One of the first things a Beverly Hills cosmetic professional does before administering BOTOX® is talk to the patient about their goals. During a consultation process, the idea is to first try to understand why the patient is seeking the injectable procedure. What do they want? If they’re worried about the sagging of their facial skin or addressing deep creases and folds, BOTOX® may be recommended in conjunction with other procedures.
The cosmetic professional must learn about the patient as well as teach the patient something about BOTOX® injections. A patient should understand how quickly the results are going to appear, any side effects they might experience, how long the side effects will last, and what steps they will need to take to prolong the results.
During the initial consultation, it is good to tamper down expectations. This is not because BOTOX® is an ineffective product. To the contrary, BOTOX® can produce some powerful results. Unfortunately, since people equate BOTOX® with movie stars, they have the wrong idea about what treatments can or cannot do for them.
During the initial consultation, it’s good for a provider to show their patients before and after photographs of individuals who they personally worked on who have had BOTOX® treatments. This way, the patient will have a better idea of what to expect. Also, a patient should be shown photographs of individuals who have had BOTOX® treatments done.
There is nothing wrong with showing a new patient testimonials of past patients. Sometimes the shared experience is beneficial to a patient who wants to have BOTOX® treatments done but is a little bit reluctant as to whether or not treatments are right for them.
Also, during that initial consultation, there is going to be a health evaluation. The patient seeking BOTOX® treatments should be in overall good health. The treatment is relatively simple. However, if a person has skin allergies, if they’ve experienced negative side effects of BOTOX® in the past, or if they have muscular or neurological issues that could negatively affect them, then it may be good to avoid treatments for the time being.
It is key that patients are made to feel comfortable. They should feel well-informed about all of the options that are available. At Grossman Dermatology, we strive to make patients feel comfortable and inform them of available options. With offices in New York and Santa Monica, we happily see clients in the Beverly Hills area. Contact us today to get started!