Botox Parties – Yes or No?
More and more people are warming up to the idea of Botox parties – gatherings of people in a home environment to have a bit of fun, then getting Botox. Some medical professionals are entirely for the idea, while others refuse to be a part of it. Below, we run through the pros and cons of Botox parties so you can make an informed decision before you host or attend one.
The Advantages of a Botox Party
- More confidence, fewer nerves
Many people get the jitters when they find themselves in a medical clinic. These nerves can be enough to put anyone off getting Botox – even if they desperately want it. If you attend or host a Botox party, you’re among friends, and you feel more confident to get the process underway.
- Your friends are getting Botox too
There is often a stigma associated with getting Botox because we’ve all seen the frozen faces of celebrities with botched Botox online. However, it can be quite a confidence-boosting procedure – and one that’s even more rewarding when you get to have it with your friends.
- You can hire professionals
You can employ Botox nurses and doctors to come to your home and administer Botox. Before you do, ensure they have the appropriate documentation and are trained professionals. In Australia, only qualified medical professionals can administer Botox with a prescription.
The Disadvantages of a Botox Party
- Non-sterile setting
Because you are dealing with needles and injections into your skin, your environment needs to be as sterile as possible. That’s why Botox injections traditionally take place in a clinic. Your home is not a sterile environment, which can increase the risk of infections or complications.
- Alcohol & Drugs
If you are hosting a Botox party which kicks off with a bottle of champers or any form of a drug, then you may not be in the most preferred state to receive Botox. Alcohol also thins your blood, so what may traditionally be a few drops of blood can end up being quite a lot.Alcohol and drugs can also affect your ability to make decisions. You may have only wanted a little bit of Botox, but when you’re intoxicated, you may ask for far more.
- Irresponsible Botox Supplier
When you get Botox in a clinic, you know the person is a trusted expert with responsibly sourced dermal fillers. You can’t usually guarantee that with someone who is willing to offer it in your home and a party environment. With an untrusted person at the helm, you run the risk of getting that much-dreaded “botched Botox” look.
Thousands of people get Botox every day with no problems at all. For the most part, it’s a rewarding, confidence-boosting process. However, when you start including it in parties, with the use of inferior products and inexperienced Botox providers, you can run the risk of complications. Weigh up the pros and cons of Botox parties, always use trusted experts, and see if it’s right for you.