Medical aesthetic procedures are becoming so popular in Malaysia, with the number of aesthetic clinics in the country increasing at least seven-fold in the past 10 years. Everybody wants to maintain their youthful looks or be more physically attractive.
Many patients often find it difficult to choose a suitable doctor/clinic and/or to obtain independent, trustworthy information about the risks involved with treatments.
We want to protect and educate patients. A cautious and well-informed mindset applies to the increasingly popular, less invasive medical aesthetic procedures. With this in mind, we would like to explain the common mistakes people make when it comes to aesthetic treatments.
Mistake 1: Making decisions based on cost
There is nothing wrong in trying to get value for your money, but when it comes to aesthetics, the saying "buy cheap pay twice" really does hold true. As a rule, no true professional aesthetic doctor would cut corners and advertise their services on voucher sites. Not only does this breach advertising guidelines set by The Ministry of Health, but it also should make you wonder how good this doctor is if the only way to gain customers is via competing with cost and not the best way, which is demonstrating good and safe results - something you ultimately want.