Toxin treatments, are a quick, safe and non-invasive way to help eliminate the signs of ageing. With nearly one million injections carried out in 2021, it has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the UK.
Sadly however, whenever something becomes popular, there are always scammers trying to take advantage. In recent years there has been an increase in ‘professionals’ offering toxin treatments when they’re not qualified to do so, as well as cases of patients being injected with fake products.
When performed by a qualified professional, toxin treatments are safe but it’s very important to do your research before having treatment. Below we share some top tips for choosing the right toxin treatment practitioner.
Make sure they’re qualified
You should only ever use an established clinic or professional when having any cosmetic treatment. It may be cheaper to go elsewhere, but it’s not worth the risk if something goes wrong.
As well as being qualified, it’s also important to check that you’re using a registered professional. The General Dental Council Register confirms whether a dental professional is registered and able to practice in the UK. Please check this before having any dental or cosmetic treatment.
You can see all our clinicians profiles on the GDC website.
You can discover our clinicians Facial Aesthetics Qualifications here.
Ensure you get a no-obligation consultation first
Any reputable toxin treatment practitioner will offer a no-obligation consultation before you commit to anything.
Here at Reece Dental, we feel it’s important that you’re entirely comfortable with the treatment and the clinician, which is why we don’t charge for this consultation.
The consultation provides us with an opportunity to tell you more about the treatment, explain how it’s carried out, go over any potential side effects and evaluate whether you’re suitable for the procedure. You are of course welcome to ask as many questions as you like and you’re under no obligation to go ahead with a toxin treatment if you don’t feel it’s right for you.
Check the offer a follow-up appointment
It can take up to two weeks for the full effects of a toxin treatment to work and sometimes small areas can be missed in the first treatment. Ask the clinic you’re considering if they offer a follow-up appointment as this will ensure you get the result you’re looking for and enable you to have a top up if any areas have been missed.