How To Choose the Best Botox® Injector
How To Choose the Best Botox® Injector
Making the decision to have Botox® can be life-changing. Most people just don’t decide to go have it done on a whim; it’s a choice that is usually made after research and consideration of all of the options. Are there other alternatives to consider instead of taking that step to treat your wrinkles? Miami Skin Institute has the answers.
Why Consider Botox®?
Maybe you’ve heard of Botox®, but what are some of the reasons that people consider it? What are its benefits?
In the vast majority of cases, Botox ® (or onabotulinumtoxinA) is used to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the very first, and currently only, FDA-approved treatment to help make forehead lines, crow’s feet, and moderate to severe frown lines disappear.
Results are noticeable in just 24 to 48 hours after the injections. Mild redness immediately after treatment may occur, which typically resolves within 1 day. And the best part is, Botox® only takes about ten minutes to perform and there is minimal pain.
However, that’s not the only reason that people choose Botox®. Besides the far more common cosmetic wrinkle reduction, people who deal with excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) can experience complete relief of the embarrassment caused when shaking hands, giving presentations, or playing sports with obvious excess sweat.
Who is Able To Perform Botox®?
The first step in choosing the best injector to perform your Botox® procedure is knowing who is allowed to legally give them… and who cannot.
Keep in mind that the laws can and do vary from state to state, so you should always check what’s legal in your state as well.
In general, medical professionals are allowed to give Botox® injections after going through training. That means that medical doctors (MDs), which can include anywhere from general practitioners to dermatologists, are legally able to give you Botox®. Physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and registered nurses (RNs) are able to as well, provided they work under an MD. It may also surprise you to learn that even dentists (DDSs) can perform these injections!
On the flipside, there are a few different people who are unable to perform Botox® injections legally. If you are being offered them by any of the following people, they are likely not abiding by the laws and guidelines and you shouldn’t trust them with your body. In all states, medical assistants (MAs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), Estheticians, and Salon Professionals cannot give Botox® injections. In addition, healthcare providers who may be properly licensed in other countries to inject Botox®, but are not licensed in the US, are not permitted legally to perform Botox® treatments in the US.
Ask Questions To Your Provider
Once you’ve found a licensed provider to potentially perform your Botox® injections, the next step is making sure to ask the right questions. If you’re new to the world of Botox®, you probably are not even sure what those questions are! That’s why we’re here to help.
To start, even if your provider is licensed, you should always ask where the procedure will be performed. Though the process only takes about ten minutes total, if it’s not being performed in a sterile environment you can run the risk of infection. That means you should avoid those at home Botox® parties or having a medical provider come to your home to give the injections. Although that’s far more convenient, it is also more potentially dangerous.
You should also ask for an estimate of the cost of the procedure. That will likely involve having a consult with them so that they can look at your specific issues, and evaluate how many units of Botox® may be needed. Don’t be afraid to get that on paper, either, so that there are no surprises.
Asking about side effects, and how frequently they may be seeing them, is also a good idea. If they don’t want to discuss that, or if they can’t tell you what they may be, that’s not the sign of someone you want to trust with needles around your face.
Also, if a provider doesn’t want to answer your questions, or if they seem to want to rush through talking with you, look for someone different. A person that you want to work with takes their time to answer all of your questions and to make you feel safe.
Check For Reviews Online
And finally, to choose the best Botox® injector, make sure you do a little research online. While online reviews aren’t always 100% truthful, if a facility or a provider has enough reviews, you can reasonably trust the average score. Read through the comments, ask your friends for recommendations, and keep an eye out for any red flags.
If a provider doesn’t seem to exist online, that should set off a red flag for you. You should always use a Botox® injector that has a good reputation, not a neutral one.
If there isn’t a licensed injector near you that you trust, or if you’ve decided not to proceed with Botox® injections for any other reason, we have a few alternatives that can provide you with similar benefits.
If your primary concern is fine lines and wrinkles, Miami Skin Institute offers cosmetic laser treatment as an alternative. For skin tightening, fixing texture irregularities, and wrinkle relaxation, cosmetic laser treatment can restore a youthful and natural look without the invasiveness of using injections.
If you’re searching for the best way to help smooth the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, Miami Skin Institute Botox Procedures have great options to choose from. Miami Skin Institute researches ways to help make your skin the best that it can be. We’ve looked at all of the options, and we believe that you should too.
If you do ultimately decide to go ahead with Botox® injections, make sure that you verify that the person performing it is qualified and licensed. If you’re still hesitant, we have some alternatives for you to consider. Regardless, our end goal is that you are able to love yourself and the skin you’re in.