How to Choose a Doctor for BOTOX Injections
BOTOX injections are the leading non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, offering one of the easiest ways to remove frown lines and brow furrows on the forehead. BOTOX treatments are also becoming more affordable, and many doctors now offer convenient financing plans so you can book your treatment with ease.
When you want to erase the signs of aging and improve the texture of your skin, BOTOX injections may be the procedure you need to take years off your appearance.
Here’s how to choose the right physician for BOTOX injections and other anti-aging treatments:
1. Learn about the doctor’s experience. Any qualified health professional can administer BOTOX injections, but you may have more confidence working with someone who has at least 2-3 years of experience with BOTOX Cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and even ophthalmologists are authorized to administer BOTOX and many have a strong track record of experience.
2. Review ‘before and after’ photos. Before and after galleries of BOTOX will give you a sense of how effective the treatments from each physician may be, and what the outcome looks like for most patients. Some doctors feature their before and after galleries online, while others will share their portfolio with you during an in-office consultation.
3. Do a quick background check. Both the American Society for Dermatological Surgery (800-441-2737) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (888-475-2784) maintain a database of qualified physicians and doctors. If you’re uncertain about your doctor’s credentials, contact either one to learn more about your prospective physician.
4. Ask about financing options. The typical BOTOX treatment costs between $200 - $350+ per injection, but rates vary considerable depending on location and the doctor’s experience. No matter what type of budget you are working with, most doctors will extend financing plans or other payment options; these can be discussed in detail during your consultation.
5. Ask for testimonials and patient case studies. Almost all physicians maintain a catalog or database of satisfied clients, and many of these include pictures and specific notes about the procedure and post-procedure phases. Learn as much as you can about various treatments, and find out if you can contact any of the clients as a reference.
6. Learn about complications and side effects. Although rare, some people may experience an allergic reaction to BOTOX injections. Set up a consultation with your prospective BOTOX provider to determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX. If not, you may be directed to dermal fillers and other wrinkle-removing treatments as an alternative.
7. Find out what the post-procedure process is. Professional BOTOX providers will guide you through the entire process of treatment, recovery, and skincare management for the long-term. Find out who you will be able to turn to once your BOTOX procedure is over; this is especially important if you have never had any form of cosmetic enhancements before, and can reduce a lot of stress and frustration if you experience any problems.
Finding the right doctor for your BOTOX injections may require some research, but your efforts will lead you to a safe and effective treatment. You can begin the process by locating a BOTOX professional in your area, or reviewing our BOTOX Information Guide for details about the procedure.