Cosmetic clinic sits pretty after strong growth

Jackie Partridge

Cosmetic clinic sits pretty after strong growth

Dermal Clinic, the champions of responsible cosmetic treatment in Scotland, have announced strong financial growth ahead of their tenth anniversary.

The Edinburgh-based company saw sales rise 21% last year, and it became the first clinic in the country to register with Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).

The recent success marks a decade of annual, double digit growth. Jarrod Partridge, who runs the clinic with his wife Jackie, said: “This is a testament to our team – and to the power of doing things the right way.

“What’s even more pleasing is to get these figures just ahead of our 10th anniversary in November. Now we plan to celebrate that with some of the most loyal staff, customers and suppliers who’ve helped us with this achievement.”

The financial success has also been built on the introduction of innovative new treatments, including a medically-led weight loss programme, a treatment for thin eyelashes, skin treatments and tattoo removal.

Jackie, who has collected numerous cosmetic nursing accolades, said: “It’s been a real year of success on multiple fronts, but for me the biggest success is that we continued to shine a light on the real and powerful benefits of ethical cosmetic treatments.

“One of the keys to our financial performance is that we give people measured advice, treatments that are right for them and which deliver subtle-yet-effective results. We give our customers the confidence to feel comfortable in their own skins.”

Success has also been driven by the popularity of the medically-controlled Alevere weight loss programme, since Dermal Clinic is one of only three venues in Scotland which offers it.

In the past year Dermal Clinic also became the first in Scotland to partner with San Francisco-based health-tech pioneer Qardio, using its equipment to monitor Alevere patients remotely.

Dermal Clinic was also the first in Scotland to offer an eagerly-awaited treatment to restore thin or short eyelashes. The ‘LashClinic’ is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis, approved in the US since 2008, which is now proving extremely popular with Scots.

Jarrod said: “Without a doubt our most important asset is our staff and we are seeing a clear return on investing in appointing high quality people to widen our services. We are well placed to continue our growth and to maintain our policy of recruiting talented, locally-based people.”