Why You Shouldn’t Let Just Anybody Administer Your Botox® or Fillers

Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most well-known injectable cosmetic procedures, and over the past several years, dermal fillers have become just as popular. Botox and fillers are the No.1 and No.2 most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, respectively.

Because of this, injectables can be found in many spas, sometimes even administered by those who don’t specialize in cosmetics. CNN reports that some clinics have administered silicone injectables that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

You don’t need to change your mind about getting Botox or fillers. Rather, you should carefully select who you choose to administer them.

Dr. Arash Moradzadeh is a dual board-certified ENT/head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgeon who’s also a specialist in minimally invasive and noninvasive rejuvenation treatments. When you receive Botox or fillers at AM Facial Plastics in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California, you receive top care with an emphasis on your anatomy, skin condition, and aesthetic goals.

Below, Dr. Moradzadeh explains the benefits of choosing a plastic surgeon to administer your injectables.

Your unique anatomy

If your friend receives Botox or fillers and looks wonderful, it’s understandable to want what she got. However, your facial anatomy is unique to you, which means the cosmetic treatments that work for your friend might not be right for you.

As an experienced provider, Dr. Moradzadeh takes your facial structure and appearance into consideration, including:

  • Understanding facial anatomy
  • Recognizing the difference between target muscles for Botox versus a neighboring muscle
  • Understanding the cause of your wrinkles (which may alter which injectable is best for you)

Not every spa or clinic that offers Botox or fillers specializes in facial anatomy.

Your skin condition

Just because cosmetic treatments are elective, that doesn’t mean they’re right for you even if you want them. For example, skin conditions and connective tissue disease can impact the success of your treatments. Research shows that some skin conditions can increase your risk of complications.

Dr. Moradzadeh honestly evaluates your skin during your consultation. If Botox or fillers aren’t right for you, you’re not out of options. He can suggest alternative appropriate treatments for you that take your skin health and condition into consideration. From microneedling to skin tightening to skin resurfacing, we offer a variety of cosmetic services.

Your aesthetic goals

During your injectables consultation, you have a chance to share your aesthetic goals. It’s also important to consult a skilled provider who understands the full range of filler options so you receive the right type of injectable to meet your goals.

There are many brands of dermal fillers, and many products within each line. Dr. Moradzadeh understands that fillers aren’t one-size-fits-all. Some fillers restore lost volume while others are designed for contouring your face. It takes an artistic and experienced eye to match the right product to help you get the look you want.

4 more reasons to choose a plastic surgeon to administer your injectables

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgeons must:

  1. Complete at least six years of surgical training, which is then followed by medical school (with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training)
  2. Complete and pass comprehensive exams (both oral and written)
  3. Graduate from an accredited medical school
  4. Annually complete and pass continuing medical education (this includes patient safety, too)

When it comes to your face, don’t settle for less than the best. To request your Botox or fillers consultation with Dr. Moradzadeh today, call 310-659-9900. Or use our web scheduler and book your visit online.