New anti pigmentation product Elure now available at MBNS

May 31st, 2013

Elure Products

Elure Product range

Do you suffer from skin pigmentation – sometimes called age spots or freckles?  Here at MBNS , we always strive to be on the cutting edge of skin health.  Our clinical skin care  ranges aim to protect and treat the skin ensuring that after our patients have had treatments such as Botox, Dermal Fillers or IPL, they continue to keep their skin in optimal health with great products.

One such great new product in our product arsenal is a new product called ElureIt treats hyperpigmentation also known as freckles and age spots.  This product goes hand in hand with IPL Photorejuvenation.  This light treatment targets the pigmentation and Elure keeps the skin age spot free.   Elure Advanced Skin Brightening products have changed the way we get rid of sun damage. Hydroquinone-free, elure is the first scientifically proven enzymatic skin brightening treatment that’s based on a naturally occurring bio-active substance, Melanozyme™, which decomposes melanin in a fast and safe manner without side effects, for a noticeable improvement in skin tone in 28 days.  Treatment is twice a day:  Advanced Skin lightening lotion for day and  Advanced Skin Lightening Night Cream.

Elure products are available at our online shop here.


Award Winning Bare Minerals Foundation

May 22nd, 2013

Bare Minerals make up at MBNS

Having a Bare Minerals make up consultation at MBNS

Bare Minerals is the award winning foundation of choice here at MBNS for post procedure for our patients.  After you have had a treatment you may have some redness or a little bruising that you may wish to  cover up, so we invite you to have make up applied with either Angela or Kit so that your treatment is nicely camouflaged.  We will go through the application which is really easy and effective.  In no time, your skin will look naturally flawless.


2012 Glammy Beauty Award
Best Department/Specialty Store Foundation
Glamour, 2005 – 2012

2012 Reader’s Choice Award
Best Foundation
Allure, 2006 – 2012

2012 Best Beauty Buys
Best Mineral Foundation
InStyle, 2009 – 2012


The Bare Minerals range is made of pure crushed minerals  and has a sun protection factor of 15, so if you are wearing your daily SPF 30, then this adds another SPF 15 to your skin protection.  it is also noted that you can sleep in this foundation and it will not cause blemishes.  The mineral contain Zinc which act as a healing agent for skin.  We do not advocate however that you should sleep in your make up – but we all know we can’t be perfect all of the time! 

All delivery is FREE from the MBNS Online Shop

Bare Minerals Get Started Kit

Get Started Kits available at the MBNS online shop. CLICK HERE

The Bare Minerals Get Started  Kit is the best value and introduction to the range.  It comes complete with primer, brushes, foundation and warmth (blusher).  Normally, if purchased separately these products would total over £130, but the kit is priced at only £48, a really great deal.

We stock a large range of products online with FREE delivery!  Just click the picture on the right and this will lead you straight to the shop!

Why not have an interest free payment plan at MBNS?

May 21st, 2013

Wish list becoming a reality

Wish list becoming a reality

Maybe you did not know, but MBNS offers 0% Interest Payment Plans.

Many people who have come to see our nurses for a consultation have revealed their ‘wish list’ of treatments they would love to have, never thinking that these dreams could be attainable,  or if they could afford everything they wanted to have.

Some patients focus on their wrinkles they would like softened to make them look more youthful, while others’ concern is unwanted hair, in any case, the lists are sometimes extensive, and may require a large budget.

Well, if you, like many of our valued patients have ever dreamt of having some of the treatments that are offered at MBNS such as:   Dermal Fillers, Wrinkle Treatments, Permanent Hair Reduction or Skin Rejuvenation to name a few, but think your budget may be exceeded, then think again!

MBNS offers 0% Interest Payment Plans!

MBNS has been offering 0% interest payment plans for a while now.  So many of our patients are having the treatments they only wished for previously.

It is a quick and easy procedure.  We let you know during your consultation if you have been successful

0% Interest Free Credit available at MBNS

0% Interest Free Credit available at MBNS

If you are interested in taking out a plan, mention it to your nurse during your consultation and she will give you the paperwork to fill out.  It is a quick and  easy procedure.  We let you know during your consultation if you have been successful.  You can now work together with your nurse specialist towards a personalised treatment plan for a year,  and your payments can be spread out over 6 or 12 months.

It is as easy as that!  So maybe that dream list has begun to turn into a reality?

Why not book a consultation with one of our team of  nurses today on 01844 213007.  We are here to take your call right now!


A visit to Westport, the home of BOTOX®

May 17th, 2013 have just spent two days in Westport in Ireland. The purpose of my visit was to observe the excellent manufacturing practice of Allergan whilst learning even more about BOTOX®, the medicine which is made there and the medicine that I prescribe as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Aesthetic Medicine at MBNS and Qutis.  I was invited as one of the first to attend on such a plant tour visit.

Marea at Allergan in Westport Ireland

Marea at Allergan in Westport Ireland

Our two days consisted of observing the manufacture and quality assurance of BOTOX® as well as science and company ethics presentations.

The Westport facility is the global supplier of BOTOX®.   Seventy percent of the plant’s employees are highly skilled and are graduates in chemistry or microbiology amongst many other sciences.  Westport is a beautiful small coastal town sitting on the Atlantic Coast of the West of Ireland.  It was recently voted the ‘best place’ in the whole of Ireland within which to live.

Allergan employ 800 of the town’s 5,000 population and they seem very popular employers amongst the towns’ people.

As a clinician, I felt very reassured that Allergan’s quality assurance and commitment to it’s employees is excellent. And I am also convinced that;  yes Westport is a great place to live and Allergan are an ethical company who as well as investing in their product:  BOTOX®, they are real investors in people!

National Nurse Day update – raising funds for the Cavell Trust

May 15th, 2013

MBNS Team raise money for the Cavell Nurses' Trust

MBNS Team raise money for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Saturday 11th May was celebrated as National Nurses’ Day throughout the world, and our  clinic in Thame was doing its bit for nurses everywhere.  We had the balloons up and the drinks and cakes ready to share with the locals and our patients too!

MBNS wanted to raise funds for the Cavell Trust.  Here’s a little about this worthy cause:

Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides vital support to all UK nurses during very difficult times. We offer help to registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants, student nurses and retired nurses who have given a lifetime of caring and compassion.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust, formerly known as NurseAid, was originally set up in 1917 in memory of British nurse Edith Cavell who is celebrated for her work in World War I.

Edith Cavell was hailed a martyr and heroine.

She cared for wounded soldiers irrespective of nationality and was arrested after helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape into neutral Holland. Edith Cavell was subsequently court martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a firing squad.  She was hailed a martyr and heroine.

Our valued and generous patients throughout the day came in to see us for a chat and some refreshments.  They gave generously to the Trust too, which was wonderful.  We also donated a percentage of our daily takings, and so we were pleased to be able to give back to the nurses who do so much for us.  Whether they be in the Emergency Room or in an Aesthetic Clinic, their ability to care and put the patient at the heart of all they do continues on.

Thank you for everyone who donated to this worthy cause – we are so grateful.



Excessive Underarm Sweating? We can help!

May 9th, 2013

Underarm sweating

Underarm sweating – offically called Hyperhidrosis can be treated by the Nurse Specialists at MBNS Clinic in Thame.

After having treatment at MBNS last summer for excessive underarm sweating, officially called hyperhidrosis, I had totally forgotten how upsetting having sweat patches on my clothes can be.   Last week, after seven months of sweat free pits, the sweats had returned and my shirts were really wet. I suddenly found myself restricting my arm movements just so no one would notice. It made me feel really anxious!

Within 24 hrs the sweating to my underarms reduced dramatically

I made an appointment straight away with the nurses at MBNS and after a few simple injections to my underarms I was treated. Within 24 hrs the sweating to my underarms reduced dramatically and now I don’t have any, so I am free to move as I like and wear whatever I like. I love this treatment.   I go to MBNS twice a year for this treatment, and it has literally changed my life.

Why not book in for a consultation with one of our Nurse Specialists and see what MBNS can do for you?  Call now on 01844 213007  or email us here.   we are waiting for your call!

Job Opportunity for a Nurse Prescriber at MBNS

May 9th, 2013


MBNS Clinic, Thame, Oxon 01844 213007

An opportunity has arisen for a Nurse Prescriber with an Aesthetic Competency to work in our Saturday clinic at MBNS in Thame, Oxfordshire. Two years of botox treatments and dermal fillers injections experience would be preferable.

Our clinic in Thame has been up and running since April 2001 and is well-established nurse led clinic.

There is a marketing budget in place which means that client recruitment is via our optimised website as well as radio and  print advertising.

“The salary package and commission for the prospective Nurse Prescriber is attractive”

The successful candidate will be required to treat and manage cosmetic patients as well as perform light, heat and energy treatments. The candidate will report to Marea Brennan Thorns RN NIP & Stephanie Green RN, founding directors at MBNS.
The position is for Saturdays only. The salary package and commission is attractive and this is a fabulous chance for an entrepreneurial nurse to work with a very experienced, high profile and long standing team in UK aesthetics. Ongoing training and development will be given.
If you have the relevant experience, please email or call Marea on 07710 023223.

National Nurse Day at MBNS Saturday 11th May – Raising money for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

May 8th, 2013


National Nurse Day being celebrated at MBNS

Once again, we will be celebrating National Nurse Day on Saturday 11th May at MBNS in Thame.     This event is international, and so the Specialist Aesthetic Nurses at MBNS invite you to join them in celebrating all nurses and the remarkable difference nursing makes.

MBNS provides treatment for all areas of skin health and anti-ageing.  We have been in business for over 15 years and have over 5,000 clients on our database.

The Cavell Trust provides vital support to all UK Nurses during very difficult times


Donate to the Cavell Trust by clicking on the logo!

The team will be  raising awareness and collecting donations to the Cavell Trust, an organisation that provides vital support to all UK Nurses during very difficult times.  They offer help to registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants, student nurses and retired nurses who have given a lifetime of caring and compassion to their patients. On the day, MBNS will donate 10% of the profit on Saturday’s sales and invite you to donate some spare change to the Trust also.  You can do this here.

So why not drop in for a latte and muffin while on your Saturday trip to the shops?    MBNS will also be giving away a free sample of their advanced skin health range – iS Clinical to the first 10 people.

 As one of the two Director’s  of MBNS, Marea Brennan Thorns says  ”Many of our patients do not visit us out of vanity but because they have wounded self esteems and  we nurse them back to improved health and well-being.” 

As a reminder of just how much nurses care for others, there is a YouTube video that is well worth a visit – the Royal College of Nursing want to get one million hits on this video of a young student Nurse, who is also a fantastic poet called Molly Case. Her words speak for themselves – please view.


“The Sun Has Got His Hat On…so get a good SPF (Sun Protection) at MBNS”

May 2nd, 2013

Adrian Baker RN NIP

An important message about SPF (Sun Protection) from Adrian Baker.

As the song goes, “The sun has got his hat on” so here is a reminder, that as the sun’s rays are becoming stronger and we are on the way to leaving the dull days behind, it is important to remember to protect your skin, your health and your treatment investment with a good SPF!

Many patients of MBNS/QUTIS invest in reversing the signs of sun damage or reduce the signs of ageing skin with treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and eMatrix, and yet the easiest and simplist way to protect those investments and reduce the risk of future damage, is to slap on an antioxidant moisturiser with high SPF and excellent UVA rating.

“Our SPF’s also provide antioxidant protection”

Obagi C-Sunguard

OBAGI Sunguard – One of the great SPF’s we offer at MBNS

MBNS sell a variety of different daily sun protectants to suit different types of skin, whether, they be oily, acne prone or ageing.

Our SPF’s also provide antioxidant protection, to protect from other environmental free radicals that can damage or age the skin, such as pollution and smoky atmospheres.

These treatment suncreens can be used as your daily moisturiser and an excellent base before applying Bare Minerals make up, which offers additional sun protection.

Do be warned though that even when summer leaves us, it is still just as important to wear your daily SPF moisturiser, as “if you can see the light, it means the suns light radiation can see you too” so protect it!