With every Tom, Dick, and MD out there administering BOTOX®, it’s hard to know what to look for in a provider. In this blog post, Eyesthetica’s oculoplastic surgeons in Los Angeles weigh in on what we consider paramount when looking for a BOTOX® provider — one with the right mixture of skills, knowledge, and experience to give you a safe treatment and natural-looking results.
The Right Credentials
BOTOX® is a medical procedure, and as such, it should be performed by a medical doctor. Though several types of medical doctors (e.g., general practitioners, ENTs, dermatologists) have the ability to safely administer BOTOX®, it makes sense to go to one with specialized knowledge of the area being treated. An oculoplastic surgeon has the combined knowledge of an ophthalmologist and an oculoplastic surgeon and is therefore especially qualified to safely and artfully administer treatment to the delicate facial structure around the eyes.
Level of Experience
An experienced BOTOX® provider will be able to discern the location and amount of BOTOX® to be used for the most natural-looking results and to avoid unwanted results like droopy eyes or a frozen facial appearance. Ophthalmologists have the longest track record of experience, as they were the original administrators of BOTOX® injections (which were initially used to treat eye muscle problems). Our doctors at Eyesthetica offer a level of experience unmatched by other BOTOX® providers.
Knowledge of Facial Anatomy
The right method and amount of BOTOX® injection treatment should result in a smoother face that has not lost its ability for expression or its individuality. Oculoplastic surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists who are familiar with the muscles around the eyes and how they work to form facial expressions. These surgeons know the impact, both cosmetically and medically, of each BOTOX® injection point — qualities that are priceless when considering a BOTOX® provider.
Schedule a Consultation for More Information
Don’t trust your face with just anyone! Want a BOTOX® provider who is credentialed, experienced and specially trained in working with the muscles of the face? Eyesthetica surgeons use BOTOX® for eyelid and facial spasms as well as to smooth wrinkles above and between the eyebrows and the forehead. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeons today by contacting our office at 213-234-1000.