Where To Find A Good Aesthetic Doctor?
It is not true that you have to be loaded in order to go for aesthetic treatments. We hear horror stories about how our friends and families shell out tens of thousands of dollars to undergo treatments and not see any result. Worse still, we hear stories of people suffering from post-treatment complications or end up with a less-than-satisfactory treatment outcome.
Truth is, going for a consult for a non-surgical thread lift treatment is quite different from going to a GP for a consult for food poisoning. The biggest difference between an aesthetic treatment and standard medical care is that the former is purely a want, and the latter is a need. Due to the non-compulsory nature of the services, patients usually have tendency to compare prices before opting for the clinic with the lowest price.
Is Price Everything?
“Many of the prices other clinics charge seem to make little economical sense.” says Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics. “The fees some clinics charge patients can hardly cover the costs of administering the treatments.” It could possibly mean that the quality of the treatment has been compromised that it’s practically ineffective (or worse yet, using a non-original product to administer the treatment for you).
While there are so many aesthetic doctors charging seemingly similar treatments at drastically different price points, it is important for you to find out what exactly will be used on your skin before you agree to pursue the treatment. Make sure you are totally comfortable with the doctor before you decide to go ahead with an aesthetic treatment.
Relevant Experience In The Procedure You Are Seeking
Not all aesthetic doctors are good in all the services they offer. Each area of aesthetic treatment requires different skills: you can imagine that being able to perform machine-based treatments does not mean that the same doctor can do a thread lift or filler facial sculpting treatment equally well.
So to find the right doctor, you need to arrange for a consult with the doctor to determine if he has plenty of experience in the specific procedure you plan to have.
Don’t be afraid to ask the doctor questions that you may have. No question is too silly if you are going to spend hundreds of dollars for a treatment. A good aesthetic doctor will be patient enough to answer all your questions. Key questions to ask your doctor:
- How many times have you done this procedure?
- Any adverse side effects experienced by your patients?
- What are your post-treatment support if I have an adverse reaction?
- How long have you been doing this treatment?
- Are you a certified trainer for this treatment?
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
What one finds beautiful may be unattractive to another. This is why it is so important to find a good aesthetic doctor that has the same aesthetic perspective as you.
Although you can listen to your friend’s recommendation, nothing can be compared to you meeting the aesthetic doctor in person to find out and understand if both of you share the same views about what can be done for you to look better.
You should request to see some before and after photos of the patients he treated in order to give you a better idea of the doctor’s aesthetic sensibility and his skills.
At this point, you would have consulted with some good aesthetic doctors you have shortlisted. Take some time to compare each doctor’s results for the procedure you want to have, and think which of those results appeal to you. Observe and take note if the doctor’s results are consistent for all his patients who had undergone the procedure.
Chemistry and Connection
Doctor-patient relationship has been and remains the basic principle for a successful treatment outcome.
It is an important decision to decide which doctor you are comfortable with as it determines the level and quality of care you will receive. Choosing a good aesthetic doctor also means that you are likely to receive top-notch medical care during and after the treatment. Take some time to ask yourself these questions:
- Does the aesthetic doctor take time to answer all my questions?
- Can I trust him to recommend what is safe and right for my condition?
- Is he patient enough to discuss my issues and explain the procedure to me?
If the procedure goes well, you will likely trust him to take care of your aesthetic needs going forward.
Remember that undergoing an aesthetic treatment is a want, not a need. You want to ensure that throughout the whole process, you want to be served and treated well.
The support team should be helpful and friendly. They should be knowledgable and answer some basic questions that you have. Throughout the whole process, you want to make sure that all staff remain professional, yet make you feel at ease.
Do They Put My Needs First?
Many aesthetic clinics are interested to cross-sell products and treatments to you. To them, it is all about closing the sales and meet the numbers. It doesn’t matter whether you will benefit from those products or treatments.
Don’t be a pushover and give in to their hard-sell tactics. Stand firm and only buy what you think you need.
Having said that, if you have built a rapport and trust with the aesthetic doctor, you can probably trust him to recommend treatments that you will benefit from.
It takes time to look around for a good aesthetic doctor you can trust completely to meet your aesthetic needs. Don’t rush into it. Take your time to choose a doctor you are comfortable with.
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