It is Christmas Time at MBNS….


The welcome at MBNS, the specialist medico beauty salon in Thame’s North Street, could not be warmer. Both the outside of the clinic and its interior are elegantly draped in Christmas decorations. I’ve arrived on an invitation to experience for myself MBNS’s open door policy. Anyone can drop in for just a chat and a cup of coffee. “Some people feel a little shy about coming to a medico beauty clinic,” says nurse Marea Brennan Thorns. “But our approach has always been to create a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere. There is absolutely no pressure on anyone who just wants to have a look around the place and to hear about our work and to see if we can help them.

On this particular morning, the friendliness of the clinic is enhanced still further by the alluring scent of freshly baked mince pies which have come straight from Lotte Duncan’s Kitchen. (MBNSalong with local and TV chef,  Lotte Duncan are joining forces to bring the Christmas spirit to Thame).   I sink back down into one of the sofas and, over a free steaming ginger bread latté, listen as Marea explains how the many non-invasive procedures which are carried out at MBNS can help transform our looks, from tackling wrinkles to simply rejuvenating our skin. Treatments that are comfortable and long-lasting.

“Now is really a great time to consider a skin treatment, in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year when there are parties and events to attend” says Marea. Winter weather and the drying effects of central heating can have a really adverse impact on the condition of our skin. But the treatments we have here at MBNS can be truly transformative, restoring the skin’s softness, suppleness and firmness. What’s more the transformation can be remarkable and, in many cases, is visible and noticeable almost at once. As well as spoiling yourself you can also treat a partner or friend by way of an early Christmas present.”

On the subject of imaginative Christmas presents, I spot a whole range of beauty and cosmetic products elegantly arranged in gift packs. “You won’t find many of these really advanced products in High Street shops,” says Marea, “only here at MBNS.  Take the iS Clinical range of skincare products. They are fabulous but are exclusive to clinics like ourselves. We also offer makeup demonstrations so that visitors can take advantage of the expertise of our skincare team.”

As part of the MBNS open door approach, the staff are currently running demonstrations of a new radio frequency facelift treatment, which is a skin tightening and skin rejuvenation combination called eMAX. “It’s a completely non-invasive procedure,” explains Marea. “It’s also warm and comfortable and works at firming up your facial skin and smoothing your appearance.” As part of a seasonal offer, anyone who books an eMAX combination treatment will get a free goodie bag of iS Clinical products.

As I depart, a woman I know by sight is buying some gift vouchers for friends this Christmas. I discover that she just happened to call into MBNS one day and was so impressed by the welcoming friendliness and fantastic advice that she booked a few skincare sessions. She looks five years younger than when I last saw her in the street.

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