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Risky business

May 23, 2012 |

Advertisements for cosmetic services are everywhere. Clinics are constantly  competing for patients seeking injections of Botox and fillers, laser treatments  and cosmetic surgery.

Many facilities offering cosmetic services attract clients with perks like  beautiful surroundings, personalized treatment and competitive pricing. However  these are not the most important things a consumer should look for in  determining whom to see for a cosmetic service.

Be informed: What are the intended benefits? What is the likelihood the  procedure will result in the outcome you expect? What are the potential negative  outcomes and risks?

Beware of before-and-after photos. Ask to see poor outcomes, not only  positive ones. Ask if the individuals in the photographs are patients of the  provider or pictures of models that have been touched up.

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Source:  by Dr. Karen Mazurek, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta for the Calgary Herald, May 4, 2012 at

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