Choosing the Right Provider for Your Cosmetic Procedure
Updated: Jun 2
Discover What Matters Most When Choosing the Right Clinician with Itasca and Naperville's Top Dermatologists
At Oak Dermatology, we understand having a cosmetic procedure is a choice you will live with for many years. A successful treatment can improve confidence and achieve your skin goals. Whether you are considering Botox or fillers, skin resurfacing, non-invasive fat reduction, or more, the provider you choose matters. While searching for a cosmetic treatment provider may seem daunting, we are dedicated to simplifying the process by educating our patients on what to look for when choosing the right clinician.
1. Choose a Provider Experienced in Cosmetic Treatments for Optimal Results
Experience matters in the world of cosmetic treatments. It is ideal to choose a provider who has multiple years of experience and specializes in performing your procedure of interest. Research your provider by visiting their website and reading their biography; find out if they are specialized and experienced in the procedure you’re considering. Schedule an initial consultation and learn how often they perform this procedure. For instance, if you are planning to treat fine lines and wrinkles with Botox injections, it’s best to work with a provider who performs injections DAILY and not just a “side-gig”. Providers who routinely perform your desired treatment are more likely to treat you safely and can handle potential complications.
Oak Dermatology’s Dr. Bhatia and Dr. Hsu are two of the most experienced injectors in the U.S. and rank nationally among the top users of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, and other products. They are both board-certified dermatologists, who underwent additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery. They have been performing these treatments for over 20 years and hold academic professorship positions at University of Illinois and Northwestern University to teach other physicians about these procedures.
2. Work with a Provider who Uses Reputable, Quality Products, and Equipment
Having a quality cosmetic procedure means working with a provider who uses high-quality equipment and cosmetic products. At Oak Dermatology, we take pride in investing in the most advanced, innovative equipment, such as the Sciton HALO, Cutera Excel V, and Alma Hybrid lasers for skin resurfacing treatments. Additionally, we only utilize top-quality brands when treating patients with injections or fillers such as Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, or RHA. When getting treated with injectables, check if your provider is registered with injectable brands, such as Botox (which can be found on the brand’s website).
3. Choose a Practitioner with the Right Credentials
As the cosmetic market becomes more saturated with providers, they may all start to look and sound alike. But do your research. Review their website and Instagram accounts. Are they board-certified? Where did they train? Are they teachers and trainers? A board-certified dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner can be very well qualified to perform your cosmetic procedure if they have proper training and experience. At Oak Dermatology, we have board-certified dermatologists and a physician assistant with impeccable credentials, having either trained or teach at Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, UCLA, Mayo Clinic, Stanford, and are experienced in performing a wide variety of cosmetic treatments and delivering incredible results.
Are you Ready to Transform Your Skin?
At Oak Dermatology, we recognize the importance of choosing the ideal provider for your cosmetic treatment. Trusting the right clinician for your procedure can offer amazing results and newfound confidence. If you’re considering improving your skin’s health and appearance with a cosmetic treatment, contact the skincare experts at Oak Dermatology, Itasca and Naperville’s top dermatologists.