The Med-fx Award for Best Clinic North England

Best Clinic categories are awarded regionally. The award was open to clinics open for more than 12 months and will be judged on commitment to excellence in customer service, patient care and patient safety and evidence of good feedback from customers/patients. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel.



Company: Diane Nivern Clinic Ltd
Main Contact Name: Diane Nivern
Role of Main Contact: Business owner / Director /
Contact Telephone Number: 07930691444 /01617961169
Contact Email Address:
Contact Address: 406 Bury New Rd Whitefield Manchester M45 7SX
Company Website

The Diane Nivern Clinic Ltd was established in 1995 - Once a GP practice in the residential suburb of Whitefield, Manchester.
Our clinic offers a discreet & peaceful treatment location with private parking convenient for all transport links. We have treated approximately 5500 clients many of whom are regular, long term clients.
We offer an integrated, whole person approach to skin health rejuvenation and medical aesthetics incorporating bespoke cosmeceutical skincare treatments.
Treatment technologies include;
Plasma Beamwave BT Soft Surgery – non surgical blepharoplasty, skin tag and blemish removal (except moles), wrinkle and scar reduction, skin tightening
PDO Thread Lift – Honey Derma threads
Peels – RegimA, Medik8, Circadia, Image, Alumier MD
Athena medical microdermabrasion
Dermalux and Healite ii LED phototherapy
Polaris Transdermal mesotherapy
Genuine Dermaroller medical micro needling - roller and eDS electronic skin stamping
Teosyal RHA dermal fillers, skinboosters and mesotherapy
Botulinum toxin-A muscle relaxants
Facial Acupunture

Cosmeceutical skincare for retail and in-clinic treatments by
Skinceuticals, Image, Medik8, NeoStrata,
Regima, Alumier MD, Heliocare, AQ Skin Solutions
To enhance client’s results we also provide acupuncture for facial revitalisation & wellbeing, colonic hydrotherapy, food intolerance testing and nutritional supplements by Skinade, Nutri Advanced & Lamberts.

Our ethos is to help our clients achieve healthy, radiant skin and restore a more youthful appearance without distortion of features. To educate and inform clients on the mechanisms of skin-health & ageing and empower them to make informed choices to that effect.

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Discover Laser

Discover Laser Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Burnley Lancashire, is set against the stunning back drop of Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside. The modern, clean and comfortable purpose-built facility has six treatment rooms and benefits from free on-site parking and a private entrance.
The state-of-the-art clinic, established by Doctor Miguel Montero with his wife and business partner Gill Montero, was founded on the ethos of enhancing and improving the way people feel and look by offering safe and effective non-surgical treatments.

Having worked as a GP for four years, Dr Montero saw countless patients seeking help with skin conditions that impacted on their sense of well-being and their confidence. With little to offer them on the NHS he looked into private options locally. Finding nothing in the local area and having used lasers in medical and clinical applications with his father in Spain, he knew of the benefits they offered and this sparked his decision to open his own laser clinic.
In 2007, Dr Montero started researching and training on the best equipment and medical grade products available. He then dedicated six months to preparing his clinic and team before opening Discover Laser in July 2008.
Enduring principles, together with the most effective technology and medical expertise, has led to the successful treatment of over 5000 patients, addressing skin ageing and problem skin conditions. Patients trust Discover Laser to deliver safe, natural-looking results that exceed their expectations.

Discover Laser’s five strong clinical team provide the highest standards of care and are trained and proficient in the use of the most effective non-surgical technology and treatments including: Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, eDermastamp, Exilis Elite Skin Tightening, Happy Lift, Hydrafacial MD, OxyGeneo+, Neogen Plasma, PDO Threads, PDL/IPL for Acne, Aqualyx, Plexr Non-surgical Blepharoplasty, Mixed-protocol Blemish Removal, Hyalase Dermal Filler Correction, Nd:Yag/IPL/Microscleotherapy Vascular Treatment, ResurFX Pigmentation Treatment, NdYag/IPL for Rosacea, Mixed-protocol scar treatment, Mixed-protocol Pigmentation Treatment, NdYag Tattoo Removal, Mixed-protocol Stretch Mark Treatment, Aqualyx Fat Reduction, Exilis Elite Fat/Cellulite Reduction, Verju and Zerona Body Contouring, Lightsheer Desire Hair Removal, Electrolysis.

In addition to their clinical practice, Discover Laser are a training centre for the University of Central Lancashire’s MSc programme in Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions and MATA. This training delivery is a critical part of the on-going personal and professional development of the team, ensuring treatments are evidence based, safe and effective.

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Good Skin Days

Our first clinic was established in Guiseley over seven years ago in February 2009 by the founder of sk:n clinics. Our expert medical team now treat patients across Yorkshire and beyond within our CQC registered medical clinics.

The company has enjoyed continued growth year on year ever since and as of June 2017, we treat approximately 1300 patients per month (including approx. 160 new patients per month).

‘Good Skin Days’ encompasses ‘The Skin Surgery Clinic’ under the same umbrella. Skin Surgery Clinic operates from two locations in Yorkshire; Guiseley, West Yorkshire and Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Having a team of Consultant Plastic Surgeons, Consultant Dermatologists and GPs means that in addition to aesthetic treatments (such as injectables and skin rejuvenation treatments) we are also able offer a wide range of procedures, including minor skin surgery operations, skin lesion removal, mole checks, private skin cancer screening and treatment (removal of Basal Cell Carcinomas), prominent ear correction, earlobe reconstruction, upper eyelid surgery, inverted nipple surgery and hand surgery.

Skin Surgery Clinic treats approximately 200 patients per month, most of whom are new patients (the majority being one-off procedures).

We focus our efforts on core treatments that offer patients predictable results and not on following trends that aren't supported by medical evidence. We want the results of our treatments and procedures to speak for themselves.

We have the newest and most effective technology at our fingertips. Good Skin Days now have ten class four medical grade lasers - the gold standard for laser skin treatments. Clinically proven to be effective, we consistently achieve fantastic results for our patients.

The interior of both clinics has been carefully considered to enhance the patient experience. Our Guiseley clinic feels much like a private hospital and our new Harrogate clinic is a beautiful Victorian building that has been extensively renovated, with consulting and treatment rooms and a minor operations suite. It is important to us that patients feel valued, respected and taken care of from the moment they step inside our doors.

Our Mission Statement is displayed for both patients and team members to see in the Reception area. It reads:
'To provide a safe, professional and competent team, where staff, patient and client care is our number one priority. To ensure that each patient has a personalised journey specifically tailored to their individual needs and that those needs are met in a safe and caring environment.'

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loveSkin Aesthetics, Dermatology & Medical Laser Clinic opened in November 2015, occupying the ground and first floor of a previously converted house. The ground floor offers a spacious reception area and upstairs offers the privacy of two treatment rooms. The name loveSkin reflects my love for dermatology and aesthetics. My vision was to establish a clinic that bridges conventional dermatology with aesthetic dermatology and offers appropriate treatment under one roof. I am a specialist nurse for dermatology, seeing patients with a wide range of dermatological condition and associated condition, like acne, rosacea, hyperhidrosis, scar treatment, UV damage, pigmentation as well as excessive hair growth in syndromes like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. loveSkin clinic offers conventional dermatology, aesthetics treatments and medical laser as a combined approach to provide best patient care. I have a passion for dermatology and still work several days each months as an independent nurse prescriber in dermatology at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester, treating severe acne, rosacea etc. in drug monitoring clinics. My specialist knowledge has been invaluable when seeing aesthetic and laser patients, enabling me to provide specific treatments based on patient assessment and appropriateness. In the past 20 months my clinic has grown slowly but steadily with almost 600 patients, with new patients calling almost every day. Most come in by recommendation from existing patients or via social media and my website. I provide a wide range of treatments from assessing, treating or referring for general dermatology conditions to laser treatments for hair removal, vascular lesions, warts, verruca, fungal nail, skin tightening and pigmentation, through to aesthetics treatments including toxins, dermal filler, peels, micro-needling/mesotherapy and more. My clinic equipment includes a medical laser from Syneron-Candela called the Gentlemax Pro (1064 & 755nm), E-Two radiofrequency for sublime and sublative therapy and microneeling pen from 4T-medical. loveSkin clinic aims to provide each single patient with an individualised treatment plan that takes into account both physical and psychological aspects as well as providing patient education/advice and subsequent treatment that takes into consideration the patient’s needs and safe delivery of the appropriate treatment. Equally pateint’s may require input from primary or secondary care (severe acne, skin lesion etc.) and I will provide them with the relevant information / referral letter to take with them. I strongly believe in multidisciplinary working and ensuring that that the patient accesses treatment from the professional best placed to treat.

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Sarah White Laser & Aesthetics Ltd

Sarah White, Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner, RGN, RSCN and Independent Nurse Prescriber is the founder of the “Sarah White Laser and Aesthetics Clinic”. After working in the NHS for approx. twenty years specialising in children’s health, Sarah entered the Aesthetics Industry nearly 10 years ago.

From humble beginnings, working from beauty salons across the North West, Sarah opened her own clinic in Barnston. There her professionalism, results and high standards of practice attracted the attention of senior managers at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral. Sarah was invited to move her entire practice into the private hospital setting. She saw this as a fantastic opportunity to widen her scope of practice and has now taken over the hospital’s aesthetic suite. Her clinic has since gone from strength to strength.

From a single injector practice she now boasts a team of three injectors, three highly trained aesthetic therapists, a clinic manager and two reception/administration staff.

The clinic, tastefully decorated to Sarah’s exacting standards, is bright, clean, and welcoming. Sarah’s team are professional, friendly and work harmoniously with each other providing a seamless service which integrates all aspects of facial rejuvenation.

The clinic’s ethos is holistic skin health. Sarah is passionate about skincare and has built her thriving practice around ensuring her clients are educated about skin health. Recognising that many clients paid a great deal for injectable treatments whilst neglecting the critical factor of healthy skin she began looking for a science based cosmaceutical range of skincare products that would address this issue. She discovered that SkinCeuticals products truly delivered results and cosmeceutical skincare became a key component of her business.

Sarah is a SkinCeutical Ambassador and she has ensured that her team has been trained in skin health by SkinCeuticals. Additionally she has been headhunted by the skin giants to become a flagship centre for their products.

In addition to injection therapy (toxin, dermal fillers and skin boosters), Sarah White Laser and Aesthetics offers EDS Dermapen, Endymed GLOW & FSR) Profacial, Dermalux, SC Peels, EnerPeels, Dermarollering, Soprano Ice HR, Soprano Ice Skin Tightening and M22 Laser – treating over 30 skin and vascular conditions.

Sarah White Laser and Aesthetic Clinic is in the unique and enviable position of having access to allied professionals including Cosmetic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Vascular Surgeons and there is an effective cross referral system in place, ensuring that Sarah’s numerous clients receive the very best advice and care.

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Surface Clinic

Surface Clinic is a National Award-Winning (MyFace MyBody Winners 2016/17) pioneering Skin Health and Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic situated in the World-Heritage site of Saltaire in West Yorkshire. Founded by our Medical Director Rukhsana Khan in 2012 with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer the very best in Skin Rejuvenation treatments at an affordable price with honesty, safety and integrity, while leading the way into Cosmetic Dermatology. We are genuinely pioneering change to make a Real Difference in Skin Health and Skin Rejuvenation. Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: 1. World-Class medical grade treatments are difficult to find 2. Not accessible and not affordable (the location, the setting, the experience and the customer service) 3. Treatments and skincare are increasingly becoming confusing for clients, often mis-sold treatments to client disappointment Our Vision: “Love the Surface of your Skin” To create Happiness (in the words of one client – “That secret smile” To enhance lives making world–class treatments affordable and accessible. Lead and champion excellence in Cosmetic Dermatology deliver through outstanding customer service, educating clients, patient safety while operating in a totally independent ethical mutually beneficial way. Our Values: Passionate – Knowledgeable – Dedicated, bolstered into everything we. Our Concept: The concept of our clinic practice is very simple: 1. Let’s make your skin healthy and our definition of Healthy Skin is Naturally: •Smooth •Even in color tone •Firm and tight •Hydrated •Tolerant •Contour rich •Free of disease Our goals to achieve optimum skin health include the following 4 steps: - Restore skin smoothness, tolerance, and even color tone - Provide uniform hydration - Improve circulation - Regulate skin cellular functions - Volume Restoration -Improve Lines and wrinkles 2. After building strong skin base foundation we can further explore the opportunities and with Advanced Facial Injectables and Medical Peels to further enhance the results. 3. Then the program leads to Preventative Maintenance. Over this time we have treated over 4000 patients and are currently working to a 79%+ retention ratio with ongoing treatments and plans, with 11% of our client base working in the medical profession expressing that we are best most published clinic when researching for treatments. Treatments we offer: Skin Analysis and Consultation Laser Thread Vein Removal (Candella Gentle Yag Pro Vasular Handpeice) Laser Hair Removal (Candella Gentle Yag Pro with Cryogen & Zimmer Coolant) Dermalux Phototherapy LED Treatment Approved and Fully Trained (by Dr Obagi & Dr Van Eeden) ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical treatments to treat acne, rosacea, sundamage, melasama, scarring and general ageing. ZO skin health and medical Peels e.g Stimulator peel, 3 Step peel and The new ZO Controlled Depth Blue Peel Advance Wrinkle Relaxant Injections to upper and lower face Hyperhidrosis using Botox Advance Dermal Filler treatment for Tear trough, chin enhancement, non surgical rhinoplasty, cheek enhancement, Jawline correction, lips, marionettes, nasolabial etc. EDS MicroNeedling Hydrafacial, PRP Therapy for skin rejuvenation and hair loss Carboxy Therapy Treatments Hair Prevention and Transplant with Rukhsana Khan and Dr Sam Van Eeden

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The ESHO Clinic

The ESHO Clinic was established in 2013 in Newcastle’s Jesmond. We specialise in non-surgical cosmetic treatments including Botox, dermal fillers, facial rejuvenation and corrective work. We pride ourselves on our obsession for detail and passion for producing the most outstanding results for every patient. We believe in carrying out treatments (particularly dermal fillers and Botox) in stages to produce the absolute optimum results. Every patient is unique and we ensure that every individual goes through a rigorous consultation process so that we can provide a bespoke luxury experience including; a treatment plan that is exclusive to them and a customer service experience that is to the highest standard both prior, during and after treatment.
Treatments we offer include Botox and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, facial contouring such as cheek fillers, tear trough treatment for dark under eye circles, brow lift to alleviate heaviness and depression of the eye brow region, lip augmentation to provide symmetry, definition and/or volume to the lips, non-surgical nose job, hand rejuvenation and chin and jaw line contouring. We also offer hyperhidrosis treatment, laser skin rejuvenation including resurfacing to treat acne scars and lipotherapy fat loss and sculpting. Another treatment we offer for skin rejuvenation is mesotherapy, dermapen for treatment of scarring and fine lines and LED skin therapy for post treatment recovery. I also provide laser tattoo removal.
In terms of technologies used, I was one of the first cosmetic doctors to use the Juvapen for micro Botox and I am a trainer for Church Pharmacy training other practitioners up on how to use the tool. Another technology we use in clinic is for the cupid’s bow lift where threads are passed through the philtrum to give the patient a natural resting pout. I also work very closely with Alma Lasers and am currently using the Alma XL Pro for multiple treatments including acne scar reduction, laser facials and hair removal. I also use the Alma Accent for body contouring and skin tightening. I was also the first doctor in the UK to use the Midas tool which I use to help sculpt the lips during lip augmentation.
I split my time between my clinics in Newcastle and 10 Harley Street in London. I spend half my time in the Newcastle clinic (2 weeks every month) and then half my time in my London clinic at 10 Harley Street. On average, we treat 150 patients a week.

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Key Dates for 2018 Awards

  • Entries Open 1st May 2018
  • Entries Close 29th June 2018
  • Finalists announced and voting open 31st August 2018
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October 2018
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 1st December 2018