As minimally invasive procedures such as Botox® and Dysport are becoming more widespread, clinics are popping up everywhere that advertise quick, cheap cosmetic procedures. However, not all medical practices are created equal, and some patients are finding that out the hard way. Some discount clinics are providing turning out low-quality procedures with a focus on maximizing the number of patients they see.
The consequences of these “in-and-out” cosmetic facilities range from a longer healing time to excessive scarring or worse. Patients may find inadequate consultations, with a focus on being “sold” a procedure, and less than ideal procedures for post-treatment recovery issues. Because doctors in such clinics see patients at such a high volume, it’s difficult to discuss pre-existing health problems or make accurate recommendations for post-surgical care.
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you treat it like any other medical service and do your research. Verify that the clinic and physician you are going to are well-qualified to deliver high quality care. At Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, we are happy to meet with you to discuss concerns, pre- and post-procedure care, and Dr. Zimmet’s experience and background.