At DestinationSkin the safety and wellbeing of our clients is our number one priority.
Working with advanced laser machinery and active products to treat skin concerns requires a high level of skill so it’s important you trust and feel certain that you’re in safe hands. If you’re planning an advanced skin treatment, we recommend that you do a bit of homework first – trust us you won’t regret it. Ask your practitioner or medical injector the following questions, if they’re reputable they’ll happily produce documents to prove it:
- What qualifications do you have?
- Are you accredited by any professional bodies?
- What machines will be used?
- What products will be used?
We are incredibly proud of our exceptional safety record and the high level of training that goes into our clinics to maintain it.
Laser Hair Removal safety measures
With Laser Hair Removal there are some key questions to ask to ensure the treatment being offered is the best option for your skin type, the machinery will deliver satisfactory results and that you remain safe throughout your course of treatments…
What machine is going to be used?
- Check that the machine is the correct option for your skin and hair type. A lot of standard lasers aren’t suitable for darker skin types and may cause adverse reactions or unsatisfactory results. We are extremely proud to be able to treat every skin type safely with the use of 3 different machines.
What insurances do you offer on your machinery?
- All lasers that are grade 4+ require a Laser Protection Adviser and a Laser Protection Supervisor alongside other documentation to ensure its safe use.
What training have the staff undergone to operate the Laser?
- Any person using a laser to treat Laser Hair Removal needs to have a core of knowledge certificate as well as specific training on each machine they would be using.
How do I know that I am in safe hands?
- Any reputable company will have medical protocols in place to ensure that treatments are being performed in line with industry standards. These are to protect you as the client and state when laser treatments should/ shouldn’t be performed. At DestinationSkin we review our protocols on a regular basis and ensure that all our staff adhere to these.
Injectable treatment safety measures
Injectable treatments are an extremely personal and intimate treatment to have so it’s important that you feel 100% comfortable with who you choose for your treatment. Unfortunately as the industry is unregulated there are a lot of independent companies offering treatments who may not have the skill or knowledge to perform treatments safely. When selecting an injector to complete your treatment there are some key questions to ask them to ensure your safety as well as satisfaction.
What qualifications do you have?
- All Medical injectors must be members of the following boards which will demonstrate that they have a licence to practise. The General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). All of these require all registered Doctors, Dentists & Nurse Prescribers (respectively) to comply with their professional standards too.
Aside from qualifications how long has your injector been practising aesthetics?
- Just because they have one of the above qualifications doesn’t mean they are experienced in aesthetic treatments. Ask to see previous photos of similar treatment areas. This will assure you of their competency and experience of treating such areas
What brand of products will be used?
- At DestinationSkin we choose to use only the leading, most trusted brands, equipment and products that are clinically proven to ensure patient safety & efficacy. These are Juvederm, Botox, Restylane, Profhilo, silhouette soft lift and Radiesse. We always import through the manufacturer meaning we can assure you it is the genuine product. Often other companies may advertise a ‘Botox’ treatment but it is in fact an inferior product; ensure you are getting what you pay for.
What are your standards to ensure client safety?
- Medical injectors should wear gloves at all times, use certain disinfectants to clean the skin prior to treatment and be able to provide aftercare. At DestinationSkin we carry out routine audits to ensure all of the above is being adhered to.
Are all products stored correctly?
- Botox needs to be stored at a temperature range and this should be logged each day. Injectable products also have expiry dates and shouldn’t be used after this.
Skin treatment safety measures
Your skin is the largest organ on your body and something that’s seen on a daily basis. Whether it’s a facial, skin peel, micro-needling or IPL treatments, when it comes to choosing who will carry out your treatments there are some key points to ask and look out for…
How do I know the treatment will get me the results I am after?
- Ask to see before & after pictures of previous clients results. Everyone’s skin is different however they should be able to show you previous examples of treatments that give you reassurances that the recommended treatment is right for you.
What hygiene standards do you adhere to?
- Every skin treatment should be performed using disposable gloves, any gauze or brushes to apply peels should also be single use and disposable to ensure hygiene is maintained at a high level.
- For any needling treatments including micro-needling and advanced electrolysis for skin imperfections ensure all the needles are brand new and in sealed packs. Needles should also have a CE mark and be in date.
I’ve been advised I need to ‘Prep my skin at home’?
- Preparation (by way of products you would use at home) to your skin is mostly required with any medium-deep skin peels to suitably prepare your skin for the products that are being applied to your skin, if this isn’t being offered then question why. Any preparation will ensure the skin is hydrated and that the peel will absorb to the right depth within the skin and won’t cause any adverse reactions.