Is ‘Cheap Botox Worth The Risk?

Is ‘Cheap Botox Worth The Risk?

Is ‘Cheap Botox Worth The Risk?

The continuing rise in popularity for non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox and dermal fillers has led to an increase in providers offering and performing in these procedure at increasingly low prices. As a patient you may think this puts you in a great position to gain the results you want at a bargain price, sadly this often isn’t the case.

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections, are often pricey procedures when performed correctly for a very good reason. The expense of using quality products, providing an excellent service and taking the necessary safety precautions comes at a cost. So in order to meet these expectations, quality practitioners have to set their prices accordingly.

To help inform you about what exactly you are getting for your money when investing in a quality non-surgical treatment, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers a brief guide to what goes into providing a quality Botox treatment you can trust.


The first step in providing patients with a quality non-surgical cosmetic treatment is performing research and testing of the cosmetic product. The company that produces Botox for cosmetic uses has invested hundred of thousands of pounds into developing, researching and providing evidence of the product’s safety. They continue to invest in further research and development in Botox to discover new ways their medicines can be used to develop new products. This cost of this investment is reflected within the product’s price.


Responsible practitioners will also invest heavily in training and ongoing education in order to deliver the highest level of treatment to their patients. Following  their initial training practitioners will continue to invest in further education; attending workshops, conferences, training updates and meetings in order to progress with their knowledge of the treatments. This all comes at a cost and is mirrored in the price of treatment.

A Safe Environment

The price of upkeeping a safe environment to administer non-surgical treatments such as Botox can be costly. As practitioners we must ensure that we meet health and safety legislation’ can we safely store and supply medicines, and protect medical records and other matters of confidentiality. The implementation and upholding of theses policies also can be factored into the cost of treatment.

Consultation and Assessment 

When undergoing treatment with a properly qualified and responsible practitioner they will invest time into consultations and assessments with every patient. This ensure that each patient receives the correct treatment for their personal needs. Throughout your treatment they will also make time to answer any questions that you may have in order to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether the treatment is right for you.


If you decide to proceed with treatment a qualified practitioner will also provide you with a quality aftercare service too. This will include a follow-up consultation to ensure that your treatment has been a total success.


All respectable cosmetic practitioners will have insurance, and this is another cost linked to quality care. Insurance is necessary for anyone working in healthcare, as it provides provides public liability and professional indemnity cover to safeguard against of clinical negligence or medical malpractice. The practitioner and patients are both protected by this.

Registration with Regulatory Bodies

In addition to the costs mentioned above, there are also other expenses involved with starting, running and maintaining a non-surgical cosmetic clinic, many of which secure the clinic’s safety. Revalidation and registration with regulatory bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and the General Medical Council (GMC) is a mandatory expense. Practitioners also often choose to join and pay membership fees to professional associations which provide peer-to-peer support, training, and provides members with updates on industry standards, regulation and policies.

Is ‘Cheap Botox’ Worth the Risk?

In order to answer whether cheap Botox is worth the risk we called on the expertise of Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic’s Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock. She has this to say:

“In order to offer ‘cheap Botox’  practitioners are unlikely to invest in any of the factors mentioned above. This is because when you are offering cheap treatments the cost of provision has to be minimal in order to make a profit. This usually results in substandard results for their patients. ”

“Cosmetic clinics are businesses, and like with any other form of business; profit is important. It’s what allows the business to carry on providing its service and allows the business to grow.But, we believe the growth of our clinic should never be at the expensive of the service we provide to our patients. Profit should never come before safety.”

“Practitioners who don’t invest in the things mentioned within this article are an accident waiting to happen. There are risks involved with all forms of cosmetic treatments, and without the necessary measures in place side-effects and complications are more likely to occur.”

“Quality cosmetic treatments can be expensive, but patients receiving them have the right to expect a high-quality service in a safe environment. Botox injections shouldn’t be performed at a party, hotel rooms, shops, or your home. These environments are not sterile settings to perform cosmetic treatments, all patients when researching and receiving these treatments should expect to be treated with respect. This means being fully informed throughout their cosmetic journey, and being given the time and attention needed throughout their treatment to ensure an effective result.”

In order to ensure your safety, patients should always choose a qualified and established practitioner, such as those at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. The clinic boasts a team of fully qualified and experienced cosmetic doctors and dermatologists that are well established and respected within the cosmetic industry.

To find out more about Botox treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, book your consultation today by calling 01227 472288 today.