Choosing the Right Aesthetic Provider: Insights from Dr. Kristen Jacobs

In this episode, Dr. Kate Dee interviews Dr. Kristen Jacobs, an experienced aesthetic medicine doctor and trainer, about the nuances of aesthetic practice and how to choose a qualified provider. Dr. Jacobs shares her personal journey into aesthetics, the importance of ongoing training, and the risks associated with poorly trained practitioners. They discuss the critical points patients should consider, such as verifying the provider's background, understanding the limitations of certain practitioners, and always ensuring that the provider is operating within legal and medical standards. The conversation emphasizes safety, proper training, and the importance of being an informed patient in the growing field of aesthetic medicine.

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  • Choosing an aesthetic provider based on price is not recommended as it may indicate the use of fake products or lack of proper training.
  • Proper training and experience are crucial for safe and effective aesthetic treatments.
  • Unlicensed practitioners do not have the necessary medical training and knowledge to perform aesthetic procedures safely.
  • Having a medical director who is actively involved in the practice is important for proper supervision and patient safety.
  • Following the rules and regulations in the aesthetic industry is essential to ensure ethical and safe practices. Proper training and education are crucial for aesthetic providers to ensure safe and effective treatments.
  • Ongoing learning and staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and safety protocols are essential for providers to deliver optimal results.
  • Choosing a provider with artistic ability and a deep understanding of facial anatomy is important for achieving natural-looking outcomes.
  • Individuals should do their due diligence when selecting a provider, considering their training, experience, and commitment to patient safety.
  • Prioritizing safety and well-being is paramount when seeking aesthetic treatments.


00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction
02:15 Dr. Kristen Jacobs' Journey into Aesthetics
05:35 Choosing the Right Aesthetic Provider
13:50 The Dangers of Unlicensed Providers
21:57 The Importance of Backup in Medical Practice
22:35 Identifying Illegal Practitioners
23:26 Training and Experience in Aesthetic Medicine
26:10 Variability in Training Quality
34:13 Choosing the Right Provider
39:20 Concluding Thoughts and Resources

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