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How to chose cosmetic clinic? 

Patient choice of cosmetic practitioners is 1 of most important decisions.

It is a medical invasive procedure regulated for prescription only by doctors therefore risks are real and should be minimised as much as possible. Like any other medical procedure, cosmetic injections are very skill dependant.

Tip 1

Chose experienced medical practitioner. By law, all medical practitioners must be trained trained prior to performing of any procedure.

Can practitioner demonstrate certificates of their training? Are they reputable?

Can your injector show you their own (not clinic or stock photos) before and after results?

Tip 2

better be safe than sorry

Risks are real of cosmetic injection. in Australia only within last 2 years we have at least 1 death and permanent blindness cases from under-qualified medical practitioners. In both cases there were no doctors on site to help patients in these emergency situations.

Is the injecting place equiped by well trained medical staff (doctors) and medications in case if something happen during the procedure?

Tip 3

Did the practitioner asked you about possible contrindications for the procedure, you were explained benefits and risks, and had opportunity to ask questions?

Tip 4

is my practitioner legal (nurse or doctor) to perform the procedure?

Check is easy via www.ahpra.gov.au

If person is not listed at the Australian Medical Practitioners registry, clarify what is their real name ( if someone hides it, it is already red flag) or spelling. It is a crime to conduct medical procedures without being legally registered in Australia.

Tip 5

some periods of our life not as suitable for performing medical interventions, such as during or recently after infections, before and during pregnancy, before important events (in case of bruising) or during pregnancy/breastfeeding.

Tip 6

It’s not about simple price tag, but how much you pay for what you get. Face is an important part and risks should be minimized.

when compare options, compare like to like, not apples with oranges.

You can’t compare quality and safety of Board certified cosmetic physician to home based illegal injector.

More info – https://www.tga.gov.au/dermal-fillers

Cosmetic injections are wonderful for quality of life of patients, it is becoming more popular and acceptable in modern life. Stay safe, find your doctor and enjoy what modern medicine could offer!