Everything You Need to know about
What is Botox Good For?
Botox Secrets That You Should Know & Avoid
The Secret Ingredient for the Best Treatment
Botox is simply a drug whose characteristics allow it to eliminate wrinkles. An important factor in achieving your desired look is the person you choose to inject the drug. Here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a medical practitioner to perform the procedure.
Rules vary depending on where you live but, in a nutshell, anyone with a medical license, who underwent the necessary Botox training, is authorized to administer Botox. A rule of thumb is to work within the following group of practitioners:
• Physicians (MD)
• Doctors of Osteopathy (DO)
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Nurse Practitioners (NP) and,
• Physician’s Assistant (PA) under a physician’s supervision.
Moving out of this list is a bit risky so, be cautious when you read materials that say otherwise.
Take for example websites claiming that Medical Assistants (MA) and Aestheticians can inject patients with Botox. We personally read a blog that said Nevada allowed such practice but this article from the Las Vegas Review Journal belie such statement. Even the Medical Board of California implements the same policy.
While it is true that they are given authority to administer flu shots, the fact that they are allowed to give injections does not place Botox treatments within the ambit of their practice. Under no circumstance can they legally perform a Botox procedure.
You might have read somewhere that having a board certified plastic surgeon administer the drug will ensure that you will get the desired result with the least amount of risk. This isn’t necessarily true. Remember that the most crucial element that you need to consider is experience. Even though people believe that big shot plastic surgeons can perform better Botox treatments, when it comes down to the wire, the letters appended to a name won’t mean much if it is not backed by years of actually performing the procedure on patients.
All things being equal, if you had a choice between a board certified plastic surgeon who performs only 4 Botox treatments a week, and a regular MD who performs 4 Botox treatments a day, we would suggest that you choose the latter for his experience.
You might also have stumbled upon information that urged you to check a medical spa’s accreditation to offer Botox to its clients. This doesn’t have any solid foundation because the accreditation attaches to the person performing the procedure. The medical spa need not have any special license to allow such activity within its premises. You just have to make sure that they are staffed with licensed medical providers and are known for giving their clients safe and quality service.
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