Choosing a good aesthetics clinic

The best way to ensure you are finding a reputable clinic that fits your needs is to do some independent research. Also, make sure you do not rush this as a choice. Take your time. It is as simple as this. Look to see if the practitioner has a repertoire of medical knowledge and skills that are evident by a list of professional qualifications. Also, take ample time to read up on this service; read some blogs and see if you can simply get a free consultation.

Safety is key

Make sure any treatment you are going to have is clinically proven and research based. Ask to see patient leaflets and before and after images, and enquire about patient experiences. As well as the treatments themselves, don’t be afraid to ask to see the practitioner’s credentials, including their insurance details, and find out how many procedures they have undertaken. It can also be helpful to check which brands they are using. A good aesthetics clinic in London will be able to help with this.

Be sure to assess their background

Make sure that whoever is going to treat you is aesthetically trained, with a medical background such as a degree in medicine, nursing or dentistry. Treatments such as Botox must be prescribed and therefore you must see someone with prescribing privileges. A practitioner should be able to explain any possible side effects or contraindications.

They must also know how to manage potential complications such as a vascular occlusion. This is all from the injection of dermal fillers or brow ptosis from Botox. Whilst both of these complications are rare, your practitioner needs to know how to manage them. Both of these would require the administration of a prescribed drug. This again enforces the need the see a practitioner who is qualified to prescribe them.

See too if they also have a digital offering

Most reputable and experienced practitioners will know how to treat you by visually assessing your skin and bone structure. However, unless they use some form of computerised skin analysis, they will not be aware of what is going on underneath your skin. Also, as such will not be able to treat you to the very best standards and to match your specific needs. A computerised skin assessment is a helpful tool. Using images taken by a light box to look at different layers of your skin, it can highlight issues such as sun damage, brown spots, inflammation and red areas which can’t always be seen by the naked eye. This means a more tailored approach can be achieved and these concerns can be addressed before they appear visible at the surface, even preserving your skin and pre-empting other interventions.


Finding your practitioner could be the start of an ongoing relationship. So you need to ensure you are completely at ease with them and trust them absolutely. A good practitioner should offer a no obligation consultation. This is all to guide you through their services. It allows for you to meet everyone who would be involved in your treatment. This is as well as experience the surroundings where they will take place. You should be made to feel comfortable asking any and all questions you have. You also need to be able to talk in detail about your concerns and what you’re hoping to achieve.