Those pesky lines and wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes, nose, and mouth can make you look older than you are — they may even make you look angry. Botox offers an effective, FDA-approved solution to smoothing out those wrinkles and restoring a natural, youthful-looking appearance.
But you shouldn’t trust just anyone to administer your Botox treatments. To prevent complications and comply with state laws, you should always rely on the expertise and knowledge of a board-certified physician.
Plus, an experienced physician like Dr. Grace Wu can administer the injections in the precise amounts and locations, providing you with a more youthful appearance without inhibiting your ability to make natural facial expressions or making you look like you’ve “had work done.”
The lowdown on Botox
Botox is a prescription medication approved by the FDA to eliminate the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. The injectable also addresses deep forehead creases and crow’s feet around the eyes.
The minimally invasive cosmetic injectable works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles responsible for creating wrinkles, smoothing out your skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
The cost of inexperience
While Botox is a safe, effective option for enhancing your appearance, getting your injections from an inexperienced provider can result in numerous health complications. And many unlicensed providers are happy to give you Botox injections without considering the potential effects on your health.
Because the prescription injectable works so well, it’s important that a well-trained physician develops a plan tailored to your individual needs. Improperly administered, Botox injections can result in long-term complications, including nerve damage. It can also cause difficulty breathing, which can become a life-threatening situation.
On the cosmetic side of things, poorly executed Botox injections can create deformities in your face. Injections given in the wrong muscles can make it difficult for you make normal facial expressions and can even affect your facial muscles, creating problems with chewing and speaking.
The benefits of an experienced Botox doctor
Dr. Grace Wu is specially trained to ensure your safety during treatment and performs a comprehensive evaluation to ensure Botox is the best treatment for you. She creates an individualized treatment plan, working closely with you to achieve the results you want.
Not only does she take your overall health into consideration before recommending the injectable treatments, Dr. Wu conducts a full review of your medical history to ensure you won’t suffer an allergic reaction to the medication.
A qualified physician like Dr. Wu knows exactly where injections should go to give you the desired results without unwanted side effects. Her office and staff are also well-equipped to handle unexpected medical emergencies.
Enjoy confidence in your follow-up
While Botox results can last for several months, you’ll need additional treatments to help you maintain those results. Based on the custom treatment plan Dr. Wu creates, you’ll know exactly what to expect for subsequent treatments.
You can be confident in your treatment plan, as Dr. Wu assesses your needs during each follow-up appointment and treats you accordingly. You can rest assured that you’re not being treated too frequently or receiving too much Botox during your appointment.
Some unlicensed, untrained Botox providers will give you standard dosages, which may be too high, regardless of your actual needs. This can result in unsatisfactory results, unnecessary pain, and avoidable health complications.
To learn more about the benefits of Botox administered by a board-certified physician, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wu online or by calling the office.