To some, Botox might seem like a daring move. Take Christene Barberich for example.
In a piece for Yahoo Beauty titled “Why I’ll Never Look Back After Trying Botox,” she writes, “About a year ago, shortly after I turned 45, I started (finally) thinking about getting Botox. I had never done anything particularly ambitious or aggressive when it comes to skin care or disguising my age. A glycolic peel here, a few rigorous facials there, and a slacker-style Retin-A practice were about as fancy as I would get. I have healthy skin, take above-average care of myself, and despite every now and again considering lowering the bulb wattage in my bathroom vanity light, I was feeling pretty happy with how I looked. But then, something began to happen…or likely had already been happening for some time, but I conveniently chose not to notice. Some sagging under my eyes, particularly the left one, deeper folds around my mouth (my friend Malerie calls them ‘puppet lines,’ like a lot of people, which isn’t as off-putting as the clinical name, ‘nasolabial folds’ — charming, right?). And, most disconcertingly, this deep, getting-deeper-by-the-day chasm between my eyebrows. It wasn’t even a crease or a line anymore — it was a groove so deep, it looked like a scar.” As a result of this revelation Barberich decided to go the route of Botox and has felt great about the decision ever since.
Although many of us think of women when it comes to Botox, men and women alike on Wall Street are increasingly getting the surgery. Daniel Bukszpan of Fortune discusses this in a new article titled “Is Botox becoming part of the Wall Street dress code?” Bukszpan writes, “The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery said that in 2013 alone, 385,000 men had undergone this procedure. Last week, the organization said the 2014 numbers also show the number of men having cosmetic surgery continues to rise, though it didn’t yet release the latest Botox numbers. Todd Schlifstein, owner of Fountain Medical Group in New York City, told Men’s Journal that the men coming in for Botox are ‘middle-aged, health-conscious, white-collar guys’ who want to look not just younger, but fresher.”
If you’re looking into Botox surgery, your best bet is Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. The internationally known and acknowledged surgeon holds the rare distinction of being board certified in two distinct surgical specialties, The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett’s BOTOX® and XEOMIN® treatment only takes a few minutes and the results can be seen in just a few days. During the treatment, we use a fine needle to inject the BOTOX® and XEOMIN® into specific facial muscles. It requires no anesthesia and can take place right in your physician’s office.
If you’re considering Botox surgery, contact us for a consultation.