The Venus Concept Award For Best Clinic Ireland

Best Clinic categories are awarded regionally. The award is open to clinics that have been open for more than 12 months and will be judged on commitment to excellence in customer service, patient care and patient safety, as well as evidence of good feedback from patients. Aesthetics reserves the right to move your clinic entry to another regional category if deemed appropriate. You will be notified of this change. You are encouraged to keep your entry concise and clear; bullet points and the use of formatting options such as bold, underlines and italics are encouraged to ensure your entry is easy to digest for judges. A strict character limit of 1,700 (including spaces) is enforced for each question and you must not exceed this; however, your entry does not have to meet it. References are included in the character count, although you may supply a reference list as part of your supplementary materials if it exceeds the character count. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel.


Beyond Skin

Dr Ross Martin, Medical Supervisor

Member, British Medical Laser Association

Member, Cosmetic Doctors Association

Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Godfrey Town, Laser Protection Advisor
PhD Quality Assurance in the Democratisation of Light-Based Therapies
Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Member, European Society for Laser Dermatology
Member, British Medical Laser Association

Elaine Doran, Medical Aesthetic Consultant
Member, Dermatology & Aesthetics Nurse Association of Ireland
Member, ACE Guidelines Group

Gillian Lowe, Clinic Manager
BTec National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences DDM Level 3
Level 4 Certificate Core of Knowledge: Laser User Training
Laser Safety (GCG Healthcare)
Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Techniques (Cynosure)
IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation (Energist)
Advanced Skin Peel Treatments (Dermaquest)
Skin Anatomy (Skinceuticals)

Jennie Wallace, General Manager

Anna Pokrzywa, Senior Aesthetic Practitioner
Degree, Applied Cosmetology
Level 4 Certificate Core of Knowledge: Laser User Training
Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Techniques (Cynosure)
Nu-Derm Protocols & Skin Peels (Obagi Medical) 
Advanced Skin Peels (Dermaquest

Tara Conway, Aesthetic Practitioner
NVQ Beauty Therapy Level 3
NVQ Laser & Light Therapies Level 4
Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Techniques (Cynosure)
Nu-Derm Protocols & Skin Peels (Obagi Medical)
Advanced Skin Peels (Dermaquest)

Fiona Barr, Aesthetic Practitioner 
Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Techniques (Cynosure)
Advanced Skin Peels (Dermaquest)

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Highly Commended

Elite Aesthetics Clinic ltd

Elite aesthetic clinic has 7 staff, 

Mrs Emma Heaney Medical Director - Aesthetic practitioner and medical Trainer RN RM PHNS INP

Director  & clinical services manager.

Aesthetician – skin specialist level 3

Beauty therapist level3

Beauty therapist level 2


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Our clinic team is led by aesthetic nurse practitioner Claudia McGloin. She conducts all of the consultations and offers all of the medical aesthetic procedures in clinic apart from botulinum toxin. It is illegal for anyone other than a doctor or dentist to inject toxin in Ireland so, for this reason, over the years the clinic has a Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Dentist attend the clinic on sessional basis to offer patients this procedure. 

As the clinic is growing so too is the team as we start to add more procedures and services. The clinic will also be conducting weight management and will have a weightloss consultant. In addition the clinic are recruiting new team members such as an advanced facialist and an aesthetic nurse to work alongside the clinical director. 

 We also have links to Vascular Surgeons, Gynaecologists, Intervention Radiographers, Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists that we would regularly refer patients onto and would receive referrals from. 


The clinical director holds dual nursing registration in both the UK and Ireland. She started her nursing career over 22 years ago in the UK and has worked in a variety of clinical settings and hospitals in the NHS. Claudia has attended several medical aesthetics courses over the years and keeps up to date yearly by attending training courses, conferences, masterclasses and meetings. She is a nurse trainer for Aesthetic Source for Skin Tech and regularly attends training in Skin Tech Pharma Group. She also keeps up to date by doing E learning from the HSE in Ireland and online learning from the British Dermatology Nurses Group. In addition she has also completed a Patient Safety course and a train the trainer for Open Disclosure in the Irish health service.

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Elanamie Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Kelleher – Medical Director

Dr Liz Kelleher BDS has a Masters (Distinction) in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University London in 2017 (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) London.

Her thesis was on Dermal Filler for the Tear Trough (see attached).

She won the Grimaldi Prize for excellence for her work and a Bursery to Naples to Study with Dr Adriano Santorelli.

Dr. Kelleher considers training and qualifications to be the cornerstone to a good healthy aesthetics practice.

She is a Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).

Dr. Kelleher was an Aesthetics trainer for Teoxane from 2016-2018.

To keep on top of trends and techniques worldwide, Liz also has a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAMed).

Emma Drake

Dip Advance Skin Science
Emma is a licensed clinical skin therapist and experienced medical aesthetician with more than ten years experience in the field of skin health and medical facials. Emma has worked with some of the most up to date non-surgical technologies in the aesthetics industry, specialising in skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, laser treatments and body contouring. Emma is excited at the medical grade tools now at her disposal and recently completed ZO Skincare training and Image MD training. She has a Diploma in Advanced Skin Science.

Clodagh Mulcahy

Receptionist, guinea pig and general dogsbody. Her job is to welcome patients and manage patient flow and experience.  If anything goes wrong, it’s her fault.

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Kerry Hanaphy Clinic

  • Medical Director - Kerry Hanaphy R.G.N
  • Training includes, but not limited to:
  • QMED London (2004)
  • Trainer for TEKNO Surgical Dublin (2006) 
  • Intense Impulse Light (IPL)
  • Colonic Irrigation and Endermologie
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Train the Trainer with Galderma (2006)
  • BTEC Laser Course (2006)
  • PRP Training (2012)
  • Mesotherapy Training (2013)
  • Chemical Peel training (2013)
  • PDO Training (2013)
  • Cadaver Training with Dalvi (2015)
  • Cadaver Training with Galderma Glasgow and Belfast (2015/2016)
  • Allergan Codes (All Levels)
  • LMT Training in Watford for Galderma (2017)
  • Prophilo Training (2017) and since trained for Ireland in (2018)
  • Cadaver Training (2019) 

  • Dr MF O DRISCOLL B.D.S N.U.I - Anti Wrinkle Specialist
  • Dr Rory Kelly - Anti Wrinkle Specialist 
  • Janette McGover R.G.N 
  • Ashley Keogh - Clinic Co-ordinator
  • Emily - HR
  • Ian O’Keeffe - PR & Marketing

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Revive Clinic

Revive Clinic's Medical Director is Dr. Joanne O’Riordan. Joanne qualified as a Dental Surgeon from University College Cork in 1995.

She has been awarded two Postgraduate Diplomas in Implant Dentistry and Conscious Sedation from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Warwick since that time.  Joanne also holds an MSC in Orthodontics from Warwick University. 

It was her love of completing ‘smile make overs’ for her patients that introduced her into the field of ‘Facial Rejuvenation’ which she has been involved in since 2005, after completing extensive training in this field in both London and Glasgow. 

Dr Joanne is also a qualified CPR Trainer, in addition to having recently completed an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course. She regularly trains groups in resuscitation and use of an AED.

Liz Cronin Company Director & Aesthetic Therapist

Louisa Loughran  Aesthetic Therapist

Aisling O' Connor  Aesthetic Therapist

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 28th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 2nd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 7th December

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