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Botox is a prescribed drug and having it injected into your face is a very technique sensitive skill. When injected in key muscles, Botox works by reducing the contraction of these muscles resulting in a smoother fresher look to your face. Areas that can be treated are crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines. Advanced areas can also be treated such as in the lower face and neck and for specific concerns such as hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), but as these my be “off label”, they should always be performed by a trained experienced medical practitioners such as Doctors, Dentists and Surgeons in a medical environment.

Other things you should research before choosing the medical practitioner who will be injecting you with Botox are:

  • Are they suitably qualified?

It is important that the medical practitioner injecting you has been trained effectively and has comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy in order to treat you correctly. You should always feel comfortable to ask your doctor how long they have been injecting their patients with Botox. They should be registered to work in the UK and be trained to a high standard as well as maintaining their expertise through further study, research and professional development.

Dr Anita Dhunna has been injecting Botox for many years and has treated patients with great success.

She maintains her skills and knowledge by attending regular training events and key international conferences such as FACE in London.

  • Do you have a face-to-face consultation?

Botox is a prescription only medicine and hence, all patients must have a consultation with the prescriber before and treatment is considered or performed. Your doctor should discuss the treatment you are having face to face and you should be fully informed about possible outcomes and results before you consent (in writing) to having treatment.

Dr Anita Dhunna always has a face-to-face consultation with her patients before Botox treatment and ensures all her patients are fully informed prior to written consent.

  • Is your doctor using Botox or something else?

There are different forms of Botulinum Toxin, Botox being the most regarded and researched. There are two other legal brands in the UK, but they may not work as well or for as long, and this should be discussed with your prescribing medical practitioner at your consultation.

They all work by blocking the nerve signal which contracts the muscle but they do have variations. Botox is FDA approved in the treatment of frown lines, crows feet and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and is deemed to have a reduced risk of spread to unwanted areas resulting in a overall safer and consistent result. Be wary of cheap deals as it is often the case who may not be receiving real Botox, and even so you may be limited to certain (low) units or even “watered down” product!

Dr Anita Dhunna only uses authentic Botox made by the international pharmaceutical company Allergan, for reducing lines and wrinkles.

  • Does your doctor have a website?

Websites are important as they show the credentials of the injecting practitioner before you have even talked to them. You can also see from the website how much information is provided. In general, if a lot of information about Botox treatment and the dos and don’ts is included, it normally demonstrates that the doctor wants you to be fully informed before the consultation and is confident in themselves to encourage you to ask even more relevant questions in person.

  • Have there been any reviews?

Good patient reviews and personal recommendations are always a sure sign of happy patients who have already had their Botox treatments. Good doctors are keen to share these with you.

You can read the reviews for Dr Anita Dhunna on her website

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