Have you ever been invited to a BOTOX party? Facial filler cocktail injection party? At a friend’s house in a hair salon? Feel bad about declining the invitation? Have FOMO? Don’t feel bad! There are plenty of good reasons why not attending is a good idea.
A BOTOX Party is an Unsafe Setting for Injectibles
Firstly, it is unsanitary and unsafe to have BOTOX® or dermal filler injections or any medical procedure done in someone’s home or a non-medical setting. Despite the procedures being labelled as “cosmetic,” injectibles are medical procedures that can have complications. What happens if you are the person with a problem? Who do you call? Where do you go?
“I see patients almost every week who have had poor results from an injection done at a BOTOX party or spa from unqualified injectors,” says Dr. Rebecca Baxt. “We commonly have to fix the problems and that costs more money and aggravation to the patient.”
Board-Certified Dermatologists for Facial Enhancement Procedures
Dr. Rebecca Baxt agrees with Dr. Joshua Zeichner, board-certified dermatologist who issued a caution about a BOTOX party. “If [the injection] is not given properly, you may be very upset with the outcome,” he warns. “Unfortunately, there is no antidote for the treatment besides waiting for it to wear off.” (in an article, “Injection Parties Are Happening All Over the country…But are they a Good Idea? (SpotLyte, Allergan, Dec. 2018).
At our premier medical and cosmetic center, only our board-certified, highly experienced and skilled dermatologists perform injections. Dr. Rebecca Baxt and Dr. Saida Baxt conduct the patient’s consultation, obtain a medical history, conduct a skin analysis before they inject the BOTOX and the appropriate facial filler. Nurses or physician assistants are not used at our center. With a board-certified dermatologist doing the injections, you can be assured that results are optimized and risks are minimized. (Learn more about training and credentials of dermatologists and why they are the right choice for cosmetic and medical facial enhancement procedures.)
“You Get What You Pay For” at a BOTOX Party
Secondly, at these parties the cost of the BOTOX or the fillers may be considerably less than what you pay for at a dermatologist’s office. As the old adage says, “you get what you pay for!” If the BOTOX and filler offers sound to get to be true and are really inexpensive, its likely because its stolen or illegal goods or have been diluted. It’s unclear if they are the real thing. They could be counterfeit or harmful. Foreign substances injected into the skin can cause longstanding granulomas that are extremely difficult to treat. Buyer beware at a BOTOX party!
Seeing is believing…view our patient’s before and after photo gallery – BOTOX Cosmetic and Fillers.
If you have any questions, please contact the skin care specialists at BAXT CosMedical®.