Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran consumer of aesthetic treatments, it’s always important to have a consultation before treatment. In fact, we cannot overemphasize the benefits of consultation for aesthetic treatments.
Aesthetic medicine offers minimally invasive medical treatments to enhance a person’s appearance. Popular treatments, such as Botox® or Juvéderm®, can make either subtle or substantial changes to your appearance.
A consultation with an aesthetician will help you clearly define the cosmetic results you’re hoping for and create a personalized approach to achieve them.
A Consultation with a Certified Aesthetician
A pre-treatment consultation makes it much more likely you will enjoy successful and satisfying treatment results.
During a consultation, you get to hear about other treatment options you may not be aware of that might make your cosmetic results better than you ever thought possible.
An aesthetician will help you create a personalized plan so you can finally achieve the look you have been striving for.
The Consultation Overview
Think of your consultation as a two-way street. There is a give and take of information between you and your aesthetician or doctor. You both have information to share and information to receive. There is ample time to ask all your questions and voice your concerns.
Often the first time you get to meet your aesthetician or doctor is at the consultation. Here, you will get to know each other on a professional level and develop a sense of comfort and trust. This means you’ll feel much more relaxed and confident on treatment day.
A consultation should never be hurried or rushed. You need time to define exactly what you want your results to be.
A skilled aesthetician needs to know about your medical background or any underlying problems or conditions that should be considered.
What Happens During the Consultation?
During your consultation, your aesthetician:
- Will learn about what you would like to achieve
- Gather your medical information
- Learn about any underlying conditions you may have
- Perform a thorough skin analysis
- Discuss the various treatment options available
- Develop a personalized treatment plan just for you
You Explore Different Treatment Options
All aesthetic treatment options need to be explored.
Too often, patients begin with the idea they need Botox, a filler, a skin peel, or Coolsculpting, with little consideration or understanding of all the options we have to help them meet their long-term objectives.
In reality, the best plan might include a combination of several treatments that will deliver the best results.
The aesthetic medicine expert will know exactly how to combine these treatments to get the outcome you desire.
For example, you may come in wanting a Botox treatment, but you may get more natural and attractive results with a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. You never would have known this without having a consultation.
There is a Holistic Approach to Your Plan
Each patient deserves a thoughtful and holistic approach. Treatments can affect your skin differently or create different results when combined with other procedures.
In fact, often the best cosmetic results result from a combination of several different treatments that together will provide a more natural and balanced look.
At your consultation, be sure your consultant:
- Has a good knowledge of skin anatomy and skin diseases
- Is current on the latest aesthetic treatments and technologies
Safety Matters are Addressed
An important part of your consultation concerns your safety.
Your aesthetician or doctor will ask you to provide medical information.
Your doctor or aesthetician needs to know:
- Your medical history
- Your skin anatomy
- Any underlying problems or conditions
It is the only way they can be sure the treatment will be successful and won’t cause any unwanted or dangerous reactions.
You will be told about potential side effects or complications. Risks can vary depending on the procedure and your own medical history.
Procedures are Discussed
The aesthetician or doctor will talk about:
- Different treatment options for you
- What happens during the actual procedure(s)
- What results you can realistically expect
- What you may need to do to maintain the lonest lasting results
Finally, they develop a valuable master plan—with your budget in mind—and you are on your way to enjoying an improved you!
Tips for a Productive Consultation
It’s important that you clearly communicate what you want to look like after the procedure. We realize that’s not always easy to do, so here are some helpful tips.
Bring in Photos
Bringing a picture of a look you would like to achieve, such as fuller lips that you like on an actress/model/friend, will help guide the doctor to the look you want. At the same time, they will make sure your fuller lips look natural and align with the rest of your appearance.
Your doctor or aesthetician will advise you:
- If that look is attainable for you
- If the change will fit in with the rest of your appearance
They will explain what procedures can help get you that look and may offer some suggestions.
There are various apps that can take a before picture of a patient and then show a simulated photo after Juvéderm, Botox, etc. If you’re unsure what you may look like after a certain treatment, an app will help you visualize the results.
Even Long-Time Clients Benefit from Consultations
Have you already had several facial peels or Botox injections? If the answer is yes, you should still have a consultation!
You may love the results you’re already getting from your aesthetic procedures, but maybe they can be even better!
During a consultation, you may learn about an innovative new treatment that might make you even happier. Or perhaps, you can now have a greater transformation than you ever thought possible.
An Aesthetic Consultation Isn’t All About Procedures
In addition to the aesthetic and anti-aging treatments that can be done at the spa, your aesthetic consultant may also suggest other changes that can help you achieve your results.
These may include focusing on hydration and diet for healthier looking, glowing skin and the proper amount of sleep to help with wrinkles and fine lines.
Vibrance MedSpa Offers Complimentary Consultations
At Vibrance MedSpa, our consultations are always complimentary and no-pressure.
We will advise you about any incentives or monthly promotions that are running at the same time should you want to take advantage of them.