Botox Scams and Scammers

As we get older, we start to notice wrinkles around our forehead and eye area, and why is that? The answer is muscle activity, and the finest way to treat the problem is through Botox injections. It is one of the most impressive additions to the plastic surgery tool chest in the past ten years, and it is a great way to look younger than your peers.

Throughout my career, the results from Botox injections have fascinated my patients. For those who are not pleased with their treatment, I can only blame scammers. If Botox is given in a random manner without a true comprehension of muscle anatomy and facial expression, the looks will be offsetting.

Scammers trick patients in two persistent ways. First, you must know that Botox works best when it is sold in “units,” the common measure of the amount of Botox. If Botox is diluted, there are fewer units, and therefore you are getting less than what you pay for. To avoid this problem, make sure you buy Botox by the unit, and have the “provider” specify how much you are getting and what you are paying.

Second, there is this issue of paying by the “area.” How many units are you actually getting? Paying by the area is vague, and if you don’t ask how many units you are getting, you simply won’t know if you’re getting enough Botox. Who cares how many areas are treated if the amount of units of Botox was simply not enough to work?

At Westlake Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox by the unit. It is provided by my partner, and Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Diane Keeler-Boysen. Believe me, Botox works, and it works very well. Trust Westlake Plastic Surgery.

Robert Caridi MD