The old adage is correct, when it seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true! For example, “Botox in a bottle” as you may have heard about or seen in a recent viral video on TikTok. Or maybe you heard about or saw the follow-up TikTok video claiming that you can mix two over-the-counter skincare serums and match the effects of BOTOX®.
Sadly, there is no cream, serum, or topical peptide equivalent to BOTOX®.
Does anyone believe this false claim that ordinary products are able to mimic the muscle-relaxing effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic? Yes, many people do take the bait and spend their money trying to mix their magic “Botox” potion.1
In fact, there are so many products claiming to be like BOTOX® Cosmetic that the FDA even stated that BOTOX® Cosmetic is “non-interchangeable” as there is no substitute that can compare to its safety and effectiveness.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily stopping the neurotransmitters from working in the muscle neuron, and then the body regrows the neurons and the effect wears off. The BOTOX® must be injected into the muscle. A cream or topical peptide will not penetrate deep enough.
View Paramus, NJ Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt injecting patient with BOTOX® Cosmetic. She uses AccuVein® to avoid bruising. Watch her expert injection techniques.
Topical BOTOX® has been studied and abandoned for the moment by scientists, so if you want the effect of BOTOX®, then don’t waste your money and just get BOTOX®!
If you are nervous about bruising or spending so much money on authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic injected by an injection specialist, let’s break this down.
Yes, getting BOTOX® Cosmetic does require being injected with a needle and can cause some bruising. However, if you plan ahead and pick a week where there are no major events in your life for the appointment, your face will have time to heal. There are also injection methods that can help minimize or avoid the bruising. Dr. Rebecca Baxt uses the AccuVein® Laser Finder before injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. This vein illumination device is useful to visualize the patient’s veins in order to locate and avoid any “invisible” veins which will help prevent any potential bruising.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the greatest breakthroughs in non-surgical cosmetic dermatology in recent years. At BAXT CosMedical®, we have thousands of patients who are thrilled with the results of their BOTOX® treatments. Read our Patient Reviews
Remember, get your injectable treatments from a qualified expert injector who is a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon–not their assistant or some person at a house party or the gym or the spa. Complications, while rare, can happen so it’s best to get your treatment from a true professional just in case!
If you live in or near Bergen County, NJ and want expert BOTOX® results, request your appointment today. Same day or next day appointment requests are given, based upon availability. Click here to make an appointment online!