General skin analysis and consultation

Personal analysis of your skin or mild to moderate skin concerns by our skin specialists. This consultation will help you understand your skin, your skin goals, and the treatment and skincare that will work for you.

Free personalised skin consultation with a specialist nurse or practitioner

Over 30 years’ experience in dermatology and skin care

Unrivalled client care and standards you can trust

Start your journey to better, healthier skin

The sk:n promise

Our mission to deliver confidence through better skin is at the heart of everything we do. Our promise to you:

  • Award-winning, unrivalled medical expertise. No one has more consultants, doctors and clinical expertise than sk:n, so no other dermatology provider comes close.
  • Outstanding approach to client care for over 30 years. We’ve consistently delivered unrivalled, personalised client care, that’s always right for our clients. If you have a concern, you can trust us to solve it.
  • Standards you can trust. Our market-leading medical, safety and training protocols and strict industry regulation means you can trust that your safety and care is our priority.
  • We are the UK’s leading skin clinics. We’ve treated millions of clients, improving their self-confidence for the better – with some life-changing results.


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  • More than 450 consultants, doctors, nurses and medical practitioners
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Health Inspectorate Wales and Health Improvement Scotland
  • Partner of the NHS
  • Rated excellent by our clients on Trustpilot
  • Strict safety and care protocols


Frequently asked questions

What is a skin consultation?

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A general skin consultation is a free consultation with a specialist nurse or practitioner. Ideal for those with mild to moderate skin concerns including mild acne, congested skin, open pores, pigmentation, dull skin and mild signs of ageing, or for those who are simply just unsure where to start. Your skin will be fully examined for a number of skin concerns, your skin goals will be assessed, and your personalised treatment plan will be recommended. If you have more pronounced skin concerns that require a doctor or dermatologist, we may refer you, and can also refer you to a nurse prescriber or doctor for anti-ageing injectables. Please note that a consultation with a doctor or dermatologist starts from £185 (please check when booking), and consultations for anti-ageing injectables with a doctor or nurse prescriber are free – subject to £50 refundable deposit.

How long does a general skin consultation take?

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Your skin consultation lasts around 45-60 minutes. This will allow the practitioner to fully assess your skin and your skin goals, discuss your concerns and create a recommended treatment plan.

How much is a skin consultation?

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The consultation is completely free, but we do require a £25 deposit to secure your consultation. You won’t be charged if you attend your appointment, or you cancel or move your appointment over 48 hours before your appointment in line with our cancellation policy.

The cost of your treatment and/or skincare plan will be confirmed during your consultation, but treatment can start from £59, depending on your clinic.

Who will do my general skin consultation?

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Your consultation will be with one of our experienced specialist nurses or practitioners with extensive knowledge of the skin. Should you have a more severe skin concern, they can also refer you into a doctor or dermatologist if you need to see one. Please note these consultations with a doctor or dermatologist are chargeable and do require a refundable* deposit – please check the consultation price before booking. We can also refer you to a doctor or nurse prescriber for an injectables consultation if you are concerned about the signs of ageing. These consultations are free, but we do require a refundable* £50 deposit to secure your booking. Please check our terms and conditions for more information.

How do I prepare for a skin consultation?

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We will ask you to come makeup free, but feel free to bring some with you to put on after the consultation if you wish.

What are common skin care consultation questions?

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Our expert skin practitioners will ask a variety of questions which are designed to help them create the best plan of action to tackle your skin concern. For example:

  • What are your skin concerns?
  • Is today a good or bad day for your skin?
  • What is your current skincare routine?
  • Is there any particular life event that you want your skin concerns to be resolved for?
  • What are your expectations?
  • What have you tried already?
  • Does anything make your skin better or worse?

Can you wear makeup to a skin consultation?

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You can wear makeup to your appointment, however, we recommend that you come makeup free so that we can spend the maximum amount of time assessing your skin. We cannot fully examine your skin with makeup on as we need to assess the texture, thickness and colour which could indicate concerns such as acne or sensitivity.

What does a skin analysis include?

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Step 1 – We will have a chat with you about everything you don’t love about your skin, whether you have any particular concerns and what your goals are to help us create your personalised plan.

Step 2 – Before photos will be taken, allowing us to track your progress throughout your treatment plan.

Step 3 – Your skin will be examined under a skin scanner * which will indicate if your skin is healthy, dehydrated, oily, congested, sun-damaged etc. Our practitioners will also touch your skin to allow us to assess the texture, thickness and sensitivity of your skin.

Step 4 – Our expert will create a personalised treatment plan for you, which could combine both treatments and an at-home product regime. We may recommend several options including chemical peels, microneedling, laser treatment or Hydrafacial, and skincare to use at home. If you have a more severe concern, such as cystic acne, we will refer you to a doctor. If you are interested in anti-ageing injectables to boost your confidence, we can also refer you to a doctor or nurse prescriber.

*N.B Not available in every sk:n clinic

Why do I need a skin analysis / what are the benefits of a skin analysis?

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A skin analysis from the experts at sk:n can help you gain a deeper understanding of how to achieve your skin goals and correct any concerns you may have. This will also allow them to recommend which treatments and skincare will work for you. This is also perfect for those who would like some expert advice but don’t know where to start on their skin journey. Together, we can help you achieve the best skin of your life!

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