Giving our patients the information to make an informed decision about Botox
Many people decide to undertake botox injections for many different reasons. Frown lines could be ruining your day. Or your wrinkles could be the only thing you see when you look in the mirror.
The good news is that botox can actually be a quick fix in making you look younger, and at Oak Tree Surgery, we offer botox in Bridgend.
With varying levels of botox administration, patients should be clear on what they want for their appearance and in turn their health before they make any decisions in regard to the type of botox treatment they want to undertake.
This interview with Dr Donagh, Oak Tree’s specialist cosmetic enhancement GP, will help prospective patients understand botox more clearly.
Question: Dr Donagh, what is botox?
Ever popular, Botox is a drug made from botulin. If is used in cosmetic enhancement procedures, such as those provided by Oak Tree, to remove wrinkles and fines lines on the face. Botox works by temporarily paralysing a person’s muscles. Think of botox as targeting the eyes and all areas above on a person’s face.
Question: What is the most important thing for patients to be aware of when they think, shall I have botox?
I cannot stress enough how important it is to have botox administered by a qualified GP. You are injecting a substance into a person’s body that in most cases never causes a problem. However, if somebody were to have an anaphylactic reaction for example, a GP would have the appropriate training to be able to deal with this safely and effectively. A non-healthcare provider of botox, or someone, who provides cheap botox, would not be so well equipped.
We also have the appropriate insurances and business support in place to ensure we provide a top class service to our patients.
Question: How often do patients need to repeat botox injections?
Different patients want to achieve varying looks. Some want to achieve the ‘frozen look’ mastered by many celebrities nowadays, whilst others want to very subtly look a bit younger. The look you want to achieve will quite simply give you the answer as to how often you should have botox. Normally 3-6 months is the correct time frame to work to, but we can discuss this in your initial consultation.
Questions: Why should patients trust you?
Honestly, I do sometimes feel that I talk myself out of business. If somebody does not need botox or if I feel it is not going to achieve what he or she wants, I will not give it to them. This might not make the most sense for us as a business but I feel very strongly about patient care, and first and fore most I am a GP.
I have also been working with botox patients for over 10 years so I know what I’m doing!
Question: If somebody is interested in hearing more about botox what do they need to do?
Get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation appointment at their convenience by calling 01656 665353.