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How to Choose an Injector: Things to Look Out For

By June 23, 2023No Comments

If you are considering injectables, such as dermal fillers, you may be wondering how to choose an injector!

Choosing an injector can be an overwhelming and intimidating process, especially if you’re new to cosmetic or aesthetic treatments. We’re here to help! Here are a few tips and things to look out for to help you find the perfect injector for you.

What is a medical injector?

A medical injector is someone with a medical background that can range from being a physician, physician assistant, registered nurse or nurse practitioner. They will specialise in treatments such as botox, fillers, lasers intense pulsed light (IPL) and IV therapy, to name a few.

aesthetics injector

What should I consider when choosing an injector?

Qualifications

It’s vital to look for an injector that has a qualified/certified medical background and that has a full education in cosmetic or aesthetic treatments. The industry is constantly evolving, so finding an injector who also keeps up with these new changes and provides you with the best care and products is key to getting your ideal look without compromising your health and safety.

Consultation

Having a consultation prior to your treatment is a fundamental factor in choosing an injector. This will give you a clear idea of what your injector is like and how comfortable you feel with them. During this consultation, they will outline your treatment plan and work with you and possibly other injectors to figure out which treatment/product will work for your desired outcome.

Good Reviews & Portfolio

A great place to find an injector is on social media, as many people use this as their portfolio to share and promote their work. But, this can often be misleading, as not all injectors on places such as Instagram are certified and may use filters on their pictures. To get a better understanding of the injector you want to choose, check for reviews on Trust Pilot or Google Reviews. This can help solidify your choice.

Having a look at their portfolio will gauge how they apply treatments to various types of people and how well they have incorporated the treatment into different face types so that it doesn’t look overdone or out of place.

aesthetics clinic

Allows you to take your time

An injector who values your experience will not rush you into getting any treatment done. They will allow you to take your time, consider the information they have provided, and also allow you to understand any possible risks or side effects. An injector who has your best interests at heart will also say no if they can’t achieve the final result you wish to achieve.

Pricing

Often if you find cheaper treatments, it can mean that they’re using cheaper filler which may originate from uncredited suppliers and easily bought online without a prescription or any verification. Using cheaper, uncredited filler can compromise your health as there is guarantee it is safe. It also makes you more prone to allergic reactions.

What questions should I ask them?

You should ask any questions that you feel may be necessary to understand your treatment plan & method better, but here are some questions to consider if you’re struggling to think of what to ask.

  1. What kind of medical background do they have? – Don’t forget to ask them about any relevant training they might have completed and also any certifications.
  2. How long have they been working in the industry/with injectables? – This could be answered in the above question, but it’s always a good idea to get some insight in how long they have been doing aesthetics for.
  3. What treatments do they perform regularly? – This can give you an idea of treatments they specialise in, what’s popular with other customers and what they might specialise in.
  4. What should you do if something goes wrong? – There will always be some risks with any treatment, you should understand what they are and both you and your injector should see if you are susceptible to any specific ones if you have certain health conditions.
  5. Is there any downtime? – Some treatments may require more/less time to fully recover, this can range from 4 to 6 weeks.
  6. What products do they use? – This is especially important if you have a particular product in mind that you would prefer to have.