Clare McLoughlin

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Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin has been a general nurse since 1988 and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience in the aesthetic field.Clare is a member of the Save Face UK Expert Advisory Board.

As a recognised aesthetic trainer, Clare is known for her professional approach and skill in the field of aesthetics and has appeared on a number of television programmes performing injectable aesthetic treatments. After working as a practitioner for a large national chain 2001-2003, Clare started her own business – Appearance Based Medicine – in 2004, to enable her to provide the highest level of patient care and satisfaction.

Clare is has been an advanced techniques trainer in Botulinum toxin treatments and Skin fillers since 2004.  As well as training other Healthcare professionals in this field, Clare is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS).  

Clare is recently published and her clinic Appearance Based Medicine is located in Marlow- on- Thames.

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