A girl has to pinch her pennies these days. While being frugal can be good for the bank account, it is not necessarily good for cosmetic goals. Playing with the appearance “on the cheap” may sound like a bargain, but it is risky behavior. This includes America’s favorite nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, Botox.
The average cost of Botox Cosmetic is $12 a unit. Getting it for significantly less is not a steal; it is actually a red flag. There are many problems that can be associated with inexpensive Botox Cosmetic treatments, ranging from poor results to permanent nerve damage. Ever wonder just how these practices can offer such bargain-basement prices? Take a look:
1. Lack of Education
Little training is required to provide Botox, but extensive education and experience are required to provide safe and satisfying results. Always visit a physician, or a professional working under a doctor’s supervision, with extensive training and experience in all aspects of injectables.
Cheaper Botox may actually mean less Botox. The injectable can be over-diluted with saline, meaning the patient will not get the full strength. This practice will save the spa or practice money, which they pass on to the consumer. The results will be disappointing and require another treatment sooner (ultimately meaning more money in their pocket).
3. Incorrect number of units
A quick way to grab customers is a fantastically “low” price per unit of Botox. The problem then becomes how much Botox they recommend. An experienced provider may be able to give fabulous results with 30 units, while the bargain location suggests 40 units. Ultimately, there may be no savings at all. And remember, more Botox is not necessarily better, once the needed amount to relax muscles is applied, adding more will not offer greater improvement.
4. Not a fresh box
Once opened, a vial of Botox Cosmetic will rapidly expire. It will steadily become weaker until, after about a week, it stops working all together. Seeing a provider that specializes in Botox means a fresh product. Do not be afraid to look at the packaging and watch the diluting process.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is Houston’s top Botox Cosmetic provider. Located just below Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Mirror Mirror is staffed with renowned aesthetic experts ready to help you get the biggest bang for your hard-earned buck. Call (281) 407-9549 to find out more about Botox at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique today!