Botox and injectable fillers are the top aesthetic procedures done in the USA, with over 2.5million botox injections and 1.2million dermal fillers administered last year in the doctor’s office. Recently, DIY Botox kits have been surfacing on the internet over ebay. The DIY kit was going for US$95, but has since been removed. Similarly, DIY dermal fillers can also be found on the internet!
No, these are not creams for you to smear over your face. These are real DIY kits that come in your mailbox complete with the drug, syringe and needles, a face chart and an instruction sheet in the box. And all these are bought without a prescription.
THE PROBLEM WITH DIY KITS
This is shocking news indeed. Botox and dermal fillers can be potential poisons and should be administered only under medical supervision. The many problems that could arise with this internet kits include:
No 1st aid help around if a medical emergency arises- for example, if severe allergic reactions occur causing breathing problems, or affecting cardiac function
Non purified or substituted ingredients- what could be worse than putting unkown ingredients into yourself?
Despite the lure of the cheap set and the convenience of doing it yourself at home, please keep in ming: These internet DIY kits are ILLEGAL. Only licensed medical professionals can purchase and administer the drug. The US FDA would take action against companies and individuals marketing and selling the drug illegally.
Don’t put your health and face at risk of a botched job. Consult your doctor and get a proper job done.