On March 15th, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over half a million dollars in counterfeit and stolen goods and merchandise. You can check out the full story here. Some of the most concerning items in this haul were needles and fake Botox® kits.
Associated Plastics Surgeons is considered to be one of the best Kansas City plastic surgeons, and we know just how dangerous Botox® can be if it gets into untrained hands. This article will explain a few (of the many) reasons why you should never trust an unlicensed professional for Botox® injections and why you should always use professional Kansas City plastic surgeons.
Injectable Botox is Actually a Toxin
A toxin named Botulinum A is what injectable Botox® is primarily made of. This toxin comes from bacteria and has the potential to cause botulism. Botulism is considered one of the deadliest types of food poisoning on the planet.
Although injectable Botox® can successfully remove wrinkles during cosmetic procedures, it should only be injected by licensed, professional KC plastic surgeons. If injected into the wrong area, Botox® can disrupt breathing, chewing, or swallowing and has the potential to cause life-threatening issues.
Other Potential Issues with DIY Botox®
There are other injuries or illnesses that can be caused by a botched Botox® treatment. A few of these include:
- Muscle Issues & Twitching
- Drooping Eyes
- Dry Mouth
- Double Vision
- Flu-like Symptoms: Aches, Weakness, Fever, Chills, Vomiting
Although many of these symptoms will go away over time, according to cosmetic surgeons in Kansas City, they could last for weeks, if not months. It is simply not worth it to gamble on an unlicensed Botox® treatment, as the health risks are extremely dangerous.
Go with the Sure Thing, Professional Kansas City Plastic Surgeons
At Associated Plastic Surgeons, all of our medical professionals, that specialize in Botox® treatments, go through extensive training to not only be good at what they do but to be the best Kansas City plastic surgeons. The human face is comprised of more muscles than people realize, and the slightest mistake could lead to serious consequences.
Our team at APSKC knows how all of these muscles work and knows just how precise every injection must be when it comes a Botox® procedure or any cosmetic procedure. Do not put your health at risk with a Botox® injection by an untrained person; go with the pros at APSKC.