If you’ve decided that you’re going to make use of a cosmetic procedure like botulinum (Botox) to roll back the years on your skin, you will want to make sure you go to a reputable and well-established clinic.
But if you’ve never had this kind of procedure before, you may not know where to start when it comes to finding a suitable practitioner and clinic. Luckily, help is at hand in the form of a guide from Harper’s Bazaar.
The publication spoke to owner and clinical director of Milo Clinic Dr Nick Milojevic about what you should think about before booking that Botox appointment.
His first piece of advice is to do your research not about different clinics but about the procedure itself – you should watch YouTube videos and know exactly what’s involved before you sign up for anything.
As with many things, it’s best to take recommendations from people you know and trust, so if any of your friends, family or colleagues have had Botox, speak to them about which clinic they visited and what their experience was like.
Once you’ve got a clinic in mind, make sure that they only use trained practitioners, Dr Milojevic stressed. “Injecting Botox is an expert procedure and should be administered by a qualified and trained practitioner,” he asserted.
You should also check that the clinic in question has adequate insurance, will give you a no-obligation consultation and offers follow-up services once you’ve had the procedure.
One option to consider is what’s being described as ‘baby’ Botox, where smaller ‘baby’ doses are used in the procedure. The advantage is that it smoothes wrinkles with a more natural finish than the standard dosage, Her recently noted.