Minimally invasive procedures, such as injectables, have exploded in popularity over the last several years. Because of the demand, many people in the medical field offer injectable treatments. Surprisingly, the government does not legally restrict anyone from calling themselves an aesthetic, cosmetic or plastic surgeon – any medical professional advertising themselves as a cosmetic surgeon, for example, is not required to complete formal plastic surgery training.

In recent weeks, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that counterfeit versions of Botox have been identified in multiple states. Many of these incidents occurred after injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings (such as home parties).

Although injectables are a non-surgical procedure, experienced board-certified providers can provide consistent quality results. Inaccurate placement can often result in an asymmetrical appearance or results completely different from what you initially wanted. Board-certified surgeons have gone through years of training and are experts in human anatomy-where nerves and blood vessels are located as well as where and how much to inject for optimal results.

When a price appears excessively favorable, it might raise suspicion, as counterfeit injectables are often quoted at a much lower price. If a provider is not licensed, manufacturers of legitimate injectables will not sell to them. Since even non-surgical treatments are not ‘one size fits all’, a board-certified plastic surgeon doesn’t just administer any treatment requested. They will review your history and personal goals to ensure the desired injectables (Botox, fillers, etc) are the right choice for you.

If you’re looking to refresh your appearance without surgery or downtime, injectables may be the right fit for you. With Dr. Robinson’s precise skills, attention to detail, and gentle care, you can be confident your well-being is his primary focus. Schedule a consultation today or call our office at (219) 500-5766.