Needle Knowhow: Dr. Brad Bengtson is One of Two ExpertInjectors™ in West MichiganPosted On: October 31, 2015
Let’s be blunt about sharp things: If somebody’s going to stick a needle into you, you want to be sure that person really knows what they’re doing, right?
These days, it seems like just about anyone can offer cosmetic injectables, including Juvéderm® and BOTOX®. Grand Rapids and other cities in Michigan are filled with gynecologists, dentists, and interns who say they can help you with your facial wrinkles, but most of that crowd has only a general, minimal understanding of facial aesthetics. And while safety is always emphasized and strived for, someone who learned to administer BOTOX® in a weekend course is going to approach the powerful cosmetic very differently from someone who’s incorporated BOTOX® into a daily routine for years.
While you can—and should—investigate the reputation and experience of any professional seeking to provide you with BOTOX® or other injectables, you can also seek out those who have earned the ExpertInjector™ seal of quality.
The ExpertInjector™ designation is for medical professionals—specifically plastic surgeons and dermatologists—who fit a precise set of criteria. They must be board certified and use only FDA-approved injectables bought directly from the manufacturer (Allergan, in the case of BOTOX®), which also must provide any necessary training. They must personally perform or directly oversee any injections handled in their practice, where they maintain accurate records, ensure patients’ informed consent, prepare for possible adverse reactions or complications, provide education relating to the various injectables available, and hold their own nurses and physician assistants to rigorous standards that involve their own training programs and office guidelines.
This ensures that the professionals administering BOTOX® and other injectables are clearly committed to keeping patients as safe as possible as they deliver individualized, thoughtful treatments designed to maximize each woman’s and man’s natural beauty.
And isn’t that the point of injectables?
Dr. Brad Bengtson is one of only two ExpertInjectors® in West Michigan—a designation he takes seriously by sticking to all of the necessary requirements, keeping a sterile environment at the practice, and leading a team that travels the nation to receive training from other ExpertInjectors™. In turn, Dr. Bengtson provides training for those who come to him, and Physician Assistant Roxanne Cornelius trains professionals on her trips around the country.
Visit this team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan’s downtown Grand Rapids. For more information about BOTOX® and other injectables, call (616) 588-8880 or 1-877-822-8880, or send a message online.Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery