By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
We are always delighted when our patients take the time and effort to consider very carefully their choice of skin clinic in London who will provide them with treatments, procedures and products in order to improve their aesthetics. Our excellent reputation at The Skin Care Clinic is based on serving the cosmetic needs of our patients over an impressive period of time, ensuring each patient receives only the best in quality standards.
In our many years of practising aesthetic treatments and procedures, we have witnessed the effects of unethical practices carried out by practitioners on unsuspecting patients. It is for this reason that we cannot emphasise enough the importance of a thorough consultation process between patient and a skin clinic in London.
We understand that the cost factor has a lot of bearing when choosing a service provider. But it is equally important not to discount reputation and referrals, as poor quality procedures carried out can cost a patient more when having to rectify them further down the line.
So, what should a patient really look for when choosing a skin clinic in London for safe and professional quality treatments?
Six things you should look for in a skin clinic
As no two clinics have the same competencies, capabilities and levels of service, how does a patient ensure peace of mind that they will receive a first-rate service? The most reliable method is to go by the reputation of a skin clinic. Word of mouth and online referrals and reviews are excellent sources of information that provide insight on customers’ experiences.
- Relevant accreditation
Do the practitioners have the credentials to carry out the treatments and procedures they advertise? This is easy for a patient to discern, as most clinics are quite happy to display the certificates and qualifications of their staff.
- Professionalism and experience
It is often the case that experienced practitioners exhibit a higher level of customer care and professionalism. By its nature the aesthetic services industry deals with improving the appearance of skin and body, so placing the care of skin in capable hands is critically important, in order to avoid damaging it.
- Diverse array of services
What types of services does the clinic offer? Do they focus on skin treatments alone or offer other aesthetic treatments such as body contouring? The more services a clinic offers that a patient may be interested in, the better it is, as it will offer a one-stop shop for all the patient’s cosmetic goals.
- Latest available technologies
There is some peace of mind to be gained from knowing that a clinic does not rely on outdated tools and technologies to treat patients. Latest available technologies improve effectiveness and efficiencies of treatments and procedures, and are a sign that the practitioners are up to date with trends in the industry.
- Convenient central location
The location of a skin clinic also bears relevance. A clinic should be easily accessible and offer suitable operating hours. Depending on the type of treatment, more than one session may be necessary and a patient will want to minimise time lost in getting to the clinic.
If you are considering an aesthetic treatment and are looking for a reputable skin clinic, why not get in touch with us at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic? We will be happy to discuss the variety of our service offerings.