Choosing an Injector

Before choosing which injectable is right for you, selecting a provider is your most critical decision regarding your injectable treatments. Choosing the right injector with a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and an artistic eye is imperative to ensure you stay safe while avoiding unnecessary pain and frustration. But with the cosmetic injection market rapidly growing, knowing which aesthetic medical office or provider to choose can be challenging. At Integrated Aesthetics, we’re here to help you select the correct injector with the following tips.

Consider Personal Referrals and Results

Being on the same page with your injector is essential, as results will vary from provider to provider. Injections and approaches are not one-size-fits-all when it comes to aesthetics. When looking for an injector, consider their referrals and reviews. If you know people who regularly use a cosmetic injector, start by asking about their experience and gathering information. This can be a reliable and easy way to find a quality injector. Additionally, an online portfolio of before and afters will show you the injector's work, and you can determine whether their artistic eye and skill set aligns with your aesthetic vision.

Ensure Their Experience

Experience is crucial, including their understanding of facial aesthetics & anatomy. This is because how long an injector has been practicing and what they've done to expand their knowledge and injection techniques is vital to their professional growth. Ask about their years of experience and the continuing education and advanced training they have received. Whether they are a Medical Aesthetician, RN, or an MD, verify their knowledge, training, and experience.

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Don’t Base Your Decision on the Price

The adage stands firm: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Don’t price-shop your face, as there can be severe side effects and complications with injectables. Have a “buyer beware” mindset and research the competitive market before selecting a provider.  

Neuromodulators and dermal fillers vary by price, influenced by the injector’s experience, skillset, location, and training. While you want to ensure that you’re being treated fairly, you don’t want to select an injector simply based on price. As such, cheaper isn’t better; reasons for below-market pricing include the following:

  • Lower-quality injectable product
  • Less injector experience
  • Inadequate training
  • Minimal knowledge of anatomy

Ask Questions including what injectables they prefer

When visiting an injector for the first time, don’t hesitate to ask questions about their experience and training. Ask the following questions:

  • Where they were trained
  • How many years have they been injecting
  • How often do they attend training and continuing education courses
  • Whether they can provide before and after pictures to add credibility and give you a visual into their results 

Clarify that the injectable products they recommend are per FDA guidelines and regulations, which state how products should be reconstituted and used to ensure efficacy and longevity. Before injecting, your provider should show you the product they use for your treatment, including the packaging and expiration date.

Consider Your Comfort with the Injector

With the right provider, injectable treatments have few complications and almost immediate, positive results. However, with the wrong provider, these treatments can be unsafe with adverse effects. Finding a provider you can develop a long-term injection relationship with is vital.

To determine whether you’re comfortable with the injector, ask the following questions:

  • Are they asking about your concerns and the goals you wish to achieve?
  • Are you two on the same page about treatment and results?
  • Are they willing to work with you post-treatment, follow up, and re-evaluate your treatment results if necessary?
  • Can you easily approach and communicate with them?

Most importantly, ask yourself if this is someone you will continue to build a relationship with. Creating a relationship and working with the same injector over time ensures optimal results as they fully get to know your facial anatomy and personal preferences. 

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Choose a Qualified Injector for the best injectable experience

At Integrated Aesthetics, we help you maintain and enhance your natural beauty through our integrated approach to aesthetics. Under one roof, we offer a full scale of surgical and non-invasive solutions to give you the best quality, most natural-looking results while always putting a premium on safety.

We start with a comprehensive consultation that includes listening to your concerns and a physical evaluation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Young Cho, or board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Melissa Chiang. Next, we educate you on the options and customize the plan to achieve and maintain your beauty goals.

Learn more about our practice and how we can help you have the best injectable experience by requesting an appointment today.

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