Did you know that more than one million practitioners in United States can legally perform aesthetic injections such as Botox and Juvederm? It seems that just about every medspa, doctor’s office, dental office, and massage studio offers these injections. Advertisements for these services in local magazines, on the radio, and mass mailings are also pervasive. Unfortunately, the aesthetics industry is poorly regulated, and many establishments that offer these services have little to no direct oversight by an experienced physician. As a result, patients may experience poor outcomes and are often confused about where to go.
Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and ENT facial plastic surgeons have aesthetics at the core of their training. Detailed knowledge of the intricacies of facial anatomy is necessary to provide superior outcomes and lessen the chances of potentially dangerous complications.
This knowledge is learned through specialized residency training and honed through years of clinical experience. Training with top physician injectors in the world and regular participation in physician-led workshops and training courses helps to keep an injector up to date on the most advanced aesthetic techniques. Dermatologists are also the experts in diagnosing and treating skin conditions that may be adversely affecting one’s appearance.
As a board certified dermatologist with more than 17 years of experience in the aesthetic field, I feel duty bound to educate my patients. I encourage them to move beyond looking at aesthetic injections as a commodity. In other words, not how much it costs for a unit of Botox or a vial of Juvederm. We shouldn’t be chasing lines or wrinkles. Instead, we should be seeking an individualized global improvement in one’s appearance employing all of the available treatments and advanced techniques.
Whether you have been disappointed by previous outcomes or are just interested in learning more about aesthetic procedures, I invite you to experience firsthand the difference this kind of training and expertise makes. Call for a complimentary consultation today myself or Kathy Deatherage, BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS.