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Let's Have a Party!!!!

Let's Have a Party!!!!

Too often, getting ‘work done’ comes with the pressure to keep your lips sealed—cosmetic procedures can be a hush-hush matter. But let’s be honest here, there should be no shame in the beauty game. Whether you’re curious about injectables or surgery, let’s just talk about it, already. We as a society should feel comfortable talking about what we’ve had done, or what we would like to have done. There is no need to keep everyone guessing whether you have or haven’t; besides, what’s a little Botox among friends…

Are Botox Parties Legal in Canada

Botox parties... just the very thought of it might conjure up images of soccer moms gathering around the kitchen island. Everyone is wearing their best Lulu’s and sipping Prosecco while they peruse catalogs and gush about what they want filled first.

Gone are the days of old when ladies would gather to see the latest in Tupperware, Pampered Chef or Mary Kay. No longer do women clamour for a makeover and the opportunity to start selling with the hopes of one day owning that Pink Cadillac. Why get a makeover at home when you can go to Sephora for that.

Nowadays Botox parties are all the rage. We’ve become self-indulgent in the past few years, and what do we have to show for it? Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, fuller lip lines, and facial expressions frozen in time, or until the Botox wears off.

The big question you may be asking yourself, aside from the obvious (yes Botox parties are a thing, and not just for the ultra-rich) is, are they even legal in Canada? The short answer is yes. The recent spike in demand for medical aesthetics over the past few years has seen procedures such as Botox and Lip Injections being performed at an alarming rate in non-clinical environments. Offices, shopping malls, and beauty shops are beginning to offer a quickie fill on the fly.

The crux of the matter here is that in Canada, Botox should only be given by or under the direction of "a licensed and authorized health-care professional” who is trained and qualified to provide Botox treatment. The training is intended for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, MDs, NDs, or licensed registered nurses. The training in many cases is a two-day event that covers the effects of aging, determining whether Botox is the right treatment, as well as, hands-on injection training.

Botox, as any other prescription medication, should be given with sterile medical equipment. This isn’t always the case though. Your host might have an immaculate kitchen but that doesn’t mean that the person she hired to perform at the party, is properly equipped, well trained or a licensed medical professional. It also doesn’t mean that the room chosen for the procedures is 100% sterile.

Botox is available to purchase through various online (and in-person) skincare wholesale or distribution centres. What this means for you is, that anyone who has credentials and can show they have taken the course can purchase the Botox. The credentials in most cases are not scrutinized, and that translates into people maybe shouldn’t be providing Botox services.

Aestheticians can also take the training, and provided they are highly skilled may be able to safely administer the injections. More and more spas are offering Botox as a way to help unwind, de-stress, and freshen up the appearance of their clientele. When you go into a clinic, you are able to assess its cleanliness before signing any contracts.

Botox is a serious technique that requires knowledge about facial anatomy and knowledge about how to handle complications. Undeterred by these warnings, many women would still rather have the treatment done at their friends’ house. It takes the experience and makes it a fun one, adding comfort and a sense of fellowship. It removes the clinical aspects and adds an air of escapism.

If you are thinking about attending a Botox party, make sure you go in aware of the risks. Don’t just be tempted by the group-rate.

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