Aesthetic doctors are doctors who deal with problems related to beauty treatments, both for the skin, face, and body shape, with non-surgical procedures. Aesthetic doctors are also known as aesthetic doctors, and you can find them at beauty clinics or aesthetic clinics and skin care centers.
An aesthetic doctor is a general practitioner who has undergone special training to obtain permission to perform various cosmetic (aesthetic) procedures, for example peeling, thread pulling, or Botox injections. In carrying out their work, aesthetic doctors often work closely with nutritionists, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. But it's also important to know that a dermatologist can also handle cosmetic procedures and slow down the aging process.
Actions Aesthetic Doctors Can Perform
The field of medical aesthetics includes all actions that aim to improve physical appearance, of course, while still paying attention to health aspects. Aesthetic doctors can diagnose skin problems and provide advice on treatments as well as cosmetic and medicinal products that should be used.
In addition, aesthetic doctors can also perform several non-invasive medical procedures (without surgery) to treat patient complaints, depending on the training they have undergone. Some of these procedures include:
- Chemical peels.
- Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.
- Inject filler.
- Botox injections.
- IPL treatment (intense pulsed light). It is usually used to treat wrinkles or dark spots, as well as to remove unwanted hair.
- Laser treatment. Usually done to remove wrinkles, dark spots, hair, cellulite, scars, or tattoos, as well as for body contouring.
When Should You See an Aesthetic Doctor?
You can see an aesthetic doctor when you want to improve your appearance or if you experience any of the following problems:
- Acne and blackheads.
- Black spots on face.
- Sunburned skin or uneven skin tone (streaks).
- cellulite, stretch marks, or uneven skin surface.
- Scars on the face or other body parts.
- Signs of aging, such as wrinkles on the face or sagging skin.
- Allergies or skin irritation due to cosmetic products or drugs.
- Rough, oily, dry, peeling skin and so on.
You can also consult an aesthetic doctor if you want to get rid of dark spots on the skin that usually appear due to aging (seborrheic keratosis), or hair on certain body parts, such as armpit hair, mustache, or leg hair.
Things to Consider when Choosing an Aesthetic Doctor
There are lots of salons and aesthetic clinics that provide various beauty treatments, ranging from mild to quite risky. Therefore, it is important to consider the following points in choosing an aesthetic doctor:
Experience and training certificate
To ensure the safety of the treatment you are undergoing, we recommend choosing an aesthetic doctor who has undergone special training to perform the procedure. For example, if you want to get rid of wrinkles on your face with Botox injections, then choose an aesthetic doctor who is already certified to perform the procedure.
Before undergoing a beauty treatment, you can ask for a recommendation from a doctor or from friends and family who have undergone the treatment, regarding an aesthetic doctor who is competent in doing it.
Treatment costs and procedures
Prices for medical treatments and procedures at beauty clinics can vary widely. Therefore, find out in advance about the costs needed before making an examination to the aesthetic doctor or beautician you want.
Things to Prepare When Checking with an Aesthetic Doctor
Inform the aesthetic doctor during the examination, so that the doctor can more easily determine the treatment method to be given:
- The symptoms and complaints you feel in detail.
- Your medical history, including any illnesses you have, and whether you are pregnant, under stress, or suffer from certain allergies. Family history of the disease should also be conveyed, because some conditions may occur due to genetic factors.
- The results of tests that you have done before, such as blood test results.
- Medicines and cosmetic products (medical or herbal) that you are currently using.
- Your habits, ranging from skin care, diet, to smoking, drinking alcohol, or doing activities in the hot sun.
Don't forget, ask your doctor in detail about the treatment you will undergo, including costs, expected results, length of treatment, taboos, and risks and side effects.