Ten tips to finding the right facial aesthetics clinic:-
If you’re considering a facial aesthetics treatment for wrinkle reduction or to step up your skincare beyond the department store, then maybe you’re wondering how to find the right facial aesthetics clinic.
Below are ten insider tips for finding a reputable practitioner.
1. Choose a qualified specialist.
In the right hands, wrinkle reduction treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers have an enviable safety record. In the wrong hands, the results are much less predictable. With Dr Cormac, we always tell our clients how important it is to choose a clinic where suitably qualified and experienced practitioners carry out treatments. If in doubt, ask to see their credentials.
2. Check for appropriate insurance.
Specialists offering wrinkle reduction and skincare treatments should have appropriate medical indemnity insurance. Any reputable clinic will be happy to respond to an enquiry about insurance and keen to reassure you that as a client, your safety and care comes first.
3. Visit the clinic first.
Many treatments including Botox and dermal fillers use fine needles to inject the product. It is important that all clinics provide a clean and suitable environment. With Dr Cormac, our hygiene practices are taken very seriously because we believe in safeguarding your health and wellbeing. Be wary of specialists offering Botox outside a clinic environment (including Botox parties).
4. Check whether a range of facial aesthetic treatments is on offer.
As a rule of thumb, most reputable clinics offer a choice of different facial aesthetics treatments for wrinkle reduction and skincare. They do this because no two people are the same and, as a specialist, your provider can ensure best care by tailoring a plan just for you. We would urge you to think carefully before having Botox, for example, through a salon that doesn’t offer other facial aesthetics treatments.
5. Find out whether facial aesthetics treatments are offered regularly.
In some cases, specialists work across a number of different clinics, which means that they may not be available every day. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With Dr Cormac, we would just advise you to check that the practitioner attends your chosen clinic regularly (at least once a month, but usually weekly) as they are likely to be more reputable.
6. Book a free consultation.
Most reputable facial aesthetic clinics will be happy for you to book a free consultation. This will let you check out staff and premises, ask any questions, and identify the best facial aesthetics treatment for you without being under any pressure to commit. If the clinic seems to be too focussed on 'selling', don’t be afraid to walk away.
7. Ask about the clinic’s follow-up service.
Some treatments have immediate effects while others may take some weeks before you see the full effect. A good specialist will usually offer you a follow-up appointment to check that you are happy with the results and advise further if appropriate.
8. Cheapest is not always best.
With wrinkle reduction and skincare treatments, it’s important to avoid selecting a specialist purely on price. It may be tempting to compromise and go for the cheapest treatment, however, in doing so you may find yourself in the hands of an inexperienced, unqualified or uninsured practitioner. The best facial aesthetic specialists like Dr Cormac focus on an ethical, results driven approach.
9. Ask for social proof.
Do you have friends who can recommend a facial aesthetics clinic? What are people saying about a clinic on Facebook or Twitter? Does the specialist you’ve found offer before and after pictures of clients with recent testimonials? Here With Dr Cormac, we are happy to share others' experiences (who have given appropriate consent to do so).
10. Know what to expect.
A good specialist will give you information about your post-treatment care and be happy to explain how a treatment works in more detail. By providing the right information and guidance, we will ensure you have realistic expectations from your proposed treatment and understand whether it is the right option for you.
Is there anything else you’d like to know about choosing the right facial aesthetics clinic? Perhaps you have been to see Dr Cormac before and would like to share your experiences with people who are considering the treatment you’ve had. We’d love to hear from you.