THE 3 RULES OF BOTOX INJECTIONS
from Dr. Jack Kolenda
Botox® Cosmetic has been a leading brand for all neurotoxins. So much so, that a significant number of people associate “Botox” with any cosmetic injectable procedures like fillers and other neurotoxin brands. There are a number of benefits to getting these injections and smoothing out wrinkles is just one of the many things they can do. However, if you don’t do your research, you could be doing more harm to yourself than good.
Here are the‘3 Rules of Cosmetic Injections’ from Dr. Jack Kolenda, Head and Neck Surgeon, practicing in facial plastic surgery at Verso Surgery Centre:
1. BEWARE OF DECEIVING ADS.
Ads with low-low prices may be tempting, but are often a bad deal as they could be using fake or expired product, or diluting it to be able to offer a lower price. Injectables like Botox and Dysport are serious medical treatments that need to be administered by a medical professional. Just recently, police closed down a Vancouver nail salon that was using an unknown substance instead of Botox, but not before they injected dozens of people. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
2. KNOW YOUR PROFESSIONAL.
You should be getting your injections from a Board Certified Physician – preferably a facial cosmetic surgeon with a great deal of knowledge in facial anatomy, and experience in administering cosmetic injectables.
A non-physician who is appropriately licensed and well-trained may also perform the injections under the supervision of a qualified physician.
3. CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT.
All injections should be administered in an appropriate setting, using sterile instruments.
Shopping malls, nail salons, and private homes are not medical environments: they may not be sanitary and might not be able to deal with any unexpected complications.