Reasons Why You Should Only Let a Physician Administer Botox®

Cosmetic treatments such as Botox® and other injectables can be expensive, but visiting a discount spa can be risky — you get what you pay for. If you’re cutting corners on cost, there’s a good chance you’re cutting corners on quality as well. That’s why it’s important you choose an experienced physician when getting Botox injections. 

SLENT, or South Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastics, has locations in Mandeville, Hammond, and Slidell, Louisiana. We offer Botox injections you can trust. 

Why Botox requires a master injector 

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Targeted injections of this neurotoxin can temporarily paralyze muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and forehead. 

While this concept sounds intimidating, Botox is perfectly safe when administered properly. It has been approved by the FDA since 2002, and studies show that it’s a safe, effective treatment for certain types of wrinkles. 

However, injecting Botox requires experience and skill. Botox injections are considered medical procedures, which is why you should leave them to professionals. Many people try to cut costs by visiting unlicensed injectors, but the results can be lackluster and even life-threatening. 

Why go to a medical practice for Botox? 

When you visit our medical practice for Botox treatments, you’re receiving care from a licensed professional. We have a vested interest in your wellbeing, and have the experience to administer Botox properly. We also ensure you’re receiving FDA-approved, medical-grade Botox. 

When you visit an unlicensed injector, you don’t get those guarantees. “Discount” spas have been known to cut corners by injecting patients with cheap alternatives, and their staff may not have the medical experience to administer Botox properly. 

Knowing how much Botox to use and where to place it is important. Many discount spas tend to oversell Botox and administer it in the wrong locations, leading to poor results. If your Botox injection is off by a few centimeters, you can end up with droopy eyes and other unintended side effects. 

There’s also the matter of safety. If you suffer from an adverse reaction, a physician will be able to ensure you get the proper help. While most Botox sessions go off without a hitch, you don’t want to be caught in an unlicensed spa if you suffer an emergency. 

Finding the right physician 

If you’re interested in getting Botox, finding a physician you can trust is the first step. Our injectors are experienced, honest, and capable. We won’t try to oversell you, and we’ll consult with you about the treatment and address all your questions. 

Botox injections are not “one-size-fits-all.” We tailor Botox treatment specifically for our patients’ individualized needs.  It can take a few treatments to find the perfect Botox regimen for you. With each session, we can adjust your treatment until you’re fully satisfied with your results. 

To learn more about Botox injections, schedule a consultation with the physicians at SLENT. You can get in touch by calling the location closest to you, or visit the contact page for more information.

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