A few intelligent questions can go a long way!
It doesn’t matter if you’re making your first visit or on a regular repeat visit, you can still pop these questions to ensure you’re reaping the benefits of what you’re paying for.
1. What is the success rate like for this procedure?
Understanding the treatment process and patients’ reviews is crucial in helping you understand what you are in for. Do your research before embarking on your aesthetic treatment journey.
2. What kind of results should I expect from this treatment? Are there any side effects?
How will your skin appear tomorrow? Or even next week? It is important to know if you can continue going about your daily activities. Redness or skin irritation may need proper aftercare so you probably won’t want to take the risk.
Thanks to the advancement in technology, microfocused ultrasound energy can now lift and tighten the skin naturally – without surgery or downtime. There is minimal downtime and most post-treatment effects typically resolve within a few hours. Some patients may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
3. How permanent are the effects?
Learning to manage your expectations is a huge part of seeking minimally-invasive or non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Different treatment options come with differing results.
Dermal fillers are a viable option to help smoothen out wrinkles and replace soft tissue volume loss that comes with ageing. Individual results vary and are dependent on age, skin type, lifestyle, metabolism and undeniably, the area treated. Some dermal fillers can even last for over a year in selected patients.
4. Will pre-existing medical conditions affect the treatment results?
Be as honest as you can! Share with your doctor about all of your medical conditions, particularly if you may have a disease that affects your skin, muscles and nerves. Before embarking on any neurotoxin treatment, you definitely want to ensure you’re clear of allergies to the ingredients or if you may have experienced any side effect from any other neurotoxin in the past. Choose the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to lower your risk of developing neutralizing antibody for optimal results in the long run.
5. How many rounds of treatment are needed?
Our bodies and skin all work differently. Ask your doctor in order to know if you require further treatments. If you’re looking to eliminate excess skin under the neck or chin, seek out micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation #mfuv to lift and tighten loose skin.
The majority of patients only need one treatment. However, some may benefit from more than one treatment, depending on the degree of skin laxity and their individual body’s own biological response and the collagen-building process.
6. How do I know if this treatment is right for me?
Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of any aesthetic treatment. If you are sporting moderate to severe glabellar lines, then the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins may be the right treatment option for you. Trusting experts is always your best option.
7. What lifestyle habits should I be kicking out to tackle my skin issues?
Lastly, let’s face it – you have to be completely honest with your doctor about your lifestyle. Asking all the right questions may work, but what if that one bad habit is holding you back from being less fabulous? Lay it out so your doctor can advise and help ensure the best results, from your treatments.
These 7 questions will help build some level of rapport with your doctor. Letting them know about your lifestyle habits and clarifying any doubt can help you be well-informed and feel confident before embarking on your aesthetic treatments.