Research commissioned by Allergan has found that women feel they have limited information about Botox.
Allergan worked with SheSpeaks, a women’s website which allows members to discover new products and give their feedback.
The research aimed to discover what women really want to know about Botox treatment, involving over 2,000 respondents.
Unsurprisingly, the cost of treatment was the top concern, as the survey found that 54% of women wanted to know how much Botox actually costs. Often cost is the primary stated concern, as people tend to want to get the facts up front to know whether it is affordable or not for them before they go any further.
Dr Anthony Youn, a USA board certified plastic surgeon, reacted to the survey saying:
“Many of my patients believe that Botox Cosmetic is more expensive than it is.”
In the UK, the price of having Botox injections does vary. SkinViva based in the North West offer Botox from £180 for one area (or £38.82 on payment plan).
The second major question for women surveyed was about the safety and potential side effects of having Botox – a concern raised by 40%.
Having Botox should indeed be taken seriously as it is a medical procedure, especially in the UK where there are currently no minimum qualifications for those injecting the wrinkle-relaxant. However, there are a growing number of skilled, qualified and experienced medical practitioners.
The team of Aesthetic Clinidians at SkinViva are trained to discuss all the safety aspects of the procedure during the consultation, so that clients can make a properly informed decision as to whether it’s right for them.
In Allergan’s survey, 18% of respondents were concerned that their face would not look natural after treatment.
While the ‘frozen look’ has been seen in the media on certain celebrities, there are many more people worldwide who have regular Botox treatment and opt for subtle results, gently smoothing away lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin.
In order to get the results you want from cosmetic treatments, it is important to discuss the procedure fully with the practitioner. For those new to treatment, going on recommendation can be helpful, as you are able to talk to somebody who’s had the same treatment and see what kind of results they had.
SkinViva based in Manchester advocate the natural look with ‘less is more’.
SkinViva offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester and also at an extensive choice of conveniently located locations across the North West, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury. A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic medical professional, who would be able to carry out treatment at the same appointment if required.
For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email firstname.lastname@example.org.