How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Real Deal with BOTOX Cosmetic

Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michelle Henry shares what to look out for to ensure product safety, quality, and efficacy

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

May 8, 2024

Over the last two decades, BOTOX Cosmetic has become a household name—making it the number one selling product of its kind, the one approved to temporarily make moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and frown lines look better in adults. But people may forget, it is a medical procedure.

Many people are interested in learning more about getting treated and there is only one BOTOX Cosmetic, but how do you know you’re getting the real BOTOX Cosmetic? This FDA approved one-of-a-kind formulation through its manufacturing process and scientific rigor can temporarily improve the look of three areas—moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet lines, and forehead lines in adults.

Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michelle Henry teamed up with Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company–the makers of BOTOX Cosmetic, and the only authorized suppliers of BOTOX Cosmetic in the US–to show us how to ensure product safety, quality, and efficacy.

What happens in many cases is people use the word ‘Botox’ ubiquitously, not specifically for BOTOX Cosmetic. The FDA has stated BOTOX Cosmetic is “not interchangeable,” which means that its safety and effectiveness cannot be claimed by any other product. There are no substitutes for BOTOX Cosmetic. Potential flags to look out for: significantly discounted product may indicate it’s not the real deal, supplier claims their product is “equivalent to BOTOX Cosmetic” or “approved in another country,” and lastly, if it feels too good to be true, it may be.

It’s extremely important to only go to medical professionals who are licensed and trained to provide aesthetic treatments both for safety and to help you achieve your desired outcomes. To find a licensed provider near you, who is purchasing BOTOX Cosmetic from Allergan Aesthetics, visit

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