Botox, what was once the secret to Hollywood immortality and long-lasting youthful good looks are now a household name and something you’d offer a friend or relative as a birthday gift! It is hard to believe that injectables such as Botox were once viewed with a kind of stigma. After all, who doesn’t want to look good or mitigate the development of wrinkles? This destigmatization is largely a good thing, but there has been one major negative consequence to the destigmatization of injectable treatments such as Botox or hyaluronic fillers such as Restylane. Let’s talk about botched Botox and other botched injectables.
What is Botox and How Does it Work?
Botox is a protein that is obtained from botulinum toxin. Toxin, huh? That’s right! Botox is a toxin, but that should not alarm you in the slightest. Not only is the amount of toxin used very small, but it has been very well studied and deemed safe to use by the FDA. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals to the muscles in the area of injection, effectively relaxing them, thus preventing or reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Avoid Cheap or Unprofessional Botox Offers
There is a huge industry around providing Botox and filler injections, touch ups, you name it. As you might imagine, there are many illegitimate people offering in and out injectable services at much lower prices than the industry baseline. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Injecting Botox is not a simple point and squeeze maneuver. Licensing is required because in the wrong hands, Botox injections are easily botched and can have consequences ranging from poor appearance to serious medical complications.
There are many horror stories of people paying the price for going to someone who was not certified or was just looking to make a quick buck by doing as many injections as possible within a short period of time. There’s a real danger when trusting someone to give you an injection, unless you go to a board-certified professional who understands dosing requirements, you may end up with temporary paralysis of certain facial muscles!
What Separates a Good Botox Injector from a Bad One?
At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on creating the best possible outcomes from our procedures as possible. Natural is the name of the game. This is doubly true when it comes to Botox injections.
A qualified and skilled injector with many years of experience like Dr. Greenberg will know exactly how much Botox is necessary and where precisely are the best locations to inject it. Intimately understanding how the muscles of the face work to express our feelings (as well as cause wrinkling in those areas) is crucial to knowing what spots require relaxation and which do not.
An unprofessional or unlicensed person giving injections will likely have not had this requisite medical training and experience to provide natural results.
Instead, a quick search of horror stories regarding botched Botox reveals many people who ended up with:
- Incredibly stiff or wooden facial expressions
- Drooping eyelids
- Alterations to your smile
- Difficulties with vision (forehead injections)
Best Botox Injector Long Island
There’s another saying that goes something to the effect, “if it’s too good to be true, it’s because it is.” This post was written for the sake of providing a warning that even should you not choose to go with Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery for your injectable needs, you should always find a qualified and licensed person to for your aesthetic needs. Just because Botox is not a medical procedure does not mean that medical expertise should not be guiding its application.
Due to the popularity of Botox treatments, many people are operating unethically, illegally, or unskillfully. All things that you do not wish for your injector to be. We would be overjoyed to be your provider of injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and many others.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!