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Buying Botox Online Without a Prescription?

I have came across a website selling Botox without prescription. Has anyone bought Botox through the site? Is it safe?

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Botox Online

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Botox Cosmetic is a prescription drug from the Allergan company. If it is any other product it could be the wrong concentration, impure or unsafe. It has to be kept frozen and handled a certain way, including reconstituted correctly. What would you do with it if you really could get it? Inject yourself? I certainly would recommend against fooling around with a drug like this. Handled correctly with an experienced injector it is great. In the wrong hands or with the wrong product it could be a disaster.


West Orange Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Do Not Buy Botox Online

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Botox is only legally available to purchase by licensed medical professionals through the manufacturer. It should only be dispensed and injected by a medical professional. It is highly unlikely that the product that is available online is genuinely Botox. For safety reasons, you should only receive Botox through your physician.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Buying Botox online

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I would not recommend buying Botox online. It is a prescription medication, which means you require a medical assessment by a licensed physician prior to treatment.

Who knows where the Botox online is from? Has it been stored properly? Is it expired? It is actually Botox and not a knockoff?  

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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Buying Botox Online Without a Prescription?

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In Australia, Botox is a Scheduled Drug and it can only be dispensed by a Prescription written and signed by a Doctor. It has to be kept refrigerated at all times to maintain its effect. Doctors can administer Botox, Nurses are allowed to Inject Botox only if they have been properly trained and supervised by a Doctor.  So ordering Botox online would not be advisable as one cannot verify the authenticity nor the safety of the Product.

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Buying Botox Online Without a Prescription

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This would be a cardinal error.  The products offered online are of dubious quality and sometimes unknown substances are substituted for Botox.  There have been numerous incidents of patients getting what they thought were Botox injections to find out later with disastrous results  that they were not Botox cosmetic but research grade Botox or other substances.

Thomas Guillot, MD
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Botox on line?

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Botox is a FDA regulated drug.  Any person buying or selling it without being registered with the DEA is breaking the law and subject to penalties.  Do not buy Botox on line!!!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

This is so illegal it's staggering!

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Whatever this charlatan is selling, it's definitely not Botox. It may well be a botulinum toxin, but let's hope it's not. The dangers of injecting illegal so-called "botox Freeze" and these other products are almost too numerous to count, but include massive overdose and non-sterile packaging.

Think I'm just blowing smoke? The suckers in central Florida who tried a similar scam ended up with tracheostomies and were on ventilators for months when the "research-grade" botulinum toxin turned out to be a dose 500 times greater than what they thought they were injecting. Google "Bach McComb Eric Kaplan botox" for their story. Dr. McComb is doing a three-year stretch in prison now that he's off the ventilator.

Caveat emptor,

--DCP

David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Never buy Botox online!

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Botox and Dysport is only legally sold and injected by medical professionals. Do not buy anything advertised on the internet as Botox for home use. There are specific techniques to injecting Botox and Dysport ($300-350 per area) that only docs and RNs know. Be wary of doctors who offer super cheap Botox. You get what you pay for!

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Very unfortunate...

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In a manner of speaking we have made this all look so simple that "even a caveman can do it". Certainly if an aesthetician at a salon can safely inject Botox then anyone should be able to do it at home. Our best and brightest have bowed to the almighty dollar and have trained all comers. The less than ethical have then trained all comers and it comes down to what we witnessed on this UTube Video for the do it yourselfer!

Having stated this, I am totally amazed by those who watch everything they eat, exercise regularly, wash their hands after all contacts but will allow material to be injected into their body and not even know what it really is!

I expect this trend to expand and the problems and negative outcomes will be sure to follow denigrating the entire industry. Lots of blame to go around starting with a greedy pharmaceutical industry, a few greedy and unethical medical practitioners, a government which has completely missed the real regulatory target, and a public which has become much too comfortable with the idea that the government watchdogs will not let anything bad happen to them. Big trouble is around the corner!

S. Randolph Waldman, MD
Lexington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox cannot be purchased without a prescription

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Botox cannot be purchased without a prescription and it must be injected by a licensed medical professional. There must be something misleading on this website but don't be taken.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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