How to choose the right cosmetic treatment and practitioner

How to choose the right cosmetic treatment and practitioner
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Choosing the right cosmetic treatment, doctor & practitioner can be challenging. We’re faced with a vast array of treatments, renowned practitioners and clinics, but the white noise of marketing hype can be confusing.

If you’re new to cosmetic treatments, accurately comparing products and services and figuring out how to choose a cosmetic practitioner can be challenging to do well. We understand there’s a lot to consider, so we’ve taken some time with tips to help you choose the right cosmetic treatments, practitioners and clinics.

Think practitioner, not products

Dermal filler injections at a cosmetic clinic like ENRICH Clinic are products approved for use in Australia and can only be prescribed by a doctor. These products are standardised and effective, allowing you to turn your attention to your practitioner and the application of the treatment rather than the treatment itself.

Cosmetic treatments are a mixture of art and science – the right tools in experienced hands get the  results you require. The right tools in the wrong hands can mean at best a mediocre job, at worst, a short or long-term disaster for your skin.

Every doctor at ENRICH is an experienced cosmetic doctor, and our specialist dermatologists are skin experts and they all take pride in guiding patients towards good skin health.

Choosing a cosmetic practitioner

Selecting a cosmetic practitioner can be a rather big undertaking. Often we want a cosmetic practitioner based on personal referrals: if someone we know had a great experience and got the results they were after with a particular practitioner, we are likely to choose that practitioner.

If you don’t have any first-hand recommendations, the first step in choosing a cosmetic surgeon is to find a list of practitioners who are well-versed in the procedure you want to perform.

Examining a cosmetic practitioner’s reputation and treatment preferences is next. You want to choose a cosmetic practitioner that has not only a good reputation, but that also seems to suit your style. Each cosmetic practitioner has their preferences in terms of the tools and techniques they use. For example, a liposuction practitioner who has experienced the tumescent technique that Dr Michael Rich at ENRICH uses may have consistently smoother results than a practitioner who uses,  in Dr Rich’s opinion, often riskier, laser-enhanced liposuction.

It may seem like an added expense, but a few personal consultations with potential plastic or cosmetic practitioners are essential. Trusting the person and the process tends to result in you feeling happier with the results, and that’s the ultimate goal of all of this.

At ENRICH, we have a range of talented, skilled doctors, cosmetic practitioners and specialist dermatologists, each with specific areas of interest.

Our practitioners love what they do. Our doctors & dermatologists are passionate, dedicated professionals who want nothing more than for you to have healthy skin.

Only ENRICH doctors administer injectables

Dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections are yes, injections, and only our cosmetic doctors perform this specific, intricate task. You are also injecting into the skin on your face – so you will want only a qualified, experienced injector to do that work. Things can go wrong, and having a medical professional who knows how to contain any issue or to avoid that issue in the first place is important.

Think past your cosmetic treatments to patient care

Having a highly skilled cosmetic practitioner is essential not just for aesthetic results but for the relationships you build. People tend to prefer to use a clinic or practitioner that they trust, and that takes time to develop. We aim for great relationships with our patients straight off the bat.

This relationship is like any: you get more comfortable with your practitioners, can ask better questions, and gain more trust in the advice you are given. These elements lead to positive treatment outcomes.

Knowing that your clinic has the highest standards is reassuring, especially when you put your body and face in the hands of strangers.

Choosing the right cosmetic treatment

There is no doubt: cosmetic treatments cost a lot, especially when you’re in the clinic every few months getting top-ups and repeat treatments or saving up for a significant procedure like liposuction.

Finding a price for your cosmetic treatment that suits your budget is, therefore, a canny financial move. Well, maybe not. While this might be true of many other industries, there is no such thing in cosmetic treatments as an ‘amazing deal’.

The products, equipment and people required to provide you with quality cosmetic treatments all cost money, so any clinic promising you cheap cosmetic procedures is skimping somewhere along the line, but where?

At a clinic like ENRICH, we encourage our patients to work with a treatment plan so we can tailor the patient’s needs, and work through the timing of a plan’s journey.

Saving money is great, but often the cheapest can be fraught with issues.  Trusting in the people who will be doing cosmetic treatments on your face and body is key to an outcome you will be happy with.  Be cautious and do your homework when choosing the right cosmetic treatment & practitioner for your body and budget.  Invest in quality treatment from a quality clinic.

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Knowing what to expect from your cosmetic treatments

Cosmetic treatments can be scary if you’re new to them. Will it hurt? Will you be able to go out in public? How much does it cost? There are lots of questions. We make sure you are prepared for each treatment so there are no surprises.

Managing your expectations is vital to us. Cosmetic treatments are not magic.  Cosmetic treatments all have areas in which they excel, but also have certain limitations. Understanding where the edges lie means you have realistic expectations going in.

You’ll be provided with plenty of information on what to expect and how to care for yourself at home after a procedure. You can also call our nurse anytime if required.

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible, knowing you are in capable hands.

The ENRICH Clinic difference

We are very proud of our clinic here in Armadale. Our support staff, nurses, doctors, cosmetic practitioners, and dermatologists are all experienced in skin health and cosmetic procedures. We continually update our training and knowledge base so we can give our patients the best of our skills at all times.

ENRICH clinic was founded by Dr Michael Rich, a specialist dermatologist with an interest in liposuction. The clinic has been operating for decades, and we pride ourselves on having practitioners who have been with ENRICH for a long time. This is the ENRICH Clinic difference – we are all invested in your results!

We are skin health practitioners.
Contact our friendly staff for an appointment.

Please Note:

*With all surgeries or procedures, there are risks. Consult your physician (GP) before undertaking any surgical or cosmetic procedure. Please read the consent forms carefully and be informed about every aspect of your treatment. Surgeries such as liposuction have a mandatory seven-day cooling-off period to give patients adequate time to be sure of their surgery choice. Results may also vary from person to person due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Before and after photos are only relevant to the patient in the photo and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Ask questions. Our team of dermatologists, doctors and nurses are here to help you with any of your queries. This page is not advice and is intended to be informational only. We endeavour to keep all our information up to date; however, this site is intended as a guide and not a definitive information portal or in any way constitutes medical advice.

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