What’s an Expert Injector, Anyway?

Plastic surgeon from Louisville explains the title of ExpertInjector.

Ablative. Hyaluronic acid. ExpertInjector™.

Have you heard these terms before? It’s OK if you’re not familiar with them — not many patients are! I know there are plenty of terms I use as a plastic surgeon around our Louisville and Lexington offices that aren’t exactly household names, and that’s just fine. Patients don’t need to pass a vocabulary exam just to get exceptional care, but there are a few things I believe they should know, depending on the treatments and procedures they’re receiving. For patients who choose BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler treatments, for instance, one of those terms is “ExpertInjector.”

So what is an ExpertInjector, exactly? This designation is granted by an independent organization that requires a high level of training and experience. The title indicates that the provider consistently uses quality techniques for injection, placement, and maintenance of injectable treatments, whether administering BOTOX in your crow’s feet or JUVÉDERM® in your cheeks.

The ExpertInjector title is one that Dr. Calobrace and I are each proud to hold. It serves as a reminder to our patients that they will receive the highest level of quality care when visiting our practice.

Let’s look at 4 factors that make ExpertInjectors the most qualified individuals in the field and differentiate them from other providers.

Board Certification

According to the ExpertInjector website, the title is awarded only to “board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists and oculoplastic surgeons who have demonstrated due diligence in regards to patient safety, reliable results and consumer education.” Board-certified doctors have undergone rigorous education, training, and testing to become some of the top physicians in their fields. Qualifying medical boards for ExpertInjectors include The American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Dermatology, and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, to name a few. A full list can be found on their website, at www.ExpertInjector.org.

Safety

Safety is paramount, both in the injectable products being used and the tools and facilities where they’re administered. Therefore, ExpertInjectors purchase only FDA-approved products that have the clinical research to support their quality. Plus, they are purchased directly from the manufacturer, so there is no risk that they have been tampered with or altered. ExpertInjectors are also prepared with the necessary products and tools to treat a patient in the rare occurrence of an adverse reaction.

Patient Education

I love educating my patients about the products and treatments they’re receiving. As an ExpertInjector, I ensure my patients are aware of the different injectable options available to them, and the benefits of each. I help them choose which product will best achieve their desired results, and I carry a diverse range of products so that all of their options are available at the time of their visit.

Training

ExpertInjectors have all received extensive training in their respective field, as well as in the injectable products they’re administering. While the physicians can’t always perform the treatment, they often have physician assistants and nurses who also have been trained in accredited injectable programs. At CaloSpa, our team is expertly trained to perform the injectable treatments, so we’re confident that our patients receive the beautiful, natural-looking results they desire.

Receiving your injectable treatment under the supervision of an ExpertInjector can help ensure your health and beauty. To help our patients prepare for all of the exciting Derby events happening around Kentucky this spring, CaloSpa is holding 2 ExpertInjector events during March, on the 17th in Lexington and the 24th in Louisville. We’ll educate patients about the options available and help them choose which products may best fit their needs. Sign up by calling our practice at (502) 814-3000 or contacting us online.

If you’re seeking a plastic surgeon or ExpertInjector but don’t live in the Louisville or Lexington area, you can find a qualified practitioner in your area by using the search tool available on each page at www.ExpertInjector.org.

Plastic surgeon from Louisville explains the title of ExpertInjector.

About Dr. Nana Mizuguchi

Nana N. Mizuguchi, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Mizuguchi brings a high level of experience in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center. He is a highly-skilled Louisville, Kentucky plastic surgeon with an artistic vision for beauty. His key goals are to provide exceptional quality of care, compassion, patient education, and exceptional surgical outcomes. Dr. Mizuguchi is the leading Sculptra® Aesthetic injector in the region and continues to lecture not only to physicians and injectors but to his patients during his evening events. He has designed a "liquid facelift" utilizing injectable fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic, and BOTOX® Cosmetic in Louisville, KY to create a non-surgical result for those who are not quite ready for a traditional facelift. View all posts by Dr. Nana Mizuguchi

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