THE Galashiels shop previously occupied by the Trophy Guy in Market Street has been taken over by award-winning Emerald Aesthetics.

Emerald, who currently has premises in Bonnyrigg, has previously won a number of awards including Best Cosmetic Practitioner 2021, Best Aesthetic Clinic Edinburgh 2022, Best Aesthetics Clinic Edinburgh 2023 and Outstanding Achievement in Scottish Aesthetics.

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Owner Sinead Johnstone said: “I am a prescribing nurse with an existing successful clinic in Bonnyrigg and chose Galashiels to open my second clinic after a year of looking around.

Border Telegraph: Emerald Aesthetics owner Sinead Johnstone Emerald Aesthetics owner Sinead Johnstone

“I could see that the town was up and coming and wanted to be a part of that.

“I also noted after a lot of research that the area had very few options for this treatment at a medical level and many previously travelled for this. Safety in this industry is our main priority.

“We provide dermal filler and anti-ageing injectable treatments as well as medical grade skin peels and facials.

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“I will be visiting as lead practitioner, however our nurse Jenna will be present in the clinic providing treatments and our visiting practitioner Kerri will be providing semi-permanent makeup treatments also.”

The shop is currently undergoing extensive renovation work to comply with health regulations and is expected to open in in May.