Benefits of Getting BOTOX® from a Dermatologist Instead of a Medi Spa

Benefits of Getting BOTOX® from a Dermatologist Instead of a Medi Spa

BOTOX® is one of the most common forms of cosmetic treatments worldwide. This quick and often painless procedure offers instant results that smooth fine lines and wrinkles while giving skin a fuller, more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. To receive BOTOX®, there are several different facilities a person can go to, including a medi spa and a dermatologist clinic. While both of these are valid options, there are benefits to receiving BOTOX® injections from a certified dermatologist instead of from an esthetician at a medi spa. To learn more about the differences between a medi spa and a dermatology clinic, as well as the different training the staff of each receives, read below.

Dermatologist Versus Esthetician: What’s The Difference?

What Is A Dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists often diagnose and treat conditions ranging from severe medical concerns such as melanoma (a form of skin cancer) to cosmetic concerns. These trained medical professionals go to school for 12 years or more. Licensing as a dermatologist requires at least 4 years of undergraduate studies, 4 years of medical school, a 1-year internship, and 3 years of medical residency. Dermatologists are highly qualified to address all skin, hair, and nail concerns in patients of any age and they can diagnose any skin condition, including diagnoses that save lives. 

What Is An Esthetician?
An esthetician is a professional who is qualified and licensed to give skin care advice and administer some forms of treatment. Estheticians usually undergo 3 years of training and tend to focus on the wellness and maintenance of the skin. Unlike dermatologists, estheticians focus largely on cosmetic concerns. Sometimes estheticians may refer a client to a dermatologist or they may otherwise be in contact with a client’s dermatologist to discuss skin health.

What Is A Medi Spa?
Also referred to as a MedSpa or a medical spa, these businesses are a combination of a day spa and a medical facility. Typically, the services of a medi spa range from minor medical skin procedures like BOTOX® injections, chemical peels, and skin tag removals, while also offering spa services, such as waxing, massages, and pedicures. While medi spa employees are qualified to operate certain devices for cosmetic procedures that clients are not recommended to use at home, such as in the case of microdermabrasion, medi spas employ estheticians instead of dermatologists. Medi spas tend to be more focused on cosmetic procedures and less on the medical treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

What Are the Benefits Of Receiving BOTOX® From A Dermatologist?
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that prevents the release of neurotransmitters to temporarily prevent muscles from moving. While this can offer fantastic skin rejuvenation results, it also requires an experienced professional. If a person has a skin condition, BOTOX® needs to be discussed in a medical capacity before the injections are administered. Since medi spas aren’t medical practices and their workers are not certified doctors, they cannot give medical examinations or analyses. If you have any form of skin irregularity, such as a rash, inflammation, injury, or even sensitive skin, it is best to visit a dermatologist for any BOTOX® injections. This way, you can discuss your skin with a doctor and get their professional medical opinion before the injections, as well as their care and knowledge during and after the injections. If you are receiving BOTOX® due to an underlying condition, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), your dermatologist can help you manage your underlying condition.

Dermatologist Administered BOTOX® In Calgary

If you are considering BOTOX®, ensure you avoid any negative reactions by receiving a preliminary examination with a trained dermatologist and receiving your BOTOX® injections from a medical professional. For safe, quick, and painless BOTOX® injections in Calgary, choose a dermatologist who specializes in BOTOX® injections, like Dr. Danny Guo at Rejuvenation Dermatology. Our Calgary dermatology team is experienced in administering this and other effective and transformative skin treatments. For fantastic BOTOX® results in Calgary, contact Dr. Danny Guo at 1-403-286-6888 or fill out the online contact form.


The effects of Botox injections usually last 3 to 4 months

There is little to no recovery over BOTOX® and most people leave the appointment to immediately resume regular activities. It is possible to experience some mild pain, swelling, or bruising after injections, but these should dissipate 24 to 48 hours after your appointment.

The Calgary dermatologists at Rejuvenation Dermatology focus on reducing fine lines and wrinkles while still maintaining a natural look that complements your face. Because our use of BOTOX® is strategic and not overdone, it will not target any muscles it is not supposed to so you should not have difficulty making all forms of facial expressions.

Distinctive Dermatology

Distinctive Dermatology

Dr. Danny Guo promises informative, compassionate, and the most competent care for every dermatology patient he serves in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. He is highly educated and one of fewer than 30 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Canada. For information on medical referrals or to book your complimentary cosmetic consultation contact our office at 1-403-286-6888.

Healthy. Beautiful.

Danny Guo MD is committed to serving patients in Calgary and Alberta as a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable source for expert skincare. With a careful and compassionate approach, Dr. Guo offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services allowing patients to choose health and to feel good in the skin they are in.
Connect with our office at 1-403-286-6888 for your free consultation.

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