Finding any type of medical provider, especially in the field of non-surgical anti-aging and cosmetic enhancements, is a tricky business. Not only do you want a provider who is knowledgeable, skilled in the procedure you’re looking for, and is reliable, but you also want someone who has your best interest in mind.
On top of that, even if you do find an anti-aging provider that you like, getting in to see them can be tough to do. If they are booked up or aren’t as responsive online, then you might feel very alone during this process.
Well, with AgeEnvy, you aren’t alone!
AgeEnvy is a one-stop platform that allows users to search for providers in their local neighborhoods, conduct searches based on the area of your body where you want to see improvement or the specific medical treatment, and read user reviews. You can see user-generated content—real reviews from real people who have visited a provider—and search for the range of procedures that a provider performs.
Here’s how to find an anti-aging provider you trust with AgeEnvy.
Aspects of the Procedure You Should Consider When You Begin Your Search
When you are looking for an anti-aging provider, you want to be sure that you know what you want in a provider as well as what they can provide.
If you have not yet nailed down exactly the procedure that you want, that’s no problem. Conducting research on AgeEnvy will give you the opportunity to see what would be the best fit for you. Through AgeEnvy you can speak with a provider and ask questions to see what’s possible.
But, it’s important to have some things in mind when talking to an anti-aging provider. For example, instead of requesting “general enhancements to my skin” try to specify the specific location of skin—is it your face, hands, or butt—and the improvements that you are looking to gain. Do you want to have more supple skin? Are you looking to reduce the wrinkles?
You also want to be prepared to answer any questions that the anti-aging provider may have for you! They will want to know if you’ve had any type of anti-aging treatment done previously, either surgically or non-surgically, or even with over the counter treatment. They may also want to know the level of commitment you have to a procedure. Do you only want to come in for one visit? Or can you come in for more than one visit a few weeks later?
When searching for a provider, consider what you want in the procedure:
- Decide on the area(s) of your body that you would like targeted
- Consider comprehensive or physiological treatments vs topical
- Recognize whether or not you’ll need to go in for multiple treatments and if you are okay with that
- Some treatments can be done at home by yourself; are you comfortable with that?
- Some treatments might require downtime; are you prepared for that?
- Treatments like chemical peels might show signs long after the procedure, so be prepared for that
- Some treatments might cause some discomfort and small incisions or needle pricks
- Identify if the procedure is FDA approved
- Consider how long you want the treatment to last
What to Look for in an Anti-Aging Provider
There are so many things to consider when searching for a provider and it can be tough to nail down what’s important. Try not to get bogged down with these details, but do look for red flags so that you know you are comfortable with your procedure no matter what.
Consider the following when searching for a provider:
- Will you have to go in for multiple visits? If so, is the location convenient?
- How accommodating is the provider?
- Do they tolerate schedule changes and simple questions?
- How long have they been a provider?
- Are there past reviews or testimonials? Look for images that show progress pics.
- How willing are they to talk you through the procedure and do they think of your comfort?
- Do they offer a lot of procedures or just one? Offering too many procedures might mean they are spread thin and not skilled enough in a few of the areas.
- Have there been any medical complaints against them?
- Have they moved their practice? Frequently?
- What discounts do they offer? If they offer too many, they might not be a reputable provider.
Finding a good anti-aging provider can be difficult without referral from your family doctor. If you don’t have a family doctor, then you’ll have to go looking on your own. And in doing so, you’ll have to find someone who you mesh with.
It can be tedious to do this in-person, going from provider to provider, but with online reviews and chats, you can speak with a doctor faster and get the answers you need in the convenience of your own home.
How AgeEnvy Can Aid in Your Anti-Aging Provider Search
The AgeEnvy suite can direct you through a myriad of anti-aging concerns so that you get exactly what you are looking for in an anti-aging provider. Since many procedures can be applied to more than one area on the body and more than one treatment, AgeEnvy can help you to identify the exact procedure that would work for your unique needs.
Begin a search on our home page by clicking through to “Find Provider”, then identify your city location and the treatment you want. If you’re not sure about the treatment, then you can navigate back to the “Treatments” homepage. Start by identifying the area that you are looking to treat, such as the arms, back, hormones (male/female), face, and lips, to name a few.
Once you’ve identified a target area, you can then hone in on the treatment goals. If you want to target your lips, for example, you can focus on augmenting the lips, reducing fine lines, reshaping lips, correcting the perioral line, reducing wrinkles, and restoring volume or shaping.
Click through to each treatment to see the overview of the treatment, including FAQs, the history, benefits, testimonials, getting started, and side effects. You can also gain access to photos of the treatment and verified user reviews.
You can also see the percentage of people who have “loved” the treatment, the average cost, the amount of downtime (if any), and the time it takes for results show up. As you’ll notice, all the information on these treatment pages is reviewed for medical accuracy by a medical practitioner.
From the specified treatment page you can decide if a given procedure is right for your needs, or you can navigate back to the main treatment page to choose another option. You can even decide between different treatment goals so that you can approach your treatment options from all angles.
Finding the Anti-Aging Provider You Trust with AgeEnvy
Identifying exactly what you are looking for in terms of cosmetic enhancement or health improvements can be difficult, but with the AgeEnvy community, you can find a provider tailored to your needs. You can also find users just like you who have experienced this treatment before.
Once you’ve received the treatment, you can then post a review of your experience, especially if you loved it. When you know that treatment has changed your life for the better, you’ll want to shout it at the mountain tops and share it with the world!