How do you know if it’s right for you?

So, you look in the mirror and wonder if maybe you can give Mother Nature a helping hand ….. Any why not? 30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 20, 50 is the new 20 right? It’s all relative. 40 now, is so far removed from 40 when our grandmothers were young and most of us want to try and delay the signs of time to some extent. Of course, age is a privilege denied to too many, and I’m not saying we shouldn’t celebrate getting older, but there’s no harm in wanting to look good, or should I say, look how makes YOU feel good, right?

You might moisturise, drink plenty of water, eat well and make sure you get plenty of sleep but feel it isn’t quite doing it for you. What’s a girl (or guy!) to do? You don’t really fancy anything as extreme as cosmetic surgery …….. At this point many consider dipping a toe in the pool of anti wrinkle injections (“Botox” to the masses) and fillers. But how do you know if it’s right for you, or safe come to that?

Treatments should be carried out by a qualified health care professional with a recognised qualification (i.e. A doctor, Nurse or Dentist) and registered with the appropriate professional body for their profession. They should also be trained to deliver all the treatments they are offering. Ask for proof. A good practitioner won’t mind at all and will be more than happy to show you the relevant documentation, and discuss their experiences.

The practitioner should also have suitable insurance to protect you in the event of any unforeseen problem (although, they should also have robust risk assessments in place!).

A full consultation should be carried out prior to any treatments, to identity your needs and highlight any risks you should be aware of. They shouldn’t pressurise you into anything and be guided by what you want, but offer explanation as to whether this is realistic or not. There should be a follow up appointment after the treatment and they should offer you written information in order for you to know do’s and don’ts in case you forget what they have told you.

It goes without saying that the practitioner should show exemplary hygiene practices too, such as wearing gloves whilst doing treatments and disposing of the used needles in the correct way.

Finally, pick someone you feel comfortable with. You’re letting this person loose with your face! You want to look great, so you should feel great with your choice of practitioner.

And I’ll leave you with this thought ……….

You can’t have all 3!!

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