Skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, thread veins, scar tissue, fungal nail infection & more
Choosing the right treatment for you with the best, and trusted practitioners can be daunting. Embarking on any treatment with any Aesthetic Practitioner takes consideration and reassurance.
So, what should I look for? We’ve put together checklist to ensure you get the best out of your proposed treatments.
Qualifications and experience are paramount
Aesthetic Practitioners are qualified. The most recognised qualification in the industry is the BMLA (British Medical Laser Association). This means that they have to get qualifications and ensure the clinic abides to regulations as well as maintaining standards regarding the machinery, the clinic, the clinic environment and customer upmost customer care – paramount to this is the client’s medical history, medication and monitoring of the on-going treatments.
Maintaining quality standards
Working with the BMLA ensures training standards and the clinic environment are up to standard. Lasers also have to be regularly serviced and updated for optimum performance and efficacy. The clinic should also be maintained to the standard set by the BMLA to ensure maximum comfort and safety for all patients.
Beware of “cheap deals”
If it seems to good to be true – it is. Quality lasers and IPL (intense pulse light) machines cost a lot of money. And they cost a lot to service and maintain.
All lasers are not built the same. Some lasers can be bought cheaply off the internet. These do not do the same as more expensive lasers which are tried, tested and expensive – and there is for a reason for this. Research and testing for optimum results, quality, aftercare and maintenance resides over fast sales.
The most important side effect of lasers that are not up to the quality they should be is customer compromise. Inexperienced practitioners and the incorrect equipment can lead to (to name but a few):
- Scarring (tattoo removal turning the laser too high, as the correct laser is not used)
- Dissatisfaction regarding wrinkle reduction
- Ineffective rosacea treatments
- Worsening of brown spots, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation
- On-going active acne treatments with no results
The good news?
Yes! There is some.
- Find yourself a good clinic
- Do your own research
- Consider where you are travelling from. Sometimes it is worth going the extra mile to get the best
- Call or email the clinic to make your initial assessment. Ask as many questions you need to
- Sent pictures if appropriate
- Make an appointment to see them, ask to see before and after pictures
- Go through your primary concerns and possible treatment options
- Never feel pressurised, they should be there to make you achieve your goals
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