Sisu Aesthetic Clinic plots UK expansion

Aesthetic clinic chain Sisu, which has four sites in Ireland, has just opened its fifth in Belfast and outlined plans to open a further four in the UK this year.

The group, which has clinics in Cork, Killarney, and two in Dublin, is planning its UK openings across Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.

Sisu was co-founded by Irish tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan and brothers Brian and James Cotter, Sisu specialises in non-surgical injectable treatments such as Botox, lip and dermal fillers. The clinics are doctor-led.

It's Belfast clinic opened on May 18 on Ann Street, with the owners investing a reported £250,000 in the premises.

The owners said they have ambitions to become the top global brand in aesthetics.

As well as injectables, Sisu offers non-invasive treatments including laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation and thread vein removal. 

The expansion follows news by separately owned clinic group Thérapie that it is set to open up to 100 clinics in the UK, following £50m investment. Thérapie also made its England debut relatively recently, opening in Newcastle in June last year.