Choosing the Best Dermatologist for Botox Procedures

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. According to survey results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 6.7 million people underwent Botox procedures. This reflects a 6 percent increase from 2013 numbers.

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Botox is now a widely accepted as an almost “routine” cosmetic procedure. However, with the popularity and comfort of this procedure, there has been an increase in the number of practitioners offering Botox injections. Because of this, it is important to choose the best practitioner. After all, this is procedure is taking place on your face, with injections that actually paralyze the muscle. Take a look at these tips on choosing the best person who can safely and effectively administer Botox.

Compare, But Don’t Be Led Astray by Price Alone

While it’s fine to shop around, understand that you will get what you pay for. The more experienced doctors may charge more because of their experience and skill, which is very important. Be very wary of prices that sound too low.

Understand the Numbers

Some practitioners may give prices by the unit. While just a guideline, the area between the eyebrows will usually require about 25 units. Forehead lines may need between 14 and 18, while crow’s feet average 9 to 12 per eye. You should ask the physician how many units he or she will use in a particular area, because generally the more that is injected, the higher the risk you can end up with a “frozen” appearance. It is important that the doctor will inject the proper amount to give you the results you want.

Be Cautious of the “Supervising Doctor”

It is important that the actual doctor is performing the injections, rather than another less experienced staff member. This is important because there are possible Botox side effects. If a practitioner is less experienced or does not completely understands the facial anatomy, there is an increase in the possibility of complications such as droopy eyelids.

Don’t Be Shy

During your initial consultation, ask the hard questions. Make sure that the potential doctor understands what you want. Ask important questions such as a possible side effect and risks. You should also ask about pain, recovery, and follow-ups. You want to feel as secure and safe as possible. Your physician should not be hesitant in answering any of your questions.

Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center is a very experienced injector of Botox. Additionally, he places the safety of his patients above all else. If you are interested in Botox treatments, give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation where we can answer all of your questions.