Most patients assume that when they go to an injector for Botox that they are being treated with a fresh and authentic product.
However, this is not always the case.
There are some unethical providers who inject unsuspecting patients with black market Botox, putting them at risk for undesirable outcomes and serious complications.
Continue reading to learn how to avoid back market Botox and make sure you know exactly who is treating you and what they are injecting.
How to Avoid Black Market Botox
Stir Clear of Deals that Seem Too Good to be True
In order to avoid black market Botox, you should be wary of cheap online deals that seem too good to be true.
Often times, these sites are able to offer such a low price because the provider is using a counterfeit or overly-diluted product.
Confirm What is Being Injected and How It Was Acquired
Before undergoing injections, it’s a good idea to ask several questions about the Botox you are receiving, including: Is the neurotoxin Botox or another brand-name? Is it expired or about to expire? Was it purchased directly from Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox?
If the injector is unable to confidently answer these questions, it’s increasingly likely that they are working with black market Botox.
Ensure that the Injector Is Qualified, Certified, and Reputable
Patients should insist on a highly-qualified injector that is Allergan-trained and has extensive experience with Botox.
These credentials offer peace of mind that the provider is reputable and unlikely to resort on unscrupulous tactics like using black market Botox or an overly-diluted product.
Trust Your Gut
If you are in doubt about the product’s authenticity or the injector’s skill and experience, speak up or walk out. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled, talented, and certified injectors.