I can no longer afford Botox. I paid $670 for three areas and now I broke the bank, I have to pay it back with very high interest (23%). Do the doctors care about my financial problems? NO! In fact, I have never seen a more careless crowd of ignorant doctors, when they sell me Botox. Why? Because they are profiting from Botox and then they date younger women with my money, while I cry myself to sleep without a dollar in my pocket. I injected myself with Hyaluronic Acid from Brazil and I am looking just fine and people are impressed with my independence and courage. Now, I will go ahead and order Botox from China and inject myself. I hope Allergan goes broke and China will win over this greedy world of US doctors.
This gal posted to Facebook her story of Botox and filler independence. Consumers who obtain compounds of their own accord take their own risks. While I cannot know the dynamic this woman had with her doctor, what she might expect from her doctor as she states she cannot afford further services is beyond me. It seems that limiting her use of products to a level at which she could still afford it might have been a reasonable compromise.
Using mail order injectable products from China is accepting risk. Just as an aside, botulinum toxins spoil if they are not properly cooled. I took a shot at obtaining my Myobloc from Great Britain and ended up returning it when it arrived warm. It was a substitute product. I know the difference. Do you?
What a lay person might do with mail order products is kinda scary even if those products are genuine when they arrive.
John Di Saia MD