5 Steps To Consider Before Choosing Your Injector
Choosing the right injector is important to ensure that you stay safe while avoiding unnecessary pain and frustration. With the cosmetic injectable market rapidly growing, it’s often hard to know which aesthetic medical office or provider to choose. Yet, picking the wrong one can be hazardous and can lead to lots of problems. As a result, it’s not surprising that choosing the right injector is the most important decision about injectable treatments that you’ll make. With that in mind, here are five tips to help you ensure that you select the right injector:
Search the Manufacturer’s Website
A good place to start is the product manufacturer’s website. Almost all manufacturers have a “Find a Physician” search option, which allows you to see a list of physicians in your area that they recommend. If you’re starting with a reputable manufacturer, which is a must, then you can trust that any physician they recommend has met the stringent criteria necessary to be included in their recommended list.
Get Personal Referrals
If you have a friend or family member that has been happy with their treatments and their cosmetic injector – whether that be a doctor or nurse – it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll also have a good outcome. If you know people that regularly use a cosmetic injector, start the process by simply asking about their experience and their recommendation. This can be a reliable way to find a quality injector.
Consult with a Physician Before Going with a Nurse Injector
Some people decide to have a nurse, as opposed to a doctor, as an injector. While there are plenty of qualified and experienced nurse injectors, it’s nevertheless required that you first consult with a physician before receiving injections. If you decide to use a nurse injector, keep in mind that you must first either be seen by a doctor or conduct an on-screen phone interview with a doctor.
Don’t Select an Injector Based on Price
If it seems too good – or too cheap – to be true, then it probably is. Dermal fillers cost can vary based on the product used and the injector selected. While you want to ensure that you’re being treated fairly, you don’t want to select an injector simply because he or she offers a below-market price. There is likely a reason for this – lower quality, less experience, inadequate training or knowledge. So, if you are quoted a price that seems too good, make sure that you have a “buyer beware” mindset and do some more research before selecting that provider.
Always Ask Questions
If you are seeing a physician or provider for the first time, don’t be afraid to ask some questions about their experience and training. These types of questions are not only completely appropriate but also a necessary part of the process. After all, someone who was trained 10 years ago might actually have less experience than someone trained a year ago depending on how many patients they see each month. To get some more information about their experience and knowledge, you also might want to ask some more general questions like what types of dermal fillers the provider has experience with, what skin filler the provider uses most often or how long do dermal fillers last? Further, asking the provider for dermal fillers before and after pictures can add credibility to the facility and its providers.
Choosing a location that has been around for a long time is also a good sign that it’s a reliable company. It’s a good idea to check online reviews, such as Yelp or Google, to see what past patients have said about the facility and the providers. It’s advised to take some comments with a grain of salt, as you browse through negative patient comments, be sure the company responds to negative reviews. Those answers can give you good information about the company’s culture and customer service.
The bottom line, with the right provider, injectable treatments have very few complications and almost immediate, positive results. With the wrong provider, these treatments can be unsafe and can cause negative results. Given the importance of the injector selected, please follow these tips before selecting an injector and call us if you have any questions or need any help with the process.