Tips for Choosing a Skin Care Center

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

There are many locations in Southern California that offer skin tightening, fillers or Botox, so it’s important to know what to look for when choosing a skin care center. In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, laser hair removal and other treatments help you look and feel your best – that’s why you need to select the center that offers you the best care and highly qualified doctors to perform your desired treatment. Here are a few tips in choosing a doctor for any skin care procedure:

• Ask friends or family. Seeing the results firsthand and hearing feedback will help narrow down the options when looking for an office or doctor in the area. Alternatively, ask to see ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos during a consultation to get an idea of the doctor’s work.
• Choose a doctor based on experience, certification, education or training. While it’s tempting to save money on Botox or laser hair removal, it’s not worth the risk if the doctor doesn’t seem as qualified as other options.
• Check the doctor’s reviews on Yelp to see how other people’s experiences have been at their facility.

Using fillers or skin tightening procedures has the potential to take years off your appearance if they are administered correctly – and whether they are invasive or not, you should be aware of the condition of the facilities. Depending on the type of treatment you would like done, procedures may take place in a doctor’s office or surgical center. Make sure any surgical facilities are accredited to ensure they meet all safety standards set out by the state or medical organization.

Always be ready to ask the doctor any questions so you are fully prepared before the procedure takes place. Topics to discuss include treatment options – there are varieties of solutions for aging skin, so your doctor will be able to provide you with the best procedure to meet your needs. You also need to make sure your expectations are realistic – go over exactly what you expect and the doctor will let you know if it’s possible or not. Finally, be aware of those trying to “sell” you on inexpensive fillers or receiving treatment from individuals not qualified to administer such products – the risk is too great to be worth the savings.

These skin care options transform your looks in a short amount of time, and millions of procedures take place each year – especially in major cities such as Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Incorporate these tips into your search to ensure you get the safest, highest quality treatment.

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