In the skincare industry, some of the people you have to be most careful with are skincare doctors. Naturally, we tend to believe doctors, trusting their words and treatment recommendations. After all a doctor would not lie and could not be a crook!
Remember when I mentioned that any doctor can practice cosmetic surgery without being a plastic surgeon in Canada? Don’t forget that. At the end of the day, skincare doctors who perform cosmetic practices and perform non-surgical treatments are running a business. They want to make money…and lots of it. They must cover their costs of operations, payroll, rents (as well as leases on lasers, IPL, MDB machines, cellulite machines etc.), insurance and much more.
Do your homework on the treatments before you agree to do anything and make sure to look up reviews about your doctor on RateMD.com.
Beware of skincare doctors who advertise
Have you ever seen an ad for a doctor and stopped to think about it? Ask yourself, why would a doctor need to advertise? You would think if he/she is reputable and getting good results that he/she should have many referrals from happy, satisfied patients, resulting in no need for advertising.
I’d be cautious of any doctor who appears to be commercial, who needs to run ads to get business. I do not believe that this is a good sign.
Beware of the businessman pretending to be a skincare doctor
There is a major laser hair removal/skin care clinic within 5 miles of the downtown Montreal area where the businessman/owner also plays doctor. If it is the on sight doctor you want to see, he will put on his lab coat and stethoscope and be the doctor. If a client is having a treatment and complaining he will go into the treatment room and perform part of the treatment (even though he is not trained or certified to do the procedure). He is a major advertiser on the radio and in the newspaper and he has actually told me he prides himself on “being the most expensive”. He said “if you are stupid enough to overpay, he is happy enough to rip you off.”
I also had many clients who initially went to his clinic. Unfortunately, many of his patients complained about his bad services: the treatments did not work, burns due to the laser, bad reactions on the skin from a peel, inexperienced staff, etc.
I also urge people to do their homework and ask for testimonials from past satisfied clients. How your skin looks will affect how you feel. It is imperative that you only let qualified and professional skincare practitioners perform treatments on your skin.
I hope this article was able to demonstrate the importance of verifying potential skincare doctors’ credentials before proceeding with any treatments.