Yet another frivolous Botox story


Posted by Lyn Patterson , May 01,2002,07:00   Archive
He Everybody

I knew I would not have to wait long before I had another chance to tackle a TV station. Tonight there was a story on 3 ways women can get rid of their wrinkles and you guessed it, Botox was one of them.

What is really annoying to me is that it was on the SAME station that ran a Botox Party story on the news a couple of weeks ago. I sent them an email and the News Director wrote back and asked if I would be prepared to be interviewed by a reporter. Needless to say, I have heard nothing further. Then tonight, as I was writing an email to Shirley, I heard this new story on the current affairs programme that follows the news.

So once again I have sent them an email, to the current affairs programme this time so will wait and see what happens. I mentioned the previous email to my Doctor today and he thought it was a great idea.

Lyn in Western Australia

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Re : Yet another frivolous Botox story --- Lyn Patterson
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , May 01,2002,10:41 Top of Thread Archive
Keep after them, Lyn. You'll wear down their resistance one of these days. Enjoy your autumn.

Sally in North Idaho where spring is nice, but let's skip summer!




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Re : Re: Yet another frivolous Botox story --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Lyn Patterson , May 02,2002,03:08 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Sally

Got a prompt reply thanking me for my comments (!) but saying that it was not always possible due to time constraints to mention all the uses of a product and their story was all about the latest hot topics in the beauty industry !!!!!

I feel like writing back and telling them that if that is the calibre of their stories I shall switch to another channel.

Lyn in Autumn where it may rain tonight !!




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , May 02,2002,11:40 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Lyn in Autumn,

I suppose it is human nature for most people to prefer looking at a handsome/gorgeous speciman of humanity getting a few needle jabs to smooth out a teensy frown or laugh wrinkle than it is to hear about people who have faces so scrunched up and squinting that they're not pleasant to look at and probably don't look a whole lot better after injections of Botox.

I, for one, prefer stories of how people have actually been helped or had their lives made more pleasant by some means or other. But then, I like human interest stories better than anything.

Sally in springtime North Idaho




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Re : Re: Yet another frivolous Botox story --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Ann Doyle , May 02,2002,16:37 Top of Thread Archive
Im with you Sally, I would rather hear of a heroic person or thoughful person. It still irritates me about the usual ladies with wrinkles but I understand actors and people on TV. It is part of their job to look good. Also , now men to keep their job and move up the corporate latter have to dye their hair and get rid of double chins and wrinkles. Beauty and youth seem to be very important these days. Priorities have changed a lot lately and not for the better. Ann Doyle



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), May 02,2002,14:35 Top of Thread Archive
In the Toronto Star newspaper today (taken from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel) was the headline "What's so wrong with wrinkles"? It goes on to say "What's so bad about looking as if you've laughed at yourself, cried over disappointments and grinned yourself silly at your kids' antics? What's so tragic about looking as if you've lived a life outside your dermantologist's office?"..........So many women think their worth comes from their face, but it doesn't, says Sue Patton Thoele, author of the 1997 book The Women's Confidence Book. When you look in the mirror you can say,`this is a face that shows the patina of time. This is a beautiful face'.........."

It says more - some for and some against the cosmetic use of botox. Interesting though.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Pippa , May 02,2002,19:08 Top of Thread Archive
Yeah. Wrinkles show character...like the stretch marks mentioned in Shirley valentine.
Actually i saw a newspaper report where it was saying that aging actresses were getting Botox to keep themselves looking younger. But unfortunately they still couldn't get jobs because their faces were so frozen that they had no expression in them and so couldn't act!
Pippa...LOL



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , May 02,2002,23:03 Top of Thread Archive
June, those were interesting comments from a viewpoint we don't often hear. I also read what Pippa did about the actors/actresses having frozen faces and not being able to express emotion. The article I read said that directors are going nuts trying to get what they want in the way of expression.

Sally in North Idaho where we had a nasty dust storm today!




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