Actress Renee Zellweger, 45, is glad folks thinks she looks different and believes all the hubbub about her new look is silly. While her transformation sparked heated debates over whether she underwent cosmetic surgery or used Botox treatments, or a combination of the two, to achieve her unnaturally smooth, porcelain look, Zellweger simply attributes her shocking transformation as the result of being happier in her life.
Botox treatments and other the use of other injectable fillers such as Juvederm have long been debated, with many citing the pursuit of the best wrinkle treatment is vain and unnecessary. However, Botox treatments and other cosmetic anti aging procedures are now widely accepted, if not expected in some instances.
In fact, Botox — or “Bro-tox” when used by men– use has become so commonplace that many older men now feel it necessary in order to land an interview or a job in this competitive job market. Several studies have shown that the majority of middle-aged job hunters take longer to get hired than their younger competition. Once on the job, nearly 74% of middle-aged works have faced some form of age discrimination.
Aside from the feeling as though Botox and other cosmetic procedures are unnecessary and vain, the safety and side effects of the injectable has often been questioned and fell under scrutiny. However, a new study suggests Botox is actually quite safe. According to a recent study published by in the journal JAMA Dermatology, injectables cause minor side effects, such as skin discoloration, lumpiness, and bruising in only less than 1% of patients.
“Botox injections are the ideal cosmetic procedure: dramatic benefits, few side effects and adjustable to achieve desired results, ” according to Dr. Janis P. Campbell, Dermatologist at Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa of Calgary.
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