Many people are under the misconception that you can get the same quality aesthetic treatment anywhere, but at a “low, low competitive price”. What they don’t realise is some self-proclaimed expert injectors have only had 6 hours training and may have only had 3 months experience…if that.
Unfortunately, there are no rigorous laws or regulations in Australia to prevent an individual from hanging out a shingle that says skin doctor or specialist. “It’s heartbreaking, really, how many patients come to me surprised when their injectable treatments wears off after 6 weeks or their eyebrow droops temporarily,” says our founder Dr Susan Austin. “The success of any cosmetic treatment, whether it’s surgical or non-surgical, depends on the training, skill, and experience of the injector.”
Doctors like Dr Austin, unlike unlicensed aestheticians, have the knowledge and experience needed to assess the facial structure and strength of the facial muscles. “This knowledge is essential to diagnosing problem areas, selecting the best treatment, and then using that treatment effectively,” says Dr Austin.
In this article, we want to show you that you can get the help you need from someone who will do the job right!
You’re a Star & Your Skin Deserves Star Treatment
There’s no room for skin problems when beauty is your business. That’s why pretty male and pretty female celebrities like these seek out highly qualified providers for customised skin care specially designed for the needs of their skin:
- Brad Pitt
- Jennifer Lopez
- Cameron Diaz
- Ryan Seacrest
- Ewan McGregor
- Ellen DeGeneres
One celebrity dermatologist reports that he sees about 70 patients a day on Oscar weekend.” For this year’s Golden Globes, that dermatologist helped an awards presenter “who, because of a variety of travel induced stresses, sleep deprivation, dehydration, plus the nature of what she had to do onstage had a large inflamed cyst that took up 20 percent of her cheek,” he told Elle Magazine. “The whole thing took about an hour to get under control, and by show time it was invisible.” Talk about a “miracle” worker!
Doctors, Cosmetic Physicians, & Interlopers
Celebrities don’t go to a shopping mall for their skin care. And yes, it is unquestionably true that aesthetic treatments are more costly when administered by a licensed professional than by an amateur. “The cost of dealing with the negative results of a bad treatment can be far more expensive than seeing a true medical doctor,” says Dr Austin.
Some doctors specialise in skin, but they are first and foremost medical doctors. Following their med school training, they choose to treat in skin conditions. Doctors don’t always have the same level of expertise or training in the skin. “We are trained to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different conditions in patients of all ages from birth to old age,” says Dr Austin proudly.
Tips for Finding the Right Practitioner for You
If you want beautiful, healthy skin, an experienced medical doctor who specialises in skin care is your best option, but where do you find one? “The best place to start is to get an informed opinion,” says Dr Austin. “If you know people who work in the beauty industry or have friends/family members whose skin has been helped by professionals, ask them for referrals,”
- Check the practitioner’s credentials (Where they trained?)
- Are they industry-current (Do they attend seminars and lectures?)
- Ask to see before and after pictures (Do you like what you see?)
- Select someone who offers a wide array of services
- Choose a practitioner and practice where you feel comfortable (Pristine offices, friendly staff)
We Want to Care for Your Skin
Choosing a skin care specialist is not a decision that can be taken lightly. Your skin is the first thing people notice when they look at you, so it is important to entrust it to someone capable. Research and do your homework before looking for your own skin care specialist to ensure that you get the best one for your needs and budget. Keep in mind that a cheaper treatment does not always mean you are going to get the best treatment. At the end of the day it is your skin, and it is the first thing that people may notice, take care of it. If you’d like to know about the Austin Clinic, our training, background, and the services we provide, please contact us using the form on this site.