If you see Capitol Hill staffers smiling uncontrollably this week, it’s not because they’re happy about avoiding a government shutdown: They probably just got a stiff shot of Botox.
More than a dozen Hill staffers got Botox injections this week after D.C.-area plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh offered the free treatment last Friday to the first 50 government employees who make an appointment as part of a “government shutdown” special. Singh kept the offer open even though Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement in the 11th hour to keep the government running.
By Tuesday, Singh had already injected 15 staffers with the skin-smoothing chemical free of charge, with more appointments lining up.
“We have been able to fit 15 in so far on Monday, Tuesday,” Singh told The Daily Caller. “Several more requests from staffers and people of Capitol Hill pending.”
He added that, on average, 30 percent of his patients are male.
The offer, which included 20 units of Botox on one area of the face, regularly costs more than $400, a spokesman from Singh’s office told TheDC.