The work of an aesthetic practitioner today is completely different to even just a few years ago. Treatments are more involved, and the science behind them more challenging, but the scope and range are enormous. Increasingly complex procedures have created a widening gap, leading to deeper differences of information between the client and the practitioner.
The consultation process has, by necessity, become an integral part of the client journey. An effective and thorough consultation provides the client with enough information to make an informed consent, whilst the practitioner can perform the procedure confident that the client’s expectations will be met. But this is not just about litigation. Being professional from the outset, working within your limits and seeking reassurance from like-minded professionals, when necessary, all help to build your reputation and keep clients returning and spreading the word about your practice.
Assessment is in the form of short answer questions and assignments, such as writing pre- and post-treatment leaflets and a consent form, all of which are relevant to the industry and licensing requirements.