Botox and Filler Patients – Buyer Beware
Susan Mowry, R.N. and Dr. Lori L. Cherup have seen many Botox and filler complications recently in patients treated by poorly-trained cosmeticians, NOT board-certified medical professionals like us. Buyer Beware! Patients are often lured in by discounted prices on Botox and filler. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
At Radiance Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Clinic, we diagnose, prepare, and treat as a Botox and filler provider. We currently use Botox and Xeomin, another form of Botox .
What to know when considering Botox and Filler Injectables:
- Don’t choose a provider based on price. Botox and Filler injectables are pharmaceutical products and must be administered by trained, qualified clinicians.
- Know what you are being injected with. Disturbing reports of patients being injected with everything from liquid silicone to baby oil and other unapproved products are appearing in the press on a regular basis. Make sure your health care professional is using only FDA-approved products purchased within the United States.
- Fully disclose any medical conditions you might have and medications you are taking, including vitamins and over-the-counter drugs.
- Botox cosmetic should be administered in an appropriate setting using sterile instruments. There is a clear protocol for face washing, sterilization, and prepping. Do not take aspirin or Advil for one week before the procedure. A non-physician who is appropriately licensed and trained may perform the injections under the supervision of a qualified physician, such as Susan Mowry RN who is a 20-year licensed aesthetician AND a nurse who is licensed to give injections.
- Malls and private homes are not medical environments and may be unsanitary.
Adapted from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the FDA.
You can find these tips and more from The FDA, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, & The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, by clicking on the links below.