Why You Shouldn’t Groupon Botox or Other Injectables

When it comes to medical treatments and procedures, you should never shop around based on price alone. These types of treatments require professional schooling and training so it’s important that you look for an experienced provider. Groupon is notorious for promoting deals that are too good to pass up, but steer clear from Groupon medical treatments/procedures. Cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers can be expensive but purchasing a Groupon for Botox or filler can be dangerous. You may be getting a good deal on Groupon, but at what cost?

Using Groupon Risks Getting Low-Quality Botox

When Botox is being offered at a price that is too good to be true, it probably is. The product that is being injected may actually not be Botox. There have been cases where the product being used is from China or other countries that do not have the same regulations as the United States. Black market Botox is not safe, unregulated, and you don’t know if you’re getting an honest treatment when going to someone who is not reputable or looking to make money any way they can.  In the United states, there are other FDA-approved neurotoxin brands other than Botox such as Dysport or Jeuveau. These companies are all reputable, but you want to make sure you are dealing with a provider and facility who gets their product directly from these companies.

Watch Out for Over-Diluted Botox and Fillers

Another problem that you can run into is over-diluted or expired products. Botox or fillers that are expired or over-diluted can greatly decrease the amount of time it lasts. Botox’s duration on average is 3-5 months and fillers are anywhere from 6 months to 24 months depending on which product is being used and how much of it is being used.

Injectable Safety First

Don’t put a price tag on safety. Compromising your safety to save a few dollars is not worth the complications that can occur when Botox or filler is in the wrong hands. Complications with Botox or filler are very rare but can occur, especially if being administered by an inexperienced injector. Complications that can occur include drooping, asymmetry, blurred vision, necrosis (tissue death), or infection.

If Botox is done badly, there is not a lot that can be done other than waiting for it to slowly fade. However, in some cases small tweaks can be done to correct asymmetry.  Fillers that are hyaluronic acid (HA) based can be dissolved with a medication called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is injected to the areas that the filler needs to be dissolved and is a fairly quick treatment.  It can take one or multiple treatments to completely dissolve filler. Luckily this treatment is available for patients who have had a complication or undesirable result, but this also means more cost if you want to start over and re-do the filler treatment.

Make safety your top priority by searching for a reputable injector who is experienced. Look at their credentials and do research on the office they work out of. Is the facility owned and operated by a physician? Who is the provider and what are their credentials? How much experience does this provider have when it comes to injecting Botox and other aesthetic injectables?  These are all important factors that will ultimately keep you safe and give you the outcome you are looking for.

Instead of Groupon, Save on Botox and Other Injectables the Right Way

We get it, everyone wants to save money. Save money with Botox and other cosmetic treatments the right way. Utah Facial Plastics has some great options when it comes to saving for esthetic treatments.

  • Once you find a reputable office, check out their in-office specials. Again, stay away from third-party coupons.
  • Sign up for Alle or Aspire. If you don’t know about either of these programs, ask your provider. Both Alle and Aspire are manufacture based reward programs that can be used wherever you are getting Botox or Dysport.
  • VIP Membership Options. We offer VIP and Elite membership options that allow our patients to make a monthly payment that is banked at UFP plus get member only pricing on Botox, fillers, and other non-surgical treatments.

For more information about Botox, our injectors,  or membership options, please contact our Draper, Layton of South Jordan/Gateway (coming soon) office at (801)776-2220.

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