Firstly, you’re not meant to make that decision alone.
It’s impossible to know which treatment is right for you without years of experience and expertise of the techniques available and how they work for different skin types.
As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Prescriber in Aesthetic Medicine, I’ve helped hundreds of individuals feel more confident in their own skin through tailoring the right aesthetics treatments for them.
How should a personalised aesthetics journey start?
With a one-to-one consultation.
Your consultation begins with a discussion of what your concerns are and what you’d like to achieve with aesthetics treatment.
Next comes an examination of your face when still (static) and when making expressions (dynamic) to assess how your skin moves. This is an essential part of a tailored consultation for 2 reasons.
First, it ensures that the most appropriate treatments are selected for your facial structure, targeting the specific aspects of ageing that you’re concerned about, from loss of facial contours and volume to saggy, dry skin.
Second, it provides vital information to ensure that the final results of whichever treatments you receive produce a natural look.
Your consultation will also involve a discussion of your budget, and time and lifestyle constraints, so that the final treatments selected work for your particular circumstances.
What outcomes should you expect from your consultation?
You may be surprised by the results of your consultation. For example, you may find that dermal fillers, which you thought were the answer, aren’t actually the right solution for you and that microneedling may be more appropriate.
With an experienced, licensed aesthetics practitioner that you trust, you should receive honest advice on the best treatments for your skin — even if that means your chosen aesthetics provider has to refer you elsewhere for those treatments.