Choosing the right injector with a knowledge of anatomy and an artistic eye is imperative to ensure that you stay safe while avoiding unnecessary pain and frustration. Selecting a provider is the most important decision you will make when it comes to your injectable treatments.
With the cosmetic injection market rapidly growing, it can be difficult to know which aesthetic medical office or provider to choose. Yet, picking the wrong one can be hazardous and lead to complications. With this in mind, here are 4 tips to help you select the right injector:
Personal recommendations are always a great source! If you have a friend or family member that’s been happy with their treatments and their cosmetic injector, whether a doctor or nurse , it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll also have a great outcome.
If you know people that regularly use a cosmetic injector, start the process by simply asking about their experience and gathering information. This can be a reliable way to find a quality injector.
Don’t Select an Injector Based on Price
If it seems too good to be true then it probably is! Neuromodulators, such as Botox, and dermal filler injections vary by price according to injector experience, skillset, location and training. If injectables are priced too low, then you risk compromising the quality of your injections and results. While you want to ensure that you’re being treated fairly, you don’t want to select an injector simply based on price.
Cheaper isn’t better! There is likely a reason for below market pricing – lower quality, less experience, inadequate training or knowledge of anatomy. Don’t price shop your face as there are very serious side effects and complications with fillers and neuromodulators that can happen. Make sure to have a “buyer beware” mindset and research the competitive market before selecting a provider.
With injections becoming less taboo everyday and social media becoming more popular, this can be a great tool and resource to choose an injector. An online portfolio of before and afters will show you the injectors work and you can see if their artistic eye and skillet matches your vision.
It’s important to be on the same page with your injector as results will vary from provider to provider. Injections and approach are not a one size fits all when it comes to aesthetics.
If you are seeing a provider for the first time, don’t be afraid to ask a few questions about their experience and training. These types of questions are necessary and should be part of the process when choosing your injector. After all, you are entrusting this person with your face.
To gain more information about their experience and knowledge, you may want to ask where they were trained, how many years they have been injecting, and how often they attend trainings and continuing education courses. Furthermore, asking for before and after pictures can add credibility and give you a visual into their aesthetic eye.
The bottom line is with the right provider, injectable treatments have very few complications and almost immediate, positive results. With the wrong provider, these treatments can be unsafe with negative results. Do your research! Finding a provider you can develop a long term injection relationship with is key.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!