When you have made the decision to undergo a Botox or other cosmetic service to reduce wrinkles, tighten facial skin or any of the many other popular physical enhancements, you want to know that you can trust your future appearance to the hands of the doctor you choose.
Finding and choosing a doctor for this important procedure begins with a process of elimination. One of the best ways to do this is to ask friends and family who have taken advantage of cosmetic surgeries already. They should be able to give you positive recommendations and warnings about the doctors they are familiar with. It is also a good idea to identify the different doctors convenient to your home or work. If you require follow up care and for many other situations, you will want to be able to easily schedule appointments and interviews with the doctor without having to plan in hours of travel as well.
There are a variety of doctors that offer cosmetic services, including Botox treatments. These different professionals include cosmetic dermatologists and surgeons, plastic surgeons, or medical spas. Cosmetic dermatologists have received more than twelve years of training and specialization and medical surgeons have similar backgrounds and have usually received certification by a recognized medical board. The medical spas often offer cosmetic services such as Botox injections, photo-facials, and microdermabrasion. The relaxed and casual setting of the spas can make you feel more comfortable if you arrange to go with a friend.
Once you have chosen the type of doctor you prefer to perform your procedures, you will next want to schedule an interview with the recommended doctors in your area. There are a few important questions to ask as you visit the different doctors.
Start by asking about the amount of experience the doctor has in both Botox and other cosmetic services. The precision and steady hand necessary for constructing perfect features is usually much improved by years of practice. You can ask the doctor to let you view some before and after pictures from some previous patients. Ask if the doctor will provide follow up care, especially if you happen to experience problems after the procedure.
You will also want to ask the doctor how much their services will cost. You will usually be expected to pay for the services before the treatments are performed, but if you are hoping for a doctor who will work out a payment plan with you, now is the time to find out if that is an option available to you.
After a satisfying interview, you should feel comfortable enough with the doctor whom you have chosen to go ahead with your cosmetic procedures, expecting the best.