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The rise of male hair removal

Nearly all of the treatments offered at No.6 are suitable for men as well as women, but due to client demand we are working on adding extra treatments to our extensive menu so that we can offer the highest quality of appointments, particularly aimed at male skin and grooming. Stay tuned for male facials and grooming treatments to be revealed soon. A treatment already popular with our male clients is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), ideal for those wanting a hair-free back, smooth chest or hairless back of the neck. Here at No.6 Clinic we have seen an increase in male clients opting for this treatment for many reasons, including wanting to avoid painful ingrown hairs and razor burns – which men are more prone to because their hair is thicker and coarser. Lifestyles are also meaning that people are now demanding long-lasting results and with IPL, after each treatment you can expect to be hair free for up to six weeks, then experiencing a full reduction within a course of treatments, six sessions. This method of hair removal is also more cost and time effective, as well as being less painful than alternatives. Win, win!

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No.6 crowned Best Beauty Salon in Kent

Celebrations were in order at No.6 after scooping the top honour, for Best Beauty, in a Kent Award. Established this year, the awards were organised by Editor Ali and her team at Muddy Stilettos, a urban lifestyle blog. Their honest and upbeat style for supporting local independents, since establishing in Oxford in 2011, has made many fall in love with their posts. The awards saw over 800 businesses enter, which after an initial round were whittled down to 150 finalists in 30 different categories. Flattered to be recognised for the service we offer, this award has been made even more special by being presented during our 10th year of business. Since 2006, Samantha has built No.6’s foundations for anyone wanting to achieve and maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. Nurturing clients to embrace age and skin wellbeing has seen No.6 establish a reputation for offering supportive and honest advice from experienced and dedicated professionals.  Our unique Clinic in Tunbridge Wells prides itself at being at the forefront of advanced facial treatments and aesthetic injectables. And our Shop, along St John’s High Street, which opened in 2014 has since become the ultimate destination for clients’ beauty and skincare needs, working alongside exclusive product ranges

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Q&A with Doctor Natasha Gilani

1. Tell us about the importance of visiting a medical-led team in a clinical environment? At No 6 our aesthetic team of doctors, nurses and therapists work closely together to offer our patients a holistic approach to their aesthetic needs. We believe it is important to have a clinician-led team to ensure all our patients are treated safely and appropriately. Ethical practice is our gold standard and we do not treat any patients unnecessarily. Proper patient counselling and addressing the patients concerns is an essential part of our consultation process. 2. What should I expect from a first visit? At your first appointment we aim to address your particular concerns and offer you appropriate solutions. We will also undertake a detailed medical history of any past and present health concerns, operations, medications, allergies and previous aesthetic treatments. We will discuss the treatment options offered to you, their side effects, expected results, costs and after-care advice. You may have a treatment if you wish and if you feel you have had time to consider all the information given to you. We strongly encourage you to take time to think about having any procedures and the final decision if very much yours not ours. 3. Why do I

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No.6, 10 Years In Business As A Doctor-Led Aesthetic Clinic

Some cosmetic procedures do not involve surgery, but this does not mean they’re without risk! Cosmetic injectable treatments should only be carried out by an appropriately trained Doctor, or registered Aesthetic Nurse in a clinical environment. The General Medical Council rule that Doctors must initially meet patients face-to-face before prescribing anti-ageing injectables to make sure they fully understand their medical history and reasons for wanting the treatment. After the initial treatment, registered Aesthetic Nurses can then administer the following but the Doctor always needs to prescribe. Others offering injections do not have the necessary skills, training, qualifications or understanding of your facial structure. With a growing demand for injectables treatments, it has been worrying for No.6’s Doctor Gilani, and Aesthetic Nurse Samantha, to have seen the media uncover people purporting to be registered professionals carrying out non-surgical treatments. As a result, there is a growing demand for clear legislation to protect patients and underpin the work of reputable cosmetic medical professionals.

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Celebrating 10 years in business

Highly acclaimed medical cosmetic clinic, No.6, are celebrating their 10th year of business since treating their first clients back in 2006.  10 years of establishing their prominence and becoming a destination of choice for people across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London. Founded by Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Samantha Clarke, No.6 Clinic, located in St Johns, is dedicated to bringing their clients the best skincare advice and solutions. This unique clinic in Tunbridge Wells prides itself at being at he forefront of advanced facial treatments and aesthetic injectables. They have become renowned locally for delivering the most up to date and clinically proven treatments for a range of skin concerns, including anti-ageing, problematic skins, rosacea, pigmentation and scarring, as well as IPL permanent hair removal and vascular removal.

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Why hide my scars when I can talk about them honestly? My Dermaroller Therapy™ experience so far…

The one thing I was always been conscious of when growing up was the pitted scars on the side of my face. Now, aged 28, I have learnt to accept them, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to improve them in any way I can. In the past two years, since discovering No.6, have I really started to cater for and nurture my skin. After first examination, back in 2014, I had learnt that the pitted scars, also known as “atrophic scars”, are deep scars commonly caused by chickenpox. Pitted scars make skin regeneration slower and often leads to a permanent scarring, which I have.  However, I also learnt that I could improve the appearance of my scars by enjoying skincare maintenance through treating myself to regular peels and Ominlux light treatments and by establishing a home skincare routine. After having several honest conversations with No.6 Clinic’s Aesthetic Nurses, Samantha and Haley, I had decided that the next step to my skin journey would be to have Dermaroller Therapy™. Their honest, professional, advice made me aware that some of the scars may not fade, or improve, however some would and overall my skin would be healthier. Dermaroller Therapy™

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It’s Time to Take Notice of Your Neck

No matter how young you may look from the chin up, if you don’t lavish some care on your neck your age will be an easy read. Neck skin is a prime age-revealer; an article recently published in the Telegraph stated that “50% of the visible signs of ageing happen in lower part of our face and below the neck”. This is because the skin can be thinner, due to a lower level of fatty tissue, and more sensitive, therefore it is the first to suffer from premature elastin and collagen degradation. The neck area is also just as prone to changes in pigment, sun damage, texture – and, yes, to wrinkles. With this in mind, here are some ways that you can improve the appearance of your neck, whatever your age. Apply to Face…and Neck Start to make a conscious effort in continuing your skincare regime below your jaw line and right down to your chest area. The neck has fewer sebaceous glands meaning that it dehydrates easily and needs nourishing ingredients to help restore this moisture. Aesthetician Beth recommends Environ’s AVST Body Oil, £42.45, a lightweight formula which contains Vitamin A, to normalise and repair, Vitamin C and

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Celebrating new No6 team appointments

Celebrating new No6 team appointments! Words by Sam Clarke, Director Bethany Jones “Working at No6 since 2013, Bethany has shown outstanding commitment, skill & dedication in her role as senior aesthetician. This month after 6 months mentor-ship with myself she is No6 Clinic & Shop Manager, congratulations Bethany!” Dr Natasha Gilani “After a working relationship for 8 years with No6, Dr Natasha Gilani has this month become a partner in the aesthetic side of No6 with the new title of Medical Director. Exciting times ahead!” Kayleigh Minihane “Kayleigh has been a driving force in creating the No6 brand and worked enthusiastically with passion & dedication since early 2014. She has brought awareness locally to the No6 Clinic & Shop and been key in welcoming new clients & staff alike. Thank you Kayleigh! Kayleigh is now the Marketing Director at No.6.”

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The No.6 Home Range by Ellie Beach

Our products come from a local independent business, who specialise in finding the finest selection of natural ingredients to create unique scents. The No.6 candles are hand-poured with pure natural mineral wax incorporating our fragrances to suit your mood and surroundings. Our blends are environmentally friendly, ethically produced and the wicks are lead free. Ingredients are natural, biodegradable and manufactured meeting FDA standards. Our products are all highly scented with a good fragrance throw and a scent that is long lasting. Why did we produce the home range? Due to demand from clients we decided to extend the product ranges that we offer. We wanted to ensure that clients prolong their relaxation and create the perfect environment in their own homes. Why buy from us as opposed to larger retailer? We are a small, local, family run company, supporting a local business by using them as our supplier. All of the products are handpicked by our team, and we have worked hard to choose scents that we believe our clients will enjoy. Within our ethos we try to build close relationships with our clients by providing what we believe are fabulous products. This is why we only use high quality

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