When It Comes to Botox, Technique Matters

woman getting botox injection on forehead

If you’d think twice about hiring the neighborhood handyman to build the house of your dreams from the ground up, why would you get Botox injections from someone other than a board-certified medical professional? Perhaps you’ve heard horror stories of people getting injectables that give them that “frozen” look, preventing them from making natural expressions. Or, maybe you’ve heard of men and women who’ve had adverse reactions to the ingredients in botulinum toxin injections.

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas, explains that when it comes to cosmetic injections, technique matters. Here’s why you should only trust a highly skilled medical professional to inject Botox — or anything else — into your face.

Botox affects your facial muscles

Botox injections smooth out forehead lines and crow’s feet around your eyes by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles that lead to wrinkles after years of repeated facial expressions. If your provider doesn’t fully understand the musculoskeletal structure of your face, you may not achieve the results you desire — or worse, you could end up with the frozen look and be unable to make your usual facial expressions.

Dr. Polavarapu is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and thoroughly understands your facial structure. She expertly administers an accurate amount in precisely the right areas of your forehead and around your eyes. She also recommends that after your first injection, you return to her office in about a week to review your results. Together, you can determine if additional injections can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Polavarapu injects the purified form of botulinum toxin under the overarching philosophy that less is more when you’re first getting started. She wants to ensure that you look your best, and that means providing the most natural-looking results.

Remember, Botox is a drug

If you come across special offers for cosmetic injections at a boutique or for a home party, beware! Botox is a drug that only a qualified medical doctor can order. Depending on your skin type and aesthetic goals, Dr. Polavarapu may recommend Dysport® or Xeomin® — different brands of botulinum toxin, sometimes referred to as “Botox” by patients and medical professionals alike.

It’s also preferable to receive injectables, or any cosmetic procedure, in a sterile, state-licensed facility. That way, if something should go wrong, such as fainting or an adverse reaction, you’re safely in an environment with a qualified physician who knows exactly what to do to medically assist you.

While these cosmetic injectables offer a quick, easy treatment for wrinkles and facial lines, where you have them done and who administers your injections makes a world of difference in the results as well as your safety, health, and overall well-being.

The advantage of a plastic surgeon administering Botox

Dr. Polavarapu received an unparalleled education and exceptional Harvard training and also had fellowship training in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures under a renowned New York City plastic surgeon. She combines this expertise and training to offer excellence in every surgical and nonsurgical procedure she provides at her private practice.

When you come to Dr. Polavarapu for Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, you receive the same standard of excellence she offers her surgical patients. She takes the time to provide a thorough consultation and exam prior to administering the appropriate amount of purified toxin.

The bottom line is that Dr. Polavarapu has the knowledge and medical expertise to inform you of your options. You certainly won’t receive the same level of patient-centered care if you depend on someone with fewer medical qualifications than a board-certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon.

Getting cosmetic injections should be an exciting, safe way to boost to your self-confidence as you take action against the signs of aging and admonish those pesky facial wrinkles, and technique does matter. Reclaim your youthful appearance under the safety, skill, and expertise of one of the most qualified plastic surgeons in the Fort Worth area.


To learn more about Botox, or to schedule a consultation, call Polavarapu Plastic Surgery. You can also use our online booking system to request a convenient appointment time.

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