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The latest fad in popular culture is to have Botox parties. These are true parties, with alcohol and nibbles, but also with injections and shared Botox vials. This may sound like a fun night with the added benefit of looking younger at the end of it. However, it is a really bad idea. If you want to have Botox treatments in Newport Beach CA, you absolutely must seek the services of a registered, licensed professional. Let’s take a look at the five main reasons why Botox parties should be avoided.

  1. The Combination of Alcohol and Botox Is not a Good One

A Botox party is first and foremost a party. This means there are glasses of Merlot and Chardonnay doing the rounds as well. Combining alcohol with Botox is dangerous, however. This is because the blood is thinned by alcohol, which means you could bruise after your injection. Plus, because your skin’s blood flow is increased, the Botox could go to areas where you didn’t intend them to go. This means the result may not be as good looking as you had hopes.

  1. You Will Be Faced with Pressure

Everybody is having fun, and suddenly you get second thoughts. However, the social pressure is so high that you are likely to give in, particularly after you’ve had a few glasses of wine. When you see that everybody else is doing it, and your judgement is further clouded by the alcohol, you will probably agree to do things you normally wouldn’t.

  1. A Home Isn’t a Medical Environment

If a Botox party is taking place in someone’s home, you are not in a sterile environment. There may be viruses, bacteria, and pathogens around. Furthermore, you don’t know that the Botox vials were stored at the right temperature, or how long they have been outside. Plus, if you develop an allergic reaction, you won’t be able to instantly access the medical help you need.

  1. You Don’t Get a Pre-Treatment Consultation

If you are at a Botox party, you won’t have a full medical examination first. Rather, you will answer a few general questions and simply have the Botox injected. You also won’t have a chance to look into who the injector is, not having the time to look at their reviews and credentials. Rather, you will have to simply take their word for everything that they say.

  1. There Is no Consent or Liability Procedure in Place

When you’re at a Botox party, you will probably completely forget about things like liability and consent forms. But if these forms aren’t signed by both yourself and the Botox injector, you will be unlikely to have a legal case against them should something go wrong.

There are plenty of fantastic injectable skin products, including Juvederm, Dysport, and Botox. They can produce remarkable effects and have helped thousands of people look better. However, it is still a medical procedure and you should only have it completed by a registered, licensed professional in a clinical environment.