Finding bargain prices on injectables may seem like a frugal move, but sometimes deals seem too good to be true for a reason. There’s a rising trend in taking the couponer’s approach to injectable treatments—and it’s a dangerous one. For those interested in dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic in Omaha, NE, it’s important to know what to look for in a potential injector and what you should avoid at all costs.
In this post, we’ll outline the red flags to look out for and explain how you can secure a safe and positive injectables experience.
Problems With Cheap Products
It’s possible to find steals on products, but it isn’t always worth it. When you take the risk of bargain hunting for these products and services, you may face a few major problems.
- The product may be fake. If the price on a product such as JUVÉDERM® is way below the norm, you may be receiving a knockoff product that could leave you with no results to speak of. Additionally, since these products slip under the regulation radar, there’s no way to know what’s actually in them.
- It may have been imported. The FDA doesn’t endorse importing these products internationally, so if you’re buying a product from outside the country, that means it hasn’t undergone U.S. inspection. Even if international products are approved in their original countries, these standards are often much lower than they are in the U.S., meaning your results will likely look equally substandard.
- It may have been handled improperly. If you’re purchasing knockoff or imported products, it’s impossible to know how they’ve been stored or handled. They may have been opened and contaminated, which greatly increases your risk of infection.
- Your injector may be cutting corners. Abnormally low prices may indicate that your injector is diluting the product or saving half-used syringes from other patients’ appointments to cut costs. This also increases the risk of contamination and infection.
How to Stay Safe
When purchasing injectables, ask to see the box the product came in. It should contain a sticker with the product name, lot number, and expiration date. On BOTOX boxes, you should also see a holographic Allergan logo on the vial.
The most important step, however, is choosing a qualified injector. PMC’s practitioners are Black Diamond-Certified expert injectors, meaning we are endorsed by Allergan to deliver safe injections of authentic products. We’re among the top 1% in the country when it comes to BOTOX in particular, and our patients trust us not only for safe injections, but also for exceptional results.
It’s possible to receive treatments from a qualified source without blowing your budget. For those interested in safe ways to save on injections and other procedures, we encourage you to take a look at our monthly specials.
If you would like to learn more about med spa treatments including dermal fillers and BOTOX in Omaha, please contact us online or call (402) 408-0017 (Omaha) or (402) 895-8001 (Millard) to request a personal consultation.