Botox treatments in this day and age are more popular than ever, so the possibility for error and negative side effects are growing. According to the ASPS in 2012, minimally-invasive procedures increased 6 percent with more than 13 million procedures. One of the top five minimally-invasive procedures was Botox.
The effects of a Botox Ohio treatment, both positive and negative, wear off over time as the product loses its efficacy. So why pay for a treatment with the risk of having to live with negative side effects (drooping eyelids, vision problems and can be completely ineffective) until the Botox wears away on its own? If you choose not go to a Board Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, you won’t get the insight and knowledge needed to achieve a beautiful, natural result- you just get an injectable.
There are some medical practices that train nurses to be injectors, but at the Visage Surgical Institute we feel it’s important to have a board-certified surgeon administering your injectable procedures. Why do we feel this way? You can spend thousands of dollars on injectables and still not have your desired result, but when you have a consultation about injectables with a board-certified surgeon, you’ll get a complete overview of facial rejuvenation options which may include surgery. It’s important to research your doctor before having any injection. Any doctor with a medical license can legally inject, not just Board Certified surgeons and just because a dentist, Ob-Gyn or family practitioner can do your Botox and Juvederm injections doesn’t mean they have the experience and training to do so.
Be wary of “Discount Injectables” The ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) recommends that patients avoid discounts that seem extreme. This can lead to serious patient harm, including death. For example, currently Botox® is the only type of botulinum toxin approved in the U.S. Neither patients nor physicians should buy or use non-FDA approved injectables. Drugs purchased from foreign sources may be counterfeit versions of FDA-approved drugs, contaminated, outdated or improperly packaged and labeled.
Dr. Faisal A. Quereshy is double Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). Dr. Quereshy is also an Associate Professor and the Residency Program Director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He serves on the Craniofacial Team at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Feel free to browse our website www.visagefacemd.com to view before and after photos on Botox, Cosmetic and Oral Surgery procedures and see Dr. Quereshy discuss the latest anti-aging procedures on our “Face Facts” video segments.