Q: How Do I Know if Real Botox is Being Injected?
I was told by a friend to ask the person who is doing it to show me the bottle, but I don’t know how it looks like.
My friend got something else and found out much later. How do I know if the Botox I’m being injected is authentic?
A: The best way is go to a physician that is reputable in your area. That being said, if you are still unsure, you can always ask him to show you the vial, which will have a hologram. This, is not fool-proof, as the vial can be refilled with another substance.
Q: Is Botox Only Good for Certain Face Wrinkles and Lines?
Or do Botox injections help with all facial lines and furrows?
A: Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles. These muscles create wrinkles when they contract. The wrinkles created by muscle movement, and thus helped by Botox, are in the upper 1/3 of the face. These include the horizontal forehead wrinkles, the glabellar wrinkles (located between the eyes), and the crows feet.
Q: Botox and Hyaluronic Acid Alternative During Pregnancy?
What can I use instead of Botox and Hyaluronic acid during pregnancy?
A: Good old-fashioned make-up will work well to help you look good for the next 9 months! After birth, you can continue with Botox and dermal fillers.
Q: Can I Get Botox While on Dialysis?
I want to get Botox but I am a dialysis patient and I am worried that I will waste my money because it might dialize out.
A: It is probably ok to have Botox while on dialysis. Botox acts locally in the muscle and is not distributed. I would make sure that you ask your nephrologist if it is ok with him.
Q: Botox Party: Are They Safe?
I’m interested in knowing more about the true risk of Botox parties. Are the risks all that significant that you need a doctor on-hand? After all, Botox does wear off.
A: Botox and other injectables should only be performed by board certified physicians that have experience performing those procedures. The reasons for this are many. First, if there is a complication, the physician will be best qualified to manage it. Second, it assures you that the products you are having injected are real and authentic. And, last this assures you that the result will be acceptable. Practicing in Miami, I see many patients that have had “injections” in people’s homes that have destroyed their faces.