A number of women are complaining about getting Botox injections that aren’t doing much for their wrinkles. Are they building up some kind of immunity? Or, is the doctor watering down the Botox? Botox comes in a “freeze dried” form , and it’s left up to the doctor to mix it up properly with saline. Some places will water down the Botox with more than the recommended normal saline, in order to be able to treat more patients. But the patients get weaker results.
“Don’t assume because you’re getting a number of injections that you’re getting a lot of Botox,” says Dr. Andrew Frankel of the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills. ”I typically get about four or five areas in a 100 unit vial. Another doctor may get up to 20 areas with the same vial because he’s watering it down.”
The only way to know is to go to a reputable doctor and look at the results. If the Botox doesnt have staying power or it’s not softening the lines you could be getting heavily diluted Botox! We hear it happens more frequently than you might think.