BOTOX® remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, so it would make sense that more and more practices are offering this anti-wrinkle treatment. However, more choices can make it that much harder to choose the best BOTOX provider near you.
Look for these important qualities when searching for a provider for BOTOX, fillers, or other cosmetic treatments to ensure you get the best possible results.
1. Medical Credentials
The first step in your search for the right BOTOX practice is to verify the medical credentials of the individual who will be administering your BOTOX. This person must be properly trained and certified and, if not a physician themselves, should be working under a supervising board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
While it is common for physician assistants and other medical professionals to administer BOTOX, the supervising physician should also be available for direct consultation in case special concerns or questions come up during your appointment and their expertise is needed.
You should be able to easily find the medical credentials of doctors and staff on a practice’s website. If this information is hidden or nowhere to be found, consider it a red flag.
When choosing a BOTOX provider near you, you want to look for someone who has ample experience performing these injections. Because of the intricate anatomy of the face, BOTOX is as much of an art as it is a science. An excellent BOTOX provider should have extensive anatomical knowledge and an eye for aesthetics and balance, as well as the technical skill and knowledge needed to perform BOTOX injections properly.
To determine the experience level of a particular provider, take a look at before and after BOTOX photos on the practice’s website. Look for qualities such as symmetry, balance, and proportions when assessing these photos. You should also feel free to ask about a provider’s specific experience, training, and qualifications during your consultation.
3. Local Referrals and Positive Reviews
Getting a word-of-mouth referral is a great way to narrow your search for the best local BOTOX provider. If you are specifically looking for BOTOX in Boca Raton, for example, ask your South Florida friends and family for recommendations, then continue your research using that shortlist.
If you don’t know anyone locally who can provide recommendations, take a look at online reviews for the practices with which you’re considering working. Mostly positive, glowing reviews are always a good sign, but also make note of how (if at all) the practice responds to any negative comments that might come through.
4. A Clean, Friendly Environment
Once you’ve narrowed your search to your top one or two picks, schedule a consultation with the BOTOX provider. When you arrive for your appointment, make note of the overall atmosphere. The practice should be clean and organized, and the doctors and staff should be friendly, welcoming, and willing to answer your questions.
When you meet with the person who will be administering your BOTOX, make sure you feel comfortable talking with him or her and confident in his or her expertise and ability to listen to your goals and create a customized injectable plan for you.
You should never feel as though you are being “upsold” anything or pressured into booking a BOTOX appointment. At the end of the day, your provider should have your best interests in mind, regardless of their bottom line.
5. A Realistic Price
There’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of a deal or discount on BOTOX or other injectables or cosmetic treatments. But don’t specifically choose a practice based purely on the price tag. As with most things, you get what you pay for when it comes to deeply discounted cosmetic treatments. If the advertised price is completely out of the ballpark of other providers, this is a red flag that something is not quite right.
Along these lines, avoid going to beauty salons, at-home “BOTOX parties,” or other non-medical clinics for injectables. While these places might offer a lower price, it could cost you in the long run in the form of serious complications or poor-quality results. Always seek a qualified medical professional for BOTOX and other in-office cosmetic treatments.
6. Multiple Treatment Options
Maybe BOTOX isn’t quite the right treatment for your cosmetic goals, but dermal fillers or a combination of both fillers and BOTOX could be a great fit. Choose a practice that offers multiple cosmetic treatment options to ensure you are able to get exactly what you need to get the results you’re looking for.
A provider that only offers BOTOX will not necessarily be the best fit for everyone, and you don’t want to waste time and money finding that out the hard way. A practice with providers experienced in many different treatment options will offer much more flexibility and a range of options to offer if BOTOX alone won’t meet your needs and goals.
7. Follow-Up Services
Finally, make sure your BOTOX provider offers follow-up services after your initial appointment. Follow-up appointments are important for several reasons: 1) to make sure you are happy with your results and 2) to ensure there are no complications in the healing process. Your provider should also be willing and available to field any phone calls or questions you might have that come up after your initial appointment.
You can ask about a practice’s typical follow-up process at your consultation. If you get the impression that you’ll be sent on your way without follow-up, consider looking elsewhere.
The process of finding a qualified BOTOX provider in your area might seem daunting at first, but using this checklist should help you narrow down your search fairly quickly.
If you’d like to learn more about your BOTOX options in Boca Raton or to schedule a consultation with one of the certified professionals here at Sanctuary Medical Center, give our office a call at 561-462-0377 or fill out our secure online contact form.