According to a recent article in Elle, more and more people are giving the gift of plastic surgery – for both women and men. The results of the procedure have become much more subtle since the FDA first approved it in 1989 as a therapeutic drug. As a result it is increasingly looked at as a basic maintenance tool to allow for graceful aging.
First, Do No Harm
Despite the increasing widespread acceptance of Botox and other plastic surgery procedures you always want to make sure your gift doesn’t offend the recipient. As the old Latin phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, says “primum non nocere” or “first, do no harm.” So think a bit before getting the gift certificate.
You will want to consider a few points to help you decide whether Botox is the right gift for anyone on your list.
Have They Shown Interest?
If the person on your list has mentioned or discussed Botox, that is probably a good sign it is something they are open to and interested in.
Have They Had Treatment In the Past?
Botox is an amazing treatment. But unfortunately the effects do not last forever. If the person you are thinking about gifting has gotten Botox treatment in the past they would probably appreciate a free session.
Always Have a Backup Plan
Despite the best intentions, some people are not candidates for Botox injections for medical reasons. Though uncommon, it is something that should be considered. To avoid possible disappointment, you could purchase a gift certificate from your facial plastic surgeon for another procedure or even one the many skin care products we carry here at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on our current specials.
Choice Is Always Good
The benefit of a gift certificate is that it allows the recipient to purchase whatever they would like. But to make the gift certificate more personal it is always nice to tell the person why you got it for them and why you think they would like it. Each person ages differently based on many factors from genetics to lifestyle, so another procedure might be more appropriate. Letting them have the option of choosing some to get the results they desire is always best.
You Can Choose the Best Doctor
Whether you go with agift for a specific procedure or let the recipient decide, you still have to consider the doctor to get the gift certificate from. Although Botox is a straightforward procedure, with a long history of use at this point, it does require proper skill and extensive training to achieve the best results.
Any cosmetic procedure should be administered by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Every treatment at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women. Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions.
Contact Mirror Mirror for Your Gift This Season
If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for a Botox procedure, or have a question, please contact a patient coordinator at our office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 281-810-9083 or through email.
Computer imaging will be used to help your gift recipient visualize their personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If the lucky person that gets your gift is not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.