A warning about deals that seem too good to be true

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Extra online savings easily tempt people looking to stretch their dollar, but after a Kansas City woman's botched eyebrow procedure went viral Friday, estheticians are warning against "too-good-to-be-true" deals.

"Of all things, you shouldn't skimp on your face," says certified esthetician Lena Timsah. She logged thousands of hours carefully designing her clients' eyebrows at Parlor in Wichita.

Timsah says a lot of consumers consider price over quality, even when contemplating a facial procedure.

"Do your research," she recommends. "Make sure that they're supervised by a physician or make sure they're licensed by the board."

If you plan to purchase an online deal through a third party website, consider the following:

  • Check the credentials of the company offering the discount. Does the deal list the company's official website, social media, and branding?

  • Look up the company's rating with the Better Business Bureau. Is the company accredited? What are people saying about it?

  • If it's a procedure, does the company have pictures of previous work?

  • Read the fine print. The upfront pricing may not include smaller, hidden fees.