The always reliable Wired.com news site has investigated a Web site that sells Dysport over the net and without a prescription. The report is a fascinating insight into what we all suspect is going on but most don't really want to admit… DIY Botox: Site Offers Injectable Drug Without Prescription — With How-To Video (hat tip Dr Marcus):
Discountmedspa.com sells a variety of other DIY cosmetic treatments, including prescription Renova, and lip-filling gels. The botulinum toxin-derivative for sale on the site is Dysport, which is produced by the pharmaceutical company Ipsen and is a competitor of Allergan’s Botox. The site simply calls it “the Freeze.”
These sites are brazenly circumventing regulations that protect consumers from bad or fake drugs and ensure that the chemicals are used correctly. The laws were designed precisely to prevent Americans with little to no medical training from doing things like buying a form of toxin, mixing it with saline, and injecting it into their faces. Yet, precisely that appears to be possible with the help of discountmedspa.com.