Injectables and fillers are great tools in the aesthetics industry to help with visible signs of aging. These treatments help many people to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. There are so many different types of injectables and fillers on the market that it can be hard to keep track of what is a trustworthy product. Now more than ever, there are counterfeit injectables popping up all around us. These are very dangerous and can have lasting effects on your health if used on you.
The Rise of Counterfeit Injectables
Counterfeit medicines are on the rise. It is hard to pinpoint an exact number for how many counterfeit treatments are out there now, but estimates say that about 10% of all drugs are fraudulent. These types of faux-treatments can be extremely dangerous for patients. Often side effects include infection, deformity, scarring, immunological issues, and sometimes death. The problem is that these drugs are not made in a trusted facility. Also, the products in these drugs are not FDA approved or safe for human consumption. Many of these counterfeit injectables have been found to contain arsenic, cyanide, mercury, urine, and rat droppings. Even unmonitored forms of Botulinum Toxin, which is used in a purified form in BOTOX®, can be deadly. To be sure that you are getting safe, secure treatments, you should go to a trusted doctor and facility.
Getting Reliable Injectable Treatment
Patients should never entertain the idea of using off-brand or counterfeit treatments. If you are receiving an extremely discounted price for treatment, there may be a reason for it. To ensure that you are getting the real thing you should always go to a center that is managed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. MDSkin® Lounge is owned and operated by Dr. Bryan Gawley, a board-certified, trusted plastic surgeon who wants his patients to understand the risk of getting these procedures from other sources. There are many different ways to be safe when considering the treatment. For safety you can do a few things:
- Learn about the brands of Injectables and Fillers
- Examine the product yourself at the treatment time
- Watch when the product is removed from its packaging
- Make sure the needle is filled in front of you
- Make sure it is a sterile needle
- Check prices around your area for the treatment
The best practice for getting reliable treatment is by going to a reputable facility. The MDSkin® Lounge team is trusted by their patients and the community around them. The rise of counterfeit injectables is scary but by going to recognized centers such as MDSkin® Lounge, you can be sure you are receiving safe, secure treatment.