Red Flags Signaling Bogus or Low-Quality Botox Services
Like with any other product that becomes extremely popular, Botox services are offered today by a wide variety of clinics and practitioners. And an unfortunate reality here, again just like other popular products, is that not all such practitioners are equal when it comes to the quality of your injections and the person carrying them out.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re here to ensure that you never are at risk of bogus or low-quality Botox injections. Our Botox services are all carried out directly by Dr. Jepson, who has decades of experience in non-surgical cosmetic and aesthetic medicine and is fully licensed and certified to provide these services to a wide range of clients. Here’s a quick primer on some of the red flags that might indicate low-quality or even fake Botox injections or practitioners – signs you should look out for and steer clear of.
Wildly Low Price
Like any other major service or product you’re considering purchasing, you should do a basic price comparison across your major options when it comes to Botox. One quick sign that certain practitioners or clinics aren’t operating above-board: Their Botox pricing is extremely low, far below that of the reasonable range provided by other clinics.
In many cases, this is because the clinic in question is cutting corners, often diluting their Botox solution so they can save money and provide more injections. Even worse, others might be using counterfeit Botox or other fillers. Worst of all, certain practitioners might not observe proper sanitation methods as they try to cut costs, a scenario that can lead to badly botched results and even infection risks.
Lack of Credentials
Another primary red flag that signals a clinic or practitioner is not the one you should be going to for Botox: A lack of basic credentials, from board-certification to specific training in the administration of Botox and other dermal fillers. Not only should the injector in question be able to provide their credentials, but they should also be able to show a history of successful injections and positive referrals from clients – all areas we’re happy to provide for you when it comes to Dr. Jepson.
Finally, if you’re on the fence about a given clinic or practitioner, ask about the source location of the Botox product in question. Botox and fillers require FDA approval and must meet the strict regulations placed on US production, so if you’re told the fillers are imported from another country, this is a concern.