The shocking news stories are everywhere. Botox injections that have gone very badly: frozen faces, droopy eyebrows, and hooded eyes. Even worse are the women injected with a fake product, leaving them scarred forever. While these are scary headlines, fear should not keep you away from the wrinkle-erasing dermal fillers. The majority of these Botox-gone-wrong stories simply come down to poorly-trained injectors.
Although finding a Botox provider that has an innate eye for facial proportions, adequate and up-to-date training, and years of experience is not an easy task, it is worth the extra effort. If the information you need is not immediately apparent when reaching out for your first appointment, do not be afraid to ask questions. Be prepared to move along if the answers are not up to par. What questions should you ask when looking for a credible injector or dermal filler?
What are your qualifications?
A board-certified plastic surgeon makes an excellent Botox Cosmetic administrator. These physicians have extensive training in facial anatomy and aesthetic treatments. Remember that not every doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; they may be a gynecologist or dentist, therefore not a good choice for Botox. In addition to doctors, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners can be wonderful injectors, as well. Make sure they are supervised by a board certified plastic surgeon and have training in facial aesthetics.
Tell me about the product you will be using.
Your Botox provider should be able to tell you very specific answers about the injectable they are using, the specific spots they will place the products, and how much product will be needed to achieve your goals. This information cannot be provided without an in-person examination, so be wary of providers who insist on a certain amount of Botox Cosmetic over the phone. If they hesitate or do not eagerly provide extensive information, do not give them power alter your appearance.
What can I expect to experience during and after my treatment?
Your provider can calm your pre-treatment jitters by explaining exactly what will happen during your Botox injections and how the application will feel. They should also be frank with you about the potential side-effects. Expect this discussion about the risks and possible complications, as with any medical procedure, there are risks. Have your provider tell you what to do if anything should look or feel unusual after you leave the office.
What kind of results can I expect?
You want to know exactly when and what to expect from your Botox results. Although you may have asked for Beyoncé’s forehead, Jennifer Lopez’ brow line, or Kendall Jenner’s eyes, the reality is that your individual features should still look like ‘you’ only better. Your provider can explain when you will see the benefits of the dermal fillers start to appear, how they should look, and how long they will last. Realistic expectations take open communication between you and the injector.
Call Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at 281.407.9549 to discuss your own Botox Cosmetic treatment. We can explain our providers’ credentials, ensuring you feel confident you have come to the right place for top-notch Botox results. Consultations at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique are always free.