What I really don’t understand is why. I get that it works, that it paralyses the muscles and so causes less wrinkles. But it paralyses the muscles and makes you less human. A lack of facial muscle contractions takes you one smooth (pun intended) step closer to Barbie doll plastic 'perfection'. The loss of expression seems so close to erasing a personality. The adverts even tell you how you need to start early because you need to stop any lines being created. I've looked at some before and after photos and I'm not sure I want to go from looking mildly grumpy to looking blankly surprised.
I like my lines. They show that I have history, experience, life, behind me. I’m not exactly the old ‘wise woman’ of days of yore, but I do feel comfortable in my ‘lived in ‘skin’. This week I tried some new makeup (I don't 'do' makeup) and I was surprised and mildly freaked out by the weird 'airbrushed' effect it gave me. I wore it for a day but I'm not sure I'd wear it again, maybe when I'm off out for an evening, because..I didn't look like me!
What do you think? Would you love a course of Botox injections? Why?