As with most procedures and treatments, there are understood and acknowledged techniques to go along with the obvious benefits. While there are horror stories about patients whose treatments went wrong, working with an experienced, board certified physician eliminates all the guesswork and stress about the quality of your physician. And as popular and common as Botox injections are in this day and age, the possibility for error and negative effects is as large as ever.
There are an endless number of ways a procedure or treatment can go awry, nearly all of which are entirely preventable with proper administration. Botox, for example, can cause drooping eyelids, vision problems, unusual muscle weakness, and can be completely ineffective if not administered properly.
The effects of a Botox treatment, both positive and negative, wear off over time as the treatment loses its effectiveness. But why pay for a treatment with the very real risk of having to live with undesired effects until the Botox wears away on its own? Choose a top-flight physician and instead enjoy your Botox treatment with no fear of negative side-effects.
When properly administered, the likelihood of negative side-effects is very low and shouldn’t be the concern of a patient working with a board certified physician. A non-certified or inexperienced physician simply cannot guarantee a patient they will have no complications, although they might be the first to promise a perfect treatment and no side-effects.
If you currently have a physician you are not sure is board certified or are interested in finding a board certified plastic surgeon, a good place to start is with the American Board of Medical Specialties. There you can search for a board certified physician and research more about the rigors necessary to become board certified.
There are multiple boards a physician can be certified by, so it is important to make sure the physician you are researching is certified in the area of expertise you are interested in. Certifications from boards such as the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery speak well to the physicians abilities, but only specifically in the realm of the boards for which they are certified.