Author: Dawn Sasiela, RN (originally published on Dawn’s blog: aestheticnurseconsultant.com)
There are several programs offered by the aesthetic pharmaceutical companies that are meant to drive patients back in for additional treatments. They are effective for the companies AND they save the patient money.
I think it is worth utilizing these programs if you are a consumer as it does save you $ on something you were probably going to do anyway.
Allergan, the makers of Juvederm®, Botox®, Kybella™, SkinMedica® products and Latisse®, has a program called Brilliant Distinctions®. You accrue points by receiving treatments with your provider, purchasing skin care, and in the case of Latisse®, filling a prescription at your pharmacy. You simply sign up at www.brilliantdistincionsprogram.com. When you receive an aesthetic treatment with an Allergan product remind your provider to issue you points at check out. When purchasing SkinMedica® products also ask the person checking you out to issue points on your skin care purchases. Check your account before your treatments to see how many points you have accrued and create a coupon. The coupon are worth anywhere from $10-$80 depending on what you have accrued. (I have seen patients have more than $80 in their banks) Points do expire after 9 months so keep an eye on them. Brilliant Distinctions® also has an on line mall where purchases from participating retailers can also create dollars in your account. The list of retailers is extensive and includes many commonly shopped businesses. Maybe your holiday shopping is going to pay for your next Botox® treatment!
Another program, from Galderma, the makers of Restylane® products, Sculptra® Aesthetic and Dysport®, is called Aspire. Once again, you accrue points as you receive treatments. Go to www.aspirerewards.com to sign up. You are also able to accrue points in Aspire by taking monthly quizzes, participating in surveys and referring friends. The Aspire program points last longer than Brilliant Distinctions® points, although they do eventually expire.
Both programs have smart phone apps that make it that much easier to access and utilize.
If you are a fan of medical aesthetic treatments check these out. It can only save you money!