What To Know Before Choosing A Cosmetic Procedure

July 9, 2018 Aesthetics

Considering a cosmetic procedure but aren’t sure how to begin the process or which procedure might be right for you? Turns out you’re not alone. Cosmetic procedures abound a plenty so there’s no shortage of offerings when it comes to turning back time.  In order to decide what might be right for you, be informed.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Education is key. It’s important to understand any elective procedure in it’s entirety before committing. Know all of the options available that will treat the issue you are most concerned with correcting. Once you have the information compare and contrast.  Study any possible side effects, downtime and cost. You’ll also want to research your provider to ensure he / she has the experience you’re looking for when it comes to performing the procedure.
  2. Speaking of your provider… Look for a physician who is board certified. What does board certified mean? It means your provider has gone a step beyond just a medical license and is dedicated to lifelong learning through board certification. Board certification means your provider is committed to ongoing education and keeping up with the latest procedures as well as best practices.
  3.  Set appropriate expectations. Elective cosmetic procedures boast of many benefits, to expect noticeable improvement is certainly reasonable. Many patients however, sometimes expect benefits beyond what a procedure offers. This is why it is important to have a candid conversation with your provider about what you can expect and if multiple treatments are required to achieve optimal results.
  4. Follow post-procedures instructions. Your provider will give you specific instructions post procedure on how to best care for your skin. In order to maximize the potential of your procedure, follow the instructions to the best of your ability. This will help maximize results.