Currently, aesthetic medicine is becoming more and more in demand not only for the correction of age-related changes and defects in appearance, but also for general and anti-age prevention. Every year the number of clinics and specialists in this field is growing steadily. How to choose the right cosmetologist who will provide guaranteed results, safety and quality of procedures? A dermatocosmetologist at the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology on Olkhovskaya Street, Evgeny Ikonnikov, helped us to answer these and other questions.
Licensed clinics are required to post detailed information about their doctors on the official website. It provides detailed information on the education and professional activities of specialists, on the passage of additional training courses, experience in using various devices and working with injectable drugs.
Pay special attention to the fact that the specialist has a certificate of completion of anatomical courses: this improves the doctor's qualifications and indicates that he is familiar with the anatomy of the head and neck tissues not only from the pictures from the textbook. The specialist you choose must have a higher medical education, as well as certificates in cosmetology.
Clinic and doctor's office
As a theater begins with a hanger, so an appeal to a cosmetologist begins from the threshold of the chosen clinic. Cleanliness, politeness of administrators and staff, their neatness and presentable appearance, the absence of imposing various additional services while waiting for an appointment (who doesn't know this?), A friendly and calm atmosphere, the presence of other patients are favorable signs. The doctor's office should be clean and very light. Remember that the beautician must use only disposable accessories, including sheets.
Of course, a cosmetologist must match his profession. He should have clean hair, tucked into his hairstyle (loose hair is strictly not allowed according to sanitary standards), short-cut nails with neat manicure, a clean ironed dressing gown, healthy skin.
Any cosmetology procedure performed by a cosmetologist is a medical manipulation. This means that a specialist should receive maximum information about your health. Therefore, do not be surprised if, after your complaints about wrinkles around the eyes, you are asked in detail about osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, kidney problems, as well as what medications you are taking.
A competent doctor will always refuse the procedure if he has the slightest doubt about its implementation due to insufficient or alarming information about your health. In this case, he will refer you to related specialists.
And yes, a highly qualified specialist will never intimidate you and tell you horror about your aesthetic flaws. Recommendations should always be given with delicacy and kindness.
At the initial appointment, a logical plan for cosmetology therapy with prices is written in detail, so that later there are no unpleasant surprises when paying. In case of a difficult financial situation, the doctor can help you adjust the treatment regimen in accordance with your wishes.
The "right" doctor will never impose on you additional procedures or insist on carrying out previously planned ones. Believe me, there is no need for a highly qualified specialist: he never has a shortage of patients. If the usual technique passes very quickly and the beautician is in a hurry to carry out the procedure as soon as possible, this is an alarming sign. Then you should postpone and continue looking for a beautician (read also: "13 anti-aging techniques used by beauticians").
Even at the stage of planning the procedure, a good specialist always explains in great detail and clearly all the features of the procedure, drug or apparatus, and also talks about possible complications. He also gives to sign a special document - informed consent, and asks questions about previous procedures. For example, if you were once injected with fillers (especially if a dubious drug was used), the doctor will send you to an ultrasound scan before performing a contour correction (see also: "Beauty injections: what you need to know about fillers").
The procedure itself should take place in a comfortable, calm environment. The doctor always shows the package of the drug and opens it in front of you. You always have the opportunity to ask to show you a syringe or ampoule to make sure it is fully used.
During the hardware procedures, a good doctor should ask if you are comfortable and not in too much pain. These are important questions that are not asked out of politeness, but to determine the optimal parameters of the apparatus and their possible adjustment. Before the procedure, a competent specialist always takes photographs so that both of you have the opportunity to evaluate the result.
After the procedure
After the procedure, the doctor will necessarily explain in detail how, by what means and why to care for the skin. He will never insist on the purchase of "this particular wonderful unique drug", which is sold only from him or in the clinic. Alternative options will always be offered depending on your situation and financial capabilities. After some procedures, a good specialist may invite you for a follow-up check-up to assess the result of therapy and not to miss possible complications.
Payment for services should be made only according to a receipt officially issued at the clinic's cash desk. If a beautician asks to pay in his office personally with him, it is illegal. In addition, it is dangerous, since in this case the procedure is not formalized. Therefore, neither the doctor nor the clinic bear any responsibility for it.
Home services - never
If the doctor suggests doing the following procedure at home, and not in the clinic, do not trust such a specialist. Behind the attractive price are the danger of using uncertified counterfeit products, unsanitary conditions and a complete lack of responsibility for the treatment. In case of complications (and according to statistics, they most often arise in such situations), you risk being left alone with them.
Be careful, trust your beauty, youth and health to real professionals and, most importantly, never save on your health.
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