When choosing someone to do your Botox injection, keep in mind it really is all about the qualifications of the individual. RealSelf doctors recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist. Doing your research, specifically on the background of a Botox injector can make a huge difference in your results.
First and foremost, confirm that the physician is in fact board certified and by what organization. Beware of bogus boards, really investigate the organization. For your knowledge, the board for plastic surgery is the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the board for facial plastic surgery is the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the board for dermatologists is the American Board of Dermatology.
Be sure to research the practice, the history of the practice and the physician, such as where did he/she go to medical school or how long has the practice been open. Looking at before and after photos of the procedure by that particular physician is a great way to get a feel of the results you might experience.
There are certain practices that have nurses of physician assistants perform the injections. It is important that they are under the supervision of a certified physician. It is also important to research the technique used and be sure that it is aseptic (clean), as to avoid cross contamination.
Spas and medical spas often offer Botox injections as well. While these injectors may be trained, they are most likely not Board Certified. If you see the term cosmetic doctor, that is a good indicator that the doctor is not a medical doctor; therefore, he/she most likely isn’t board certified.
It is important to also know the risks involved with Botox and discuss these fully with your physician you have found. Overall, the number one takeaway before finding a Botox injector should be to be sure the injector is licensed, certified and experienced!