Spa Sydel, probably Atlanta’s oldest and most well-known day spa, is up with the times and the latest trends. Today and for a couple more days, they have an ad on Groupon offering $99 for 20 Units of Botox or $199 for One Radiesse Skin Treatment (Up to 62% Off). CLICK HERE to view offer.
Spa Sydel’s medical director, Dr. Herb Kollinger, is a general surgeon and has been associated with other spas in the Atlanta area. Namely PureMed Spa that went out of business in a cloud of ugliness and Atlanta Eye Candy whose website requires that you register to even view their services or any part of their website.
The information provided on the Groupon ad states that, “Doctor injects skin with FDA-approved Botox to iron out forehead lines or stimulates collagen with syringe full of Radiesse dermal filler.” Three locations are listed for this deal so be sure you know just who is going to perform your injections and what that person’s experience and training is.
Read the fine print and the description to learn about Spa Sydell, the procedures offered, what to expect and what you will get. If you purchase through Groupon and purchase both the Botox and the Radiesse you will also receive $45 toward a one-hour facial ($90) for yourself or for a friend at a later scheduled date.
Always read the fine print. You have to have the services performed by September 1, 2012. The ad lists more rules, so be sure to read before you sign off on your credit card.
Buyer beware. There are probably nurses and technicians that can inject as well as some doctors but do you really want to risk having your eyelids droop or worse? According to the Botox website: “The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.”
Seek the services of a board certified plastic surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon. You can find someone by checking with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Sometimes saving a bit of money is just not worth the cost of disfigurement. Bad things can happen even when the plastic surgeon is trained and has a lot of experience; however, your chances are better when you know that you are treating with a trained, board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
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