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Dangerous Botox: The Risks of Cheap Injections

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When patients choose a Botox provider based primarily on cost, they are more likely to encounter issues ranging from ineffective results to severe health risks. For example, when purchasing bargain Botox, the patient may think they are signing up to receive a product that meets the industry standard of product potency, and that it will be administered by expert injectors. However, far too often, that is not the reality.

At Tribeca MedSpa, our mission is to form lasting relationships with patients built on transparency, integrity, safety, premium care, and quality products. Our skincare experts are guided by a core commitment to helping our patients achieve their beauty goals through boutique aesthetic treatments. We strive to ensure that our patients have the information they need to make an informed choice.

Rely on the Experts

Easy access to Botox, discounted prices, and packages purchased through third-party sources may create a false assumption that cosmetic injectables are easy to administer; the truth is that they are medical treatments and should only be performed by experienced professionals. This minimizes the risk of complications and avoids unnatural-looking results.

Botox treatments at Tribeca MedSpa are administered by master injectors. Because the term “master injector” is not tied to any specific formal clinical or academic training, its meaning varies from medspa to medspa. Our master injectors have undergone rigorous specialty training, allowing them to develop a deep understanding of injection-delivered aesthetic enhancement.

Our master injectors are renowned medical doctors, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners, all with over five years of injection experience serving thousands of clients. Although RNs can also have great experience, they are not legally allowed to inject in the state of New York unless there is an MD on site while the treatment is taking place. Many medical spas, even doctors’ offices, do not abide by the NYS law and will have RNs doing these injections. We do not follow this skirting of state law.

Does the Price of Botox Affect Its Results?

When Botox is offered at a lower price, this often comes at the cost of quality results. Many low-cost providers are switching neurotoxins and not using Botox. Botox can sometimes be used as a generic term, and when you pay discounted prices, you may not be getting one of the five FDA-approved brands of neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, or Daxxify). In many cases, the Botox in these injections has a lower degree of potency.

The potency of Botox can also be related to the way it is prepared. When injectors at a med spa overdilute Botox during preparation, it becomes less potent. There is no regulatory requirement regarding dilution of Botox for cosmetic use. Because of this, when younger patients purchase coupon-driven or flat-rate packages of Botox priced under $500, they are likely receiving overdiluted low-potency injections or another neurotoxin that they switched out to save on cost.

At Tribeca MedSpa, our skilled experts dilute Botox to meet optimal clinical guidelines, ensuring high potency. To achieve impactful results from treatment of horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines, or other off-label indications, high-potency Botox is vital.

Will Botox Prevent Wrinkles from Forming in Younger Patients?

Receiving regular low-cost, light-potency injections of Botox at an early age is often touted as a method of preventing signs of facial aging. However, at Tribeca MedSpa, we encourage younger patients to instead consider elevating their skincare regimen.

A healthy skincare regimen designed by the experts at Tribeca MedSpa supports the natural function of skin cells, maintains hydration, and nourishes above and below the surface. Our medical-grade skincare products and seasonal facials are custom tailored to address each individual patient’s specific skin health needs. This is essential at any age and is the ideal method of preventing early signs of facial aging.

Arrange a Complimentary Botox Consultation at Tribeca MedSpa

Contact Tribeca MedSpa to arrange a complimentary Botox consultation. Our experts are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal results through healthy skin and expertly performed cosmetic enhancements.