How to choose a beautician if you first decided to get a Botox injection or pump a filler into your lips? Our material will definitely come in handy for you: read the checklist and make sure that all points are observed.
Polina Mikhailova General Director of the Clinic for Injection Cosmetology Different Lab
Is your Instagram feed chock full of attractive before and after lip photos and chiseled girl profiles? Every year the number of new procedures, clinics and cosmetologists is increasing, but it is worth remembering that a face is not something you can and should experiment with. Let's figure out how to recognize a good beautician? Let's go through the checklist I have put together for you.
- The first and, perhaps, the main sign by which you can weed out the majority of unscrupulous cosmetologists is that a good cosmetologist works in a medical institution that complies with sanitary-epidemiological and other standards.
If a cosmetologist, even a very fashionable and popular one, invites you to come to an appointment at an apartment, office space, beauty coworking space or something similar, we advise you to think very carefully and disagree. If a beautician takes in a beauty salon, make sure that the salon has a medical cosmetology license. Its presence can be easily checked on the Roszdravnadzor website.
A license is not just a bureaucratic piece of paper: it confirms that the room meets SanPin standards, is suitable for daily wet cleaning, there are all the necessary sterilization and disinfection equipment, first-aid kits for emergency aid, waste collection is controlled and much more. Pay close attention to whether you are offered to fill out an agreement before the procedure, a questionnaire of your health status, consent to the processing of personal data - this must be done in cosmetology, just like, for example, in dentistry. After payment, you should be given a sales receipt indicating the nomenclature of the procedure performed.
- A competent cosmetologist never performs a procedure without a full consultation.
The doctor can take you to the mirror, ask which zones are embarrassing for you, how long have you discovered the problem, offer his vision and solution to the problem, he will definitely guide you in cost and draw up a treatment plan based on the information collected. And it, this is important, must be consistent and gradual, and not according to the principle "All at once, and it is possible without bread." A good doctor is committed to long-term cooperation and does not seek to make all the money now.
A good beautician should have a consultation in the price list. It can be paid, but if you are told: “We don’t have time to talk, if you come, then with a clear intention to do something,” we recommend thinking.
If a doctor presents his own "author's technique", this is a bad sign. As in the treatment of any disease, there are very strict protocols for the use of certain drugs, and in cosmetology, the use of drugs is very clearly prescribed and any gag is at best just marketing.
- The drugs must be certified.
A good doctor does not use uncertified drugs of dubious origin. In addition, before the procedure, the doctor must show you the packaging of the drug, draw your attention to its integrity, expiration date. The doctor should open the drug with you. In addition, after contouring (injection of fillers), you should have an informed consent with the pasted stickers with the batch number of the drug on your hands, and if you received Botox, the doctor must give you a copy of the informed consent with the schedule of administration and dosages of the drug and also with a number series.
- Education in the specialty "cosmetology".
A practicing cosmetologist must have the following documents: a doctor's diploma and a certificate in the specialty "cosmetology" (updated every 5 years). Copies of documents must be freely available at the clinic's reception. All other certificates of completion of certain courses are of no particular importance: they are freely distributed by distributors of drugs for a minimum purchase and a two-hour online course. The “Cosmetologist of the Year” awards and so on, unfortunately, are very easy to buy and also cannot guarantee the professionalism of the doctor.
- Grammatically correct speech.
But by the way the doctor speaks, he can judge his professionalism. Almost every centimeter of our face and all negative phenomena on it have strict scientific designations. The doctor should not poke at your face with the words "this" and "here", but speak in a scientific language: "commissures of the mouth", "palpebromal sulcus", "muscle process". The doctor should keep in touch with you throughout the procedure, explain what he is doing now, give you the opportunity to evaluate the result in the process with the help of a mirror, be interested in your pain sensations, ask how you are feeling and if you want to take a break.
Not always a mandatory rule - the situation "a shoemaker without boots" - is confirmed by cosmetologists. But nevertheless, sleek marble skin with a minimum or no makeup at all, most likely, says that you have a person in front of you who can be trusted with your face and youth.
What should you pay attention to? Sterile instruments (trays, attachments for apparatus, cosmetic spoons) should be removed from sterile craft bags - you should hear a characteristic rustling. There is never too much chlorhexidine, a good doctor pours everything into it. After the procedure, needles and syringes are sent to a special yellow one, and not to the trash can. No self-respecting specialist will inject one filler for two people and will not store the remains of the filler "for a while" - this is a severe violation of the rules of sterility.
Focus on reviews and recommendations on public resources - online maps and search engines. Don't trust the doctor's overly laudatory comments on Instagram.