Why Choose a Dermatologist for Injectables

In recent years, injectables have been skyrocketing in popularity. According to a report released by the ASPS, soft tissue fillers and Botox were among the top 5 minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2019, with more than 10 million Americans opting for these treatments. Now, when you’re talking about medical injectable procedures on your face, the sensible thing to do is to choose a PROVIDER with extensive training in FACIAL ANATOMY AND injectable treatments. But with their increasing popularity, the practice of getting these procedures from providers who lack proper training and experience is becoming commonplace, sometimes with terrible consequences. Both neuromodulators like Botox and dermal fillers require maintenance treatments, so it’s even more important to find a good provider who can perform the treatments safely. Today, we’re talking about THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING a board-certified dermatologist for injectables.

Facial anatomy is complex

Under the surface of the skin of your face, there’s a complex three-dimensional structure of muscles, fascia, nerves, and blood vessels. In-depth knowledge of these structures is essential to perform injection treatments safely. Injuries to blood vessels can lead to hemorrhage and bruising. Injuries to nerves can cause paralysis of facial muscles, resulting in complications like a lopsided smile or a droopy eyelid. Board-certified dermatologists specialize in the care of the skin, hair, and nails. They have deep knowledge of facial anatomy, which means they are aware of the best approach for injectables to avoid complications, and if problems do occur, how to correct them quickly. When you choose a board-certified dermatologist for injectable treatments, you can be sure that they have received a minimum of 8 years of medical education and training from an accredited academic institution and at least 12,000 hours of patient care experience.  Finally, all board-certified dermatologists must take and pass all exams given by the American Board of Dermatology.

Choosing the right treatment can be tricky

Every face is different, and it is important that your injector understand the finer intricacies of skin and the anatomy involved in supporting the skin.  Board-certified dermatologists have advanced knowledge of all things involving the skin, plus at Village Dermatology, we stay up-to-date on the latest products and techniques, which allow us to make specific recommendations to each patient. We will examine your face and assess your skin type as well as the severity of skin damage. Based on our evaluation, we will offer you treatments that are tailored to your skin type and problems, which will give you the best chance of getting great results from injectables.

 Advantages of Skincare Experts like Dermatologists

Botox and dermal filler injections can be done safely by any well-trained medical provider. But there’s a reason why you might want to choose a board-certified dermatologist for these treatments. Dermatologists specialize in non-surgical treatments. So, if you aren’t ready to undergo the knife, seeking the expertise of a medical provider that specializes in non-invasive procedures of the skin might be beneficial. Furthermore, If injectables are not appropriate for you, they may suggest other non-invasive treatments like laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, etc. Also, board-certified dermatologists can give you tips on skincare to maintain the results of your treatment.

Skills are important, but so are preferences

Botox and soft tissue fillers can help achieve dramatic improvements in the common signs of aging and sun damage, giving your face a beautiful, younger, fresher appearance. However, injectables are merely tools in the hands of the provider. Think of the injectables as paints and the provider as a painter. You can give the same set of paints to five different painters and get five very different paintings. That’s why choosing a board-certified dermatologist who is skilled in injectables is important. You also want someone whose aesthetic vibe matches your own. Some medical practices are popular for delivering natural-looking results, while others are well-known for producing a very “stylized” look with injectables.  You should always make sure that your goals and the provider that is taking care of you are on the same page.

Choosing the right medical provider for your injectable treatment

If you’ve seen a random medical practice advertising cosmetic injectables at hard-to-believe prices, caution should be taken to ensure that the medical provider and the products that are being used are appropriate for the treatment you are receiving.  Injectables can do wonders for your appearance and self-confidence, but the important thing is to look for a medical provider who is trained and experienced in the treatments you are considering. It may take a little research to find a provider who’s a good fit, but it’s worth the effort, especially since you’ll likely be going back for repeat treatments.

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