Demand for Botox continues through recession, recovery

04/12/2012 | USA Today

Patients continued to seek Botox treatments through the economic downturn because the shots are less expensive than plastic surgery and do not require time off from work, says Dr. Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dentists, gynecologists, emergency doctors and other health care practitioners have sought to capitalize on the treatment's popularity but lack the specialized training of a plastic surgeon. Poorly administered injections can leave shiny foreheads, visible ripples and lack of expression.

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