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Things You Should Research Before Choosing Your Aesthetic Practitioner

There are a lot of practitioners out there offering an array of treatments and tweakments, which can quickly start to feel overwhelming if you don't know exactly what you should be looking for. But if you're not sure where to start, don't panic. Here are my top tips and things to look out for when choosing your ideal aesthetic practitioner...

If you have been considering your aesthetic treatment options, it's important to do your research on your injector too. The aesthetic practitioner you choose will determine the success of your treatment outcomes and shape your entire experience from beginning to end. So, it's also important to also explore your practitioner and clinic options before making any decisions....

Ask About Their Education, Qualifications, Training and Insurance

Unfortunately, many people are offering a plethora of aesthetic treatments despite not being qualified to administer them.

Put simply, it's impossible to achieve the best possible outcomes without operating in a safe and sterile clinical environment, without a fundamental understanding of facial anatomy, and without comprehensive knowledge of the safest and most effective administration techniques.

And that's before we've even touched on the safety aspect of aesthetic medicine. There is always a risk of complications developing as a result of every treatment, however, only experienced and fully qualified practitioners know how to deal with it if complications do arise.

Always ask your potential aesthetic practitioner to share their experience and qualifications, and if they are reluctant about showing you their qualification certificates, go elsewhere for your treatments. Additionally, your practitioner should be able to demonstrate that they are fully insured.

Arrange a Consultation

Any reputable aesthetic practitioner will meet with you in the clinic where your treatment will take place for a full consultation before any treatment. During your consultation, it's important that you feel comfortable and able to discuss your concerns freely with your potential practitioner. They should listen to your concerns and provide advice with regard to the best treatment options to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

It is important to emphasise that their suggestions may not align with the treatments you initially had in mind, and there are a number of potential reasons for this. Not only are there always new and innovative treatment options coming to market, but the best practitioners also have a fundamental understanding of facial anatomy and how different treatments can contribute to a desired outcome. Crucially, your potential practitioner should clearly explain why they are recommending certain treatments and how they will address your specific skin concerns.

During your consultation, never be afraid to ask to see before and after examples of the treatments they have performed. I also recommend asking about aftercare, whether there will be any post-treatment swelling or bruising, the overall cost of the treatments they are recommending, and whether there are any complications that could occur.

The best practitioners will always answer your questions freely and comprehensively because they want you to have all the information available so you can make the right decisions.

Some Don'ts To Keep In Mind

  1. Many of the most experienced and respected practitioners don't have a large social media following, so never assume that more followers means better outcomes.

2. If "Botox parties" are part of a practitioner's offering, always avoid. Aesthetic treatments and alcohol don't mix.

3. While limited time offers and treatments at vastly discounted rates can be tempting, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to aesthetic medicine.

If you've been thinking about injectable treatments, head to the link below to arrange your consultation via our online booking system, or send us an email! We'll meet with you to discuss your goals, any concerns and recommend a suitable treatment plan.

Contact us to book or learn more:

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Antoinette Hamilton

Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber with 18 years nursing experience, specialising in natural results and Obagi skincare



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