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Do Your Research Before You Pick an Injectable Provider

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Since cosmetic injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® are so popular, providers are popping up everywhere. This is a good thing, right? 

Well, not necessarily. 

Despite injectable treatments being more readily available, patients must be more aware of who is injecting them and what product is being used.

Young woman gets cosmetic injectable from a medical professional

To ensure you receive the best care with adequate safety and ideal results, you should only entrust your cosmetic injectable treatment to a certified provider. 

What Can Cosmetic Injectables Do?

Cosmetic injectables can provide beautiful non-surgical results when used correctly. As more patients become interested in maintenance and prejuvenation, the demand for non-surgical options is growing. 

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that limits muscle movement, helping to reduce and prevent dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and creases between the eyebrows. 

With regular use by a licensed medical professional, BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth signs of facial aging with unparalleled results. 

Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, take another approach, restoring lost facial volume in a variety of ways: plumping the lips, cheeks, chin, and jawline and filling in static creases. 

Dermal fillers are a fantastic way to rejuvenate the skin, restoring volume and bounce in hollow or sagging areas. Loss of facial volume is a primary cause of noticeable aging, as loose skin creates creases and additional wrinkles. 

How to Choose an Injectable Provider

As these treatments are so diverse and nuanced, choosing an experienced, licensed provider who understands facial anatomy is crucial. 

You should only see a provider who is: 

  • A board-certified physician who specializes in aesthetic surgery or board-certified dermatologist
  • A physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner under the supervision of the physician 

Dr. Dan H. Shell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs injectables and supervises a nurse practitioner who has been trained in the safe and effective administration of injectables.  

Dr. Shell stands apart from the rest, as his care for his patient’s safety and satisfaction outweighs anything else. There is no better choice for your injectables than a plastic surgeon with the experience, training, and eye for facial beauty. 

Buyer Beware: The Risk of Faux-Tox

As the demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectables grows, some providers are cutting corners and using off-brand or internationally sourced products. 

The danger is not knowing what’s actually in these products. Some simply contain water, which is an ineffective filler and a waste of money; others can cause much larger issues, such as facial paralysis, botulism poisoning, lumps at the injection site, and facial drooping. 

Not only this, but a provider who is attempting to pass off faulty products probably doesn’t have your best interests at heart. 

Even if you do not have adverse reactions, you will not get the results you want or deserve from your injectable treatments. 

Your BOTOX® Cosmetic provider should only use a product that is distributed by Allergan™, contains the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A, and has a verifiable lot number. 

Interested in Learning More About Cosmetic Injectables in Oxford, MS?

Dr. Shell is committed to providing beautiful, effective, and safe results to his BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler patients. In addition to these cosmetic injectables, Dr. Shell offers many non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. 

If you want to learn more about non-surgical and surgical procedures or schedule a consultation, call us today at (662) 236-6465. We look forward to hearing from you.