With the publics burgeoning desire for aesthetic and anti-aging treatments, comes the same number of providers desiring to fill those needs. In days gone by, patients choose their cosmetic doctors primarily by word-of-mouth. Doctor reputations were earned by results and longevity in reality. While this still has significant importance today, the use of paper and visual media and in particular the internet, has enabled a doctor to shape his credibility and reputation way ahead of what years of experience could similarly do. Such digital and electronic exposure could be extremely helpful or will probably be potentially deceiving to prospective patients.
Beyond the glitzy advertisements, well-crafted websites, and free seminars with wine and food, what are some helpful criteria that can guide patients on whom to trust to undergo the cosmetic knife, needle, or laser? Many for the most basic criteria are very well known and have been published many times anywhere. Evaluating training, education, and board-certification are absolute basics and they’re relatively easy to distinguish. Of this group, the vital question is.are you board-certified.and in what specialty? Once past these basics, however, the next confidence level can only be gained in an actual assessment. Someone’s website can get one to the consultation chair, but what you learn filled with more informative than any brochure if you exactly what to look and listen for. I would focus on these issues:
1) Did the consultation feel like an educational experience or a sales presentation?
2) Where treatment options presented and reviewed.or was only one treatment approach
3) Was time given to answer all your thoughts.and a way to answer questions that may
4) Were actual before and after procedure photos done by the doctor in order to seeing shown or a method to view them provided?
5) Was meeting actual patients whom have had the procedures offered regarding option? Were
these patients whom have had surgery had it within past three months so that their memories are organic?
6) Finally, once home, did the physician and his office feel right? Did the consultation make you
feel pleased and secure in selection?
In the end, a psychological connection which includes a sense of security will be the final layer in the choices process to get built on a foundation of the doctor’s education, training and certifications.
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