Botox losing face amid celeb backlash

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  1. Nemo

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    http://nypost.com/2013/12/16/a-decade-after-its-rise-to-fame-botox-is-showing-signs-of-age/


    It may be freezing outside — but the faces of American women are thawing out.

    Botox, the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the country, is suffering a serious public backlash, a decade after its rise to rigid prominence on the brows of celebrities and average folk alike.

    The waxy, immobile visages of middle-aged stars like Nicole Kidman, Bruce Jenner, Renée Zellweger — and even that of 27-year-old Lindsay Lohan — have become cautionary tales of overindulging with the injectable antiwrinkle treatment. And now many A-listers are speaking out about their revulsion for Botox................


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    Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, admitted she’d dabbled with the age-defying toxin. But, she said in an interview, “I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!â€

    And 54-year-old Emma Thompson, on a tour for her new movie “Saving Mr. Banks,†made some pointed comments to UK talk show host Graham Norton recently: “Look at me, I’m normal. I really wouldn’t do anything. It’s psychotic to have your body opened up and stuff put in and inject yourself with poisons.†Even 46-year-old Kidman, the queen of Botox, disavowed the cosmetic procedure this year. “I did try Botox, unfortunately,†she told an Italian paper, “but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.â€

    Flashback to 2003: Botox, a botulinum toxin injection which had recently been approved by the FDA for freezing facial wrinkles, was all the rage — it had, in fact, just become the most requested cosmetic procedure in the United States. Everyone from A-listers to glamorous housewives was lining up to try the magic elixir.

    But it seems the Botox tide may finally be turning.

    A slew of books and online confessionals (“Beyond Botoxâ€; “Botox or Bangsâ€; thefrisky.com’s “11 Reasons I’ll Never Get Botox Againâ€; Redbook’s “Botched Botox Horror Storiesâ€) are touting the advantages of faces maintained naturally instead of via injections, and chronicling the serious downside of shooting up your mug with the toxin.




    Botox, Then and Now

    • Botox is a purified form of a deadly toxin called botulinum.

    • It was approved by the FDA in April 2002 to treat facial wrinkles. Average national cost for a single treatment is $328 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

    • The effect of the treatment wears off in three to six months.

    • In 2003 Botox profits totaled $564 million. That year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery called it America’s fastest-growing cosmetic procedure.

    • In 2003 and 2004, the FDA sent Botox company Allergan warnings about minimizing side effects of the treatment.

    • A 2004 lawsuit against a Newport Beach, Calif., dermatologist alleged that “Mr. Botox†was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by Allergan to promote the drug.

    • Botox was injected 5.6 million times in 2011.

    • 2013 sales for Botox are projected to be between $1.94 billion and $2 billion. Sales for the first half of this year were up from last year.
     
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    Lolwut
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    Good. It's a bunch of retarded shit.

    Whatever happened to aging gracefully?


    Jesus, look at her upper lip.
     
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    Insanity, she was sofa-king hot...:madsex:
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    I especially don't understand guys who get into it.

    What the fuck do they care?
     
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    The wife asked me once if I'd dye my hair once it started turning gray. I told her, "Look at this face. Who the fuck would I be fooling?" :jj:
     
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    Did Joan pay a little extra for the chic "5 o'clock shadow" look too?


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    OMG - this is the same person?
     
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    To be fair Fergie was a meth addict. Burt looks like a dead body with makeup.
     
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    it isn't just botox that gives these people that bizarre look...it's also the prolific use of other fillers like juviderm and restalyne et al.
    botox is only used around the eyes and forehead.

    btw, everyone knows that the actors and actresses mentioned in this article are full of shit...while they mention botox in particular, there's no way they won't use other fillers or get plastic surgery.
     
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    It took this long for people to figure this out?
     
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    damn.

    i was just about to try some on my balls. :nocheer:
     
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    Thankfully the only shit I ever shot up into me was deca.

    :facepalm:
     
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    Ha ha ha...............Botox and Tom Cruise!
     
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    Totally right.
     
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