Usually an advance injector is one of the core four( a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon) and then the person should be board certified. After that, you may want to ask friend as well. Good luck.
Where Could I Find a List of Advance Trained Botox Injectors?
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Who are the best Botox Injectors? The answer is so easy...
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Botox injection is an art and technique. It requires experience, meticulous assessment of your face and gentle & precise injection technique. Experience is extremely valuable, Being board-certified is a plus. Make sure he/she is an MD. Make sure your injector understands the anatomy of the face - plastic surgeons and other facial surgeons spend 5 years and more studying the face so they likely understand better your face. Being an invited guest (for the Canadian MDs) at the Allergan Academy (F.A.C.E.) annual meeting is a great indication of the expertise the doctor has. The Allergan team can also help you to find a qualified injector. Ask to speak to previous patients. Meet the doctor and his/her staff for a first impression. Make sure your encounter is not rushed and that the appropriate consent and explanations are discussed.
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There is no definitive list. The starting point is the botoxcosmetic.com site. Call 6 physicians from the physician locator in your area. Consult with 2 - 3 who comes across with the requisite experience and expertise. Choose the one who best understands your needs. Generally, it is important the physician himself/herself does the treatment to ensure the best care. The relationship between the physician and patient tends to be long term so choose carefully.
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There is no list of advance trained botox injectors of which I am aware. Doctors are usually trained in using Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, by attendings in their residency programs and continued medical education thereafter by reading journal articles, observing other practices, reviewing medical DVDs and attending conferences. Some doctors assign botox injections to their physician extender staff of PAs or RNs, whereas in many practices, the physician does the injections.
Finding an advanced botox injector
The best botox injectors are dermatologists and plastic surgeons who have the medical & anatomic training, as well as a finer understanding of beauty and all the varied treatment options. It is not easy to find such a list other than to ensure that your physician is highly trained (e.g. dermatologist & plastic surgeon), and asking around in your area who people have used & liked.
Finding a good Botox injector
Here are some ideas to find a good injector!
1. Go on the botoxcosmetic.com website and put in your zip code. This will give you a list of local offices that at least purchase their products from Allergan. This is important in today's world of knock offs and rip off products!
2. Select some people from the list and call their office, or visit their websites too. Ask questions! Like: does the doctor do the injections? how long has he/she been doing the injections? how many injections does he/she typically do a week? (This will give you some idea of how experienced the office and doctor are. Offices not willing to share or answer these questions, aren't worth going to!)
3. Ask your friends! Or neighbors! Referrals are sometimes the best way to find reliable, good doctors.
4. Schedule a consultation and meet the doctor. Trust your instincts.
Trained Botox injectors
I would not trust the list that Allergan puts out. They will "train" anyone with an MD degree, regardless of their subsequent residency training. It is certainly not guarantee of quality. Bottom line is experience and reputation. Kind of like how you decide on a personal physician.
If you are in Canada, visit http://botoxcosmetic.ca/
If you are in Canada, visit botoxcosmetic.ca/
Put in your postal code and you will see a list of physician practices provided by Allergan.
The quality of care may vary quite a bit in that group, but all at least meet moderate standards.
A similar service may be available from Allergan in other countries.
Qualified Botox injectors
How to know if your Botox injector is qualified
Unfortunately there is no widely recognized standard for qualification with Botox injection. Any doctor can legally do it but it should be part of a practice that has cosmetic procedures as its main focus. Many clinics use nurses under the supervision of an MD and quite often they have more expertise and experience than many doctors doing Botox. So the bottom line is experience and not an arbitrary title or certificate.
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