In recent years there’s been a big upsurge in people having Botox treatments to help keep the facial lines and wrinkles at bay. Botox is the one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK and US, with many people finding it an ideal way to refresh and revitalise the skin, but it’s also used to successfully treat a range of medical problems, including excessive sweating, migraines, eye twitching, muscle spasms and bladder problems.
Botox, indeed any injectable treatment, should always be performed by a medical professional in a sterile environment, and certainly not at home at a Botox party which is where groups of women gather at someone’s home and either self-inject or have Botox administered by an inexperienced person. There’s a danger that if Botox isn’t injected properly you could end up with the wrong muscles being paralysed, and you could be left with droopy eyelids and eyebrows. At worse, the injection could even paralyse the muscles that move your eyeball, which may cause problems that can ultimately affect your eyesight. When an untrained person administers Botox the risk of infection is higher than with a fully trained practitioner, and if there’s any problems after the treatment there’s no access to follow-up care.
The trained practitioner has an eye for aesthetics and will be able to correctly determine the required amount of Botox you will need for a subtle result. It is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the world for many reasons; including how natural and revitalising the results can look.
Those who administer Botox should have full training, as the procedure requires a high level of ability, along with talent and an artistic eye for the craft. Any offers you may see for Botox treatment which costs a lot less than the standard price means it’s highly likely that some compromises been made; either in the skill of the person giving the injections or the amount or quality of the product being used.
So to stay safe, if you want any cosmetic treatment, it’s always advisable to go a clinic where you’ll be guaranteed the best service and you’ll know that you are having your treatment at a medically regulated clinic.
At any clinic you are under no obligation to undergo any treatment. When you’re at your consultation, if you don’t feel confident about the practitioner, the treatment or cleanliness of the clinic then you can decline any treatment. Many clinics offer free consultations without same day injections, meaning you can get to know the practitioner and if you decide if you feel comfortable with them, you can either go ahead with your treatment or book an appointment for another day.