Botox has long since become the go to method for managing wrinkles on the face, as well as dealing with other conditions such as migraines and excessive sweating. Typically you would need to visit a doctor to have these botox injections applied, but do-it-yourself kits are starting to show up online.
Doctors are warning that that these botox kits can be harmful if applied incorrectly.
Furthermore you can’t be sure that you are getting the actual FDA approved product.
One of these botox kits that are now available online offers a vial of the product, or what is “marketed” as the product, as well as an instructional DVD – all for the low price of $152. This may seem like a small price to pay, but if you somehow inject yourself with something that isn’t actual Botox, what price will you pay for the problems that may arise?
It’s reported that many of these “botox kits” coming from India, China, or Third World Countries are being met with unsavory results.
One report covered a product being sold out of a bootleg lab in Arizona, United States, and is said to have almost killed some people.
The bacterium paralyzes muscles, so let’s say that you get actual Botox online and decide to inject yourself.
There are 42 muscles in the human face; if you treat the wrong muscles you will experience drooping in the face for weeks or months. Inject incorrectly and you can get an abscess that can result in staph. One common complication is ptosis of the eye, which is yet another risk that you take on with self botox injection.
People must be protective of their own health. It is always advised to see a doctor for medical procedures, and even then you should always do some investigation as to the reputation of the doctor and the grade of medicine and botox injections that you are getting.