The iS Clinical Award for Best Clinic South 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.


Aspire Clinic

Aspire Clinic provides a beautiful environment and is a prestige non-surgical aesthetics clinic based in Royal Berkshire. Established in 2008 it has a database of 3,500 regular patients and averages 5-600 patient appointments per month. Patients are mainly from around Berkshire, but a few travel from as far afield as Cheshire in the UK as well as France and Spain!!

The onus is on providing efficacious treatments that give enhanced but natural looking treatment results, helping patients to age positively and be the very best version of themselves.

Aspire offers a wide profile of treatments in order to be able to offer a wide range of treatment solutions. Treatments include CoolSculpting non- invasive permanent fat removal, non-surgical face lifting which may use a combination of Thread Lifts, Radio-Frequency Tissue Tightening, Dermal fillers and Botox. Skin rejuvenation solutions include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Mesotherapy, Dermaroller Skin Needling, Medical Microdermabrasion, Chemical Skin Peels and Medical Grade Laser treatments for pigmentation and thread veins as well as a range of prescription skincare, including Obagi Nu-Derm, the CRX system, and Clenziderm for Acne sufferers. In addition, we have a range of treatments for a variety of skin conditions including Acne, Acne Scarring, and Psoriasis and incorporate into this the award winning Dermalux LED Light Therapy which does wonderful things to improve a variety of skin conditions. Apart from CoolSculpting, body treatments include micro-sclerotherapy for thread veins, and treatments for stretch marks, skin laxity as well as permanent hair removal.

Our ethos is to engage expert practitioners, that also have great personal attributes, in order to give our patients an excellent treatment experience as well as building a close personal relationships with their practitioner. Our objectives are wrapped around providing excellence both in our treatment offerings and service levels and to be results-driven. By delivering the ‘Wow’ factor from our treatment solutions and giving patients the ‘red carpet’ experience from the moment they make contact with us we aim that they never to want to go anywhere else for their aesthetic solutions.

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Barstable Medical Clinic

Barstable Medical Clinic is a successful family run practice in Essex, now in its 14th year of business. Our clinic ethos is clear – to provide professional, safe and up to date, evidence based treatment at all times. We aim to achieve natural, age-appropriate and unique treatment plans for each and every client. We strive to offer a superior experience than our competitors; taking a patient-centred approach and supporting our clients aesthetic aspirations with our extensive knowledge and experience. As forward thinking practitioners, we provide in depth treatment programmes for patients; not just injecting for the ‘here and now’, but taking time to map out future treatment regimes to ensure on-going and long lasting facial rejuvenation. Described as ‘friendly’ and ‘approachable’ by our clients, we ensure a relaxing and comfortable experience yet retain a firm commitment to the highest standards of clinical care. We are renowned for our availability and customer aftercare, taking calls/emails 7 days a week, because we want to be there for our clients 100% of the time. In turn, our clients respond to this personal touch, and around 50% of new clients are word of mouth recommendations. Since its establishment in 2003, the client database has exponentially grown, with over 1200 regular clients now registered with us.

Treatments offered include: anti-wrinkle injections, advanced dermal fillers (including innovative 8 point lift and MD codes facial rejuvenation, tear trough, peri-orbital, temples), chemical peels, mesotherapy, microneedling, PDO thread face & neck lift, hyperhidrosis, Botox® for Chronic Migraine, minor surgery for skin lesions and dermatology consultations. As our experience has evolved so have our techniques and training. We pride ourselves on attending the latest conferences and courses, and continually researching new treatments, so that we can offer the most advanced and innovative procedures for our patients to achieve the best possible results.

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Bella Vou

Bella Vou ( offers clients a new and exciting approach to cosmetic surgical, non-surgical, hair restoration and dental treatments from a purpose-built, state-of-the-art private clinic in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

Established in August 2015, Bella Vou provides clients with a uniquely individual approach to cosmetic surgery. We boast some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the UK as part of our team. We are passionate about helping our clients to realise their aspirations, boost their confidence and deliver realistic results from cosmetic surgery.

From the moment a client first steps foot into our Pantiles Clinic, they see that Bella Vou is no ordinary cosmetic surgery clinic; from the chic surroundings to our state-of-the-art operating theatres, luxury treatment rooms and dental suite, our friendly team of experienced cosmetic surgeons will ensure that our clients receive the highest standard of care and attention. Bella Vou is far more than a consulting clinic; it is a boutique cosmetic hospital with almost all treatments carried out on site by our surgical team.

We are committed to continually improving and refining our services, while researching the latest advances and innovations in the fields of cosmetic surgery, laser, cosmetic dentistry and skin treatment. This enables us to offer men and women the most up to date and comprehensive range of treatments and services available in the UK today and to provide the highest standard of treatment that cosmetic surgery can offer.

Our clients’ well-being is something that we pride ourselves on. Bella Vou’s cosmetic surgeons are on hand to guide our clients through every step of their journey, from their initial consultation, through to the procedure itself and all aftercare. All aftercare costs are included in our fees, ensuring that patients are never surprised by hidden extras. We also have dedicated aftercare specialists to provide ongoing care and support, including our Practice Lead Nurse and Patient Co-ordinators.

The rationale behind Bella Vou is to provide our clients with a one-stop-shop for all their cosmetic needs, combining cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures and cosmetic dentistry in one modern clinic.

Bella Vou's team of exceptional cosmetic surgeons offers a range of cosmetic procedures to target the face, body, hands, breasts and smile, including facelifts, eye lifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, liposuction, lip enhancement, injectables, rhinoplasty, hand surgery, FUE and FUT hair transplantation and cosmetic dentistry.

Since commencing operations, the clinic has grown at tremendous pace, outstripping initial expectations for enquiries, customers and turnover threefold. To date the clinic has treated more than 1,000 clients, carrying out more than 500 surgical procedures.

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Cosmedica Beauty Medical Aesthetics

Our quest began in January 2016 when, after appropriate training, planning and preparation, my nurse wife and I took the giant leap from NHS service into the realm of aesthetics and beauty with the introduction of our first customer based service enterprise.

Our launch site was established within in a local hair and beauty salon. With their support and encouragement we began to develop a client base for anti- wrinkle injections, and dermal fillers.

We began our enterprise with only few clients mostly friends and acquaintances and now have an established regular client base of over 260 with over a 1000 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers and around £100,000 turnover.

In January 2016 we revealed our own purpose-designed clinic with two luxury treatment suites and a welcoming reception chamber.

We open only 3 days each week so far but are increasingly busy and soon to open a fourth day to cope with the numbers.

We are the only medical aesthetic clinic in the Isle of Wight with a doctor and nurse partnership. We employ Emily our aesthetic technician.
The team consists of Dr Kieron Cooney (MB BChir)
Nurse practitioner and aesthetics trained prescriber Vicky Cooney
Emily Ward technician and specialist in laser chair removal and skin sculpturing

With investment and forward thinking we have reviewed and sampled the newest technologies and treatments and have chosen the industry’s premier platforms to ensure only the best evidence based aesthetic interventions for our clients.

Diversity and quality of treatments has become synonymous with our ethos for Cosmedica Beauty.

Our ethos
Imperfection is beauty. Good looks are skin deep.
At Cosmedica Beauty we understand the way to a deeper reality of happiness of mind, body and spirit through our professional, confidential and friendly journey to feeling great.


Botulinum toxin for anti-wrinkle treatment and for migraines and hyperhydrosis

Dermal fillers including non-surgical rhinoplasty, 8-point face lift, eye troughs, cheeks etc

Platelet Rich Plasma for face rejuvenation, hair restoration and stretch marks

Silhouette Soft Threads (including neck and brow lifts)

PDO threads

3D-Lipo body contouring and skin tightening

3D-Skin med with HIFU and RF

Cryotherapy and minor surgery including curette and cautery and excision of lesions with dermoscopy service

Dermalux phototherapy

Medical grade microdermabrasion

Medical grade skin peels and skin care treatment packages

Genuine Dermaroller and Dermapen FNS

Lumenis Light Sheer Desire Laser (with Chilltip technology)

Thermavein (Thermo-coagulation technology)

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Cosmex Clinic

Cosmex, Cambridge was established in 2002 and has since become a multi award-winning clinic offering a full range of skincare rejuvenation, anti-ageing procedures as well as skin tightening and fat reduction. Since opening, the clinic has treated over 40,000 procedures, many of whom are existing and loyal customers that return regularly. From January to June 2017 the clinic has treated 394 unique customers with over 1003 services averaging 2.5 visits per clients, with a 92% conversion rate on over 200 consultations.

Cosmex offers a holistic approach to skin and body rejuvenation and only uses the very best products to ensure safe and natural results. Lou and her team look at each person and address not only the concern but the cause of that concern. Some patients may need multiple treatments or just a one off. Cosmex Clinic use a plethora of technologies to address the majority of skin and body concerns such as:
• Advanced Injectables using dermal fillers Restylane and Radiesse as well as Botox.
• EndyMed™ 3 Deep RF, FSR and Intensif for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
• Hi-Fu for generating new collagen in the skin and body contouring
• IPL for skin rejuvenation and treatment of Rosacea
• Laser and Diode Laser for hair removal, tattoo removal and pigmented lesions.
• CoolSculpting for non-surgical fat removal
• Laser and Sclerotherapy for thread vein treatment
• HydroMediTM facials in conjunction with SkinMed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, hydrate and protect
• DermaDeepTM LED light Therapy
• Skin Analysis, medical grade skincare and peels
• Micro Needling and Scar Treatment

Every new patient receives an in-depth consultation to ensure their suitability and screen for any medical issues and aesthetic history and to create a bespoke treatment plan based on realistic expectations. Proposed treatment plans are written, the patient will have a copy together with written brochure information. Over a patient’s lifetime Cosmex Clinic hope to protect, prevent and repair the skin for women and men of all ages.
Cosmex also offer additional services operating from the clinic provided by medical specialists in their fields including:

• Prostate Check Clinic
• Breast Check Clinic

Lou Sommereux, Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber of Cosmex Clinic, which she set up over 15 years ago is based on the below principles, that still stand today:
• The commitment to meeting the individual needs of you the patient, with dignity and privacy.
• To strive to deliver care to the highest standards.
• To use safe, clinically proven products.
• Treating customers how they would want to be treated
• Being prepared not to treat if assessed not suitable.
• To refer to appropriate pathways

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Harpenden Skin Clinic was formed in 2011 by nurse practitioner and aesthetic medicine expert, Janne Richardson. Janne, who is hugely passionate about skin care, is a strong believer in the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to aesthetic beauty treatments, something our clients have benefitted from over the years, and the main reason they keep coming back.

As the business started to grow, Janne began forming a carefully considered team of highly
skilled professionals, dedicated to providing the best possible results, while delivering the highest levels of customer care.

We have recently moved into our new, purpose built, premises on the outskirts of Harpenden. With seven treatment rooms, a consultation room, light lounge and a large relaxation area, our client offering has been elevated to a whole new level. The tranquil surroundings and state-of-the-art facilities combine to deliver a relaxing, enjoyable and personable customer experience.

We have a database of over two-thousand clients and regularly treat upwards of 200 clients, per week. From initial contact, to treatments and aftercare; we deliver first-class levels of customer service.

We embrace the individuality of each client, and using the latest technologies; provide
the highest quality treatments and aftercare. It is imperative that we can offer our clients a wide range of personalised treatments, and are constantly investing in the latest and greatest, evidence-based, treatments and equipment. In the last year alone, we have introduced no fewer than ten new treatment options.

Our treatment portfolio includes: Botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, Profhilo, Radiofrequency,
cryolipolysis, Skin peels (mild to moderate) derma needling, Laser resurfacing, IPL, Laser hair
removal, LED light therapy, and many more.

We also work closely with a plastic surgeon, who provides on-site consultations, a Dermatologist, a nutritionist and a functional medicine doctor. This ensures our clients are being offered the most effective and appropriate treatments, and not just those that fall within the scope of practice.

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health + aesthetics

health + aesthetics is an award-winning clinic at the forefront of introducing innovative new treatments in the South East. Our driving ethos is to continually strive for perfection for our patients, using the latest aesthetic treatments to achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results.

Our track record:

• Established in 2008 in the historic market town of Farnham in Surrey,
• Dr Rekha Tailor and her team bring over 70 years of trusted aesthetic experience,
• 3,203 fully registered patients, with another 1005 interested patients,
• Over 3,995 aesthetic treatments conducted in the past year alone,
• An extensive portfolio of skin, face and body treatments,
• One of the first clinics to offer Femilift and Ultherapy in the South/South East.

We continue to provide cutting-edge, results-based aesthetic treatments; including Alevere Therapy (a weight loss and body contouring programme), Ultherapy (a non-surgical facelift), Femilift (vaginal rejuvenation), CoolSculpting (fat-freezing treatment) and Harmony Laser Treatments (an array of laser treatments).

We offer an extensive menu of the latest tried and trusted aesthetic treatments. In addition to those mentioned above we offer cosmetic injections, Profhilo, thread lifts, Plexr, laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, fractionated laser skin resurfacing, and other treatments such as micro-sclerotherapy, micro-needling (Dermapen), PRP, facial peels, Hydrafacial, Dermalux LED therapy, minor surgery and cosmeceuticals.

This excellent range of treatments is comparable to Harley Street London, but offers the same technology for less, providing real value for money. Patients who have switched to us have also told us that, compared with London clinics, the team spends more time with them and they feel better appreciated and valued.

We are devoted to delivering treatments in a friendly, knowledgeable and professional way to nurture trust and confidence. Great care is taken to make the journey from first enquiry to final follow-up as smooth and patient-centric as possible.

Our patients enjoy the tranquillity of a characterful 200 year old listed building, stylishly refurbished to provide a clean and safe environment. We’re conveniently located in the town centre, but, thanks to separate front and rear courtyard entrances, our clients enjoy complete discretion and privacy. There are five rooms for consultations and treatments, as well as a dedicated studio for taking professional before and after photographs.

Every patient receives an in-depth individual consultation to assess specific needs and develop a personalised treatment plan. Treatments are tailored to deliver the best possible results so that patients look and feel their absolute best.

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Medikas Medispa

Medikas is a doctor led premier aesthetic clinic based in the SouthWest of England providing advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures in a beautiful setting.

The exclusive Medikas brand and clinic was founded by Dr Beatriz Molina and was established 12 years ago in 2005.

Dr Molina’s first boutique clinic was opened in Street, Somerset, in 2007, and the excellent reputation of Medikas, ensured a large and stable patient base in a relatively small county town. This enabled the Medikas clinic to grow, culminating in its first award for Best UK Clinic two years later.

In 2014, Medikas opened its beautiful flagship clinic in Whiteladies Road, Clifton, in the heart of Bristol. The stunning Bristol clinic is set over three floors with two clinical treatment rooms, a theatre, recovery room and a laser treatment room. We also have a beautiful training academy which provides the perfect facility for aesthetic practitioners and cosmeceuticals brands to demonstrate best practices, as well as allowing ongoing training for our experienced team, keeping them up to date with new products and techniques.

Medikas typically sees 350-400 patients walking through the doors of both clinics over a month. Medikas believes in offering it’s patients a holistic approach, ensuring the correct time and care is offered as part of our service.

Medikas clinics provide many aesthetic procedures including;

dermal fillers, botulin toxin, thread lifts and other anti-wrinkle treatments like skin boosters and sculptra.
lasers and IPL systems,
chemical peels, light therapy (LED) and medical facials,
plasma technology and micro-needling,
body contouring using cryolipolisis and RF.

Medikas prides itself on our values and ethos to help ensure that the highest standards are met for our clinic and our patients;

Our Professional Team work closely together to ensure our customers receive the highest quality of care and customer service at all times.
Medikas aims to provide a comprehensive range of services and solutions to promote good skin health and treat the signs of ageing.
We believe that through natural enhancement we can make our customers look and feel their best.
We treat our customers with respect and discretion so that they feel safe in our care.
We are highly trained experts and innovators within the Aesthetic field, dedicated to the safety and care of our patients.

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Perfect Skin Solutions

Perfect Skin Solutions was started by Dr Dev Patel in 2011, offering non-surgical aesthetic treatments for the face and body. In 2014, he opened his own clinic with his wife, Nishal, who offers treatment for the feet, as a podiatrist. The clinic sees 500-600 skin/aesthetic patients per month. The "skin" treatment offering has extended at a rapid rate fuelled by Dr Patel’s persistent desire to offer more holistic and tailored treatment plans to his patients. The treatment menu includes: Laser and light therapies (Harmony Xl Pro), Soft Surgery (including Plexr and needle-shaping), Toxin and dermal fillers, Chemical Peels (Enerpeel, AlumierMD), DermapenFNS, Mesotherapy, Non-invasive lipotherapy including tripolar radio-frequency and more. In regards to Soft Surgery, Dr Patel was one of the very first UK doctors to start offering this revolutionary spectrum of treatment, and voluntarily supports more recent newcomers to this technology with almost daily support via a Whatsapp group and email. There is no single mission statement for our clinic. Dr Patel regularly reminds his team on the ethical pillars upon which medical practice in the UK is based and believes our ethos should be based on the same foundation. Aside from following a strict code of ethical practice, meticulous attention to the patient journey is paramount. In regards to the former, staff even accept that there is no commission earned on any "sales" including that of skincare products. (Despite that, 14% of our turnover is from skincare product sales.) A key focus of consultations is to identify the needs and expectations of the patient and agree on a mutually acceptable treatment plan with realistic expectation. Being in a working class area, the team are conscious of ensuring a plan, that fits comfortably with the patient’s budget, is set from the start. All patients get an initial consultation appointment of 30 minutes (or longer) and will usually have a further consult on the day of any treatment. Dr Patel is strongly against the commonly heard line of "You NEED...." and treats all patients as being potentially vulnerable to lowering of self-esteem through poor communication and also inappropriate influence towards inadequately justified treatments. Any patient who subscribes to a course of treatment from which results can be variable eg laser hair removal or lipotherapy, will be invited to personally meet with Dr Patel and their therapist, half-way through the course, if (mutually) satisfactory improvements are not being achieved. The option of moving to an alternative treatment, if appropriate, would then be offered, ensuring the patient is not obliged to pay anymore. Dr & Mrs Patel's attention to the customer experience from first enquiry onwards, has been truly commendable. The underlying belief that they are forging a long-term relationship has allowed them to build an enviable reputation on their customer-intimate approach. Staff are provided with full access to an on-line aesthetics/customer service training package and further, ongoing training has been provided internally and externally.

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S-Thetics Ltd

S-Thetics launched on May 2nd 2015 in Beaconsfield Old Town, Buckinghamshire. I am the founder and Medical Director and am a qualified surgeon and cosmetic doctor. I have 12 years of surgical training in the NHS, with 6 of those years being spent in burns and reconstructive plastic surgery. I have over 9 years experience in medical aesthetics.

The clinic launched with a database of zero patients, in a new town and county where I had no previous clinical practice. Since opening we have treated over 1,575 patients at the clinic.

We offer cutting-edge medical aesthetic treatments that I personally assess for safety and efficacy.

Our treatments comprise:
- VISIA digital skin analysis
- Cosmeceutical Skincare: iS Clinical, Universkin and Oxygenetix
- Medical grade facial treatments: the Fire and Ice facial and the HydraFacial
- Radiofrequency treatments: tightening and contouring, fractional skin resurfacing, body contouring, e-Dermastamp and Intensif skin microneedling using EndyMed 3DEEP® radiofrequency technology
- Combination medical grade facials: HydraTite (Endymed 3DEEP and HydraFacial), Collagen Wave Fire and Ice (EndyMed 3DEEP and Fire and Ice)
- SculpSure body contouring and non-invasive fat reduction
- PhotoFacials with IPL
- Icon laser skin rejuvenation
- Axillary hyperhidrosis and muscle relaxing injections using botulinum toxin
- Dermal filler injections
- Femilift for treating urinary stress incontinence

We are dedicated to being at the forefront of our profession and work closely with our supplier partners to optimise, innovate and evolve our clinical protocols for the benefit of our patients.

I place a strong emphasis on research-based innovation and work closely with some of our professions leading technologies.

In 2015 S-Thetics was awarded ‘Highly Commended for Best New Clinic UK & Ireland 2015/2016’ at the 2015 Aesthetic Awards, just 7 months after launching.

In 2016 we won awards for ‘Reception Team of the Year, UK & Ireland’ at the 2016 Aesthetics Awards and ‘Best New Practice, South England and Wales’ at the 2016 MyFaceMyBody awards.

Our ethos is to treat patients with respect, integrity and professionalism and to deliver safe, effective treatments to high standards. We do this in an informative, educational and integrative manner to allow patients to make informed decisions in their own time.

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Key Dates for 2018 Awards

  • Entries Opened 1st May 2018
  • Entries Closed 29th June 2018
  • Finalists announced and voting opened 31st August 2018
  • Voting and Judging Closed 31st October 2018
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 2nd December