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Why You Shouldn’t Let Just Anyone Administer Your Botox® and Fillers

Why You Shouldn’t Let Just Anyone Administer Your Botox® and Fillers

If you’re looking for a way to refresh and revitalize your appearance without the risks of more invasive treatments or surgery, you should consider Botox® and dermal fillers.

At Loven Dermatology & Aesthetics, our experienced dermatologists, Keith Loven, MD, and James Griffith, MD, offer comprehensive skin evaluations to determine if you’re a good candidate for injectable fillers or Botox. 

Dr. Loven and Dr. Griffith and their team also have extensive training in the proper way to administer these injections to ensure your safety and the highest quality results.

What to know about Botox and dermal fillers

Although Botox and fillers are both injectable aesthetic services, they work in different ways to enhance your face.


Botox is a prescription medication made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin. When used in aesthetics, the medicine temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for frown lines along your brow and creases around your eyes (crow’s feet).

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers often contain hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your body. Injections of fillers into specific areas of your face and lips can quickly restore lost volume. Fillers can also smooth out wrinkles, lines, and creases and enhance your natural facial contours.

Both options are minimally invasive ways to improve your appearance with results that are long-lasting and natural-looking. There’s a low risk for complications if the person administering the injections has the experience and skill to do so properly.

Why experience matters with injectables

Any aesthetic treatment requires the supervision of an experienced medical provider. While there are injectable services available at salons and spas, the technicians may not have the medical background and knowledge to ensure your safety.

This inexperience can lead to complications. For instance, injecting Botox into the wrong muscles or administering too much Botox can leave you with nerve damage and facial paralysis. These issues can have long-term effects on your physical health and your appearance.

Missteps in administering dermal fillers can lead to lumps under your skin or noticeable defects in your facial symmetry. An unskilled provider can also cause bruising, bleeding, and permanent skin damage that leaves scars and increases your risk for infection. In more serious cases, skin tissue death can occur.

These complications can be difficult to correct. Damage to your skin may also require more invasive procedures, including surgery.

What you can expect from our injectable services

Before we recommend Botox or dermal fillers as part of your treatment plan, we complete a comprehensive skin evaluation and review your medical history. This helps us identify underlying health issues like allergies that can negatively affect your injectable treatment.

During your treatment, we follow a custom-made plan that we design specifically to meet your needs. This ensures you receive the right dosage of Botox or dermal fillers in the right location, so your results look and feel natural.

We can also customize a plan for maintenance injections to help you retain your results in the long term.

To find out how you can benefit from our expertise with Botox and dermal filler injections, call the Loven Dermatology & Aesthetics office nearest you or request a consultation online today. We’re located in Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, and Springfield, Tennessee.

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