Injectable treatments have become some of the most popular and most-performed cosmetic procedures today. Their popularity has also increased the number of providers offering the treatments, from dentists to general practitioners. The huge selection of providers can make it difficult for you to know how to choose the right doctor and clinic for your specific needs. We have a few tips to help you know if the clinic you choose is qualified to give you the results you are hoping for.
About the Facility
When you are searching for a location for your injectable treatments, choose a facility that is dedicated solely to medical procedures. Botox injections in particular are offered at a host of facilities, from nail salons to home parties. When you choose a medical clinic for your injections, you can rest assured the facility will be equipped with the necessary supplies in case you suffer any type of complications during or after your treatment.
It is a good idea to visit the facility before you actually have your treatment there. The office should be clean and sterile, with the proper equipment to provide a safe environment for your treatment. Look for staff that are professional, helpful and well organized that are ready to assist you throughout your treatment process.
There are a wide range of injectable treatment options available today. You are always safest sticking with recognizable name brands, such as:
It is also important for the provider to offer a broad variety of formulations to ensure your treatment can be customized to your particular needs.
It is never a good idea to choose your injectable provider by price alone. Like anything else in life, you usually get what you pay for. However, it is important to choose a clinic that is up front about their pricing of their injectable treatments, so you know what you can expect to pay for your procedure before you schedule your appointment.
If you check out patient reviews on a particular provider, you can also get an idea if their consultations match the expectations of the procedure. Most injectable treatments are priced according to syringe and the provider should be able to tell you approximately how many syringes you might need to get the results you are looking for. Be wary of providers that look like they overprescribe the amount of filler you might need simply to increase the price of your procedure.
Probably the most important component to a successful injectable procedure is the training and experience of the provider. Look for a provider that has actually undergone significant training in cosmetic treatments and primarily performs these procedures day in and day out. Many physicians will have a background in another medical specialty but will have also undergone education and training in aesthetic medicine.
Dr. Birchall spent many years as a family practitioner before extending his training to the aesthetic medicine field. His previous experience is a benefit to both him and his patients, as he is focused on forming positive relationships with his patients over the long term. He also has honed his communication skills with his patients to put them at ease from their initial consultation to their final follow-up appointment.
You can often get an accurate sense of a physician’s training and experience in aesthetic medicine, specifically in the area of injectable treatments, by looking at their qualifications. Physicians that are certified or members of reputable organizations like the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine have shown a commitment to the field that includes the highest level of patient care and safety and dedication to continuing their training and education in aesthetic medicine.
Dr. Birchall is both the owner of Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics and the treating physician for both of our clinic locations in Carlsbad and Rancho Bernardo. In addition to his board certification as a family physician, he is a member of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Experience in Injectable Treatments
The physician you choose for your injectable procedures should have ample experience in this area of aesthetic medicine. Experience provides the framework necessary to recommend the best injectable formulations for the unique needs of each patient. It also ensures the placement of your injections will be precise to ensure the most natural and beautiful results.
One way to determine the level of experience a physician offers is by asking whether the provider has achieved Black Diamond status from Allergan. This status, reserved for the top one percent of injectors in the field, shows the providers experience based on the amount of Allergan products purchased. Dr. Birchall has achieved Black Diamond status in both Botox and Juvederm treatments. He is also a Top 100 provider for Sculptra Aesthetic.
Comfort Level and Professionalism
Finally, you want to look for a clinic and a provider that make you feel comfortable and well-treated. If you like the results of your injectable treatment, you will likely be scheduling the procedure every few months to ensure you maintain your positive results. Make sure those subsequent appointments are scheduled at a clinic you enjoy visiting with a staff and provider you enjoy seeing regularly.
Dr. Birchall and our staff at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics have a commitment to the following values:
C – Caring about their clients
O – Outstanding skin care and customer service
M – Maintaining a friendly and supportive work environment
M – Maturing as people and providers of aesthetic services
I – Integrity in all of their business dealings and patient interactions
T – Team atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and comfortable
These values have become an integral part of the Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics team and show through every patient interaction and treatment performed. The goal is to make every patient feel cared for and every treatment to provide the best results possible.
If you are looking for a provider for your injectable treatments, Dr. Birchall and our staff at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics is a good choice. Contact us today in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088 or in Rancho Bernardo at 858-943-2443.