It all goes back to the excitement of Tupperware parties that started in the 1950s. Tupperware ladies literally built an empire selling plastic storage goods with a locking lid system in living rooms across the country.
The products united generations of women in a tea party circle where they socialized, played games and bought Tupperware “bowls that burped”. At the end of the event, the hostess made a profit from the sales and got free gifts from the Tupperware company.
It was a win-win situation for everybody, which is why the Tupperware idea has been borrowed so many times by companies with products and services to market directly to women.
Botox parties are now one of the them.
The idea is still the same. A hostess invites her friends over for drinks, appetizers, games, and Botox.
Sounds great in theory to have fun and get a treatment done at the same time, right? Maybe you’re already invited to one during this Holiday season.
The reason we bring it up is this. Botox parties are not a good idea. In fact, they can be a terrible idea.
Here are 6 reasons why:
# 1: Botox Is Not A Group Activity
It sure makes good business sense for injectors who work the Botox party circuit, and for the hostess too as she is probably getting her own injections for free. But mass injections of a sensitive prescription medication that should only be administered in a safe, clinical environment…how comfortable does that make you feel? Queuing up for your turn to get shots of Botox in your face, on your friend’s living room sofa?
# 2: The Injector Is Probably Not Board Certified
Horror stories you hear of botched Botox jobs usually happen in the hands of inexperienced administrators who’re undercutting qualified doctors to attract the cheap end of the market. There is a strong chance therefore that anyone who is injecting en masse at Botox parties is a charlatan.
# 3: You Shouldn’t Be Mixing Booze With Botox
Booze and Botox are not friends and shouldn’t be invited together for the same social gatherings. But the teas of the Tupperware days have been long been replaced with wines, cocktails and spirits, and if you’ve been drinking alcohol before getting injected with Botulinum toxin, you’re at a heightened risk for post-injection bruises.
# 4: Your Consent Counts For Nothing If You’re Inebriated
Your consent has very little weight when it is given under influence, as it’s not an informed, `sober’ choice.
# 5: Is The Botox Even Real?
Each vial of Botox is rigorously tested for safety and purity. There’s a company, Allergan, standing strongly behind their product and the FDA has cleared it. How do you know you will receive this authentic product and not a copycat neurotoxin bought from some shady supplier off the internet? (Case in point: the famous case of actress Priscilla Presley, who was injected with industrial grade silicone similar to that used by mechanics to grease car parts!)
# 6: And What If There Is A Complication?
What if you’re not happy with the Botox you received at a Botox party? Who will you go to for correction after the event is over? Chances are you didn’t research the injector’s medical background or even have an official address for him/her.
Botox can offer great results when administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Please keep this in mind for your own safety, health and comfort. Throw away your Botox party invite and book an appointment with a respected surgeon in your city today.
And contact us if you want more information about Botox parties. We’ll be glad to help you!