Choosing a doctor for cosmetic procedures is just as important as the procedure itself but it can be difficult to know who to choose. How do you decide?
Your choice will impact you for years if not your entire life. A successful procedure will improve the way you look and boost your confidence. If, however, you end up with an inexperienced doctor or someone not licensed, you increase the chances of unsatisfactory results. This could cost you more time and money to fix, or it may be a result you have to live with.
Whether it’s a Botox injection or eyelid surgery, make sure you choose a doctor based on their experience and results. You should be comfortable with the doctor and fully understand the procedure. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice.
Tips for choosing a doctor for cosmetic procedures
The title of the blog is your first hint. Choose a doctor who is qualified to perform your desired treatments. Cosmetic treatments such as Botox or other injectables or fillers are available from a variety of sources but be sure you are going to a reputable place.
Even if you do choose a physician, make sure it’s one that has experience. Many doctors and dentists have started offering cosmetic treatments but find out how long they’ve been doing it and ask why they started offering it. You may feel comfortable with your family doctor or dentist providing your injections, but you may also want to consider going to someone who specializes in the treatments you seek.
There are many Med Spas out there that offer cosmetic treatments, but some have a greater emphasis on “Med” and others on “Spa.” If the majority of services offered are massages but you can get a special on Botox on your next appointment, you might want to research the spa some more before making a decision.
If you are considering any type of cosmetic treatment, it is an important decision. You don’t want to think of it as “just a shot” to make you look younger. Don’t think just because someone can give an injection that they are qualified to provide any injectables or fillers. Your appearance is too valuable to risk taking a chance. Do your research and make sure you choose someone qualified.
Before moving forward with a treatment, schedule a consultation and make sure you understand what it involves. Discuss your goals and make sure that the treatment you want is what is best for you. A qualified doctor will help you determine the best treatment to reach your goals.
By Natalia Lazar