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Bogus Botox

Cartons of bogus Botox are being distributed throughout the United States to medical clinics, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The counterfeit Botox is hazardous and should not be injected.

The fake product is contained in cartons so similar to the real Botox that health professionals could be duped.  While the legitimate Botox carton and vials shows the product’s generic name as onabotulinumtoxinA, the bogus package says Botulinum Toxin Type A. Moreover, vials of the fraudulent product are lacking a lot number.

Fortunately, to date there has been no word of anyone being injured by the fake Botox, according to the FDA. It has not been established if the false product has an active additive or if it was fabricated under hygienic conditions, a vital requirement for an injectable drug.

Bogus Botox

Bogus Botox

The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations has examined cases of bogus Botox before. In some instances the fake product was comprised of botulinum toxin approved for research purposes but not for use in people. Sadly, in the past, healthcare professionals were innocently or nefariously injecting the fake Botox as the real deal.

Health professionals should contact Allergan to confirm their supplier is authorized to sell Botox. Allergan also has a database of authorized Botox distributors on its website.  As a consumer, you can ask your healthcare provider to show you the lot number on the Botox carton so you know it’s authentic.

The most prevalent use for Botox is to smooth wrinkles and furrows on the face. Botox is a toxin generated by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which paralyzes muscles. Small injections of Botox temporarily paralyze the facial muscles which cause wrinkles and furrows, causing it to smooth out. Botox is also used to effectively treat medical conditions like chronic migraine headaches, fitful muscles, severe underarm sweating, and uncontrolled involuntary blinking.

Usually, the most important thing to remember with Botox is that rather than paying for the injectable itself, you are really paying for the injector. You can also rest assured National Laser Institute Botox is the real deal.  Trust the experts at National Laser Institute: our Botox is always authentic, medical grade, FDA approved product. You will be in good hands as our experts guide you through your options for Botox using the most innovative aesthetic techniques to create natural-looking results.

National Laser Institute is leading the anti-aging revolution as the premier education facility in the country, training physicians and nurses from all over the world in advanced medical aesthetic technologies including laser, IPL, and cosmetic injectables.  While other med spa’s typically charge $15/unit for Botox, at National Laser Institute, Botox starts at just $7.99 per unit. We can offer a lower price because of our training institute which offers deeply discounted rates on treatments.  You can also choose to receive your treatment in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses and laser technicians privately.

Our experts always take time in answering your questions to determine which treatment is best for you. We would be glad to answer your questions personally. The National Laser Institute offers non-obligation consultations. To find out what product or service would be the best fit for your skin, call 800.574.8377 or click here and receive a free consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists.

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.