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Ducey OKs letting Arizona dentists give cosmetic Botox shots

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 16:46:06-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is OK with dentists being able to handle those pesky wrinkles around your eyes by injecting Botox.

The Republican signed legislation allowing them to give shots of Botox or dermal fillers after it overwhelmingly passed the Legislature. Dentists testified that they're uniquely qualified to give Botox shots because of their training and experience. One said dentists are better qualified than those giving the shots at medical spas or at “Botox parties.”

Dentists can already use Botox for medical reasons but will be able to give it for cosmetic reasons when the legislation takes effect this summer. The bill was among more than a dozen Ducey signed Friday.

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