You couldn’t get within three feet of my face with a needle that was intended for my brow line.
But it’s a different story for the scores of twenty-something women who are waging war on future wrinkles through countless cosmetic treatments, especially Botox. Really, ladies? With injections at $280 a pop, it’s not exactly the most thrifty way to spend your money when you probably have no tell-tale wrinkles to be found. And even worse, there are these things called Thermage treatments – or a “hot radio frequency treatments”, which sounds like a lot of nothing – that are allegedly the hot ticket in Tinseltown, at a mere $25,000 for a head-to-toe treatment. Good to know someone has that much money to spend.
But sometimes, you can’t really blame women, when you have dermatologists, who may or may not want to make a few buckaroos, advocating for early action — you know, a few thousand dollars of preventative injections, so that in twenty or so odd years, your smile lines might not be as apparent. ABC News tapped the expertise of Dr. Debra Jaliman, who put it like this, “…if you’re in your 20s and you start to see lines coming, then why not do it early and prevent it? And to me it’s just like exercise.” Oh, totally.
I guess what I’m trying to say is this: if you want to get Botox because it will put your mind at ease and boost your confidence, then by all means, if you can afford it, do it. But aging just means you’ve lived, and the lines on your face tell stories of the years you’ve had, good and bad. People should probably revel in those lines a little more than they do.
And you know, while we’re at it, why don’t we just enjoy being young while we’re young, and not worry about getting old until it’s time? Maybe we’d all be a little happier. (via Jezebel)
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Would you Lovelies seek cosmetic treatment to reverse aging?