How to find the Best Professional for your Cosmetic Medicine Procedure?
Finding the best Cosmetic Medicine Professional
That can be a needle in a haystack … finding the best professional that you can trust to perform a procedure that the world in effect can see.
For me when I think about calling a computer technician it almost sends shivers down my spine – I truly know next to nothing about their expertise – what I do know is I have a problem I want fixed and I want the best person for the job, someone I can trust, someone who is honest, someone who will be reliable, do what’s needed and be accountable for the work done.
This is possibly what we all want when we are seeking “the best person for the job” – no different really when it comes to finding the best Cosmetic Medical practitioner who is fully qualified, experienced, ethical, safe, who uses only registered medical prescriptive products and can advise you of the best treatments for you, walk you through the options, be honest with you, inform you of the latest researched techniques, someone who is willing to listen and answer your questions and concerns. These possibly are some of the things you need to consider.
How do you find these professionals, where do they work, what clinics are they practicing from? Phoning clinics or searching on the internet can be a long process however it is a good place to start – having a list of questions that you can ask & have a right to ask when phoning a clinic such as:
- I am looking for a clinic that performs cosmetic medicine procedures; does your clinic offer these?
- Who is the person administering these procedures? Are they a Doctor or a Nurse? Is the Doctor a member of the NZSCM – (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine)
- How many years experience do they have?
Often during a phone call we get a “feel” for whether we would be comfortable attending the clinic – has the person been helpful, willing to assist you with the information you have sort, do they have knowledge of the procedures, have you felt confident in their advise?
Even visit the clinic if and where possible – is it professional looking, is it clean, would you feel happy being there. Would it give you the privacy you may want, location location location as they say.
If you are seeking a fully qualified Doctor is this field then a good place to start is to visit The NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) website – here is the link to the Members Directory https://nzscm.co.nz/members-directory
What is the process for a Doctor who is a member of the NZSCM :
It is not possible to just “join” NZSCM. A doctor must firstly have fully qualified as a General Practitioner (been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners) and may then apply to NZSCM to undertake the 2-year Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine. The diploma course involves training workshops, lectures, and written and practical examinations.
We each have a right to receive the best treatments, performed by an expert in their field someone who is safe, ethical and someone whom you feel confident with, the most important thing when having your consultation is to know that “this is your choice and not a have to” that you have the right to not undergo any treatment at that point. It is always better to consider, think and make a decision based upon the information you have gathered, rather than rush.
I hope that this has helped you in your quest to find the “best professional to deliver & enhance the best in you”