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?
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