We’ve all seen it – on TV shows, in tabloid magazines at the grocery store or in the newspaper. Just like bad cosmetic surgery results, we’ve seen the signs of bad BOTOX or filler injections by an inexperienced or too enthusiastic injector- whether it’s that startled deer in the headlights look, the inability to show any expression or that odd cat-like look around the eyes…. Despite this, the line-up for these treatments isn’t waning.
How do you avoid bad injectable results?
Subtle results from either BOTOX or derma filler injectables means finding a good injector. BOTOX is a pretty safe treatment and is highly regulated.
The Art of the injection
What are less regulated are the hordes of people who are setting themselves up as injectors. Many of these have only taken a weekend crash course before they begin providing injections. No surprise that there are bad outcomes on occasion. A good injector is like an artist – he or she will assess your face thoroughly before beginning injections. And less is usually more – for the best results and to maintain mobility while still removing wrinkles, an experienced injector will do many small injections.
The search for a good injector
Do your research before going under the needle. If you know friends who have had treatments and you like the results, find out where they are going. A reputable clinic will provide a consultation beforehand. Ask questions during the consultation – the top injectors will have training from Allergan, the manufacturer of both BOTOX and Juvederm.