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Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon For Botox

Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon For BotoxBotox is one of the most sought-after aesthetic treatments in the world. Today a large number of practitioners provide this injectable med spa procedure. This can sometimes make it confusing for a patient to identify a good Botox provider.

Who should a patient trust to inject this powerful neurotoxin into their face to temporarily paralyze the underlying wrinkle-causing muscle mitigating signs of facial aging? That is an important question that must be resolved first before the patient decides on receiving Botox.

The dedicated Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides Botox to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this region of the southwest.


Price should not be the Only Consideration

A Botox provider must possess the requisite certification, training, and expertise to be able to offer the patient safer outcomes. Botox injections warrant high precision in injection placement, and millimeters can make a difference in the results.

For instance, an experienced injection provider will evaluate the patient’s eye and eyebrow shape and deliver an appropriate dosage. A qualified provider will know the difference between injecting Botox in the forehead of a 60-year old woman and a woman in her thirties.

The med spa treatment provider may show the patient before and after images of previous Botox patients. The patient should spend time reviewing these images as well as testimonials of past patients.

In case the advertised prices seem incredibly low, the patient should be wary. Seasoned Botox providers charge a reasonable fee per facial site.

A majority of people want a less vigorous Botox approach. The best results can be attained by strategically placing smaller quantities of Botox in the treatment sites.

In general, the region between the eyebrows requires 25 units of Botox. The horizontal forehead lines require between 14 and 18 units of Botox while the treatment of crow’s feet involves injecting 9 to 12 Botox units around each eye. These amounts are only indicative, and the patient should discuss with the provider about how many units they tend to use.

A sagacious injection provider will keep an account of the units used for a particular patient for future use. Therefore, the patient should discuss when they felt the Botox amount was excessive or not sufficient (making the lines visible).

When it comes to Botox, one size does not fit all. For this reason, the patient should understand the injection quantities and become better informed regarding the procedure.


Steer Clear of Unqualified Providers

The popularity of Botox gave rise to an overwhelming number of physician assistants, nurses, spas, and walk-in injection centers providing this procedure. Botox does carry the risk of side effects such as drooping eyebrows or eyelids. This is a rare complication which usually occurs when the injection provider has insufficient experience and training.

If there is severe droopiness of the eyelid on one side, the Botox provider may have misplaced the Botox injection above the brows. At times, this can be rectified by the placement of more Botox to balance the mistake and address the droop. These are the kind of situations where the skill, knowledge, and experience of the provider will matter.

The cordial Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox injections.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

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