Can Filler or Botox/Dysport treatments be “watered down.”

Can ANY of the filler treatments be watered down? what about botex or dysport??

Yes …..pretty much any and all of these can be “watered down.”   The company recommended and standard dilution for a Botox vial is 2.5 cc.    I know that this sounds weird, but it really doesn’t matter what dilution the doctor’s office uses as long as you are getting the same number of units and good results for a price consistent in your city.    At our office, we use the 2.5 cc, but there are excellent doctors who prefer working with it slightly less or more concentrated.   Dysport is different dilution.

As for fillers, they come in syringes that are premade or a vial (Sculptra).   We and most offices use syringes as a single unit …….as in 1, 2 or 3 syringes for a treatment.   Sometimes expert injectors, will take a single syringe and thin it slightly with sterile saline to get a better effect sometimes ……but the whole syringe is used up by the end.   Could an unethical office, thin it and not use the whole syringe and charge you the same?   I suppose they could, but hopefully that’s not happening very often.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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