Patient Notepad: 10 Questions to Ask Before a Cosmetic Procedure

The American Academy of Dermatology wants patients to have safe and successful cosmetic procedures. Asking the following questions before undergoing a cosmetic procedure can help:

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Will a board-certified dermatologist perform the procedure?

 

 

 

 

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How many times has the doctor performed the procedure?

 

 

 

 

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What results can I expect?

 

 

 

 

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May I see "before" and "after" photographs of other patients whom the doctor has treated with this procedure(s)?

 

 

 

 

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What is the recovery time?

 

 

 

 

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What are the risks and side effects of the procedure?

 

 

 

 

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How long will the results last?

 

 

 

 

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Where will the procedure be performed?

 

 

 

 

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What follow-up care is included?

 

 

 

 

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What is the cost of the treatment? Does my insurance cover this? If not, what are the payment terms?

 

 

 

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