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The perils of bogus Botox: Dermatologist in Downey explains

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The Perils of Bogus Botox
The purified protein you know as Botox has been used medically since the early 1980s. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic for improvement in the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. Since then, millions of Botox procedures have been performed on women and men, for aesthetic improvement of the forehead and other areas of the face. Small wonder Botox is so popular. Treatment is quick and minimally-invasive. In the hands of an experienced dermatologist, patients in Downey, Whittier, Huntington Park, Montebello, and surrounding communities are very satisfied with results. However, Dr. Douglas Blose cautions patients to be sure they are getting the genuine product from a qualified clinician.

Black market Botox

Beware of online advertisement for cheap “Botox.” These vendors are usually operating outside the law, selling outdated Botox, or fake knock-offs. The latest official FDA warning of counterfeit Botox came in 2015, for a product considered unsafe and sold by an unlicensed supplier . . . but packaged to look just like the real thing.

Injection parties

Keep in mind that Botox is a prescription drug that can only be legally dispensed by a physician. While Botox is very safe and the results are predictable in the care of a dermatologist, it is a real medicine and injection is a real medical procedure. It should be performed in a sterile, clinical setting – not in a friend’s living room over cocktails.

What could go wrong?

Safe Botox injection with aesthetically-pleasing results requires a combination of high-quality product, training, experience, and a generous degree of natural artistry. Counterfeit Botox or an injector without these qualifications could leave you with:
  • Residual pain and bruising.
  • A fake, frozen appearance.
  • A lopsided face.
  • An allergic reaction.
  • Drooping eyebrows.
  • Serious health issues.

Botox is truly a modern marvel of rejuvenation. Enjoy the benefits, but don’t put yourself at risk. Schedule a consultation with the dermatologist patients in the Downey area trust with their appearance and health – Dr. Blose. His number is (562) 923-6450.

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