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How Does Botox Work? Tips for Selecting the Best Doctor

Understanding how Botox works is the first step in deciding whether or not you’d like the injection for yourself, but the next crucial step is finding a doctor that you’re comfortable with to perform the injection. The only way to ensure you have a proper Botox treatment that goes according to plan, is to ensure you find the best doctor for the job.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox helps wrinkles to disappear by relaxing the muscles in your face for a certain period of time. This process allows the skin on your face to have a rest from the constant use it suffers under, allowing wrinkles to naturally smooth over and recover from damage.

Botox also has a myriad of other beneficial uses, from clearing up migraines to helping relieve major depression. Your doctor may even suggest having Botox done for these reasons, whether or not you’re interested in reducing wrinkles in your face.

Go With a Doctor or Nurse

Because of the lack of legislation involving non-surgical cosmetic procedures, almost anyone can complete a Botox injection… but just because someone CAN do something, doesn’t mean they should!

If you’re looking to have Botox done, seek out a professional doctor or nurse to complete the injection. While the injection itself isn’t particularly challenging, any number of complications could crop up and they will know how to recognize it and react quickly.

Check Credentials

Ensure that the person you’ve selected to do your Botox injections is a board certified doctor. Being board certified means that the medical professional has been recognized and certified by his or her peers (for example, in plastic surgery or dermatology). A doctor is the best at being able to tell if another doctor is a skilled professional, so you can trust that the certification is a gold standard of skill and professionalism.

Trust is a critical part of any patient and doctor relationship, and credentials are a great foot-in-the-door for medical professionals.

Ask About Experience

Make sure that the doctor or nurse who will be performing the procedure not only knows what they’re doing, but has done Botox injections on many patients before you.

While it’s not required that a medical professional have done Botox injections on a regular basis, you’ll have a much better outcome if the doctor or nurse knows what they are doing. There are key little tricks that experienced professionals learn when they’ve done the injections multiple times, to ensure that the final results look natural and healthy. Don’t risk wasting your time and money – go with someone who knows what they’re doing because they done it hundreds of times before!

Go With Your Gut

Lastly, when you have a consultation meeting with the person who will be doing your Botox injections, trust your instincts about whether or not this person knows what they’re talking about. Be sure to ask plenty of questions about their previous experiences with Botox, and gauge their responses carefully. Your gut will tell you if this person knows what they’re doing when it comes to Botox, or is completely new to the subject.

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