Botox For Poker Players: Introducing Poker-tox

December 18th, 2012

iStock 000016477216XSmall 300x214 Botox For Poker Players: Introducing Poker toxGet ready for a new trend in facial plastic surgery: pokertox. With the rise in popularity of both poker and Botox, it seems like a natural progression. As a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte who specializes in injectable treatments like Botox, I’d like to share the idea behind pokertox.

What Is Pokertox?

Coined by a cosmetic surgeon, Pokertox involves a regimen of Botox with the aim to help a poker player manage their poker face. A poker face is the ability to hide any unconscious signs about a poker players hand that may give his fellow players clues to if he has a good or bad hand. If you’ve ever participated in poker, it’s easy to realize how important it is to have a good “poker face”.

Take this, for example. Let’s say you’re playing a game of cards, and you’re dealt a great hand. Without even realizing it, you’ve probably moved or twitched small areas arounds your eyes. These tiny movements can be identified by other players at the table and may give insight on the player’s hand and ultimately be the difference of winning and losing thousands of dollars. Poker players that have typical facial movements that might give away their poker face are turning to Botox. Botox is injected into specific muscles in the face to weaken or paralyze them. Poker players are now using Botox to help create their poker face and we get the term, pokertox.

Some players believe pokertox can give them a slight advantage while others disagree and believe that poker relies heavily on the betting trends of opponents, skill, and experience. I personally believe in a competitive game of poker where thousands of dollars are at stake, if Botox can help you win by preventing a movement in your face that can give away your hand, then it could be a great option.

 Botox At Carolina Facial Plastics

When it comes to Botox, believe that if the procedure can provide you with the goals that you’re looking to achieve and is done in the correct hands, the procedure is safe and effective., No matter whether or not you’re a poker player or a middle-aged woman, it’s apparent that Botox has many uses from smoothing wrinkles, preventing excess sweating in the armpits, shrinking large masseter muscles and improving ones poker face.

Speak With An Experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon Today

At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, I always strive to provide my patients with their exact needs while providing natural and balanced results. If you’d like to schedule a consultation today to learn how you may benefit from Botox, contact my office by calling (704) 323-5090. I am a board certified head and neck surgeon with a distinctive insight and knowledge in non-invasive facial rejuvenation through various injectable techniques, including Botox and facial fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane.

For additional information about how I can help you achieve your cosmetic goals through Botox treatments, please contact my office today.

 

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Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh

Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh, founder and director of Carolina Facial Plastics, is one of the country’s leading experts in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After training in the most competitive facial plastic surgery market in the world and sharing his southern charm with the faces of Hollywood he has returned to his home, the Carolina's, to open his practice. You can find Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh on Google Plus.