What To Look For In Your Botox PractitionerIf you are considering having Botox it is important that you see the right people with the right experience. Poor Botox procedures can cause people many problems as they are often quite obvious and can be quite upsetting for those afflicted. So what should you look for?

Qualifications & Experience

Ensure that whoever is carrying out your Botox procedure has the correct qualifications and experience. More and more people are carrying out these procedures to negative affect. Causing problems such as drooping eyelids and in some cases causing further wrinkles to form.

I would always recommend seeing a doctor or medical practitioner as they will be familiar with both the anatomical aspect of the procedure and also the procedure itself, as Botox is administered by needle.

Product

See a qualified practitioner to ensure you are having high quality Botox products, like those manufactured by reputable and world-known company, Allergan. There are many companies producing ‘Botox-type’ products.

These ‘products’ may not have undergone the lengthy and comprehensive, safety and quality checks like those produced by Allergan. Allergan is FDA approved. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of pharmaceutical drugs.

Technique

Quite often, an experienced Botox practitioner will treat a patient’s problem areas differently to the way they had expected. There is a misconception that by simply administering botox to the middle of the forehead their deep forehead lines can be treated. To prevent the ‘frozen’ loon and striking an even balance between visible and natural looking results, there is most certainly a need for technique and ability.

Procedure

A Botox treatment should be almost completely pain free. Even patients who particularly don’t like needles, and feel worried or anxious about the treatment often remark how pain free the treatment is.

Immediately following, and thereafter your procedure, should also be pain free. If you experience any pain after your treatment it could be down to either poor technique, or a low quality product. The procedure involves small pinpricks of Botox being administered to the facial muscles with a needle. It is a fairly quick procedure and typically lasts 15-20 minutes.

Aftercare

Following your botox treatment there are a few things which are to be avoided, such as lying down and avoiding any strenuous exercise for 4 hours. However, most can go about most other daily activities. If this is your first botox treatment, sometimes the doctor will ask you to come back two weeks later when the full effect of the botox has taken.

After the first treatment, the doctor will have a better idea of how much you need and, if required, he will add slightly more. In addition to allowing the doctor to examine the treated areas so they are aware of how your muscles react to the treatment- you also know that in the future that you will only be paying for the Botox you need.

Professional clinics should provide a leaflet detailing all the post procedure instructions. If you have not received any information you can download Natura Skin Clinic’s Post Procedure Instructions here.

Dr Xavier M.D D.A

Dr. Xavier graduated in Brazil from Universidade de Pernambuco Medical School in 1979. The Oxford educated doctor then developed his expertise in anaesthetics, cardiology, neurology, clinical medicine and intensive care. Over the last 10 years Dr. Xavier has developed a comprehensive understanding of both dermatological conditions and treatments.