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Top questions to ask your aesthetic practitioner

What you need to know about medical aesthetics (but were afraid to ask)

I’m embarrassed about visiting the Clinic

It is common for our patients to feel embarrassment about coming to us about their skin condition. But it’s important to remember that we’ve seen it all, and not only that we’ve all suffered from a skin condition at some time, be it acne or rosacea to unwanted hair. We frequently carry out laser hair removal treatments on every part of the body, including the sensitive private parts, and if we were embarrassed to do this, we wouldn’t. There is zero judgement, our practitioners just want to do a good job for you, so please don’t worry! Our professional team of qualified practitioners will sit down with you and will help to make you feel at ease during your consultation, addressing any concerns you may have and giving you honest advice on which treatments would be best for you. Below we have put together some answers to the questions that we come across most frequently which will hopefully help you to feel more relaxed about coming to see us.

Why are some places cheaper than you?

It’s important to realise that when you come to us for treatments, you’re paying for our medical qualifications and experience as well as premium, safe products and treatment technology. For example, people offering cheap filler treatments may only have a qualification to perform treatments after a one or two-day training course, but they don’t have the knowledge, ability, experience or skills to cope if you experience a side effect. Our prices reflect the medical training, on-going training and decades of experience and knowledge of our registered nurses and consultant dermatologist. As a physical clinic, we are always here – in the unlikely case that you are worried after your treatment or you need further advice, you know exactly where to find us, seven days a week. People who don’t have a base can, and have unfortunately been known to, go off the radar, in which case, how would you find them and get help?

The technology and safety profile of our treatments are never something that we scrape on. Taking the example of fillers again, the UK market is flooded with cheap fillers; this isn’t the case in the US as they are far more selective and strict about what fillers practitioners can choose from. At The Skin to Love Clinic, our medical practitioners only ever use the highest quality, well known, safe brands of filler (the same goes for any of our treatments). This is so that, as a priority, our treatments are safe for you, the results of your treatment aren’t compromised and your results last for as long as possible for you as an individual.

As our patient promise says: ‘we would never offer you a treatment that we wouldn’t offer to our families or have ourselves’.

Are muscle relaxing injections poisonous?

It’s a common misconception that wrinkle relaxant is a poison, but it is actually a protein that is derived from a bacteria and is safe to use. It is regularly used in mainstream medicine for conditions in adults and children such as excessive sweating, migraines and to treat some of the symptoms experienced by people with cerebral palsy. Its use as a cosmetic treatment only came about after a doctor treating someone medically for an eye squint noticed that the patient’s crows feet were looking better. The rest, as they say, is history.

Are fillers all the same?

The short answer is no. There are a lot of fillers on the market of varying quality. When it comes to fillers, you get what you pay for – the price is usually an indication of the safety standards, length of success and quality of ingredients and possibly the experience and accountability of the practitioner. See above ‘why are some places cheaper than you?’ for more insight.

Are all lasers and devices the same?

In the same way that people popularly refer to vacuum cleaners as ‘Hoovers’, people often use brand names for similar devices, whether or not they are actually that brand, e.g. Fraxel Dual. So be aware that when a clinic refers to a machine by a brand name, it might not actually be that brand and therefore the treatment results may not be as you’d expect them to be. Why do some practitioners do this? Simply that they’ve invested in a ‘lesser’ device with technology that is inferior and, frankly, they’re riding on the back of more expensive, superior brands, Buyer beware! Research the treatment beforehand and pay attention to the appearance of the device the practitioner uses.

Why do I need a consultation before my treatment?

A consultation is very important for 1) your safety 2) for you to understand what treatments are suitable for you from a result and contraindication point of view 3) allowing you to plan your treatment if you have an event coming up or to plan for any ‘down-time’ after the treatment 4) your practitioner to explain the type of result you may expect to achieve so that your expectations are aligned.

When talking about a treatment, you need to go into more depth to make sure that you understand all your options, what the treatment will involve and how long you can expect to wait for any side effects to fade. For example, there are treatments that often involve a bit of bruising, so if you’re planning to have it before your wedding, you absolutely need to know that!

We have published detailed FAQs about every treatment we offer, so if you would like to know more about specific ones, please visit the relevant page on our website. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us to find out more.

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Jane & Natalia were very informative and friendly. They were quickly able to diagnose my skin condition through facial scanning & recommended a skincare course for me. I was assured they are there to help with any questions along the way & with regular reviews too. My first time at this clinic and from when I walked in through the door I was greeted with a warm welcome by the front desk staff.
Soraya
Soraya
15:20 04 Dec 20
Excellent service and treatment worked really well after second treatment. No more spider veins visible on my son's face. Staff very friendly and easy to talk to. Appointment very easy to make and rescheduling made very easy on day of appointment with no extra charge. Very satisfied customer!
Alison Chapelier
Alison Chapelier
18:53 26 Nov 20
Great treatments, superb advice and wonderful products. Jane and her team are always very professional and make sure they giving accurate and meaningful advice for their client. I have loved going to the Skin to Love Clinic for more than 2 years and intend to continue for many years to come.
CHERYL Cook
CHERYL Cook
08:56 24 Oct 20
I would recommend this place lovely staff and very helpful
charlie charlie
charlie charlie
11:41 14 Oct 20
Perfect!
J
J
15:56 13 Oct 20
Julian Laite
Julian Laite
15:36 09 Oct 20
Jane and the team are amazing. Always so welcoming and always remember you by name each time you go in. I started my skin journey back in early 2019 and I’ve never looked back. Whilst they offer a wide range of treatments they never employ pushy sales tactics and are careful to take all your needs into consideration before recommending a treatment - it’s usually me asking about a treatment and Jane will say whether it would or wouldn’t be good for what I want to achieve. I’ve entrusted them for everything from skin review to laser treatments, as well as Botox to hair removal. Service is second to none and would HIGHLY recommend!
Kara Courtier
Kara Courtier
08:09 05 Oct 20
Excellent treatments and always pleased with results. Professional and friendly, thank you.
Theresa Harding
Theresa Harding
22:45 01 Oct 20
Ross McBrearty
Ross McBrearty
21:29 01 Oct 20
Paolo Armentano
Paolo Armentano
13:54 26 Sep 20
Natalia was brilliant and really knowledgable. Felt very comfortable and left with a good grip on my options. Excellent Covid compliance also. Thank you
Emma Richardson
Emma Richardson
12:04 22 Sep 20
Marisa Rivero
Marisa Rivero
16:52 10 Sep 20
I went to the clinic last week. I met Jane who explained the types of treatment to me. It was very clear and I opted for the reduction of fat from the abdomen and love handles.Today i had my first session and it was absolutely fantastic.Initially you can feel like a painful but bearable pinch on the abdomen. After five minutes everything becomes very quiet and you can do another activity like checking your email and maybe chat on the phone with a friend.Jane and Nathalie were great , kind , and very professional .I can t wait to do the second treatment to see the results . I highly recommend this Clinic 100%.Rita
Rita Chillemi
Rita Chillemi
22:27 08 Sep 20
From the consultation to the end of the treatment, Natalia was kind, patient, understanding and extremely professional. She listened to my issues and then recommended the right treatment but put no pressure on me. Infact she encouraged me to have a think and do some research before i committed to anything. On the treatment table she explained everything she was doing and I could tell I was in very good hands. The procedure was uncomfortable and it could have been very easy to start panicking but she put me totally at ease and her confidence and professionalism meant that I had the utmost faith in her and my results were brilliant, far better than I had anticipated. Would throughout recommend her and the practice. 5 stars!
ZARAH LLOYD
ZARAH LLOYD
15:27 04 Sep 20
Gemma
Gemma
14:53 04 Sep 20
This was my first visit to the Skin to Love Clinic and I was very impressed by the treatment received. Natalia, the Cosmetic Practitioner who carried out my treatment was very professional and informative and carried out the treatment quickly and efficiently. Both Natalia and Lara the lady who took the booking were very welcoming. All in all it was a very pleasant experience.
Maria
Maria
17:04 20 Aug 20
Very pleased with the procedure I had. The staff were knowledgeable, reassuring and friendly. Their COVID-19 precautions were very good which made me feel safe.
Beeple Sauce
Beeple Sauce
14:09 19 Aug 20
Always very professional and lovely experience.
Natalie Wakes
Natalie Wakes
15:36 17 Aug 20
Andreea Fuioara
Andreea Fuioara
11:26 15 Aug 20
Extremely pleased with results and impeccable service in beautiful surroundings .Thank you .
Lee Moran
Lee Moran
21:12 13 Aug 20
Anne Thomas
Anne Thomas
14:16 30 Jul 20
Always a pleasure to visit this salonJane and her team are so friendly ,professional and enthusiastic about their treatments.No high pressure sales here just information on treatments and products that you can go away and think about.Thank you all ,as ever
alison lee
alison lee
15:59 26 Jul 20
Andria A
Andria A
09:50 10 Jul 20
Tamsin
Tamsin
19:14 09 Jul 20
Debbie Moore
Debbie Moore
21:46 12 Mar 20
No fuss just a friendly and professional welcome and treatment.
Sally G
Sally G
17:09 03 Mar 20
Had a consultation with Jane, who was very helpful with her recommendations & explanations. Gave me confidence in using the clinic
Mary Grindle
Mary Grindle
10:32 02 Mar 20
Amazing & very knowledgeable staff. Very informative in regards to how to use products and the products are very high quality. Not too expensive and already showing signs of improvement. Would highly, highly recommend.
Lucas Wagstaff
Lucas Wagstaff
08:07 02 Mar 20
Amazing experience. Jane The dermatologist was knowledgeable but also caring, she gave me tailored advice and an aftercare plan. She made sure I knew what was going to happen and was comfortable throughout the whole procedure. She listened to my concerns and found ways to work with my situation, even gave me some stress ball to help with my nerves :). Looking forward to my next appointment.
Al Bo
Al Bo
16:01 23 Feb 20
had my first treatment today what a lovely experience. Can’t wait till I can see the results and my follow up treatment next month. Thank you Jane 😊
Jacqui Coleman
Jacqui Coleman
14:22 23 Feb 20
Thank you Jane, for the friendly professional way you looked at my skin problem with me, it was certainly a lot more in depth and informative than I was expecting, the before and after photos are testament to that the treatments you gave has almost removed all the scarring that acne left on my face. I cant thank you enough.— Brandon
Ian Nixon
Ian Nixon
16:19 22 Feb 20
Lisa Chapman
Lisa Chapman
09:19 16 Feb 20
My therapist was very attentive listening and watching to check I was not uncomfortable.I felt confident in her hands due to her professionalism.
Rachel Moffat
Rachel Moffat
07:25 14 Feb 20
Can’t speak highly enough of the team at the skin to love clinic. Everything from the consultation to the treatment is amazing and I’d highly recommend them
Geoffrey Banks-Smith
Geoffrey Banks-Smith
21:47 11 Feb 20
Alex Miles
Alex Miles
12:48 28 Jan 20
I had 2 skin tags removed by my eyes made me feel very calm and was told what was going on lovely staff make you feel comfortable definitely recommend to anyone
amanda cooper
amanda cooper
13:34 18 Jan 20
Pauline O'Brien
Pauline O'Brien
18:48 15 Jan 20
zoe traynor
zoe traynor
17:06 11 Jan 20
Fantastic clinic. Lovely warm and welcoming team who really are experts in their field. My skin has never looked better! I highly recommend.
Hayley Naunton
Hayley Naunton
18:52 03 Jan 20
I had my consultation with Jane today to discuss best treatment for my skin concerns. she was very knowledgable and informative and gave me the best options for my concerns. I was very happy, definitely recommend "Skin to Love Clinic".
Pari Nixon
Pari Nixon
15:29 27 Dec 19
I cannot recommend the team the innovation and treatments more highly than at the Skin To Love Clinic. They are at the cutting edge of beauty and have new ways and procedures that make your skin look beautiful. I've spent many years on Harley and Wimpole street and assumed you couldn't get this level of investment and treatments anywhere else but the Skin the Love clinic not only offer every top treatment but the Jane and Sue are so skillful and have a real eye for what will work for you. Their mini thread lift is incredible as is their 'vampire' treatment but skin since I have moved to St Albans has improved dramatically
Annie Lonie
Annie Lonie
01:08 25 Dec 19
Ranya jumah
Ranya jumah
15:49 22 Dec 19
Professional, warm and friendly clinic with amazing staff who make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
Olivia
Olivia
08:37 21 Dec 19
Jane Gill
Jane Gill
16:31 19 Dec 19
The staff are friendly, professional and very helpful.Dr Critchow’s knowledge is second to none. I highly recommend this service
Ifrah Ali
Ifrah Ali
18:08 17 Dec 19
Excellent advice, Service and treatment. I’m really happy with the outcome of a procedure to deal with a cosmetic blemish that bothered me for years.
Simon Mitchell
Simon Mitchell
07:31 17 Dec 19
The nurse who saw me was excellent - friendly, professional and sympathetic to my condition. I was treated with respect and felt extremely comfortable and reassured throughout the appointment. I would thoroughly recommend Skintolove to anyone with a concerning skin condition.
Paul Jones
Paul Jones
16:44 14 Dec 19
Nour Agha
Nour Agha
18:07 03 Dec 19
excellent would highly recommend
Jeanette Howells
Jeanette Howells
17:09 26 Nov 19