According to the article, Botox Should Be Born in the USA by New Beauty Senior Interactive Editor Anna Jimenez:
“The FDA has recently warned hundreds of medical practices in the United States that they may have received non-approved Botox and filler products from Europe and Canada.”
This poses a serious health risk to Americans who use Botox for cosmetic and health reasons. A doctor must take responsibility for what is in the syringe, but patients must take responsibility for only using a doctor that is a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. If using Botox for a medical treatment for something like multiple sclerosis (MS), make sure to inquire about the safety of the Botox.
The article also warns,
“Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, says that legitimate containers always contain the word “cosmetic” on them. Products missing this word may be real Botox, but are not approved for cosmetic use in the United States, says the ASAPS.”
Make sure to heed the warning and ask the questions.