The safer way to undergo facial rejuvenation treatments in London
Treatments for wrinkles have never been more popular, with facial rejuvenation treatments in London on the rise, according to aesthetic newspaper The Harley Street Journal this month.
For patients seeking facial rejuvenation treatments in London, one of the main concerns is often where to have the treatment, but it’s also important to know exactly what facial rejuvenation procedure you’re undergoing. This week, Mr Jag Chana – an anti-ageing expert specialising in both surgical and non-surgical procedures – has put together some easy to follow advice and tips for patients that may currently be considering undergoing facial rejuvenation treatments in London for the first time.
Research your facial rejuvenation treatments in London
Now you’ve done some research online and you think you know which form of facial rejuvenation treatment in London is best for you – but how can you be certain you’re making the right choice? As I always express to my patients, it’s a good idea to educate yourself as much as possible before deciding which type of facial rejuvenation treatments in London are right for you. Online resources have a wide variety of educational articles of course, but be aware that you may find contradictions and inaccuracies.Realistically, the best way to research your chosen facial rejuvenation treatment or surgery in London is to book a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Please see the treatment pages for further information if you wish to research anti-ageing treatments or facial rejuvenation surgery, such as brow lifts and facelifts.
Get to know your surgeon
You’ve decided on your chosen facial rejuvenation treatments in London and you’re ready to book a consultation – but who do you trust to perform your anti-ageing facial rejuvenation surgery or treatment? Choosing a skilled surgeon is, of course, a vital part of the process, but with so many surgeons operating in and around London, it’s tricky to know who you can trust. There is no consensus on which type of practitioners should be administering particular treatments and the level of qualifications or experience required to do so. Hence, it is confusing for potential patients to understand the medical nature of treatments and where to obtain the best advice when almost any practitioner, medically qualified or sometimes not, can advertise themselves as a cosmetic specialist and offer treatments on the high street.
My advice to patients, as a surgeon with many years of experience, is to book consultations with several experts in your chosen field of treatment, preferably local to you, who you can meet with and discuss your needs.
Make sure you meet your cosmetic expert face to face (not a sales advisor) and ensure you feel comfortable. Ask about their qualifications and to see examples of their previous work too, to put your mind at ease. It’s also important to choose a surgeon that specialises in your procedure – e.g. if you are looking for a facelift surgery expert, make sure the surgeon you seek is specifically skilled in that form of facial rejuvenation surgery.
Avoid cut-price deals and voucher sites
As the saying goes: “If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.” This is no exception for facial rejuvenation treatments in London. Despite recommendations that time-linked incentives, group deals and other inducements should be banned, these practices are continuing. Furthermore, many providers of non-surgical treatments such as wrinkle-relaxing injections and dermal fillers do not specify the qualifications of those administering treatments and treatments are offered at shopping centres, gyms and ‘home parties’.
Wowcher, Living Social, and Groupon deals may seem like an economical way of undergoing skin rejuvenation treatments such as fat reduction or non-surgical facelifts, but ask yourself why the clinic is offering the treatment so cheap. How well trained are the ‘experts’ at the clinic; have they been extensively trained? If something goes wrong, will they know how to help you? Your health is important; don’t choose a surgeon or a clinic on price alone. Be safe and be informed – book a consultation with a cosmetic doctor if you wish to undergo anti-ageing skin rejuvenation treatments.