When you are unhappy with your appearance, you may think about visiting a cosmetic center for treatment. However, if you have never had an appointment with a cosmetic doctor before, you are likely to feel nervous about this initial visit. Below are some tips to help you prepare for your first appointment.
1. Understand the purpose of cosmetic treatment.
The purpose of the treatments a cosmetic doctor provides is to improve your appearance so that you can feel more confident and self-assured. None of these treatments can completely reverse the aging process or remove every imperfection, but they can enhance certain aspects of your appearance significantly. Make sure that you have realistic expectations before you begin the treatment process.
2. Know the options available.
Different cosmetic doctors offer different treatments. At Vein & Vascular Institute, for example, we offer the following procedures:
- Facial peels
Each of these treatments serves a different purpose, provides different advantages and carries different risks. Thus, some clients who are candidates for one type of treatment may not be candidates for another. Your doctor will be able to help you decide which of these treatments is appropriate for you.
3. Prepare a list of questions.
You probably have several questions you would like to ask your doctor, but it’s easy to forget once you are in the exam room. Write down all of the questions you want to ask in advance and take the list with you to your appointment. Make notes of the doctor’s answers so that you can review them after you leave.
4. Wear loose-fitting clothes.
Depending on the part of your body you want the doctor to examine, you may need to wear loose-fitting clothes so that he or she can access the area easily. Likewise, you should also avoid applying makeup or creams to the area on the day of your appointment.
If you are ready to schedule your first visit with a cosmetic doctor, please contact Vein & Vascular Institute today to get started.