4 Tips for Choosing a Skilled Aesthetic Practitioner in  Melbourne

When considering aesthetic treatments, selecting the right practitioner is crucial. Your practitioner must have the experience, skillset, and aesthetic sensibility to match your expectations for your treatment. Equally valuable are their ethical and moral principles, safety and hygiene practices, and commitment to continuing education. Whether you’re interested in skin treatments or other non-surgical procedures, finding a qualified professional ensures safe and satisfying results.

Here are four essential tips to guide your decision:

1. Seek a Qualified Cosmetic Doctor

According to TGA regulations, certain treatments fall under Schedule 4 medications, requiring a prescription from an authorised doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner. Nurses may administer treatments under supervision.  Aesthetic doctors have a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, the nuances of facial ageing, the different products available, the risks associated with injectables and what to do if a complication arises, as well as specialised knowledge of the aesthetics industry.  Their specialised expertise ensures optimal outcomes.

2. Rely on Word of Mouth and Trusted Referrals

Word of mouth remains a powerful tool for finding reliable providers. Seek recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have undergone similar treatments. Consider their results and whether they align with your aesthetic goals. If personal referrals aren’t available, consult beauty professionals or healthcare providers. They often have insights into the top aesthetic practitioners in your area.

3. Research Online Reviews and Real Patient Experiences

In addition to personal referrals, explore reputable online sources. Check platforms like Google, RealSelf, and social media for patient reviews and comments. Genuine feedback from previous patients provides valuable insights into a practitioner’s skills, bedside manner, and overall patient satisfaction.

4. Evaluate Before-and-After Images

As per TGA regulations, as of 2024 before and after images are provided only during consultations between the practitioner and patient.   These visual examples allow you to assess their aesthetic approach and determine if it aligns with your preferences.  Dr Khinda’s approach to aesthetics is rooted in the science of ageing and skin health. She favours conservative treatments and natural results that take the edge off ageing while celebrating a patient’s unique beauty. 

5. Expect a Personalised Experience

In this industry, we often hear that one size does not fit all. It’s true, especially when it comes to the infinite variations in facial anatomy and aesthetic preferences, yet not every injector abides by that philosophy in practice. When you go in for a consultation or a treatment, remember:

  • It’s ok to ask questions and voice concerns. A good aesthetic practitioner will be happy to address all of them without making you feel rushed.
  • You should be open and honest about what you want to get out of your treatment. What are your concerns? What results are you looking for? What aesthetic do you prefer?
  • Your practitioner should be transparent. Not only should they inform you of the risks and limitations of treatments, but they should also recommend against treatment if it is not the right fit for you.
  • You should never feel like a number. Your injector should take the time to get to know you and ensure you feel comfortable.

Dr Khinda gives every patient her full attention and a thoughtfully customised treatment plan. She will work with you to design a strategy that addresses your concerns, matches your aesthetic preferences, caters to your lifestyle and enhances your unique features.

Dr Khinda is a medical practitioner with over 20 years of experience, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a national aesthetic trainer for Merz. She prioritises conservative treatments and natural results. Her commitment to staying informed about the latest advances ensures that her patients receive safe, cutting-edge care. Click here to schedule a consultation.