Getting treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) has become increasingly common, so talking about it with your friends has become more common. It is the first and only neurotoxin on the market that’s FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines in adults. Fun fact: In 2020, approximately 3.5 million people were treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic in the country*. That’s about 1 out of every 74 adults.
So, as you scan your friend group and contemplate who would be most open-minded about you taking the plunge into your first BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation, know that you are likely not alone. And if you’re still feeling unsure about how to initiate a conversation on this topic, that’s what Allē is here for! Below, five creative ways to initiate dialogue, inspired by strategies used by real people. From divulging over a cup of Joe to introducing your pals to Allē, these ideas can help get the ball rolling when it comes to talking about the treatment with your friends.
Want to learn more about the subtle, predictable results BOTOX® Cosmetic can deliver? Peruse some before-and-after photos, too. When you (and/or your pals!) are ready to book a consultation, use this tool to find a licensed BOTOX® Cosmetic provider near you.
The strategy: Bring it up casually over coffee
Why not kick back a latte and jump right in? Coffee shops have a casual, cozy feel that’s perfect for all types of conversation. Asking your friends what they think about BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great way to uncover first-hand stories and experiences, so you know what to expect. Or, if the situation is reversed, and you’ve had BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past, you can share with your friends what you’ve learned and answer questions, too.
The strategy: Send a BOTOX® Cosmetic meme
There’s nothing that gets friends talking more than a good meme—especially when it’s about something relatable, like injectables. Plus, meme-sending is super easy—you can privately send one to a friend in a direct message on social media or share with your group chat for even more buzz. Need inspiration? The BOTOX® Cosmetic Instagram account is a good starting point.
The strategy: Ask for a dermatologist reco
First, mention that you are past due on a skin scan and see if this opens the floor to talk about all of the other things you’re going to ask your provider while in the office. Who knows—maybe the two of you will decide to attend your consultations together!
The strategy: Introduce them to Allē
Show your friends the Allē app on your phone, and give them a quick rundown of how Allē works. Don’t forget to let them know how you’ve been earning Allē points on a variety of products and treatments (as you know, the program is not limited to BOTOX® Cosmetic!), which can ultimately help you save on a future BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Bonus: Share your interest in BOTOX® Cosmetic
If none of your friends have brought up the treatment, be a conversation starter and embrace being the first one to talk about it. Chances are, your friends are probably thinking about it too; they’re your friends, after all, and they likely have similar interests! Maybe they’ve been treated and want to talk about their experience(s) and results. Alternatively, there’s a chance they don’t know much about it—which, if you’ve been treated before, could be an excellent opportunity to share your own experience and encourage them to seek out a consultation from a local provider.
Now that you have a few ideas about how to get the conversation started be sure to check out these FAQs for more information to further your knowledge about BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Blog Credit: Alle App