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Why You Don't Want Just Anyone Administering Your BOTOX® or Dermal Fillers

Deciding to do something constructive about the visible signs of aging that seem to appear on your face overnight is, for many women and men, a proactive approach to improving their appearance as well as their self-confidence. However, once you’ve resolved to get Botox®, dermal fillers, or a combination of both, you might be inclined to make an appointment at the first place that pops up in your Google search so you can enjoy the benefits as soon as possible. 

Here at Harmony Aesthetics Center in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, our team of highly skilled aesthetics experts, led by Melanie Abeyta, RN and Holly Houk, RN, recommend that you do some research before you dive face-first into the world of Botox and dermal fillers. Our nurses and aesthetics team have the experience to assess your facial structure, wrinkles, skin condition, and other factors to help determine how you can best benefit from our anti-aging cosmetic injectables. Not everybody does.

Take a few minutes to learn why you don’t want just anyone administering your Botox or dermal fillers. When it comes to your safety, well-being, and aesthetic goals, the reasons are quite compelling. 

Botox is a prescription-only medical injection

Receiving Botox in a medical setting, from a trained medical professional, is a wise decision. After all, Botox is a prescription-only cosmetic injectable solution. This means that only a licenced medical professional can order and prescribe Botox — an FDA-approved injection that temporarily smoothes frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crows feet. 

Botox underwent extensive research and testing before gaining FDA approval in 2002, so you can rest assured that when you receive Botox by a licensed medical professional, it’s a safe and effective treatment for your lines and wrinkles. 

Although Botox is an ideal choice for most men and women, we also offer the options of Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® — botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxers similar to Botox. When you come to Harmony Aesthetics, we talk to you about your health, your concerns, and your desired results and then recommend the cosmetic injections that are best for you as an individual. Finally, we tailor your treatment so you get a highly personalized approach to reducing wrinkles and enhancing your natural features. 

We offer a wide selection of dermal fillers

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wrinkle-reducing treatment, which is why we offer a wide selection of FDA-approved dermal fillers in addition to our botulinum toxin injections. That way, we can customize your cosmetic injectables to combination that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals the best. Our team has the skills, knowledge, and training to understand how these solutions work together to smooth wrinkles, plump up sagging skin, and give you a long-lasting, younger-looking appearance.

Our selection of dermal fillers serves a wide range of concerns, working in slightly different ways to achieve natural results. Depending on your unique needs, we may recommend any of the following dermal fillers:

Juvéderm and Restylane are hyaluronic fillers that help your skin look hydrated and plump. Radiesse helps promote new collagen growth while lifting and defining your facial features. And, Sculptra Aesthetic gradually replenishes lost collagen to restore facial volume with natural-looking results. 

Never receive Botox or dermal fillers in a non-medical setting

While the risk of adverse reactions to Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and the collection of dermal fillers we offer is low, you want to receive them from an experienced medical professional in the rare case that you have an allergic reaction or an unforeseen complication. Our nurses have the medical background and training to know what to do and how to resolve problems if they occur. Additionally, you want to be sure you’re in a sterile environment so there’s next-to-no risk of infection at the injection sites. 

A holistic approach to health and aesthetics

We can also help you prepare for your injections to reduce the risk of interactions with medications like blood thinners, supplements, and muscle relaxers. Even red wine can affect how you react to Botox and dermal filler injections. Knowing what to avoid before you receive your cosmetic injections can also help minimize any bruising or swelling. 


Now that you’re ready to do something for yourself to help you feel more youthful and self-assured, give us a call to schedule a consultation at 424-307-0983. You can also request an appointment through our convenient online booking system.

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