If you are thinking of opening a practice that deals in cosmetic treatments for the general public, you will obviously need to buy dermal fillers and neurotoxins. These are what the clients like because they are effective at treating signs of aging such as fine lines, deeper lines, wrinkles, and creases.
The issue with getting your hands on these kinds of products is that neurotoxins, such as botox, and dermal fillers are considered prescription medications, so they aren’t available at your local pharmacy. In the case of neurotoxins, serious and lasting damage could occur if it is injected by someone who is unlicensed and inexperienced.
If you are serious about running a legitimate and successful spa, clinic, center, office, practice or whatever you choose to call it, don’t mess around when it comes to buying dermal fillers and neurotoxins.
Are You Eligible?
If you don’t have a license to practice medicine, you are not legally eligible to buy dermal fillers and neurotoxins. You may be able to inject these substances if you’re a nurse or physician’s assistant, depending on the laws in your state, but if you aren’t a licensed MD, you shouldn’t be buying them.
That’s not to say you couldn’t have the opportunity to buy them without a medical license. Fake products and shady distributors are always willing to sell their illegal products. But if you are caught, your dreams of a successful aesthetics practice will be over and you may face criminal charges.
Supposed “overseas” pharmacies selling neurotoxins and similar products is illegal, even when it is sold to a physician. If the product and its ingredients can’t easily be verified and checked by the appropriate government agencies, it is impossible to know if it is safe. And in the case of neurotoxins like botox, where the product is supposed to paralyze certain facial muscles, a bad batch isn’t acceptable in any way.
Contact the Manufacturer
The only safe way to buy dermal fillers and neurotoxins in a chemical and legal sense is to buy them from the actual manufacturer. As an example, to buy Botox, you would buy the product from the manufacturer, Allergan. Any licensed physician can buy the product from them. When you purchase from the manufacturer, you know where the product originated, you know it is FDA approved, and you know who to contact if you ever have a problem.