Why You Want an Experienced Medical Professional to Administer Your Botox®

Botox® has been the top choice for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for two decades, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In 2018 alone, nearly 7.5 million Americans opted for this neuromodulator to smooth out their dynamic lines and wrinkles. 

The reason why Botox hasn’t been bumped off its pedestal is because nothing works quite the same on those crow’s feet and laugh lines. By relaxing your facial muscles, Botox stops the very thing that causes those creases in the first place. Done right–Botox can give you back the face of your youth. Done wrong–it can give you a face you don’t even recognize.

That’s why it matters where you go for your Botox injections. Dr. Robert Skaggs at Kentucky Skin Cancer Center is a board-certified dermatologist trusted by countless patients throughout the Bowling Green and Franklin, Kentucky, communities to administer just the right amount of Botox in just the right places.

If you’re considering trying Botox for yourself, here’s why you should carefully consider who’s doing the treatment.

Who’s allowed to give Botox?

Although Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved and has been proven safe and effective for many years, it’s still a medication that needs to be handled with skill and expertise. Every state has its own rules about who can legally administer Botox. Many states allow nurse practitioners to administer Botox as long as they have a collaborating physician working with them. 

In Kentucky, a nurse practitioner does not need to be supervised by a licensed physician, which may matter when it comes to getting your desired results.

How to choose who administers your Botox

There are several things to look for when you’re searching for a good Botox provider.


Above all, make sure that the person you entrust with delivering your Botox injections is qualified. Check credentials and make sure they are certified to administer Botox. 


Injecting Botox is truly an art and a science. Your Botox administrator should not only be clinically qualified, but they should also have enough experience to know exactly where to insert the needles, at what depth, and at what target muscles. Inexperienced administrators can give you unwanted results.


Unfortunately, the world is full of fakes, and there are those who have tried to imitate Botox as well. The only way to make sure you’re receiving the genuine Botox injection made by Allergan is to inspect the packaging for the tamper-resistant seal and the unmistakable Allergan hologram on the vial.  


Naturally, you want the place where you get your Botox injections to be clean and sterile, as you would with any medical procedure. That’s why it’s a bad idea to participate in a so-called “Botox party,” where sterile standards aren’t observed and infection is highly possible.

Dr. Skaggs and our team here at Kentucky Skin Cancer Center checks all of the above boxes for experience, authenticity, and more. Our commitment to unsurpassed safety and amazing results has earned us the reputation as one of the premier, comprehensive skin care centers in the state. 

If you’re looking for a Botox administrator you can trust to get it right on every level, call us at either of our two locations in Bowling Green and Franklin, Kentucky, to come see for yourself.

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