Should You Get Botox From a Dermatologist, a Plastic Surgeon or a non-physician?

Should You Get Botox From a Dermatologist, a Plastic Surgeon or a non-physician?

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Do you have unwanted facial wrinkles? For many, a simple injection may be the solution. Do you know who to call?

Currently botulinum toxin is available in numerous FDA approved products including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin for a variety of treatments. Treatments range from cosmetic purposes to alleviating migraine headaches. Only the most qualified healthcare professionals should administer botulinum toxin. Both dermatologists and plastic surgeons have formal training in facial anatomy. The initial use of botox cosmetically and many of the clinical studies for botox were performed by dermatologists.

Why is it important to choose the right healthcare professional?

The term Botox is short for botulinum toxin. When administered by an unqualified individual, the risks of side effects may be higher. With that being said, it is highly important to choose the right healthcare professional when considering treatments.

Who should administer the injection?

Dermatologists are highly trained doctors of medicine specializing in skin care and disease treatment. In addition to medical school, dermatologists undergo years of intense training dealing with their specialty, including detailed facial anatomy. For many dermatologists, the injection of botulinum toxin is a routine procedure. In fact, dermatologists were the pioneers in developing botox for the treatment of unwanted wrinkles of the face.

Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is a very highly rated and accomplished board certified dermatologist specializing in many fields of skin care. In addition to his dermatology specialty, he has conducted fellowship training for the injection of botulinum products.

Are there other reasons to choose a dermatologist?

No patient is exactly alike. Every patient has a different need, a different wrinkle, or a different face shape to treat. Experienced dermatologists will be able to tailor treatments to the needs of each individual patient. For optimal results, it is important to choose a dermatologist with a proven track record for success.

Are side effects an issue? Proper injection technique can help reduce the side effects of treatment. A physician who works with the treatments regularly will be prepared for treating the potential side effects.

Dr. Omar Ibrahimi has been conducting injections as a regular part of his everyday practice with minimal side effects and amazing results. Therefore, he is a top choice for many patients for administration. After all, why would you choose any less than the best?

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