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Reasons Why Botox® Should Only Be Performed By a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon

May 16, 2023
Reasons Why Botox® Should Only Be Performed By a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon
If you’re seeing more signs of aging than you’d like, the popular cosmetic injectable Botox® could be the solution. But you shouldn’t get Botox from anyone offering it. Here’s why you should see a medical professional for this treatment.

Botox® is a popular cosmetic injectable that takes only minutes to administer but gives you a younger, smoother appearance that lasts for months. It works by using a neurotoxin to stop your muscles from contracting as much as they normally do. 

With these weaker contractions, your skin moves less with each facial expression. The result? Lines and wrinkles fade, helping you look younger and fresher.

You can find Botox injections offered at non-medical locations or “Botox parties,” but it’s important to only get these injections from a medical provider. Botox is a medical procedure and involves potential risks and side effects.

Dr. Adrienne Stewart and our care team at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado, have the training and experience needed to help you reach your aesthetic goals safely using Botox. 

Here’s a closer look at why you should get Botox injections from a medical professional.

Medical professionals optimize Botox results 

Botox is made from a toxin that works like a neuromodulator, changing the way your nerves and muscles communicate. 

Only a trained medical professional has the necessary knowledge about your face’s anatomy and physiology to ensure they target the right sites with the right amount of Botox using the right size needle for optimal results.

We can treat multiple issues with Botox, including:

  • Frown lines and crow’s feet
  • Smile and laugh lines
  • Lazy eye and eye twitching
  • Facial wrinkles

We can even help you address excessive sweating and migraines. 

Medical professionals minimize your risk of complications 

Botox is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment. But like all medical procedures, it comes with possible complications and side effects. These include:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Muscle atrophy

This can lead to permanent issues with your appearance. As medical professionals, we know what to look out for to ensure your health and safety. And if a complication arises, we have the knowledge and experience to address and manage it. 

Medical professionals use quality Botox

When you get Botox from a medical professional, like our providers at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting FDA-approved Botox that’s been properly stored and handled according to medical guidelines. 

If you receive injections with Botox that wasn’t stored correctly or uses a counterfeit substance, your health is at risk. And medical professionals use only sterile equipment in a medical setting after cleaning your skin, so you know your risk of infection is low. 

Medical professionals create a personalized plan

We take time to review your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns, and review your options to create a personalized facial rejuvenation plan. 

We help you understand what to expect from Botox, making sure your expectations are reasonable and attainable. We may also offer other treatment recommendations to help you achieve your goals, such as dermal fillers, microneedling, or laser resurfacing.

Turn back the hands of time in the safe hands of a medical professional by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado.