When you think of cosmetic services, you may think of hair. But how to you treat cosmetic conditions such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and folds without surgery or other risky procedures? A cosmetic doctor can provide these services.
Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Botox®, and Belotero® are some of the treatments you may have heard of relating to skin conditions. You can get them done by a cosmetic doctor, but still may not feel like an expert in this area. So, these are some of the top questions and answers related to aesthetic services you might get when you visit a cosmetic doctor
Why go to a doctor for my aesthetic concerns?
Many facilities offer beauty services, but you can benefit from visiting a cosmetic doctor. Since they are actual medical doctors, they can provide a greater range of cosmetic services than beauticians may be able to offer. Getting these services done with a cosmetic doctor can be safer, since some of these treatments are quite strong. Botox®, for example, is a powerful neurotoxin that can lead to serious side effects if it is administered incorrectly.
What is a cosmetic doctor?
A cosmetic doctor is a medical doctor who has extra experience in the cosmetic services you are interested in. They may become interested in cosmetic services because they see how powerful the effects can be on patients’ lives. Just think of the extra confidence you can gain when you are proud of your appearance and feel as though others perceive you as years younger. Cosmetic doctors may also offer additional services, such as treatment for varicose and spider veins.
How can I decide where to go for my cosmetic services?
As you do when selecting any medical or other service, check the qualifications of the beautician or cosmetic doctor who will be providing your services. Look up the online reviews to see what others have to say, and ask your friends and coworkers if they have any recommendations.
When you first contact the cosmetic center, pay attention to your own comfort level. Your gut reaction can be a good indicator of whether that particular center and provider are right for you. Feel free to ask plenty of questions about the cosmetic services and the follow-up care to see whether you are in agreement with the provider.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a purified chemical that can be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Some of the medical purposes are to treat excessive sweating, chronic migraines, and overactive bladder. The cosmetic uses for Botox® include getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet lines and frown lines. Additional methods for reducing wrinkles and filling out the features of your face include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Belotero®.