Here’s some good news to brighten up your Monday morning. More and more women have had it with Botox. Let’s hope that the men who have been using Botox follow suit.
Apparently, people have noticed that Hollywood stars who have Botoxed their faces do not look very good. In fact, they do not even look like themselves. What good is Botox if it makes you look like you’re wearing a mask? Aside from the fact that it limits your ability to express emotion-- through facial expressions-- Botox also makes it look as though you are hiding something.
The Daily Mail reports on the new trend:
After years of Hollywood stars looking so uniformly stretched, puffy and arched of eyebrow that they no longer remotely resemble their former selves, the Botox backlash is gathering pace.
Women are increasingly rejecting Botox and turning instead to anti-ageing treatments that deliver a more natural result.
A survey in July by The Cosmetic Surgery Guide found that three out of four women in Britain who have tried Botox would welcome a non-invasive alternative to injections.
Even Hollywood stars are going off it — Gwyneth Paltrow recently said it made her look ‘crazy’, adding: ‘I looked like Joan Rivers (the famously cosmetically adjusted American comedian).’
If 75% of those who have tried Botox would prefer another treatment, you should probably start shorting the stocks of the companies who produce it.
Of course, women have not given up on looking good. They have discovered that Botox not only does not make them look good, it makes them unrecognizable:
Women want treatments that help them achieve a fresh, radiant version of themselves rather than the frozen look associated with Botox.
In place of needles, there are lasers, peels and radio-frequency energy treatments, all of which work by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that make skin firm, plump and youthful, in turn rejuvenating the complexion.
The report quotes one Amanda, a woman who has renounced Botox. She sums it up nicely:
'As women get older, we just want to look like the best possible version of ourselves — not somebody else entirely.’