Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog details the safety of needles with botox.
Firstly a big thank you to Smita Mistry for researching this, adding text and basically doing the blog!
On the BBC website today there was an article regarding the dangers of getting an infection with dirty needles, when having botox procedures.. The media are out there to get attention grabbing headlines, so lets examine more closely the potential risks involved with having botox injections.
The article talks about people injecting themselves with botox and sharing needles and botox injections being undertaken in non clinical set ups, such as beauty salons.
As well as sharing needles, it talks about the proper disposal of any needles via a sharps bin.
Next I outline how regulated I am and what precautions I personally take to make sure that the botox procedure is as safe as possible.
- I pay for a licensed carrier to provide me with all the clinical waste bags and sharps bins I will need, in addition they are licensed to remove and dispose of this clinical waste in an appropriate manner
- All botox and other prescription based medicines are kept secured in locked cupboards or fridges
- I only use single use disposable needles
- I regularly update and check the medical history of all my patients
- Where possible all items are disposable and single use, such as gloves, masks, couch roll
- All clinical surfaces are smooth and easy to disinfect
I take patient safety very seriously, so I can minimise the risks.
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