Doctor Offers Poker Players Botox So They Can Have The Perfect ‘Poker Face’

Doctor Offers Poker Players Botox So They Can Have The Perfect ‘Poker Face’
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Try to keep a straight face – a plastic surgeon is offering card players the chance to have a perfect poker face with his pioneering new botox technique.

New York doctor Dr Jack Berdy has launched the idea of using botox to allow people to gain an advantage in the game by hiding their emotions in a service he calls Pokertox.

‘Very few people can maintain a real poker face,’ Dr Berdy told the New York Post. ‘They have some “tells,” some expression that gives away that they have a good hand or a bad hand’ to an opponent.’

Dr Berdy, who specialises in aesthetic medicine, said he and his patients would go over those ‘tells’ and the expressions that would give away a hand.

Some players look at their cards and ‘might raise their eyebrows or raise one eyebrow’ if they do or don’t like what they see.

‘Some squint, or furrow their brows,’ Dr Berdy, from Manhattan’s East Side, told the New York Post.

‘We can inject botox appropriately so the other player doesn’t get the message that they’re angry, disappointed or happy.

‘What someone sees across the table is no movement,’ he said.

‘After a few days players will have a relaxed, rested appearance in a very natural way that without effort can be maintained however the cards decide to play.

‘It also works the other way too – at our SmoothMED walk-in we can put Botox in areas to make it look like the player has a ‘tell’ they really don’t have.’

Pokertox costs an average $600 to $800 and lasts three to four months, he says.

The idea came to Dr Berdy because he used to be a gambler and his specialty is botox — ‘and they go together.’

Preston Waters | Elite. 

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