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BOTOX Gone Wrong: Preventing Botched BOTOX in Beverly Hills

BOTOX Gone Wrong

BOTOX use is on the rise, and not just in Beverly Hills. In 2000, just 786,000 BOTOX injections were administered in the United States, but by 2014, that number had increased to over 6.6 million. With this rise, however, comes some trepidation about BOTOX injections, often because of media coverage of botched BOTOX and other facial aesthetic treatments that have left celebrities looking strange or even scary. This leaves many people thinking that these treatments are to blame; however, it’s whose hands the treatments are in that is the real problem when patients look frozen or overdone.

Use these tips to avoid a BOTOX gone wrong scenario and reap the full benefits of the procedure without risking your looks or your health.

Top 5 Tips to Avoid Botched BOTOX

  1. Go to a Reputable, Licensed Facility: The first way to avoid botched BOTOX is to only visit reputable locations. Make sure the provider is using name-brand BOTOX in the original vial and packaging. This ensures that the injection contains a safe product that has been tested thoroughly and transported safely.
  2. Lookup Licensing and Credentials: There are few things worse than dealing with BOTOX gone wrong. Thankfully, you can reduce those risks dramatically by seeking out medical spas with properly licensed providers. This might be a medical degree or a nursing certification, but it should be readily available for verification by any prospective patient. Also, don't hesitate to ask about experience. Stick with experts who have treated many patients over the years with successful results.
  3. Get Referrals From People You Trust: Don't underestimate the value of word of mouth. If you were to ask around, you might find out that many of your friends, family members and neighbors have already enjoyed successful BOTOX injections. Ask them directly where they went and how the experience was. If more than one name pops up time and time again in a positive light, then it might be a good option to consider. If you don't know whom to ask in your local area, don't be afraid to look for referrals or reviews online.
  4. Know the Law: Each state has its laws regarding who can administer BOTOX and how it can be administered. Here in California, it is illegal for aestheticians to inject BOTOX. Furthermore, it is illegal for a medical spa to be majority owned by anyone but a medical professional. Always check to make sure your preferred location is following state laws, which will help you avoid incorrect administration and the risk of botched BOTOX.
  5. Only Accept Injectables from Licensed Providers: BOTOX, like any injectable, should only be administered by someone with the right credentials and experience. Look for BOTOX injections provided by a board-certified dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, physician assistant or aesthetic nurse practitioner.

To enjoy all the benefits of BOTOX without the risk of botched injections, use these tips to find the right person and location for the procedure. For a consultation or just to learn more about BOTOX, contact the Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills for a consultation.

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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.