Contrary to popular belief, the type of cosmetic procedure you choose isn’t the most important part of the process. The cosmetic clinic and team of professionals you select matters far more. After all, the right procedure with the wrong surgeon won’t do you any good.

Cost vs. Quality

The old adage that says “you get what you pay for” rings true. In the world of cosmetic procedures, there’s a strong correlation between cost and quality. Opting for a cheap procedure from a questionable clinic will ultimately cause more issues. You’re much better off finding a cosmetic surgery clinic with a good reputation and a high standard of care – even if it means paying more for the procedure.

Most people understand this when they’re getting cosmetic surgery – such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck – but it’s very true with non-surgical procedures, too.

When it comes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures like injections, derma fillers, photorejuvenation, ProFractional Therapy, MicroLaser Peels, SkinTyte, Microdermabrasion, Perfect Peel, LightSheer DUET Laser Hair Removal, or chemical peels, the cheapest procedures rarely produce the best results – or even good results, for that matter. It may cost you less upfront, but the financial and emotional cost of long-term complications erases any temporary savings you experience.

How to Choose the Right Clinic for Non-Surgical Procedures

With no shortage of cosmetic surgery clinics available, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, along with the good comes the bad. Though there are many quality clinics available, it’s up to you to do your research ahead of your procedure to ensure that you don’t fall victim to dishonest or unqualified staff, low quality materials, and procedures that are performed incorrectly.

Here are some helpful tips for finding the right cosmetic surgery clinic for your needs:

Ask for Referrals

The first step is to ask for referrals. If you have a family doctor or a network of health practitioners that you trust, they should be able to put you in contact with people who are well-respected in the industry. You can also ask friends and family members who’ve had similar non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the past. If they’re happy with their results, perhaps you will be as well.

Do Online Research

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to research businesses and professionals – including those in the cosmetic procedure industry. Run some searches for the best clinics in your area. Be sure to read reviews, reference ratings, and gather any positive or negative feedback you can find.

Review Credentials

It’s not enough to run a Google search and pick a clinic. As you know, not everything you read on the internet is true. Even reviews and ratings can be manipulated under certain scenarios. That’s why you should always look for objective factors, too. Credentials – such as accreditation from CPSO and their Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program – are important. Look for clinics that meet strict criteria for standard of care.

Schedule Consultations

Once you’ve honed your list down to two or three possible clinics, you should schedule consultations. In these consultations, you’ll get to hear about the procedures, meet the doctors and practitioners, ask questions, and hear more about how the process works. These consultations are worth every penny and you should never schedule a procedure without one.

Trust Your Gut

If you do a good job of researching your options and finding both subjective and objective information to support your choices, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a good cosmetic surgeon. If you’re down to a couple of options, trust your gut. Which one makes you feel more comfortable? This is a telling factor.

Doing your due diligence to find a qualified clinic that has certified and professional doctors and nurses, and is well-referred will ultimately get you the quality results you want from a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure. At Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center & Medical Spa, our nurses and doctor are experienced, educated, and certified. We provide our customers with quality procedures in a safe, clean environment, and hold ourselves to the highest standards.

At Brampton Cosmetic, we offer Botox and Dysport treatments that can help to relax and minimize facial lines and wrinkles and treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Contact us today to learn more!

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About Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Robert Sleightholm is one of the founders of the Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa. He is the clinic’s Director of Surgery and, since its opening in 1994, has safely and successfully completed more than 200 cosmetic surgery procedures each year. An Ontario plastic surgery veteran, he is a board-certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

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