More and more people are concerned with their skin’s appearance and health and their bodies in general. There are lots of skin care routines people find out from experimenting or from browsing the Internet. Today, there are also numerous skin care clinics offering countless services for better looks and better health — ranging from facial treatments to surgeries and more.
Now, if you’re planning to have a specific skin care centre to have your skin professionally taken care of in certain schedules, you have to know what to look for in the middle of many options. Below are 7 significant factors you must highly consider.
1 – BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
One of the top among the top factors is business license. You must look for a skin care clinic that has all legitimate permits and licenses needed in order to work as a business. Aside from having excellent equipment brands, the whole business’ legality assures all the treatments’ and doctors’ legality as well.
2 – EXPERIENCED EXPERTS
Look for a skin care centre that isn’t just authorised to function as it is but also has hired authorized doctors. Do not be very complacent that everything is finally alright after knowing that one clinic is licensed. Some are, but the esthetician, therapists, surgeons and dermatologists who work for them might have license issues. Double-checking won’t hurt. Confirm if their doctors are real and certified.
Those who conduct treatments must have ample years of proper experience and training in the field and with the equipment involved and utilized. They must also be educated in all aspects of human body — with lots of emphasis on the skin, so that they’d understand and explain the conditions of patients.
3 – REPUTATION
The best sources of information about a business’ services is its clients. Get to know about who or what a skin care centre is by reading reviews, personally asking those who have tried their services and by looking up more information about them over the Internet. Check out their website and other social media profiles and pages to know their ratings and read customer feedback. Doing this, you’ll be able to know how effective their treatment processes are and to also know the past outcomes on other clients, so that if ever there were bad records, you’d be informed and walk away immediately.
Check their online presence but most especially their offline reputation. It’s safe if you’d choose the very well-known clinics, but that doesn’t mean the rest which are not as big, as famous or as “rich” as them are nothing but poor services. Some are just startups and others are still working their way up the “famous skin care centre” level.
4 – SPOT
You might overlook, but location is a very important aspect to look at when choosing the skin care centre where you’d want to have your skin treatments to be done. You must consider travel, time and convenience of heading to and from the clinic. Of course, for safety, first take a look at the surroundings of the clinic. It is better if there are resources nearby so that needs will be easily accessible when they arise.
Also, for many treatments, it is advised that the body and the skin not be stressed or exposed to pollutants. For example, you’re getting a facial. It won’t be beneficial if you have to commute for 3 hours from the clinic to your house. Your skin is still fragile and vulnerable to dirt and pollution. It might be irritated, or the treatment won’t give the best results.
5 – RATES
When it comes to services that involve the body, health and beauty, it’s not very surprising anymore that rates are expensive, but it also depends on the kind of treatment and on the degree of service needed. Make sure to choose a skin care clinic that isn’t too expensive but also not too cheap. You know both have cons. Always weigh the service’s value and price to help you decide.
6 – NUMEROUS OFFERS
You’re choosing your personal go-to place for your skin issues and skin treatments, so it’s very necessary that it must offer services you need or you might need in the future. In short, it must be an all-in-one skin care centre where you won’t have to go to other clinics just to have the service they don’t have. Along with those offers, it’s also very good choice to consider updated and upgraded treatments, equipment and technologies.
7 – HOSPITABLE STAFF
It may not be top of the ones that come to your mind when thinking about this list, but it is also advantageous if you are going to choose a clinic where you’ll feel comfortable in. The staff play an important role in making you feel that way. Aside from excellent services, staff hospitality and good relationship are also some reasons why clients’ trust remains and they become loyal.
The whole skin care experience will be a lot more personal, satisfying and less worrying if you know that the people who welcome and manage are trustworthy and comfortable to be with. This is not about being too easy believing of people’s words and actions but being convinced that the skin care centre is safe, fun and not bothersome for you.
Your skin is a major part of the body, and taking care of it is one of the ways you can show that you really care. Looking for a skin care centre to help you do that isn’t as easy as it sounds like, thus, it is very important to look at several significant factors as you do that. Hopefully, this piece helps you a lot in your decision-making! Choose well for a skin that’s well and healthy.
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Geniale, a holistic Medical Aesthetics and Skin Cancer Centre in Australia that aims to provide brilliant experience, treatment and result to its guests. She cares a lot about her skin and her body and encourages others to care about theirs too through writing safe reminders and informative pieces about skin and health. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts. “To God be all the glory”