CHC Aesthetics, Southend’s original Essex Laser Lipo Clinic, is situated on Alexandra Street in Southend-on-Sea, conveniently located near the centre of town with beautiful views of the Thames Estuary. The Clinic is light, airy and a warm and welcoming atmosphere ensures that your time with us is peaceful and extremely pleasant.

CHC Aesthetics and its forerunners Essex Laser Lipo and Cliff House Clinic, have always been at the forefront of non-invasive aesthetic treatments and continues to be so: where we have led, others have simply followed. We only utilise “state of the art” and “standalone” equipment, specifically designed for each of the processes within the aesthetic treatment programmes.

CHC Aesthetics - exterior photo of premises

We are dedicated to providing successful treatments for our clients within a friendly and relaxed environment. We strive to ensure that our clients enjoy the experience of their treatment programmes.

We only employ fully qualified and properly experienced staff, all of whom have passed the exacting legal accreditation courses now required by statute, and we are fully insured.  Clinics where the staff are not so qualified may not be insurable.


The “hi-tech” lasers, radio frequency and the Intense Pulsed Light (“IPL”) systems in operation at my clinics are very sophisticated as well as powerful. I am one of the few, formally qualified (to ITEC Level 4) and properly insured practitioners of this latest technology within the whole of the UK.

I have a background in nursing which led to a consultancy in the private health insurance profession. In addition, I have undertaken training as a psychotherapist, studied nutrition and have actively engaged in “lifestyle” health. I have run the London Marathon and regularly attend advanced Pilates and Yoga classes.

That background convinced me that so many people could benefit from one or more of the specialist treatments which either of my clinics can offer with the advantages of their state of the art technology and equipment.

- Penny Hawker


Legislation in the UK for aesthetic practitioners where the use of various types of lasers are used are required to hold ITEC level 3 and 4 qualifications in conjunction with the manufacturer’s certification (ITEC is the leading international examination board). This qualification is required in the UK by law for any aesthetic practitioner to safely operate IPL, Lasers and ND YAG laser treatments for the purposes of skin rejuvenation, hair removal, fat removal and other cosmetic treatments.

These qualifications are required by the industry to ensure proper insurances can be obtained and safety measures and professional protocols are adhered to. At CHC Aesthetics we work in conjunction on a consultancy basis with Lipo Body Slender and the New Brook training school, a highly respected body of professionals in aesthetic practices.

We keep up to date with the latest technology by regularly attending advanced aesthetic study days and master classes run by professional bodies in advanced aesthetics. We are also certified by the manufacturers in the proper use of these advanced technologies and techniques and have over 20 years of experience.

CHC Aesthetics only use superior medical grade machines, serviced on a regular basis as required by law to comply with health and safety regulations. We are also qualified with untold certificates of excellence in advanced aesthetic practices to safely administer combination treatments.  Come and see our Wall of Excellence!

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of Our happy clients

* Thank you for my trial on Friday I can't believe that I saw results straight away. I can not wait to come back for my next treatment. My therapist was so friendly & put me at ease. I just wish I had done it sooner!! AMAZING!!! If you are thinking of doing it just try it
Lise D
* I had trial lipo laser and non-surgical face lift this week for my 50th, I cannot believe the results of both straight away and 3 days on still improving. So many people noticed the differents in my face the next day!!! Thank you so much, can't wait to start the course.
Claire B
* Had my trial session this morning and can't believe how much has gone from my stomach already! Penny is welcoming and reassuring. Felt very comfortable the entire time and can't wait to get started on my course of treatments.
Emma P


CHC Aesthetics, 35 Alexandra Street, Southend on sea, Essex, SS1 1BW

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9.30 am - 9.00 pm
Sat: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Sun: Closed


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