Would you try botox?
December 17, 2006 12:02pm CST
I read a new article in the news ( http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061217/ap_on_bi_ge/botox_at_the_mall ) about getting botox in the mail! What will they think of next! I'm not sure I'd like to try botox. I don't like needles, and you hear horror stories about not being able to smile or anything after treatments! Would you try botox?
7 Jan 07
Not for me at all because I have this very wide yellow strip down my back when it comes to pain and getting needles/injections definately comes under the heading of pain as far as I am concerned. Also I have earned every little line and wrinkle (as well as the not so little ones too) I have on my face and at aged 56 I cannot expect to look like I am in my 30's or 40's. Why should I be ashamed of my age or looks because they are a part of what and who I am. Gee, my son is 31. :) We do have a friend who had it done but she didn't look at all natural then. She only had it done the one time and also said never again, because she felt a little bit strange and "plastic" afterwards. I could smile when she said this but she found she couldn't. :) As for getting something like this through the mail, how irresponsivle can some people be. I understand that botox can help some people with some medical conditions and if that is the case, it is their decision but should be given by a properly qualified medical person.
7 Jan 07
I have seen botox used to treat a facial twitch with some success. I personally don't like the thought of injecting a derivative of the botulism virus in myself though. I earned these wrinkles, I think I'll keep them.
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8 Jan 07
No way! I think its really a "scary, scary" decision to make. I have enough problems without worrying about my face being frozen. I think it is sad that people feel that they need to go to such extremes to boost their self-esteem. :(