It's something that is pushed on us often, beauty. We see people on TV, on the red carpet, and just in general in Texas. Everyone looking their absolute best, goals that we feel we need to reach and an image we should portray at all times.

There are a lot of different options available to us to make sure we look our best at all times. They push these products on us through heavy advertising, and most of the time, endorsements from those celebrities that we admire.

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Because of this, a lot of people look for ways to look their best, and they'll look for the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to get it done. Is it strictly makeup? Well, that makes you look good on the surface, but wont struggle as time takes over.

That's where we end up with things such as tummy tucks, plastic surgery, and the big one, Botox.

Botox, for those who don't know, are shots that are injected and will prevent a muscle from moving for a limited amount of time. It helps tighten up skin and take away wrinkles, sags, etc. It's one of the most common procedures people have done.

The cost of Botox is rising just like everything else, and providers are doing their best to find cheaper prices on it so they can continue to serve their patients at the price they are used to. If it gets too expensive, less and less people get it done.

Unfortunately, there are bad people out in the world, and they've been busy creating counterfeit Botox. This counterfeit toxin has made its way into Texas, and it's causing some very adverse reactions in patients.

Part of the issue is that literally anyone in Texas can provide Botox injections, they don't need to be licensed. That creates a marketplace where someone doing the injections may not be totally informed and know what to be looking for when it comes to the counterfeit toxin.

There are some symptoms to watch out for after receiving your injection. If you experience things such as blurry or double vision, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, droopy eyelids, fatigue, difficulty breathing, slurred speech, or just a generalized weakness, you need to contact a doctor or head to an ER immediately.

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