What To Consider Before Booking Your Treatment
It’s important to realize that cheaper does not always equal better – and the same treatment at different offices does not equal the same result. When you find multiple medical spas that offer the services and technology you’re interested in, there are some things to keep in mind when considering where to book your first appointment.
If you are interested in a specific procedure or device, it is likely that if you call around, you will find that most offices charge the same range for that treatment. However, you are bound to find outliers that offer it either at a much lower or higher cost. If you find an outlier, here is what you should consider:
- How long is the appointment? Am I paying more (or less) because I am getting a longer or shorter appointment? What experience am I agreeing to if I accept a shorter appointment? What is the standard length for this treatment?
- Will I be experiencing a full treatment or does this treatment leave out some of the benefits or areas I wish to address? Is this a package or just one session?
- Are there add-ons included in this price?
- Is my provider experienced in the treatment being offered or are they new to the industry?
- Is this a treatment that this office specializes in and has a reputation for?
- Does the office providing the treatment have other amenities available to patients? Am I paying for a “no frills” experience?
We understand that as a patient, the factors to consider can feel overwhelming. You may want, for example, a Botox treatment, but have very little time to do the research required to feel confident about the questions above. So instead of focusing on having all of these questions answered, there are several things you can do to have answers to your questions without spending hours researching.
Often the practices that offer the BEST treatments will have plenty of Google reviews that detail the experience you are interested in. While Google tends to display the practices closest to you, they also will rank them in terms of the reviews available. Be cautious of the practices that have tons of Google reviews without a single negative one. Practices are bound to have negative feedback but how they address it matters. The more detailed the review is, the better.
Before and Afters
Does the practice have plenty of before and afters to help you understand what you can realistically expect from your treatment? Do they have an archive of each treatment with results for each treatment? Be wary of practices that use stock photos or before and after photos provided by the manufacturer. These before and afters speak to the work of the device but not necessarily the provider you will see.
Does the practice have information available on the provider who will be doing your treatment? Can you put a face to the name of the person providing your service? It’s important that the person performing your service is not only qualified to do so but also has contact information available in case any complications occur. The last thing you want is for your provider to be MIA when you experience an issue or have a follow-up question.
Do you have friends or family that you know and trust who use this practice? Having a friend share their experience with you can build confidence in your experience before you walk through the door. And when in doubt, use the recommendation of an anonymous friend on Google using reviews!
The Spa Medical Difference
At Spa Medical, it is a must for our providers and staff to be friendly and approachable, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We will always schedule a consultation prior to your initial treatment to understand your skincare needs and be able to personalize our approach to fit your unique goals and preferences. We value your time and always try to accommodate your schedule to get you in as quickly as possible, with minimal wait time in the office. (However, if you arrive early, you have the perfect excuse to grab a coffee, some chocolate, and kick back in our Relaxation Room – the perfect place to get into the Spa mindset.)
Our mission at Spa Medical is to inspire beauty through an exceptional experience, in our words and our treatments. Whether that experience is from our one-of-a-kind Spa Medical Hydrafacial that not only gives you a clinical-level cleanse and glow while combining a relaxing spa experience, to accommodating your schedule and getting you in for that last-minute Botox appointment the same day as you call, we always aim to have our patients feeling better walking out of our door than they did walking in.
Book your complimentary consultation with our aesthetic providers to get started! Call our Madison office at (706) 719-3939 or our Macon office at (478) 743-2299
Spa Medical® is located in downtown Macon and Madison, Georgia, and offers surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures to help you look as young as you feel.