Why must you purchase 50 units of Botox in Las Vegas Nevada?
Why does our medical spa strictly adhere to this practice?
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine (approved by FDA in 2002) that is injected
into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between
the brows. Botox works temporarily (about 3-4 months) to reduce “expression lines”,
meaning that if you are using facial muscles to “express” by frowning, smiling or
raising your brows repetitively, you will start developing permanent lines. Botox
works by preventing contraction of those muscles.
Botox cosmetic should only be injected by a physician, or PA , Registered Nurse under
supervision of a physician. Botox vials are manufactured by Allergan in 2 different
single use containers. They are 50 unit and 100 unit vials. They are both labeled
“single patient use” in Nevada. Since the “Endoscopy Center” scare in the state
of Nevada, the Board did advise health practitioners to comply with single patient
use vials, and NO sharing. However, Botox cosmetic vials are very expensive to purchase
for physicians, and patients are not often willing to purchase the entire 50 or 100
unit vials due to its expense. Patients, therefore frequent medical spas who offer
Botox at a cheaper price per unit by only selling less units ,therefore having to
share vials. This is not OUR PRACTICE!
Your single use Botox vial is opened in front of the patient, show to the patient,
emptied and discarded in front of the patient. This is the standard practice of Dr.
A link to Botox sharing published by the Las Vegas Review Journal