Top 5 skincare clinics and dermatologists in Edinburgh [reviewed 2021]

Hannah Wilson

If you live in the Edinburgh area and are looking for a reputable skin clinic and dermatologist near you, it can be difficult to discern which one is the right choice for you. Perhaps you have never had professional skincare advice before, and you want to make the right decision first time? Or maybe you have used one or several skin clinics before and just never felt like any of them have been right for you. With an ever-increasing number of skin clinics in Edinburgh, all offering different services with varying prices and claiming to be the best choice, we would like to try to help you cut through the confusion and make the choice that’s best for you and your skincare goals. For this reason, we have listed our Top Edinburgh skincare clinics in Edinburgh

5. Energize Aesthetic, Edinburgh

4. The Source, Edinburgh

3. Aesthetica, Edinburgh

2. Dr Victoria, Edinburgh

1. Dr Nestor, Edinburgh

 

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Before we launch into the full review of our top picks for skincare clinics and dermatologists in Edinburgh, there are a few other factors you may be considering when choosing your skin clinic. Firstly, how much is it going to cost you for a professional skincare consultation? Secondly, you might be wondering how much a professional, cosmeceutical skincare regime will cost you. Finally, whether you want your consultation to be in-clinic or online via video. Of course, there are pros and cons to both – in short, if you would rather have access to your Skin Expert from anywhere in the UK without leaving your home or office in Edinburgh, then a free Video Skincare Consultation could be an option for you. However, if you would prefer to travel in-clinic for your consultation, then looking for a physical clinic in Edinburgh will be best for you.

At Face Dr, we know how important it is to find the best match for your skincare. You want to feel confident that your clinic, skin expert and skincare products are all working to achieve your skincare goals. Different people have different skincare needs, and it is important that you choose the right clinic for you, rather than a “one size fits all” answer.

 

Our top 5 skincare clinics and dermatologists in Edinburgh

 

 #5 Energize Aesthetic Medical Clinic, Dalry Road, Edinburgh

 Energize is a leading clinic in Aesthetics, providing expertise across non-invasive medical aesthetics. The professional team here provide excellent service in the cosmetic industry, as shown by their high rating on Google and Facebook reviews.

The clinic offers microblading, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, tattoo removal, fat removal,  IPL hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

Energize's recommended skincare product range is Ushuaya cosmetics, and it is not clear whether they offer cosmeceutical skincare. As prices are not discussed on their website for skincare consultations, be sure to call to check prices before you visit the clinic.

At the time of writing, Energize Aesthetic Medical Clinic do not appear to offer virtual or video skincare consultations.

 

 #4 The Source Clinic, Morningside, Edinburgh

 Accredited by Save Face, the national register of practitioners who provide Aesthetic Medical treatments, The Source Clinic was stablished in 2019 with a mission to create a welcoming environment where a community can grow. The Source Clinic caters all skin types, and promises to ensure every client leaves feeling like the best version of themselves.

They offer various treatments including facials, light therapy, skin peels and medical needling. A skin consultation here is priced from £25, but be sure to contact the clinic directly as this can vary depending on your desired treatment. At the time of writing, The Source Clinic is not currently offering video skincare consultations.

 

#3 Aesthetica, West End, Edinburgh City Centre

 Established in 2015, Aesthetica was the first doctor-led clinic in Edinburgh, located in the heart of the prestigious West End. Aesthetica brings together surgical, medical and aesthetic specialists all under one roof.

A taster of some of the treatments provided here are Cristal fat freezing, Dermal fillers, Plasmage, Hydrafacial, Microneedling and cosmetic surgery.

Consultations at Aesthetica are complementary when carried out by their Skin Practitioners, but if you'd like yours conducted by a doctor, that will cost £80.

Aesthetica offer a wide range of reputable cosmeceutical skincare products, including ZO Skin Health, Medik8, Heliocare, ZENii and Oxygenetix.

At the time of writing, Aesthetica do offer online skincare consultations from their clinic in Edinburgh. If you choose Aesthetica, it may be worth phoning ahead to check their prices before booking online.

 

#2 DRVICTORIA Clinic, West End, Edinburgh City Centre

 This award-winning clinic specialises in non-surgical aesthetics to rejuvenate and restore your face and body. Offering bespoke, tailored services, the clinic focusses on your goals to create a treatment plan just for you.

This clinic offers Dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, Aqualyx, laser hair removal, chemical peels, Dermalux, microneedling and skin analysis.

"Lovely atmosphere with very kind, friendly people. They really go out of their way to make you feel at ease and look after you."

Reenie M

DRVICTORIA Clinic only use and recommend their own skincare product range, so if you are looking for more choice with your skincare, it may be best to choose another clinic. In addition, as prices are not displayed on the website, it may be best to contact the clinic directly to obtain an accurate price for a specialist consultation. At the time of writing Dr Victoria are not currently offering video consultations.

 

#1 Dr Nestor's Medical Cosmetic Centre, Edinburgh City Centre

 Dr Nestor's is a multi award-winning clinic in the heart of Edinburgh. Established in 2016, this is the largest Aesthetics clinic in Scotland. Awards include ‘Best New Clinic 2017’ ‘Most Innovative Clinic 2018’ and ‘ Best Clinic Scotland 2019’.

Treatments offered here include, Anti-wrinkle treatments, Dermal fillers, skin boosters, Microneedling, laser hair removal, skin pigmentation treatments and facials.

The clinic offers ZO Skin Health, which is a high-quality cosmeceutical skincare range, and a Face Dr favourite! A skincare consultation at Dr Nestor’s starts from £50, and at the time of writing, they do not offer video consultations.

 

In summary

 

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We have outlined our Top 5 skincare clinics in Edinburgh, to help you along the way with choosing your new skincare clinic. Of course, with some clinics now offering Video Skincare Consultations, you are not limited to choosing a skincare clinic in Edinburgh.

At Face Dr, we offer free Video Skincare Consultations with industry-leading experts and only recommend the top cosmeceutical skincare brands in the country. We have chosen to partner with the following brands as they deliver on visible results, cost-effectiveness and ingredient quality; ZO Skin Health AllSkin Med.

Whether you’re looking into professional skincare products to reach your “perfect skin” skincare goals, or you have a particular skin concern that is causing you distress, our multi award-winning experts have the right recommendations for your skin. Our Skin Experts help our clients achieve fantastic results for all of the following skin concerns: Acne, Rosacea, ageing skin, sun damage, dry skin, pigmentation problems, excess surface oil, blocked/open pores, uneven tone, redness and sensitivity. We also offer shorter free Review consultations for people who are already familiar with the cosmeceutical skincare brands we offer and would just like to replenish their usual skincare routine. To find out more about us, visit our About us page.

Video skincare consultations give you the opportunity to see a skincare specialist quickly from the comfort of your own home. To read more about Face Dr and what we can do for your skincare, click here.

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