• Tue, Dec 28 2010

Poll: Would You Get Botox?

First of all, let me say this: if you don’t have your first wrinkle yet, don’t answer this poll. Don’t even read it. Skip ahead to something more youth-friendly. I remember being 22 and self-righteously claiming that I would never get any rat poison injected into my face, too, as my perfectly taut skin glowed with the innocence of youth.

Well, STFU, 22-year-old me, and the rest of you of that ilk. You have no idea whether you’ll want Botox or not. I can tell you that now, nine years later, I’d welcome a face full of rat poison. Shoot me up. Hit my forehead and my crow’s feet. Go to town. If only you weren’t so expensive, Botox.

Anyway, for the rest of you, what do you think? Would you hit your wrinkles with a shot of ‘tox?

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  • macalny

    I’ve had Botox twice. It’s great. It did feel a little weird the first time, but I love the way it lessens my rather deep forehead furrows (it’s apparently not possible for me to talk without using my eyebrows, a la Groucho) and lessens my emerging crows feet. What’s weird is, I noticed my first grey hair when I was a freshman in college and now, at 35, have so many that people think my dark brown hair has blond highlights and yet I couldn’t be bothered to dye my hair. But the Botox I can really get behind. It lasts longer and actively works against your wrinkle-producing muscles and expressions. What’s better than that?

  • L

    This doesn’t really apply to me. However, I evidently act more like a thirty-year old (a very irrationally angry thirty-year old) than a teenager, so I imagine after a couple more years of scowling (I’m talking ends of eyebrows reach my hairline and starts of eyebrows stretch for my top lip, furious kind of scowling) at anyone who breathes within five feet of me, I’ll be able to make a more informed decision.

  • Lilit Marcus

    I have considered getting Botox in my armpits so I won’t sweat as much. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s really tempting.

  • Mary

    If it weren’t so expensive, maybe. I have some light crows feet and lines under my eyes (wtf?? I’m only 31 – I thought that was too young for wrinkles!). I never ever ever (well, hardly ever) get carded anymore.

  • Shelley

    I’m just now getting to the point where it’s something I might need but I just don’t care that much. (maybe I should send in a pic to get a second opinion lol)

  • erica

    Rat poison is warfarin, an anticoagulant. Botox is it’s botulinium toxin, a neurotoxin produced by bacteria, which also causes botulism poisoning. If you’re going to inject poison into your face, you should probably know what it is first.