Well, how far would you travel to have specialist treatment?
So far in 2017 I have had people travel from Oxford, Southhampton, Thatcham which is past Reading on the M4( a three hour round trip so I am told ) the Isle of Wight, Brighton, Arundel, Chichester , Guildford, Hindhead, Godalming, Camberley and Addlestone to name a few, as well as all my local clients from Horsham, Brockham, Dorking, Leith Hill, Crawley, Ockley and Capel. I even had two enquires one from Austria and one from the Midlands, with clients who would travel here for the weekend!
I started noticing this trend of people who are more than happy to drive 90 minutes plus started around a year ago. It is one that initially amazed me, for example when people are booking appointments with me and they have travelled from Wales or a three hour round trip via the hell of the M25 for a half hour appointment, are two examples which spring to mind. I could not believe this and began thinking why? What is the reason for people travelling so far to the clinic. As I started talking to my clients asking them why travel the distance they do to see me, the same two answer’s keep coming back. They have been recommended by a family member or friend who has been very happy with the service and results they have achieved and they would rather go to a specialist in aesthetics which they feel confident in. The second reason they want to come to me is there concerns are very personal and if they are going to correct something and invest in the money to do so, they only want to do it once and by someone who knows what they are talking about, a true professional.
So I take both of these as huge compliments about my work, which has always been my ethos of putting my clients first and using equipment and products that work so I can get results.
A large amount of my client’s who come have very emotive reasons for it. It may be facial hair, acne scarring, pigmentation they hate, body hair they don’t want any more which can effect confidence, the reasons are endless really and all very personal. All I can say is that I will keep doing what I am doing and helping people. It is something that gives me great pleasure and pride in my work.
So back to my original question, ” how far is too far to travel for appointments?” It appears it’s not the mileage that is important it’s the result that is important.