Nurse practitioner Laura Buggy has launched an aesthetics clinic in Framfield.
She works with her doctor partner Leon to provide services using medical grade equipment and products, primarily to help people with skin problems.
Laura told Uckfield News: “Some people ask why I would use my years of medical training and acute nursing experience to carry out work which seems superficial, but what it does is help other people with skin problems that affect their lives.
“My clients have told me that what has been achieved in their care is life-changing. What could be more rewarding than that?” she asked.
The Glo. Skin Clinic, at 28 Beckets Way, in Framfield, offers treatments which begin with skin care advice and are backed up with the use of Zo Skin Health products which are available only to medical practitioners.
The clinic also offers non-invasive procedures, such as Jett plasma Silverhead treatments, LED phototherapy, and minimally invasive procedures like microneedling (collagen induction therapy) with skin pen PRP, platelet rich plasma, for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. Botox and fillers are available too.
Treatment follows a skin consultation where Laura establishes what the problems are, what the client would like the outcome to be, and where she manages expectation, outlining what can be achieved, depending on budget, and the course of action followed.
“Everything we do is science-based. We have researched the treatments looking for proven results, been trained in their use, and we believe in what we do. We know the treatments work. We know the products are among the best in the world.”
Laura trained as a nurse at the Kings College Nightingale Institute and specialised in paediatrics before working in London teaching hospitals mainly in A&E and theatre recovery.
She carried on training to become a nurse practitioner enabling her to work more autonomously.
She works as a nurse practitioner in East Sussex and has also worked in A&E from the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Laura met Leon while working in A&E department at a South London hospital. She had returned from travelling in Australia and he had just arrived in the country from South Africa where he worked as a GP.
He went on to become a private GP in Harley Street, also working for the O2 arena where he treated some of the big acts and celebrities.
The couple grew interested in aesthetics to help Laura who was battling a variety of skin conditions, ranging from the effects of acne to lesions around her eyes and pigmentation issues.
They grew fascinated by evidence-based discoveries, liking the science involved, and were able to improve Laura’s skin, so went on to treat others.
Laura said: “I know from my own experience what an effect treatment can have on confidence and that is what I want others to feel.”
She added: “Self-care is important for mental health and resilience. It is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.”
Laura and Leon moved to Framfield with their two daughters four years ago and are enjoying the feeling of space in the countryside and the small village school attended by their girls.
Now, to grow interest in their home-based clinic they are running a draw via the Glo. Skin Clinic Facebook page offering three Jett Plasma Silverhead Skin Treatments worth up to £500 as the prize.
The treatments are non-invasive and are designed to rejuvenate the skin.
The winner will be drawn on Friday, July 31, and the first treatment must be started by October 31, 2020. To take part visit the Glo. Skin Clinic Facebook page, ‘like’ the post containing the offer, and follow the page.
• Contact details for Glo. Skin Clinic can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Beauticians or Health and Well-Being.