botox treatment for wrinkles

Make the Right Choice When it Comes to Dermal Fillers

The first step to take before getting Botox, Dysport, or other dermal fillers is to research the treatment and determine whether you’re interested in how these wrinkle relaxers can help you improve the way you look.

Not all Botox injections are created equally, though. If you think you’ve found high-quality, discounted dermal fillers near you, then you might want to look into them a little more. The old adages, “You get what you pay for,” and “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” come to mind when our trained experts hear about these ridiculously low-priced injectables.

If you watch for red flags, you’ll be able to make the right choice for your next treatment, preferably here at Cosmetic Laser Centers.

What are some Botox injection red flags?

The first red flag to look for is exceptionally low prices. Do a price comparison within the immediate Pittsburgh area. How do the prices compare to other aesthetics centers? Are they having a sale that seems like an amazing deal? Take the lowest price options and cross them off your list. Chances are, you will not receive the quality treatment that you’re looking for from those treatment centers.

Another red flag to look for is if the Botox or Dysport units are referred to in “CCs.” One shot of Botox or Dysport is equal to one unit. For example, if the practitioner states that you’ll need 15 CCs for your forehead rather than 15 units for your forehead, it’s best to steer away to a higher quality medical practice.

Does the number of units recommended by the practitioner seem excessive? For one treatment area, you shouldn’t expect a recommendation of more than 20 total units of Botox injections. Botox does its job very well, and extra injections could indicate a watered-down product.

In addition, your non-surgical facial rejuvenation results should last three to four months, and your next appointment will be scheduled accordingly. If you’ve received Botox elsewhere, and your results have not lasted the full time period, consider making an appointment with our specialists at Cosmetic Laser Centers for a quality Botox or Dysport treatment.

Does the Botox cost indicate quality?

In the case of cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, cost does indicate quality for numerous reasons. The cheaper, generic versions of Botox may be indicative of a non-licensed professional administering the treatment. While it may look very simple to administer, this specialized medical treatment requires in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and more. The improper injection of the Botox or Dysport units could have disappointing results — this is where you get a droopy eyelid, or eyebrows that don’t change expressions at all when you’re speaking.

Less expensive options could also mean that the Botox is excessively watered down. While the Botox product must be diluted before injection, some providers over-dilute the solution to get more mileage out of their inventory. This watering down of the solution renders the injection much less effective, meaning it will only last a few weeks rather than the full three to four months expected of the high-quality product.

Another less expensive option could be a counterfeit product purchased online rather than the Botox or Dysport name brands. Buying a counterfeit product saves the clinic and medspa money, so they’re able to charge a lot less per unit. When doing this, the savings are typically passed on to the patient, making the treatment look extremely affordable.

What you’re saving in cost, you’ll lose in having a licensed and experienced professional administer a high-quality product with results that are worth the extra money.

Who is the right person to administer dermal fillers and injections in Pittsburgh, PA?

There are several indicators to look for when considering the practice you’ll book your next filler appointment with. At Cosmetic Laser Centers in Pittsburgh, your Botox or Dysport will be administered by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. It is important to have your treatment administered by a licensed medical professional in a medical setting rather than an esthetician or beauty technician.

A high-quality professional is comfortable with saying, “no” if they don’t believe that fillers are a helpful treatment for you; if you are asking for more than a safe amount of Botox; or if it is, for some reason, medically unsafe for you to receive treatment.

Medical professionals, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons are all held to a higher standard of ethics and will guide you to the right decision for you and your needs. A non-medical professional may be OK with administering the treatment you’re asking for, as long as you have the payment. They should also be able to advise you of all of the risks of the treatment and require you to provide your medical history and sign a consent release form.

Get a provider you can trust with the number one presentation of yourself: your face.

How do I know my Botox is quality?

To make sure the Botox injections you’re about to get are above-board and the best around, you have some work to do.

First, do your research. If you’ve read this far, you’re in the right place, but take it a step further by calling around to several different cosmetic centers to quote the Botox cost, get recommendations, and ask any questions that you have. Our specialists at Cosmetic Laser Centers would be happy to answer questions about investing in this non-surgical treatment to achieve a new you. Botox treatments can help you look younger and more vivacious if it’s done correctly, but can leave you with less ideal side effects if done poorly.

Next, make an appointment and meet our Botox specialist team. We want you to be comfortable with your treatment team, and confident that you’ll get the results you’re looking for.

Following your treatment, make a follow up appointment. Maintenance is key to keeping your rejuvenated skin, which is why getting several units of filler every three to four months is recommended to sustain your results.

Where can I get quality Botox near me?

Cosmetic Laser Centers offers high-quality Botox, Dysport and other dermal filler and wrinkle relaxer treatments in both Pittsburgh and Warrendale, PA. Everyone ages, and we’re here to help you be your best you.

Low quality, cheap Botox treatments can cost more over time than picking the right treatment center for you right off the bat because you’ll be paying for more treatments, or spending extra to fix a poorly injected treatment.

Check out more information about our wrinkle relaxer treatments, and make an appointment with our team to learn more about the best treatment options for your facial rejuvenation.