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Salon vs Clinic

Illuminate Skin Clinic is a doctor-run clinic offering treatments that you can trust in a clinic environment that maintains the highest standards of care – with particular attention on our patients’ experience.

We hear people ask a lot, what do I achieve from choosing a clinic facial over salon facial? Not all salons offering facial rejuvenation treatments undergo such intense scrutiny. When you visit Dr Sophie at Illuminate Skin Clinic, you can be confident in your choice.
All our Skincare lines at Illuminate are Doctor led this means we can be confident in our results and know they completely safe. We provide iS Clincal facials and skincare, whilst this is one of our softer approaches, these products are of the highest purity and pharmaceutical grade quality. They have been clinically validated by peer reviewed published studies – extremely unusual in the skincare industry.
Obagi is another skincare brand we stock. Obagi was founded by Dr Zein Obagi in 1988, and incorporated a range of in-clinic treatments with at home topical skin care. Obagi aims to give you healthy skin from the inside out. Obagi has ranges to target all common skin concerns using a combination of prescription and non-prescription products. Unlike many other ranges Obagi is suitable for use by all Fitzpatrick skin types I – VI.
Illuminate’s medical microdermabrasion uses cuboid shaped crystals whilst non-medical microdermabrasion uses round crystals. Thus medical microdermabrasion can produce a better exfoliating effect.
At our clinic we drive to achieve results, whilst salon facials performed by beauty therapists smells and feel nice, we questions how effect their results are.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

Awards

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Brands We Use

aqualyx
botox
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
gardasil
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
LED Mask
lumigan
Microneedling Pen
neostrata
Nouveau Lashes
obagi
Intravita PDO Threads
profhilo
profhilo
prolon
pronokal
radiesse
rrs
silhouette soft
skin tech
skinade
specialist pharmacy
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
visia
Viviscal Professional