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How to Properly Give Botox as a Gift for the Holidays

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone close to you this holiday season? It’s becoming more popular for people to skip the jewelry and clothes they normally buy as Christmas gifts, in favor of more practical items such as aesthetic treatments. If you look at your Christmas list, you’ll likely find someone who would appreciate receiving a Botox treatment as a gift this holiday season. If you’re considering buying Botox as a gift, here is some important information you need to know.

What is Botox?

Before you give Botox as a gift, you should have general knowledge of what it is and how it works. Botox is a substance that, when injected into facial muscles, can weaken them to reduce the lines and wrinkles that come from making repeated facial expressions. Common areas for Botox placement are the forehead and beside the eyes where fine lines are known as ‘crow’s’ feet’ may form.

When injected by a qualified medical professional such as those at Dr. Pugash’s office, Botox usually produces a natural effect that leaves patients looking refreshed and youthful, without the ‘frozen’ appearance that some have come to associate with the treatment. The procedure takes about 15 minutes to perform, and results usually last four to six months. Mild bruising may rarely occur, but side effects or downtime are usually minimal following Botox treatment, and many patients choose to have this treatment on their lunch break.

Who is a Candidate for Botox?

As you’re looking through your holiday gift list try to identify those who are in their late 30s through early 50s, as these make up the majority of Botox patients. Botox is appropriate for both men and women so don’t limit your options to the females on your list! You should also make sure that those you are considering giving Botox to have a good relationship with you and would not be offended by a gift of this type. You can also look for those who have mentioned wanting to receive the treatment. While you may want to surprise your loved ones, we always recommend asking beforehand if this is a gift they would like to receive.

Giving Botox as a Gift

There are a number of different ways to give the gift of Botox depending on your situation and the needs of the recipient. Here are a few:

Book and Pay for a Series of Treatments

If you know the person well enough, you can go ahead and prepay for one or more Botox treatments and give them as a ready-to-go gift. This is good for those whose schedule you are aware of, such as mothers, sisters, or adult children. This is also a good idea for those who may not take the next step and book the appointments on their own even if you give it to them as a gift. If for some reason the recipient has a scheduling conflict, they can always move the appointment day or time.

Prepay for Treatments but Don’t Book Them

If you’re not familiar with the recipient’s schedule or if they have busy schedules, you might be better off simply pre-paying for the treatments and allowing them to book the appointments themselves. This is ideal for those who you know want Botox treatments and will be excited to book their appointments when they receive their gift.

The gift of Botox is perfect for those who want to take care of that special someone on their list. When you know what Botox is, who are good candidates for the treatment, and the different ways of giving it as a gift, you can easily choose to give Botox to those who will appreciate it the most.