Medspas are located in almost every corner these days, but not all medspas are equal or as capable as some others. Below are listed a few things you need to know before choosing a medspa and laser skin treatment center:
Heavy Discounts on Procedures
You need to ask yourself “Why are the prices that low?” or “What is the catch?” Truth is, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. They may use cheap, but low-quality injections. Some doctors offer such cheap prices because they are inexperienced or do not have enough patients. They do cheap jobs in hopes that the patients would come back or tell their friends about it. You should instead, look for a medspa that offers reasonable discounts so as not to jeopardize your well-being.
Confirm the Credentials of the Medical Practitioners
It is true that the average patient would not be able to tell the difference between fake and real medical credentials. Sometimes, they are easily swayed by the marketing prowess of the surgeon. It is advised that the patients conduct thorough research and not just accept others’ claims that they are a medical practitioner. You need to know that there are doctors that run, oversee and own the place. It is an added bonus if you can find a physician who also possesses a board certification in a medical specialty, e.g. dermatology or plastic surgery.
Be Mindful of Services and Who Offers them
Only aestheticians with proper training and the right credentials should be allowed to perform medical spa procedures. In addition, the physician’s assistants, nurse apprentices, and main nurses are the right personnel that facilitates injections. As these are pretty serious medical procedures, you need to do ample research beforehand. It is not wrong for you to request for before and after photos of other patients. You should make sure that your medspa can help you achieve your desired results.
Gather Patient Reviews
Looking at Yelp reviews alone are insufficient information to help you determine if your chosen medspa is the right partner to work with. You should in fact take these reviews with a grain of salt, unless there is extensive list of one-star reviews. You can check outRealSelf.It allows you to speak with actual patients of the doctor so you can hear about some experiences first-hand.
Are Expectations Met during the Actual Appointment?
Let’s say that you are getting a filler treatment. You need to check that your doctor or nurse use a fresh syringe for each patient. In addition, they should be using FDA approved hyaluronic acid. Filler syringes shared between patients tend to cause a high risk of contamination.
Make Sure You Follow Up
Before you leave the medspa, it is important that you are given the means to contact someone should there be a problem. Whether you need one or not, having the opportunity for a follow up is vital to the success of your treatment.