Whether it’s your first time visiting an aesthetic medical spa or your 100th appointment, you can feel more confident about your aesthetic treatments and avoid confusion (and any skin irritation!) by asking key questions before you start treatment.
Board-certified internal medicine specialist Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD and the aesthetic team at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, know how important it is to feel good about your providers and the services you choose. We’re always open and willing to answer any questions you have so you get the most out of your med spa experience.
We also know it can be challenging to figure out which questions to ask. To help you out, here’s a look at our top three questions to ask before your next aesthetic appointment.
1. Are my aesthetic goals achievable?
Everyone wants younger-looking, blemish-free, radiant skin. And the good news is that many aesthetic treatments can improve the texture and appearance of your skin. But results don’t happen overnight, and no treatment — not even a surgical facelift — can give you the skin of a teenager again.
By discussing your goals with your provider, you can avoid frustration. At Chrysolite Aesthetics, we start with the health of your skin and build from there. Our effective therapies not only help you achieve your skin goals, but we do so safely and with your health in mind.
For example, we provide facial rejuvenation therapies that can restore your youthful appearance — without the need for scalpels or lengthy recovery periods. However, it might take several months for your body’s natural healing system to boost collagen levels and improve your skin.
We can also talk to you about how often you should schedule maintenance appointments for optimal results. For instance, PDO thread lifts can lift and tighten the skin on your face and neck, but you might need to have the procedure repeated every 2-3 years.
2. How should I prepare for my treatment?
It may seem like you can show up for an aesthetic treatment without having to do any preparation. While that may be true for some types of services, others may require you to take certain steps.
For example, laser hair removal usually means not waxing or plucking for 4-6 weeks before your appointment, and not shaving for 24-48 hours before you come in. And some types of treatments may work more effectively on makeup- or lotion-free skin.
And even when getting a facial or chemical peel, to help minimize the risk of any skin irritation, it can help to avoid using certain products, like exfoliants or benzoyl peroxide, for a few days before you come in.
Your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider can give you detailed instructions for any services you have scheduled or are thinking about getting in the future. Following these instructions can help avoid complications.
3. What can I do to extend or maximize my results?
One of the smartest things you can do after any aesthetic treatment is follow postappointment instructions. This helps you extend or maximize your results and feel better about the skin you’re in longer.
For example, after a chemical peel or laser hair removal, you can extend your results by protecting your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and environmental damage. This means wearing a broad-band sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher and using an antioxidant to repair free radical damage.
Your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider can also give you personalized guidance about what products and skin care regimen to use for your unique skin. This can help you keep your skin looking its best while also improving the health of your skin, which is the foundation.
Ready to talk to an aesthetic expert who can answer all of your questions? Contact a provider at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston by scheduling a consultation online or over the phone today!