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Top 10 tips for best botox results

Top 10 Tips For Best Botox Results

Over the past decade there has been a surge of women (and men) seeking non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Injections to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Botulinum Toxin (commonly known as ‘Botox’) have been the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in Britain for many years.

At Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic, we treat more patients than ever with Botox. Some are getting ready for their holidays, some for their wedding days, and some want to look ‘fresher’. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox have little or no downtime, and when performed by a skilled doctor, this treatment can give you a naturally brighter and younger look.

If you are considering having Botox treatment in Glasgow, below are ten tips for getting the best value and, most importantly, the best cosmetic results.

Tip 1 – Consultation

The treatment should only be carried out after a comprehensive assessment by the doctor. Do they make you aware of potential side effects and complications? How about pre and post-treatment advice? Are you given enough time to discuss treatments of interest in depth, any concerns you may have, and outline your expectations?

Tip 2 – Qualifications

Botox treatment is a medical procedure. Although side effects are not common, the administration of which still requires skills and precision. Is your doctor a medical doctor or surgeon? Are they fully registered with regulatory bodies such as the GMC (General Medical Council) or BACD (British Association of Cosmetic Doctors)? Ask the doctor about their Botox training and experience. You want to choose a doctor who is specialised/sub-specialised in medical aesthetics and does not just dabble in Botox. You want someone who has perfected the procedure through experience.

Tip 3 – Advanced Botox

Advanced Botox does not just smooth out wrinkles, it perfects facial contours and is capable of giving you subtle yet natural results, making you look ‘fresher’ or ‘brighter’. If your eyebrows have dropped and are now horizontal, precise injections of Botox will make you look – and feel – much ‘brighter’ by gently lifting and arching your brows. Any drooping at the corners of the mouth can also be raised with advanced Botox Glasgow.

Tip 4 – Botox treatment is not cheap

Cheap is not always cheery. Botox treatment costs £250 – £350 for three areas. Price should not be the only determining factor. A cosmetic clinic needs to pay the doctor, their staff and all the bills that accompany running a medical establishment. So if you see ‘Botox Glasgow Offers Deals Promotions’ at places for £150 for the entire face, you probably will not get good treatment. Cheap can also be expensive – you might pay cheap, but you might have to fix your face for more money!

Tip 5 – Location

Botox treatment is available at various beauty salons and specialist cosmetic clinics. In recent years’ Botox party’ has become a trend. There are huge differences between getting a medical procedure in a group and at a specialist clinic. Having your treatment in a controlled and sterile setting with proper lighting is vital. Some people believe that having their treatments done at a party or beauty salon will save some money. But is it worth taking that kind of risk with your health? Visit a specialist cosmetic clinic with the proper setup to ensure the best treatment.

Tip 6 – Recommendations

You can’t go wrong with this tip. Ask your friends/colleagues who have had this treatment for their opinions about their doctors. When attending the consultation, bringing a friend who has had the treatment before is not a bad idea. They will know better than you what questions to ask. Also, does the doctor offer you the option of speaking to their past patients?

Tip 7 – Follow-up

Be wary about injectors who do not offer follow-up appointments. Botox treatment does not give instant results. The total effect of Botox, along with the maximum wrinkle softening effect, will take a few days. Typically it takes from 3 days to 2 weeks before Botox will take full effect. Follow-up appointments will allow you to raise your concerns, but most importantly, the injector will get to assess their work and refine it if necessary. Unfortunately, cheaper places almost always do not offer such a service.

Tip 8 – Research

Do your research about the treatment and the doctor who will be administering the treatment. For example, how many Botox treatments have they performed? Make sure you do your homework and know what you are paying for before undergoing the treatment.

Tip 9 – Questions

Many doctors have experience in administering Botox. However, each different doctor will have different qualifications, skills and experience. So it is essential to ask questions to help you find the cosmetic doctor who will meet your unique needs as a patient. Your questions will give you an idea of how much experience the doctor has in this treatment and any issues that apply to your situation. Being specific about your expectations will help you choose a doctor best suited to your needs.

Tip 10 – Good communication and rapport

Make sure you are comfortable with the doctor. Do they take the time to answer your questions? Are your concerns thoroughly addressed? Select a doctor with whom you feel comfortable establishing a long-term relationship. It is advisable to repeat Botox treatment regularly to maintain good results, so you will want to choose a doctor you are happy to see two to three times a year!

 Why choose Essence Medical cosmetic clinic?

  • We use only market-leading brands of Botulinum Toxin A by Allergan and Galderma. This is the Botulinum Toxin upon which the standard of treatments is judged.
  • Results are guaranteed. We review our patients two weeks after their initial treatments to ensure they are happy with the results.
  • Your consultation and treatment will be carried out personally by Dr Kieren Bong. Dr Bong is an international trainer (he trains other doctors, surgeons and nurses) for many of the procedures offered at Essence Medical Botox Clinic. He is widely recognised as an international expert, having been invited to speak at international conferences in over 50 countries.
  • Essence Medical is a specialist cosmetic clinic specialising in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We are not a beauty salon or mobile clinic.
  • Essence Medical is the winner of multiple industry awards. This award is only given to clinics that demonstrate exceptional professionalism in dealing with and replying to patient enquiries.
  • Year after year, the ‘5 Star Treatment’ accolade has been awarded to Essence Medical in recognition of our clinical expertise in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.


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