All that shines isn’t always gold.
But, the consumer mindset of the American population has become so susceptible to the attraction of “sales” that even an 80%-90% mark-down at a department store does not make us stop to think if that discount is really true.
Sure, it doesn’t matter much if the clothes you’re buying at these ridiculous discounts are of a cheap variety. Or you still don’t know that the bargain-basement designer label clothing are usually manufactured specifically for the bargain-basement shoppers. (No self-respecting fashion designer would churn out all that shoddy stuff, made in some seedy sweatshop in Guangzhou, China, at his or her `real’ stores.)
But matters do get a little more complicated when you’re falling for the deep discount trap at a Botox spa or clinic that is offering low, low, low prices for a short time only.
Let’s put the injector’s certifications and experience aside for a minute. Let’s just look at the product you’re actually getting.
Is it the good stuff? Or is it a diluted version that wears away far sooner than the 3-4 months that Botox is supposed to last?
Whenever patients complain that the effects of their Botox disappeared too quickly, it’s probably because they were reeled in with shiny promises of deep discounts by some medical spa doling out injections like Halloween candy, and then sent home with less Botox than they thought they were getting. Or the product was illegally imported from another country, and it may not actually be what the label says.
This is something a reputable physician would surely never do!
You see, even though there are guidelines on how many cc’s of saline should be diluted in the Botulinum toxin as an acceptable standard, some clinics will deliberately add a bit more to increase the number of injections they can get from each vial.
How else will they make any profit after offering you the fantastic discount?
This is a good reason to look beyond price when shopping for Botox. In fact, don’t `shop’ for Botox at all. Find yourself a reputable, reliable physician instead who understands the science of the face and places injections most strategically to give you the optimal results you’re hoping for.
You’ll be happier with how you look afterwards. And, you will not have to make extra visits in the future because you didn’t receive the right amount of product that you needed in the first place.