Here in South Jersey and across the Delaware Valley, we’re fortunate to have some of the top doctors and hospitals in the entire country. And that means when it’s time to select a healthcare provider, there are lots of doctors to choose from. So many, in fact, it can make choosing a doctor confusing.
If you’ve been considering cosmetic procedures like fillers or BOTOX® to help you look and feel younger, you may be wondering how to tell if the cosmetic doctor you choose is the best one for you. So we’ve put together a quick list of things to look for to make “shopping around” for a cosmetic doctor a lot easier:
- Convenience. No one wants to drive miles and miles for healthcare if they don’t have to, and in the Philly metro area, there’s no need to. In addition to having a doctor with an office nearby, it’s also important to find one with hours that suit your schedule so you don’t miss a lot of work. And having a doctor with more than one office can increase your chances of scheduling an appointment that suits your needs.
- Experience. Of course, convenience is just one part of what goes into finding the right cosmetic doctor. Having a doctor who’s experienced in cosmetic treatments means you can feel confident that you’ll get the results you’re looking for. It also means the doctor will be able to suggest treatment options you may not even know about. Plus, it means you can expect your treatment not only to be effective but safe as well. And that’s a major consideration when choosing any medical procedure.
- Range of treatments. Just like you don’t choose a separate mechanic for every problem your car encounters, your cosmetic doctor should offer a range of treatments so you can feel confident he or she can offer you objective advice that’s not solely brand-driven. At the same time, you don’t want to select a doctor who offers every treatment in the book. Unless the practice employs many doctors, it can be hard for one cosmetic doctor to specialize in every treatment. So find one who offers a range of treatments but stops far short of the “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” approach.
- Facility and equipment. You want to have your procedure performed in a state-of-the-art facility that’s designed for safety, efficiency, and patient comfort. Having a top-quality office setting means your doctor is committed to his or her patient’s needs, from providing the safest, most effective treatments to ensuring they’re comfortable and relaxed throughout their time in the office.