Do you have a friend who got a “really good deal” on BOTOX by going to a spa or a BOTOX party? Well, they may be getting more than they bargained for!
In the state of Florida, where Moraitis Plastic Surgery is based, and in many other states, the administration of BOTOX is supposed to be performed by a physician, physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. As someone with a medical or clinical license, they are deemed by the Board of Medicine to be appropriately trained, and as such, they can administer BOTOX and other similar injectables.
Although it’s true that dentists and doctors from other medical specialties are also technically able to inject, they don’t have the knowledge, training and experience to understand the movement of the face and the best places to inject, which can lead to undesirable results.
Unfortunately, people who are neither trained nor licensed can get their hands on fillers and treat themselves, their friends and family or even set up a fake shop and work on unsuspecting clients. Always be on the lookout for these people who are trying to make a quick buck performing injections.
Furthermore, many doctors view aesthetics as a nice money making add-on to their core practice. So when you go to an office that doesn’t specialize in aesthetic procedures, you’re setting yourself up for the possibility of having a less-than-fantastic outcome, because this person doesn’t have the mindset or experience necessary to produce the best results.
There are several questions you should ask when choosing a health professional for BOTOX administration.
You should look for someone who has many years of focused cosmetic training and practice to inject substances into the face. Do your research, and ask the administrator directly, how long have you been administering these injections? Are there any side effects? What kind of results can I expect? How long will it last? AND do you purchase your BOTOX directly from the manufacturer, Allergan, to ensure that it is really BOTOX Cosmetic?
Do not choose your provider based on price. Some offices advertise a certain “price per area,” which might sound like a good deal. But, you have no idea how many units you will actually received versus how much you really needed. Or they advertise for a very low ‘price per unit” but you don’t know what the injector’s qualifications are. So “bargain BOTOX” may not be the deal it appears to be.
You want, need and deserve accountability, proper training, and experience.