IT STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION
If you already have a clear idea of a particular area you’d like to treat, or simply want to know more, they will talk you through your options and can tailor a personalised treatment plan for you.1 There’s no obligation to book a treatment.
PREPARING FOR IT
Take the option to add photos to the questionnaire too. It helps your aesthetics practitioner to see different expressions (for example, smiling or frowning).
Results can be visible shortly after treatment.14 There may be some redness or swelling around injection sites.3–13 You can continue as normal for your day, depending on treatment received.15
MAKE THE MOST OF IT
Check IT: Tell me more about your training and experience? You should only be injected by a trained and qualified aesthetics practitioner who can confidently tell you about their experience and talk you through the consultation.16–18
See IT: Can I see examples of your work? Ask to only see before/after photos of patients that your aesthetics practitioner has treated. Also ask to see photos of patients who they have helped to achieve a similar look.16
Know IT: Which brand do you use? Ask them which brand they use and why.18 You should only be injected with facial fillers that have been approved and/or certified by your national health authority.17,19
Understand IT: What treatment do I need to get the look I want? Can you explain my treatment plan? Your aesthetics practitioner should tie their response back to the emotional attributes of your desired look (i.e. the ‘look’ you want rather than focusing on specific ‘lines’). A good aesthetics practitioner will tell you if your desired look is possible and should recommend a treatment plan.16 This should also include costs to ensure everything is clear upfront.17,18
FIND A CLINIC
Next, find a clinic and talk to a local aesthetics practitioner.