When it comes to cosmetic procedures, one of the key driving factors has always been a desire to look as good and young as we feel. Maybe you’ve caught a glimpse of yourself reflected in the mirror in some unflattering light, or seen an uncomplimentary photo of yourself and been unhappy with the way you look. Fine lines and wrinkles that you’ve never noticed before are suddenly all you can see when you look at yourself, making you feel as though you’ve aged considerably overnight.
Botox treatments have always been a popular option for those looking to slow the effects of aging and achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance. While botox treatments used to be primarily offered by cosmetic surgery clinics, like Cosmetic Surgery Partners, more and more places on the high street are now offering the service to those seeking it.
As more and more places have started offering botox treatments, there has been an increase in the range of different prices the public can pay for this, with some places offering botox for shockingly low prices. If you are looking to have botox and have the choice between paying £50 and £350, naturally you would be tempted by the lower price. However, your physical appearance is not somewhere you want to try and cut corners on – everyone has heard of the phrase “you get what you pay for”.
While at first glance there may not seem to be many differences between a £50 and £350 botox treatment, if you dig a little deeper it’s very easy to spot some key differences between the two.
Botox may not involve actual surgery, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t without its risks. It is always advisable to deal with a cosmetic surgery clinic, rather than a high street botox provider, as you’ll be dealing with highly trained, qualified healthcare professionals – you want to know you’ll be in safe hands. A trained cosmetic surgeon can discuss your needs with you, giving you a broader range of options, as well as discussing if botox is the right move for you. They will also be able to manage your expectations, giving you a better idea of what to expect, which you may not always get from someone on the high street.
Cosmetic surgeons in a clinic should be registered with the GMC, or General Medical Council, which is an independent body tasked with maintaining the health and safety of the public when dealing with medical practitioners. Many cosmetic surgeons will also be members of additional professional bodies – this provides you with proof of their experience and reputation within the wider cosmetic industry.
Another thing that’s important to keep in mind when considering cheap botox is this: how can these places afford to offer the treatment for such a low price? The companies that manufacture botox for cosmetic uses have invested considerable amounts of money into the research and development of botox, ensuring it is both safe and effective. These costs are reflected in the price of botox, so when it is offered for a surprisingly low price, this should raise questions about the provider.
Quality of care is something that should always be a top priority, regardless of what treatment you are undergoing. You want to deal with a qualified practitioner who will provide quality care before, during and after your procedure.