How To Choose A Botox Or Fillers Clinic

Choosing a Botox® clinic or private practitioner for the first time can be very difficult; however, there are a few simple things to look out for which will make the process easier and ensure you have a great experience.

Here are 7 tips to consider before choosing a Botox® clinic:

1. Are they qualified?

Injecting Botox® is a very skilled procedure and should only be done by a qualified practitioner.

2. Are they registered?

Check the practitioner has registration with either the General Medical Council (GMC) for Doctors or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Nurses.

3. Are they insured?

Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure check that the practitioner has appropriate insurance cover (medical indemnity), this is to protect you if something goes wrong.

4. Do they offer free consultations?

Most reputable practitioners offer free consultations to clients who are curious about aesthetic treatments and want to find out more information. This is the perfect opportunity to ask the practitioner any questions or raise any concerns you may have. There should be no pressure to have the treatment there and then.

5. Are they aesthetics focused?

Look for practitioners whose main focus is Botox® and other aesthetic procedures such as Dermal Fillers.

6. Check online reviews

Read the practitioners online reviews to see what other customers thought of the service and look at their social media channels for examples of before & afters.

7. How much do they charge?

There are lots of clinics/practitioners offering Botox® or Dermal Fillers at ridiculously cheap prices, don’t make your decision on price alone. Check that what you are being charged is around the industry average price. In the UK the average price for three areas ranges from £200- £400, depending on the clinic and the location.

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5 FAQs About Botox® Treatments

1 – Are Botox® injections painful?

The simple answer is no, most people say the sensation of a cosmetic injection is similar to a mosquito bite. There is a slight pinching feeling at first but it only lasts for a few seconds. No anesthetic is necessary for botox®, but can be used if needed for fillers. In some filler products, local anaesthetic is included so numbs the area during the injection process. A very fine needle is used and small amounts of liquid or collagen are injected.

2 – Will using Botox® reduce my facial expression?

Many people think that getting Botox® injections will cause you to lose the ability to have facial expressions. The truth of the matter is that these procedures will simply enhance expressions rather than erase them completely. Those who have had the treatments performed by a trained and skilled injector are still able to display the entire range of facial expressions including frowning, smiling and appearing surprised. The treatment simply relaxes the muscle at the injection point.

4 – Is Botox® only good for facial lines

Botox® was actually developed as a treatment for neurological disorders not as a cosmetic facial treatment. It continues to be used for a variety of different conditions including depression, migraines, chronic neck and back pain, involuntary facial movements, strabismus, temporo-mandibular joint paint, hyperhidrosis as well as movement disorders such as facial spasms, writer’s cramps and neck tremors.

5 – Is Botox® Treatments unsafe or dangerous?

With nearly 20 years of use for a range of different conditions, Botox® has a long and well-established safety history. More than 16 million treatments have been performed since it was first introduced in the marketplace. No long term side effects have ever been seen in users of the treatments even in studies that followed people who received thirty or more injections over a period of 9 years. It would take a dose of more than 100 times the average dose given for cosmetic use for cosmetic Botox® treatments to be fatal.