Preparation & honesty of Botox?
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Honesty in Botox
Preparation and Honesty of Botox
The actual dilution should not matter as long as you are getting the number of units that you are paying for. A higher dilution might actually give you a stronger effect for a given number of units because more volume is injected, which leads to greater spread and a greater area of coverage. In my hands, I routinely get great results with less units than others. This saves my patients money over the long run. I also tell all my patients to return within 1-2 weeks after treatment if results are not perfect. My goal is to provide natural results and have happy patients without breaking the bank.
I have been injecting Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport since 1998. The more you do of something, the better you get at it. Botox and fillers now represent about 50% of my practice.
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I am continually reading botox can't be over diluted =not true! It can be diluted #botox #botox application #drmesa #realself100
The Botox package insert recommends Botox to be diluted in certain amount of fluid. This is considered the "standard" dilution. However doctors can dilute the Botox in a different volume as a off-lable-use.
Diluted Botox is not "bad", "wrong" or a "mistake". When properly used, diluted Botox gives similar or even stronger effects than "standard" Botox dilution.
In my practice I dilute the Botox in tow ways : One concentrated ("G" concentration) as recommended by the Botox package insert; and one diluted ("M" Concentration- M because my last name "Mesa").
The concentrated ("G") Botox gives me a mild Botox effect (only weakens the muscle) while de diluted Botox ("M) gives me a very strong effect (paralyzes the muscle). When I use the diluted Botox, I am able to administer less Botox to the patient to have a very strong effect when compared with "standard" concentrated botox ( a money saving advantage).
In my practice both concentrated ("G") and diluted ("M") Botox have very precise indications. I usually treat my patents with both dilutions to deliver a natural Botox result while promoting money savings to the patient.
Either when treating with either "diluted" or "concentrated" Botox, patients should paid ONLY for the total number of units of Botox administered. That's why I don't charge Botox per syringes or per area since every patient is different.
Depends on dose
The dose is the same, but the reconstitution is different.
Three of each will get you a DUI despite one being "diluted".
Botox is similar.
There is concentration, and there is the amount (units).
Units, not dilution, determines results after Botox
Hello again, I have updated my answer with a web reference to better answer your question.
Hi luvbotox. The effect of botox is dependent upon the number of units injected, not the dilution. If more saline is used, then a larger volume needs to be injected to get the same number of units. Dilution recommendations from the manufacturer (per vial) is 1:4 but many expert injectors use higher 1:2 or 1:1 proportions to avoid potential problems with diffusion into adjacent tissues and reduce discomfort. An expert injector will be willing to show you the botox vial and their methods. Good luck!
I think that taking chances with your Botox and other treatments for the sake of costs is not a good policy.
It is very reasonable to ask your doctor how she or he reconstitutes Botox and to see the actual vial for yourself. This may help to alleviate your concerns and become more comfortable with your doctor.
I hope that helps and best regards, Dr. Sapijaszko.
Preparation of botox
Another option is to see a doctor that charges a fixed price based on the number of areas treated. You are charged a fixed price to treated a particular area regardless of how many units it takes. There are advantages and disadvantages to both pricing models.
I prefer to charge by the number of areas treated. It is my job to figure out how much botox you will need to achieve the results you want. I almost always see patients back a few weeks after their first botox with me. If they need a little more, it is included with the treatment and there is no additional charge. This also allows me to tweak their next treatment to optimize the results.
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