The Dos and Don’ts When Choosing a Medical Spa

If you’re looking for med spa treatments here in Ann Arbor, the process of choosing the right practice may seem overwhelming. It’s important to know which features and qualifications should be high at the top of your must-have list to make sure your experience is as safe and effective as possible.

In this blog post, we’ll review the credentials you should always require and list a few common red flags to keep an eye out for.

Do: Look for Board-Certified Supervision

Requirements for med spa supervision vary by state, so there’s no guarantee every location you visit will have a highly qualified supervisor. To make sure you get the best possible care, it’s always best to choose a practice overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Board certification requires extensive training in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. While surgeons may not be the ones administering every treatment, they work with their injectors to set standards of care and make sure the procedures are done properly. Learn more about injector qualifications in this blog post.

When you consult with a surgeon directly, you’ll receive personalized recommendations for treatment, which may extend beyond med spa procedures. In some cases, surgery may be a more helpful and long-lasting solution to your concern. If so, a board-certified plastic surgeon will be able to create a custom plan designed to safely and effectively address your needs.

Don’t: Ignore These Red Flags

While it is important to research how a med spa is run and who oversees the treatments, there are also certain factors you should try to avoid, including:

  • Lack of experience: Make sure that the person administering your treatment has performed it multiple times and has been properly trained on the equipment involved. If the practice can’t provide or verify this information, it is in your best interest to move on.
  • Fake products: Avoid counterfeit or illegally distributed products such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers. At best, these unregulated products may create less-than-optimal results. At worst, they may cause you serious harm. Counterfeit products are often used when prices seem to good to be true. 
  • No proven results: Seek out practices that can provide proof of positive results such as before-and-photos or patient testimonials.
  • Poor communication: There are many ways to research a med spa’s track record and reputation. However, it is a good sign when you are able to get all necessary information from the practice when you ask.

Our Practice

At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, our qualified injectors are available 5 days a week. Our injection team consists of board-certified plastic surgeons, a physician assistant, and a registered nurse, so you can rest assured your treatments will be safe and your results will look natural.

If you would like to learn more about our med spa practice in Ann Arbor, please contact us online or call (734) 712-2323 (option 2) to request a personal consultation.

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