There’s been a rise in ‘Botox parties’ in the UK that has led to compromised safety and compromised results. These treatments are performed in homes by non-medical professionals, in other words illegally, and are not receiving the due attention they need. You should only go to a medical professional for Botox, and here’s why.
Botox is prescription-only
Because Botox uses a medically regulated toxin, it is only available through prescription. This also means it should only be performed by trained medical professionals. Doctors, Dentists, Surgeons, and Nurses can all perform Botox if they are trained in aesthetics and are able to or have access to prescription services. These trained professionals should always be trusted over beauticians or non-medical professionals to ensure that your treatments are safe. Not to mention, it is quite literally illegal for Botox to be performed by anyone other than a qualified medical professional.
Side effects and complications
Botox injections and treatments do come with some side effects, which a medical professional is perfectly aware of and will advise you on. For example, its normal to experience some discomfort, minor bruising at injection sites, and even flu-like symptoms for 24-48 hours after your treatment. Your medical professional can advise on how best to manage these side effects and assure you that these are fairly normal, but a non-medical injector might not be aware of them and therefore cause you worry if you do encounter them. Also, if complications do arise after treatment, a medical professional is the best placed to help correct these.
Knowing your anatomy
Botox is injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area, meaning it goes more than skin deep. A beautician can be trusted to perform surface-level treatments, but anything underneath the skin should only be trusted to trained professionals. A medical professional that is trained in aesthetics has learned where to place the injections for certain results and understands that injectables are a treatment journey and not just a one-time ‘fix’. Because they understand your anatomy, facial features, and the modality of Botox itself better than a non-medical practitioner, your results are likely to be of a high-quality and achieved a lot safer than with a non-medical professional.
Quality of product
As a medical professional, your Botox practitioner has access to medical aesthetics providers that will provide them with the toxin after confirming their qualifications. This means your treatment will be performed with regulated, trusted, well-known toxin products. Because non-medical injectors like beauticians won’t have access to these kinds of providers, it brings up questions as to where they sourced their toxin and whether it’s an unregulated, unsafe, and illegal form of the product. This could jeopardise your safety, not just your results.
If you are considering Botox in Brighton, always stay safe and visit a medical professional. Here at Allison Jeffery Skin Health and Laser Clinic, we have a team of Harley Street Doctors and qualified Nurse Prescribers that deliver safe and high-quality treatments, be they dermal filler or Botox. To book your initial consultation, get in touch on 01273 262600 today.