So, you’ve decided you want to get injections, but you’re not sure where to start. Whether it be for a neuromodulator, like Botox or Xeomin, or filler for lift, lines and/or added volume. Any cosmetic procedure is serious. If not done by someone who is inexperienced, trained poorly or practices unsafely you could be facing some serious issues. So how do you choose the right nurse injector?
The non-surgical beauty industry growing rapidly and it’s difficult to know which aesthetic medical provider to choose. Choosing the wrong one is not just a fear, but a hazard you will be left to rue. As a Nurse Injector I’m here to help you know what to look for when searching for the right professional, I’ve listed five tips on choosing the right nurse injector.
Tip #1: Injector Qualifications.
Your injector can be a board-certified physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP), licensed Registered Nurse (RN), or a Physician’s Assistant (PA) that works closely with the supervising physician. He or she should be experienced with injections and can explain the procedure to you easily, answer your questions and follow all the proper protocols including informed consent about the risks and benefits of the injection process.
Tip #2: Get a consultation.
Schedule a consultation with the Injector. A consultation is usually complimentary, and is an excellent way of building a rapport with our injectors and specialists.
Tip #3: Ensure your injector is thorough.
Every injector has a protocol, each may differ slightly, but it should follow a similar format. Gathering information, medical history, consent forms and pre- and post-injections should be reviewed. The injector should be able to tell you exactly how the procedure will go, how to prepare and what to expect throughout the procedure and the days to weeks following. Finally, ensure the site is cleaned properly
There is a protocol for every injectable and while each may differ from one another, they should all follow a similar format. Forms regarding consent, HIPAA, medical history, and your pre- and post-injection instructions should be given and filled out. The injector should be able to clearly tell you what to expect and how to prepare for the injection (whether you need numbing cream or additional medication beforehand). The site of injection should be cleaned and prepped with post-injection instructions at the ready.
Tip #4: See their before and after photos.
A good injector will always ask to take your photo before a procedure, especially if you are a new client to them. Which means, they will have before and afters of other patients they can show you. This will give you an idea of to expect, but also and idea of their aesthetic. You’ll then know if it feels like it will be a good fit and matches your ideas.
Tip #5: Follow-up care is a priority.
Most injectables are low-risk and take a few days to weeks to see the full effects. Swelling, redness and bruising may happen and are common side effects. A good injector is available for questions or concerns even after the procedure. They won’t make you feel bad for asking questions, having concerns or even following up.
If there is anything out of the ordinary, you should be able to contact your injector and schedule a follow-up. Creating a consistent schedule for your injections is also normal for procedures that require multiple injections at specific intervals.
In the right hands, there are very few complications and almost immediate results. But, with the wrong provider, these treatments can be unsafe and can cause negative results. I hope these tips are helpful when trying to find the right provider.
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