Undergoing beauty treatments or aesthetical procedures are at one’s own discretion and we are all about encouraging both women and men to do what makes them happy – whether it’s botox, liposuction or sculpting. We believe that in order to feel good about ourselves, we need to look good. It is however, extremely important to do necessary research and take precautionary steps before making an appointment with your selected doctor or beauty parlour.
Precaution is necessary to avoid the occurrence of mishaps during the procedure which might result in botched results or in worst case scenarios, paralysation and even death.
One of the key things to take note of when selecting your doctor or a beauty parlour is their licensing. In Malaysia, this means that the doctor selected needs to be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and has a valid annual practice certificate provided by the MMC. To do a quick search, you can head onto the Medical Register Information and Technical System to check. The doctor should also have letters of credentialing and privileging stating the type of procedures he/she can perform, issued by the Aesthetic Medical Practice Division of the Health Ministry. Upon request, your doctor should be able to provide you with the necessary documentation.
It is also important that the premise that the procedure takes place has its license displayed (a clinic license from the Health Ministry, ie, Form B or Form F).
Now that licensing has been ensured, the next step of your research should be about the procedure of your choice, taking into account details from how the procedure will be carried out to the potential risks and recovery phase. This is especially important for invasive procedures or surgical procedures that need cutting and perforating the inner layer of the human body such as nasoplasty or liposuction. If your prospective surgeon answers questions with “everything will be fine,” or “you will not feel a thing,” this should be a red flag that your surgeon is not being honest with you. Invasive aesthetic surgery, as relatively safe as it is, can have complications and each patient’s medical history can present different risks. Your surgeon should be readily forthcoming with information about risks and potential complications.
When in doubt, it is always best to get a second opinion from a different clinic, beautician or doctor and make your final decision based on their credibility and how safe the entire procedure is going to be.
At Beauty & Co, we understand that safety truly is the first priority in the journey of becoming our best selves. This is why we prioritise safety and take all the necessary precautions so our customers can come in and undergo treatments at ease. Our parlours across Klang Valley are licensed and so are all of the machines that we use during treatment sessions. Every single machine in Beauty & Co has been approved by the FDA and we always ensure that all of our in-house doctors are LCP-certified. The only thing you should have to worry about is how good you will both look and feel after our session.