Narrator: This is Science Today. Botox - an injected drug that is used to ease furrowed brows - is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure performed today. It's becoming so popular in fact, that some people are throwing 'Botox' parties in their home, in which a professional performs the procedure in a social setting. Dr. Richard Glogau, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Francisco, says it's still a medical procedure - and should be treated as one.
Glogau: As a general rule, people in office settings have a certain routine that provides a fail safe mechanism and there's less risk of mistakes and I just think people are better off doing it in a controlled medical setting than they are outside the office.
Narrator: A recent Gallup poll found the majority of those polled would, in fact, rather have Botox injections in a medical setting.
Glogau: Ninety percent of the patients that were polled said that they were not comfortable - they never considered doing it outside of a medical office setting, which tells me that patients have more common sense than the people who are trying to market this questionable approach to them.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.