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Why You Only Want an Experienced Professional to Administer Your Botox®

Jan 25, 2023
Why You Only Want an Experienced Professional to Administer Your Botox®
The popularity of Botox® as a cosmetic procedure has led to many minimally-trained injectors offering this service. You should only let an experienced professional near you with a Botox needle, and here’s why.

Cosmetic treatments such as Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Daxxify®, and Jeuveau®, are widely popular, leading to the emergence of plenty of aesthetic “spas” where you can go and get inexpensive injections in luxurious surroundings. However, Botox in the hands of anyone except a trained professional is not something to mess around with.

At Leading Edge Dermatology in Plantation, Florida, Elyse Julian, DO, FAAD, provides cosmetic dermatological services with the skill and precision of a trained physician. Here’s why you shouldn’t settle for anything less.

How Botox works

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Medical doctors seeking ways to help patients with strabismus, or lazy eye, found that Botox could paralyze tiny muscles in the face. 

The FDA approved Botox for the treatment of eye spasms in 1989. In 2002 and 2013, Botox received further approval for the treatment of facial wrinkles and fine lines.

However, providers can’t just inject Botox randomly into lines on the face. It is only effective when injected directly into the correct small muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles that show up and deepen when you move your face by laughing, smiling, scowling, or squinting.

Why you need a professional administering your Botox

Targeted injections of this neurotoxin require extreme experience and skill. Botox injections aren’t the same as getting your eyebrows threaded, or having a facial. They are medical procedures, so you should only accept them from a trained professional.

When you visit our dermatology practice for Botox treatments, you can rest easy knowing that a trained medical professional is performing your injections. Dermatologists undergo at a minimum of eight years of intensive postgraduate education and medical training, including four years of medical school and four years of residency with a heavy focus on anatomy and cosmetic procedures. 

We make sure the Botox you are receiving is safe and pure, and we use a medically-driven assessment of your facial structure and skin health to plan any injections. This ensures you get the best results possible from your treatment. 

The secret to professional Botox results is to have a professional do the job right. Dr. Julian makes sure to use exactly the right amount of Botox in exactly the right spots. She also spaces the injections carefully for maximum effect and minimal swelling, yielding a relaxed and natural look.

To learn more about professionally administered Botox injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Julian at Leading Edge Dermatology today. You can get in touch by calling our Plantation Florida, office at 954-371-2208 or book your appointment online for maximum convenience.