Not all doctors are created equal. As noninvasive procedures, like Botox, grow more popular every day, many inexperienced doctors want to get a piece of the pie – even though they are not qualitied to do so. Along with cosmetic and plastic surgeons, today’s Botox providers can range from gynecologists to dentists. For your safety and satisfying results, only choose a board certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon, or a licensed aesthetician working under their direct super vision. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique has a few other suggestions to ensure you avoid the most common mistakes when choosing a Botox provider:
Avoid cosmetic assembly lines
Know who will be providing your Botox Cosmetic injections: will it be the board certified surgeon, one of his team, or a random provider. Also ensure that this person knows you, that they have reviewed your medical history, performed a brief skin exam, and understands your desires. Do not let just any provider who happens to be working that day give you these injections; make sure you can always get the same, talented injector.
Don’t be persuaded
Do not fall for the ease of an at-home Botox party, or drop in at a pop-up-shop. While these may be easier on the wallet, getting injections from an inexperienced provider, with what could be a bogus Botox, puts your appearance and even your life at serious risk.
Beware of the Too-Good-To-Be-True Bargain
A quality aesthetic procedure is not cheap, however you get what you pay for. If you find an extremely good deal – cheaper than the going rate – a red flag should go up. Inexperienced providers, unlicensed personnel, and individuals offering ‘fake’ Botox will often offer exceptionally cheap procedures. Turn yourself around and find a board certified cosmetic surgeon. To make Botox more affordable, the office may offer a savings on treatment packages and even assist with healthcare financing though CareCredit.
Examine the facilities
A board certified plastic surgeon will perform your Botox session in a clean, state-of-the-art treatment room. Look at the facilities before committing to your injections, as you can tell a lot just from your consultation. Is it up to date? Is it in a permanent medical/surgical suite space? Remember, only the best will do when it comes to any aesthetic process.
Know – and agree – with your providers definition of beauty
Before receiving Botox injections, you should have a one-on-one consultation. At this time, you will have a chance to discuss the intended results. Look at the surgeon’s before/after photographs and have him/her describe your expected results. Some cosmetic surgeons opt for a dramatic, over-done look; you want a surgeon who strives for natural-looking, proportionate results that compliments your features, not erases them completely.
Ask for a second opinion
If you have any questions or concerns after your consultation appointment, do not hesitate to get a second option. This gives you a chance to compare the doctor’s skills, facilities, and the overall appeal of the office staff. Trust your gut, if you are not sure about a doctor or his/her practice, ten you are better off scheduling someplace else.
Armed with this information, you can find a trustworthy, board citified plastic surgeon in your area. In Houston, patients trust Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, founded by respected cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas. Call our office at (281) 407-9549 to schedule your free consultation appointment. With a centrally located office, with complimentary off-the-street parking, you can get in and out quickly, all while knowing you are getting the best in the area.