Botox® is a controversial, yet widely used medicine among both celebrities and the average Joe. Its ability to raise eyebrows – both desirably and in contest – has certainly been note-worthy over the last twenty years or so. But whether or not we are aware of it, we as a society are becoming more and more accustomed to the sheen and tautness created by the ‘tox, and this is steadily becoming the norm.
The Great Divide
Here’s what celebs say about Botox…
“I don’t like Botox. I think on some faces it works, but it’s when you can really see it that it starts to look fake. I think people look at tiny patches of their face and try to fix everything — they’ve lost the plot!” AND “I’ve probably tried everything. I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”
“I hate when models say, ‘Oh, plastic surgery is just a wrong thing.’ What’re you talking about? You won the genetic lottery,” she went on. “You look like this specimen that’s making people everywhere feel insecure, and you’re going to ridicule someone for getting plastic surgery?”
“It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I will never give in.”
“I have done Botox and I LOVED it [but] I’ve done it when I know there is a big gap [between roles]. I didn’t tell my husband and then for about six months he kept saying, “Hello, Pretty!” and then I told him and he found it hilarious.”
“Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”
“I haven’t had any plastic surgery – despite what people think, this is my nose. I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don’t think of that as plastic surgery anymore.”
“I haven’t had anything done, and I don’t think I will. But if it makes somebody happy then that’s up to them. I’m not in somebody else’s skin to know what makes them feel better about themselves. But I don’t plan to do it myself.”
“Everybody does it. I suppose I can’t say ‘everybody’ because I don’t know for sure, but come on… It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off…Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.”
What’s the Verdict?
Everyone is different and has a subjective view of what beauty means, and their own personal preference towards treatment. It should be said that every individual has a choice, and this choice should be respected. So long as those seeking treatment go to a medical professional who has performed numerous treatments and illustrates the results desired by the patient in their work, great. Often bad press comes from bad work. Do your research and stay safe, and just embrace your image, however you feel most comfortable and confident.
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