Botox injections are commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines such as forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. Botulinum toxin has been used in hospitals around the UK since the late seventies and within the cosmetic industry for more than twenty years.
Here at SkinDeep Medical, we use original brand botulinum toxin (Botox) anti-wrinkle injections: the original product on the market with a large emphasis on safety. This brand of botulinum toxin was first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989, making it the first approved form of wrinkle injection in the world to target wrinkles and fine lines.
Anti-wrinkle injections with Botox are used in aesthetics to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles and lines.
Whilst there is an independent body who act as a watchdog over those administering treatment, Botox injections and dermal fillers are largely unregulated in the UK. Sadly, there are many practitioners on the market who are not medically trained and use sub-standard and cheap products that have been tampered with and are not safe; Skin Deep is not one of them!
Choosing the right practitioner is crucial, and whilst you may be tempted by deals that offer wrinkle injections at £100 or less, we would urge you not to fall into this trap. It is possibly an untrained practitioner who is performing these treatments, or they are not using the products which they advertise.
Not only do you need to feel comfortable with your practitioner on a personal level, but you also need to make sure that you feel confident in their abilities, skills and knowledge. We always advise prospective patients to do their research and form educated decisions.