Your journey into advanced skin solutions starts with a mandatory skin consultation that allows you to discuss your condition, treatment goals and expectations with a medical practitioner.
Consultations are bespoke to each client and will all be held in a private treatment room.
Depending on your concern, the medical practitioner you’ll speak to will either be a doctor, nurse or practitioner who’s highly qualified in treating your specific condition.
What happens during the consultation?
As part of our commitment to safety, you will be asked some questions about your medical history & lifestyle and will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire & self-certification form.
Your consultation also includes taking a deeper look at your concern; depending on your condition, this might mean having your skin scanned under a UV lamp or having a patch test (e.g. for excessive hair growth treatment).
You can expect to be with your practitioner for up to 45 minutes in total, which gives you time to ask any questions about the treatments prescribed for you.
What will my treatment journey look like?
Your treatment plan is as unique as you are. We pride ourselves on being honest & genuine in our approach and only recommend a treatment plan that will deliver a solution to your concern and help you to restore your health. For some conditions such as Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) your doctor or nurse might only recommend injectable treatments (toxin), whereas some conditions such as acne might need a combination of treatments & clinically proven cosmeceutical products to achieve the results you deserve.
What will I take home with me?
Your no-obligation consultation is an opportunity to discuss your condition with a medical practitioner without feeling any pressure to buy. We understand it can be difficult to remember everything your practitioner discusses with you, so we’ve developed a library of educational leaflets that explain each of the conditions we treat as well as information about how our treatments work to support your decision making at home. You will also be given a bespoke client prescription which explains your optimum treatment program.
What happens after each treatment?
As part of your treatment plan, you’ll have full access to our aftercare. We pride ourselves on getting results for our clients and strive to make a tangible difference to every person we see, from improving self-confidence through to helping you live your life without a condition taking control. If you need to speak to a member of our team at any point, we can either book you in for a free treatment review, offer advice over the phone, or even refer you to our Medical Director. When you commit to correcting a skin condition with DestinationSkin, we commit to offering you the complete tailored service that you deserve.
What qualifications do you have?
The General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) require all registered Doctors, Dentists & Nurse Prescribers (respectively) to comply with their professional standards. At DestinationSkin we go above & beyond. All members of our clinical team (Doctors, Dentists & Nurse Prescribers) are put through rigorous trade tests ensuring that they conform not only to the professional requirements, but also our more stringent expectations. We accept nothing less than the best amongst our team of medical practitioners.
How to prepare for your consultation?
If you are coming to see us for a Laser Hair Removal Consultation we will need to assess the hair growth and thickness to determine the best treatment programme for you. We will require some hair growth in the area you wish to be treated. The hair growth doesn’t have to be long just a few millimetres is good, which we will then shave prior to test patching. This will allow us to determine which settings will deliver the best results. It is important you notify us if you have a tan (real or fake) or have applied any moisturisers including tan in the past 3 weeks as these can affect your ability to have a test patch. Please call your clinic ahead of your appointment if you are unsure.
If you are attending a Skin Concern Consultation we will start by removing your make-up (if applicable) so we can thoroughly cleanse your skin before assessing and discussing your concerns. You will also be offered a complimentary skin scan under a UV scanner to highlight any underlying damage to your skin that may not yet be visible to the naked eye. As we will be removing your make-up, you may wish to bring it with you to re-apply afterwards (if applicable), alternatively we are able to offer mineral foundation to be applied afterwards.
If you are attending an Injectable Treatment Consultation with one of our medical team it is advisable to bring details of any previous injectable treatments you have had including; the treatment name, product used and date of the treatment. If you wish to proceed with treatment on the same day as your consultation (providing you are suitable for treatment) please mention at the time of booking so additional time can be allocated. For the treatment we will need to remove your make up, you may wish to bring it with you to re-apply afterwards (if applicable), alternatively we are able to offer mineral foundation to be applied afterwards.
As part of your consultation we will discuss any current medicine you may be taking as some medication may interfere with selected treatments. Please bring with you a list of any medicine you may be taking and the doses, so that we can tailor your treatment programme to your individual needs.
Can I start my laser treatment on the same day as my consultation?
You will need to wait 24 hours after your consultation for your first treatment. This is due to the fact that we need to perform a test patch on the areas you wish to have treated, this is to ensure we are using the correct settings to give you the best results.
I have had laser treatments before with another company do I still need a consultation?
As we are committed to your safety we would still need to perform a test patch and consultation however we will tailor the consult to your needs.
Can I bring a friend with me to the consultation?
You may bring someone with you to the consultation however when we carry out test patches we would need them to leave the room.
Can I have a skin treatment on the same day as my consultation?
Yes you can. We will still assess your skin and tailor a treatment plan for yourself and if time permits we can perform our introductory skin treatments on the same day.
Do you have translators in the clinic to help me understand?
We don’t have translators on-site however you can of course bring a friend or family member with you to translate for you
Are the consultations performed in private rooms?
All of our consultations and treatments are performed in private rooms.
Are your consultations free?
Consultations for laser hair removal & skin treatments are completely free! We will however ask for a fully refundable £25 deposit at the time of booking to secure your appointment. This will either be fully refunded after your consultation or deducted from the cost of treatment/products you purchase.
A £50 deposit is taken for consultations with our Medical team for any injectable treatments, this is fully redeemable off the cost of treatment should you decide to proceed.
Unfortunately due to appointment demand if you fail to give us 48 hours’ notice or do not attend your consultation the deposit will not be non-refundable.
What our clients say
Have been going to Destination Skin New Kings Road for several years and have had laser hair removal done as well as regular facials and peels with great success. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about their services and skincare in general. I highly recommend their services.
What our clients say
Absolutely amazed by the results! I’ve never had an injectables and couldn’t believe how great the outcome was. I look 5 years younger! I’m now booked in for more treatments and will continue to use them. The staff are lovely and professional (in particular Emeline Hartley) and have made me feel very calm and assured.
What our clients say
I was recommended to visit Destination Skin in Knightsbridge by my good friend who has been a regular client. They booked me at the day and time I wanted. I came in for a consultation, and was greeted by lovely friendly staff, they made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. It made it easier to trust them, as I wanted to get laser treatment. I am extremely happy with my results and I cant wait to go back to try other treatments!.