Botox Nation

Genuine beauty and the art of aging gracefully.

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(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 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 .

(11) Anonymous, May 2, 2014 5:36 PM

I disagree about your low self esteem comment. Plastic surgery is available to repair many issues. If someone is not happy with the way they look and they have the means to change what bothers them even if like a monster to others that is totally their business.
I have family that has utilized plastic surgery that turned out looking natural and beautiful with no regrets.

(10) Sharon, May 1, 2014 8:26 PM

look who's talking

I'm about your age, may be even a bit younger and look at least ten years your senior. I wouldn't talk if I were you. It is very hard to age in our society. Though my husband swears I look beautiful, I have eyes that see something else. I'm too chicken to do surgery, but I'm not sure it's the right decision.

(9) Yohanon, May 1, 2014 4:23 PM


I'm 71 and look it. I've earned my wrinkles.
When I play with my 3-year-old grand-daughter she needs to see a smile or, sometimes when I'm a lion, a ferocious face - Botox would prevent that. Besides, I don't like unnecessary needles. (I don't do pain very well.)

(8) Anonymous, May 1, 2014 4:19 PM

That is lachon hora!

Come on u could do this w/o the awards comments.

(7) Anonymous, May 1, 2014 2:56 PM

Standards Keep Rising for women

This is a tough one because societal standards keep rising, especially when it comes to women's appearance. Putting aside the fact of the inherent risk of any medical procedure, how is botox/plastic surgery really any different from diet and exercise, teeth whitening, making (including concealing flaws), and sheitals that are more beautiful and youthful than a woman's own hair?

(6) Brad, April 28, 2014 4:14 PM

I agree with Lori

I agree completely that these types of surgeries are just for the sake of vanity and not worth the risk. You hear all the time of people who go in for "routine" and elective surgeries and end up either with serious medical issues as a result or even death. In my opinion it is not worth the risk.

(5) Dvorah, April 28, 2014 2:50 PM

Loved, It's so real, people are getting crazy with the bottox and other procedures. But let me say something, also Meryl Streep, had surgery or bottox, looks at her photos from 2 years ago.
I agree with you, we don't need to be slaves of what the society wants. thank you for your videos

(4) Jay, April 28, 2014 2:08 PM

EVERYONE gets old

Father Time is undefeated - we are all one year older than we were at this time last year, no exceptions. The sooner we just accept it and focus on what is really important in life, the happier we will be.

(3) Nancy, April 28, 2014 11:01 AM

Is it worth it? The answer IMO is no. All surgery carries some risk, and I would be afraid of dying on the operating table.

(2) Anonymous, April 27, 2014 9:21 PM

Botox Nation

Thank you for your thoughtful commentary. One wonders if the cumulative effect of repeated injections of Botox (a toxin in dilute form) will increase risk for other health problems.

(1) Tammy, April 27, 2014 8:41 PM

In today out tomorrow

I'm with you on this one Lori. A short time ago big lips were "in" and starlet's pumped up their lips so big their lips looked deformed. But they just couldn't see how they really looked. Until the "fad of the year" faded to a new fad. Now most of them are aging with deformed lips. So sad.


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