Before Romy and I left for Paris this week we were invited to join one of the famous Monaco Botox parties. My friend Mel is obsessed with looking young and fresh so she organizes Botox parties at her Villa in Cap Martin on a regular basis. She has a doctor come from Spain to do fillers and botulinum toxin in the comfort of her house and she decided to share this experience with her friends. It all started with a very nice dinner at the villa prepared by my friend Mel (actually her chef did all the work but she told him what to prepare and took all the credit for it obviously ;-)). When I met the doctor I sat down with him and talked with him about his experience and what kind of fillers etc he is using. I was surprised and you will find out why later…
LIKE AN ALIEN
Just between us, I want to say that the “fake beauty look” is over! Looking like you had some work done is sooo 2008. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you look relaxed and fresh maybe younger. You want to look better, not plastic. So attending this botox party was like I travelled back in time where people thought it is a sign of status to show that you had some work done. Here are some tips of what you have to watch out for before you trust a party doctor:
- The first red flag was when alcohol was served. If you are worried about bruising you should not drink alcohol. Alcohol, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen and Aspirin are all agents that thin the blood, which can lead to an increased risk of bruising. If bruising is a concern, I suggest refraining from alcohol 1-2 weeks before and a couple of days after Botox injections.
- The second red flag was the “model” the doctor had brought with him. She was in her early 30s but her face didn´t move at all. Her lips were way too big for the rest of her face and the “pillow cheeks” made her look like a blow fish.
- The third red flag was when he recommended my friend (she is 31 and looks amazing!) to get botox and fillers under her “wrinkles”. First she barely has any lines and even if, you could even it out with a minimal amour of botox. To propose to a 30 year old girl to fill up her lines is just ridiculous…This is a procedure you might want to do with a women who is above 50 and too scared to get a facelift.
- Final red flag was when I found out what kind of fillers he is using. I am not saying I am an expert in this field but if you are still using regular Restylane as a filler for lips you haven´t done your homework doc! There are new products around which give a much more natural result. Also, Restylane tends to build knots in your lips which you can fell and sometimes even see…so why still stick with this if Juvederm for example is providing much finer solutions?!
This event was clearly created to make quick tax free money for the doctor. He was not interested in the prefect result for his clients but in using as much product as possible to make as much profit as possible. It was a great experience for Romy and I because now we how dangerous Botox parties can actually be if you have no experience. You need to be able to trust your doctor. In this case pretabloguer won´t attend another event like this at Mel´s house and we for sure will not recommend this doctor to anyone we like and care for, because he isn´t cheap and his results are horrifying!!!
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