Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Botox On The Rocks

We knew about Botox parties. They are also part of the French landscape. But Botox bars? Today's LAT writes that "a San Diego County bar has begun holding a spa night in which patrons can order up a shot of Botox." The concept triggered an outrage in the medical community, so the bar issued this quirky disclaimer: "The doctor will not drink during the visit and will refuse to treat patrons who have had too much to drink. " When is too much too much, and normal no longer the norm -- especially in markets such as Los Angeles and Orange County, where bad Botox jobs can be spotted at almost every street corner? How have we come to reduce what is a risky medical act to a cocktail-hour caprice?
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