Cosmetic Physician Dr Phoebe Jones says it is imperative that people are made aware of how vital it is to do their research to find a trustworthy cosmetic injector before booking. The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), has confirmed Australians are continuing to spend on cosmetic procedures, with anti-wrinkle injections the most popular, followed by dermal fillers for the face. This amounts to an annual spend upwards of $1 billion.

“Back in my grandmother’s day, there weren’t a lot of options to keep yourself looking good – It was either a facial at the beautician or a facelift! Fortunately, now, we don’t have to go from one extreme to the other; there are many procedures that fall between,” says Dr Jones. “However, because people have the perception that the cosmetic industry is lucrative, it unfortunately attracts dodgy players simply there to extract your money that in turn doesn’t offer you the level of patient care you deserve.”

Dr Jones has now published a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to finding an experienced and credible cosmetic injector: do value word of mouth; do not have treatments done outside of a clinic setting; do be sceptical of cheap prices; do not go chasing cheap deals or specials; do be wary when travelling overseas; do not be afraid to google them; and do pay attention when meeting the practitioner. When taken together, these tips ensure a client’s safety and produce an end result that all parties will be happy with.

“When you find a practitioner with an aesthetic you like and trust, try to stick with them. A good practitioner will do their best to help you get the most out of your budget and achieve consistent long terms results,” adds Dr Jones. “Go with your gut. If you’re not comfortable, don’t do it or at least take some time to decide. Any good injector won’t mind or take offence if you say that you’re not quite ready.”

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