In the never-ending quest to expand the market for cosmetic surgery, here’s a new wrinkle–chemical poker faces.
A New York City doctor of aesthetic medicine who likes to gamble has come up with the idea of “Pokertox,” a treatment for players that includes Botox and facial fill-ins.
Dr. Jack Berdy tells the Huffington Post:
“Some people might get a card they like or don’t like and raise their eyebrows. If that’s the common reaction, we can put Botox in certain areas to minimize them.”
Other ‘tells’ on the face might include a tendency to squint or curl the corners of the lips.
According to the New York Post, a treatment costs around $600 to $800 and lasts three to four months.
Poker experts are skeptical, saying tells play a lesser part in today’s statistics-minded game and if you feel the need to freeze your face, you shouldn’t be playing high-stakes poker.