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Teenager Gets Botox From Mom

Botox: Now For 16-Year-Olds?

In botulism news, a 16-year-old British girl is being given Botox by her mother, the self-proclaimed "Human Barbie" who's had almost a million dollars in plastic surgery herself. Given the context, I guess, the story isn't terribly surprising. What most concerns me about this is that the young girl who's using it says she's "met plenty of girls my age who are having these procedures," and "everyone at my school was talking about having B." (B as in Botox, obviously.)

How is Botox something a teenager would even be thinking about, you ask? The girl in question says it's mainly preventative, so that she won't "look haggard and ugly by the time I'm 25." (Because, as we all know, people look like a California Raisin by their mid-20s.) I can understand the logic behind trying to prevent wrinkles before they ever start, but there's something inherently bonkers and backward about worrying about that as a teenager, no?

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GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Why not wear sunscreen? I mean they are part of the EU where they have access to the best photo-stable sunscreen for at least 20 to 30 years, no? I swear this is just exasperating to read about.
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jamie-ferrari jamie-ferrari 7 years
Wow, I just looked at the photos, read the article from British source. This is mean, but, if that is what L 500,000. in plastic surgery gets you, NO THANKS. She looks hideous, completely unattractive. Really horrible and android like. God help that 16 year old daughter if she views her mother as beautiful. Not good.
jamie-ferrari jamie-ferrari 7 years
This makes my stomach turn.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't think anyone's saying she should become obsessed with prevention. And worrying about preventing wrinkles doesn't equate with freaking out about getting older. I think that's an extreme reaction to the idea that a teenager should start a skincare regimen that includes protecting her skin from wrinkles.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
See, I *do* think she's too young to be worrying about preventing wrinkles. She's 16! I'm about twice her age and, while I'm developing some lines and that isn't necessarily cause for a party, I'm not freaking out about getting older. It's one thing to take care of one's skin and appearance, but if you become obsessed with prevention, it can take over your life.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't think she's too young to be worried about preventative measures, but she's way too young to be thinking about Botox. I've seen things that say that, over time, Botox use causes wrinkles in places in your face where you didn't get the Botox (specifically in ridge of your nose, between your eyes) because those muscles wind up getting overused since the other muscles are paralyzed.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Ummmm - I really have very few words I MEAN REALLY?! This doesn't even make sense when she is so young as one doesn't know where wrinkles will appear at this age - you can only stab and guess. Insane i.m.o.
katies104 katies104 7 years
Just so you know, this isn't actually what "everyone" is doing. What's stupid is that this 16 year old girl probably doesn't even use sunscreen.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
that is insane
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 7 years
I'm not impressed with human Barbie. She looks like a tranny. Her daughter is pretty but does not need Botox! she is waaaay to young.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 7 years
People are so shallow.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
I'm 39 (in 12 days, anyway) and have never had ANYTHING done... ever. I cant imagine letting a teenager put that in her face! (and I have a 15 year old.)Stay out of the sun, drink water, eat as cleanly as possible... I guarantee you won't be old and haggard by 25!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
You know what the best preventative treatment is? And it's cheap? And readily available pretty much anywhere? Sunscreen, baby.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
What everyone else said. Healthy women's faces don't need fixing. They look older when they get older, but that's not a problem. That's just nature. I am 28 years old, and I'm secretly enjoying the laugh lines around my eyes. I can see why some women wouldn't, and I understand wanting to look better...but really, Botox at 16 is just ridiculous.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
WTF? I hadn't even a drop of botox injected into my face and at 27 I don't look haggard .I guess I'm screwed and I'll look like an ancient hag by 30. *sarcasm* She's more likely to look older with all the botox she's going have had by the time she actually is 25 because she'll look like she must have needed it plus have a frozen face. I know plastic surgery and botox aren't necessarily that different than body modifications that have existed in different cultures throughout history but I'm tired of the increasing obsession with "fixing" every little thing, including things that don't need fixing in the first place for any reason.
badkitty badkitty 7 years
How pathetic! IMO, botox and plastic surgery is making the world a very ugly place. Women are ruining their faces and bodies with this obsession over looking "young" and "perfect". There is no more character to many of the women and girls faces that I see these days. They all have the same, over surgeried face, no wrinkles, eyes pulled open, trout pout lips, it's freaky and disturbing ( ok, to me fair, I do live in L.A., so I see a lot more of then some may) Ladies, please, there is nothing wrong with taking care of yourself, and wanting to look good, but please, really your face is unique and it's yours..please dont ruin it and become another "cookie cutter" face in the crowd!!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I think both the mother and daughter need to see a psychiatrist now. That is crazy to do when you are 16. #danizzle, if you do it for sweating please let me know if it works.
danizzle danizzle 7 years
ive heard of getting botox in your armpits to prevent excessive sweating (a problem ive had since i hit puberty) and its still a problem at 23...i've been tempted to try it out. but putting that crap anywhere near my face, HELL NO!
sexysexyedo22 sexysexyedo22 7 years
Botox seems pretty extreme as a prevention measure. I'm only 21, so for prevention I just use an antioxidant serum at night and sunscreen during the day. I don't see how anyone would want to use botox that early. I think her mother is kinda being a bad influence, obviously.
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