The Importance of Experienced Providers with Injectables

Minimally invasive procedures, such as injectable treatments, have seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years. Due to this surge in demand, numerous medical professionals now provide injectable services. Interestingly, there are no legal limitations on who can call themselves an aesthetic, cosmetic or plastic surgeon. This means that any healthcare provider who advertises themselves as a cosmetic surgeon, for instance, is not obligated to undergo specialized training in plastic surgery.

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that counterfeit versions of Botox have been identified in multiple states. Many of these incidents took place following injections given by people who were not licensed or trained, or in non-healthcare settings such as home parties.

Even though injectables are not a surgical procedure, skilled board-certified providers can deliver reliable, quality results. Inaccurate placement can often lead to uneven looks or outcomes that are far from your original expectations. Board-certified surgeons have undergone extensive education and training, and are specialists in human anatomy – including where nerves and blood vessels are located as well as where and how much to inject for the best outcomes. Dr. Poulter holds the Master Injector designation from Allergan and has over 30 years of filler and 20 years of Botox experience.

When a cost seems too good to be true, it may be a red flag since fake or counterfeit injectables are frequently offered at significantly lower costs. When a provider is not licensed, manufacturers of legitimate injectables will not sell to them. Since non-surgical treatments are not a universal or one-size-fits-all solution, a board-certified plastic surgeon will review your medical history and individual goals to ensure the desired injectables are the appropriate option for you.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter to discuss what options are best for you! Call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll-Free at (888) 841-4108 and freshen up your look this summer!

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