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    Default Has anyone had Botox?

    Where did you get it done? At a DR/dermatologist, or at a cosmetic salon?

    I need it for non-beauty related reasons.

    I have hyperhydrosis in my feet - super super sweaty feet.

    It's not as gross as it sounds and my feet don't stink. Lol. However, after 35 years of it, my feet are starting to ache. The cold weather is here, and when my feet are wet, the cold gets to them and it's getting more and more painful - I imagine it would be kind of similar to an arthritic type pain.

    There is no permanent fix but the only thing that seems to work is Botox as it blocks the receptors to the sweat glands.

    Anyways, I have no idea where to start. Do I just go anywhere or to a dermatologist?

    Has anyone had Botox? Did you get your go to recommend a place, or did you just go to a cosmetic spa salon?

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    I got a Groupon voucher and went to a plastic surgeon to get mine done and he honours the price for 12 months which is amazing!!! So really very happy with the result. Personally I think going to a plastic surgeon over a cosmetic injector is better but as its your feet it may be best to see a dermatologist first. Be prepared to pay around $200 plus but obviously depends on how many units you will need. Where do you live?

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    Definitely attend a medical practitioner for Botox.
    I have not had Botox myself but have met people who have - and there are plenty of dubious end results getting around. Not that anyone will be looking close up at your feet or anything but placement is a HUGE factor re nerve damage etc. In my humble opinion, beauty salons (which is where cosmetic injectors live...they call them medi-spas and all that rubbish but that's just a term made up by the beauty industry for it to "sound medical" - they're beauty salons) should not be practicing medicine. Thankfully, the door is closing but for the time being definitely consider someone who has a medical licence and is a specialist in that field such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist! xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Tickle View Post
    Definitely attend a medical practitioner for Botox.
    I have not had Botox myself but have met people who have - and there are plenty of dubious end results getting around. Not that anyone will be looking close up at your feet or anything but placement is a HUGE factor re nerve damage etc. In my humble opinion, beauty salons (which is where cosmetic injectors live...they call them medi-spas and all that rubbish but that's just a term made up by the beauty industry for it to "sound medical" - they're beauty salons) should not be practicing medicine. Thankfully, the door is closing but for the time being definitely consider someone who has a medical licence and is a specialist in that field such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist! xx
    I think only nurses under the direction of a doctor or doctors themselves can administer Botox. Well in Queensland at least. I've been to a plastic surgery to have Botox and a 'medi-spa'. The plastic surgery was better, hands down. The medi-spa did have medical staff doing the procedure but they didn't seem 'professional'. Much preferred the result at the plastic surgery!

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    Hi Baby,

    Rules do vary from State to Territory but I lived in Queensland for a time and yes, you are spot on. They are indeed supposed to have a registered medical practitioner supervising but do they do it? No. Often, the doctor may well be the Principal but is absent or in another room but "on the premises". It's a farce. These people, whose only requirement is that they be an enrolled or registered nurse (beauty therapists who often have more practical experience are not permitted to do this course), have little more than an 8 month diploma to train them in the rudiments of not only injecting but where, what and why in addition to a whole scope of other considerations necessary for clinical settings and medical procedures.

    For some reason, the beauty industry has got it into its head that it is entitled to move across the beauty fence and into the medical yard where it feels the grass is greener ($$$$). As a result, a lot of the basic yet necessary skills in the beauty profession have been lost and a host of new injuries are created. They don't want to be salons anymore, they're clinics. It's scary.

    Might cost you more but stick to someone who has been properly trained and is regulated by a strict governing body. (Beauty industry is not regulated at all). Don't get me wrong. I love a good facial. But if my car needs fixing I take it to a mechanic. If my teeth need whitening I see a dentist and I ever needed Botox (probably soon....haha) I'd see a medical practitioner. Sorry for the rant....seen too many injuries and it just irks me!

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    Thanks ladies, I'm in Perth btw.

    Ok, sounds like a GPs referral is the way to go. Cheers.


 

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