New aesthetic laser brand invests over £550k in first clinic in the UK

The Élan Leeds team comprising clinic manager Shea Rowan and therapists Molly Monaghan, Lauren O’Leary and Clare Robson

A new name in aesthetic laser treatments, Élan Laser Clinics, has made a £559,000 investment in its first clinic in the UK, initially creating six jobs. Located in Leeds, it provides a range of personalised laser and skin treatments combining the latest medical grade technology with a luxury spa-like experience.

The 1,500sq ft retail premises at The Springs, Thorpe Park, has undergone a £156,000 transformation to create five treatment rooms as well as a reception and a retail area. The new clinic offers a range of laser treatments from laser hair removal and tattoo removal to facials, skin rejuvenation, fat freezing and body contouring. Unusually, it features a choice of state-of-the-art laser devices from leading brands including Candela and Alma.

Clinic manager Shea Rowam said: “The Élan concept centres on making the most advanced skin treatment technology available to everyone by creating a trusted and affordable brand. While most clinics only have a single laser machine, we are able to offer a truly personalised skin treatment service as our skilled therapists can choose which of our laser devices is best suited to the client.

“We believe that this approach, together with transparent pricing and high-specification surroundings, will prove a winning formula. Our Leeds clinic is conveniently located just off the M1 in Thorpe Park’s bustling retail park and our six-strong team of therapists are already taking lots of bookings.”

The new business, headed up by industry veteran Anna McCartney as founder CEO, launched last month following a multi-million pound investment from international investors. Headquartered in Leeds, it is initially targeting the opening of ten clinics across the UK by the end of 2022, creating around 70 jobs.

Anna McCartney said: “It is genuinely exciting to see how well the Élan concept is being received in the UK. Our inaugural clinic in New South Wales, Australia, which opened last October has also got off to a flying start and we’re looking forward to rolling out a number of clinics in both countries in the coming months.

“After working in the health and beauty industry for almost 20 years, I believe there is a real gap in the market for a reputable modern clinic brand, consistently offering the very latest technology, highly trained therapists and a spa-like environment.

“The advances in sophisticated, laser and skin treatments have had a huge impact on the sector in recent years, putting affordable aesthetic treatments within most people’s reach, whether as beauty therapies or to treat a wide range of skin conditions. With demand for these services expected to continue to grow, Élan will be leading the way in driving quality and client care.”

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