What is the difference between having a nurse and a doctor perform botox injections?

Botox is a medical procedure, and it must therefore be administered by an approved cosmetic injectable provider. In some states this may be a physician, while others also allow nurses to do the injections. But what is the difference between having a nurse and a doctor perform botox injections (click here).

Can nurses inject botox?
Some states allow registered nurses, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners, to legally inject botox. You can check with either your state’s medical board or nursing board, to verify if nurses can do botox injections in your state.

In some cases nurses can administer botox injections without physician oversight, while others require that the physician be present. Clients should also check this out prior to getting botox treatment.

Difference between having a nurse or a doctor perform botox
Although nurses perform botox injections, it is the physician under which they practice who is legally responsible for ensuring the safety of patients.Since doctors are ultimately responsible for the results, it’s more reasonable to go to them for consultation and treatment.

Some clients also prefer to go to a plastic surgeon or dermatologistfor botox injections because of their specialist training, and knowledge of the facial anatomy.When treatment is done by these medical professionals, the results are generally very good, and the complications few.

When getting botox injections, the most important consideration should be the safety of the procedure, and this depends on the skill, training, and expertise of the injector. It is therefore advisable to choose an experienced doctor with the requisite injector training.

Contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS for more information on botox injections. Call (662) 377-6290 today, and schedule your consultation withDr. Mark Craig.

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