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How the CareCredit Credit Card Enables More Patients to Get the Cosmetic Procedures They Want

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Today, the desire to look and feel our best has become increasingly important. However, the cost of cosmetic treatments can often be a barrier for individuals seeking to enhance their appearance. Fortunately, a payment solution like the CareCredit health and wellness credit card can help consumers finance the nonsurgical and plastic surgery treatments they want*, while helping them manage their budgets.

Fulfilling Dreams

According to CareCredit’s “Path to Care, Cosmetic Care Findings” study in 2021, cost ranks as a primary consideration for patients when choosing a plastic surgery provider and treatment. Recognizing this, Jill Behm, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CareCredit Cosmetic, emphasizes that the CareCredit credit card empowers patients to finance the treatments they want or need with budget-friendly monthly payments. “We know that 36 percent of cosmetic patients said they are concerned about cost when they begin the care relationship,” she says. “By providing both short-term and long-term promotional financing options, patients can comfortably pay for their treatments over time, helping ensure accessibility for a broader demographic.”

Whether it’s plastic and reconstructive surgery, medical aesthetic procedures, dermatologic care, or day spa services, CareCredit can be used to pay for a wide range of cosmetic procedures. Elizabeth F., a new grandmother, says she wanted to maintain her youthful appearance and used CareCredit to undergo a Thermage treatment and a photofacial. She emphasizes that CareCredit’s accessibility is a crucial factor she shares with friends, family, and even strangers contemplating medical or cosmetic procedures. “For anyone who is looking to do any kind of medical procedure, cosmetic or veterinary, if they don’t know about CareCredit, and they’re telling me that they’re going to get something done, it’s the first thing that I bring up,” she notes. “I may do it again because I’m going to need help along the way, and I know CareCredit cares.”

Financial Flexibility

With the CareCredit credit card, cardholders can use promotional financing to make monthly payment cost concerns. Allyson T., an interior designer passionate about aesthetics, values CareCredit’s ability to help manage her cosmetic treatments. “Using the CareCredit credit card has given me the freedom to pay my personal expenses,” she says. “I have a specific credit card for the kinds of things that I want to take care of. I can use it at the doctor. I can get a massage and I can even use it at the pharmacy.”

The ability to make payments over time helps patients prioritize their well-being. Zeena, a mother of four, decided to undergo breast enhancement and later opted for injectable treatment. The CareCredit credit card promotional financing allowed her to get the procedure she desired to enhance her confidence and meet her personal goals. “I was able to apply right away and got approved at the office,” she says. “I turned 66 and I decided I wanted to do something more for myself. Knowing that I had the CareCredit credit card, I was able to get some fillers and Botox.”

Enhanced Support

CareCredit’s impact extends beyond initial treatments, supporting patients throughout their care journey. Patients can use CareCredit at enrolled providers for follow-up treatments, maintenance procedures, and all points of care, fostering a seamless payment experience for both patients and providers. This comprehensive approach to payments helps patients overcome the cost barriers that may prevent them from accessing the care they want and need. “I believe CareCredit can help empower you into doing something that you really want to do for yourself,” says Shalundra E. who has been a CareCredit cardholder for four years and used it for a recent tummy tuck. “It gave me the confidence that I needed to continue to live my best life. I was able to wear what I want, how I want and when I wanted. And if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it today.”

*Subject to credit approval. See carecredit.com for details.

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