Botox is perhaps the most popular cosmetic procedure of all. Sono Bello reviews the different procedures and products out there quite regularly, and they have dismayed to find that there are a lot of counterfeit Botox products out there. Those products are not just not helpful, they are downright dangerous. This is why, from their Scottsdale, AZ clinic, they have released on the amp some hints and tips to help people recognize the real deal for themselves.
Sono Bello Reviews Real and Fake Botox
Botox is generally made by Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport. Naturally, clinics like Sono Bello have very strict protocols to make sure they only receive the actual product through the amp and they dont use unknown suppliers.
They also have protocols for using the products themselves. In the reviews that patients have left, this is clearly obvious. The box is opened and the syringe filled in the patient’s presence. This means that patients can see for themselves that the product is real.
Only one company in the USA sells FDA-approved Botox, and that is Allergan. Patients are encouraged to review this brand for themselves, so they know what to look for. Additionally, they can enter their own postcode and find the clinics near them that are authorized to perform the treatment. People are encouraged to make this check, because it ensures they truly know whether their provider is FDA approved or not. Sono Bello warns that alternate sources may be a whole lot more affordable, they are also incredibly dangerous and harmful and should be avoided no matter what the price.
Sono Bello has also worked together with the ISAPS (International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) to develop tips on checking the Botox box itself. The recommendation is to search for the holographic image that says “Allergan” on the vial. This demonstrates its authenticity. Additionally, the box and the vial should have the same lot number and the same expiration date. Finally, the active ingredient should not be listed as “Botulinum Toxin Type A”, but rather as “OnabotulinumtoxinA”.
The hologram is the easiest to check, however. Patients should not just be allowed to check for the hologram on request, they should be encouraged to check it. At the Sono Bello clinic, the vial is always shown to the patient and the hologram pointed out.
The dangers of counterfeit Botox are very real and very serious. This is also why it is so important for people to see a board-certified specialist whose practice is highly reputable. Injecting out of date or counterfeit Botox would cost them their license, so they will always make sure their quality is as high as possible. Expired or counterfeit Botox can cause so much swelling that patients are no longer able to open their mouth or eyes. Serious bruising is also common and this generally lasts for many days. Some people have even experienced difficulty breathing. Immediate medical attention should be sought by anyone experiencing any of these symptoms.