How to pick the right cosmetic clinic

Have you noticed some ‘issues’ with your skin? A few more wrinkles? Freckles that were once cute, are now looking blotchy and unsightly?

It’s okay to accept a little help in order to age gracefully. The million-dollar question, though, is where is the best place to go? The answer depends on your needs. What you are looking for is the right ‘fit’ for you – what you feel comfortable with.

There are three levels of cosmetic clinics. The first consists of beauty clinics run by beauticians, often referred to as dermal therapists or dermal technicians. These clinics offer standard beauty treatments including facials, peels, microdermabrasion and some light-based therapies. The second level consists of non-invasive cosmetic clinics run by doctors and cosmetic nurses who are qualified to administer a more diverse range of treatments including, cosmetic injectables, laser and body contouring. The final level consists of cosmetic surgeries, run by cosmetic surgeons who perform more invasive procedures including breast augmentation and liposuction.

Once you know what level of cosmetic clinic will suit your needs, you now have to find a good one; someone you can trust. Here are our top things to look for when picking a cosmetic clinic:

  1. Best practice

This is your assurance that you will be treated with respect, your expectations will be met, if not exceeded and your overall experience will be meaningful and enriching. Sounds too good to be true? Well, they are out there; you just have to know what it is you are looking for.

  1. A reputable leader

The clinic has a business name but there is an identifiable person behind that. Why is that important? Because if someone is happy to stake their professional and personal reputation on the quality of the service they offer, then that is a fantastic indication to you that you are in the right place.

  1. A culture where you feel comfortable

So many clinics still engage in the typical doctor-patient model where you, as the patient, are vulnerable and disempowered. You are told what your ‘problem areas’ are, what you are going have done about them and when. We are about empowering you at our clinics, to find what makes you feel confident and beautiful. We see you as clients, not patients. You have made a conscious decision to use our service that is driven by want – not need! You are in a position of power in the relationship and it is how it should be. We recommend calling the clinic and asking some questions to get a ‘feel’ for the place. In a reputable clinic, the customer service should be impeccable.

  1. Innovation

Look for a clinic that is clearly still engaged in the industry, where the staff attend conferences, and are constantly upskilling. Definitely look for a clinic that keeps abreast of emerging technologies and is willing to bring them into the clinic. Technology moves so quickly in this industry, it is exciting, and you want to be along for the ride!

  1. Price

Lastly, let’s talk about price. While expensive does not always guarantee the best results, going cheap is a gamble we never recommend. Avoid the discount coupons like the plague. Discounted price means discounted service, something you really don’t want when you’re dealing with something as important as your appearance!

At Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, our goal is to help you look and feel beautiful and confident. Our clinics are led by doctors and supported by nurses and dermal clinicians, all of who are highly skilled in the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments and technologies.

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about how we can help you master the artistry of you™.

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