The holiday shopping season is here once more, and like St. Nick himself, most of us are making our lists and checking them twice. If you’re thinking of giving cosmetic procedures to the people on your “nice” list this year, keep these factors in mind to ensure your gift is well-received.

1. Make Sure the Recipient Is Interested in the Treatment

Gifting cosmetic procedures is one area where the element of surprise can work against you. Unless the person has expressed specific concerns about their appearance and mentioned a desire to change it, you could unintentionally be setting up an awkward moment when you reveal your gift to them.

Even the best-intentioned present can go awry if the other person feels as if you are insulting their looks. Don’t assume your recipient would be delighted to receive injectable anti-aging treatments – you could be sending the wrong message. On the other hand, if you know your loved one is excited about facial rejuvenation or even that they already get cosmetic treatments, you can offer to pay for their procedure.

2. Check That They Have Time for the Treatment

While many in-office procedures are quick, in-and-out appointments, some people might require a series of several treatments to receive their desired results from procedures such as laser hair removal and skin tightening. Since everyone these days seems to have a packed schedule, giving a person a gift that requires another time commitment can feel like you’re adding responsibilities to an already overcrowded plate. The idea of getting cosmetic treatments should feel anticipatory, not stressful. Make sure your loved one has time to spare for the procedure(s) of their choice.

3. Don’t Assume Someone Is Automatically a Good Candidate for Treatment

Anyone interested in a cosmetic procedure should personally meet with their potential provider for a one-on-one interview. This meeting is, first and foremost, an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and make sure they are comfortable with the person who will be performing it. However, any reputable health care provider will also want to make sure the patient is a good candidate beforehand.

Even minimally invasive procedures such as the ones we specialize in at M Spa Face and Body carry some risks if the patient has specific health concerns such as bleeding disorders or severe allergies. During the consultation appointment, we will ask specific questions about the patient’s health history to determine if they have any conditions that might create complications after the procedure.

For health and safety reasons, you should never select your loved one’s provider for them without their input. After ascertaining their interest in a cosmetic treatment, you can offer to pay for their desired procedure with the qualified medical professional of their choice.

Give the Gift of Rejuvenation

Gifting cosmetic procedures is an excellent way to show someone you care about them this holiday season, as long as you’re mindful about doing so. At M Spa Face and Body, we’re here to be of service if you’re thinking of outshining Santa Claus this year. Contact us to learn more about what we provide.