It’s no secret that the beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar business. Americans spend more on beauty products than they do on bread, milk, or cheese. In fact, we spend so much on beauty that it has even been called a “national obsession.” But what you may not know is that a good chunk of that money is being spent on Botox and other cosmetic procedures.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Botox parties–what they are, how they work, and why people are choosing to have them. Keep reading to learn more.
What are Botox Parties?
Botox parties are gatherings where people can get Botox treatments administered by a professional. Often, these parties are hosted by dermatologists or plastic surgeons, and they offer people the opportunity to get a Botox treatment at a discounted price. People who attend Botox parties often do so because they want to save money on their treatments, or because they want to have the experience of getting Botox administered in a group setting.
How Do Botox Parties Work?
At a Botox party, a registered cosmetic professional will come to your home and administer Botox injections to you and your guests. The professional will provide each person with a treatment plan that outlines how many units of Botox they should receive. Most people require between 10 and 20 units of Botox to achieve their desired results.
The esthetician will also provide each person with a post-treatment plan detailing how long they should wait before returning to normal activities. Most people can return to work the next day, but it is advised that patients avoid strenuous activity for a few days.
Who Can Attend?
Botox parties are open to anyone over the age of 18. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not receive Botox injections. Additionally, if you have any neurological disorders or are taking certain medications, you may not be a candidate for Botox. Be sure to consult with a medical professional prior to attending a Botox party to ensure that the treatments are right for you.
Risks Associated with Botox Parties
There are several risks associated with Botox parties:
1. Unqualified people may administer the injections, which can lead to serious health complications.
2. People may not receive the correct dosage of Botox, which can lead to adverse effects.
3. Botox parties may be hosted by disreputable individuals who are looking to make a quick profit.
4. There is no way to guarantee the quality or purity of the Botox that is being administered at a party. It may be counterfeit or of poor quality, which could lead to health complications.
5. The cost of Botox treatments administered at a party is likely to be higher than if they were administered by a qualified medical professional. This could lead to people being overcharged for treatments that may not be safe or effective.
Due to the aforementioned risks, it’s always better to receive Botox injections at your local medspa as opposed to at a Botox party. Before receiving any injections at all, be sure to consult an experienced cosmetic professional.