Top Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Clinic and Treatment

Dr Tracy Mountford
By Dr Tracy Mountford

Dr Mountford MBBS MBCAM qualified in London in 1985, where she initially worked as an anaesthetist before training as a cosmetic medical practitioner.


BBC News reported on 6th November that “Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are ‘very safe’ when carried out by trained professionals, say researchers”.

A key point raised by the report was the fact that it has become increasingly easy for anyone to offer minor cosmetic procedures without thorough regulation.

Personally I am delighted the report has recognised that minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are ‘very safe’ when carried out by trained professionals.

At my clinic, The Cosmetic Skin Clinic we have been providing non-surgical treatments for many years. Each and every one of our medical practitioners have advanced training and years of experience in aesthetic medicine.

Tips to use to find the correct clinic and treatment that's right for you

It is encouraging that Health Minister Dr. Dan Poulter has confirmed that new training standards for non-surgical cosmetic procedures are being developed to make sure that no one is given fillers or Botox by someone who isn’t qualified.

It may be useful when considering cosmetic treatments to follow the following basic guidelines:

  1. Thoroughly research your Practitioner/Clinic
  2. Enquire regarding the safety and efficacy of the products they are proposing to use, and whether they are (U.S.) FDA approved.
  3. Ask to see the practitioners own before/after photos
  4. Avoid being incentivised by ‘bargains’ or cut-price deals.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some Botox and dermal filler FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the Botox and dermal filler 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 Botox and dermal filler clinics in your area.

Thanks to the author of this blog Dr Mountford MBBS MBCAM.

After training as a Cosmetic Medical Practitioner, she became the founder and Medical Director of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic with practices in both London Devonshire Place and Buckinghamshire.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is a multi-award winning clinic as well as having won, for 6 consecutive years, ‘No1 Coolsculpting Clinic Of Excellence – Western Europe’ & the No1 clinic in Europe for Ultherapy Ultra Premier Treatment Provider for the 5th consecutive year.

Thanks to the author

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