What do you know about spa treatments' less-than-stellar side effects?
by Staff
Ahh, time for a relaxing spa treatment. Just sit back, close your eyes and prepare for muscle pain and swelling, dehydration and maybe even some cancer as a bonus for visiting the spa today. That's right, some spa treatments have seriously negative side effects! Find out the truth about your favorite treatments by taking this quiz.

What is NOT a side effect of Botox?

  • bruising
  • sore throat
  • incontinence

How long does it take for swelling and bruising from Botox to go away?

  • one to two days
  • three to four days
  • seven to 10 days

How much more UV radiation does a tanning bed release than natural sunlight?

  • three times
  • four times
  • five times

Which of the following is NOT a side effect of tanning in a tanning bed?

  • skin cancer
  • mutation of DNA
  • discoloration of eyes

True or false: Chemical peels should be performed by a professional with a medical license.

  • true
  • false
  • true, but only in the United States

Which of the following is NOT a complication of a chemical peel?

  • burning and peeling
  • sensitivity to the sun
  • skin cancer

True or false: If you're pregnant, your skin is more sensitive than usual and waxing can be very painful.

  • true
  • false
  • true, but only if you're having a girl

After you undergo waxing to remove unwanted hair, which of the following should you avoid?

  • exposure to the sun
  • cold compress
  • cortisone creams

What is the maximum temperature allowed in saunas in North America?

  • 90 degrees
  • 194 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 250 degrees Fahrenheit

If you're having a lot of fun in the sun and also spending time in a sauna, you need to drink Gatorade in order to keep yourself hydrated.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you're in the sauna for more than 30 minutes