It can be difficult to avoid some of the ‘horror’ stories about undergoing aesthetic procedures. One search for ‘botched lip filler’ can be enough to put most people off ever going under the needle!
However, the risk of serious complications with everyday treatments like Botox, fillers and non-invasive procedures is very low if they are performed by a medically-trained professional expert, in a safe and sterile environment. In fact, new low-impact treatments are being developed where some truly amazing results can be achieved in the hands of a trained professional.
The choice to get aesthetic treatments is a considered decision, and finding the right clinic can make the process confusing with so many very different options, prices and treatments. In the first instance, we recommend that you try to avoid making a decision solely based on the price, as the consequences of a poorly applied treatment could have long-lasting results.
It is important to prioritise the practitioner’s qualifications and proficiency over the price.
So, where do I begin?
Clinical surveys show that there are inexperienced practitioners out there and it can be challenging to find a practitioner with the correct skills and training to give you the results you are looking for. With that in mind, we would like to share some tips with you for choosing a certified aesthetic practitioner who you can trust.
1. Choose a qualified practitioner
The best way to minimise your risks, enhance your experience and get the best results from Boto, filler injections and other treatments is by choosing a qualified and experienced doctor and clinic. Though complications are rare, a professional clinic will have immediate expertise and support available to deal with any concerns, as well as a pre-defined method of complaint resolution and the appropriate level of indemnity cover should that ever be necessary. In a well-functioning responsible practice, these key elements are a matter of routine.
2. Consider the Consultation Process
It is common to pay for a detailed consultation before having any Botox or other treatment. During a consultation, a practitioner can assess your medical history, listen to your expected outcomes, previous treatment experience, discuss skin conditions and develop a personalised skincare plan for you. The practitioner should be able to detail an outline with treatment options and estimated costs for the results you want, with a non-pushy approach and clear transparency of pros and cons. This is where you will find out if their ethos is in line with yours.
3. Make sure to receive a follow-up appointment
Ask your practitioner what their follow-up policy is. Reputable clinics will offer a follow-up call or a follow-up consultation after two weeks to check that you are happy with your results and that all is well.
4. Does your practitioner have medical indemnity insurance?
Having treatment is not without risks and in the unlikely event that any procedure should go wrong, your practitioner should be covered by a professional medical indemnity insurance, so you are protected should the worst happen. It is highly unlikely that a non-medical practitioners will have that.
Remember that an expert practitioner has the training and the appropriateness of the service, taking into consideration the individuality of patients and products. Consent is a process, including not only the agreement to treat but also the information needed to make the right decisions and obtain attainable results.
At the Norup Clinic, Dr Mette Norup has the necessary qualifications and many years of experience behind her. She also has many satisfied customers who return time after time, knowing that they are in safe hands.
Call 01372 465 277 to book a consultation and discuss how to achieve a great, natural youthful look.