After our recent post about Tom Cruise, it occurred to us here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair that choosing the practitioner to perform your aesthetic treatment can be a bit of a minefield, so we thought it might be helpful to offer a few tips on how to find the best cosmetic doctor for you.
The first step is to do your research – it’s fine to do this online, but don’t just Google “cosmetic doctor Mayfair” and go for the first one that comes up. Look at several websites, read the information provided, learn a bit about their qualifications, experience and their ethos and then try and book a consultation with more than one doctor before going ahead with treatment.
It’s also worth checking whether the doctor is registered with any professional associations that aim to raise standards within the industry, such as www.saveface.co.uk.
At the consultation
There are a couple of things to consider here. First is your rapport with the doctor. Do you trust him/her? You should never feel pressured into having something done, and even if you’ve gone into the consultation determined to have Botox for your frown lines, it is worth stopping to consider whether you think this doctor really has your best interests at heart.
Another important point at the consultation stage is to ask to see before and after images of previous clients who have had something similar done. If you’re after a natural look, it’s worth making sure that the doctor doesn’t usually produce a more obviously “done” effect.
After the consultation
You should always be given a two-week “cooling-off period” to think about things before actually undergoing the procedure. If you feel pushed to have something done straight away, the team here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair would recommend that you walk away and look elsewhere – after all, there are plenty of cosmetic doctors in London, and you’re bound to find one that suits your needs.
Assuming you have been given the time to think about things, use it wisely. If you’re concerned enough about your appearance to spend a lot of money on improving it, you should make sure you pick the right person to do the job. Think about how comfortable you felt with the doctor, what you thought of the before and after photos, and above all whether you’re sure you want to go ahead with treatment.