Had to repost this gem 💎 from @mdcosmeticinjections with image from @injector_heather. Why price shopping isn’t a great idea when it comes to aesthetic treatments. Read below 👇👇
Patients, please don’t focus where you get your injections based on price. I understand that injectables cost money, but if you’re only basing your treatment around cost, you may not come out with the best result.
Often, very cheap prices advertised on Groupon are cheap for a reason. 1. They might not be using products that are regulated in that country, 2. They could be a novice injector trying to build their practice. We all have to start somewhere, so this is a hard one... some people feel comfortable going to a new injector and that is completely fine. Personally, I would never go to an apprentice hairdresser to cut my hair (sorry! 😬). I would rather pay extra and expect good service and an amazing haircut from a senior hairdresser. I just don’t want to risk walking around with uneven hair and then taking too much off.
The most important thing an injector must know is their anatomy, then have an aesthetic eye, IMO. You can give any medical professional a syringe to inject and they could. One might have an eye to create art and the other not so much. One might also know their anatomy and one might not. I was chatting to a novice injector about filler in the nasolabial folds and vascular occlusions and she said “there’s nothing there”. 😧 This is scary!! The facial artery runs right through there and the nasolabial folds are actually the third highest risk area for blindness on the face. I would not feel safe going to this injector at all.
One of the most frustrating things as an injector is when a patient just asks “how much” as soon as they call/message me, before asking anything else at all. This should be one of the last questions on the list. Please remember that it is your face, where people look at every single day. Price shop around for clothes, or groceries, not your face. Things can and do go wrong with injectables. It’s medicine, not a beauty treatment. - 7 hours ago