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Is Generic Botox Really Safe?

GENERIC BOTOX INJECTIONS ARE NOT SAFE

Here’s why:

First, let’s look at what Botox actually is. Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. How so? Well, Botox is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and when injected into the underlying muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, it temporarily paralyzes them, therefore pausing dynamic wrinkles and preventing static lines.

Because you can’t be sure what’s exactly in any “Botox” sold on the black market, you incur many risks by using such products, including paralysis, lop-sided lips, droopy eyelids, blisters, and infected facial sores. These substances are not controlled by the FDA, so the only way anyone can sell generic Botox on the Internet is by either bringing it in from outside the country or by selling counterfeit products. Both pose serious risks, obviously.

The risks of counterfeit Botox are so severe that dermatologist’s offices are seeing a rise in people desperate for professional help to erase their own mistakes. To make matters worse, doctors often don’t know what substances they are battling to remove.
A “Botox party” could leave you with all sorts of dangerous side effects including permanent paralysis, nerve damage, scarring, and infections. And even if you have the real thing, don’t try to inject yourself. It’s just common sense.

The risks of buying generic Botox online and injecting it yourself–or having a friend inject it for you–far outweigh any money you think you might be saving. You’ll just end up spending more money trying to reverse the damage caused by carelessly buying and injecting black-market Botox.

At LaserAway, we offer Botox® Cosmetic from Allergan®, the neuromodulator that’s FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Our clinics are supervised by 20+ board-certified dermatologists, and our treatments are performed by trained professionals—registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates with specialized injector training. Got questions? Talk to a treatment specialist to learn more!

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!

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