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Botox Nation

Genuine beauty and the art of aging gracefully.

Published: April 26, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 16

(16) SusanE, May 14, 2014 5:39 AM

Botox Schmotox! I'd try it.

Between 35 and 55 few women age very much. If they are drinkers, smokers, or exercize nuts they age a bit faster. Most of my friends had their eyes 'done' and creases smoothed, and noses altered, and mini-lifts done 15 years ago. At 70, I would love a few fixes but the expense keeps me from it. It is true with many people, that once they begin altering their looks they don't know when to quit.

(15) Harriet, May 7, 2014 9:33 AM

Beauty without Cruelty to Yourself

I'm pushing sixty and people think I'm in my late twenties or early thirties. Men beg me to...you know!! I've never had any invasive treatments but I've always watched my diet, walked everywhere (I don't have a car) never smoked, never done drugs, never drunk to excess and never been promiscuous. I moisturise regularly, especially in winter and go for the occasional massage etc at a spa. I take vitamin supplements and keep myself very clean and neat. Most importantly of all: THINK GOOD THOUGHTS AND DO KIND DEEDS ALL THE TIME! As Roald Dahl says,(in "The Twits") then you will always look absolutely lovely. I recently reconnected with my Jewish heritage and have been going assiduously to the Synagogue and studying Biblical Hebrew: now everybody says I look younger and prettier than ever. This is my formula for beauty, within and without, and I strongly recommend it.

(14) Miri, May 4, 2014 2:22 AM

It Will all work out in the end

The surgery has many facets to it. One that is most factual is that surgery & pricey treatments can change the looks of the rich but the middle class will be stuck where they they like it or not. My priority will never be beauty. But it doesn't matter. After I give my family what they need, there isn't money left or expensive surgery. I guess I'll be left attracting those who care more about who I am than superficial stuff. And that could be a most amazing thing for me. !!!!

(13) Diane, May 3, 2014 3:33 AM

Some of us need Botox for medical reasons

I have blepharospasm and cervical dystonia. I received Botox every 12 weeks so I am able to keep my eyes open, and my neck from being in pain and crooked. People forget that Botox has been used medically for at least twenty years before the idiots and the vain decided to use it for wrinkles. And, now, it has been approved for severe migraine headaches.
It angers me when people say I am lucky to get Botox injections in my face, around my mouth, in my neck and shoulders. I wish I didnt have a disease that required Botox as the only way to keep my eyes open so I can read, write, even watch TV. As the Botox wears off, I hqve to tape my eyelids open. I cannot drive anymore thanks to my disease processes. I would NOT be getting it for wrinkles. For me, it is a medical necessity. I hate that the cosmetic industry has given a read medication a false usasge. I would to anything to be normal again.
Someone told me once that I am lucky to have Botox to for wrinkles. I would gladly give her blepharospasm, Meige, and Dystonia. Thanks for listening.

(12) Anonymous, May 2, 2014 9:31 PM

Who Cares - some are just Conformists and Followers

Days pass there I still say; you don't like what you see them don't look. I'm 50 yrs old and most people see it. Not sure why; I'm not wrinkled yet. I just look my age. I don't wear makeup much & kinda feel OK for someone who wears no makeup. They joke that no man will look at me. Often this is true. I don't get noticed some days. And my hubby could care less at times. It is way too superficial for me. My friends, like myself, aren't hung up on this stuff. Everyone wants to be attractive. But it's not worth the time for some of us. This life has so much to offer. I can't sit for 1 hr with ammonia or stuff on my head just to please another .

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