Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are becoming more and more popular. Unfortunately, there are also many ‘cowboys’ out there. For instance, Botox is now offered in many places, from aesthetic clinics to medi-spas and to nail salons and hairdressers, with so many choices at varying price points it can be daunting to know which one to choose. The promises of younger looking skin and no more wrinkles are everywhere.
It is vital that you do your research and ensure your safety comes first, it’s not a good idea to just pop to your local beautician on a whim without doing the proper research. It is your face, after all.
Check the website for before and after photos of THEIR OWN WORK. The majority of practitioners use stock photos provided by product manufacturers
Quality over price
Because of the popularity of Botox and dermal filler treatments, nowadays many places are offering these procedures at cheap prices. There is saying that ‘You Get What You Pay For’ and this cannot be anymore true. If a price seems too good to be true then it probably is as the quality of the product.
Clinic or beauty salon or hairdressers?
Exercise caution when it comes to non-mainstream premises; hair dressers, department stores, nail and beauty salons etc that are now offering Botox and dermal filler treatments. Medical cosmetic injections should only be carried out by an appropriately trained medical practitioner; not by beauty therapists who lack the necessary clinical background. Medical treatments such as Botox and dermal filler injections should only be carried out in a clean, safe and appropriate clinical environment to avoid infection.
Consultation and follow-up service
Most reputable clinics now offer free consultations to patients who are curious about the procedure and want to find out more. This is good practice and allows you to check the premises and staff to make sure you feel comfortable. This is also a great opportunity to ask the doctor any questions or raise any concerns you may have. There should be no pressure to have the treatment at the end of the free consultation. Ensure the clinic has a follow up service.
Ask your friends, colleagues and relatives
Your hairdresser and beauty therapist are great places to start! They talk all day long about such things and have access to a large number of clients. You can’t go wrong with this tip. Ask your friends or colleagues who have had this treatment for their opinions about their doctors. We also have a ‘refer a friend’ scheme. Recommend a friend or family member and receive a FREE Microdermabrasion facial. We are that confident your friends will love us.