Botox – What Are Your Thoughts? How Young Is Too Young?

March 8, 2010


I have always believed in natural beauty and last week, I came across an article from the Daily Mail that I find absolutely disturbing.

49-year-old British mom Sarah Burge, aka the “Human Barbie”, gave consent to have Botox injected into her then 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, at a Spanish clinic last year, making her the youngest UK Botox user. Since then, Hannah has had two more injections administered at home by Sarah, who is a trained aesthetic practitioner.



Hannah told the Daily Mail that she “wanted to have Botox for two reasons – it prevents wrinkles and everyone at my school was talking about having “B”. I had a couple of lines on my forehead and around my mouth, which I was unhappy about. Appearance is important to me and I don’t want to look haggard and ugly by the time I’m 25. Some of my friends told me that the earlier you start to have B, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have as an adult. Teen Toxing is just part of life these days, which is why I share it with my mum. With her help, I won’t get that frozen-face look when I’m older and will never have a line or wrinkle on my face.””

Sounds like someone is seriously misinformed. Even President-Elect of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Fazel Fatah, finds this “shocking” and warns us about the side effects of excessive Botoxing.

“Too frequent or excessive dosing of Botox can lead to the patient developing resistance to treatment or may exaggerate any facial asymmetry. Excessive Botox can also cause facial weakness or paralysis, and double vision, if injected incorrectly near the eye area.”

So ‘fess up all you young people out there! What you think of the procedure? Is “B” really what you do nowadays?

Image: Masons News.

12 Comments

  • Reply grace March 9, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Absolutely ridiculous

  • Reply Jamie March 9, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Yeah, I read about that too. It’s absolutely insane. No one has wrinkles at 15.

  • Reply Klaudea March 9, 2010 at 4:50 am

    This is insane. I don’t even agree with botox on OLD people much less someone who is still a minor. But then again, look at the asian countries with their eyelid slicing and liposuction.

    I believe one should take care of themselves. AKA live a healthy lifestyle. But looking 20 when you’re 40 is just plain creepy.

  • Reply Charmaine March 9, 2010 at 4:57 am

    No thank you!!

  • Reply jen March 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    The fact that her mom is a ” human barbie” already makes it wrong lol

  • Reply lil_angel101 March 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Eh… She sounds seriously misinformed… Now, if she had the correct information and still decided to inject botox, well, that’s her choice. This goes for eyelid slicing and liposuction too. If the patient is well informed and still chooses to get eyelid slicing or whatever, that’s their choice and I don’t think we should judge them for it.
    I, myself, would never do botox. I happen to like having expressions XP.

  • Reply Ashley March 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    No, instead of botox, maybe she should take care of her skin and body more by eating healthy, and no alcohol or smoking.

  • Reply J March 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Obviously the wrong thing to do…and anyone here who thinks it’s okay for 15 year old to get botox injections needs to get out.

  • Reply Kaitlynn March 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    My sister has started to get botox and shes addicted and only 20. I dont agree with it. I think thats a problem with society because we want to look ‘young forever’ and thats impossible. My mom is 60 yr. and when people ask her why she doesnt have anything done she replies, “It took me this long to look this good and I want to enjoy every line, every wrinkle.” And thats what I believe. Age is beautiful. Wrinkles are just life experience and knowledge.

  • Reply Evy March 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I wanna see that girl when she’s older! She’s gonna look deformed! (just like the mom)

  • Reply sunmom March 13, 2010 at 2:51 am

    it’s sad that people, especially the younger generation’s conception of beauty is really sick these days…although it’s a good thing for such procedures to be around for people to avail of when they’re old, wrinkly and would like to look a bit younger without being overdone, it’s still not a good thing for teens to be hooked into like it’s some sort of fad.

  • Reply Jenna March 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    There are so many ways to prevent wrinkles without botox or any skincare products… I thinks it stupid of her to believe wat her frens say… Botox will prevent wrinkles but it doesnt prevent it forever… shes gonna so regret doing this soon or later.

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