In Safe Hands
Would you risk this happening to your skin?
Relax. You’re in the safest of hands.
This picture is an example of what can happen if Lasers or IPL machines are in the wrong hands. It shows a chest covered in burns where the equipment has been used incorrectly. This is sadly too common. We hasten to add we did not do this treatment. We do not use IPL here. Tragically we see cases like this, coming to us for help after a disastrous treatment elsewhere. We do not want this to happen to you. Your skin is precious so you need the right advice.
Registered with CQC
This clinic is a registered and regulated healthcare provider under the Care Quality Commission (the government regulator for NHS and Private Healthcare facilities.) Our CQC registration can be found here
Unrivalled Expertise & Experience
The founder of this clinic was the very first Laser Service Provider in the country in 1991 to be registered, inspected and regulated by the Health Authority (now known as the Care Quality Commission) achieving high standards in all levels of laser safety, treatment protocols and patient care. Once the protocols for registration and regulation were finalised within her Harley Street clinic, the government inspection body rolled out the regulation nationwide, enforcing all Laser Service Providers.
We have been using Lasers safely for over 20 years and have unsurpassed experience and expertise in the technology and the techniques involved.
All our Aesthetic Laser Practitioners are experienced, fully trained, qualified and accredited.
What to look out for when choosing a laser clinic
The key to finding a safe place for laser treatment is to only attend a Care Quality Commission Registered & Regulated Clinic. The Care Quality Commission is the Government Regulator for NHS and Private Facilities offering medical procedures. The Care Quality Commission governs and inspects registered facilities. Not all facilities are registered – to find out more or to check if a clinic is properly registered go to ww.cqc.org.uk.
Whatever clinic you attend, look out for the Care Quality Commission Logo and up to date registration certificates to be sure you are in safe & experienced hands.
7 Questions to ask your laser clinic
- Are you CQC registered?
Yes, Northampton Laser Clinic is registered. Here’s a link to our certificate. Please note we have traded as Northampton Laser Clinic and this is the ONLY ‘Northampton Laser Clinic’ CQC registered
- Are you insured?
Yes, Northampton Laser Clinic is fully insured. We have never had to consult our insurance company.
- How long have you been practicing?
Our practitioners collectively have over 35 years experience, specialising in laser treatment.
- What laser specific training do you have?
Just being a nurse, a doctor or a beauty therapist isn’t enough. Laser specific training and qualifications is obviously vital. Firstly we work strictly under Doctor Protocol and our medical expertise ongoing is provided by Dr Helen Fernandez MB, CH.B FPA Cert.
As well as a dermatological background in Beauty Therapy/General Nursing/Medically qualified laser specific training is critical for all laser operators. Training in laser safety first and foremost. Core of Knowledge covering laser physics, laser classification, equipment maintenance, hazards & dangers, and all elements of the MDA Guidance Document & CSA2000 to comply with National Minimum Standards. Dermatology in Laser Medicine, Laser delivery and associated side effects, Practical & Theoretical for each laser system in use and for each treatment being administered. Skin pathologies & Laser tissue interaction. All operators should be able to give sight of copies of their laser specific training certificates and regular updates. Sadly many new ‘start-up’ clinics have only had the engineer who delivered the machine brief them ‘how to use it’ and left a manual.
ALL our laser practitioners meet Qualification, CQC and Insurance standards and these are regularly inspected by the CQC. Our certificates are displayed in the treatment rooms for you to see at your consultation.
- Are your before and after photos your own work or copied from laser manufacturer brochures?
We are very proud of our extensive portfolio of completely our own work. No other clinic can match it.
- Do you use laser or IPL or some other light source?
We use medical grade lasers specifically designed for the purpose. Some places pretend they are using laser when they are actually using IPL (intensed pulsed light). The easiest way to identify IPL is the use of gel on the skin followed by a large handpiece that makes contact with the skin. Whereas lasers will have a cooling system blowing cold air on the skin simultaneously to a beam of light passing through the skin without the handpiece touching the skin and no gel required. You should establish what exactly the clinic you attend are using so you know you are getting the best treatment and value for money.
- Is the treatment you use the MOST effective treatment available?
The medical grade lasers we use are the best available in the laser industry and achieve, without doubt, the best possible results.
Please note this clinic, trading as Northampton Laser Clinic, based at 293 Wellingborough Road, is the only clinic registered with this name with the Care Quality Commission. We do not have any other branches in this town so please note only this Northampton Laser Clinic is registered and regulated.
In this area, you will find on the CQC website that this clinic, Northampton Laser Clinic and the Skn Clinic Group in town centre are professionally registered and regulated. Be in safe hands.