Why choose Snowberry Lane?

We’re seeing lots of reports about the dangers of the lack of regulations within the UK Cosmetic Industry, with injectable procedures such as Botox and Dermal Fillers being carried out by people with no medical training at all:

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-02-12/dermal-fillers-regulation-alberto-costa-rachael-knappier/

We understand why it’s so important to carefully select your Cosmetic Clinic and Practitioner to ensure you get the best treatment possible and that you are in a safe and professional environment. Below we’ll explain what we do here at Snowberry Lane Clinic do to keep our clients safe.

Staff:

  • All of our invasive procedures are carried about by trained and experienced medical professionals, you will be seen by a Doctor or a Nurse.

Clinic

  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission: https://www.cqc.org.uk/ an independent regulator who ensure we provide our clients with safe, effective, compassionate care.
  • The clinic is in its 16th year of practice, we have seen thousands of clients so have a fantastic level of experience that enables us to offer the most effective treatments for each individual.

If you have any questions about the qualifications of our staff or the way we are regulated please give us a call on 01225 700072. We hope to be able to show you why we are a good choice for you if you are seeking a cosmetic treatment.

Safeguarding clients of cosmetic treatments

https://news.sky.com/story/superdrug-botox-customers-face-tougher-mental-health-checks-11611479

You may have heard or seen in the news in the past couple of days the discussion around the safety of high street cosmetic treatments. Now that Botox and Fillers are becoming more readily available, healthcare professionals are calling for more stringent checks to ensure the safety of potential clients, read the original article here.

Safeguarding our clients is at the heart of what we do at Snowberry Lane Clinic, which is why we are registered with the Care Quality Commission an independent governing body who set standards of care that protect clients of medical cosmetic treatments. We are proud to work with this organisation to make sure the level of care we deliver ensures that everyone who visits Snowberry Lane is treated with dignity and respect, not pressured into any treatments, and are given the quality of care that every person deserves.

It is vital that when you seek cosmetic treatment that you ensure you are in safe hands. So we want to give you some top tips to help you choose the right cosmetic practice for you:

  1. Using the Care Quality Commision to check establishments credentials is a great place to start: https://www.cqc.org.uk. Practices that are registered with the CQC have to meet certain standards of care, which is very reassuring to clients.
  2. Enquire about the background of the practitioners. All of the practitioners at Snowberry Lane Clinic who carry out Botox and Filler procedures are registered medical professionals – experienced Doctors and Nurses.
  3. Find out about the level of experience of the practitioner, Snowberry Lane Clinic is in it’s sixteenth year of practice, our Directors Ann and Rupert have the highest level of experience, they have selected and trained a team of like-minded professionals, whom they trust to deliver the same standard of treatment as themselves.
  4. Look into whether the practice has good mental health safeguards in place. We have an established relationship with an experienced Psychotherapist, who we refer clients to when we feel that it is in the best interests of the client.

For any further information about Snowberry Lane Clinic, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

New Fitness Studio

We like to offer the most effective treatments and provide the best possible service, so let us introduce you to our brand new Fitness Studio to help complete the new you!

Newly opened, our Fitness Studio brings a selection of popular gym equipment to the convenience of the doorstep of the clinic.

Equipment includes:

  • Static Rowers
  • Static Bikes
  • Free weights
  • Resistance bands
  • Kettle bells
  • Stepper

Membership is available to all clients, we’re running an introductory offer if you sign up for 12 months and pay upfront you’ll get 12 months for the price of 10.

For information on pricing simply call to speak to one of the team who can book an induction with one of our instructors: 01225 700072

 

 

Meet the team – Dr Rupert Gabriel

Dr Rupert Gabriel

Dr Gabriel was recently featured in a Medical Professionals segment for Bath Life, so we thought we’d share his Q&A with you.

In a nutshell, what do you do?

I run a cosmetic clinic in Wiltshire alongside my wife Ann, where we aim to increase or in some cases restore our clients’ confidence with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Our philosophy is to use our treatments to make improvements that look as natural as possible.

Proudest recent accomplishment?

It was Snowberry Lane Clinic’s 13th anniversary at the start of the year so I think that’s been my most recent source of pride, reaching this milestone and celebrating it in our new premises with new staff has been wonderful.

Any exciting news?

I’m incredibly excited about the latest results of our weight loss therapy Alevere. It’s a combined treatment involving medically designed meal substitutes and body contouring. At our latest count we’ve worked with 97 clients so far who have lost an incredible 1,130 kilos between them (that’s 180 stones if you’re old-school like me!).

Professional plans for 2016?

In 2016 I’d like to make sure the clinic stays at the forefront of aesthetic medicine, we’re always keen to see how the industry is changing and learning new techniques and treatments so that we can offer the quality of service and results that our clients are looking for.

Biggest challenge in your professional life?

The biggest challenge I face, without a doubt, is time. I need more hours in the day to get more done! We’re incredibly busy at the clinic and it feels like you’re letting people down when you can’t see them straight away, hopefully they understand, and find that it’s worth the wait.

Biggest misconception about what you do?

I think the biggest misconception about the cosmetic industry as a whole is that it’s a quick fix. People often forget to consider downtime and are expecting results to be instantaneous, although some treatments do provide fast results most take time to develop especially when the focus is on natural-looking treatment.

What do you love about working in/around Bath?

Snowberry Lane Clinic is based in Melksham just outside of Bath, the best thing about working here is the countryside setting and the brilliant variety of clients that come to see us.

Dream client?

I love live music so a dream client would be Lianne La Havas, I saw her perform live in Bristol a few years ago with my wife and daughters, and she has an incredible voice.

Favourite subject at school?

It’s probably a little obvious, but I genuinely enjoyed the sciences when I was at school. I had a very inquisitive mind and they presented the most opportunity for discovery to me.

In your free time we’d most likely find you…

If the weather is good I’ll be mountain biking or motorbiking with friends, or if the weather forces me indoors I’m absolutely mad about table tennis, so I’d be playing that with my family or soon-to-be-son-in-laws!

Surprise us with something about yourself

Last year (with a lot of help from friends and family) I installed a water turbine at the weir in Bradford-on-Avon, this will help to generate green electricity for the local area and also to off-set the CO2 produced by the clinic. My dream is for the clinic to be carbon neutral to eliminate the negative impact our use of electricity has on the earth.

Get to know the rest of the team here.

New Year, New Location

If you didn’t know yet, we’ve moved location! When the clinic was founded in 2003 we were just a small group, but now oever a decade later we’ve grown in numbers and the time has come to expand our operations.

Snowberry  Lane has moved to a bigger, brighter and better location on the edge of Melksham. We’re now right by the train station and the A350. It’s the most convenient location one could hope for and is much easier to get to than our old base of operations.

We’re very excited about the new space as it gives us the opportunity to increase the number and variety of treatments we can carry out as well as having more clinicians working here.

You can find all the info you need about our location and how to get here on our Find Us page.