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Ten Steps to Choosing The Right Aesthetic Clinic

Ten Steps to Choosing The Right Aesthetic Clinic

We Suggest Your Best Steps to Choosing The Right Aesthetic Clinic


Just starting to think about embarking on your journey towards enhancing your appearance requires careful thought and research. The same goes for addressing a particular skin concern. Ultimately, the success of your treatment largely depends on choosing the right aesthetic clinic.

The Doctors Laser Clinic is a prime example of an excellent clinic offering a wide range of aesthetic treatments, led by three experienced doctors. To guide you in making an informed decision, we have compiled a list of what we think are ten crucial steps to selecting the perfect aesthetic clinic.

With countless options and the fact that some treatments, such as dermal fillers are unregulated, it’s crucial to find a qualified professional, in a professional setting. While certain forms of legislation are being planned, there are many reputable clinics with transparent methods and qualified practitioners. Here we look at 10 steps to help you plan your next steps.

1 Explore Treatment Options

Have a good look and investigate the variety of treatments offered by the clinic. Make sure they provide the specific treatment you’re interested in, as well as alternative options that might better suit your needs. A versatile clinic is more likely to deliver the results you desire.

The more options a clinic has for a particular complaint, the more chance you have of success. Yes, if the clinic has one laser and that’s the best device for that exact issue, then great, but oh so many times have we heard about a patient being steered towards a certain not-so-perfect  treatment, just because that’s the only option available for them in that clinic.


2 Align with Your Ethos

Find a clinic that shares your values and desired results. Ensure your needs are respected and you receive comprehensive advice and after-care. You can find clues to this in the reviews, the social media, and all the other methods the clinic and practitioners will communicate with you.

Make sure that your needs are listened to and that everything fits with how you think it should.


3 Check Accreditations and Qualifications

Ensure the clinic and practitioners have proper accreditations. Look for registration with organisations like the CQC (Care Quality Commission), Save Face Register, and the GMC (General Medical Council). These ensure adherence to strict care standards. Other pointers, such as membership of the ACE group show that the clinic is committed to safety and education.

Membership of an organisation such as BCAM shows that the clinic has met stringent requirements and gives another layer of safety to patients. The Doctors Laser Clinic are members of all the above, and also the CRS, and the British Medical Laser Association. Clinics should display their awards and memberships prominently.


4 Choose Doctor-Led Clinics

Consider choosing doctor-led clinics for superior advice and treatments from qualified practitioners. Practitioners that prioritise your long-term health and well-being. Such clinics offer a wider range of treatments, and are more qualified to recognise skin, and other medical conditions. They also have exclusive access to certain procedures that require a doctor’s skillset.

At our clinic, we have three doctors available with many year’s experience. Using a doctor-led clinic means that staff are more qualified to advise the best course of action, based on medical knowledge. 


5 Seek Recommendations and Reviews

Check for client testimonials, reviews, and recommendations on social media or sites like the Google Business Profile to gauge the clinic’s ability to deliver promised results. Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we took the step some years ago to not only ask for an internal review from patients at each visit, but we have an automated system that publishes them directly on the website. The Doctors Laser Clinic Reviews . We feel the only way to handle reviews is with full transparency.


6 Opt for a Patient-Focused Clinic

Patient-led clinics show greater respect for your values and preferences. How can you tell you are in a patient-focused clinic you ask? The reviews will give you a clue, as these are real experiences from other patients, for a start. The way the practitioners, and the other members of staff, behave towards you when discussing treatment options is a good way to gauge the patient-first focusness. Are they more interested in selling you a treatment or solving your concern? Do they really want to help you get what you actually want? Are they happy that you are happy? Have they made things as clear as possible?


7 Enquire About Aftercare Services

An outstanding aesthetic clinic should offer comprehensive aftercare services to ensure you achieve and maintain the best results. This may include follow-up appointments, skincare product recommendations, or additional guidance for your recovery process.You should have the feeling that you have multiple options to contact the clinic, if required, and you should have a feeling that this is welcomed. An excellent clinic will make you feel as if you have all the answers, or at least give you confidence that you could find out if needed.


8 Assess the Clinic’s Ambience, cleanliness, and Staff 

The overall ambience and staff demeanour at the clinic contribute to your comfort and experience. Listen carefully to what is said to you on the phone if you call. Choose a clinic with welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable staff who go the extra mile to prioritise your well-being and satisfaction.


9 Look for Bespoke Treatment Plans

A personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals is essential for your best possible outcome. Find a clinic that takes the time to understand your unique requirements and develops a plan accordingly.The treatment plan should be clearly laid out and, depending on the concern,  include the possibility of requiring further treatments.

10 Evaluate the Clinic’s Pricing and Payment Options

While price shouldn’t be the sole deciding factor, it’s important to find a clinic with transparent pricing and flexible payment options that fit your budget. This ensures you receive high-quality treatment without financial stress. Our prices can be found here. We update this page whenever a price change has occurred.


Selecting the Ideal Aesthetic Clinic

After following these steps, you should have a few potential clinics in mind. Conduct independent research and visit the clinics for a face-to-face consultation. Ask questions about their qualifications, expertise, and ethos. Call them up, talk to them.


Research is Key

Finding the perfect aesthetic clinic involves thorough research, personal assessment, and attention to various factors. By following these steps you’ll be well-equipped to make an informed decision and confidently choose the ideal clinic for your aesthetic treatments. Remember, the right clinic will prioritise your safety, satisfaction, and overall well-being while helping you achieve the desired results.


Essential Checklist:


Verify accreditations and qualifications.

Read reviews and testimonials.

Ensure the clinic is doctor-led.

Confirm the clinic is patient-focused.

Make sure the clinic shares your values.

Book a consultation for a personal assessment.



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