I’m finally back! A week without DSL was like a week in a cave! Thanks Michelle and Kelly for picking up the slack around here. Without internet access, I finally had time to flip through stacks of neglected fashion magazines and I noticed that many young actresses and models already have the botox frozen look. I started thinking, when is it too early to have work done? Is it ever too early? And is it really possible to stop time with supposed miracle fillers? Which led me to another question, which is more effective? The scalpel or the needle? I asked a cosmetic dermatologist and she told me a needle and a laser is all she needs to keep you looking like a college co-ed. Then I asked a plastic surgeon, who insisted no amount of injectables will lift sagging jowls and skin like a little nip and tuck.
This is a touchy subject and it’s been hard to get women to talk to me about it for this entry. I know a 46 year old woman who is constantly getting injected with fillers, she always has random small bruises on her face but makes up stories about falling off the stepladder or being hit with toys by her nephew. On the other hand, I have a friend who is very open about her “improvements” and got her facelift before she turned 50! She shows the scars on each side of her face proudly and offers to give gory details with photos. It’s all kind of scary to me but who knows what I’ll do in 20 years! Kelly and I always talk about aging gracefully but is there really such a thing? What do you think? The scalpel, the needle, or the hell with it I’m just gonna age with dignity?