More people are getting cosmetic procedures done by professionals than ever before. From Botox to facelifts, Millenials in particular are getting more cosmetic procedures done, in part because they have become so much more non-invasive, and in part because of a trend towards self-actualization. With the number of procedures going up, it’s important to know how to find the right doctor to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. This guide will help you find someone who’s right for you!
The Zeroth Step: A Licensed Medical Professional
While cosmetic procedures are far less invasive today than they were 20 years ago, they are still highly complicated medical processes that can only be completed under the supervision of a doctor. Botox is a toxin after all, and can’t just be injected anywhere. Licensed dermatologists aren’t just doctors, they’re specialized doctors who have spent years perfecting the art of cosmetic alteration and learning to identify and treat skin diseases. The thing that matters more than anything else is that the person doing your cosmetic procedure is a doctor or a nurse trained by him in his practice and procedures ONLY performed in the practice; preferably, one with a lot of experience! Safety first.
Before and After
A great cosmetic surgeon will have a plethora of before and after work that they’re willing to show you; that gives you an idea of how capable they are, and can be used as reference for the type of work they’re good at. You might even find before and afters of people getting very similar procedures done to your own, and that might give you an idea of how you’ll look once all is said and done!
Pricing isn’t Everything
There’s always a temptation in our capital-driven society to look at price above all else. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, a low cost isn’t always a good thing; it could indicate that lower quality techniques or products are being used, which is never a good thing. That said, a high price doesn’t necessarily denote quality either, especially in the fast-growing world of dermatology! Trust your instincts, your conversations with the doctor and before and after pictures before pinning everything to price.
Research, Research, Research
Talk to folks you know who have had cosmetic procedures done; did they like their doctor? If so, why? Do your research into prospective practitioners; learn about how much experience they have and what their area of expertise is, as well as any cosmetic procedures they may have created themselves. Google is your friend here. You can also call the doctor up and have a conversation with them; there’s little more valuable than a personal relationship with the doctor in which you feel you can trust them, and that relationship starts with an earnest talk.
We offer botox treatment in Beverly Hills that will leave you looking amazing, but don’t just take our word for it. Call us and we can have a conversation. Look through our before and afters and see the work we’ve done. Talk to friends who have been with us before. Come on down to our location; we’d love to meet you, and discuss what procedures might be right for you.