These days, it can seem like Botox is everywhere. Doctor’s offices, medical spas, and beauty spas all seem to offer the injections. There have also been so-called “Botox parties,” during which a group of people gather at someone’s home or in a hotel room while a Botox provider offers the injections.
Botox (and similar injections such as Dysport and Xeomin) isn’t exactly the same as getting your hair cut or your nails done. Sure, someone can mess up a hairstyle or choose a nail polish color that’s questionable, resulting in disappointment. But if you see someone who doesn’t have the right training and credentials, you could be in for a considerable amount of trouble. Some people who offer Botox don’t even have experience performing the treatment!
Here’s why it’s always a good idea to choose a board-certified, trained and experienced physician as your Botox provider.
You’ll Enjoy Better Results
The face has more than 40 muscles, and each of those muscles has an important role to play when it comes to making facial expressions. An inexperienced Botox provider is less likely to be familiar with the anatomy of the face and the location of the specific muscles that control specific movements. This can lead to complications and poor results.
Often, when people go to a Botox provider who isn’t a well-trained specialist, you can tell. The patient might have trouble making facial expressions. They might even look as if they are wearing a mask.
You’ll Feel More Comfortable
Comfort is key when it comes to receiving Botox or other types of injectable treatments. If you work with a dermatologist or other medical professional, the treatment is likely to take place in a clean, sanitary office setting. Additionally, a medical professional can apply a numbing cream or topical anesthetic to the treatment area, helping to reduce any discomfort during the treatment.
You’re More Likely to Receive an Authentic Product
It might surprise you to learn that counterfeit Botox exists. Unfortunately, it’s something that a non-professional or inexperienced provider is more likely to have. The good news is that if you work with a medical professional with training, you are considerably less likely to end up getting fake Botox. The other good news is that there are ways to tell if Botox is authentic or not. Authentic Botox will have a hologram logo on the vial, a tamper-evident sticker on the box, and license and tracking numbers on the outer box.
You’ll Be Safer
Serious complications and issues can happen if an injector places Botox in the wrong spot or gives you too much Botox. Those complications can range from drooping in the eyebrows to difficulty swallowing. Choosing a provider who knows how much Botox to administer and exactly where to place it can mean the difference between an injection that goes smoothly and one that is potentially life-threatening.
An experienced and trained provider will also be able to give you instructions to help improve your results and avoid side effects or complications in the hours and days immediately following treatment.
You’ll Have Options if Something Goes Wrong
Finally, it’s important to choose the right Botox provider because you want to have someone to turn to if there is a problem. An injector who’s setting up shop in a hotel room or who’s operating out of a beauty salon might not be there in the morning if you have a concern or issue.
Before you schedule your treatment, talk to the person who will perform the injections and find out what your options are if there is an issue. While you can’t “undo” Botox injections, sometimes, a provider might be able to balance out droopiness or correct another problem.
Finding the right provider for Botox injections can make all the difference when it comes to your overall satisfaction and safety. Dr. Diane Walder is a leading dermatologist in the US. She performs Botox injections, as well as alternatives Dysport and Xeomin injections, at her practice in Miami. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Walder or one of her associates, call 305-866-2177 today.