If you’re thinking about getting facial injections, you’re in good company. Anti-wrinkle treatments (BOTOX®, Dysport®) and dermal fillers (Restylane®, Juvéderm®) are now the top cosmetic procedures to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and contour the face in a subtle, natural-looking way.

With injections gaining in popularity, both women and men are becoming more comfortable with non-surgical rejuvenation. But not all injectors have the same certifications and experience. In Canada, physicians, nurses and even dentists can legally perform facial injections.

So how do you choose the right person for your treatment? Should price be a factor in your decision when seeking an injector?

Below we outline five reasons why aesthetic physicians have the education, training, and experience necessary to provide injections, and why you can trust our physicians at MD Skin Lab to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals:

1. Your Health is Our Number of Priority

Injections are extremely safe and effective when performed correctly. Majority of the time everything goes smoothly and patients are very happy with the outcome. All medical procedures carry some risks, however, and from time to time complications, although very rare, can happen.

Whether it’s an allergic reaction to the product or a medical emergency, we have the proper expertise to handle any situation. That’s because as board-certified physicians, we have more extensive medical training to recognize and resolve complications if they arise.

2. Aesthetic Physicians Blend Art and Science

Performing injections may look simple but it actually requires a high level of understanding of facial anatomy and physiology. Anyone can administer injections but it takes a great deal of training and hands-on experience to develop an “eye” for facial balance, symmetry and proportion.

We also undergo more training when it comes to determining if you’re a suitable candidate and when not to inject. Physicians can also help you determine the most appropriate products, the amount of product you’ll need, and the ideal placement of the injections to give you a beautiful, balanced result.

3. Aesthetic Physicians Don’t Follow a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

When it comes to facial injections, a cookie-cutter approach seldom results in the “wow” factor. Aesthetic physicians’ point of differentiation is our bespoke method that takes into account your distinctive facial anatomy and aging process, your medical history, plus any other factors that can influence your final outcome.

With new medical spas opening up every day, it’s important to ask the right questions and avoid clinics that follow the same recipe for everyone. That’s because today’s injection techniques are so much more sophisticated than they were even five years ago.

Specialized products and tools (such as cannula) allow us to expertly sculpt and contour facial structures with impeccable skill and precision. Injectors with less training may not be able to offer patients all the advanced techniques available.

4. Looking Natural is Always the Objective

You see them everywhere. On TV, walking down the street or maybe it’s even someone you know. People whose faces are barely recognizable because of improperly administered dermal filler and BOTOX® treatments. Sadly, inexperienced injectors can change your appearance in unexpected and unnatural ways.

As aesthetic physicians, we strive to preserve your natural features as much as possible. The goal is to help you look more youthful and enhance your appearance without making you look too different.

Training and experience really do make a big difference in ensuring the best possible results. Our physicians at MD Skin Lab are continuously enhancing their education by regularly attending the latest cutting-edge conferences in aesthetic medicine to bring you the most advanced techniques.

5. Focus is on Value, Not Price

With so many deals being advertised these days it’s tempting to take advantage of one of these special offers to save some money. When it comes to your face, however, this is not the time to be looking for the least expensive option. Many people forget that injections are medical procedures that need to be performed correctly to avoid serious complications.

The biggest advantage of choosing us as your provider is our commitment to service and value in a safe and comfortable environment. You’ll always leave our office looking fantastic and feeling great about the quality of care that you received from us.