All information contained in this document was correct at the time of writing/sending, variations of information or pricing provided can change by the time of your appointment.
Treatments vary from individual to individual and our doctors/nurses may not be able to always treat you for what you have enquired/made a booking for. Before determining if you are suitable for the procedure and proceeding with medical treatments, our doctors and nurses must take a history, examine you and have a discussion, and assess whether they are comfortable with treating you.
All Initial Consultations at The Louve Skin Clinic are complimentary with 45minutes being allocated to you.
Cancellation fee of $250 applies to appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notification. If your appointment is scheduled less than 24 hours before your appointment time, a $250 cancellation fee does apply should you cancel the appointment. This is non-negotiable.
Every patient needs to bring valid photo ID, including driver’s license or passport, to their initial appointment. This ID must not be expired and it must be the physical ID (an image of the ID is not acceptable). Your ID will be photocopied and kept in your file. Your ID will be returned to you on receipt of payment for treatment. If you do not bring this ID to your appointment, you will forfeit your booking and will not be allowed to go through with a consultation or treatment.
Due to a strict adherence to our COVID-19 policy, we advise all patients not to bring any children, friends or family to your appointment. Children, friends or family will NOT be allowed inside the clinic. Only patients are allowed to come inside the clinic.
Procedure fees vary according to the individual characteristics of the patient, the products involved, technology involved etc. It is the client’s responsibility to be aware of the cost. Price guides are on the clinic’s website. The prices on our website could be changed without notice. You are not obliged to go ahead with the procedure on the day should your budget not allow the cost or should you decide not to have a procedure done on the day. When consenting to the procedure, you are also consenting to paying for the procedure at the time of the procedure.
Some procedures will require a 50% deposit. Should you cancel your appointment within in 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, the 50% deposit is non refundable.
Payment at Time of Service:
You are responsible for ensuring that payment is made for your account by either cash, eftpos or credit card payment. If you default on paying your account, interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date of your treatment. This shall be calculated at a rate of 5% per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at this rate until any judgement or full payment of invoice is made.
Suitability for treatment:
The Louve Skin Clinic does not accept all patients for treatment. Some patients are unsuitable for the procedures performed at The Louve Skin Clinic. The Louve Skin Clinic reserves the right to decline or cancel further management of any patient if in the clinical opinion of the medical practitioner the patient is unsuited for further care. In the circumstance that The Louve Skin Clinic would like to cease the care of our patients, we will refer the patient to another clinic. The Louve Skin Clinic offers no guarantee or warranty that any procedure will benefit the patient or have guaranteed outcomes. As a patient at The Louve Skin Clinic, you acknowledge that there is no guarantee of results for any procedure. Whilst every effort is made to achieve desired outcomes you as the patient understand that these are not guaranteed. Satisfaction rates of all medical procedures performed at The Louve Skin Clinic are high.
As there is no guarantee with medical procedures it is essential that the patient understands procedures are not an exact science. Every human body is different and may react differently. Whatever the outcome, the product and or service has been provided, and it is therefore not possible for The Louve Skin Clinic or the consulting doctor/nurse to refund procedure fees. This is non-negotiable. The Louve Skin Clinic will make every reasonable effort to achieve the aesthetic outcome the patient requests, however no guarantees are offered in relation to the effects of any procedure performed.
Doctors/ Therapist Running late:
At The Louve Skin Clinic, we try to be on time for your appointment. All our doctors and nurse dedicate a good amount of time when seeing our clients . Sometimes the doctors or nurses will be behind schedule due to a number of factors. When making an appointment, please take into consideration that your doctor/nurse could be running behind schedule. If you decide to leave the clinic before your doctor/nurse consult with you, due to the fact that your doctor/therapist is behind schedule, the clinic has the discretion not to book you in for future appointments.
Medications/ Change in Medical History:
It is the patients responsibility to inform The Louve Skin Clinic when there is a change in their medical history (eg pregnancy, cold sores etc) and medication (e.g Roaccutane etc). Should you come on the day of your appointment and the practitioner is unable to perform the procedure due to your medical condition or medications, you will need to be rebooked.
In the unlikely event of an unforeseen emergency involving the care of the patient, the patient will be evacuated to a hospital at the discretion of attending paramedics. All costs relating to the transfer and care of the patient remain the responsibility of the patient. Please advise your treating practitioner of any procedures, medication either oral or topical that you are currently or have recently taken or used.
Review of procedure:
Review of procedures are done at four weeks after the procedure depending on the procedure, except in the case of cosmetic emergencies, for example vascular occlusion or infection which will be seen immediately, as an emergency. Asymmetry, typical post treatment swelling, lumpiness etc. will not be reviewed for at least four weeks unless advised otherwise by the doctor. Unless there are signs of infections or other serious complications, no reviews will take place before the advised review time frame. It is your responsibility to inform the clinic if there are any signs of serious complications. Please call us on 0431188831 with any concerns available 24/7.
Hyalase/Dissolving of Dermal fillers:
Should the patient request to dissolve any dermal fillers performed at The Louve Skin Clinic, a minimum of four weeks after the procedure is required before assessment, and the cost of dissolving the dermal filler is approximately $199 per treatment. You may require approximately three sessions. Each session will cost approximately $199. Our doctors / nurses reserve the right to decline the treatment of hyalase if they think it is unsafe or not in the patient’s best interest or if they wish to cease the practitioner patient relationship. In this case, The Louve Skin Clinic will refer the patient to another clinic for further treatment.
Every patient will have photography prior to their initial consultation. In making an appointment at the clinic, patients are consenting to this part of the normal procedure of the clinic. Photographs will also be taken again when advised by the doctor/therapist.
In consideration for all patients, if a patient arrives late to their appointment, the doctor/nurse reserves the right to not see the patient on that day. In this case, you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee.
Ceasing the clinic/patient relationship:
The Louve Skin Clinic doctors and nurses reserve the right to cease the clinic /patient relationship at any time. In this case, the patient will be offered alternative doctors/therapists/clinic to continue their treatments.
All humans are asymmetrical. Our doctors/nurses will do our best to improve on this. All corrections of asymmetry post treatment are at the cost of the patient. The Louve Skin Clinic does not offer any complimentary treatments in the case of asymmetry.
Communications with the Clinic:
All written correspondence to our clinic and the practitioners should be via our email email@example.com. Messages sent via Instagram (@thelouveskinclinic) and The Louve Skin Clinic Facebook, are not always monitored or answered. Please do not send queries to these accounts.
Please send all feedback and complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org and the feedback process will be followed.
When we say ‘personal information’ we mean identifiable information about you, like your name, email address, telephone number, payment information, website and social media questions or comments and so on. If you can’t be identified (for example, when personal data has been aggregated and anonymised) then this notice doesn’t apply.
Why and when your consent is necessary:
When you register as a patient at The Louve, you provide consent for our doctors and nurses to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible care and treatments. Only staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this.
Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?
The Louve will need to collect your personal information to provide treatment services to you. Our main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your treatment plans. We also use it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (eg staff training). or advertising where appropriate.
What personal information do we collect?
How do we collect your personal information?
The Louve will collect your personal information:
Who do we share your personal information with?
The Louve may sometimes share your personal information:
Only people that need to access your information will be able to do so. The Louve will not on sell your personal information to any third party.
The Louve will not disclose your personal information to anyone outside Australia (unless under exceptional circumstances that are permitted by law) without your consent.
The Louve evaluates all unsolicited information it receives to decide if it should be kept, acted upon or destroyed.
The Louve will employ all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal information is not disclosed without your prior consent.
The Louve will not use your personal information for marketing any of our goods or services directly to you without your express consent. If you do consent, you may opt-out of direct marketing at any time by notifying The Louve in writing.
How do we store and protect your personal information?
Your personal information may be stored at The Louve in various forms:
The Louve stores all personal information securely, whether in electronic format, in protected information systems which are encrypted with secure passwords, or in hard copy in secured cabinets. The Louve uses a secure network and server. We use firewalls, malware protection, encryption, user identification and password controls. We utilise internationally recognised Secure Server Certificate (SSC) to ensure data security. All credit card and commercially sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and then encrypted through our payment gateway provision.
All staff and contractors at The Louve are required to observe the obligations of confidentiality in the course of their employment/contract and are required to sign confidentiality agreements.
All due care will be taken to ensure the protection of your privacy during the transfer, storage and use of your personal information.
Retention of medical records is for a minimum of 7 years from the date of last entry into the patient record.
How can you access and correct your personal information at our practice?
You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.
The Louve acknowledges patients may request access to their medical records. We require you to put this request in writing and an acknowledgment will be provided within 21 days confirming the request and detailing whether the request can be complied with and an indication of any costs associated with providing the information. Time spent and photocopying costs when processing a request can be passed on to the requesting patient. Information can be expected to be provided within 30 days.
In some instances the request to obtain information may be denied, in these instances the patient will be advised.
The material over which a Doctor has copyright might be subject to conditions that prevent or restrict further copying or publication without that Doctors permission.
Upon request by the patient, the information held by The Louve will be made available to another health provider.
The Louve will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up-to-date. From time-to-time, we will ask you to verify your personal information held by The Louve is correct and up-to-date. You may also request that we correct or update your information, and you should make such requests in writing. Requests for information will be responded to as soon as possible, or in most cases no later than 30 days.
Requests in writing should be sent to:
The Privacy Officer
How can you lodge a privacy related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled at our practice?
The Louve understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion with the way we manage and maintain the personal information of our patients. The Louve takes complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing. We will then attempt to resolve it in accordance with our resolution procedure. Complaints about privacy issues will be responded to as soon as possible, or in most cases no later than 30 days.
Complaints should be sent to:
The Privacy Officer
You may also contact the OAIC. Generally the OAIC will require you to give us time to respond, before they will investigate. For further information visit www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 336 002
How do we use the information that you provide to us?
We may use your information in the following ways:
Disclosure of your information:
PRIVACY AND OUR WEBSITE
Cookies are used for the purpose of security as well as for analytical purposes. The Louve uses analytics remarketing with Google, Facebook and Active Campaign. As a result, you may see promotions for The Louve on the internet.
Your acceptance of these terms :
We may need to update this policy from time to time. Where a change is significant, we’ll make sure we let you know – usually by sending you an email.