World’s Largest Global Cosmetic Clinics Company Enters Canadian Market with 1st Location and Plans for More

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Laser Clinics, the world’s largest global cosmetic clinics company, has entered the Canadian market with its first location at Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

George Jeffrey

And Laser Clinics Canada, which offers advanced beauty treatments, skincare services and products, plans an aggressive expansion throughout the country in the near future.

The brand has 194 clinics in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

George Jeffrey, Managing Director for Laser Clinics Canada, said the company is convinced Canadians will appreciate having greater access to more affordable medical-grade, top quality aesthetics treatments that are tailored to their individual needs and desired results.

Laser Clinics at Hillcrest Mall (Image: Laser Clinics)

“Laser Clinics originated in Australia back in 2008 and it really is a business focused on clients in the advanced beauty and aesthetics space. It’s primarily known for laser hair removal with medical grade lasers  . . . The business evolved from there to also include skin treatments,” he said.

“We hope to have a lot more (in Canada). We plan to have nine open and operating by June 30. We have leases active and signed on multiple locations now and it should be reachable . . .  We do have a plan for the next calendar year for an additional 20-plus clinics across Canada. We’re going to be a national brand. 

“We’re starting in the GTA with a smaller team for market entry and leveraging our assets there first but we will be coming and most likely head west from the GTA actually. It’s on the radar on the near term.”

Laser Clinics also offers cosmetic injectables and Skinstitut and Dr. Roebucks – two clean and sustainable cosmeceutical skin care products made with Australian botanicals that enhance treatment results. Skinstitut specializes in high-performance cosmeceutical skincare with clinically proven ingredients that are as effective as they are affordable, because its mission is that everyone should experience the confidence that comes from happy, healthy skin. Dr. Roebuck’s line is a pioneer in the clean, sustainable skincare movement that delivers maximum results with minimal ingredients, bringing complexions to their healthiest, most radiant state, said the company. 

Laser Clinics at Hillcrest Mall (Image: Laser Clinics)

“Our tagline probably says it all. Beauty tailored to you. There’s an element of the client’s journey, the client’s experience, here that really starts with transparency. I think for a long time, services that have been provided from dermatologist offices and the availability and access to advanced beauty and aesthetics has been fairly closed and high priced. The transparency around what someone would expect to pay for some of these types of services and treatments was less known,” said Jeffrey. 

“You typically would go in for a consultation in the past. You would pay for that consultation. The market is opening so these types of consultations are now typically complimentary – though not everywhere. But at Laser Clinics we are. You can come to us and have a free consultation to talk to a trained medical aesthetician about what you’re looking to achieve. We design and prescribe a treatment path for Canadians that is affordable – affordable relative to other service providers that are in the market today.

“We democratize advanced beauty. We’re trying to make it more available and open access. There’s certainly a growing demand for these services in Canada but the access and the market is under-developed and under-served today. So we’re very excited to create great points of access for Canadians.”

Laser Clinics at Hillcrest Mall (Image: Laser Clinics)

He said Laser Clinics counts on the expertise and vision of a Medical Advisory Committee that oversees and approves equipment and treatments offered by the Laser Clinics network. The committee is comprised of leading dermatologists and non-surgical aesthetic doctors who meet regularly to review and engage in careful governance of the network’s product and service offering while overseeing the quality of the customer experience. Its priority is to ensure client safety always remains first.

Jonathan Hopkirk

“We’ve curated a treatment menu that was previously available only at a high cost from dermatologists,” said Dr. Jonathan Hopkirk, Global Medical Director and head of the company’s Medical Advisory Committee. “We have more than 300 experienced doctors, registered nurses, and cosmetic injectable experts who create a tailored treatment program for each and every client.”

Jeffrey added that Laser Clinics Canada is actively seeking expansion through the same unique 50-50 franchise-corporate co-owned business model that has worked exceedingly well in other markets. The company is now scouting for Laser Clinic co-owners who meet eligibility requirements, have a proven record of leadership and are passionate about helping clients look and feel their best selves. 

Laser Clinics is owned and operated by KKR, a leading New York-based private equity firm and it delivered more than three million treatments globally in 2021. 

Jackson Turner and Kate Camenzuli of CBRE are representing Laser Clinics in its Canadian expansion.

Article Author

Mario Toneguzzi
Mario Toneguzzi
Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary, has more than 40 years experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist, and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, faith, city and breaking news, and business. He is the Senior News Editor with Retail Insider in addition to working as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training.

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