Which Doctors to See to Get Injectibles?

There are a few steps you can take to ensure optimal, beautiful results from injectable treatments.

It’s imperative that the doctor have enough experience with the anatomy of the face to know where and how to inject!

Go to a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or facial plastic surgeon who has at lease five years of experience with injectables. These are the ONLY specialists trained in the anatomy of the skin and facial musculature.

Do your home work:

To find a doctor near you, you can visit aad.org, plasticsurgery.org, asoprs.org, or aafprs.org.  Make sure if using a surgeon that your surgeon is a member of the American College of Surgeons facs.org even if they are members of other associations. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded.

Why do I need to go only to one of these kinds of Doctors when I see advertisements all the time for Dentists, General Prationers, et cetera offering injectables at low prices?

Buyer Beware!!!

So what can go wrong if you choose the wrong provider for injectable treatments? In the case of Botox and Dysport, injecting it in the wrong place can lead to drooping of the eyelids or impairment of other muscles surrounding the treated areas. When fillers are used improperly, you can look deformed or unnatural. There are also very unscrupulous doctors who may say they are using one product and in fact be using another. Whether they are using unapproved products from another country or a substance that’s not intended for use on or in human bodies, the results can be disastrous.

Even if these doctors provide lower prices, you are putting your appearance (and potentially your life) at risk simply because they are not trained in the aesthetics and the anatomy of the skin and muscles that are effected by Botox and injectable fillers. Even more, beyond knowing where and how to inject these products, it’s essential to know when not to inject. But perhaps the most important thing to know is that there’s an artistic aspect to using injectables, and it’s imperative that the doctor have enough experience with the anatomy of the face to know where and how to inject.

Excerpts taken from Who’s the best doctor for Botox injections? Leslie Baumann, M.D.

Credit: Thinkstock

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