There is a hologram on the white label and a purple top for the 100 unit bottle and an orangey top for the 200 unit bottle. You may not recognize a fake, so it is best to have treatments with a reputable, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Any reputable doctor will not mind showing you the bottle. There is a hologram on the label and it should also say that it is manufactured in Irvine, CA by Allergan. Finally, each bottle has an expiration date, so if trying out a new doctor, it is a good idea to double check that too.
Botox comes with white label with the Allergan's Botox logo and a purple top. When you examine the bottle closely there is a hologram across the label.
Because you probably don't handle the bottles all that regularly, and it would be pretty difficult to spot a fake, your best bet is to go to a reputable dermatologist. I doubt an established physician would risk his/her practice by using a fake product. In the New York area, I see Botox ads with prices that are too good to be true. Chances...
The company has put a 3D logo (HOLOGRAM) on the bottle to differentiate from the fake botox , mostly chinese.
Most important is to ask the Doctor where they get their Botox, look at the bottle, and go to a reputable plastic surgeon
Getting the real thing with Botox: a matter of trust
Botox is made and distributed in the U.S. by Allergan, and its counterpart Dysport is distributed by Medicis. There have been some cases of phony Botox used with serious consequences, and some doctors have been jailed as a result. It is reasonable to ask to see the vial, but ultimately it comes down to a matter of trust.
It is hard to imagine that a doctor or clinic with a good reputation would put anyone at risk these days by trying to use unapproved Botox, especially since the...
The advice the practitioners gave above is prudent if there is no way for you to find a trusted practitioner for your injections. While it is true that a hologram and lot number exists on each vial of Botox, we have never been asked by a patient for it. If you are in a situation where you have to ask the practitioner to see the actual hologram and lot number, you may want to re-evaluate why you are there.
Ask a friend for a referral or do some of your own research to find a credible...
Whenever you hear "Botox does not work on me" alarm bells should go off.
Unless you go to reliable source, your "Botox" can be fake, old and outdated, overdiluted and it can be injected poorly.
Allergan is the only legitimate US distributor of Botox. Ask to see the hologram on the label, and check the expiration date! Beware of sales, parties, and prices too cheap to be true...it is offshore, fake, and dangerous! The reputation of your doctor is vital.
As a consumer, if it sounds too good to be true, it may not be real. Allergan's Botox bottle has a hologram on it.
You must ask questions and perform research to make sure you are getting proper care: Is the doctor listed on the Botox website? Is the doctor performing the injection him/ herself? Ask to see the package being open. Is the doctor performing the procedure in the back room or under proper conditions (is he cleansing your skin, wearing gloves, the spa area clean)?
If not, these...