Published on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1: 10am
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S. and an extremely effective way to maintain a youthful and refreshed appearance.
In fact, Botox has become so mainstream that many people think of it as just another part of their skincare regimen.
However, it’s important to remember that Botox is a medical treatment and can result in serious complications in the wrong hands. This is especially true if an unethical provider is using black market Botox – unbeknownst to the trusting patient.
Continue reading to learn how to ensure you are being treated by a qualified injector with authentic, FDA-approved Botox.
What Does Botox Do?
Botox is an injectable derived from clostridium botulinum bacteria and is designed to temporarily weaken targeted muscles.
This capability has numerous cosmetic and medical applications, including correction of moderate to severe wrinkles, alleviating chronic migraines, and treating hyperhidrosis.
Black Market Botox
It’s not uncommon for patients to price Botox at different practices before undergoing treatment. But if you find yourself considering a Botox deal on a coupon site, proceed with extreme caution.
In many of these instances, the unusually low price comes at the cost of provider qualifications and product purity. The injectable being administered may even be black market Botox, expired Botox, overly-diluted Botox, or something else entirely.
Accordingly, it’s always a good idea to inquire about who is performing your Botox injections, including their credentials and experience, as well as exactly what is being injected. If in doubt, request to see the Botox vial and look for the seal of authenticity and expiration date. You can also ask how it was purchased.
Authentic, FDA-approved Botox should be purchased directly from Allergan. Product that is obtained otherwise has a high likelihood of being black market Botox.
How to Avoid Unsatisfactory Botox Results and Complications
Choose an injector who not only has impeccable qualifications, but also an artistic eye. Botox is not a one-size-fits-all treatment and requires careful customization to achieve natural-looking results.
At the same time, provider expertise is also crucial to limiting your risk undesirable outcomes which can include overcorrection, under correction, drooping, asymmetry, and unnatural facial movements.
Get Started with Botox
If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.