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Choose A Qualified Plastic Surgeon For Your Botox Procedure

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox is the most popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure performed today.

Because of its availability and its simple application, many patients forget the risks involved if the Botox injections are not performed properly.

However, choosing a plastic surgeon who is skilled in the nuanced botox application based on a patient’s unique facial structure and who understands all the safety procedures is crucial for safe and successful results.

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Do’s & Don’ts When Choosing A Botox Provider

If you have decided on a botox procedure, there are a few red flags to keep in mind when choosing an injectable provider. This includes:

  • Injectors who won’t identify the substance in their injections
  • Someone who is unwilling to give you the full assessment of risks and benefits of botox injections
  • Anyone who tries to pressurize you into having a botox treatment
  • Providers who refrain from telling you exactly how many units/cc’s are being injected in each area

Always do your research on potential injectable providers including asking questions about their training and degrees to ensure that you opt for a botox treatment that is safe and effective.

What are the risks associated with a botox treatment?

Botox injections are a safe and effective anti-aging treatment when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic doctor.

However, it can be dangerous if administered incorrectly. Some of its side effects include:

Mild-Moderate Side Effects

  • Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Cockeyed eyebrow
  • Crooked smile
  • Eye dryness or excessive eye tearing

Serious Side Effects

  • Muscle weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble speaking or swallowing
  • Breathing trouble
  • Loss of bladder control


How to Choose The Right Plastic Surgeon For a Botox Treatment


A skilled and properly certified plastic surgeon can best advise you on the procedure and help determine if botox best suits your needs and health.

There are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing a surgeon for your botox treatment including:

1. Board Certification

When selecting a plastic surgeon for your botox treatment, it is of utmost importance to ensure that they are a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery as this guarantees they have the appropriate training and level of expertise to provide a safe and effective procedure.

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2. Experience

Because each cosmetic procedure requires different skills, you should make sure that you select a plastic surgeon who has many years of experience in the specific treatment you want.

Make sure to ALWAYS ask these 3 questions:

  1. What training did you receive in administering botox injections?
  2. How long have you been performing this procedure?
  3. How many times have you performed a botox treatment?

3. Trust

Opting for any type of cosmetic procedure is a big decision which is why it is important to find a plastic surgeon and support team whom you trust and feel very comfortable with.

Things that you should consider include:

  • Are you comfortable disclosing your medical history to the plastic surgeon?
  • Can you trust the plastic surgeon to disclose all relevant information about the botox treatment including its risks and benefits?
  • Would you feel comfortable asking your plastic surgeon any questions or concerns that arise before and after your botox treatment?

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To learn more about our safe and effective botox treatments, contact our plastic surgery clinic today at (250)-868-9099.

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