When it comes to choosing a practitioner for aesthetic treatments, getting recommendations from friends can be very valuable- word of mouth is powerful after all. But before undergoing any procedure, you need to go a step further. You should verify the credentials and expertise of the person who will perform the treatment as well as check the product that will be used.
Here are a few things to be on the lookout for and questions you should be asking:
- Look for professional certification – are they board certified or licensed to perform the procedure?
- What training have they completed? How many times have they provided the treatment?
- Does this person actively listen to your concerns, and does he/she discuss various treatment options?
- What are the benefits and possible complications of each treatment?
- Is product packaging visible? Can you see the brand name and expiration date?
Kevin Harrington is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. He has been a nurse for over twenty years and has been involved with aesthetic injectables for 14 of those years. He’s currently a trainer for Allergan (maker of Botox), Galderma (maker of Dysport), a national trainer for Aesthetic Advancements Incorporated and has his own training company. He teaches physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses in beginning, advanced and master-level courses on the use of fillers and neuro-modulators (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin).
Kevin meets with all prospective patients to hear their concerns, and discusses the possible treatments and their pros and cons. Then he develops an individual plan that will provide the best possible outcome. Ready to learn more? Call for your free consultation and customized treatment plan.