A consultation with your client is the first step to receiving botox injections and you’ll want to make sure that you go into it well-prepared, so you can ensure that you get the information that you need. To ensure your consultation goes smoothly, we’ve created this step-by-step guide on how to structure your consultation and help you make the best impression possible for your client.
Ensure that you ask open-ended questions
While you may be tempted to rush through your initial consultation and make your recommendations, it’s important that you get in depth about what your clients want. Your goal is to not only assess their needs, but also get them excited about what they’re going to achieve through the sessions. If they haven’t sat down and thought out their goals yet, take a few moments during your consultation so they can set some real targets. Remember: The more informed they are of potential outcomes, the more likely they’ll be to stick with treatment plans that lead them there. In order for any type of aesthetic procedure (such as botox) to work, patients need specific details from their practitioners about how it works and how long it will last.
Don’t forget a medical history form
Ask your new client to complete a medical history form. This way, if they ever suffer any bad reactions after you administer botox, you’ll have all their details and can be sure they were using the treatment appropriately. The first consultation should be long and detailed so it provides you with enough information about their health history that you can advise them on whether or not botox is appropriate for them and what precautions must be taken. The initial consultation will usually take place in your office so you can ensure that it has all of your equipment at hand and all of your staff present.
Put together a presentation of how it works and what they can expect
The more your customer knows about botox for migraines and how it works or where the injections go, the more likely they’ll feel comfortable with the procedure. Creating a presentation or a detailed statement can help them get an understanding of that. Sign posting in general is very important for your clients as they know what to expect and they can prepare themselves (whether mentally or physically).
Follow up questions
As you discuss the process of botox for migraines, it is easy to get carried away about the things that will occur, what to expect and its benefits. However, remember that your client will only move forward when they feel comfortable with you and the process. So, make sure to allow them to ask any questions at the end of the consultation before letting them go.
After the initial consultation, if the client has not yet gone ahead, be sure to ask follow up questions. Let them know that you care about their business.
Get the client to sign the medical disclaimer form
Clients should be required to sign off on a legally binding disclaimer form before any botox for migraine treatment is carried out. This document covers possible risks, potential complications and instructions (like not engaging in strenuous exercise or activities within 24 hours of treatment).
It’s important that the client signs the medical disclaimer form so, should anything happen, you will not be liable for it. They need to be aware of the risks and proceed whilst being knowledgeable.
Botox for migraine treatment is an incredible treatment to offer to your clients which alleviates the headache pain. However, as simple as the treatment can be, it’s important to follow structured consultation with the client, and follow a small checklist which enables you to gather all the necessary information. Print out forms and documents prior to the consultation or keep them on a charged tablet so you never forget about them. They may keep evidence between you and your client that may help you get out of a lawsuit, should anything go wrong.
However, before you start offering the treatment, be sure to get trained up. If you’re interested, be sure to take a look at Youth Drs Botox For Migraines Courses which are led by Dr Tariq Sumrein who’s a specialist in this field.