Finally, you have made up your mind. You want to undergo that long overdue aesthetic procedure. The only problem is, you don’t know where to start or how to go about it.
Fair enough, when you see the plethora of aesthetic clinics and spa centres in Singapore. These cosmetic and aesthetic clinics offer such a varied range of treatments and procedures, you simply can’t make sense of it! And instead of being reassured, the arrays of aesthetic medical equipment and technical gizmos in these clinics can end up scaring you. But there’s absolutely no need for you to fret over these problems. Zeroing in on the right cosmetic treatments and doctors can be quite a simple task if you know where to look and know what you should ask before choosing your aesthetic clinic.
Finding the Best Aesthetic Clinic For You:
Asking the right questions for your aesthetic concerns
When we have a cosmetic medical problem and then stumble across an advertisement for new equipment or product in the market, our first instinct is to call up a couple of aesthetic medical clinics to find out if they offer the product or treatment. Choosing a clinic on the basis of the treatment or equipment it has shouldn't be the way.
Dr Chiam explains that the focus should be on finding out if a clinic offers appropriate treatments for patients' specific problems.
Questions that Reveal the Best Aesthetic Clinic For You
#1 What aesthetic treatments does the clinic offer?
In theory, aesthetics clinics generally offer a range of treatments targeting different issues such as facial skin rejuvenation, face lifts, fat reduction, body sculpting and so on. In reality, there are very few clinics that offer the entire range of treatments and procedures required for achieving significant results. It means that an aesthetics clinic may offer several treatments but focus in one or two areas of cosmetic medicine. So, it is important to find out if the clinic offers comprehensive treatments, especially for the specific problems you face. Remember, the ideal clinic should be equipped with sufficient range of equipment. This is to allow the doctor to choose, and combine treatments where necessary, to ensure effective treatment. More importantly, stay with a clinic that is focused in treatments for your concerns.
#2 Who are the doctors and what are their medical qualifications?
There is this popular army saying which goes, “It’s not the gun but the man behind the gun that matters”.
This logic holds good in aesthetics medicine too. While equipment and technology are important, ultimately it is the experience and expertise of the person handling the treatment procedures that decides the ultimate results. Whether it’s a removal of pigmentation, reducing pores, improving scars appearance, or body contouring procedure, you need to reassure yourself that the doctor is trained and has the experience to conduct the cosmetic medical procedure. So, when you call up a medical aesthetic clinic, do find out the doctors’ professional background, their years of experience, and their respective areas of specialization. Such information adds to your confidence quotient.
#3 How much experience do the medical practitioners have?
Over the years, cosmetics medicine and technology have been growing by leaps and bounds. It becomes important for doctors to keep abreast of developments in the field. On top of that, every patient’s problem and face is unique. To properly evaluate a problem and devise the appropriate treatment, it’s important that your doctor has sufficient experience in treating the specific skin concerns you have. Such experience always comes in handy for the doctor to properly evaluate your cosmetic problems, by dipping into the knowledge gained in the past from handling similar cases. Therefore, before committing yourself a clinic, find out the doctor's experience, and the area of specialization.
#4 Can the clinic provide references and testimonials?
Reviews of clinics are easily available online. Reputed clinics are transparent with patients’ feedback and comments. Reviews and feedback on platforms such as Google, are a reasonably good indication of a cosmetic clinic’s reputation. These reviews give us a clue on the clinic’s track record and alerts us to potential problems.
The things that really matter in aesthetic problems’ treatment
The bottom line is that when it comes to your skin and body aesthetics, it pays to play safe when scouting for a good aesthetic clinic. So, opt for a registered aesthetic clinic that is staffed by trained and certified medical doctors with sufficient experience. Your clinic must be equipped with equipment that meets your needs. It should also have good testimonials to back its claims of success and expertise. Also, the clinic of your choice should specialize in treating your specific skin or body-related problem.
Following these thumb rules, and skin treatment, fat reduction procedures or facelift, you’ll be confident personified when you walk into the clinic and put yourself in the doctor’s hands.
Remember, a few good questions can save you lots of trouble in the future.