Short answer is…. “Yes!”
Whether you are new to cosmetic injections or just trying out a new injector, there are several reasons why scheduling an initial consult is vital.
The most important reason is to make sure you feel comfortable with your injector as well as evaluate their credentials, knowledge, and skill. You can also look at the staff in the office. Do they look natural and refreshed? Can they comment on injections they have received there? Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you want, after all it is YOUR FACE!
Many patients are unaware of the best treatments and products that would benefit them. There are a lot of misconceptions about cosmetic injections and everyone is afraid of “the overdone look” or “bad injections” that we all see on the street. A lot of patients think cosmetic injections are for older patients, but it is most beneficial to start earlier and take a more preventative approach. The longer you wait to start the more treatments and products may be needed to get to the desired level of correction.
Establishing realistic expectations and goals together is a part of the consult that ensures everyone is on the same page regarding outcome and costs. No one wants a surprise when it comes to their appearance or their wallet.
You should never feel pressured, rushed or like your recommended treatment is a cookie cutter “one size fits all” plan. No face is ever completely symmetrical, and every single treatment should be personalized.