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Sk:n clinics - any experiences?

 

Hiya!

I saw this clinic featured on teenage embarrassing problems when a poor girl was covered in body hair - I thought I was bad. But within one treatment she was so much happier - it wasnt all gone, but I believe you need a course of around 6 anyways?

Anyone used this clinic and can you confirm that the treatments do work? Id love to go wild and purchase a 6 course "whole body" package for £1,995. It would totally be worth it!? But then I want to see if one area works first before spending nearly 2 grand for it to not work!! Youd probably spend that in a couple of years on salon waxes anyway so youl be saving money in the long long run!!

Anyone had a 6 course treatment? Do you ever need to shave/wax anymore??

Look forward to any responses!!

Thanks ladies, Gem xx


 

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hiii

 

I prefer proskin

Proskin Clinis- Affordable skincare
http://www.proskinclinics.com/

 

They took £3000 of my money and results are awful!

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 huda.ahmed1@hotmail.com

 

Please get in touch

by:sknclinics

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 onlineteam@sknclinics.co.uk so we can assist you further, we really want to help. Sophie @ sk:n

 

Skin clinics

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.

 

Please get in touch

by:sknclinics

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 onlineteam@sknclinics.co.uk

 

Continuation - never go for laser hair removal

Further to my previous post, I am of Indian origin ... have got all the tests done about my hormones. My hormones/thyroid are normal.

Nik

 

Lets complain

by:hudaahmed1

Please if you are serious in making an official complaint contact me on huda.ahmed1@hotmail.com

 

Don't ever go for laser hair removal

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.

Nik

 

Ipl and laser treatment are reliable

IF you got a good therapist, it should work flawlessly

 

No reduction after 9 treamnets

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

 

Same experience

by:isabellah6

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.

 

Skin clinic

by:azitab1

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.

 

Please get in touch

by:sknclinics

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 onlineteam@sknclinics.co.uk so we can assist you further, we really want to help. Sophie @ sk:n

 

Whole body treatments

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.

 

Hair removal

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

 

Hair growth inhibitor

by:laura32781

Hair growth inhibitor - http://www.stopgrow.com/ct/99781
This product has really helped in my fight against hair!

 

Skn

Hiya

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

 

Skin clinic

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.

 

On my 5th session at sk:n

Hi everyone!

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!

CHEAP CLINICS
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!
SK:N
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.
PAYMENT
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.
RESULTS
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!
PAIN
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!

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