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It All Starts With Your Free Consultation

Since 1988, La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa has helped thousands of people like you discover the beauty of confidence through aesthetic treatments. We know that choosing to have a medical spa procedure is no small decision. That’s why it’s our mission not only to create the results you’ve been dreaming of, but to support you, keep you safe, and even help you have fun along the way.

That all starts with your free medical spa consultation in San Diego, CA. All it takes is an hour or 2 to change everything and turn the page to a brand new you. Let’s get started!

Your 5-Step Consultation Process.

What should you expect at this initial appointment? We’ll walk you through it.

1. Registering (It’s Quick and Easy!)

When you arrive at our location, one of our friendly front desk team members will welcome you and thoroughly review your personal and health information. You’ll be invited to relax in our comfortable living room and, if you’d like, enjoy a beverage. You’ll soon be joined by a dedicated patient care coordinator who will tell you a bit about our practice and give you all the information you need to know about your provider and the consultation process.

2. Meeting With Your Medical Spa Provider

To kick off your personalized consultation, one of our caring team members will review your medical history with you to make sure we’ve got everything right. Then you’ll be joined by one of our highly skilled, medical spa providers, who’ll talk with you about your specific goals and the reasons you are considering your treatment. We’ll thoroughly assess your skin and concerns before recommending the best treatment options based on the results you’d like to achieve. It is vital that you are 100% honest about your medical history. Because certain drugs interact with anesthesia, and some conditions can compromise the safety of surgery, you could put your health at risk by holding back. Your medical information will be kept private.

3. Planning Your Transformation

You’ll envision what’s possible by looking through plenty of before-and-after photos of people who have had similar treatments at our medical spa. Looking for a little personal insight? Many of our team members routinely enjoy our aesthetic treatments and will be happy to give you a first-hand account of their experience.

4. Learning About Costs & Payment Plans

You and your patient care coordinator will meet again to confirm your goals, answer any remaining questions, and go over a realistic estimate of your fee. And, if you like, they’ll be happy to help arrange a suitable payment or financing plan. If you decide to move forward, you’ll schedule your treatment for a time that works best for you. And if you decide you need more time to make a decision, they’ll be happy to follow up whenever you’re ready.

5. Answering Your Questions

It’s very important to our whole team that you leave with all your questions answered, and that you feel assured that you’ll not only get outstanding results, but will feel cared for and receive the support you deserve throughout the entire process.

Whether you’ve scheduled your medical spa treatment, or are still considering it, we appreciate that you may have additional questions. Please know that we’re always available to answer your questions. And, of course, you’re welcome to call or text us anytime!

FAQs About Medical Spa Consultations

To make sure you have all the info you need to feel confident making your appointment, we’ve compiled A’s to a few of our most commonly asked consultation Q’s.

Why do I need a medical spa consultation?

Your consultation is all about you. Consultations can be informative and even fun, but the main objective is to answer these 2 big questions:

  1. Is this the right provider for me? This is your chance to interview one of our aesthetic experts and find the place you feel at home.
  2. Is this procedure right for me? This is the ideal time to learn about the best treatment options to achieve your specific goals.

As you meet with our medical spa team to discuss your options, remember your provider should always make you feel like a partner in your aesthetic journey. That’s exactly what you are!

How long will my medical spa consultation take?

This depends on a few things, such as the treatments you’re interested in as well as how many questions you have. It’s important to take enough time to get a good feel for that provider’s knowledge, experience, and aesthetic vision. On average, we recommend allowing 1 to 2 hours for each consultation.

In addition to answering your questions about medical spa procedures, you should be allowed enough time to discuss the following:

  • Financing and payment options. This should include a detailed, personalized quote for the cost of your treatment to ensure there are never any hidden surprises.
  • Your treatment time frame. You should feel confident that you will be able to schedule your treatment within your personal timeframe. It’s typical for our providers to offer you multiple dates to choose from, but never feel like you have to book your procedure at the consultation.

Bottom line: You shouldn’t feel rushed at any point during the consultation.

Will I get to talk to my provider during my consultation?

You should expect to meet the main medical spa team members who will be involved in your treatment and care. Everyone should be prepared for your arrival, and you should get the feeling that they are happy to see you.

As you move through the medical spa facility, take note of a few things:

  • Is the office clean and well-organized?
  • Does the staff seem to enjoy being there?
  • Are they courteous to you, other patients, and one another?

You should definitely spend the bulk of your consultation time actually consulting with the provider who will perform your procedure. They should listen more than speak, show sincere interest in your reasons for considering treatment, understand your aesthetic goals, and clearly explain all of your options.

Is there a difference between providers who give free consultations and those who don’t?

While it’s common for medical spas to offer free consultations, it’s a good idea to ask if there will be a fee to schedule an appointment. Every medical spa has a unique practice philosophy, and some feel they need to be compensated for any time spent with a patient.

In general, we think it’s in your best interest for your medical spa consultation to be free of charge. Here’s why:

  • We don’t want you to feel pressured to book your treatment with us if you don’t feel 100% that you are in the right place.
  • We view the initial consultation as a time to meet us, get to know your provider, and learn more about the procedure process (not as a paid appointment to receive a medical service).
  • We have tailored our consultation process to allow enough time for you to ask all of your questions and make an informed decision about having your procedure with us.

Reputable medical spas that charge a consultation fee should credit that amount toward your cost of treatment, should you choose to have it with them. Just don’t let that $100 or so push you into choosing a provider or medical spa you’re not sure about! Your results will be long-lasting, so think long-term—pick the provider that is best for you, even if you have to let go of the money you spent on that consultation fee.

Best in the Region,
Best in the World 2020

LJC is your best choice for plastic surgery and med spa treatments in Southern California and around the globe.

Get the Full Story
Union Tribune Readers Poll - San Diego's Best 20X Winner My Face My Body 2020 Awards Winner

Will I have to take my clothes off at my medical spa consultation?

Only if you feel comfortable doing so. Keep in mind, depending on the procedure you are considering, it will probably be helpful for the provider to look at you undressed, so they can better understand what you would like to change and suggest the best treatment options.

You should always have a nurse present during any physical examination. This is standard policy for all reputable medical spa practices. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during a consultation, don’t be afraid to speak up or end the appointment.

Will they take photos at my medical spa consultation?

That depends. For example, we offer some of our medical spa patients the chance to have sample before-and-after pictures taken. If you’re looking into facial contouring, we have a nifty computer imaging tool that lets you see your desired changes right before your eyes.

However, the first time you meet with a provider is usually not the time they will take “before” photos. After all, you haven’t made a final decision about your treatment yet! After you’ve booked your procedure, expect to come back to the office for a “before” photo session.

Are there needles involved?

No. A medical spa consultation doesn’t include any bloodwork or other tests that may be routine for a doctor’s visit. What should take place is a thorough discussion of your medical history and any prescription or recreational drug use. Our providers don’t talk about this to judge you, but to ensure that you are clear about your personal risks before undergoing aesthetic treatment.

In some cases, your provider might request that you have bloodwork or other tests completed, but they will probably refer you to your primary care physician or another specialist.

How experienced is the medical spa provider?

While you should feel free to ask any questions you need to get a sense of a provider’s skill and aesthetic eye, these 5 basic questions will help you gauge a provider’s experience with your procedure:

  • How many times have you performed my treatment?
  • How many aesthetic treatments do you perform each month?
  • What procedure do you perform most often?
  • What happens if an emergency occurs during my treatment?
  • What type of complications have your patients experienced after this treatment?

Your Dream Starts Today

The new you is just around the corner, and it all starts with one simple step: scheduling your medical spa consultation. Request your free consultation online or give us a call at (858) 788-7989 to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to meet you and get started!

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