Ten Tips To Finding The Right Aesthetics Clinic
Finding a good aesthetic clinic can be hard, so here are our top ten tips to finding the right aesthetic clinic.
If you’re considering a facial or body sculpting aesthetic treatment you’ll notice there is a lot of clinics out there. You maybe looking at an aesthetic treatment for wrinkle reduction, fat reduction or even laser hair removal, however you want to ensure that they are a ‘good clinic’. Below are ten insider tips for finding a reputable practitioner and/or clinic.
Top 10 Tips For Finding A Reputable Clinic
1). Choose A Qualified Specialist
Most clients looking into aesthetic treatments understand that this is the number 1 priority to ensure they are in safe hand. However, research finds that over 85% of clients do not check that their aesthetic practitioner is fully qualified or has any certifications. In the right hands, wrinkle reduction treatments such as injections, filler or even 4D HIFU have an enviable safety record. In the wrong hands, the results are much less predictable and worse the treatment could go wrong. Its evident in the news that many clients have gone to a ‘cheap’ clinic to save money and ended up with serve long-lasting side effects. It is important that you choose a clinic where suitably qualified and experienced practitioners carry out treatments. If in doubt, ask to see their credentials.
2). Do They Have Appropriate Insurance
Aesthetic practitioners offering wrinkle reduction, body sculpting or laser hair removal treatments should have appropriate medical indemnity insurance. When attending any new clinic you should ask to see this insurance as it should be displayed on the wall in the clinic reception. Any reputable clinic will be happy to respond to an enquiry about insurance and keen to reassure you that as a client, your safety and care comes first.
3). Visit The Clinic First
Any cosmetic treatment you’re looking to have is a big commitment, therefore it is important to book a face-to-face consultation appointment first before going ahead with any treatment. Any reputable clinic will offer face-to-face consultations without commitment of treatment, if they do not offer this and want to offer a consultation over the phone you should decline and look for a different clinic. You must ask yourself, how can they really understand your needs without first meeting with you face-to-face. It is also important that all clinics provide a clean and suitable environment. Before you commit to have any treatment you can assess the clinic and choose weather or not you want to have treatment there. Hygiene practices should be taken very seriously, as the safeguarding of clients health and wellbeing should be a priority. Be wary of aesthetic specialists offering injections outside a clinic environment (including injection parties).
4). Is There A Choice Of Aesthetic Treatments
As a rule of thumb, most reputable clinics offer a choice of different aesthetic treatments for wrinkle reduction, skincare, body sculpting or laser hair removal. They do this because no two people are the same and, as a specialist, your provider can ensure best care by tailoring a plan just for you. We would urge you to think carefully before having injections, for example, through a salon that doesn’t offer other facial aesthetics treatments. Fat reduction treatments are different for every client and some clients may be more suited for one type of fat reduction method such as Fat Freezing, whereby a younger individual may be more suited to 5D Cavitation.
5. Do They Offer Aesthetic Treatments Regularly
In some cases, aesthetic practitioners work at the same clinic regularly, although this does not always mean that they are not a good clinic if they travel to different places. Check how often they offer these clinics and how long they have offered these treatments. Check that the practitioner attends your chosen clinic regularly (at least once a month, but usually weekly) as they are likely to be more reputable.
6. Book A Consultation
Most reputable aesthetic clinics will be happy for you to book a no obligation face-to-face consultation appointment. This will let you check out staff and premises, ask any questions, and identify the best aesthetic treatment for you without being under any pressure to commit. If the clinic seems to be too focussed on ‘selling’, don’t be afraid to walk away.
Any reputable aesthetic clinic will have reviews on Google, Yell, Trustpilot and more. If they do not have many reviews or do not have any at all it might be worth asking why this is and if you want to attend that clinic. Most good clinic will use platforms such as Trustpilot, to collect independent reviews from clients after they have had treatment, rather than social media pages that may not be so genuine. It has been in recent news that social media platform reviews aren’t as genuine as it is easy to buy reviews for these sites. Platforms such as Trustpilot are very trustworthy and do not allow reviews to be bought or taken down if a negative review is left.
8. Do They Offer A Free Followup Appointments
Some treatments have immediate effects while others may take some weeks before you see the full effect. Treatments such as 4D HIFU or 360 Fat Freezing may take up to 3 – 6 months for results to fully develop with a second treatment required in the middle. A good aesthetic clinic will usually offer you a FREE follow-up appointment to check that you are happy with the results and advise further if appropriate. If they try to sell you lots of packages or say that follow up appointments aren’t required to worth looking for a better aesthetic clinic.
9. Cheapest Is Not Always Best.
Aesthetic services can be pricey- that’s a fact. You have to ensure that your results will be worth the monetary investment you make, as well as the time and emotions that go along with the whole procedure. Look for a clinic that is upfront about the cost of treatment. They should also be able to give you different options in different price ranges. That being said, understanding that some things may cost more to achieve your desired result is important. It may be tempting to compromise and go for the cheapest treatment, however, in doing so you may find yourself in the hands of an inexperienced, unqualified or uninsured practitioner. The best aesthetic clinics focus on an ethical, results driven approach.
10. Ask For Social Proof & Know What To Expect
Do you have friends who can recommend a good aesthetics clinic? What are people saying about a clinic on Facebook or Twitter? Does the specialist you’ve found offer before and after pictures of clients with recent testimonials? These are all the questions you should be asking yourself when looking at a new aesthetic clinic. A good specialist will give you information about your post-treatment care and be happy to explain how a treatment works in more detail. By providing the right information and guidance, we will ensure you have realistic expectations from your proposed treatment and understand whether it is the right option for you.
Summary To Finding A Good Aesthetic Clinic
Overall, the best way to ensure you are finding a reputable clinic that fits your needs is to do some independent research. That includes looking through their website, social media feeds, having a consultation and asking around. Always make sure you feel comfortable with the staff and all your questions have been answered.