Over the course of the past several months, the Food and Drug Administration has issued written warnings to more than 350 medical practices across the country who could be at risk of distributing fake Botox after realizing the bogus product had infiltrated distribution in Canada. If an individual is injected with the fake product, they could face immense consequences due to potential contamination issues of the product as well as its use by inexperienced injectors.
In this blog, our team of expert San Diego dermatologists explain the importance of always making sure you choose FDA approved Botox to correct facial aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet.
Risks Of Buying Fake Botox
Whatever the reason is for purchasing fake Botox, be it due to a low price or if you’re completely unaware, it’s important to understand the risks of being injected with any toxin not approved by the FDA. When a product isn’t FDA approved, this means that that is hasn’t undergone proper testing to assure its safety. Individuals who are injected with fake Botox can suffer many side effects including permanent nerve damage, partial paralysis of the face, infection, and even excess redness and swelling at the injection site.
To make sure you aren’t purchasing fake Botox, it’s always a great idea to ask your injector what type of product they’re using. You could even ask to see the product’s label to make sure that it is FDA-approved Botox and not something that could cause your body and face immense harm.
Botox at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
When a patient is interested in undergoing Botox treatments in San Diego, we ask that they first come in for an initial consultation to determine whether or not they are a good candidate. After coming up with a treatment plan to bring back the once youthful appearance of their skin, our world-renowned dermatologists inject FDA approved Botox by Allergan into areas of the face that we want target for improvement. Botox injected by our doctors is extremely safe and comes with absolutely no downtime for our patients.
Learn More About Injectable Treatments at our San Diego Medical Spa Today
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our board-certified doctors are extremely skilled in the performance of injectable treatments, including Botox and facial fillers. To make sure you’re receiving the best Botox treatment from world-renowned dermatologists who use FDA approved Botox, we encourage you to contact our medical practice today to schedule your initial consultation by calling (858) 943-2113. During your initial consultation, we’ll be able to tailor a unique treatment plan just for you.
For additional information, please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today.