Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic medical treatment in the United States, but this doesn’t mean that you will always have a perfect experience when you get your Botox injections. Not all Botox injectors are created equal and there is definitely an art to injecting Botox. If you want the very best Botox experience possible, here are some hints.
1. Do not get your Botox injected at a home party. These are very popular in Utah where I practice, and I presume in other parts of the country as well. The price is usually very attractive, and it is unquestionably convenient, and usually packaged along with a night of friends, wine, and other spa services. I’ve talked to many clients who have had their first Botox experience at these parties, and it is, most of the time, a bad experience. Poor lighting, little education, “dilute Botox”, and short-lasting effect. You really do get what you pay for.
2. Go to an experienced Botox injector. Just like anything else, more experience will result in a better outcome. Probably the best way to find an experienced injector is to go to the Botox Cosmetic website – http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/. Find the Physician Locator on the home page and type in your zip code. A list of providers will be provided to you. What most people don’t know is that the names given to you are listed in order according to how much Botox the doctor purchases from Allergan. Names higher on the list buy more Botox and consequently should have more experience.
3. The doctor’s specialty doesn’t matter. You don’t have to see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to get quality Botox injections. Many Botox injectors are former primary care physicians now specializing in Aesthetic or Non-Surgical Cosmetic Medicine. The doctor’s Botox experience and dedication to providing quality non-surgical cosmetic medicine is a better indicator of how good your experience will be. Some Dermatologists don’t know a lot about Botox. Many plastic surgeon’s have their nurses injecting the Botox so they can focus their attention on more lucrative surgeries.
4. Always pay for your Botox by the unit. This assures that you are getting the correct amount injected for the best price. Paying for Botox by “the area” puts you at risk for getting too little Botox for too much money.
5. Botox pricing will vary by area of the country and by the type of specialist injecting it. You can generally expect it to range between $10 and $15 per units. Plastic surgeons tend to charge the most, non-surgical aesthetic specialists tend to charge the least.
Steven Jepson, M.D. operates one of Utah’s most popular medical spas and is a recognized expert in Aesthetic Medicine. He is also one of Utah’s top Botox injectors. He is author of the book “7 Ways to Look Younger Without Undergoing The Knife”. Visit his website at http://www.UDMPC.com.