Safety in Aesthetics – Part 1: Choosing the Right Clinic


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by | Apr 23, 2024

When it comes to aesthetics treatments, safety should always be a top priority. With the rising popularity of cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to choose a clinic that prioritises safety and professionalism. In this first part of our series on Safety in Aesthetics, at Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic, we’ll explore how to select the right aesthetics clinic to ensure your safety and satisfaction.

Verify Medical Training

First and foremost, ensure that the practitioners at the clinic are medically trained professionals. Many clinics employ individuals who have only undergone brief training courses, without comprehensive medical backgrounds. Opt for clinics where practitioners have extensive medical training and experience. At Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic, lead by Dr Nichola Maasdorp, our practitioners have undergone rigorous medical training and hold certifications in aesthetic medicine, ensuring safe and effective treatments.

Dr Nichola Maasdorp

Nichola Maasdorp BDS( Wits1995), Certificate Implant Dentistry ( Warwick 2015) Level 7 Aesthetic Medicine Harley Academy, Aptos Thread lifting trained and Certified, Allergan Medical Institute Trained and certified, Laser Core of Knowledge.

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Su Jones

Dental Hygiene (RAF Halton 1994), Hydrafacial Therapist training (Consulting rooms group 2017), PRX Biorevitalisation (Medical Aesthetic Group 2017)

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Prioritise Experience

Experience matters when it comes to aesthetics treatments. Look for clinics with practitioners who have a wealth of experience in performing a variety of treatments. Beware of practitioners who have limited experience or who offer treatments without a thorough understanding of the underlying anatomy and potential risks. Our clinic boasts years of experience in delivering a wide range of aesthetic treatments, ensuring superior results and client satisfaction.

Variety of Treatments

A reputable aesthetics clinic should offer a diverse range of treatments to address various concerns. While treatments like Botox are popular, they may not be suitable for every individual or concern. Look for clinics that provide a comprehensive selection of treatments, including dermal fillers, laser therapies, microneedling, and more. This ensures that you receive personalised care tailored to your unique needs and goals.

At Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic, we understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to aesthetics. That’s why we offer a wide range of treatments to address various skin concerns and goals. From Botox and fillers to advanced laser treatments and microneedling, our clinic provides comprehensive solutions for rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty.

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Contact Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic today to book a consultation. 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Safety in Aesthetics series, where we’ll delve into the importance of product safety and the risks associated with trending aesthetic treatments.


“I highly recommend Nicola and her lovely clinic. I went to get mole removal off my face and felt in good professional hands. Everything was explained to me in great detail about the procedure and after care advice to follow. I felt very relaxed during the procedure, didn’t find it painful and left with a big smile. Thank you so much”

Angela McPherson

“Always welcoming, taking time ensure my needs are met.
Excellent Covid protocol, so always feel in safe and professional hands from the point i ring the doorbell.”

Helen Bromehead

“For anyone who feels nervous about getting procedures done
One word “don’t” from the moment you enter the clinic you are made to feel at ease a truly great experience and the results are amazing
The best possible advice is given with only you in mind
Both Nikki and Gael are exceptionally welcoming and friendly “

Alison O’ Donnell

“I had a very good experience at the clinic, i got lots of good advice and feel much more positive about the ageing process and things that were beginning to bother me.
The clinic was very covid aware and have measures in place to keep everyone safe.”

Carol Wison

“Nicci & Gael are always so welcoming and totally professional. I love visiting the clinic as I know I am in very safe hands and Nicci actually takes time to discuss your needs and gives you honest advice. I totally trust her judgement and alway are more than happy with the service I receive. I would highly recommend the clinic and the treatments are superb.“

Simone Martin

"Visiting the clinic is always a fantastic experience. Expert care, advice and First Class treatment options. I feel so lucky to have this on my doorstep, a Harley Street Clinic in Moray"

Chloe K

"Visiting the clinic is always a fantastic experience. Expert care, advice and First Class treatment options. I feel so lucky to have this on my doorstep, a Harley Street Clinic in Moray"

Chloe K

“Hi Nichola, I don’t know if you remember but I had tear trough treatment back in November. I just wanted to say a huge thank you! I was initially fairly pleased with the results but now am delighted! The darkness has all but gone even without make-up. I am so much more confident than before.”


“My wrinkled lined face caused me great distress for many years! An opportunity arose to attend an open day with Dr Nichola Maasdorp. I was introduced to different treatments to reduce these lines. Following treatment my lines are smoother and I am very pleased with the results.
I would recommend facial enhancement treatment with Dr Nichola Maasdorp.”


“I am so happy with the scar revision procedure Nichola did on my lips. It has helped me with my confidence and the results are amazing. Definitely would recommend”

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