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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

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 15 reviews

254 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Do Not Buy Botox Online

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 37 reviews

4000 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568

Buying Botox online

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 108 reviews

362 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1T6

Buying Botox Online Without a Prescription?

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

101 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Buying Botox Online Without a Prescription

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
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

455 East Airport drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Botox on line?

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 62 reviews

4911 South 118 Street
Omaha, NE 68137

This is so illegal it's staggering!

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,


David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

1835 East West Parkway
Fleming Island, FL 32003

Never buy Botox online!

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 31 reviews

9201 W Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90069

Very unfortunate...

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

3288 Eagle View Lane
Lexington, KY 40509

Botox cannot be purchased without a prescription

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

6100 219th St SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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