Botox - Choosing a Clinic

There are numerous clinics now offering Botox in Stoke on Trent. If you have had Botox before, or if it is your first time, you may be feeling bewildered and confused about which Botox clinic is for you. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a clinic.

Ensure that the clinic offering Botox treatments are qualified to do so and follow legal guidelines for its advertising and use. Botox is a medicine that needs to be prescribed by a Doctor, Dentist or Nurse Prescriber. As a prescribed medicine Botox is prohibited from being advertised to the general public and the words Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture or Botulinum Toxin should not appear anywhere on the outside of a clinic, i.e. signs or window decals. Likewise, if you come across a website that advertises or have the words, Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture or Botulinum Toxin on their home page, then this is also against advertising standards and caution should be exercised.

The clinic should also offer a face to face consultation with a Doctor, Dentist or Nurse Prescriber before providing a prescription. Administering Botox from a prescription without seeing the prescriber face to face (remote prescription) is now banned and again caution should be taken if the clinic offers this service.

You may also wish to check that the person administering your Botox is trained and insured to do so. Don’t be afraid to ask for their qualifications and you can always ask to see their certificates and testimonials from previous clients. Above all use your gut feelings. It is important that you feel comfortable and at ease with your chosen clinic and this in turn will help your practitioner provide safe and effective results.

To summarise:

· Ensure the clinic is advertising responsibly
· Ensure a face to face consultation is carried out
· Check qualifications of practitioners
· Ensure the clinic is insured for Botox treatments
· Use your gut feelings and feel safe


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