There’s a global understanding of trying to find ways to save money. However, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals. A perfect example is Botox. Experts are concerned over different at home treatments that are affecting people with permanent paralysis, and in some cases death. Research shows that an alarming 13 percent of people undergo intense, non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This includes chemical peelings or Botox injections administered by untrained staff or friends. A rising 4 percent self-administer non-surgical treatment.
Furthermore, the rise of technology has opened the door to step-by-step YouTube videos. Especially with DIY Botox kits and other dermal fillers. Experts say that the number of people using these kits around the world is too big to count. Here are three reasons why you should just visit a professional instead of buying a kit online.
It’s not legit or legal
If you are planning to purchase a Botox Kit online think twice. It is illegal in the US to sell or purchase a prescription drug without a prescription. Moreover, if you think about it, it’s just a counterfeit product. So, whether you have a prescription or not, how much product are you really getting?
Not FDA approved
Because these kits are counterfeit drugs, the FDA doesn’t enforce safety measures. Meaning, that there’s ample room for error. A kit with a higher amount of Botox may cause long-term paralysis of the face. If used frequently, it may also cause paralysis of other organs.
Company safety procedure
Professional Botox is packaged in a sterile environment and later mixed with sterile saline, and applied with sterile tools. Online knock-offs often lack this. For example, on May 27th, 2011 the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia issued a press release of a woman who administered Botox to herself. She admitted to purchasing a “dermal filler substance” from an overseas website. The woman developed massive swelling, infections, and a large abscess on her cheek. Consequently, the woman suffered severe facial disfigurements and infections.
So, if you or someone you know is planning to get Botox make sure they visit a certified professional. These dangerous chemicals and should only be injected by trained physicians.
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