I am only 37 yrs old but I have deep wrinkles in my forehead and around my mouth when I smile. When I see pictures of myself, I think I look at least 42 yrs old. I was invited to a Botox party, which I declined because I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it at the time. What’s the difference between getting it done at a party, or at a doctor’s or dentist’s office? I do know it’s cheaper at a party, because I can get a group rate. – Thanks Milan
Milan – There are several risks involved if you choose to have your facial lines removed at a Botox party, or pumping party, as it is commonly called. Do you know who is administering the injections? There are reports of Botox parties-gone-bad because the person administering the injections was poorly qualified or not qualified at all to administer them.
How can you be certain what is being injected? There are also reports of high-volume injections of low-grade silicon, or other substances that are not Botox. Serious health issues and even death can occur. Often potential side effects and risks are not reviewed with clients before injections are given.
When you receive Botox injections from an authorized provider—such as a doctor’s or dentist’s office—you will receive information on the procedure, possible side effects, and what you can expect from the injections—prior to receiving them.
At a dentist’s or doctor’s office, your injections will be administered in sterile conditions. And they will be administered by a trained professional with whom you can follow-up if you have any questions or concerns.
There are many competent doctors who are qualified to administer Botox. We strongly recommend that you find one. The extra cost is worth it.
This post is sponsored by New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune.