Don't be a victim of cheap Botox Cosmetic!

Don’t be a victim of cheap Botox Cosmetic!

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about the cost of Botox, and we have received many requests to accept competitor’s prices for Botox.  Although I understand that saving money is an important factor in daily life, I feel it is important for clients to be knowledgeable about their Injector, the product they are being injected with, and have an understanding of why cheaper Botox may not be worth the savings.
First of all, cheaper Botox prices may mean less experienced and qualified Injectors.   The experience of an injector is of the utmost importance when it comes to any injection.  In the case of Botox injections, lack of experience and knowledge can lead to over injecting an area in addition to complications like decreased vision, uneven facial appearance, and drooping eyelids.  A couple of things you want to look for when seeking a provider is how long they have been doing injections and how often they perform injections.  Have you ever heard the term “use it or lose it”?  The same holds true with injections.  Find someone who spends majority of their day injecting and be sure they have a detailed knowledge of facial structures and anatomy.
Secondly, be sure to know exactly what you are being injected with.  It is unfortunate, but the FDA has had to take action against illegal drug importation of Botox Cosmetic.  Any time you are being injected, ask your provider where they get the product from and ask to see the vial.  Be sure that the company they have purchased their Botox Cosmetic from is Allergan or an authorized distributor.  Always check the expiration date on the vial and make sure the vial says Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) with the Allergan hologram.  In addition, you should be cautious of over-dilution of the product.  Don’t go to cheaply advertised Botox places because you run the risk of not getting what you need and/or what you paid for.
Lastly, keep in mind that if a business is selling their Botox Cosmetic at a significantly cheaper price there is probably a reason for it.  It may be because the injector is new to the business and has no experience, the product has been purchased on the black market, the product has been diluted incorrectly, or the product is expired.  Always remember-you get what you pay for!  When you are paying a higher price per unit, you are paying for an experienced injector that has been properly trained in facial structures and for the guarantee that the product has been purchased from an authorized distributor.
To learn more about what to avoid when purchasing Botox, watch this video!