How Do I Find a Qualified Cosmetic Injector?
When you are considering having injectables, it is a big step. You want to ensure that they are being done by a qualified injector who you can trust. To make sure that you are in safe hands, you need to ask all the relevant questions. Government guidelines to keep consumers safe are vague in this domain so you must be vigilant.
1. Is Your Practitioner a Qualified Cosmetic Injector?
Before booking an appointment for cosmetic injectables, look into whether your practitioner is fully qualified and registered to administer the treatment. Find out how much experience they have in the procedure or treatment they are performing. Search for reviews on the practitioner and see what experience others have had with them.
2. Your Consultation
Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are classified as prescription medicines and it is an Australian regulation that a doctor has consulted with you prior to your first treatment at any clinic. Although you may have your initial consultation and treatments with a fully qualified nurse or practitioner, a doctor should prescribe your products. To be properly assessed, the doctor should see you in person. Consultation with a doctor via Skype or teleconference cannot achieve this and you should question clinics that use this practice.
3. Make a Well-informed, Carefully Considered Decision
It is always a good idea to take your time to think about how you felt about the clinic and practitioner before making a decision. If you felt coerced to make a decision in any way, it’s probably not the right clinic for you.
4. What Products Does your Practitioner Use?
Certain brands of injectable products are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in Australia. Check with your doctor or practitioner which brands they will be using and why they believe they will give the desired results. These products are being injected into your body and if they are poor quality they may contain ingredients that are not medically approved or safe.
5. Is the Price too Good to be True?
You have probably heard the saying “you get what you pay for”. Well this is true of cosmetic injectables. If a clinic has cheap prices or greatly discounted offers for wrinkle injections and fillers, this should raise a red flag. Across the board, TGA approved injectables cost the same for clinics to stock. If the price varies dramatically from those of a reputable, higher priced clinic, then chances are that the product that they are injecting is sub-standard.
Remember that anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are medical procedures and need to be performed in a safe, sterile environment that has the ability to deal with emergencies. Buying injectable products online, or having them administered at a home salon, is also not advisable.
If you have any further questions, book a consultation with Dr Eddie Roos, Vicki Piets (RN), or call Cosmetic Elegance Clinic on 4638 2700. Information on our credentials and expertise is also on our website.