I’ve been upfront with any “work” I’ve had done (botox, lip filler, and breast implants) and whenever I share, one of the most common questions is what to look for in an injector with botox and filler. Like any procedure or treatment there are always risks, however, there are a lot of things in your control that you can do to avoid getting botched. I mean, we’ve all seen photos or videos of botox or filler gone wrong. Yikes. So, without further ado, here are some things that I’ve learned over the last few years of what to consider when finding an injector!
Reviews and recommendations. This is where I would tend to start when looking for an injector. If you have girlfriends, an influencer in your area, or friend of friends, who can vouche for someone, this is usually a pretty safe bet. You’re able to hear about their experience as a whole, and actually see what they look like in person, or through IG stories, etc.
Before and after photos. Another important one, especially if you don’t have anyone that has referred them. Most businesses/injectors have before and after photos of their work on their social media or website so it shouldn’t be too hard to find. If they don’t, ask them for photos before booking! Especially when it comes to filler (that is easier to mess up than botox) you want to see what their work looks like.
Do they do injectables full-time, or are they a (facial) plastic surgeon? When it comes to my face, I do not want to f*ck around. You think it’s bad when you get a haircut you don’t like? That’s nothing compared to getting bad botox or filler haha. At least that’s what I would imagine. But, seriously. I would look for someone in your area that either does injectables full-time and/or is a (facial) plastic surgeon. Even if a surgeon isn’t injecting everyday, they will still have more of an extensive knowledge when it comes to the face.
Are they a RN, NP, PA, or physician? To my point above, I would also look for someone that has one of these credentials if they are injecting you.
What is their price point? This is not the place to try and save money. I repeat. Injectables are not the place to try and save money lol. This is not the time to get a Groupon (does that still exist btw? lol), or look for the “best deal.” If a place is cheaper than the average in your area there is probably a reason why!
How does your injector look? This is kind of like when you go to a hairdresser and you see their hair, or you are looking for an interior stylist and you see their home. What does it look like? I mean, as much as I love me some Lisa Rinna, if I rolled up to get my lips done and my injector looked like that, my first thought would be–is that what MY lips are going to look like?! I want an injector that looks “fresh” but still natural and not overdone.
Alright guys, I think that is about it! Let me know if there is anything else you consider when looking for an injector! Also, I see Dr. Tyler (Elkins-Williams) at Finn Plastic Surgery for all my injectables and would absolutely recommend him!