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5 tips on finding a great Botox® clinic

botox clinicBotox® is one of the most popular and widely-recommended non-surgical cosmetic, injectable procedures around and there are literally thousands of people practicing Botox® injections in the UK. However, not all Botox® clinics are alike and some practitioners may not even be fully qualified to administer this highly potent medicine. So, it’s really important to do your homework, when it comes to finding a skilled clinician and a professional and clinical environment before you have this procedure. So that you know what to look for in a great Botox® clinic, we have come up with 5 key tips, to help you understand why it’s important to choose your Botox® clinic, and your practitioner, very wisely.

Tip 1. Make sure your practitioner is medically-qualified

Botox® is a very powerful drug and should only be administered by a medical professional, such as a doctor, dentist, plastic surgeon or prescribing nurse. If in the wrong hands, like so many medications, Botox® can be dangerous. Not only that, but if someone has not had medical training, as well as the training in the administration of Botox® injections and something goes wrong, the chances are, this could have disastrous results. Dr Dan Dhunna is a fully qualified medical professional with extensive training and over 20 years’ experience in administering Botox® injections for anti-ageing and medical purposes. His clinics in London and the Midlands all adhere to CQC and GMC guidelines and maintain excellence in their clinical and professional practices. Dr Dan Dhunna is not only highly qualified, but has a natural artistic flair. This comes from understanding the facial anatomy and the tools and medicines he can work with, to correct imperfections and beautify the face, but keeping appearances natural looking.

Tip 2. Ask to see before and after images

If there are no before or after images on your chosen clinic’s website, ask for a set of photos or a link to be sent to you, so that you can see the kind of work that can be achieved by the practitioner. You won’t ever achieve the exact results that someone else has, as you are unique and so is your facial appearance, skin quality and face shape, however, you can use these images as a guide to the kind of improvements that can be achieved with your chosen practitioner and make an informed decision, based on these images.

Tip 3. Have a no obligation consultation and skin analysis

Any good practitioner who is responsible and ethical will ask that you attend a consultation, prior to any treatment that you are looking to have done and at Dr Dan Dhunna’s clinics in London and the Midlands, it’s something we insist on. This initial meeting is really important for both you and the doctor. It will enable you to discuss your concerns and what is bothering you about your face, the lines and wrinkles that are annoying you and your expectations. The doctor will also be able to analyse your skin, assess your facial anatomy and advise whether Botox® could solve the problem. He will also check your medical history to ensure that there are no contraindications, which might restrict or prevent the treatment from going ahead and finally, he will explain the changes he thinks that Botox® would make and expected longevity of results. It’s a vital first meeting to ensure that a Botox® treatment for lines and wrinkles, will be safe and suitable for you to undergo. Once you are both happy with the outcome of this meeting, you can go ahead and book your treatment.

Tip 4. Ask which products will be used and ask to see the packaging

There are many brands of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® is just one of them) and you need to make sure that your practitioner is using a brand that is well respected and FDA approved. Botox® is one of the most popular of these brands, but it is not the cheapest. Therefore, some practitioners opt for lesser known brands that come from overseas and don’t carry the same safety profile as Botox®, or indeed other brands like BoCouture, Dysport or Xeomin®. Make sure the package has not been opened or used and that the practitioner is not using a sub-standard brand. You might also want to make sure that your practitioner is not under-dosing the Botox® so as to lessen the risk of complications. This shows a lack of confidence and can ultimately give you a poor result. Ask the practitioner how long they have been practicing Botox® injections and ask to see their certificates of qualifications in this practice, so you know you are receiving a quality treatment using a quality brand.

Tip 5. Don’t be disheartened if your practitioner recommends an alternative treatment

It’s true, Botox® is fantastic for temporarily smoothing expression lines and dynamic wrinkles, but did you know that it will not affect wrinkles or deep furrows which are static on the face (appear even when the face is at rest). If your practitioner is a medically-qualified one and suggests that an alternative treatment might be more suitable for your concerns, they are most-likely correct and trying to save you money! In some cases, a treatment using dermal fillers, threads or even dermal peels might be suggested. It all depends on what bothers you. You might really be unhappy with your marionette lines or the tone or quality of your skin and Botox®, in this case, won’t cut the mustard. A good medical practitioner with lots of experience will have an armoury of treatments to select from and will always use their duty of care and ethics to steer you in the right decision, so you not only spend your money wisely, but obtain the results that you are looking for. Something that Dr Dan Dhunna swears by and insists on, so if he says “no” to Botox®, there’s a good reason for it.

Botox® is an amazing treatment and both men and women can look younger and fresher and feel more confident, in having their twice annual injections, but it’s very important to do your research and due diligence before choosing a practitioner or clinic. If you would like more information on Botox® treatments with Dr Dan Dhunna, make a call to our team and we can help, or book you for a no obligation consultation with the doctor, to discuss.

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