If you’ve ever felt self-conscious or upset about any aspect of your appearance, then this blog will likely resonate with you. While many opt for aesthetic treatments to change elements of their appearance, there are also those for whom a treatment will have a huge impact on their mental health and their confidence - providing them with a new lease of life and a newly positive outlook.
The Importance of Mental Health in the Aesthetic Industry
Assessing the mental health of a patient or client prior to treatment is of paramount importance in the aesthetic industry, as it can provide practitioners with vital information as to the end goal and desired effects of the treatment - not just physically but mentally as well.
The fact is, injectable and other modern aesthetic treatments are often considered minor because of their non-invasive presentation - however that doesn’t alter the impact that such changes can have on the look and therefore the confidence of the person undergoing the treatment. Letting the client know what to expect prior to their treatment, especially for their first ever appointment - is an important part of the initial consultation.
The Positive Effect of Aesthetics on Mental Health
Provided everything goes smoothly with treatment and the correct product is administered in the right quantities, then the end result can be huge for the client.
Improved self confidence is up there as one of the most important and positive impacts of aesthetic treatment, which can be heart warming to observe as a practitioner when you realise the huge impact of the treatment on a client. When small imperfections are addressed, or minor changes are made which alleviate any concerns a client had about their features or appearance, they can find themselves with a new lease of life and a newfound joy which really can change their life.
Another benefit of aesthetic treatment on mental health is the better quality of life that clients can get - saving them from hours and huge investment into products that mask the signs of aging or imperfections, and instead combatting their biggest concerns at the root of the problem.
And then we have the simple fact that aesthetic treatments can be hugely effective in making a client appear younger and healthier - and we all know that when you look good, you feel even better.
Know what the client wants
As an aesthetic practitioner, knowing what your client wants from their treatment is not only important in terms of conducting and performing the right treatment, but it can also help you to manage expectations and ensure that a client never feels underwhelmed by their results of their treatment.
As part of the initial consultation, it is important to understand their concerns and what is causing them, and how they wish to look or feel once the treatment has been completed. For more advice on how to conduct a consultation, head to our website or get in touch.