Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Botox vs. Other Botulinum Toxins – What You Need to Know!

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Following our recent exploration of cosmetic injectables, we’re taking a closer look at the ever-evolving world of Botox vs. Other Botulinum.

A Journey Back in Time: The Rise of Botox

Botox is a brand name of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A and was originally introduced into the UK way back in 1994 for the treatment of certain medical conditions. Botox vs. Other Botulinum is commonly known for reducing facial wrinkles, it has both cosmetic and medical uses. It’s essential to note that other brands offer similar drugs, broadening the options for medical practitioners and patients.

Botox Journey Back in Time
Botox and Its Contemporaries

The Current Players: Botox and Its Contemporaries

Up until now there have been 3 manufacturers of Botulinum Toxin

And the 2022 newcomers: AlluzienceLetybo, and Nuceiva.

Although there are published differences between the effectiveness, and unwanted spread to other areas it’s not clear whether any one brand is superior to another.

Decoding the Units: Pricing and Dosage Across the Globe

Did you know that in many countries around the world, including the USA, Botox is priced per “Unit”?

It’s lucky in the UK that this does not happen, as the price tends to be fixed for treatment of a certain area, such as frown lines between the eyes, where the practitioner will alter the number of units injected using their expertise to get the best results.

Botox Pricing and Dosage Across the Globe
Botox Gold Standard

Botox: The “Gold Standard”?

While Botox stands out due to its vast number of clinical papers, the brand is just one piece of the puzzle. The real secret to a successful treatment lies in the practitioner’s hands and their deep understanding of the product.

Safety First: Only Trust a Prescriber

Some injectors, who aren’t authorised to prescribe, may request you to consult with a prescriber before treatment. This approach is not considered best practice. Given that all botulinum toxins are prescription medicines, I advise visiting a prescriber who personally administers the treatment. This ensures clear responsibility if any issues arise and puts you in safer hands.

If you’re considering diving into the world of cosmetic injectables and need a detailed guide on selecting the right practitioner for you, please click here. The guide is free to download, and no email or phone number is required. It is written to help you avoid some of the common mistakes that people make when putting their trust in a provider of Botox or filler injections.

Botox Safety First Only Trust a Prescriber
Anna Medical Candid founder and lead practitioner

” I invite you for a no-obligation consultation to discuss YOUR concerns and goals. We will also talk about various treatment options and how they can improve your condition, boost your confidence and sense of well-being.” 

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