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FDA Warns Public About Fake Botox

Posted on August 22, 2013 by - Botox, Face Procedures, Plastic Surgery


There’s no doubt about the popularity of Botox in San Diego. Last year, it reigned supreme amongst the non-invasive cosmetic procedures, with approximately 3.2 million Botox sessions. Often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure”, Botox is popular due to its quick and easy administration and superior effectiveness when it comes to reducing the appearance of wrinkles. However, a recent Reuters report warned the public about bogus Botox treatments.

FDA Warning of Fraudulent Botox

The Food and Drug Administration informed the public about dealers selling counterfeit Botox. “FDA cannot confirm that the manufacture, quality, storage, and handling of these products follow U.S. standards,” the agency stated in the report.

The agency further revealed that these bogus products are being sold under the following names: “Online Botox Pharmacy,” “” and “Onlinebotox”. These products seem to have been shipped from foreign countries and are being solicited via fax.

Allergan, the manufacturers of the authentic Botox, stated that apart from breaking federal rules, these counterfeit Botox products are most likely to be ineffective and unsafe for use.

This is just another reason why it is crucial for you to receive your Botox and all dermal filler treatments from reputable and experienced aesthetic medicine experts like Dr. Chacon and his highly trained staff of nurse practioners.

San Diego Botox

Since its FDA approval for cosmetic use, Botox has been the ultimate weapon against crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and softening frown lines. Botox is a very safe cosmetic procedure and does not require you to stay at the clinic for a long period of time.

Depending on an individual  patient., the effects of Botox could last for 2 to 8 months On an average, the effects of Botox could last between 4 to 6 months, with most patents choosing to receive roughly 2 to 3 treatments in a year. Recent research has also shown that the longer you consistently use Botox, the longer the effects will last.

The effects of Botox are not noticeable right away. Full effects are often noticed around the day 12-14, but subtle differences could be observed on day 7-10.

If you’re thinking about getting Botox in San Diego, arrange a cosmetic consultation with us today! Your dip into the fountain of youth is just a phone call away!  To book your appointment, call  (858) 633-7546 or fill out this contact form.