The team at Mc Aesthetics Leeds
The management team at Mc Aesthetics in Leeds

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Leading Yorkshire aesthetic clinic invests £35k in equipment for reopening

Yorkshire’s aesthetic clinic-to-the stars is now open and has reported record bookings in just a few days of reopening.

Rebecca Mac, a qualified registered nurse, independent prescriber and owner of Mc Aesthetics in Horsforth near Leeds, which specialises in non-surgical aesthetic treatments and training, has a full appointment book at her clinic in Leeds until the end of October following a lot of hard work when her business was closed and £35k invested in new equipment.

Mc Aesthetics performs services such as lip augmentation, dermal fillers, facial treatments, laser hair removal service, and also provides specialist industry-leading medical aesthetic training for nurses, dentists, doctors and beauty therapists. The team was part of Katie Prices glam squad for her reality show in 2016.

Every year Rebecca and her team, located at three clinics, train over 100 medical professionals from all around the UK and welcome in excess of 10,000 aesthetics treatment customers for popular beauty procedures. She set up the business eight years ago and was one of the first clinics to make lip enhancement fashionable and bring facial aesthetics to social media, quickly drawing in a celebrity following.

The beauty and aesthetics industry in the UK is now worth £30bn and growing, overtaking publishing and car production, directly employing around 370k people or more. It was one of the last business sectors to be allowed to operate once more following the easing of lockdown conditions.

Rebecca’s three businesses, which employs 15 people at clinics in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham as well as utilising a team of 20+ additional self-employed medical aesthetic practitioners such as specialist laser hair removal technicians, closed for lockdown on 21st March along with the rest of the UK hospitality industry.

The staff were placed on furlough and the management team worked hard behind the scenes to continue to promote the businesses tirelessly online using social media, resulting in full appointment diaries for treatments as well as fully booked aesthetic training courses from now until December 2020.

In fact, demand for the most popular treatments has increased by 25% compared with the same period last year, and to accommodate this, two new aestheticians have been recruited across the clinics from July onwards plus additional new equipment.

During lockdown, Mc Aesthetic clinics has invested £30,000 in two new medical grade diode laser hair removal machines and a further £5,000 for additional PPE, temperature measuring devices, floor markers, screens, auto hand sanitizers and deep cleaning across all sites to keep customers safe as the UK comes out of lockdown, in accordance with government guidelines. All staff achieved the new Barbicide COVID-9 certification, which further reinforces the businesses ongoing dedication to infection control.

Owner of Mc Aesthetics, Rebecca Mac, said: “We have built up an excellent reputation in the beauty, medical and aesthetics industry over the last eight years and I am very proud of what we have achieved so I wanted to sustain our business during lockdown and the temporary closure of our industry. I have invested every single penny I have in ensuring that we have a business to come back to. July-October appointments are pretty much booked up at all three sites and we are delighted with this.

“In terms of infection control, we have medical backgrounds so this has always been at the forefront of our business; to keep our clients safe and we continue to be absolutely dedicated to maintaining the highest standards possible. We’re delighted to be back doing what we love best and contributing to a booming business sector.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by ASPR .

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