Is the quality in Botox and Fillers different in Bali compared to Thailand?

I am looking at Botox and Fillers. Miracle in Bali people are recommending or PIAC Thailand . The difference in price is a few hundred dollars. Is the quality the same? Thank you

Doctor Answers 4

Botox Quality

Hello Crista9,

Botox Cosmetic is made by a company called Allergan.  It is known that there are counterfeit products that are out there.  As long as the product is made by Allergan and has been stored properly, the units should be equivalent.  However, if there is a large price difference (which there is here), I would be concerned that either they are not giving you as many units as you think you are paying for or a counterfeit product is being injected. 

I hope this helps and good luck. 

The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Quality of Botox in different countries

Botox is ade by Allergan and as long as genuine product is used by he doctor, the quality (medically, the "activity") should be exactly the same no matter where it's injected around the world.  The real issue of course is that in some places, the doctors are using (knowing or unknowingly) products that are not genuine.  A dead giveaway is that the prices are way lower than others.

Reza Momeni, MD FACS
Summit Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Is the quality in Botox and Fillers different in Bali compared to Thailand?

Thank you for your question.  It is always wise to ask your injector to see the box or vial of medication that is being used for your injectable treatment.  Ensure that Botox and your fillers come directly out of an Allergen or respective company sealed container.  Best of luck!

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

Quality of botox in Bali

The old saying, "you get what you pay for" is very true when it comes to "cheap" deals.  There is no way of knowing whether or not the product you receive overseas is the genuine Botox product from Allergan, even if the packaging looks identical.  Furthermore, your results may be comprised in the hands of inexperienced injectors as its unlikely your treatment will be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.   Australian plastic surgeons are amongst the most highly trained surgeons in the world and its unlikely you would find a surgeon overseas that has the same skill level and experience as Australian plastic surgeon.  Botox procedures are medical procedures and in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon who understands facial dynamics and proper placement of the product, you will achieve lovely, natural results.  As happens too many times, people return from overseas unhappy with the results of their treatments and require follow up treatments at even greater expense.

Robert Drielsma, MBBS, BSc, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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