So what is Aesthetic Medicine?
Aesthetic medicine is a term for methods that focus on improving a person’s cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including many concerns, such as;
Traditionally, aesthetic medicine includes but is not confined to dermatology, reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery. Aesthetic medicine includes both surgical procedures such as liposuction, face lifts and breast implants. And non-surgical procedures such as radio frequency skin tightening, non-surgical liposuction, chemical peeling.
Practitioners may utilise a combination of both to achieve end results.
The exciting field of Aesthetic Medicine is a new modern trend. People are now taking more time and effort in their health and appearance, people want to enjoy life to its fullest, be fit and minimise the effects of normal ageing.
Indeed we all want quick, non-invasive procedures with minor downtime and very little risk.
Despite its quick growth many people often find it difficult to choose a suitable Dermatologist and/or to obtain independent, trustworthy information about the risks involved with treatments. It is very important that patients are educated before undergoing any treatment.
Don’t make a decision based on cost
Of course we all want to make sure we get value for our money but when it comes to aesthetic procedures the saying “Buy cheap pay twice” does hold some truth. As a general rule Aesthetic Treatment is a luxury and does require deep pockets, often times Aesthetic procedures require several treatment sessions, so my advice would be if your do not have deep pockets not to waste money doing a procedure once hoping for miracles to happen.
Common mistakes Patients make is having Aesthetic procedures done by non Medical Practitioners in a non clinical environment, this again boils down to affordability, there is no quick fix Aesthetics, its better not to have a botched procedure done then end up with life changing scars, the Question you need to ask your self is "would go to a Tailor to have your Furniture designed"?
Don’t act on impulse
As exciting as an impulse purchase in the mall can be, this is not the case when it comes to Aesthetics. Many botched cases are done to patients who have been impulsive or impatient and pick treatments without thinking or doing their research. Take some time to process the idea and research your options.
Do invest time and money into your research
Before any treatment it is important that you take time to consult with a Certified Dermatologist, and then decide what best suits you, ensure your Dermatologist is confident they can help you achieve your desired results. See their qualification, just claiming to be a Dermatologist does does not make them one, if they have nothing to hide they will provide their credentials to be inspected, and don’t be scared to ask questions, you need to be aware of all the risks involved, When you are happy and you gain a trusting relationship you will be more comfortable and confident moving forward.
Do Remember there is no such thing as risk-free surgery
Many patients decide not to take into consideration the risk factors and think nothing will go wrong. The risks are rare, especially under a Certified Dermatologist, but they are still real. Only when you fully understand and accept this should you give consent.
Everyone is different so you must listen to what your body is telling you and decide on treatments you think are right for you. The only person that matters is you so take your time and follow the above rules. Once you are happy and confident you can move forward.