Attitudes on cosmetic treatments have changed dramatically over the past 10 years. Where once the idea of a surgical or non-surgical enhancement was only for the rich and famous, nowadays it’s easy to get treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers on most high streets. The media is constantly pumping out images of the latest beauty trend for plumper pouts, perfect looking skin and a full head of lustrous hair. But here at Dr. MediSpa, we believe that undergoing any cosmetic treatment should take extensive research and careful consideration.
Most people start to consider having a cosmetic enhancement when they see or hear about their friends having something done. You might see yourself in the mirror pulling back your cheeks and pinching areas which you might want gone, to see how you might look with a little ‘nip’ here and a ‘tuck’ there. Friends may deter you and say you look great, why bother? But if you are seriously considering lifting those jowls, reducing your wrinkles or getting rid of the sun damage after years lounging on the beaches in Marbella with no SPF protection in sight – how do you know where to start?
With a huge range of UK cosmetic clinics, beauty therapists and aestheticians all claiming that they’re the very best of the best, it can be tough to decide on who is right for you. More importantly, it’s about finding out who has the necessary qualifications and accreditations to perform a cosmetic treatment in the first place!
Therefore, we have come up with a ‘safety’ check list, so that you can be armed with all the questions, queries and advice you need to make an informed and sensible decision when considering a cosmetic procedure.
Why Are You Doing This?
If you’re looking to improve your looks to get a better love life, land the dream job or after a significant life change like divorce or an affair, it might be worth taking a step back. A cosmetic enhancement is just that and although it can lead to feelings of increased confidence, you should be realistic about what it’s going to bring to your life.
An impulsive decision to buy that new pair of shoes is probably going to be a safer bet in the long-term, if you are in the middle of an emotional time.
Who’s Holding The Needle?
Ensuring anyone you seek out to perform a treatment is rightly and expertly qualified as well as having many years of experience is vital. Ask to see medical qualifications and certificates and ask how long they have been practicing. Ask for before and after pictures, ensure that the clinic adheres to all CQC guidelines and be observant. What does the clinic look like? How are the staff? How do they treat you when you enter the clinic? How do you feel when you are speaking with the practitioner, do they make you feel comfortable?
Safety is of utmost importance no matter what treatment you are seeking, so make sure you’re in the safest of hands.
Don’t Go On Price For Your Cosmetic Treatment!
A cosmetic enhancement can last a lifetime and you should not be looking at the cheapest price when it comes to your skin, hair or face. Many unscrupulous practitioners who are poorly qualified will offer a silly price for cosmetic treatments. In aesthetic medicine, you truly get what you pay for. Consider that in any pricing structure, you’re not just paying for the treatment itself on the day, but the consultation process, pre-treatment advice, the doctor and supporting staff’s years of expertise as well as your post-care and ongoing support.
When taking this in to consideration, you’ll understand that the ‘cheaper deals’ have some real hidden dangers such as a lack of medical knowledge should something unforeseen happen during a treatment.
Trust Your Practitioner
When you go for your first consultation, your doctor or practitioner may not advise the treatment that you initially may have thought would be right for you. It’s important to know that what’s good for your friend might not be right for your individual concern, no matter how much they tell you you’d look great with the same cosmetic treatment.
Our specialists have spent many years training, practicing and researching a variety of proven cosmetic treatments for every unique patient who walks through our doors. So, if we advise a course of laser resurfacing as opposed to the dermal fillers you thought you needed, there is a genuine reason; to achieve the very best and safest results for you.
If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment, remember that at Dr. MediSpa we offer no obligation consultations so that you can receive impartial and expert advice before making a decision. If you’d like to speak with one of our team about your journey and how to make the right decisions, call us on 0208 418 0362.