We’ve seen them on TV and read about them in the news: BOTOX® parties. Part social affair, part medical procedure, these gatherings are raising a lot of eyebrows – and a lot of questions. And recently, a Mayo Clinic article highlighted what’s quickly becoming the most important question of them all: “Are BOTOX parties safe?”
“A Botox party … might seem like a comfortable and relaxing way to get Botox treatments,” explains the Mayo Clinic article, but it “might not have measures in place to ensure safe and effective treatments.” Often taking place in a patient’s own home, critics are now wondering if a lax, party atmosphere and a precise medical procedure should ever happen in the same room. “Also keep in mind that drinking alcohol before getting Botox injections — a likely possibility at a Botox party — can increase your tendency to bruise afterward,” reminds the Mayo Clinic. “It could also prevent you from fully understanding the risks and benefits of Botox treatment.”
And, taking all this into consideration, the Mayo Clinic article wrapped it up nicely: “Most experts recommend having cosmetic procedures, including Botox injections, in a doctor’s office — not at a party.”
BOTOX and Fillers
When patients are exploring minimally-invasive treatments for the first time, they’ll often wonder, “What’s the difference between BOTOX and soft tissue fillers?” Both powerful wrinkle treatments, here are a few things that set these injectables apart. BOTOX is part of a category of treatments called Botulinum Toxin Type A. Essentially a muscle relaxer, this highly purified protein is used to combat the appearance of “dynamic creases” such as crow’s feet, frown lines and horizontal lines across the forehead.
For deeper, more persistent wrinkles, a soft tissue filler will often be the better option. Fillers – as their name implies – work to “fill in creases,” adding volume to the skin and restoring a more youthful face shape. Today’s most popular fillers include Juvéderm and Restylane.
BOTOX in Huntington Station
To learn more about BOTOX or any of the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. Our Long Island Plastic Surgery Offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can schedule an appointment at (631) 424-6707. Call today.