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New Survey Suggests That Consumers Are Naive to the Risk of Botox Parties and the Importance of FDA Approval for Cosmetic Injectables
Date:5/20/2008

men -- magazines and advertising -- are not trusted when it comes to information about these cosmetic medical procedures," stated Thomas Seery, president and founder of RealSelf.com, a site that includes consumer reviews and provides a forum for consumer questions about cosmetic treatments.

The survey, conducted in March and April, 2008 is limited to a population of consumers with interest in cosmetic medicine and should not be considered projectable to all consumers. The summary of survey findings can be found at http://www.injectablesafety.org/newsroom.

The Coalition offers consumers these very simple questions to ask before considering any cosmetic injectable procedure:

-- Doctor: Is the injectable recommended by a qualified doctor who

regularly treats similar conditions, in an appropriately licensed and

equipped medical facility? Has the doctor examined the prospective

patient before recommending treatment?

-- Brand: Is the injectable recommended approved by the U.S. FDA for

cosmetic indications and is it appropriately labeled and packaged to

reflect its authenticity and approval?

-- Safety: Is the setting a proper medically-equipped office, with safety

and sterilization procedures? Has the physician evaluated conditions,

recommended treatment, offered alternatives and clearly defined the

potential outcomes including any complications?

To learn specifically the FDA approved brands of cosmetic injectables and their benefits, and to see video of live, appropriately administered injectables as well as real patient stories from injectable parties and more visit http://www.injectablesafety.org and http://www.realself.com/injectable-safet
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SOURCE Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety
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