The total share of counterfeit products on the market for injectable cosmetic products ranges from 40% to 80%. How do these drugs and not paying their health for the desire to become more attractive.
One of today’s most popular treatments include injections of botulinum toxin. These injections relax muscles and thereby smooth wrinkles. Itself correction with botulinum toxin in the technology not opisana. However, according to independent research, more than half of these injections are fakes and are illegal.
Used in salon preparations of botulinum toxin, approximately 60% are fake. Simply put, 5 registered and legal drugs account for 7 not registered and authenticated.
Not inferior in popularity of botulinum toxin and fillers. They are a well-known drug such as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic injections are used to increase the volume of lips, cheekbones, nasolabial folds in order to smooth wrinkles and to rejuvenate the face as a whole. The counterfeit here is about 80%.
What could this mean? How are these drugs tested? First of all, any producer supplying the drug to the Russian Federation must be registered in Roszdravnadzor.
During the enrollment, the drug test, then the manufacturer issue a package of documents:
· registration certificate
· certificates of compliance and analysis
· the Protocol on the harmonization of prices,
· commercial invoice from the supplier.
However, some unscrupulous manufacturers consider that to bring the drug illegally and sell it to the beauticians at dumping (artificially low) price is much easier. The main danger of counterfeit is that it is impossible to be sure of the quality of products (it is unknown how the injections were stored and transported), and the effectiveness of these drugs is questionable.
The minimum consequences of injections of «beauty» may be a complete absence of the desired cosmetic effect. However, there are tragic consequences in the form of severe allergies, facial expression and distortion of facial features.
Most fake drugs are produced in Asian countries or Turkey. Sadly, such is possible to buy almost in any online store.
To protect yourself in the salon before the procedure, ask to submit documents for the injection. The list of documents that should be a legal drug, we have mentioned above. When the inside something is missing – I advise not to risk it.
Tip! Injection is best done at the beautician with higher medical education. The qualified beautician must present a document stating that he has passed relevant training, in the amount of not less than 570 hours, and a certificate of specialist in this field.
Choosing a clinic it is better to choose one that has a good reputation and positive reviews.