Who is Administering Your Botox? Why Credentials MatterPosted on July 3, 2015
BotoxBotox is a proven and highly effective anti-aging non-surgical aesthetics treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Tens of millions of patients around the world benefit from this treatment every year to achieve a more youthful looking face without have to undergo cosmetic surgery.
The FDA gave approval to Botox in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of facial wrinkles. Ever since then, it has remained one of the top recommendations of leading cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic experts in the US and elsewhere. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides Botox treatment to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Potent Muscle Immobilizer
Botulinum toxin, the key ingredient of Botox, is a powerful muscle immobilizing agent. It can relax the overactive muscle on the face that is causing a wrinkle. When applied in a controlled manner, this neurotoxin has unique properties to achieve highly desirable and near-instant aesthetic results in terms of reduction of facial wrinkles and lines.
However, even a slight error in the delivery of treatment may lead to severe side effects. Therefore, Botox injections must be administered only by a qualified and experienced provider to achieve desirable results. It is ideal for patients who are keen to avoid facial cosmetic surgery and yet wish to achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance.
While the FDA has approved Botox for cosmetic anti-aging purposes, but it has also provided a warning on Botox label that says that the effects of botulinum toxin can potentially spread to other parts of the face that are away from the injection area, leading to symptoms of botulism.
At the same time, the FDA provides an assuring fact that no occurrence of a confirmed serious case of this type has been known when Botox injections are administered in recommended doses by a qualified provider. Effectively, the FDA warning underscores the importance of receiving Botox treatment from a trained and experienced provider. Dr. Fiala is a leading plastic surgeon providing Botox treatment to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby locations.
Importance of a Credentialed Provider
Michael C. Edwards, the President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), stresses upon the critical importance of reviewing the credentials of a Botox treatment provider. Dr. Edwards says that if Botox injections are received from an unqualified provider, risks such as drooping brows on one or both sides will persist. If it happens, the appearance of the patient may worsen instead of improving.
Furthermore, if the Botox injectable is administered close to the mid eyebrow, it carries the risk of causing ptosis, which is a condition of sagging or lazy eyelid. Such risks become very rare when Botox treatment is provided by an experienced and qualified injector.
Choice of Botox Expert
Dr. Edwards recommends that patients should receive Botox treatment from a board certified plastic surgeon or other similarly qualified healthcare professionals who have a thorough understanding of the facial anatomy and the potential action of Botox treatment. It is best for a patient to choose a properly trained and credentialed surgeon for Botox injectable treatment.
For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.com ;coolsculptinginorlando.com