Botox and Dermal Fillers treatments are becoming one of the fastest-growing beauty solutions for people who don’t want to go under the knife – and for good reason. In the right hands, injectables produce amazing, beautifying and long-lasting results, and patients are always safe in the knowledge that any improvements that are made are never permanent. This, indeed, is an important reassurance to have, especially for first-timers, who may have some very natural concerns about taking the step into injectable treatments.
But, with rising popularity, there is also a rise in the number of “cosmetic cowboys” on the market, professing to be qualified and expert Botox and Dermal Filler practitioners when they are in fact nothing of the sort.
The concerns you may have about the effects and outcomes of cosmetic treatments need to be addressed to put your mind at rest before you enter the treatment room. But, knowing what the most important questions are to ask a practitioner – not least to determine whether or not you’re dealing with a cowboy – are important to get right.
A good provider will be more than happy to answer anything and everything you may want to ask, and will be absolutely transparent about the whole process to ensure that you can make a 100% informed decision about your desired treatment.
Here at Collagen Aesthetics, we want you to have all the information that you require to embark upon your Botox and Dermal Filler treatments with confidence. So we’ve put together this list of five of the most important questions you should ask your treatment provider before making your final decision.
5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing Your Botox Provider
1. What Are Your Qualifications?
Anybody can put a sign above a door declaring that they are “qualified” to administer injectables, but you don’t want just anybody – you want to know that you are in the hands of someone with a medical degree or a nurse prescribing qualification.
The key reassurance that you’re looking for here is that in the hands of a medically qualified individual you are reducing risk significantly. There are risks associated with injectables, and those administering them who have not undergone adequate training are simply not qualified to deal with them. Take a look at our previous post ‘The Real Cost of Cheap Botox and Fillers’ to see what we mean.
It’s important, also, that your chosen practitioner should be able to manage your expectations effectively. When in the hands of a cowboy, you will more than likely be promised the world, only to be left disappointed – and in some cases positively horrified – with the results. A qualified medical professional, on the other hand, will always put your safety first, will be dedicated to their practice, and will inform you precisely of the outcome you should expect with great accuracy.
Here at Collagen Aesthetics, we’re proud to be owned and managed by Julieann Pollitt, a registered nurse for over 20 years and an Independent Nurse prescriber with over 17 years’ experience in the aesthetic practice. You can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Julieann, and all of us here at Collagen Aesthetics.
2. Which Brand of Injectable Do You Use and Why?
Botox is the leading brand of botulinum toxin. It’s what we use here at Collagen Aesthetics because it is the most well-documented treatment that has undergone countless clinical trials around the world, and is one of the safest, most trustworthy and reputed brands on the planet.
There are several alternatives, however, and if your practitioner is using one you need to know what it is, and why they’re using it. In some cases, especially when dealing with cosmetic cowboys, the reason will simply come down to cutting costs, which, frankly, should not be a consideration when dealing with injectables.
3. What Safety Measures do You Have in Place?
Let’s be clear – Botox and Dermal Fillers are safe. However, even though adverse reactions are extremely rare, this does not mean that they are non-existent.
Your chosen practitioner should be able to provide you with a protection plan and show that documented safety measures are in place in the unlikely event that you suffer an allergic reaction.
Her at Collagen Aesthetics we offer industry standard safety measures for all of our clients.
4. How Often Do You Administer Injectables?
How much of the beauty practice that you are considering is devoted to the administration of Botox and Dermal Fillers? There are many out there that offer these treatments as a sideline to their main products or service, which indicates that they are not dedicated to the practice.
Ideally, you want to be placing your trust in a provider who has administered hundreds if not thousands of injectable treatments over the course of many years. These are the professionals who will make the effort to regularly attend important industry conferences to keep up to date on the latest practices, and who share their experience with and continuously learn from fellow practitioners – which is exactly what we do here at Collagen Aesthetics.
5. Can I See Testimonials from Your Other Patients?
A good practitioner will be proud of his/her portfolio and will be most forthcoming in showing you the results that previous patients have enjoyed. You should ask to see before and after images, and you will need confirmation that these are genuine.
Ideally, you should seek the opportunity to speak with someone who has already had the exact same treatment that you are set to receive, so you can speak frankly with them about their levels of satisfaction with the results and service as a whole.
If you’ve got any further questions that you want to ask about your injectable treatment, then please do not hesitate to use our Contact Page to get in touch with one of our dedicated team. We look forward to hearing from you.