Economy spurs dangerous trend of Botox parties for women
November 3, 2010
In the wake of the recession, many people have been looking for any way to save money, and the same thing applies to those who are looking to undergo cosmetic procedures. As such, there has been an increase in the number of Botox parties, or events where groups of women receive the anti-aging treatment.
“Botox Parties” thrown by a board-certified physician at their practice can be a fun and more affordable way to receive treatment. However, parties thrown in homes without a doctor or the equipment necessary to handle an emergency are dangerous and should be avoided.
Qualified physicians advise that proper measures should be taken to ensure both safety and effectiveness of treatments. Men and women looking for affordable ways to look their best should be wary of illegitimate claims and hazardous injectables.
Inexperienced injectors often produce a higher rate of complications including bruising, droopiness from unintentionally affecting a muscle group and more seriously, an infection. It is crucial to find a board-certified physician who is a qualified injector.
Botox was the most popular type of any procedure throughout 2009. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 2.5 million patients underwent the treatment that year, well ahead of dermal fillers and surgical procedures.
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