Botox at 17?!
What is wrong with Hollywood?
When you were 17-years old, were you worried about wrinkles? We hope you’re shaking your head no, because that should be the least of your worries when you’re that young. 17-year-old girls should be focused on that cute boy who sits behind them in Chemistry, and how they’re going to sneak out of the house this weekend to go to that kegger in the woods.
They should not be worrying about their aging skin.
But in Hollywood, this doesn’t apply. Dr. Simon Ourian, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in L.A. tells Fox News that his youngest client for Botox injections is a 17-year-old model. No kidding.
“I see maybe four or five well-known actresses a week who insist on coming through the back door because they don’t want anyone to see them,” says Dr. Ourian. “And half of those are under 30.”
This obsession with perfect, wrinkle-free skin is understandable (sort of) in an industry where the young and beautiful succeed. But starting Botox and plastic surgery procedures that early can definitely backfire.
According to Dr. Michael Fiorello, a celebrity plastic surgeon, research has shown that it’s possible for Botox to lose its effect over time. So, when these 17-year-olds grow up and actually need anti-wrinkle treatments… so sorry!
Plus, casting agents in Hollywood are looking down on the cosmetic surgery overload, avoiding girls who clearly don’t look natural. Casting agent Toni Cusumano tells Fox News, “If someone told these girls to just get back to basics, don’t stay out partying all night, don’t drink, don’t smoke, and don’t do drugs, then they wouldn’t need these quick fixes for their face.”
Amen to that! But, more importantly, what is this teaching young girls? If they follow every other trend coming out of Hollywood, who says a ‘Botox Baby’ craze isn’t next? (Fox News)
Tell us: How young is too young for Botox?
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.