The Rare Celebrities That Have Been Refreshingly Open About Getting Botox
I’m all about aging gracefully. However, who says that you can’t age gracefully even with a little bit of botox? It’s 2023, and a little bit of good old Botulinum Toxin can go a very long way. And the rare celebrities that have been refreshingly open about getting botox are the best proof of that.
What is Botox?
In case you still don’t know what botox is, the answer might sound a bit scary. This is a drug made from Botulinum Toxin, the strongest toxin in the world that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. This bacteria, sometimes found in honey, causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism.
While this sounds terrifying, the reality of botox is a lot different. While this toxin was studied, scientists found out that it can paralyze muscles. This was a huge breakthrough for medicine. Why? Because it was a great way to treat conditions such as spastic disorders.
But not too long after that, botox also found its way into cosmetic procedures. How botox works is that it paralyzes the superficial muscles in your face. This will prevent dynamic wrinkles, and also help smooth out current wrinkles that you may have.
Now, that you know a bit more about what botox is, let’s talk a bit more about the stigma surrounding it.
Why are people ashamed of admitting to getting botox?
As you can tell by what I’ve said previously, botox is in no way a permanent procedure. It wears off after about six months, and your facial mobility will go back to where it was before. So, why are so many people against it? That’s pretty hard to answer.
You have to understand that most people still feel a certain type of way about cosmetic procedures. People who are doing them are seen as shallow and superficial, and their beauty is often minimized due to others claiming that it’s not 100% natural.
I wouldn’t get into that discussion too much, because no matter what I say, some will still feel strongly against it. A lot of celebrities (such as Jennifer Lopez) will claim that they never had any botox injected into their faces, misleading their fans and making them feel more self-conscious about the condition of their faces.
A celebrity can say that they never had botox, but that doesn’t mean that they never had any other type of botulinum toxin injected. Botox is a brand name, and there are plenty of other alternatives available on the market. To seem more relatable and “normal”, many celebrities will play with their words and give very vague answers to questions about possible changes in their physical appearance.
The reality of Hollywood
In reality, most of your favorite Hollywood actors did get botox at least in some part of their lives. And who could judge them for that? There is an insane amount of pressure on these people to look as good as possible.
However, a few rare celebrities have also been candid about it. The list includes Cindy Crawford, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Wendy Williams, Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, Linda Evangelista, Emma Watson, and Olivia Wilde.