Botched Botox - What You Need to Know

Dr Austin Brewer
By Dr Austin Brewer

Austin is a skilled and specialised aesthetics practitioner. The practitioner of choice for the safe administration of all injectable cosmetic treatments.


Don’t be a victim of botched Botox. Here at Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics, we have been saying this for a very long time. For all potential aesthetic clients, please do your research.

Please be careful.

Please only use a medically qualified professional with suitable training and experience. 

But unfortunately, people are still persuaded by cheap deals and the social media lure of free or heavily discounted treatments for sharing and liking pages and posts.

Interesting fact… Did you know that anyone can call themselves a nurse in the UK? 

Yes, your read that correctly, and yes, that is a very worrying thought. 

There are many social media-based beauty and aesthetics clinics that claim they have a nurse injector. We advise you to ask for their registration number (all medical professionals Drs, Nurses, etc, all have a registration number). It is worth checking.

You can also search without their registration number... Simply go to the NMC website for nurses or GMC website for Drs and search using their name. Check to see if they are who they are saying they are.

Anyone willing to mislead someone by saying they are something they are not should immediately raise a red flag. A person calling themselves a nurse when they are not is using dishonesty to obtain a potential client. They are then going to proceed to inject into your face, this is completely shocking and shameful.

Did you know that unless the injector is a medical professional they will not be able to access the correct and legitimate aesthetics training?

Did you know that unless a medically trained injector administers your facial aesthetic treatment, you could be at serious risk of any number of complications, reactions, and infections?

Did you know that all injectable toxins – used for wrinkle relaxation can legally only be purchased via a reputable Uk pharmacy on prescription?

Are you aware of the reason why unqualified non-medical injectors do not purchase via a recognised Uk pharmacy?

The answer is simple, they are not allowed to. The reputable UK pharmacies do not recognize them as being suitable for carrying out such treatments, and therefore will not allow them to purchase the product. 

Did you know that a prescription should be used to purchase toxins and fillers?

Unfortunately, there are plenty of pharmacies popping up online and via social channels. All of which are offering cheap products and are willing to sell to whoever.

The industry has recently been flooded with unreputable and untrustworthy practitioners. Who is injecting their clients with products that come via unrecognised sources, only interested in one objective – to take your money? 

Such practitioners do not care about you. They certainly do not have adequate training, should any complications arise or if you need immediate medical assistance.

The Human Face…

How could anyone who has zero medical training and who does not have the extensive medical knowledge that comes with training for at least three years, know this in detail? 

It is seriously worrying, just how dangerous it would be if you were injected in the wrong place.

The human face

Six Reasons a Medical Professional Is the Only Person You Should Trust to Administer Cosmetic Injectables

  • They have a professional code of conduct & ethics
  • They have continual training requirements to maintain registration with a governing body – which is a legal requirement.
  • They are accountable for their actions via the governing body
  • They have insurance
  • They have the comprehensive medical knowledge to manage any complications that should arise
  • They purchase their products from reputable Uk pharmacies with a prescription

Unfortunately, we live in a society where everyone wants a deal, whilst this is great for some areas of life. Medical procedures are not the area to try and get a deal, wait and save for your treatment. You will not regret it.

Cheap botox or cheap filler is cheap for a reason, it usually means that corners are being cut, to still enable a profit.

Cheap treatments always work out more expensive in the long run. 

As inevitably the results don’t last that long and you end up having to re-treat sooner than should be necessary. 

The real cost of that Cheap Lip Filler Deal

Let’s Do the Maths on That Cheap Lip Filler Deal

Say you pay:

£120 for your lip fillergreat, but then you need them done again two months later.

So, it will cost another £120.

Over the year, you will be paying £720 just for your lips. 

Or £1080 over 1.5 years.

Not sounding like such a great deal now is it?

Not to mention the increased trauma to your lips, having to have a needle put in them unnecessarily often. 

Every week we receive so many phone calls and emails that offer us cheap products or other new products.

We would never use these products as they have zero clinical evidence and backing. It is impossible to know where these products have been made or if they are licensed for use in the UK. 

Not knowing what ingredients are in an unregulated toxin or dermal filler provided by an unscrupulous social media-based pharmacy can result in many terrible outcomes. Very worst-case scenarios could be permanent facial disfigurement or even blindness.

But most importantly, we will never use our client’s well-being and safety to cut our costs. The products we use are more expensive, but that’s because they are the very best. Our results last. Treatments are administered by a medically trained professional with extensive knowledge, training, and artistry. 

Look after your face, it’s the only one you have. It deserves respect and care.

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If you have more questions, you can use the lines and wrinklesdermal fillerslip fillers, and also JUVÉDERM®Botox®Bocouture® questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited lines and wrinklesdermal fillerslip fillers and also JUVÉDERM®Botox®Bocouture® clinics in your area.

Many thanks to the author of this blog Dr. Austin Brewer, who opened Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics clinics doors in 2004, Austin has provided a discreet and dedicated service, from his private and specialised medical clinic here in Bournemouth and Poole.

Austin offers injectable treatments suitable for all facial aesthetic concerns. Combined with his extensive experience and artistry, the results following treatment are always of the highest standard.

We look forward to welcoming you to Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics soon.

Book your free consultation with Austin online now or by calling directly on 07823 883 888. 

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