Is Botox a Good Gift?
November 14, 2014
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, you’re probably considering your gift-giving strategies. Anyone can give a gift card at the last second, but coming up with a unique gift the recipient will love can be difficult. If you’ve had a positive experience with Botox or know someone who has, you may be thinking that a gift of the classic wrinkle-fighting injection might be a welcome and innovative change from standard Christmas gifts. But before you jump right in and splurge on a Botox certificate, you’ll want to take a few factors into consideration and decide whether it is an appropriate gift for anyone on your list. More and more people are considering the treatments as gifts for loved ones, but it can be tricky to give except in specific circumstances. Here are some tips for making the call about Botox for the holidays.
The last thing you want to do with a gift is offend, and it is easy for a gift like Botox to come across in a way you didn’t intend. You will want to be very sure that the gift will not be construed as an insult to the recipient’s age and appearance. Whether or not the gift of Botox will be taken with offense is a highly individual matter, and is up to the discretion of the gift giver.
Have They Expressed Interest?
One of the best ways to avoid offending with Botox is by using the cues of the prospective recipient. Botox may be a perfect gift for someone who has been interested in trying it, but may not, for example, be a good choice for a family member who has never mentioned the product.
Have a Backup Plan
Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, some people are not medically candidates for Botox injections. This is very rare, but it is a possibility that needs to be considered. To help avoid disappointment, you should have an alternative gift in mind should your recipient be deemed a poor candidate for the procedure.
Err on the Side of Caution
Botox can be a difficult gift to give well, and it is best to err on the side of caution when considering the treatment for a friend or family member. Try to avoid an awkward situation by considering all the factors before deciding on cosmetic treatments for the holidays.
Let Them Choose
If you think your loved one might be thrilled at the prospect of Botox for the holidays, consider widening the field a bit. Give the recipient a choice, and allow them to choose another non-invasive procedure if they would prefer, such as dermal fillers or a chemical peel. Each personexhibits aging in a different way, so a procedure other than Botox might be more effective, depending on the person. Giving a choice in the procedure will help ensure the gesture is well-received.
If you do decide to go the route of gifting a specific procedure, you should still let the recipient choose the provider who will be administering the treatment. Though Botox is a fairly straightforward procedure with no downtime, it does require skill to be administered properly, and all patients should feel comfortable with the provider they choose. Should the recipient continue to receive Botox injections after the initial dose, they will not have to worry about staying with the same provider or choosing a new one.
Botox should be administered by a board certified plastic surgeon, and you can help make your gift even more meaningful by suggesting quality providers for your loved one to consult with. For expert care and advice in Dearborn or Birmingham, Michigan, Masri Clinic for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery boasts a staff of highly experienced and board certified doctors committed to helping each patient reach their goals. Appointments for a complimentary consultation can be scheduled at either location by calling 866-487-3223.