Monday, July 25, 2005

I just don't get it

Gosh, I just don't understand! Today's society, people are wanting to live longer and look younger at any cost. I just read an article about Botox. A girl had a friend that had the underarm Botox injections to help with a perspiration problem. Because the treatment was so successful, the girl thought it would be the perfect solution to her problem - which was similar in nature, but different in location (super-sensitive spot where most women would outlaw needles). WHAT? They have got to be kidding! The Botox treatments work on any part of the body where there are sweat glands. Come on, that is really scary. I cannot even believe that people are willing to inject that stuff into their faces, let alone "other places"! Do you know where Botox came from? Botox is Botulinum toxin which can heal as well as harm. The bacterial toxin can paralyze and kill if consumed in contaminated food is now safely used, in a purified form, as a medicine to control certain conditions marked by involuntary muscle contractions. This is Botulism! This has become such a craze that people have "Botox parties". This is when a doctor comes to a gathering at someone's home and gives injections to the guests of the party. Ok, so they say it is safe. What do they know about this stuff as far as 20 years from now? How do they know your face (or other body part) won't just fall off or something? Besides, the effects of the injections only last temporarily (about 6 months). Then they have to do it all over again. Ouch, hurt, yuck! I just cannot believe that people are willing to first of all put a needle in their face (or some other body part), and secondly - pump your face full of toxins to get rid of lines or perspiration or for whatever reason. Just not my cup of tea, I can't fathom it.

16 comments:

midwest_hick said...

I'm with ya on this one....lol

Dave Morris said...

I'm ready for the next step, an extension of the Botox party only more hilarious - the Botox pie-in-the-face.

Safer than needles - and so much funnier. And available only at Tippins.

Okay, no more drinking and commenting.

BeckEye said...

Agreed. But at this point I'm not getting wrinklier, just fatter. And I can fix that myself. (Or so I say!)

I used to think about getting my lips injected with fat or whatever they do to plump them up. But then I realized, hey, that entails putting a needle in my lip. No thanks. Plus I would hate to steal all the men away from Angelina Jolie after mine were done. ;)

BadGod said...

I am so glad I am a guy. I don't have to look young to be fuckin sexy. Oh, I can sweat also. Being a guy is cool.

nin said...

u r absolutely right.....

Edge said...

I wonder if someone wrote the same thing about penicillin many years ago. "That stuff used to grow on moldy cheese and you want to give it to me to heal an infection?"

Injecting your hoochie just ain't right though. Hoochie botox parties ... if that's not a little twisted, I don't know what is.

Some people's kids ...

~Jef

mojoala said...

just a sign o times.

now if botox could grow hair, I might use it.

Jef might too!

His forehead and mine are identical....

lol

mojoala said...

Which Birmingham are you in?

UK or USA?

Lee Ann said...

All of you guys are hilarious! Oh, I am in the USA, but would love to visit the UK sometime. Thanks for all of your comments everyone.

The Husband said...

my old roommate used to be in dermatology sales. was visiting a doctor one time who recently gave a client collagen which i think is for the lips. anyway, afterwards the lady gets home, didn't like the shape of her new lips and decides to do it herself. needless to say she made a big mistake in trying to copy angelina jolie. she had to have reconstructive surgery to have it fixed. ouch!

Lee Ann said...

WOW! OUCH! See, I just don't get it!

mojoala said...

are you in birmingham, alabama?

Lee Ann said...

mojoala - yes! =)

mojoala said...

well then, here are some other fellow Alabamians at blogspot

soundboard de cheevo at
http://echeevo.blogspot.com

she lives in Birmingham also

I live in Millbrook actually, don't want my bosses to know that it is me, so I put Montgomery instead.

porchwise lives somewhere north of Mobile his blog is
http://porchoutlook.blogspot.com/

We three are a trinity of liberals....

Lee Ann said...

cool, thanks!

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