With huge numbers of clinics opening nationally, it seems that more and more of us are now turning to Botox to remove unwanted lines and wrinkles (as well as several years).
While Botox can be a great way to help create or maintain your best you, it’s important to know you can trust the person administering it. We’ve all seen amazing examples of Botox done well, but, unfortunately, there are also too many examples out there of Botox gone…ahem, not so well.
So, how do make sure you’re getting the best possible treatment?
Here are our five top tips for selecting a Botox practitioner.
1. Look at qualifications
The increasing popularity of Botox has led to an uplift in the number of places offering it. But how do you know the practitioner is fully qualified?
Looking out for the types of qualifications the practitioner holds, and their level of experience is key. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their certificates and training, how many procedures they’ve done and whether they’re part of a recognised professional association, such as GDC, GMC or NMC.
2. Check out reviews
Word of mouth and reviews are strong indicators of how good a Botox professional is. Reading tons of great reviews regarding the level of care and hygiene can fill you with confidence that you’re selecting the right one. But if a practitioner is getting a lot of negative reviews, stay well away.
3. Get pricing clarity
As with anything, the cost of Botox treatments can vary greatly, but one thing you should look for is a practitioner who is upfront and transparent about pricing. Will it be a single course, or will you need to go back for more treatments several months down the line? If so, how much will this cost you in the long run?
Don’t let hidden costs be the cause of any additional lines!
4. Find out about pre-consultations and aftercare
As Botox is technically a medical procedure, it’s important to know you’re in safe hands. So, looking for a practitioner who will provide the pre-consultations and aftercare you need is essential.
Turning up on the day of the appointment without having had any information on the treatment is a no-no. Instead, look for an administrator who will take the time to explain the procedure and what it will mean for you.
Aftercare is important too, and your practitioner should see you again after your treatment to answer any questions you have and check on your results.
5. Ask about insurance
It’s never nice to imagine that anything will go wrong during a Botox session, but it is important to consider whether if it actually did, the clinic has the appropriate insurance that will cover you.
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