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Beauty Byte: Teens Getting Pre-Prom Botox?

I know that teens today take prom way more seriously than when I was in high school. I've heard tales from everything from designer gowns and lavish pre-prom pampering to reservations at the most sought-after restaurants. But this is just totally ridiculous: According to the New York Post, some wealthy high schoolers are getting Botox and lip injections in preparation for prom. According to the story:

Dr. Lewis Feder said two teens came to his Fifth Avenue office for some pre-prom primping that included Botox between the eyes.

"They both had very hyperactive muscles," said the Fifth Avenue doctor. "We gave them each half a syringe, and the muscles are smooth and beautiful."

He said he has also given three other girls — two from Westchester and one from Manhattan — Restylane injections for artfully fattened lips that cost about $600 each.

"Their parents authorized me," he said.

Given, three teens does not a trend make, and the Post is probably blowing it out of proportion a bit. But I still find it pretty horrifying that teens would be getting Botox. What do you guys think?


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Glamamom Glamamom 8 years
That's awful - who are these parents that are authorizing this??!! Nice message to send your daughters.
shadowdesigner shadowdesigner 10 years
I think this is really getting sad.Teens are requesting this and actually acquiring it for what is actually lines of expression and not wrinkles! There is a difference. I don't think that ALL plastic surgeons would do this. At least, I hope the majority would not. There needs to be some standards here. Botox is serious stuff, but it is being pushed as botox cosmetic.
shadowdesigner shadowdesigner 10 years
Plastic surgeons are warping our society. They should say No to this foolishness. No one knows yet what the long term effect of this toxin will be. I never knew any teens with wrinkles. That's why they put them in the adds for everything in fashion and makeup. I guess they will start doing lipo, giving breast implants, and botox to children under 12 with parents permission just because they have low self esteem. Where do you draw the line?
babylish babylish 10 years
i think that girls that age probably dont understand what exactly botulinum is, and it just seems like a facial treatment more than anything else.. also, im not a person who judges others who partake in plastic sugrery, i mean within reasonable limits, if it makes you feel good, why not? if it makes you feel great and makes you feel an extra OOMph, go for it.
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 10 years
if people that young are already getting botox what hope is there for those who are older?...:p
BritniML BritniML 10 years
This is absolutely disgusting, I can't even believe that parents would authorize this!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
I wonder how their pictures turned out. I mean, they couldn't even smile because their faces wouldn't move. Totally insane.
Ms-Bunny Ms-Bunny 10 years
that's out of control! What is with teens today? it's ridiculous!
vixen2 vixen2 10 years
dude thats just TERRIBLE~ kids need to enjoy being kids, and i'm not that old to be saying it~!! botox? wtf, boob jobs at 16, botox for prom, whats next~ a sugar daddy at 12..? its just effed up, just plain effed up especially since their parents encourage these activities~!!!!!! ugh, i'm quite disgusted.. here's to a whole world more of the paris hiltons..
Stephanym Stephanym 10 years
Okay if people are getting crows feet and wrinkles at 16 & 17 they have a major problem!We need to be sending more psoitive messages to teens. As people have said it will be sad if it turns into an obsession.
meghankj meghankj 10 years dad is a cosmetic surgeon and used to do botox/lipo/laser all the time until he retired. I got botox really young b/c it is a lifesaver for tension headaches (get injections in forehead and neck) - but he would never do it that young on anyone for wrinkles or cosmetically. Also its great for super sweaty people - but bottom line is really - do what makes you feel good and unless you are one of those people that is obsessed with all the surgery (which doctors SHOULD be able to spot and suggest counseling) then really its about what makes you happy.
mellie_608 mellie_608 10 years
give me a break! That's ridiculous. Imagine what these girls are going to look like when there forty? plastic.
Chelsea2 Chelsea2 10 years
That is absolutely insane... this is getting out of hand. I'm all for botox.. I'm 25 and I have begun to use it just on the fine lines in my forehead and I love it. But, these girls are still kids! There is no way they have wrinkles yet! I think its sick that these parents condoned it too.. they are just enabling these girls' lack of self esteem.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
This is ridiculous. I think celebrity obsession really plagues and brainwashes teenagers.
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
just wrong :( I'm having a sort of a prom in two weeks, I'm saying that because what we have as a prom here is a little the different from what u guys have :) and I really don't get them , at such an early age this is just wrong :( if they could inject some brain and personality they wouldn't need the botox , maybe I'm mean but this is how I feel :(
ehagat ehagat 10 years
this is frightening! How young do you want to look?
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 10 years
Verily there are things other than smoking that can cause wrinkls and premature aging. I am only 19 and I am starting to see a few wrinkles on my forehead, and I would get botox if I had the money. I do not smoke, drink, or go in the sun, and some people still look better than I do, haha it pisses me off. I agree that it does seem very rediculous that surgeons actually allow 16 year olds to get botox, even if the parents give permission, they should have laws for these types of things.
SweetFlower SweetFlower 10 years
Wow, botox and lip injectios for Prom? I can't imagine what's on the menu for a wedding. Those parents need some serious counseling.........
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
Yes, I think this is soo soo disturbing. I wish parents still knew how to raise their kids. Instead, kids today are so spoiled that even when it comes to physical appearance, they think they should be able to pay any price for what they want; liposuction instead of working out, botox instead of becoming comfortable with themselves. I know of too many people in this situation.
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
That's terrible! I remember watching a commercial the other day, it was hinting that even young skin is aging, which it is, but its NORMAL and that doesnt mean we all need to be going out buying anti-aging junk! I was/am disgusted.
Kristabelle Kristabelle 10 years
Horrifying is an understatement. Those parents need their heads examined. Those doctors need a lesson in ETHICS. Those kids are just the victims of this culture. It's disgusting what we've turned our little girls and teenagers into. Tramped up little sexpots.
Chicago2700 Chicago2700 10 years
how horrible must a child's self esteem be to get botox at 16! What message are parents giving their children when they authorize something like this!!! Sick.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Wow, it is so sad that girls that young would consider doing this for prom! And even worse that they had parents who allowed it/payed for it.
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
I believe wrinkles are beautiful, it defines your character, your wisdom. I would never put that in my body, (and I am deathly afraid of needles!) Bring it on world, Im looking forward to it! ::WOO::
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