Botox has been around for some time – that botulinum toxin that is both expensive and requires multiple injections via a needle, is now becoming the “in” thing to try and soothe the insecurities of the current selfie generation in which already-image obsessive teenagers are immersed in the exhaustive daily grind of a “my pic is better than your pic” existence.
In short, our American youth are now turning to poison injections into their faces in a sad and potentially dangerous attempt to keep up, for after the Botox will then come the collagen, the nip, the tuck, the madness…
Via The Star Tribune :
Selfie culture prompts preventive approach by a generation of younger users.
“It’s a phenomenon usually associated with the Kardashian capital of California, but thanks to social media and the quest for the perfect selfie, the trend is widespread — even in Minnesota.
Botox treatments for those 19 to 34 years old shot up by 41 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
…Mark Hagberg, said his youngest patients are after a Photoshopped look (“It’s almost like auto correct,” he said) and are willing to give up other things to get it.”
Yes, “other things” like self-respect, happiness, and financial stability? And here I thought real beauty originated from within? Guess I’m just an out-of-touch old coot in this Age of Me.
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