It is recommended that all skin care professionals develop a relationship with a physician for referral purposes. Having this system in place can help to build client relationships, the spa professional’s level of respect within the industry and a spa’s bottom line. Following are ways spa professionals can work along with physicians in the prevention and treatment of common skin concerns.
Use networking opportunities to meet physicians who are not currently offering noninvasive esthetic procedures but whose patient base typically seeks these types of treatments, such as OB/GYNs and family practice physicians.
Refer clients any time anything appears suspicious. In turn, the physician will refer their patients to you each time they ask questions regarding skin care or esthetic treatments.
Work with patients before surgical procedures to help get the skin as healthy as possible. Healthy skin responds better during surgical procedures and heals more quickly post-procedure.
Provide appropriate guidance on preparing patients’ skin for more invasive skin treatments and on protecting it afterward.
By referring clients to physicians, spa professionals are offering a more holistic approach to treating the skin, and they will be more pleased with the end result.