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BOTOX Parties – Why You Should Skip Them

BOTOX Parties

Over the last decade, when it came to getting BOTOX, all one had to do was ask, “Where’s the party?” The popularity of “BOTOX Parties” spread fast, with thousands of women flocking to social gatherings to share gossip, a few glasses of wine and a couple units of BOTOX to release furrowed brows, smooth fine lines, and put crow’s feet out of sight. Today, BOTOX parties are even promoted with online deals and discounts. While it seems like a fun way to improve one’s appearance, having BOTOX is still a medical procedure and one that should be done in the doctor’s office, not the dining room.

Why not? After all, a home setting would seem more comfortable and relaxing than visiting a medical office. Additionally, BOTOX parties sometimes feature reduced rates because of the volume of clients clamoring for the procedure. Even more, there’s usually a platter of goodies to nibble on and alcoholic beverages to sweeten the event. What could be better?

First of all, it’s better and wiser to have BOTOX administered by an experienced provider such as a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, nurse practitioner or registered nurse. This is because BOTOX, a form of botulinum toxin type A, is a medical procedure. While the risk of side-effects is very small, BOTOX can occasionally spread to other parts of the body and cause temporary muscle weakness. Being in the right setting helps to ensure you have access to the care you need should an issue arise. At many BOTOX parties, the practitioner has basic experience and training in giving injections, and is not equipped to handle a “what-if” situation.

Second, parties often feature alcohol. While sipping on a glass of champagne as your wrinkles are smoothed away sounds ideal, mixing alcohol with BOTOX can result in more pain and bruising at the injection site. Another complication is that a medical procedure, such as BOTOX, cannot be legally consented to while you are under the influence. Yes, even one glass of wine can put a party reveler into this category.

Additionally the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has broadcasted its concern over these parties being held in inappropriate venues such as gyms, salons and hotel rooms. These non-professional settings can increase the likelihood for incorrect dosing, less-than-sanitary conditions and improper techniques.

BOTOX, however, can be safely given in the right setting, by trained professionals who have performed the procedure thousands of times. This means looking for a practitioner who knows facial anatomy and has well-documented qualifications to give BOTOX, such as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner under the guidance of a licensed medical doctor.

If you’re thinking about BOTOX to treat your wrinkles, skip the party and schedule a consultation with Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center of Beverly Hills, where our highly-trained nurse and nurse practitioner, guided by our founding medical doctors, administer tasteful, effective cosmetic muscle relaxers to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Our professional approach and pre-procedure consultation will help determine if BOTOX is right for you.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

March 23rd, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until Mid April.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until further notice.
  • The office will be available for Retail and PrePaid Packages as well as to answer any and all questions and concerns.
  • Virtual Consultations are available upon request.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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