1. Do Your Research
Is the practitioner a registered doctor, dentist or nurse? Have they complete the necessary training in aesthetic medicine? Do they keep up to date with best practice guidelines and the latest advances in aesthetic medicine?
When you meet the practitioner for the first time, do you feel comfortable with them? Patients often overlook this point but it is important that you feel comfortable and understood. You must be transparent about your full medical history so that the practitioner can assess your suitability for the procedure. Sometimes botox isn’t the best treatment for the result a patient is seeking and the practitioner should be able to explain different cosmetic options. Also, when the practitioner fully understands your wishes, he/she can tailor the treatment and explain the realistic results that are achievable for you.
What is the clinic like? Is it clean and comfortable? Is the clinic registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ? You wouldn’t have a minor operation performed at a hairdresser’s salon, so why would you have a prescription medicine such as botox injected in a non-clinical space?