Once again the media have picked up on the concept of DIY Botox and have resurrected the video of the Texan woman purportedly showing people how to do their own Botox using product supplied on line.
When I reviewed the video I found it most interesting. Having done self injection of Botox myself for demonstration purposes I was aware that the biggest problem was seeing the syringe during the injection in order to make sure the correct dosage was applied.
There were several fallacies and problems with the explanation the woman gave.
She touched the top of the ampoule with her finger prior to drawing up the botox. Potential infection risk.
She said the ampoule contained 100u enough for two people but then said she used 60u herself.
She stated that Botox becomes inert on exposure to air which is untrue and potentially dangerous.
She squirted Botox into the air to adjust the dosage!!!!
Her injection technique was poor and only showed her injecting the side away from the camera. Not exactly illuminating.
Her suggested timings for the action of Botox are just wrong.
It is interesting that the video doesn’t appear to show us what she looked like two days later.
Buying Botox over the internet is never a good idea, but trying to suggest that this video can show you how to inject yourself is very dangerous. The dosage suggested is potentially far too large and the accuracy of injecting into your own face is questionable.
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A former Chief Examiner of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors now the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr Cronin was instrumental in the development of the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine and a Senior Lecturer in Cosmetic Medicine at Leicester University.