BOTOX® Cosmetic and Your Poker Face

This photo of poker pro Tom Dwan illustrates the wrinkles and facial expressions that can be altered with BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. Board Certified Knoxville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto and his staff recently noted another unusual motivation for some people to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments: To improve their poker game.

In poker, having a blank facial expression, or the proverbial “poker face,” is one tool that players use to throw off or silently influence their opponents. But some poker players have found that the natural muscular movement in their face and most especially their forehead undermines an effective poker face.

The New York City plastic surgeon who hatched the idea is himself a former poker player. He calls the procedure “Pokertox,” and believes the trend will catch on among serious card sharks.

New and creative BOTOX® applications such as this are the reason this non-surgical cosmetic treatment has become so popular. Experts report that BOTOX® treatments grew in frequency by 748 percent between 2000 and 2014.

In addition to headache and depression management, the most common reasons that people request BOTOX Cosmetic is to treat:

  • Laugh and smile lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases

If you live in KnoxvilleSevierville or anywhere in Knox County, Tennessee and would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto and dermal fillers specialist Cynthia St. Germaine to schedule an initial consultation today: Call  (865) 366-4755 or toll-free at (877) 907-0747.


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