This month (April 2015), the FDA issued an alert to health care practitioners and the public that a counterfeit version of BOTOX was found in the US and may have been sold to doctor’s offices and medical clinics nationwide. With the alert, the FDA took action against this illegal importation by an unlicensed supplier not authorized to ship or distribute drugs within the United States. The counterfeit products were seized by the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations.
For men who choose cosmetic procedures (about 8 percent of all patients, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), botulinum injection is a favorite treatment to refresh an aging appearance. In our youth oriented culture, looking fresh and vital can offer a competitive edge in the job market. Men, like women, appreciate that forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the lines between the brows can be minimized with a few injections in the doctor’s office, without surgery or down time.