Choosing your injector is the most important decision you will make when it comes to facial injections, such as Botox® and dermal fillers. An experienced injector will guide you toward a treatment plan that will give you subtle, natural-looking, long-lasting results - but choosing an inexperienced or otherwise unqualified injector could become a costly and frustrating mistake.
As with most things in life, the key to choosing the right injector is preparation. Before your consultation, take some time to do your research so you know what to look for. Bring this list of questions with you to your consultation so you can feel confident about your decision.
Do Your Research
It’s always a good idea to educate yourself about a treatment as much as possible before going in for your consultation. You can do this by:
Reading about other patients’ experiences with Botox and fillers on sites like RealSelf.
Learning about potential risks and complications from an unbiased source - such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.
Asking friends and family members who have had injectables about their experiences.
Questions to Ask During Your Consultation
Unless you prepare in advance, it’s often difficult to come up with the right questions to ask during your consultation. Use this list of questions to guide your consultation.
What training did you receive to become an injector?
How long have you been doing facial injections?
Are you trained to perform both Botox and fillers?
What injectable products do you offer, and can you explain the difference between them?
What types of medical conditions would disqualify me as a candidate for facial injections?
Would you consider me a candidate for facial injections?
How do you charge for your injectables? Do you offer any financing options?
What would I need to do to maintain these results over time? How often would I need to receive injections?
What will be expected of me to achieve the best results immediately following my treatment?
Will you or someone else be performing my injections?
How can I expect to look over time?
Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure?
What results are reasonable for me to expect?