Everything you need to know about SAFE Botox
Botox is the most widely researched medicine in the world, EVER. There are approximately 2,100 publications on Botox in scientific and medical journals.
There are 21 different medical uses for Botox discovered so far! It is used to treat cross eyes, muscle spasm, incontinence, excessive sweating, foot deformity in cerebral palsy, facial palsy and migraine to name a few.
Botox is a licensed medicine in 80 countries worldwide.
‘It’s is a poison’– All medicines can be classed as poisons, in the wrong dose, taken the wrong way or in the wrong formulation. Botox in this context is a medicine.
‘It freezes your face’– Botox relaxes muscles that cause unwanted expression lines (e.g. worry lines) Botox can achieve subtle results without freezing expression.
‘It makes you look surprised’– Botox can give an arch to the eyebrows, but a skilled practitioner should be able to maintain your natural resting expression.
‘Botox gives you a trout pout’– Many people confuse Botox with dermal fillers. Botox is not used to make the lips fuller – see our article on the differences here.
Botox is a very safe drug but must be treated with respect.
It is not illegal for anyone to administer medicines, even by injection, but it is illegal to do so without a prescription and in order to prescribe for you, the prescribing nurse, doctor or dentist MUST see you and assess you face to face. If not they are in breach of their professional standards.
Choose a Save Face accredited clinic like Medispa S10
Choose a practitioner from The Save Face Register, all the necessary checks have been done on your behalf. A qualified and trained provider, using safe and legitimate products in a safe environment.
- They can prescribe
- They can obtain legitimate and genuine supply,
- They are accountable to their professional bodies,
- You can check they are who they say they are by searching the appropriate register (NMC, GMC, GDC).