Bargain Hunting and Cosmetic Injections Don’t Mix

Women smiling after facial fillers

Treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and TEOSYAL® injections are the most popular aesthetic procedures in the world. They’ve become so familiar that you can find coupons online promising steep discounts that seem too good to pass up. It’s important to remember, however, that cosmetic injections, are true medical procedures. Therefore, if you’re looking for BOTOX® or dermal fillers in the Mississauga area, you should be sure to check the injector’s credentials carefully and be sure that the product being used is authentic.

Beware of Fake Products

One of the primary concerns associated with low-cost injectable treatments is the authenticity of the product used during the procedure. Beware of any injectable provider who advertises a significantly lower price than other certified injectors. The lower price may indicate that the product is fake or that the provider did not purchase the product directly from the manufacturer. The only way an injector can know with certainty that the filler or neurotoxin they’re using is authentic is if he or she orders it directly from the manufacturer or an authorized distributor.

Inspect the Product

When you’re at the practice, it’s fine to ask to see the box containing the fillers or neurotoxin (i.e., BOTOX) before the procedure. This visual inspection can help you know the product being used is authentic.

For example, be sure the language used on the box is English and that the package is unopened. Look for the sticker with the product name, lot number, and expiration date. For Botox, find OnabotulinumtoxinA on the vial and carton, plus an Allergan hologram on the vial.

Be Assertive

Getting injections from unqualified or inexperienced providers can produce unsatisfactory results or even serious complications, such as infections, nerve damage, or, in rare cases, paralysis. No bargain is worth risking your health. Therefore, being courteous but assertive when you’re seeing an injector for the first time is something we recommend. You don’t want to take chances with your health.

So what can you do? Before you even schedule an appointment, go online to check out the qualifications of the person performing the injections. If reviews are available, read them, and ask friends or other people in the aesthetics field for their advice for a reputable injector.

Know Your Injector

You may not personally know your injector, but you should ask about his or her experience and credentials. For example, all three of our experienced nurses are happy to discuss their backgrounds and training with you.

Chantal, our nurse manager, has over 15 years of experience in the industry. She has taught new nurses at Centennial collage and ran nurse training seminars training many nurses across the province. Tracey, a registered nurse injector at Cosmedica, has performed thousands of filler and BOTOX injections over the course of more than 25 years. Tambra has over 15 years experience in injectables and currently trains other nurses on her days off through Clarion Medical Technologies . All of our highly trained professionals will listen carefully to your goals and create a customized treatment plan after talking with you about your desired outcomes.

If you’ve been thinking about getting fillers or neurotoxin injections in the Burlington area, contact us using the online form or call us at (905) 631-6288 to schedule an appointment.

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