"Lagos as a city can be quite overwhelming, and same can be said about its Beauty scene. It went from barely having enough beauty spot options, to having one on nearly every corner these days. However, inasmuch as there being so many to choose from these days, quality and consistency are two things still yet to be mastered. You can get amazing service today, and it will be a completely different story tomorrow. The ambience in a space will be perfect, but have the service pale in comparison. Finding a place that just about ticks all the boxes is extremely rare around here."
The above quote is an excerpt from this '#BiLRecommends' Introductory Post I did back in 2017. And two years later, it still rings SO TRUE! The Nigerian Beauty Industry has grown and really advanced since I typed that post, but one thing I can vouch for is that those recommendations are still so relevant and I STILL to this day make referrals based on those recommendations. I've decided to make this an annual thing, and we may even open it up to voting at the end of the year, like a 'BiL Readers' Choice Awards', where you guys vote your favourite beauty spots or products.
Anyway so back to this post, wasn't too long ago where if you had some sort of skin issue in Lagos, you'd begin to panic because where exactly could one find a Dermatologist? So here are a few of my recommendations for Dermatologists, Aesthetic Clinics or Medical Spas in Nigeria. If you were after a particular service like a chemical peel or laser hair removal or botox, I'd say check all of them out to see which offers the service you're after as I do mention some specific treatments, but not necessarily the full-range offered by each spot.
They've got a team of trained Dermatologists, as well as one of the best Medical Aestheticians in the game, @PsalmuelJosephs. Their before and after images, client testimonials as well as the BTS footage on some real-life client appointments are just a few reasons why they make my list!
The Aesthetic Clinic
7e Grace Anjous Drive, off Adebayo Doherty Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Telephone: +234 (0) 909 8587 192 or +234 (0) 809 1115 432
We recently had one of our BeautyInLagos Contributors, Chizo, review her Dermaplaning experience at this medical spa (you can read it here: My Dermaplaning Experience in Nigeria). I 100% trust the opinion of every single one of our Contributors, and also after reading her Post-treatment update, I knew I definitely had to add them to the list. They are located in Abuja, so Abuja fam this one's for you. Oh, you can also read Chizo's post-treatment update here: Post-Dermaplan: Skin Update
Flawless Skin by Abby Med Spa
8, Nairobi Street, Parakou Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja
Telephone: +234 (0) 817 4913 220
We shared the above Tweet on our Instagram page (@BeautyInLagos) that Laser Hair Removal is permanent hair reduction and NOT permanent hair removal. Which after even 6 cycles, or however much, of treatment, you will still grow hair in that area, only thing is that the amount will reduce significantly. Which led us to discover that the only means of permanent hair removal is through Electrolysis, a service that Belfiore Medical offers. They also offer botox, fillers as well as vitamin infusion. Ran by Dermatologist, Dr. Uju Rapu, Belfiore is definitely one I'd recommend.
10B Emma Abimbola Cole Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Telephone: +234 (0) 703 1951 642
Offering non-surgical cosmetic/facial skin & dental enhancements, they have been in business a while. Their treatments are effective, especially their chemical peels. It's run by Dermatologist Dr. Aire, and they also offer a range of injectables.
14 Fatai Idowu Arobieke, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Telephone: +234 (0) 909 8719 145
They haven't been in business that long but Skye Aesthetics is fast becoming one of my favourite aesthetic clinics in Lagos. They stay pushing the bar on innovative facial treatments to tackle skin conditions prominent in our part of the world.
1B Chief M.I. Okoro Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Telephone: +234 (0) 705 4942 464
Laserderm Clinics are one of the OGs in the medical-aesthetics game. If I had to make a recommendation about 3/4years ago, Laserderm would probably have been the only one on my list. Known for their chemical peels & laser hair removal, they also offer a range of facial treatments.
240C Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
55 Isaac John, GRA Ikeja, Lagos
Telephone: +234 (0) 812 6777 778 & +234 (0) 805 2777 778
A lot of MedSpas in Nigeria offer laser hair removal treatment, but are they using the ND YAG 1064 Laser? This is the ONLY Laser option for dark skin. I personally know quite a decent number of people that get their Laser Hair Removal done at Oasis MedSpa and they've had no complaints. This is because the've got the ND YAG 1064 Laser machine. Oasis MedSpa is definitely one of the top aesthetic clinics in the country, they also have an in-house Dermatologist.
21 Cameron Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Telephone: +234 (0) 818 0822 222
These series of posts are not sponsored, these are genuinely places I'd personally recommend based on my experience or a trusted recommendations.