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You Shouldn't Trust Just Anyone to Administer Your Injectables: Here's Why

Updated: Apr 10

You wouldn’t trust your gardener to overhaul your car’s engine. And you probably shouldn’t trust a manicurist to rejuvenate your face with injectable therapies. Injections are medical procedures that require expertise and training. Here’s why.



Facial rejuvenation with neurotoxins and dermal fillers once again held the #1 and #2 spots in the top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2022. Dermatologists use neurotoxins such as Botox® and Xeomin® to erase wrinkles in the upper face. They use dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid (HA) to restore or build up volume in the rest of the face.

Fillers and neurotoxins are popular because they’re safe, effective, budget-friendly, and require no downtime or recovery. However, their popularity means they’ve spread outside the medical community to aesthetic spas, local beauty shops, and manicurists.

While using a Groupon to get a deal on facial rejuvenation may seem like a bargain, you could pay a steep price. Who injects your face is even more important than the type of injection you receive.


At Central Utah Dermatology, our medical dermatology experts and our aesthetic team are trained phlebotomists. That’s why getting your injectables at our Richfield, Utah, office ensures that you get the best results in the safest environment.

Why shouldn’t you trust just anyone with your injectables? The following are just a few reasons.


Your injector should be specially trained

Injectable therapy is much less invasive and less likely to cause injury than highly invasive procedures such as plastic surgery. That’s one reason they’re so alluring. You don’t need general anesthesia, you have no incisions or scars, and you don’t need recovery time.


Nevertheless, an injection is an invasive procedure, even if it’s less invasive than a cut with a scalpel. Without proper training and certification, an injector could accidentally hit and damage a nerve, causing pain and suffering. Or, you could develop an infection.

An unskilled injector might also apply too much product or inject it to spread past the area where you want it to be. If you’ve seen over-filled lips or too-frozen Botox faces, you can bet that an unskilled injector was behind that unwanted result.


You should be in a safe environment

As luxurious as a spa might be, if anything goes wrong with your procedure, medical help won’t be available. At the dermatologist’s office, you’re surrounded by medical professionals who can immediately step in and remedy any potential problems. 

You also know for sure that the environment is antiseptic and safe. We must adhere to high standards for our medical practice, which also applies to our aesthetic procedures.


You need someone with experience and knowledge

Proper application of both neurotoxins and fillers requires extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and how to administer each type of injectable for various effects. You can only master these skills with a great deal of experience, which we as dermatologists and medical experts already bring to the table.


An aesthetician who works in a spa or beauty shop won’t have the same level of training and experience as a dermatologist or medical professional. Inexperience can lead to results such as:

  • Asymmetrical results

  • “Frozen” look from neurotoxins

  • Overfilled lips

  • Unnatural-looking results

  • Lumps

  • Rashes


We analyze your facial structure and discuss your needs and goals in depth before administering injectable therapies. 


You don’t want to waste time and money

Bargain items often cost more than investing in a single, well-made piece. The same rule that applies to clothing and other goods also applies to procedures. 


A bargain on injectable therapies could cost you more in the long run. If you don't like your initial results, you may have to go back for more treatments to reach your goals. Or, if they actually make a mistake, it could cost you dearly to correct it.


Get it right the first time by choosing a dermatologist with the skill, expertise, and the right tools to give you the fresh, rejuvenated look you crave. We also take care to schedule your touch-ups for you so that you never lose your smooth, polished, youthfully energized look.


To schedule your neurotoxins and dermal fillers consultation and treatment, call our friendly office team or use our online booking form today.


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