There are so many aesthetic practitioners out there that it can feel like a challenge to find the right one. All of whom claim to be the most qualified and let you view details of their qualifications online. Clients find it extremely difficult to identify their expectations from an aesthetic practitioner. So, what should you look for in an aesthetic practitioner?
Clients put their most valuable assets – their skin and face – in the hands of an aesthetic practitioner. Do not be willing to give this level of authority on your body to anyone unless you trust the practice of the aesthetic practitioner. Clients should be 100% certain about the qualifications of the individual they trust. The aesthetic practitioner should reciprocate that level of trust by not beating around the bush with their clients.
Trust takes time to develop in a client and practitioner relationship. Do not hesitate to ask awkward questions to the aesthetic practitioner to understand whether the practitioner is just trying to make money or genuinely interested in giving you reliable advice. One of the first steps an aesthetic practitioner takes to develop a level of trust is to offer their clients a free initial consultation to help them make up their minds.
To find a trustworthy aesthetic practitioner, ask them questions about apparent ‘flaws’ in your body. The answers will give you a good idea of whether or not you should trust this aesthetic practitioner. A trustworthy aesthetic practitioner will call a spade a spade and not just always try to upsell you the latest procedure to make quick money.
Clients often confuse knowledge and expertise as one and the same thing, but they are not. Knowledge refers to the individual’s medical qualification and certifications while expertise comes with experience. The aesthetic practitioner might have knowledge of a certain physical condition. But, that does not necessarily mean that they have the expertise to deal with the condition.
An experienced aesthetic practitioner will give you multiple solutions, based on your budget, to overcome a specific medical condition. The most established aesthetic practitioners are aware of the latest procedures, treatments, and the intricacies involved in dealing with the adverse effects of the procedure. Do not consult a practitioner who is not aware of the latest developments in aesthetics. They might be cheap initially, but they will be expensive in the long run.
Social media, advertising, and reality TV have a huge impact on our daily lives. With so many channels of communication influencing our choices, it is easy to get influenced to get a ‘hyped’ up procedure that might not be appropriate. A good aesthetic practitioner is someone who cares about your physical health just as much as you do. The aesthetic practitioner should be able to say ‘No’ to you, knowing that it might make you upset temporarily, but is in the best interest of your health in the long run.
Aesthetic practitioners commonly come across people who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Experienced aesthetic practitioners must be ready to deal with people who have a distorted self-image without making matters worse.