Information published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

Botox Safety

Now that do-it-yourself Botox treatments are on the scene, you may be thinking, “Hmm, times are tough; if diabetics self-inject insulin, why can’t I inject Botox?” The answer is “forget it!” Just because you could do this yourself does not mean you should.

A prominent dermatologist, reporting to MSNBC, September 2011, says, “For a patient to buy a kit like that and just think that if there’s an instruction sheet that they can use it to inject the muscles of the face for facial expression, it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.”  Many of these kits are made in India, China and other third world countries. Some originating in Arizona in a bootleg Botox lab was reported to have “horrible results.”

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Risks of a do-it-yourself Botox kit include paralysis of one side of the face, making it droop; ptosis (drooping) of the eye, a common complication; an abscess and a bad infection that may morph into a staph infection.  Get Botox injections in the office of a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

To make sure you’re getting the real thing, even in a doctor’s office, don’t be afraid to ask questions. No doctor should hesitate to prove to you that he’s using an FDA-approved injectable. So far, only Botox and Dysport have FDA approval for use on humans.

Call to schedule Boxtox treatments safely and cost effectively. Call the Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, LLC staff for a consultation (407) 681.3223.