MANCHESTER BOTOX FAQs
Manchester Botox FAQs: If you are looking for a safe Botox practitioner in Manchester (or anywhere else), you may have some concerns. People new to Botox may have many understandable questions especially in regard to safety and any risks involved in the treatment.
While there is plenty of information about the great effects of using Botox, there is less on the more practical end of the safety issues. So, we thought it would be useful to look at the guidelines on nhs.uk and see how they apply to Lipnurse and the treatments that Lucy offers.
According to nhs.uk you should… “Take time to find a reputable practitioner who is properly qualified”. That’s great advice.
Lucy is a fully qualified nurse who has worked in many departments for the NHS including A&E and Intensive Care. You can read Lucy’s story HERE. Lucy is also a fully trained and highly experienced Botox practitioner.
Nhs.uk also goes on to say… “Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine that should only be prescribed and given by an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a nurse prescriber.” Lucy is indeed a nurse prescriber, and so can prescribe Botox and other aesthetic treatments.
So far so good, but here is where the world of Botox treatment can get a little opaque, as nhs.uk also says “Legally, the prescriber can delegate the administration of the injections to another person.” While this is true, if you book your Botox (or any other treatment) with Lucy then it will actually be Lucy that you see, and Lucy who carries out the treatment.
Lucy runs a mobile service, so Lucy will visit your home for your treatment. She will give you a face to face consultation. Again, nhs.uk says “You’ll need to first meet with the doctor or nurse prescriber. This should always be a face-to-face meeting.”
Lucy will want to fully understand your medical history and reasons for wanting the treatment before you decide to go ahead in accordance to NHS guidelines.
Local anaesthetic isn’t usually needed. Your skin is cleaned, and small amounts of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles of the face to be treated.
Several injections are usually needed at different sites. The injections may be a little uncomfortable. Most people tolerate the discomfort well.
You probably won’t see any difference immediately after your treatment. It takes about three to five days before the injections take effect, and up to two weeks for the full effect to be seen.
Lucy is available for a top up if you feel one is required two weeks after the treatment. This is charged at a flat fee of £50. The effects generally last for about three to four months.
There are not any severe side effects from Botox treatments, as the actual toxin side effect is the very muscle paralysis that you are achieving with the treatment. However, nhs.uk does add two issues to bear in mind. The first is bruising at the injection site. The second is your body developing resistance to the treatment if it’s repeated too frequently. To avoid this do not repeat the treatment within three months.
Manchester Botox FAQs: Useful information.
Check that the nurse carrying out your treatment actually IS a registered nurse. You do this at the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) website here: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/search-the-register/
Botox is the world’s most popular anti-aging treatment. It is a non surgical treatment that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home with no down time.
If you any questions about the treatment or Lucy’s qualifications then please do get in touch.