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Why Who Administers Your Dermal Fillers or Botox Matters

Posted on: January 12th, 2023 by Our Team

As an experienced board-certified dermatologist specializing in anti-aging skin care and facial treatments, Dr. Michael Rains is a master administrator of cosmetic injectables.

When you receive Botox, dermal fillers, or both at Beacon Dermatology, his top-rated practice in Asheville, North Carolina, you can expect safe and expert care that’s skillfully tailored to your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Read on as Dr. Rains explains the benefits of choosing a fully-trained and certified physician to administer your cosmetic injectables — and the significant risks of letting an unskilled provider inject any anti-aging products into your face.

Neuromodulators and fillers: Two top anti-aging treatments

Each year in the United States, millions of adults decide to diminish or erase unwanted signs of aging with minimally invasive cosmetic injectables. In 2020, 4.4 million Americans got Botox injections, and another 3.4 million Americans opted for dermal filler injections.

As the top two most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments, neuromodulator and soft tissue filler injectables have the power to remove fine lines, soften deep wrinkles and creases, restore lost facial volume, and revitalize your skin from the inside out. Even better, cosmetic injectables provide immediate and long-lasting results.

Like many sought-after cosmetic treatments, injectables have become increasingly available at “bargain” prices in non-medical “aesthetic spas.” Unfortunately, the poorly trained providers who work in these spas usually don’t have the knowledge or skill to administer them properly — not to mention safely.

The advantages of getting injectables from a trained physician

There are several reasons you should only choose a highly skilled provider to administer your Botox or dermal filler injections:

In-depth knowledge and expertise

A board-certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic procedures typically works with a wide and varied range of injectables and has extensive knowledge about the advantages, drawbacks, and applications of each.

That allows them to consider your treatment goals and aesthetic needs with confidence, recommending the best injectable — or in some cases, a combination of injectables — for your anti-aging goals.

A tailored treatment plan

Remember, injectables are an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning anyone can choose to have them done. But just because you can request a specific treatment, like Botox, that doesn’t mean it’s the best cosmetic option for the skin-aging issues you’d like to correct. A trained expert can fill in the knowledge gap and help you find the solution that gets the best results for you.

Further, a highly-trained and experienced injectable specialist understands that just as no two people have the exact same combination of facial features and age-related skin changes, cosmetic injectables shouldn’t be treated as a one-size-fits-all solution for these varying issues.

Instead, every injectable treatment should be fully customized to match an individual’s needs. When you choose a skilled physician with a full understanding of facial anatomy, skin health, and wrinkle types, you can expect to get the injectable that best corresponds to your aesthetic needs — injected precisely and with just the right amount — to give you the subtle and natural-looking results you’re after.

Your safety is always our top priority

A trained and experienced cosmetic injectables physician isn’t just a master of the skillful art of administering Botox and fillers, they’re also experts in patient safety. Cosmetic injectables are classified as elective medical substances — each product works in its own distinct way, has specified, “on-label” uses, and requires exacting application techniques.

Accordingly, cosmetic injectables should only be administered by a licensed provider in a sterile environment. When you get Botox or fillers at Beacon Dermatology, we always put your health, safety, and comfort first.

The risks of choosing an untrained provider for Botox or fillers

When you receive cosmetic injectables from an unskilled provider, you’re far more likely to wind up getting a treatment that doesn’t match your needs, isn’t customized to your unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals, and doesn’t emphasize patient safety.

There are several significant disadvantages of choosing an inexpensive, “back door” cosmetic injection provider, including:

  • One-size-fits-all treatment that delivers unsatisfactory results
  • Off-label injectable applications that risk your health and safety
  • Poor application techniques that lead to swelling and bruising
  • Unnatural results that make you look “frozen,” “fake,” or “plastic”
  • Lack of expertise in the face of a rare adverse allergic reaction

Simply put, having a minimally-trained provider administer your Botox or fillers is a serious gamble and not worth any savings you might gain with the choice.

Finding cosmetic injectable skill and expertise you can trust

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance with Botox or dermal fillers, nothing surpasses the experience, knowledge, skill, and light-handed artistry of a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic injectables.

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