Wrinkle injectables are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment year after year. Thousands of women and men of different ages come to clinics and practitioners across the UK for this injection treatment every year.
Dr Dennis Wolf recently spoke to Female First about things people should think about before having a Botox treatment so we decided to follow up with further details and some more tips. Patient safety is our top priority at The Private Clinic and we would like to see standards raised across the industry.
1. Learn about Botox
Please do familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of any cosmetic treatment you are having. We believe the best patient is an informed patient so we try on our website, blog and social media channels to share information that can help anyone considering treatments. Botox is no different.
Botox is a brand/trade name for the Botulinum toxin which is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is an effective muscle relaxer and has been approved for well over 10 years for cosmetic use, with its medical use extending back to the 1950s.
Botulinum toxin is used to treat a huge range of medical problems, including excessive sweating, migraines, eye twitching, muscle spasms and bladder problems. It is the most popular cosmetic procedure year after year in the UK and US as many people find it a great way to maintain and revitalise their skin. The best cosmetic results aren’t noticeable so always choose a good clinic to avoid a frozen look.
2. Make sure you choose a qualified and experienced practitioner
Botox should only ever be administered by an experienced and qualified medical professional or you risk completely unnecessary additional complications that could affect your health indefinitely. Don’t be afraid to ask for their qualifications as well as proof of them. Just 5 minutes of research at home about those qualifications could potentially save you a lot of trouble. It’s a great treatment that really does work so choose carefully.
3. Less is more
Here at The Private Clinic we specialise in natural-looking results. You can easily avoid the “frozen look” with us as our practitioners have many years of experience delivering on our promises. A good clinic will let you know what will work best for you. As a result it may be that you’re not suitable just yet (a compliment for sure) or we may recommend you don’t need as many areas treated as you thought.
4. Know the risks
Every cosmetic treatment has a degree of risk, Botox is no different. If you choose a good doctor or nurse, medical complications are very minimal. No one has died from the cosmetic injection of Botox and complications are rare. It’s the most popular cosmetic procedure every year for very good reason and more people than you expect get it done without anyone knowing. However, for example, a few people may not respond well to the treatment and see the results they would like. It is important to discuss possible risks with your clinic prior to treatment and keep in contact if something goes wrong. Please see point number 2 for more details about how to protect yourself against a bad practitioner.
5. It’s very important to be realistic
Celebrities can spend huge amounts of money on their beauty treatments, something very few can emulate. It’s important not to look at celebrities or other people as ultimate goals, for instance, and look at Botox treatments as ways to enhance you. We can help you manage your expectations by explaining the treatment to you in its entirety. Botox can be used to prevent and treat wrinkles so it attracts people of most ages but a good skincare routine and protecting yourself against the sun can work wonders too. Remind yourself that cosmetic Botox is primarily an effective way to rejuvenate and manage the visible ageing process.
The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic of Harley Street offers anti-wrinkle injections in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/anti-ageing/wrinkle-relaxing-injections