How to make Botox work the best for you
Updated: Sep 28
Botox is a popular procedure these days. Gone is the stigma of undergoing an injection to make you look better and feel better about yourself. Society has eased the “social rules” that once discouraged small little touches to our faces to keep aging at bay.
However, along with that freshly casual approach to Botox, so have the rules eased about who is injecting Botox these days. These days, it feels like there is an unlimited number of practitioners giving Botox aesthetic injections: dentists, OB-GYNs, GPs - the list goes on.
What type of clinician and facility should I use for Botox?
Experienced clinicians will know how much Botox you need and precisely where to place the injection.
With Botox and other types of aesthetic injections and fillers, it’s all about the clinician’s experience. Clinicians who have given hundreds of injections understand precisely where to inject to give you the best, most natural result. Clinicians who do Botox as a hobby are not the way to go, and neither is buying a Groupon for Botox! If you want to look your best and NOT look like a cast member straight off of “The Housewives of Orange County,” experience matters.
Besides all that, there are complications that can arise from using a practitioner with limited experience giving Botox injections. Below we outline just a few of these.
Cleanliness of the facility
At your first visit, if the facility just doesn’t seem clean, then it’s unlikely this practitioner cares very much about the risk of infection from a Botox shot. You’re better off walking out and finding someone else to perform the procedure.
Too cheap to be real
If you see a medical facility offering Botox at an unbelievably low price, it’s probably too good to be true. You want a fresh, professional product; not one that’s overdiluted, which could cause unsafe side effects.
Find a clinician with lots of injecting experience
Clinicians that only occasionally perform Botox injections are not the right fit for you (or anyone for that matter!). First of all, you want someone that’s not going to make you look like a totally different person! Clinicians with lots of injection experience know physiology extremely well; they know precisely where to inject to get you the results you really want. Secondly, bruising can be an issue from someone who is not experienced in giving injections. Finally, an inexperienced injector can cause unnecessary swelling at the injection spot.
It’s not uncommon to have a small amount of swelling, which is totally normal. But large areas of swelling are a result of someone who isn’t experienced enough and hasn’t performed enough procedures to know how to prevent this from happening.
Bottom line: injection experience matters
I think you can now see how important it is to get your Botox injections from a clinician who is certified, experienced, and knowledgeable about the right ways to apply Botox. Make sure you ask questions when you call for your appointment and do your diligence. Look at their Google ratings. Look to see if they have Facebook testimonials. A little caution, in the beginning, can ensure you get the result you’re after in the end.
At Tuscaloosa Med Spa, Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty is an experienced injectable and dermal filler clinician and will have you leaving his med spa feeling beautiful and younger-looking!
At Tuscaloosa MedSpa, we are very experienced with Botox injectables and dermal fillers. We give you clear visibility into our pricing and feel free to check out our Google reviews to see how we’ve made our clients feel and look beautiful, more relaxed, and younger-looking. Book your appointment today at one of the top dermatology and aesthetics in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.