February 15, 2024

Red Flags to Watch Out For in the Aesthetics Industry! 🚩

Thinking about your next aesthetic treatment? Great! But before you dive in, let's talk about some red flags you should keep an eye out for. We get it – we all want to look and feel our best, but it's essential to be savvy and informed. So, before you book that appointment, let's explore the warning signs you should never ignore. Your beauty journey deserves a smooth ride, and we're here to help you navigate it safely.

🚩 Red Flag #1: Absence of a Medical Doctor for Evaluation

Before undergoing any aesthetic treatment, it's essential that the assessment was done by a certified medical doctor looking after the patient. This ensures personalized recommendations based on your specific conditions and concerns. And that means the safest and most effective outcomes. A doctor's assessment is crucial for tailoring treatments to your unique needs and mitigating potential risks associated with aesthetic procedures. Some centres have “sales consultants” who do all the assessment and recommendations without a doctor’s input. This is not ideal as often the doctor finds the patient was sold a product or package that he or she may not be suitable for or may not need.

🚩 Red Flag #2: Lack of Clarity on the Procedure and Risks

If you find yourself uncertain about the procedures and associated risks, it is important to ask as many questions as needed. If the answers seem evasive or unclear, it might be prudent to reconsider your options. Understanding the procedure and potential risks is vital for making an informed decision about your aesthetic treatment.

🚩 Red Flag #3: It’s What You Want, But Not What You Really Need

Opting for the treatment you've seen advertised might sound appealing, but the reality is, an ethical aesthetic clinic prioritizes identifying your suitability as a candidate. They then recommend the most effective and efficient solution to address your specific conditions. After all, you want to ensure your investment yields the best results possible. That's why consulting with trained and experienced professionals with a good track record is a crucial and essential step in the process.

🚩 Red Flag #4: It’s Way Too Cheap

Everyone loves a bargain but cheap is not always good, especially when it comes to aesthetic treatments. There's good reason for the old adages, “buy cheap, buy twice” and “you get what you pay for”, and you do not want to take the risk when it comes to your aesthetic treatments, as the risk of a botched procedure may cost you way more than just money. Watch out for any hard-selling tactics, as ethical aesthetic clinics prioritize delivering good results and lifelong relationships with satisfied clients over chasing short-term sales.

At Freia Medical, our aim is to provide a safe, reliable and optimized treatment for every skin concern. To find out more, schedule a consultation with our experienced doctors today.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Joanna Chan and Dr. Harold Ma

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