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How To Choose The Right Facial Injector For Your Facial Aesthetics 

By April 30, 2021No Comments

The Facial Injection and Aesthetics market is filled with your choice of injectors. Some good, some bad and some in between. When it’s about your face, you should get the best facial injector you can, and the one who’s style fits yours. That means their business style, their personality, their skill and their art. So how do you choose the right one for your facial rejuvenation goals? 

It’s extremely important to note that all injectors have access to the same products. While price is important, it should not be the most important thing.  There is a combination of the product, the price, the person and the technique. Of those things, it’s  the person performing the procedure that will be the largest factor in how your results turn out. This means experience is number one. 

Choosing The Right Facial Injector Is A Science 

Botox® injections and other facial injections can be more of an art than a science. A good facial injector not only cares deeply about their patient, but also demonstrates knowledge, artistry, and precision. Many new and even experienced patients are unaware that the aesthetic practitioners each have their own style. 

Choose Your Facial Injector Wisely 

A good facial injector should leave you feeling and looking like your absolute best self. Remember, medical professionals have added injectables to their services as a way to supplement their income. However, you may not get the most experience and best results. Choose a specialist and choose wisely. The first thing to do is look at the practitioner and their staff. They have unrestricted access to the procedures they perform. If you see them and think “I don’t want to look like THAT!”, turn around and walk out. Beyond looking at them, here are a few things that can give you an idea if they are a good fit for you. Remember, it’s all about your level of comfort. So meet them in person and go with your gut.  

Quick Tips On Choosing The Right Aesthetic Facial Injector:  

  • Read online reviews
    • Obviously each review can be hit or miss, but look at the trend and watch for any red flags that would make you uncomfortable
  • Set up a consultation until you feel comfortable with all questions answered 
    • It is their job to inform you of all the risks and limitations of what can be done for you. For instance, if you have ever had filler and the remote possibility of blindness was not mentioned, that is malpractice. 
  • Research injectors online from reputable sources
    • Reviews and accolades are a good starting point
  • Ask for credentials
    • There are many types of practitioners who can legally do injections. They should be willing to tell you all about their training and experience
  • Ask if they have ever had any complications 
    • Everyone has complications, some less than others. The injector should be willing to discuss that
  • Choose a professional setting or facility
    • Botox® parties and other events are not the best place to have injections. Lighting and seating is important. 
  • Word of mouth and referrals
    • A referral from a trusted friend who looks good to you is the best resource. 
  • Social Media – Look at Before and After Photos of real past patients
    • Before and after pics are a good idea of what can be done. They represent the facial injectors personal style of rejuvenation and you should see examples of what you want to look like.  Just remember, most practitioners make their absolute best pictures public. Some will highlight subtle and natural results results which may not have as much of a WOW factor. The best ones show improvement without being able to see exactly what was done. 

Facial Injector Red Flags To Watch Out For 

If you’re ready to start with Botox® or other Facial injectables, these are the warning signs on what to watch out for when choosing the right injector for you. 

  • No online presence 
  • Aggressive up-sell on more products 
  • Pressure to sign up for unnecessary treatments 
  • They cannot answer all your questions 
  • Rushed consultations or no consultation 
  • Disorganized or uncleanly office 
  • Hides costs or hidden fees 
  • Unfriendly or makes you uncomfortable in any way
  • Avoid discussing or downplays side effects and recovery time
  • Not willing to show you the unopened vials and original packaging
  • Will not discuss complications and how they deal with them
  • Glosses over or does not explain ALL the risks 

People Approved To Administer Facial Injections: 

  • Doctors (MD or  DO)
  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
  • Dermatologists 
  • Registered Nurses (only under the supervision of a physician)
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Dentists 
  • Physician Assistants 

People NOT Approved To Administer Botox: 

  • Medical Assistants
  • Estheticians
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Salon Professionals

Facial Injections Free Consultation 

If you would like to see what Facial injection solutions work for you, contact Dr. Green at MGMD Aesthetics, a boutique facial rejuvenation studio based in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. 

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