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Beware of Bargain botox

We all like a bargain, especially in today’s financial squeeze, but are the ‘group deals’ on treatments such as botox really a good idea? Sites that are offering heavily discounted prices on beauty treatments may seem very appealing, but clinicians are warning that botox and other laser treatments are still medical procedures – and should be treated with care.

Nothing is wrong, in principle, with discount shopping, but when it comes to medical services, price should never be the determining factor in any purchasing decision

Dr John Quinn

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Despite warnings via the media, clients are still happy to risk a cheap deal from various websites – maybe because botox, fillers and laser hair removal are seen as cosmetic and therefore don’t feel like “real” medical procedures.

However, all medical procedures come with an inherent amount of risk – and as such, should always be carried out by a qualified and experienced practitioner in a professionally equipped clinic.

So what can you do to make sure you stay safe?

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Increasing popularity of low price botox treatments are becoming a cause for concern amongst clinicians

“When considering any cosmetic treatment, it is very important that you are fully informed. Ensure your treatment will be carried out in a clinic or hospital with a registered clinician,” advises Mr David Oliver, “Also consider carefully any offer of reduced price or 2 for 1 deals as these may lead you to undergo treatments that you might not need or have otherwise had.”

Finally, it’s worth remembering that according to law, botox should only be prescribed by a physician. Big, important question: Would you really risk having botox with an unregistered surgeon?

Our team of experienced plastic surgeons at Bella Vou can give you professional advice if you are planning any cosmetic surgery procedures.

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Last Updated: September 15, 2016

Published On: September 15, 2016

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