Here are 5 questions to ask a doctor before botox injections that will quickly show you if he or she is a skilled and qualified injector. If any of these questions seem to confuse him or her, find someone else.
While writing an article on Realself.com, I came across advice from another dermatologist that I thought was excellent. Dr. Sheryl Clark shared specific questions you should ask a doctor before allowing him or her to inject you with Botox/Xeomin/Dyspot. I agree with everything that she said and would like to share this with you, as choosing the right doctor is key to having good results. I will elaborate on some of her comments.
- Ask the doctor if he is a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and how long he has done these procedures. A good doctor should be well trained and have done a lot of these procedures. You don’t want to be the first or the monthly/yearly patient.
- Ask the doctor what he would do if you asked him to give you a natural looking arch and lift to your brow. Ask him to explain how that would work. He should be able to tell you how each muscle works and how he can achieve a brow lift effect.
- Ask the doctor how he avoids the “joker” effect of too highly arched brows. He should be able to explain why this happens, how it can be avoided, and how it can be fixed if it occurs.
- Ask the doctor how he would prevent the unwanted side effects of drooping brows and eyelids. Again, he should be able to rattle off how each muscle works and how he is going to win in the war against opposing muscle groups.
- Ask the doctor is he is using real Botox/Dysport/Xeomin. He should be coming into the room with the bottles and drawing this up in front of you. It might not be possible to know for sure where the Botox has come from (although I have not heard of illegal Dysport or Xeomin-yet), but if you hold a Botox bottle there is an Allergan hologram that you can see on it.
Armed with these questions, you should be able to discern whether the doctor you are considering for injections is skilled and experienced enough to give you the desired results. If he can’t answer all of these questions, you might want to find someone else to do the injections.
Have a great week ,