2 days ago
Things are rapidly evolving at UniSkin. We have rebranded and are poised to move into our new premises. Covid unfortunately created issues with supply and our imminent opening has moved to hopefully next week. I hope to give you an update soon and will be in touch shortly with imminent dates. For now here are a few more clinic results. Nearly there. ... See MoreSee Less
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An amazing team needs an amazing visionary leader and we are lucky enough to have that in this amazing woman Tania @uniskin wellness clinic who always strives to do more which inspires me to do more! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful words and pictures which capture Tania so wonderfully! XxX I’ve never met anyone quite like Tania. Her beautiful soul brings out the best in everyone and is full of so much love and joy. Positivity ooozes out of every inch of her and lifts spirits with her smile alone. We really are so lucky to have such an incredible leader aren’t we? ☺️👌😍
I can’t wait for the adventure to begin at @uniskin wellness clinic opening in #belper Get ready Belper we will be open very soon and ready for all of your aesthetic needs and @obagimedical skincare @janeiredale makeup @sweynforkbeard and @captainfawcett for all our male clients we got you covered can’t wait to meet all of you xx 💋 ... See MoreSee Less
When things do go wrong in an aesthetic treatment. Reflections after such an event and yes we do need to talk about it.
We love aesthetics and especially when things go right, and the patient is delighted with their results. But what about when things go wrong? I am a South African and have been an advanced nurse practitioner for 29 years. I worked in trauma, medicine, intensive care and GP practice. I have seen and lived through most things, especially in trauma and honed my skills in South Africa. One of the most violent countries with horrific atrocities.
Fast forward and I am standing in my own clinic doing aesthetics full time. I have found my niche between medicine and beauty. This place of magic where you can truly help people regenerate, restore and beautify them. Making a true difference to their lives in areas that really concern them. It is just such a humbling and satisfying experience especially when things go right. So, Tuesday is just another great day in clinic and looking forward to seeing my various clients. Mrs. J is booked in for lip fillers. We had quite a journey thus far since I started to treat Mrs. J several months ago. Her main complaint was looking and feeling tired all the time. She presented with dull bruised skin with deep dark circles under her eyes and lots of fat pad loss – a natural occurrence in ageing. It was affecting her confidence and she was uncomfortable in her own skin. During her first treatment I noted that she bled profusely after every injection and as if her skin tissue was disintegrating under my needle. I completed only part of the planned treatment and advised her to see her GP for routine bloods. She also bruised horrifically after my injections, and it took a long time to resolve which is equally unusual. Her GP advised her that her bloods are normal but from years working in practice I knew that this couldn’t be the case. I asked her to bring her results with her and noted that some of her levels were at the low end of normal, specifically her iron count and folate levels. So even if her bloods were at the very low end of normal it was clearly not normal for her as she had all the symptoms of abnormality. I prescribed her iron treatments for anaemia and also folic acid for her low folic levels for at least 3 months. Within a week she already felt significantly better and messaged me with her delight. She got used to feeling ill so long she thought it was normal. We left it a few months and she came back for her follow up treatment as planned. Result, no bruising and we completed her tear trough treatments without any incident. On Tuesday the woman that then walked through my door looked amazing. Her hair and skin were shiny, her eyes were laughing and she was feeling her old self. Even her family had noticed. So, we decided after the success of her tear troughs to tackle her lower face and I advised her to have lip fillers as she had down turned corners, lines through her lips and knew that it would significantly result in looking less aged. This then brings us to the date on Tuesday.
We are going to perform her lip fillers and both of us are very excited. I so love helping woman looking and feeling their best. I continued to inject Mrs. J, and all worked out nicely. The usual culprits of slight swelling and discomfort in the lips are present but is expected as we have caused trauma with multiple injections to a sensitive area. The lips are full of nerves as it is a very sensory organ by nature. It is a part of our body which we use for pleasure, sensation, eating and talking. The mouth has to perform a multitude of movements to form words so is always more sensitive when injected. When Mrs. J left she looked as expected but as per usual I give advice to ice them for a bit and to take pain killers if needed but also to ring if there are any concerns.
It is Saturday early evening (4 days later) and I get THE call; one I did not expect but I also don’t ever want to receive. It is Mrs. J and her top lip is very painful. She described it as if someone just punched her in the mouth and she expected it to be less painful by now as everything else has settled. She was icing it constantly because the pain would not go. Things are not normal and are starting to go wrong. My heart was in my throat and I asked Mrs. J to come back immediately and I rush to meet her. As I opened the door, I recognised the vascular occlusion, every practitioner’s worst nightmare. This is when the blood is no longer able to pass through a blood vessel. It can be caused either by an internal obstruction such as a blood vessel due to the filler or externally where the filler is compressing the blood flow. If left untreated the loss of blood supply causes the tissue to die in the surrounding area. So, this is as serious as it gets. The common symptoms are increased pain and change in skin colour. Unfortunately, the problem was further exacerbated by Mrs J applying ice throughout which further causes spasm to the tissues. However, that brought her relief and is not a fault on her part.
As I stood there and started to prepare Mrs. J for the emergency procedure millions of thoughts were swirling through my head. The most immediate thought is stay calm I have got this. I have been trained by the very best people in the country and Europe. I belong and have been trained by ACE (Aesthetic Complications Group) and have all the protocols. I belong to Save Face who have assessed and accredited my business and practice as safe. I had quality training by renowned injectors such as Dr. Tim Pearce, Dr. Sabrina Shah Desai and Dr. Ash Labib, Dr. Lee Walker and too many others to mention. Every training event and course always covers the risk areas and hone our skills to recognise such an event. I have done a Masters in aesthetic medicine and have been assessed by multitude of doctors and plastic surgeons and passed that with distinction. I have trained on cadaver courses in Spain and London and understand anatomy very well. However, I also know from these cadaver courses and studying anatomy handbooks that there are many exceptions to arteries and veins and that they are not anatomically the same for any patient. Besides this, I have worked in much worse areas and situations in my 29 years. I was a flight nurse to recover patients who stepped on landmines, handled multitude of stab wounds and inserted chest drains into patients with collapsed lungs. I have delivered breach babies in the community without doctors’ present and have run cardiac arrests on babies, children and adults. I worked in intensive care and we busted clots that cause cardiac arrests and strokes. I have so GOT this!! It was only seconds, but all these crowded into my head followed by the familiar click of calmness and experience in events like this. I was able to calmly explain to Mrs. J what was happening and what needs to be done. I have already drawn up the hyaluronidase whilst waiting for her imminent arrival. Hyaluronidase is used to dissolve filler and the procedure known as hyalase. I patch tested her as it was not a dire emergency. This is to make sure that she does not have an allergic reaction to the hyaluronidase which would be a bit of double trouble. Luckily, I am also prepared for that eventuality as I carry adrenaline, antihistamine and hydrocortisone if an allergic incident should occur.
After the patch test, which was thankfully negative, I explained the procedure and then proceeded to hyalase the affected area. Within seconds the colour improved and then resolved. The pain sensation subsided. All was well. I kept Mrs. J for another hour to make sure she is okay, that her symptoms have fully resolved and that she does not have an allergic reaction. I then booked her for a follow up appointment the next day (Sunday morning) and had a stiff drink and a long reflection.
I wanted to know what I could have done differently and learn from it. The first thing is that I wish that nobody ever has to go through such an event, and I am so sorry that it happened in the first place. I am comforted by the fact that it can happen to anybody and many experienced injectors. More and more people are having fillers done which leads to more of these events. I also know from the many cadaver courses and anatomical books that no two people have the same anatomy and why we have to take precautions. Despite this occurrence I am reassured that I have still delivered by best and could not have changed a thing. I inject small amounts of filler very slowly, whilst vigilantly watch for any changes in skin colour. I aspirate (draw back on the syringe to see if there are any blood in the syringe in case it is in a vein). This was negative throughout the procedure. I look for veins before I inject to avoid any events such as this. I massaged and looked and there were no areas of concern at that time. There was a small bruise to her lip but that can be expected and did not concern me. So, my learning on injection technique is that I could not improve on anything I already do. I follow all the principles of a safe injector. I safeguarded which is why she was able to contact me. I am incredibly thankful for my ongoing training with exceptional people in the field and do not shy away from costs and do not cut any corners.
One thing I wish could have been different for Mrs. J. is the support of her family and the perception by society. She experienced terrible anxiety and had to go through this ordeal on her own. Her family does not support her having any treatments done and judge her decisions which is not uncommon throughout society. So, when this incident occurred, she had very few people she could turn to for support. I offered as much as I could, but she still went home where she had to hide her injuries and felt very vulnerable and alone. I understand the majority of arguments against treatments and also support some of them. However, I truly believe that every individual is unique and understand their ageing concerns. They don’t want to fade and want to remain on the outside the way they feel on the inside. When we look good, we feel good and if there is a discord it affects our mental wellbeing. Not all aesthetic treatments are performed by cowboys. It gets a lot of bad press in the media, but it is because the bad things are what makes the news.
The majority of us are well qualified and experienced to deliver various treatments. We also deeply care for our patients and believe in the procedures and the effects it will have on an individual especially their wellbeing. I know Mrs. J’s family care for her but can confidently say so do I (or we). Let’s meet halfway by respecting our patients having these treatments without being judged and trusting that there are people who know what they are doing and will give their very best.
I am continuing to monitor Mrs. J for the next 48 hours and will remain available throughout. However, the danger has passed. A few things to take away from this. I am thankful for my training and will continue to attend and stay up to date to always feel in control for every eventuality. However, patients also need to know that what they sign up to can be risky and result in adverse events, no matter how experienced the injector is. So, if you choose to have treatments there are risks involved but you can reduce it by going to someone that are qualified and experienced. To fellow injectors – “You have got this”! You have experience and have been trained by the best. To those injectors that don’t continue learning and think that one day is enough to prepare you, you need to think again.
Always with love and well wishes,
Tania ... See MoreSee Less
This is why you are so amazing You Care and respect your clients and have the skills ability knowledge and tools to deal with whatever comes your way and sometimes things do go wrong I would hazzard a guess that not all would be able to do what you have done today Can not recommend your clinic enough
Tania you are just on another level absolutely amazing and genuine xx
You are one of the most amazing and caring people I have had the pleasure to meet. I trust you completely. Xx
Thank you Paula 🙏🏻 I appreciate it x
Another great webinar with the amazing @mr.rebelde when you can’t get enough of learning about our @janeiredale products and don’t worry men we got you covered one of these amazing sprays is best for all our male clients and you will be able to purchase from @uniskin wellness clinic ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Just some of the amazing products @sweynforkbeard you will be able to purchase from @uniskin wellness clinic 😘 ... See MoreSee Less
When you are spending your time learning #camoflauge makeup techniques with the amazing @teileen71 webinar @janeiredale you just can’t beat there training and information love it all ready for us opening in 2 weeks @uniskin wellness clinic ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
This is just a taster of some of the products we will have in clinic so just pop in and see us in 2 weeks times x ... See MoreSee Less
Just some of our Jane Iredale products that we will have in our amazing clinic we will be opening in two weeks so just pop in and say hi. x ... See MoreSee Less
Summer is here and we’ve got you covered with our amazing Jane Iredale products and some of our products have spf cover which is an added bonus and have been recommended by the skin cancer foundation can’t wait to welcome you all to our amazing clinic opening soon in Belper so why not get your glow on when we open 😘 xx ... See MoreSee Less
Today its all about Jane Iredale's mineral based make-up. These fabulous products can be used post treatments no problem. Free from Parabens, hypo-allergenic, non irritating, broad spectrum sun protection, skincare benefits and cruelty free. We will have a product for you. 💋 #uniskinteam #helpyouliveyourbestlife #uniskinbelper ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning all. Can you guess what treatments the team had based on their facial expressions? Nobody are more surprised than Danielle 😁😁❤️
Can you tell? After this shoot it went downhill fast 🤣
On the left is Simon Swift, middle Danielle Doherty and then right, Ginny Ellis 🤣#uniskinbelper #helpyouliveyourbestlife #wecare #wecareforeachother #WeCareForYou #uniskinteam
#lovelife ... See MoreSee Less
Love these. Xx😘
I'd just like to share with you all the magnificence that is Obagi Medical. This Skincare is truly amazing. Come and get yours very soon UniSkin Wellness Clinic #uniskinbelper #wehelpyouliveyourbestlife #teamuniskin ... See MoreSee Less
Ooh. Interesting 😊
The guiding principles of team Uniskin are all about ‘helping you to live your best life’.
After all that everyone has endured over these last few months, there’s never been a better time to look forward and focus on how to ‘live your best life’.
Do you agree? 🙋🏾♀️🙋🙋🏼🙋🏾♂️
We will be offering a unique combination of solutions that straddle medicine, aesthetics and beauty to restore, regenerate, rejuvenate and beautify YOU!
All packaged up with love and kindness in a truly beautiful and welcoming environment.
Keep your 👀 for updates on the clinics opening and everything we have to offer. ... See MoreSee Less
So the other team member at UniSkin is Ginny Ellis. We secretly call Ginny the Swiss knife of our team. She does everything and is very passionate about Obagi skincare, Jane Iredale makeup and beauty. She is prolific on Instagram and she is doing Customer Care & Marketing. All of us are very passionate about your journey and keen to help you best way we can #uniskinbelper #wehelpyouliveyourbestlife #uniskinteam ... See MoreSee Less
That’s so sweet thank you Tania at UniSkin Wellness Clinic for the opportunity to shine and I have loved every moment of our journey so far and I can’t wait for our next adventure with you all Danielle Doherty Simon Swift a great team makes all the difference xx 😘
The beautiful Ginny. We love your passion for skincare and makeup! Ginny also has a talent for making the most incredible cakes! 😋🍰😋
Here’s a little preview of some of the permanent makeup treatments Danielle Doherty is bringing to team Uniskin.
What would you like to know more about first...
Brows, eyeliners or lips? 👁💋
Or maybe just the whole lot?😜 ... See MoreSee Less
The amazing Danielle Doherty for all your permanent makeup brows, lips and eyeliner whoohoo people this will be the place to go opening date coming soon xxx
UniSkin Wellness Clinic is at UniSkin.
2 weeks ago
Amazing Obagi results. Jessie is in her 20’s and was very self conscious about the pigmentation in her skin. She spent a lot of money on foundation and blending. We started her on Obagi and this is the result after 6 weeks. She still has a couple of weeks to go and not on full strength yet. However, Jessie is delighted with her results and not bothered with hiding her skin under foundation anymore. Her skin is clearer and the texture and tone much improved. An added bonus is that it also reduced her lines and wrinkles. Look at the lines on her forehead and how her eyes have opened. This has been achieved on skin treatment alone. ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing results x
I love obagi ❤️
We are enjoying the best webinar ever. Team Uniskin sending some images to pass the time. I haven’t laughed so much and hard in a long time. This is how you learn all about nutrition. It does wonders for us #teamuniskin #uniskinbelper #liveyourbestlife #liveourbestlife ... See MoreSee Less
It’s such a shame that I don’t have snapchat 😢😬😂
Lol what a day 😂😂😂x
Burn off energy and cob webs with a fantastic ride out in the Peaks. Leave bookings, plans at home and just ride. Had a blast #uniskinbelper #motorbiker #lovelife #liveyourbestlife #lovemylife ... See MoreSee Less
Mad women!! 😂😂😂💕🌟
You enjoy girl 🙂
Words cannot describe how much I have come to love this team. We have been studying and working on systems and processes to develop a superb service for every Uniskin client. We cannot wait for our doors to open in 8a Strutt street, Belper to welcome you in. Simon Swift, Ginny Ellis, Danielle Doherty and me will see you soon. ... See MoreSee Less
So happy for you Simon Swift , dont think I've seen you looking so happy in the workplace. From the conversations we have had you can see you have a passion for this which will show in your work. You will be fabulous... love you lots. Ps those masks with the lips are fab!!!! Xx
I love these pictures. They really capture the essence of the team love and excitement! 🙌
Where did you get the face masks?
I am so excited and can’t wait 😊😘xxx
Super exciting times at Uniskin. I am incredibly honoured and delighted to have the amazing Danielle Doherty formerly known as Flawless by Danielle as my new business partner. Danielle is a permanent makeup artist and her work and vision exceptional. We are both passionate about skin and will be offering you an amazing service from our Skin lab, skin care, make-up and packages. We plan to move into our new premises second week in August. Just drop in for a cuppa, a chat and browse our shop. We would be delighted to see you. Lots to come over next few days. I will be introducing more about team in next coming days. Welcome Danielle and love your work ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing my daughter Danielle all the best on her new adventure xxx
Tanya, it is beyond a pleasure to be joining Uniskin! The new clinic is going to be a very unique and special place in Belper and I am so proud to be part of the Uniskin marvel! Such exciting times, that we are all so ready for lay ahead! 💗🙌
Good luck with your new adventure xx
Where is the new premises
Yay 😁 xx 😘
Chatting to my clients about why they seek treatments and what it means for them. The majority of you are doing it for yourself because it makes you feel better. You feel rejuvenated. You want the outside to match how you feel inside. We mostly still feel 18 or 22 but outside we are 50 or 60. We don’t want our looks to fade and just want to look the best we can. Everyone unanimously doesn’t want to look done or that people are able to tell. We understand that too well at Uniskin. We care deeply about you and your journey and are passionate about delivering the best subtle results and keep you feeling your best #uniskinbelper #liveyourbestlives #youbutbetter #keepitnatural #bestverdionofyourself #botox #fillers #rejuvenation ... See MoreSee Less
UniSkin Wellness Clinic is at UniSkin Wellness Clinic.
3 weeks ago
Whoop whoop it is slowly coming together and opening date is approaching fast!! Floors, nearly done, windows and tiles still to go in. Only having to build reception desk, seating and our drinks serving area. Skin lab nearly finished and scanners to go in. So excited to be offering you loads of treats #uniskinbelper #helpyouliveyourbestlives #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic, exciting times ahead xx
Looks fantastic....very exciting can’t wait!! ❤️ Xxx
Can't wait! Heard about you today from Simon Swift. Hopefully get some help with my poor face!
Exciting times. Looking forward to seeing it xx
Fantastic ❤️ looking amazing xx
Our new amazing clinic I can’t wait roll on August 👏🏻❤️
Why do we seek treatments? I have been interviewing women over time and have been incredibly touched by my findings. Today, Lisa Radley the owner from Elements Beauty and I talked about our findings. Lisa is an amazing, caring formidable beautician in Cromford. I am an aesthetician and although we work differently we offer restoration, beautification and rejuvenation for men and women. We aim to empower and help you feel and look your best #uniskinbelper #elementsbeautyuk #elementsbeautyukcromford ... See MoreSee Less
This wonderful team member is Simon Swift. Proper introductions to be made soon. Simon is our Operations Manager, some marketing and sales and lead buyer for grooming. His contributions and insight into men’s rejuvenation and treatment is invaluable. We love Simon and his passion for caring and compassion. #uniskinbelper #uniskinteam #aestheticsclinic #comingsoontobelper ... See MoreSee Less
Meet the other core member the beautiful and excitable Virginia Ellis but goes by the name of Ginny. Ginny is head of Sales and Customer Care. She does not miss a trick especially on products related to beauty and make up. Ginny is UniSkin’s Swiss Knife. We love Ginny with all her hidden talents. She will help you with bookings, payments,direct debits and off course make-up and treatments. So would Simon. More to follow on team shortly.#uniskinbelper #uniskinteam #happydays😊 #UniSkin excitement ... See MoreSee Less
Meet the other core member the beautiful and excitable Virginia Ellis but goes by the name of Ginny. Ginny is head of Sales and Customer Care. She does not miss a trick especially on products related to beauty and make up. Ginny is UniSkin’s Swiss Knife. We love Ginny with all her hidden talents. She will help you with bookings, payments,direct debits and off course make-up and treatments. So would Simon. More to follow on team shortly. ... See MoreSee Less
This wonderful team member is Simon Swift. Proper introductions to be made soon. Simon is our Operations Manager, some marketing and sales and lead buyer for grooming. His contributions and insight into men’s rejuvenation and treatment is invaluable. We love Simon and his passion for caring and compassion. ... See MoreSee Less
So as we are working away planning UniSkin’s imminent opening and plotting out processes the Jane Iredale make up packages arrived. That was game over and my kitchen quickly descended into excitable chaos. We downed tools and delighted in unpacking and then trying the testers. It gets a thumbs up from the whole team with the quality and beauty of the products. You are soon to be in for a treat shopping at UniSkin. ... See MoreSee Less
We have spent hours agonising and choosing the various products. Skin care is from Jane Iredale and 100% mineral make up which protects. Soothe and nourish your skin as you wear it. We believe it’s time to treat the men and I can’t believe that I enjoyed opening those boxes more than the makeup. The whole Uniskin team was abuzz and all business planning and launch put on hold so we can unpack and try products. It is all so beautiful, sheer, classy, smells great and enjoyable. A jolly good time was had by all. Bring your hubbies and lads gifts that will take their grooming to the next level. ... See MoreSee Less
We are rebranding and are working with the best company called Fluid. Very exciting times and it will all soon be revealed. In the meantime we are trying to match our mood boards and colour charts. We are choosing some sumptuous materials from velvet to quartz. Creating gift bags and some opulence and fun. Uniskin is hoping you will be delighted and made to feel very special no matter who you are. We are offering products and treatments for men and women and all skin colours. ... See MoreSee Less
UniSkin Wellness Clinic is feeling ready at UniSkin Wellness Clinic.
4 weeks ago
Covid restrictions on aesthetic clinics have been lifted. We are allowed to open our doors again from next week. The Covid risk assessments and policies are all in place and the trial run we had seemed to be working well and effective. I have done everything to minimise the risks and help my clients remain safe. We are taking bookings again. For those clients that I had to reschedule last week, you are my main priority and we will be in touch from Tuesday to reschedule you as soon as possible. We welcome you back with virtual open arms, elbow touching and feet bumping 😉 Much love as per usual, Tania. ... See MoreSee Less
UniSkin Wellness Clinic is feeling excited at UniSkin Wellness Clinic.
4 weeks ago
So in between opening and shutting clinic due to so many mixed messages the penultimate goal remains. We are developing and building a boutique clinic and retail area and hope to open second week in August. We will have beautiful make up, men’s grooming and our tried and tested Obagi skincare. Everything chosen with the utmost care and consideration with regards to complimenting your transformation or just for fun. We have plenty of gifts for our loyal customers which is our exciting skin lab. More of this to come. ... See MoreSee Less
Oeee would love to come and see it!!! Well done Tania and good luck 🥰🥰
Sounds amazing hope all goes well. Xxx💕💕
It’s looking amazing... 😃