I offer my patients the very latest in products and application techniques because of my commitment to ongoing education. I have completed close to 40 advanced courses since 2002 and attend annual society meetings. I have the distinction of being a certified instructor for Allergan—the manufacturer of Botox®, Juvederm®, and Kybella®. I teach plastic surgeons and other physicians and practitioners, who are interested in growing their injectable practice, the nuances associated with minimally invasive rejuvenation.
Educating patients on how they are aging and what might improve their appearance is the foundation of any treatment plan. That is the reason I spend an inordinate amount of time in consultation. Often where a patient thinks they want product and where they need them are two different things. I help them understand what will make the biggest difference to achieve what they desire–holistically. I believe less is more with fillers because they are so easily overdone. Evidence of overly aggressive “corrections” are everywhere. Yes, injectables are “minimally invasive” and temporary, but when done poorly you can look just as bizarre as plastic surgery gone wrong.
All injectors are not created equal. Product and price are not as important as the provider. A great experience and optimal outcomes are predicated upon the skills and expertise that come from training, judgment and a keen sense of artistry.