Be Sure about the Doctor, Product and Price!
You see them everywhere—advertisements for Botox® treatments. Hundreds of women and men of all ages are getting them because they are more affordable now than they used to be. This is both good and bad news because not all of the providers who are offering these cosmetic fillers are trained and qualified. In fact, some are not even doctors or nurses.
Take a recent case in the news of a 30-year-old Brampton woman who pretended to be a nurse and administered Botox® treatments to many people. Two of the victims have sustained adverse reactions. Police say she used the online classified ads Kijiji.com and probably other websites to attract clients. She has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. Unfortunately, that might not compensate for the possible long term damaging effects the victims could be faced with.
Don’t let this happen to you!
5 questions to ask before receiving your Botox® treatment
To protect yourself from unqualified providers, inappropriate treatments and the potentially harmful consequences, make sure you ask the right questions. Here are five important ones:
- How many years of experience does the provider have with Botox® treatments and how often does he/she treat patients?
- Does the provider have any knowledge of and medical experience with facial anatomy?
- Will there be a follow-up after the Botox® treatment?
- What are the possible side-effects and how will the provider help you deal with them?
- Can they show you before-and-after photos of previous clients?
It is also very important to clarify the product and price. A unit of Botox® is not the same as, or comparable to, another botulinum toxin type of product. Some may not be Botox®, but similar products with a different quality and potency. This could be the reason for low pricing. It also increases your risk of something going wrong or your being disappointed with the results.
Your provider must ask questions about your medical history and not show any evasiveness about a follow-up. Ask for before and after photographs of individuals that have been treated. Although patient privacy is important, your provider should be able to show you pictures without revealing the identity of the people in the photos. Don’t risk your health and well-being if you feel the slightest bit uncomfortable with the manner in which information is shared or not disclosed during your initial consultation.
See a trained, medical doctor for your Botox® treatments
Dr. Solnik has been an established medical practitioner for over 20 years and continues to have courtesy staff privileges at Trillium Health Centre. More importantly, he is trained in Botox® Cosmetic care. Your comfort, safety and satisfaction are always his top priorities.
See our gallery of before-and-after pictures for examples of his skill with administering injectable cosmetic treatments.
Many men and women have taken advantage of his expertise and fixed-priced Botox® treatments.
Call 905-273-3176 Ext.3 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation with Dr. Solnik about your Botox® treatment.