What to expect from a Botox consultation?

Botox is a prescription-only medication, following a face-to-face consultation with a medical professional who holds relevant qualification. Injectable non-surgical cosmetic treatments, like Botox, come with some small risks – for example, in extremely rare cases, the risk of anaphylaxis. Receiving treatment from a qualified professional enables them to deal with this medical emergency in an appropriate manner.


By having consultation prior to any treatment, the risk of any unwanted side effects from Botox is reduced.


Treatment should be carried out in a clean, setting with sterile equipment. In addition, practitioners willing to treat you with Botox without a face-to-face consultation, are not only illegal but put you at risk from bogus practitioners and even ‘fake’ Botox bought over the Internet. The consultation is there for the client’s safety and well-being, issues that should be the primary concern of the medical practitioner!


The face is a delicate area to work on, and it is not until expressions are restricted that clients realise how much they rely on their facial expressions to communicate non-verbally! If you choose to undergo this kind of cosmetic procedure with an untrained practitioner, you are not only risking physical damage, but you also risk giving your self-confidence a ‘knock’ too. The key with Botox is to be subtle, and to enhance your natural beauty with careful and considered treatment – exactly what we strive to do at The Retreat Clinic, and what any reputable, experienced, and appropriately qualified medical professional should also want to achieve!


Before you agree to undergo any form of injectable cosmetic treatment, make sure you have a face-to-face consultation with the practitioner! If there’s anything you aren’t happy with, it’s a good warning sign to find an alternative. By placing yourself in the trusted hands of a fully qualified and reputable practitioner, you can ensure that any treatment you receive is carried out carefully and with your safety as the top priority!

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