Botox injections remain the top choice for a minimally invasive procedure to improve one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles, in particular, dynamic wrinkles on the face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 4,401,536 Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) treatments were administered in 2020 in the United States. Of these, 4,136,289 were women and 265,247 were men.
While there is a large disparity, it cannot be denied that men too choose to undergo certain cosmetic procedures to keep the signs of aging at bay.
Where to get Botox injections
In general, patients go to cosmetic clinics for their Botox treatments but there are hospitals too that offer this type of service. But whether you go to a hospital or clinic, the most important factor to consider is the Botox doctor because as you may already know, Botox that is injected wrongly or administered in doses that aren’t suited for your specific wrinkle condition could have serious consequences on your health and your appearance.
Where to get Botox injections: Clinic or Home?
On that note, here are a few reasons why you should always go to a cosmetic clinic or licensed facility for your Botox treatment:
1. Botox treatment at a licensed clinic is safer
As mentioned above, Botox that is administered wrongly can have serious consequences on your health and appearance. If the solution injected was too strong (not diluted properly), it could result in droopy eyelid, drooling, cockeyed eyebrows, excessive tearing, muscle weakness, vision problems, breathing problems, and headache.
For the appearance, too much Botox could give you the dreaded frozen look. So you see, treatment administered by a licensed and experienced Botox doctor reduces the risk of complications.
2. At-home Botox treatment could be addictive
A serious but overlooked consequence of at-home Botox treatment is the “addictive” part of it all. If you were able to successfully do your own Botox treatment at the first try, you won’t hesitate to do it again. Additionally, you may be tempted to keep doing it at the first sign of wrinkle reappearance.
Understand that no amount of literature on the internet can give you the knowledge and expertise that a licensed Botox doctor has, so to be on the safe side, always go to a licensed clinic. Spending a bit more is nothing compared to the slew of issues (sometimes serious and even fatal) that could arise from an at-home treatment.
3. Your Botox doctor knows exactly what you need
When you consult a cosmetic doctor, facial plastic surgeon, aesthetician or dermatologist for a Botox treatment, you may or may not get what you came in for. Why? Because the doctor knows exactly what will correct your issued based on evaluation of your condition. If they deem that another treatment will be more beneficial to you, then that is what they will recommend.
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