Our business does not endorse or perform any type of “Botox Party”. This is a question we are sometimes asked. Botulinum toxin is a scheduled medication which can only be legally injected by a registered medical doctor or registered nurse under the direct supervision of a doctor. Botulinum toxin is a very powerful and effective muscle relaxant medication which is used for many medical purposes including treating some patients with stroke, migraines, bladder and other muscle spasm disorders. In the right doses and using carefully placed injections it can produce very effective results in the facial muscles reducing and preventing some types of wrinkles. Every single face that we welcome to our clinic is infinitely different from the last, for this reason not all wrinkles can be treated effectively with Botox injections alone but rather with a specialised combination of cosmetic medicine treatments that may include dermal fillers.
At Respect Beauty and Cosmetic Medicine, we believe every patient deserves an individualised approach including an opportunity to be properly assessed by an experienced Doctor. This assessment includes taking a full medical history, examination and a facial movement analysis. This process of assessment and consent would not be possible in a social situation where alcohol or enticement by others may be an influence. Like all medical procedures, Botox injections need to be performed in a sterile, clinical environment which allows the patient and doctor sufficient time and privacy to establish the best treatment options to the patients concerns.
The medical governing bodies including AHPRA, the medical and nursing boards and the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine, of which Dr Janey Shanahan and Dr Jane Aldermen are Fellows, have all warned practitioners and patients against participation in “Botox Parties” or in any kind of activity which encourages unprofessional treatment practices.
Botox injections alone cannot correct every type of wrinkle. At Respect we often use smaller than average doses of Botox in conjunction with careful administration of our preferred range of dermal fillers. We utilise advanced injecting techniques in our mission to achieve the optimum (and most naturally beautiful) outcome for our clients. So if you hear about “Botox Parties” or deals that sound too good to be true…they may well be. Always think serious medical treatments through throughoughly and treat your face with the respect that it deserves.