Sk:n clinics - any experiences?
I wanted to get laser treatment done as my friends had good results from their clinics. I was very wary getting this treatment done and so I went for a big clinic Sk:n thinking this would be the safest option. BIG MISTAKE. I have spent over £6000 I am completely fair skinned with dark hair and now I have more dark coarse hair on my face in placed I never even had hair before and other areas were treated and I was advised later they should have not even been treated in the first place. They just wanted me to do full body to get the maximum money out of me and never assessed what my actual needs were.
The bottom of my legs have responded OK after 12 treatments but I will still need treatments as its just patchy and they were treating me on a dark skin setting even though I am really pale so this could be why it has not worked very well. The care was sloppy and each persons that treats you says a completely different thing, they definitely do not go to the same training school. I wouldn't say don't get laser done as my friends have had great success but I would use a small company where perhaps the owner is treating you so you get one person that is treating you and actually reviewing how your treatments are going unlike sk;n who want you in and out as quickly as possible and only when you are £6000 down they tell you they wouldn't have treated half of my areas in the first place
Which sk:n clinic did you use?
would be interested to know as i am considering them
Hi. We are really sorry that you are not happy with your treatment you had at one of our clinics. Please can you contact us on 0121 5678 366 or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com so we can assist you further, we really want to help.
after 8 sk:n laser hair removal sessions, there was no significant reduction in body hair for me either. a complete waste of money and extremely depressing. during my initial consultation i was categorised as an ideal candidate - fair skin and dark hair. when approaching sk:n after all 8 treatments, to show the lack of results, they were very dismissive and simply stated - it does not work for everyone! .. surly a professional would have noticed my reaction after 2 or 3 sessions and advised if it was a good idea to continue. but they didn't. after my experience i would not recommend sk:n clinic for laser hair removal.
Hi. We are really sorry that you are not happy with your treatment you had at one of our clinics, or the response you had when you outlined your concerns to the clinic. Please can you contact us on 0121 5678 366 or drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you further. Thanks.
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Guys please lets get together and complain. I go to bed crying everynight because of this company which wants to make everyone feel comfortable in their skin??? i had my full body done, and the results on my buttocks is 10x worse than what it was. .I duno what to do? Im thinking to shell out more to get more work done but i dont want to pay these scum bags but i dont want to feel like this anymore. And this isnt the only part of my body that has been effected. Please if you are serious in making an official complaint contact me on email@example.com
Hi. We are really sorry that you are not happy with your treatment you had at one of our clinics. Please can you contact us on 0121 5678 366 or drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you further, we really want to help. Sophie @ sk:n
I have had 17 treatments all together. 6 the first time and 8 a few years later on my back and shoulders and recently 3 treatments on the front of my neck.
After my first 6 treatments on my back i was happy with The results for the first couple of months then it started to regrow, i convinced myself i just didn't get enough treatments, so after a few years of saving up i returned for 8 more treatments to finally get rid, unfortunately a few months later my back hair had started to grow back. it has reduced and i think it has grown back finer but i feel in a few year time i could be back to square 1 and £3500 down.
although having the knowledge of this i still went ahead and paid for 3 treatments on my neck as shaving,waxing, plucking etc. is just not an option for me as my hair is to thick and cores, and surprisingly my neck has reacted a lot better to the treatment, it's only a month after my last treatment but my neck is still very smooth and i can just tell its going to have better results than my back, but i still feel in say about 6 months to a year it will grow back, i suppose only time will tell.. all i will say is don't have to much expectations with laser treatment and if you don't have the money it really isn't worth it because this method is defiantly not permanent.
Hi! Laser hair removal treatments will provide better results on thick, coarse hair. Unfortunately in some cases when the hair is very fine it can cause regrowth. This will have been discussed in your consultation and outlined in the consent form you signed. If you would like to discuss this further please do e-mail us email@example.com
Further to my previous post, I am of Indian origin ... have got all the tests done about my hormones. My hormones/thyroid are normal.
Please if you are serious in making an official complaint contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have had 16 laser hair removal treatments (full face) from SKIN clinic in NOTTINGHAM. I regret it so much!! Not just that I have wasted so much money, but also because before laser treatments my facial hair was very fine but now it has grown back a lot corser and a lot longer. I feel terrible, and have lost my confidence. I don't know where to go, who to complain. I was told that I will see significant reduction after 4-6 treatments but I haven't see any reduction. I wish I had never gone for laser!! I can't afford to continue the treatments. I feel stuck!!
Now the nurse at SKIN is saying that its not going to work on me, so there is no point of continuing. Why she didn't tell me during consultation that hair could grow back a lot more corser.
I have arranged to see a consultant at SKIN, waiting to see what he has to say.
Any advice would be appreciated.
IF you got a good therapist, it should work flawlessly
I had 9 treatments at SK:N and initially the results looked good but 2-3 months after the treatment the hair all grow back, and I can see no difference to what it was before I started the treatment. They advertise 60-80% so I think you should at least experience 60% reductions. Has anyone else experienced this as I am seriously thinking of putting a case together
I had 8 treatments over last year, after a month I noticed my legs were really bumpy, then after about a week of hot baths and scrubbing finally found out basically the whole of both my legs were just ingrown hair! I was advised 85% reduction in my consultation but pretty much all my hair, especially on my thighs, has grown back. called them today for a review, will see what comes of it
I have had 8 treatments. I was told that 6 treatments would be enough initially. I was told that I was the 'perfect candidate' skin and hair colour wise. They not tell me it should be 12 treatments. I wish I saw your review before as I signed up around the time you put this review. I am also wondering whether Trading Standards are willing to investigate as I do not believe the way they operate to be fair. I just wrote my experience (not a complaint) on the Facebook Sk:n Page for others to see and make a decision. It is right that they know the truth as I wish I had before. Now I know why there are no negative or barely any reviews on the Sk:n Page on Facebook - They delete them for marketing purposes. This has led me to search for other sites that allow people to place a review, fairly, honestly, and rightly so.
In areas, I see no difference to prior the treatment, and in some areas, it is worser/darker/more obvious. Luckily, I knew what private companies that operate in these sectors are like and I recorded my initial consultation of what was dicussed. (Removal and reduction with only 1 or 2 hairs appearing, 6 sessions is enough, barely hurts, perfect candidate etc.) However, if more people came forward about their experience and satisfaction, then yes, I would gladly share mine also.
I stated on their Facebook Page that they should rename it Laser Hair Treatment rather than Laser Hair Removal. This is because there is no guarantee whether hair will be reduced, removed or even worser regrowth. The name is misleading in itself. By calling it Laser Hair Treatment, customers are able to know that there is no guarantee
What I dislike about the company isn't so much about the result. I can happily live with that and not go for Laser Hair Removal again. I dislike the fact that they do not take accountability or responsibility for failing to meet customer service and initial promises. To ignore, not follow-up, delete/diregard customer concerns from the treatment is wrong in my opinion - One trait in business is to never 'rip the customer off'. It is morally wrong and harmful to one's emotional, mental, financial and social well-being.
When I raised my concern during my treatment, I was responded with, 'I don't know what to say. There's nothing that can be done'. If a business cannot deliver or fulfil what they have agreed to supply, then I believe that a business should refund the customer or rectify the error.
Another problem is the statement that Laser Hair Removal does not hurt and feel like an elastic-band flicking. In my case, at times, it was excruitiating particularly on areas of coarser hair with the pain feeling alike to a scalpel being stuck and dragged inside of me. I gritted my teeth so much during the treatment that I ended up damages needing dental work.
Lastly, they do not test patch clients on laser energy strengths 'up until the point' that there is not reaction/burn, and then use this strongest strength throughout ALL of the treatment sessions. (Google exponential curve) They begin on the lowest laser which is unnecessary and avoidable so that it is less effective to begin with, thereby leading the client to requiring more treatments. In my case, I could have had test patches of up to 3-4 laser energy strengths before beginning the treatment as this strength did not cause reactions/burns. I wonder why they do not do this and their explanation for it.
I look forward to seeing more reviews and people coming forward.
Although there are reviews online about the treatment, they can be biased in terms of employees or those related to employees who write these reviews for marketing purposes. Many people have Laser Hair Removal, but many do not speak about it..
I look forward to seeing more people respond. Look out for Watchdog or The Office of Fair Trading - Trading Standards.
I had the same experience. 8 treatment of laser hair removal.But after a few months most of my hair came grow back. I am going to make a case against them.
Hi. We are really sorry that you are not happy with your treatment you had at one of our clinics. If you haven't already done so please do contact us on 0121 5678 366 or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com so we can assist you further, we really want to help. Sophie @ sk:n