DIY Cosmetic Products: Women Turn to Web

As the manufacturer of BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM dermal filler, it is our job to produce a quality product for patients who are looking to aesthetically rejuvenate themselves in a responsible and safe fashion, but also to reinforce that these are technique-sensitive procedure and that our products can only be administered by a licensed, aesthetically trained healthcare professional. Our product websites, brochures and advertisements all reinforce that patients need to see a physician if they are considering treatment with a product like BOTOX Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM.

Medicis:

In the United States, the only FDA approved legitimate source of Dysport (aesthetic indication), Restylane and Perlane is Medicis and its distributor McKesson. Any other sale is a violation of law and there is no assurance that product is not counterfeit.

Ipsen:

Ipsen places patient safety first, and therefore Dysport is only available through a single government-regulated distributor in the United States. Ipsen does not sell Dysport through any web sites or by any other name in the United States. We strongly discourage anyone from buying any botulinum toxin from a web site. This biologic should only be administered by a trained healthcare professional in an appropriate medical setting.

Dysport, a botulinumtoxin A for injection, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for two indications. The authorized uses are for the treatment of cervical dystonia to reduce the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain and for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults younger than 65 years of age.

Ipsen markets Dysport in the U.S. for cervical dystonia, while Medicis markets Dysport in the U.S. for the aesthetic indication (glabellar lines).

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