Bargain hunting can be fun. For antiques, or for second-hand clothing at Buffalo Exchange, or even when just browsing through store on South Congress. But you should never bargain hunt for Botox…or any injectables.
Many places will run specials with deep discounts on Botox. Be very wary of such offers. You might just end up with Botox that was bought illegally, or is perhaps even expired. Botox can be discounted with rebates through the manufacturer, and even matched by the doctor’s office, but any price that seems out of the ordinary is likely too good to be true.
Also, be sure to do your research on who will be injecting your Botox. You want an experienced injector or you might just end up with some very undesirable results. Inexperience can lead to improper injection techniques and improper dosing: this can result in your appearance looking frozen (inability to move the muscles) or lopsided, or even having so much Botox injected that your muscles are too weak to do their job!
Injecting Botox and fillers isn’t just sticking a needle into someone’s face. Doing it expertly requires anatomical knowledge, precision, advanced techniques, and experience.
If you are in search of a great value, there is no greater value than finding an injection specialist who has not only a great deal of experience, but also a caring manner, and an ability to blend an artistic eye with medical experience. Our injectors, Iris Taylor and Gina Jones, are such women! They each have over 14 years experience injecting, a multitude of continuing education courses and trainings, and have a hefty following of clients and five-star reviews.
We have had many clients come in with botched dermal filler procedures from other establishments, and Iris and Gina have repaired the damage and given them the results they wanted in the first place. Dermal fillers, unlike Botox or Dysport, can be dissolved with an injectable called Vitrace. It make take a few appointments, however, as you cannot immediately inject dermal filler after you’ve been injected with Vitrace.
This is a picture of lip injections gone wrong (causing lumps and bumps). This client was injected somewhere else and came to Body Tonic to have her lips corrected. Iris dissolved the bumps and then re-injected her properly.
So next time you're wanting Botox on the cheap, or that very low-priced filler deal looks extra enticing, do some searching about the establishment, the injectors, and read the reviews. Don't cheat your beautiful face!