Botox is the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States today. Botox injections work by relaxing the muscles on the face so that the skin appears wrinkle free and smoother, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox can also help treat excessive perspiration, migraines, and incontinence. The effects of Botox become apparent within a week or so, and may last as long as six months.
Despite how common Botox has become, it is still important to remember that it is a medical procedure that poses several health risks, if it is performed by someone who has not had aesthetic medical training.
When it comes to selecting a medical professional to administer your Botox treatments, there are several steps to take to ensure that a qualified medical practitioner is treating you.
First, check that the practitioner has registered with their relevant regulatory authority. In the U.S, each state is required to have a regulatory board. Choosing a medical practitioner who has been sanctioned by your stateﾯﾾﾾﾯﾯﾾﾾﾾﾯﾾﾾﾾﾢﾯﾾﾾﾯﾯﾾﾾﾾﾾﾯﾾﾾﾾﾀﾯﾾﾾﾯﾯﾾﾾﾾﾾﾯﾾﾾﾾﾙs regulatory board is crucial.
Look for clinics and practitioners whose main focus is Botox and other aesthetic procedures, and ones whose employees have gone through extensive Botox training. Botox procedures can be combined with other cosmetic skin treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels and dermal fillers, so clinics that offer a variety of aesthetic procedures may be of interest to you.
Reputable clinics will offer complimentary consultations to clients who are curious about the procedure and who want to find out more. This allows you to check out the environment, as well as staff, to make sure you feel comfortable having your Botox procedure at that clinic.
During the consultation, be sure to ask your practitioner about their experience with Botox training. All medical professionals administering Botox are required to have undergone medical aesthetics training, also known as Botox training for doctors. Since Botox is incredibly precise, it is important to establish whether or not the employees have participated in botox training for physicians, nurses and assistants, and whether or not the people who will be performing your procedure have the appropriate amount of Botox training.
Finally, a sign of a good practice is a clinic that offers follow up service. It is important for the doctor to check in with you after the procedure, to make sure that your results are satisfactory.