Summary: If you haven’t been paying attention, you might be surprised that Botox Parties are a thing. That’s right, you get your friends together and you all go get Botox together! Okay, it’s usually a little more complicated, but you get the basic idea. But what exactly are Botox parties? And how are you supposed to behave at one? We’re here to help with that!

Learning about Botox Parties

Maybe you’ve heard about Botox parties—or you’ve even been invited to one. At first glance, a so-called Botox party might seem like a pretty odd way of spending time together. After all, Botox party is a buzz word, but it’s not exactly well understood. If you’ve been invited to a Botox party, do you really know what you’re in for?

Is it really just people getting together to get Botox? And if so, what’s the etiquette? Are you required to get Botox if you go with? If you’ve never been to a Botox party before, we’re here to help! We’re giving you some helpful tips and tricks about how to survive these parties.

You could call it a Botox Parties 101 (but this will be more fun than, you know, school—although, honestly, I always found school pretty fun).

What is a Botox Party?

The first step in figuring out how you should handle a Botox party is to define it: What is a Botox party? Typically, a Botox Party is an outing during which a social group of people will all undergo cosmetic procedures at the same clinic. It’s often compared to something like a spa party or a group pedicure.

That said, the voluntary nature of cosmetic procedures needs to be heavily emphasized. In other words, no one is going to want to force you to do anything. And you should never feel coerced into getting something like Botox. A good cosmetic surgeon is going to make sure you’re a good candidate for any procedure you decide to undergo. You should always consult with a surgeon beforehand to ensure you’re a good fit for any given procedure.

And, of course, you should never drink alcohol before getting Botox injections.

Does Everyone Get Botox at the Same Time?

Ultimately, a Botox party is going to be equal parts medical procedure and social gathering. Most procedures are performed individually (although this does depend on the size of the practice). The best way to find out how each practice will actually handle your Botox party is to set up an appointment ahead of time and have a conversation about what you hope to achieve.

Many practices—especially medspas or anti-aging clinics—will also accommodate the social element of your Botox party.

Do You Have to Participate in a Botox Party?

To be perfectly clear: You never have to receive a procedure that you don’t want. Most medical spas and cosmetic surgery clinics will make available a wide variety of procedures during a Botox party. Not everyone has to get Botox. And nobody has to undergo anything.

But there are plenty of procedures to choose from:

  • Dermal fillers: These products can non surgically help diminish lines and wrinkles in the face by filling volume
  • Microneedling: The ever popular SkinPen is just one example of a microneedling procedure. Essentially, this makes thousands of nearly microscopic cuts on your face, helping your skin rejuvenate.
  • Facial Peels: These procedures belong more in the “spa” category than the medical category, but they can help your face look more youthful.
  • Kybella: One of the newest medical spa procedure, Kybella is designed to help you eliminate submental fat (in other words, you can get rid of your double chin) with nothing more than a few injections!

Decide Ahead of Time

Of course, the way this usually works is that (most often) you’ll decide on a procedure ahead of time. Only in very few cases will patients make spur of the moment decisions about what procedure to get (and when that does happen, it will be under the supervision of a surgeon or medical professional).

Deciding what procedures you want ahead of time helps make everything a little safer and controlled. And that way everyone can feel included and, more importantly, no one feels unduly pressured.

It’s a Party, so the Emphasis is on Fun

It’s important to remember that a Botox party is supposed to be fun. That’s the whole point—you’re supposed to enjoy yourself. If you aren’t having fun, either individually or as a group, something’s not right.

And to be sure, a Botox party isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But that’s also true of any event. Going out to eat isn’t everyone cup of a tea either. What I’m saying is this: for some groups, Botox parties are going to be fantastic. For other groups, they’re not going to be a good fit.

To find out, you’ll have to do a kind of joint consultation—luckily, most cosmetic surgeons are happy to discuss Botox parties. Indeed, they’ll be able to take the information you got at this Botox parties for beginners article and expand on it!

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