Many beauty clinics these days offer more than just waxing and facials. Non-invasive treatments can remove uneven pigmentation in the skin, spider veins and unwanted hair, or even plump your lips and reduce wrinkles. The key is finding the right clinic for you, and we're here to show you how to do just that.
Types of beauty and cosmetic clinics
There's a big difference between a beauty clinic that offers the usual treatments, such as facials, body wraps and scrubs and hair removal, and cosmetic clinics, which offer more permanent solutions. For one, the therapists are trained differently, and many of the treatments in the traditional beauty clinics, while very enjoyable, offer only fleeting benefits.
Cosmetic clinics, on the other hand, offer a range of permanent treatments that enhance not only health but also beauty. These include laser treatments, so the staff must be fully trained to use the equipment.
Laser treatments are increasingly popular because they offer a safe and cost effective way to enhance beauty in a myriad of ways: spider veins can be permanently removed without surgery and minimal discomfort, freckles and sun spots can be removed, and hair in almost any part of the body can be permanently reduced.
Cosmetic clinics also offer a range of other treatments, including micro dermabrasion, and lip enhancement and wrinkle injections. Again, staff need to be fully trained in order to perform these.
How to choose the right cosmetic clinic
A good cosmetic clinic that performs any of the above procedures will have a staff of registered nurses. They are there to ensure all of the procedures are performed correctly, administer any anaesthetic if needed and assess whether or not you are suitable for the treatments. If they are going to operate a laser, they should also have Laser Safety Officer Accreditation, along with full tertiary qualifications.
Aside from the important credentials, it's also important that the clinic have a team of friendly staff that are on hand to answer any of your questions or concerns. A good clinic will also ensure good follow up.
Information on the services offered by cosmetic clinics
Any clinic that is performing injections, laser therapy and other more complicated procedures should have readily available information on all their services offered. When looking for a clinic, make sure they have a website with up-to-date information. If you don't have access to the Internet, make sure they have brochures that cover all of your questions and staff that are on hand to answer any others you might have.
Lastly, make sure they have information on the accreditation of their staff, and the possible complications that might be associated with each treatment. While many of them are completely safe, it still helps to be informed about all aspects of your treatment.