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March 22, 2017

Is your Botox® practitioner qualified? Here’s how to check!

A rise in non-surgical treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers has seen a change in the way people feel about cosmetic treatments. Lots of people are more open to receiving Botox® to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and treat medical conditions such as migraines, chronic pain, bladder weakness and excessive sweating. Now, the demand for Botox® treatments is higher than ever and more industry related professionals are introducing Botox® services as part of their business. Accredited health professionals such as dentists, doctors, nurses and pharmacists have started to offer quality cosmetic treatments as well as some clinics and beauty salons. With so many places offering Botox® now, it is much more difficult to tell an official practitioner apart from those administering Botox® illegally. We have listed the important things to look out for before getting your Botox® treatment, to ensure that the practitioner you have chosen is experienced and fully accredited.

Are they accredited?

Assuming you have already looked up reviews and testimonials of your chosen practice, don’t be afraid to ask for additional proof that your practitioner is qualified in Botox® administration. It is more worthwhile to be thorough in your research than go ahead with unsafe Botox® injections which could generate poor results. It is also a good idea to check for additional indicators of authentication on their website such as Save Face accreditation. Save Face is an online resource that only lists genuine, accredited cosmetic practices to help people to make safer and more informed decisions when getting treatment. Looking up your chosen practice on Save Face to see if they are listed can help you determine whether they are officially certified.

Is the price too good to be true?

We all love a bargain, but at what cost are you willing to get cheap Botox®? Overly ‘cost-effective’ treatments are usually a good warning sign of poor-quality and can end up costing you a lot more than a larger treatment bill. The reason that cosmetic treatments cost as much as they do is because practitioners invest in high-quality products, equipment and treatment facilities, to ensure they can provide clients with the safest treatments possible. So, remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Is the clinical environment clean and hygienic?

Cosmetic treatment rooms must comply with specific health and safety regulations to ensure they are clean enough to safely administer Botox® in. Botox® injections (and other cosmetic treatments) should not be received outside of a professional and immaculate environment, as there is a much higher risk of infection. Thankfully, most reputable practices offer a free consultation before treatment, giving you the chance to review the clinical environment before committing to any treatments.

Do they have insurance cover?

Cosmetic practitioners must be properly insured for clients to be protected if something goes wrong. It is important to check this before undergoing any treatment as it will confirm you are medically covered and allow you to judge the credibility of the clinic. Again, don’t be afraid to ask this type of question in your initial consultation. Cosmetic insurance should be standard practice and if your chosen practitioners aren’t insured, it might be time to look elsewhere.

What is their aftercare service like?

Aftercare appointments should be a routine service offered by practitioners. It enables them to check on the results of the treatment and to ensure that the procedure went smoothly. As Botox® can take up to two weeks to work properly, practitioners often request an aftercare session with you, to see whether the treatment has worked or whether additional injections are required. That is why it is important to find out about the aftercare service at the clinic you are considering using.

If you are considering Botox® treatment and are looking for a friendly and reputable practice to discuss treatment options with, Ten Facial Aesthetics is Save Face accredited. Call us today for your free consultation on: 0203 553 8368.