What to Look for When Choosing Your Injections Clinic
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What to Look for When Choosing Your Injections Clinic

photo of a woman receiving injection

Okay, so it seems as though getting injections has become pretty standard—you can get Botox everywhere, you’ve got Botox in a box, and everyone is getting something or other injected in their face and actually admitting it (!). It’s just not as taboo as it used to be and we love that, we think that’s great.

That said, what isn’t so great is this idea that you can get injections everywhere and anywhere and it doesn’t matter. Because it DOES matter, it really does, and the question you need to ask yourself is not just where you’re getting your injections done, but WHO is doing the injecting, and here’s why.

The famous Brazilian Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio, expert in non-surgical procedures, and particularly in injectable fillers and Botox, has been quoted as saying: “It is my belief that practitioners need to be more than just injectors. They need to be experts.”

No matter how safe and common injectables have become, there really is no such thing as a safe place on your face, meaning that your provider needs to be an expert in facial anatomy, have expert technique, and be able to assess what non-surgical cosmetic treatment will work best for your face and skin type.

Botox isn’t for everyone. For instance, it isn’t very effective in the lower face, where filler is often a better choice. You need someone who will be able to determine and explain which treatments will create the look you want, who will also have access to training in other types of injectables to give you the best advice possible.

What is SO important to have wherever you choose to receive your injections is doctor oversight. If you are planning on having any kind of injection done, go to a clinic where there are specialized doctors, plastic surgeons or aesthetic dermatologists. They are the ones that will be able to tell you what cosmetic treatment will be most effective and right for you.

They are also the ones who will be able to intervene if anything goes wrong. And sure, it’s rare, but why take the risk? If you have an allergic reaction to a product or any other complication, wouldn’t you feel better knowing there is a doctor on site to treat you?

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic our nurses are trained both by our expert plastic surgeons as well as the company that makes the product they’re injecting. And the only way that you can be trained by the company is if you’re associated with a clinic. It takes months before our nurse injectors are fully up to speed and ready to take on injections on their own and they are ALWAYS under the supervision of an expert plastic surgeon.

So you’ve read all this and you’re thinking, yeah, but I can save money if I go somewhere cheaper. If you’re considering Botox, you’ll notice that the price is more or less the same anywhere you go, so why not put safety and expertise first and go somewhere where you’re guaranteed the most successful outcome?

As for other injectables, is it really worth saving a few dollars on something as precious as your face?

 

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