Safe, Experienced Injectables (Juvaderm,Restylane,Botox,etc.)
By Dr. Sutton Graham on June 29, 2009
We want patients to have a great experience, whether they need standard facial rejuvenation surgery, some type of mini-lift, or enhancement with injectables such as Juvaderm, Restylane or Botox.
We recommend you do your homework. Ask about certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Otolaryngology (with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Facial Cosmetic Surgery) for surgical procedures. Ophthalmologists should also be experienced around the eye area.
Recently, doctors from all unrelated specialties have been attracted to cosmetic surgery (ie. Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, etc.). When you find a "Medical Spa" or "Cosmetic Medicine" practice, inquire about the board certification and experience of the physician. If other personnel will be performing your injections (nurse[RN], nurse practitioner [NP-C], esthetician [non-medical] or technician [un-licensed]) you need to know even more.
Dr. Graham and Janice Sarrer NP-C have excellent background and specific additional injectable training.
The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety was set up by reputable organizations to promote public safety. See their site at http://www.injectablesafety.org/. They have videos and quality information. There is additional info on our site http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/html/injectables.html
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"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.