PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OF 'SUPER DISCOUNTS" and "BOTOX DEALS"
With respect to botulinum toxins (BOTOX) in general, and Botox®
in particular the potential for harm to patients is not new. In November 2004, four patients became paralyzed after being injected with potent, unapproved botulinum toxin that a doctor used instead of FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic. By July 2008, 29 people had been convicted of purposely using an unapproved, cheaper version instead of FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic. These people injected about 1,000 unknowing patients. Unfortunately, despite publication of their names in several local and national newspapers, many of these practitioners remain in practice. Particularly with a toxin, doctors have long known about the precision required for optimal results and for patient safety. However, because patients trust their medical provider to obtain safe and effective injections, patients should be suspicious about any “deals” or discounts. Patients should also be aware that when doctors start to compete based solely on price, the pressure to dilute the products injected may increase substantially. Dilution of Botox® is the most common reason for patient complaints to doctors that the injections “don’t last” or that “Botox just doesn’t work”.
At ALLIANCE AESTHETICS WE ONLY USE FDA APPROVED BOTOX PURCHASED FROM ALLERGAN.