Why You Want a Board-Certified Physician to Administer Your Fillers and Botox

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For the same reasons you’d hire an expertly trained professional to renovate your home, provide financial advice, or even change the oil in your sports car, you should only trust health care experts to take care of your physical and emotional well-being. At RB Laser Lipo & Aesthetics in Palm Desert, California, Ronald Bush, MD, and his highly skilled medical aesthetics team offer the highest standard of dermal fillers and Botox® injections so patients of all ages can look and feel their absolute best. Dr. Bush explains why you want a board-certified physician to administer your fillers and Botox.

Safety should be your first priority

One of the most important reasons you should only choose a board-certified physician who specializes in medical aesthetic treatments is for your own safety. Botox injections and dermal fillers are medical solutions that you should only receive in a safe, sterile, licensed practice. A trained, certified doctor understands your facial structure and knows exactly where to administer your injections for the maximum effect while maintaining your health and safety.

Additionally, while adverse reactions to dermal fillers and Botox injections are uncommon, you want to be in the care of a medical expert and staff who know how to handle a medical emergency, should the situation arise. Even if it’s not as serious as an emergency, knowing how to treat an allergic reaction is just as important. A board-certified physician like Dr. Bush is a medical doctor, so he can handle situations with the confidence and knowledge that comes with his extensive training and education in the medical field.

Just say no to the ‘frozen’ look

Another reason you want to choose a board-certified physician for your Botox and dermal filler injections is so you can look natural and make natural facial expressions. If you go with an aesthetic provider who’s not a medical expert, you could end up with the “frozen” or “plastic” look. Knowing where to inject the Botox and dermal fillers, and how much you need to achieve your desired outcome, is essential.

Before administering dermal fillers or Botox, Dr. Bush discusses the specific areas of your face you’d like to enhance. Then he determines which type of filler or injectable best meets your needs. For example, Botox — a purified form of botulinum toxin — smooths lines across your forehead and between your eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet at the outer corners of your eyes.

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® — just a few of the cosmetic injectables Dr. Bush offers — can help restore lost volume in your cheeks and lips, and minimize the creases and laugh lines around your nose and mouth.

How do you know which one works best for you, or perhaps which combination of treatments accomplishes your aesthetic goals? You don’t. That’s why you need an experienced, board-certified doctor who can customize a treatment based on your individual needs.

Beware of Botox ‘parties’

Botox and dermal fillers are not social affairs, so be wary if you’re invited to a Botox party where food and alcohol are served. It sounds a bit over the top to us, since Dr. Bush is an accredited medical professional who only administers injectables in his safe, sterile office.

In fact, the state of California doesn’t allow aestheticians to administer Botox and cosmetic injectables. Only a board-certified, licensed physician can legally do so.

Keep in mind that medical procedures are private experiences between you and your doctor. It shouldn’t be an experience that takes place in someone’s home or in a hotel conference room during a large gathering to get ready for a wedding or other special occasion.

We’re all for helping you look your best as you walk down the aisle, or as the mother of the bride, but to avoid a potential aesthetic disaster before the big day, we highly recommend making an appointment for a private consultation in our sterile medical facility. (If you’re not convinced, please read above about how safety should be your first priority when it comes to dermal fillers and Botox injections.)


If you’re considering enhancing your appearance with Botox and dermal fillers, call our office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool. Not only do you receive the medical expertise and care you deserve, but you also have peace of mind that you’re not taking any chances with aesthetic treatments to help you look and feel your absolute best.

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