment solutions. Just some of the treatment options offered at the clinic include:

  • Exfoliation: Skin peels or microdermabrasion help to remove excess oil and strip away buildup of dead skin cells. They can be a boost to acne-prone skin
  • IPL treatmentIntense pulsed light (IPL) treatment can be effective by working on the bacteria that cause acne as well as promoting healing
  • Laser treatmentLaser energy can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing and healthier skin
  • Dermaroller micro-needling: The creation of mini ‘wounds’ boosts the skin’s own regeneration, promoting healing
  • Cosmeceutical skincare: Daily use of advanced products with active ingredients can help the skin over a longer period

 

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

Visia facial scan

This month is the ideal time to start work on refreshing your complexion for the summer as Quinn Clinics are offering a FREE 3 dimensional facial analysis with every course of GeneO+ facials purchased. 

A 3D facial analysis gives amazing insight into the condition of your skin. It gives you a real objective view of your face and neck from every possible angle and enables you to see detailed images of the profile and structure.

The camera also assesses the condition of the skin, highlighting issues including pigmentation, lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, enlarged pores, redness, acne, broken capillaries/veins and sun damage.

The Visia 3D facial analysis is normally included in the ‘Enhanced Consultation‘ with Dr John Quinn at Quinn Clinics.

However, this month, it is included free of charge for clients purchasing a course of GeneO+ 4 in 1 facials.

GeneO+ Advanced 4 in 1 Facial

GeneO+ combines four processes in one facial for fabulously radiant skin. It is the ideal way to boost tired skin after winter and get a fresh face for summer! The facial includes:

  • Exfoliation of the outer layer of skin – whisking away dead skin cells, debris and excess oil to reveal fresher skin beneath and prepare the skin to receive active nutrients
  • Infusion of unique revitalizing formulas – essential nutrients, which are readily absorbed by the skin after exfoliation
  • Oxygenation generated from within – the GeneO+ machine works to produce countless minute C02 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface. The Geneo+ applicator is designed to degas the CO2 bubbles from the gel and infuse them into the epidermis. The frequency and amplitudes are specifically designed to:
    • Produce a kinetic force that optimises the chemical reaction generating CO2 bubbles.
    • Enable optimal penetration of CO2 bubbles into the epidermis, resulting in optimal absorption of the infusion of essential nutrients
  • Tightening & contouring – radiofrequency is used to stimulate fibroblast activity to produce collagen formulation and immediately tighten collagen fibres for tissue retraction in the skin.

GeneO+ 4 in 1 Facial

Special Offer

During April 2019, Quinn Clinics offer combines a Free Visia 3D skin analysis with a course of Geneo+ facials.

  • 1 Visis 3d Skin Analysis free of charge with a Course of GeneO+ Facials
  • Offer applies when you book before 30th April 2019.
  • Please mention this offer when booking.
  • Consultations are required prior to treatment.

The offer is detailed in full on our special offers page which includes terms of the offer. Standard terms and conditions always apply.
Special Offers

QUINN CLINICS

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser, radio-frequency and the M22 multiple skin technology system for a host of sophisticated, combined treatment results.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment.


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16/May/2019

Quinn Clinics’ latest 5* review on Yell.com describes the clinic as better than Harley Street!

Jo wrote:

Quinn Clinics Reviews“OUTSTANDING RESULTS Every aspect of this clinic is 5 stars!

“The staff are friendly, approachable but professional.

“The clinic itself is beautifully set out.

“I’ve had a number of cosmetic procedures here and can in all honesty say Dr Quinn is amazing at what he does!

“We are lucky to have this clinic here in Bristol, I’ve also visited a few Harley Street clinics in London and this is by far the best !”

See these and more reviews on Yell.com at https://www.yell.com/biz/quinn-clinics-bristol-7399165/

Reviews of Quinn Clinics

We welcome reviews from our clients. You can read or leave a review in a variety of places including:

Or simply drop us an email at info@quinnclinics.co.uk.

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

Video Tour at Quinn Clinics Bristol

If you’ve never attended an aesthetic treatments clinic before, the prospect can be daunting. Now Quinn Clinics has shared a short video, showing clients what to expect at its Bristol skin clinic. 

Quinn Clinics has invested in making the experience as comfortable as possible. The quiet building is spacious and beautifully decorated throughout. It is designed to put clients at ease from the word go, with the emphasis on relaxation rather than intimidation.

Skin Treatment Room Tour

Advanced Skin Treatment Technology

Skin treatment rooms are highly equipped with advanced technology, but as the video shows, it’s not at all scary. The machines are as compact as they are capable, so that they don’t feel oppressive or over the top. They’re simply tools that the aesthetic doctors can use as part of your skin treatment.

Advanced skin technology options available at the clinic include:

Advanced Skin Treatments

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

Advanced Skin Treatment Technology at Quinn Clinics Bristol

Quinn Clinics has shared a video demonstration of the popular Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facial treatment at its Bristol skin clinic. 

IPL is a technologically advanced way of rejuvenating the skin. The treatment is delivered with specialist equipment which emit targeted shots of light energy through a special handpiece. The light energy penetrates the surface of the skin to work in the mid and deeper layers, which it heats from within.

IPL targets colour, so is very helpful at breaking down darker areas of sun damage and patchy discolouration. It can also help to treat veins and broken capillaries which can be especially ageing and hard to hide with makeup. .

Quinn Clinics offer IPL treatment with the latest Lumenis IPL and laser platform. This is very advanced and not comparable to cheaper/older machines. Quinn Clinics own the only such machine in Bristol.

IPL TREATMENT DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

Therapist Rachel says:

“It’s intense pulsed light and it helps take out anything red and brown in the skin, so pigmentation and broken capillaries and thread veins.”

“I’ve had it done – it’s my favourite treatment to have because I really love the results, because as well as treating pigmentation and thread veins, you also get the collagen stimulation as well. I love it.”

IPL Laser Treatment

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics based in Clifton, Bristol, was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments. As well as anti-ageing injections, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and the new M22 multiple skin technology platform (IPL, ResurFX™ – fractional non-ablative, ND:YAG).

Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX®, based at his own clinic, Quinn Clinics in Clifton, Bristol.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.


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16/May/2019

CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis

at Quinn Clinics, Tuesday 26th March

Quinn Clinics is hosting a VIP event to launch the fabulous CoolSculpting cryolipolysis treatment with demos, savings and an opportunity to find out more about the ‘fat freezing’ treatment in a relaxed and informal setting. 

The event has been carefully planned to ensure clients can get a full understanding of how CoolSculpting works and what to expect. As well as live demonstrations, there will be a chance to see ‘before and after’ results too. Plus anyone booking a course of treatment on the night will benefit from some extra value offers and savings.

CoolEvent Schedule

  • Wine, cheese and Fat Freeze CoolEvent
  • Join us in celebrating our official launch of the CoolSculpting procedure and take advantage of some very Cool savings!
  • Pre-drinks arrival 6-6:30 pm
  • Event Starts 6:30 pm
  • CoolSculpting specialist presentation
  • Complimentary consultations with our CoolSculpting specialists
  • Live demonstration

coolsculpting event

Summary of Details

  • Date – Tuesday 26th March
  • Time – pre-drinks from 6pm, event starts 6.30pm
  • Address – Quinn Clinics at The May Wellness Centre, 4 Redland Court Road, Bristol, BS6 7EE

Booking Essential

Admission is free and guests are welcome to bring a friend too, but space is limited with a maximum 25 spots available.

To book a place, clients are asked to contact Quinn Clinics as soon as possible.

For more information about CoolSculpting treatment see:

CoolSculpting

QUINN CLINICS

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser, radio-frequency and the M22 multiple skin technology system for a host of sophisticated, combined treatment results.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment.


About Quinn Clinics

Established in 2006 by Dr John Quinn, Quinn Clinics (also known as Q Clinics) is Bristol’s only independent Doctor-led skin clinic registered with the CQC.

Skin treatments include the full range of anti-ageing, cosmetic and medical skin procedures, to tackle everything from sun damage and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, thread veins or excessive sweating.

Contact Us

Bristol Clinic & Head Office

Address: 4 Redland Court Road, Bristol, BS6 7EE

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 4592

Email: info@quinnclinics.co.uk

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