5 Facts You Need to Know Before Planning a Botox Party

Thanks to Dr. Bena B. Won and Dr. Joe Raphael for hosting me for an informational event. All opinions are my own. 

Move over Tupperware parties, hello Botox party!

Despite our stressful juggling act with work, kids, and deep wrinkles caused by our crazy teenagers, southern Cali moms strive to look their best. We stray away from looking haggard, exhausted, and disheveled. This new fast growing trend has become high demand and an ideal way to spending a lady’s night.

“Botox is a quick fix,” says Dr. Bena B. Won.

Imagine… an evening with your girlfriends along with some champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a little skin rejuvenation in the comfort of your own home.

Nice, but here are five important facts that should be considered before hosting a party.

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  1. While Botox administered at home is legal, it is still extremely important to research the physician and clinic that will be attending your guests.  The host should verify that the Botox and Dysport should be administered by a board- certified aesthetic physician. Remember this is a prescription only medication and so it should be administered by a fully qualified physician.
  2. Make sure your guests are aware they will be asked to provide some medical history and sign a consent form for the attending physician. So if you and your guests are concerned about privacy and HIPAA (privacy rule), patients must feel comfortable giving this information outside of a medical facility.
  3.  Your guest should know the price of their treatment prior to party, so they are prepared. The average price is eight to ten dollars per unit of Botox. Some doctors provide financing options for the procedure.
  4. Guests should be aware of the possible Botox side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects, some of which can occur up to several weeks after an injection:
  • trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing;
  • hoarse voice, dropping eyelids;
  • unusual or severe muscle weakness;
  • eyelid swelling or bruising;
  • itchy or watery eyes, vision problems;
  • loss of bladder control;
  • severe rash or itching;
  • fast, slow, or uneven heartbeats;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, general ill feeling

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can also report side effect to FDA 1-800-FDA-1088

Remember that the consumption of alcohol is not ideal and not  recommended  when undergoing Botox injections. It may cause bruising and increased blood flow. This can cause Botox to spread to other unwanted areas of the body.

The Pacific Rejuvenation Medical in LA provides clinic and in home Botox parties, Dr. Bena B. Won and Dr. Joe Raphael provide all the latest in non- invasive skin rejuvenation and latest in weight loss technology. For more information call (949)230-7635

 

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2 Responses to 5 Facts You Need to Know Before Planning a Botox Party
  1. Amy
    March 17, 2014 | 9:35 am

    I shudder that this type of event even exists. While I firmly believe a woman should have have the right to participate in this type of procedure to try to simplify and normalize it to a tupperwear style party is atrocious. It is still a medical procedure as the long list of side effects reflects. I hope that I am never invited to something like this.

  2. momfluential
    March 17, 2014 | 9:53 am

    Thanks for weighing in Amy. I can see arguments both for and against these types of events. I don’t think anyone is advocating a lack of caution.

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