Who Is Administering Your Botox? Why Credentials Matter
Botox is a household name that most people recognize—it’s a neuromodulator that treats facial wrinkles, helping you achieve smoother and younger skin. There’s a common (and dangerous) misconception that Botox is a simple injection that can be delivered by anyone. That’s an incorrect and dangerous assumption—Botox must be delivered by specialized experts who have specific experience and training with Botox injections.
Botox comes from a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is lethal when consumed directly, but it serves several brilliant cosmetic and medical purposes when used in moderation in Botox, Dysport, and other neuromodulators. Botox and other such neurotoxin modulators block communications between your facial muscles and nerves, essentially paralyzing the targeted muscles for a brief duration.
Freezing muscular activity serves several cosmetic and medical purposes—it reduces the dynamic wrinkles formed by the overuse of facial muscles, treats hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) due to overactive sweat glands, treats TMJ pains, etc. However, delivering the injection incorrectly (or in the wrong area) can have catastrophic results. That’s why you must seek Botox treatments from properly-accredited institutions and doctors.
This article describes the potential complications of Botox and the importance of credentials when looking for Botox providers.
The potential complications of incorrect Botox use.
When administered correctly, i.e., the correct dosage in the correct area, Botox provides numerous cosmetic and medical benefits. Sure, you might experience mild swelling, irritation, bruising, and itching sensations around the injection points, but those are normal side-effects. However, the incorrect delivery of Botox by inexperienced doctors can lead to severe complications.
Following are some potential complications of incorrect Botox use:
- Droopy eyelids
- Crooked smile
- Involuntary drooling
- Dry eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Sore throat
- Respiratory infections
- Excessive sweating
- Difficulty swallowing
- Breathing problems
- Vision problems
- Muscle fatigue
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
The importance of seeking accredited Botox providers and medical centers.
To avoid the potential complications, you must consult accredited healthcare professionals with the specific training and license to administer Botox. You must find physicians who have received formal training in the specific details of Botox treatment and handling the possible complications. If the Botox is provided by nurses in the medical center, they must also have received the necessary training.
Flawless Skin by Abby is one of the most reputable, accredited, and a world-class center for cosmetic treatments and surgery in Nigeria. Our world-class center is led by medical experts who collectively have decades of experience in surgical and cosmetic procedures, including Botox, having worked at some of the world’s finest medical institutions. Please schedule a consultation at Flawless Skin by Abby to discuss your Botox treatment options.