Sk:n clinics - any experiences?
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.
Further to my previous post, I am of Indian origin ... have got all the tests done about my hormones. My hormones/thyroid are normal.
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 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.
We use the same laser machine (Isolaz) as Sk:n and find it excellent. Their current price is £2,600 and remember 'whole body' excludes the face, back etc. so check what you're buying. The only drawback is that it takes a long time (say 3 hours a session!) to cover a large area. Some areas will get de-haired in six courses but others may need more. You may find it better to get a quote for the areas you want treated than buying a fixed package. We give discounts for multiple areas - some examples are on our website: www.bellevuedentalpractice.co. uk.
If your hair is dark then laser hair removal is going to be very successful. The Isolaz is almost painless and if you're having a whole body treatment or would prefer to avoid pain it's the only one I'd recommend.
I dont have any experience of Sk:n but I know down the road from them in Manchester is 'spaMedica' who do hair removal too and they've been brilliant when I've wanted mine done I'd try them out if you're ever near here x
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Yes I have had a 6 course laser hair removal with this company, it does depend on what colour hair you have ,the darker it is the better it works... after the 4 month of treatment ( once a month, so four times) the results were amazing .. it really is worth every penny ..... i am still going but for a different area now . I also have a top up laser treatment once every few months, they are really professional there and it is addictive .. I really recommend it ,it certainly has changed my life ... good luck
Hi, I have had 4 treatment sessions with skin on my body and have not had any good results. The staff were nice and environment was friendly but at the end of the day its about results. I stopped at 4 treatments as it just felt like money down the drain. I am asian with brown skin and it may just be that they dont have suitable treatments for my skin tone. Anyway hope this helps.
I know it's a bit late to post on this thread but in case anyone else reads it, I've experienced Sk:n and not found it as terrible as it seems on here!
I started with a half face session at a Blushers clinic in the midlands and it was so terrible, the woman forgot to ask me about using fake tan on my face (I had) so it was lucky I'd read up about it and told her I would have to wait til that had gone before my test patch. Anyway, I know it sounds awful but in my opinion the woman, who I think was the main laser hair removal specialist, was extremely slow, and gave very vague information about how the treatment worked as though she really hadn't a clue herself!
Luckily, I only bought the one treatment and not a package there, so I went straight to Sk:n. I'd been for a consultation at Harley Medical Group clinic in birmingham and they'd seemed very cold and clinical so I chose the Sk:n clinic round the corner. I had 5 more half face sessions and am going for my 5th whole legs session next week.
I paid for my face sessions individually, but as I had 5 I should have gone for the package because I'd have got the 6th free!! I got the legs package on interest free credit so am now paying £99 a month for 12 months for that- a bit tricky as I am a poor student but as far as dodgy unauthorised payments go, my credit is from hitachi capital and there's been no problem with that at all.
The dark hair on my face and under my neck is completely gone, only small light hairs are left which is normal. My legs are also much less hairy. Since my 4th treatment I only had to shave a couple of patches on the backs which were clearly just bits that were missed by the consultant (I'm sure it's easy to miss bits when you do a whole leg!) The only thing I will say is, the dead small hairs that are just under the skin surface are still visible up close. So I still have black dots on my legs and if you look closely, on my face too. Foundation covers it up on my face easily but as I can't tan my legs the black dots are quite obvious on my pale skin so I still haven't left the house without tights on. It sounds gross but if you scratch these dots they do come out, so I've tried exfoliating and scrubbing but it doesn't get them out in bulk and I don't have the time to sit and scratch!
Hopefully after session 6 these dots will be gone too!
Ok, I'm not gonna lie. It is a million times worse than when I got my tattoo. I can hardly feel it on the fatty bit on the outside of my thigh but near the bone on the front of your leg it is so so painful. I had the laser increased last time (not sure what the measurement is but I think it went from 16 to 18 if that helps!) so it hurt much more but the results were much better than after my 3rd session.
Overall, would definitely recommend Sk:n laser hair treatments for people with problem hair but if you're just looking for an easier alternative to waxing or shaving, it's not worth the money, nor the pain. Apparently home use IPLs aren't painful at all, such as the Boots Smooth Skin, but I'm not sure I trust that they'd achieve the same results.
Hope this helps!
I found this company unprofessional, I arrived for my appt, they didnt have me on their list, I waiting nearly 45mins before I was seen, I finally had my consultation with a nurse, hard selling to me, about aftercare products, buy 3 get discount, hair removal packages and offers, I wasnt bothered about the money, I just wanted to know about the treatment and if it worked, she basically rushed me as she was running late and was more bothered about selling me products. I didnt like the atmosphere at this clinic at all everybody seemed miserable down to the receptionist who was rushed off her feet, nurses running late some even sitting around having a cup of tea!! waiting room full of people. My advise stay away from this clinic !!
At times, the Sk:n clinic were unprofessional. They rearranged my appointments without consulting me first. This led to disruption in the treatment causing the result to be less effective. Imagine being booked in at regular 6 weekly intervals, only to have an unprofessional therapist or nurse rearrange this to their own suitability behind your behind causing your treatments to be 7 or 8 weeks apart. This behaviour is not acceptable as disruption to the regular 6 weekly intervals lessens the effect as the hair follicles are not hit regularly to stop the growth.
Additionally, the unprofessionalism is harmful to one's emotional, mental, financial and social well-being when they begin to doubt and not trust the clinic for such behaviour.
The clinic manager mentioned to me that therapists and nurses are not allowed to rearrange people's appointments without consulting them like that - Too late, as the damages were already done. I wonder why these people conduct in such behaviour in the first place when it harms another person. It is unprofessional and in a clinical environment, extremely unacceptable when clients are undergoing treatment requiring trust, honesty, integrity and care for one's vulnerability.
i havent actually been sk;n myself but my sister used to go there,she did more than six treatments and it wasnt working infact she started getton more coarser hair on her face.there is another clinic on Harley street THE HARLEY LASER SPECIALISTS she went to and she found really really good results in 2 treatments her hair hardly grew bk.i can give you the website www.theharleylaserspecialists. com
leme know how it goes
I had 8 treatments on my face and it did not work. The hairs started growing back coarser than prior to the treatment. They told me that the hair would be removed, reduced and if there was regrowth, it would be finer or 1-2 hairs would appear. Coarser hair was never mentioned.
Probably best to avoid Sk:n then. I have been using Permanent Beauty in Reading, Berkshire. They are really nice and have lots of different types of laser and IPL equipment so they will use the one that gives best results on your particular hair and skin. They offer lots of beauty treatments too. The results have been really good so now I'm thinking about getting other areas done. My friend goes to their clinic in Guildford and she's getting on really well too. Say goodbye to those razors and tweezers!!
I had 4 laser treatments at Sk:n on a number of my body parts. the fourth time they burned me badly - they like to call it hyperpigmentation.
I now have large patches of dark discolored skin and after talking to the consultant there she said that it was because the laser intensity was too high for my skin to tolerate and that they should have done test patches which they didn't.
She also told me that at the initial level i was treated at i would have never been able to achieve permanent hair removal.
i complained to them through what they call a complaint procedure and they basically denied everything, and tried to shift the blame.
i spent close to £2000 and they won't even do anything. after the doctor told me what did happen i was told that i couldn't see her again - obviously she said too much already and they didn't want her giving me ammunition.
whatever you decide, the best thing is to thoroughly research the laser hair removal and if you go for it choose a place other than sk:n
Any more info on your complaint? I had my 1st laser hair removal session on bikini line and underarms. Underarms fine - 75% hair reduction, and back to normal after 2 weeks. Bikini line - agony for 3 weeks, and left with hyperpigmentation. On 2nd visit, had underarms done again, fine - but girl was shocked at pigmentation, and said she couldn't treat it until seen by the nurse. Had to wait 4 weeks for that appointment to be made. Am seeing her next week, and have been warned that I may not be able to continue with the laser. Any advice on what to say or not say? should I threaten them with an internet complaints campain if they refuse to refund me?