There is no law to stop anyone setting up their own Botox business but, for your own safety and peace of mind, at Laserase Bolton we strongly recommend that you only have non-surgical cosmetic treatments from qualified and experienced practitioners.
Here is our checklist of things you should look out for when choosing where to have Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and other non-surgical treatments.
- Use a reputable practitioner who is appropriately qualified – at Laserase Bolton, all our treatments are carried out by fully trained and qualified doctors and nurses with over 10 years’ experience.
- Don’t be taken in by unusual or unrecognisable titles, such as “aesthetic practitioner”. When you check qualifications, make sure that the title of ‘doctor’ or ‘registered nurse’ applies to the person carrying out treatment.
- Choose a clinic that is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator for health services in England. Laserase is a member of the CQC and our clinic is regularly inspected to make sure it meets essential standards of quality and safety.
- Treatments should only be carried out in a clean, safe and appropriate clinical environment – they should never be carried out at home or in a nail bar or tattoo parlour for example.
- Make sure you get a free, no obligation consultation – at Laserase Bolton we always offer patients this, in order to assess their suitability for treatment and to discuss the different options available.
- Check that you are given the right pre-treatment assessment and information for the procedure you are considering – at Laserase Bolton we provide patients with free factsheets and there is lots of information on our website.
- If you decide to go ahead, is there a cooling off period? Doctors and nurses who carry out cosmetic procedures must allow patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead – at Laserase Bolton there is never any time pressure for you to make your decision.
- Did the practitioner explain the risks involved? At Laserase Bolton we are always open and honest with patients and do not trivialise the risks involved.
- You should never be prescribed cosmetic injectable treatments without a face to face meeting with a practitioner, to make sure they fully understand your medical history and reasons for wanting treatment.
- If you are in doubt at any time, you should always feel free to say no – there should never be any pressure on you to undergo a treatment you are not comfortable with.