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Sticking a needle into your face?

post #1 of 22
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I saw something on TV tonight about how now you can get a face lift without "going under the knife". They essentially jab a needle into your face repeatedly to make you look younger. Or the light thingy that also makes you look younger. Boob jobs still require "going under the knife", unfortunately....is what someone said on TV.



Your boobs are fine. Everyone gets older, some sooner & some later than others. Deal with it. Breast reductions don't bother me. It's just that everyone is beautiful the way they are, no matter how old, wrinkled, or small boobed they are. I just want society to teach people to accept each other for the way they are & forget plastic surgery! ETA: Have you ever had a needle stuck in your face? OMG! It hurts like hades!

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post #2 of 22
Do you mean botox? The way I figure it... if they didn't take care of themselves and want to waste their money, so be it.
There are some good uses for botox though, through cosmetic uses they've discovered it can help prevent migraines.
As for those wanting a.. bit more on top, some cases is makes sense. If the woman loses one to cancer or some accident or if there is a very noticeable difference of a cup size or more. Just for vanity's sake of wanting to look bigger to make a person feel more confident is ridiculous, and doesn't fix the person's real problem.

Have you ever watched any of the shows about the wonderful things done with cosmetic surgery? Children given normal facial features, such as noses.
post #3 of 22
Botox is a toxic poison that kills the nerve endings which cause wrinkles. I think its scary, but I do suffer from extreme migraines. I don't know if I would resort to that though. There is also this new method of inserting a needle and slicing the nerve endings just below the surface of the skin to release the skin/wrinkles. Scary stuff!
post #4 of 22
well since accupucture is helping my girls and I am seriusly contemplating it for me ... needles in the face seems way better than cutting or posions
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
Botox is a toxic poison that kills the nerve endings which cause wrinkles.
It paralyzes them. Actually botox has other medicinal uses, at the moment I can't list them off the top of my head. Many other toxins, bacterias, fungi, and molds have medicinal uses, they've only scratched the surface of what they can be used for.
post #6 of 22
I only want slightly bigger boobs so that clothes will fit me proprely
It is of course just a pipe dream, will never come to pass.
If I actually posessed that kind of money and vanity, I would go have my make-up tattooed on, but that would be the extent of it.
post #7 of 22
You can also get filler injected into any deep wrinkles to make them look smoother. This lasts about as long as a shot of Botox.

Having a bit of a 'thing' about needles, I think I'd rather have the wrinkles.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
It paralyzes them. Actually botox has other medicinal uses, at the moment I can't list them off the top of my head.
I can!

We used to use Botox quite regularly as a treatment for serious acid reflux. Botox is injected into the oesophageal sphincter (yes, that's it's name!) if it spasms allowing acid to regurgitate back into the oesophagus, and conservative pharmacological and diet treatment is not working. It's a very effective treatment.

This is the only use of Botox (and other medical purposes like it) that I think is reasonable.

Cosmetic surgery can surely have it's place in the world - I know everyone should love themselves the way they are but the fact is, not everyone does. And if a bit of cosmetic surgery can give people a boost in self confidence when nothing else can, I'm not against it.

It's abuse of cosmetic surgery that bothers me. People like Michael Jackson and that awful Jocelyn Wildenstein who wanted to look as much like a cat as possible (although, on that one, her heart may be in the right place...lol) should get serious counselling before they are permitted to undertake so many surgeries - particularly when they have become disfiguring, the exact opposite of what they're supposed to achieve. Just because these people can afford it, doesn't make it right or good for them.

My best friend in primary school had her ears pinned back - I don't have a problem with that. Cosmetic tooth whitening, breast reductions, these things I don't mind. I am actually considering a breast lift and reduction, because my norks are out of control. They used to be nice - now they're down to my waist (well, not really...lol) but I'm only 32!!!

But the important thing is, I can live without it, it's just vanity, and the health of my psyche doesn't depend on it. For those people whose mental health does depend on it, or for whom it becomes an addiction, it's really a worry, and they need other forms of help before a cosmetic procedure, IMO.
post #9 of 22
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The thing I saw wasn't Botox, it was another thing. That wasn't very descriptive, either! I am not against using plastic surgery for deformed kids, people who have been in accidents, etc. But using plastic surgery to look younger just irks me. People need to understand we're all beautiful in our own way!

Sarah, I can see breast reduction for people who need it. I think breast reductions are very beneficial because there are people out there who suffer health problems because they are "well endowed".
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
It's just that everyone is beautiful the way they are, no matter how old, wrinkled, or small boobed they are.
This coming from the person who just dyed their hair RED?

'splane it to me, Lucy

And while I'm at it...you don't have any tats or piercings either, do you??? Cause, you know...those involve needles too, and are absolutely for cosmetic purposes.

I'm teasing you.
post #11 of 22
Might you be talking about Restylane??? This is hylauric acid which you body already produces. Its injected into the nasio-labial folds on your face and around the wrinkles that can form around your mouth. It plumps those areas out and lasts 4-6 months. (I saw it on Oprah!!)
I am contemplating getting Botox in my forehead-I have a very deep wrinkle (for about 20 years) and would do this as my 50th birthday present to myself (haven't checked further into it though!)
post #12 of 22
I wasn't sure if this was going to be a Botox thread or a Piercing thread. Both of which I don't understand either

I don't get the measures people will have to stay looking young. It's going to get to a point where someone will look like they're 25 but have the mind, body, and bladder capacity of a 90 year old. Good job.

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
well since accupucture is helping my girls and I am seriusly contemplating it for me ... needles in the face seems way better than cutting or posions
But the needles used in acupuncture are NOT the same as those used to inject toxins under the skin.

I might, and I mean MIGHT consider a partial facelife (jowls run in my family and I'd rather not look like a bulldog) later down the road, but botox is definitely NOT something I would ever do.

And folks need to keep in mind: no matter how much cosmetic surgery you do to yourself, there is nothing the doctors can do to change your NECK. Have you seen those 65-90 year old women with the faces of 40 year olds? Look at their necks next time!

And Sarah, you have NORKS?
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
But the needles used in acupuncture are NOT the same as those used to inject toxins under the skin.

I might, and I mean MIGHT consider a partial facelife (jowls run in my family and I'd rather not look like a bulldog) later down the road, but botox is definitely NOT something I would ever do.

And folks need to keep in mind: no matter how much cosmetic surgery you do to yourself, there is nothing the doctors can do to change your NECK. Have you seen those 65-90 year old women with the faces of 40 year olds? Look at their necks next time!

And Sarah, you have NORKS?
LOL! Yeah - that's an Australianism but a good one, huh? I like it
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
LOL! Yeah - that's an Australianism but a good one, huh? I like it
What is a NORKS???


Yes I know they are different needles ... I did see a mircro lift done with no toxins , chemical or surgery ... it was just needles
post #16 of 22
`Norks' is just a slang word for `breasts'. But it's a funny one, and one I use more often than not when (or if) referring to them.

I'd dearly love to know where it came from though - it's such a great word!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
This coming from the person who just dyed their hair RED?

'splane it to me, Lucy

And while I'm at it...you don't have any tats or piercings either, do you??? Cause, you know...those involve needles too, and are absolutely for cosmetic purposes.

I'm teasing you.
That was for the sheer fun of it, but you do have a good point! I guess I don't consider dying my hair as extreme as injecting Botox into my face. As for piercing, my ears were pieced when I was really young....young enough not to have an opinion. I will not further pierce or tattoo my body. Part of that is because I hate needles(hence the thread title). The other part is cuz I'm already pretty(I mean that is the most un-vain way possible ).
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
That was for the sheer fun of it, but you do have a good point! I guess I don't consider dying my hair as extreme as injecting Botox into my face. As for piercing, my ears were pieced when I was really young....young enough not to have an opinion. I will not further pierce or tattoo my body. Part of that is because I hate needles(hence the thread title). The other part is cuz I'm already pretty(I mean that is the most un-vain way possible ).
Lol! It's ok to know that you're pretty and acknowledge it, without being seen as vain. Actually, it's refreshing!

I never thought of hair-dying, piercing or tattoos as forms of cosmetic surgery, but you know, it makes a lot of sense. It may not be surgical but it is still a manufactured way to change our appearance. I can't even remember what my original hair colour is, I have really thin eyebrows now because of unfortunate over-plucking as a teenager, and I have tattoos and piercings!

The latter two I see more as forms of adornment, though - decoration as opposed to alteration of appearance. I think piercings and tattoos are an expression of who you feel you are, as opposed to an alteration to improve who you feel you are.

But dying your hair, waxing/shaving, makeup, plucking your eyebrows - all of these things I think could be reasonably considered to be precursors to more extreme forms of appearance-enhancement today, including cosmetic surgery.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
The other part is cuz I'm already pretty(I mean that is the most un-vain way possible ).
Well, truthfully, you do sound pretty based on words and attitude alone.

I was about 16 the first time I decided to tint my hair. It's brown and I thought some reddish highlights would be stylin. I wasn't really aware what *auburn* mean. I ended up looking like a big 'ol pumpkin head.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
Well, truthfully, you do sound pretty based on words and attitude alone.

I was about 16 the first time I decided to tint my hair. It's brown and I thought some reddish highlights would be stylin. I wasn't really aware what *auburn* mean. I ended up looking like a big 'ol pumpkin head.
LOL - I did the same at age 18, and I used a product called "Sun-In" which turned the natural red highlights in my hair to a bright orange!

I've been seeing a hairdresser for lightening ever since.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
LOL - I did the same at age 18, and I used a product called "Sun-In" which turned the natural red highlights in my hair to a bright orange!
I guess that makes us the pioneers of punk.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
LOL - I did the same at age 18, and I used a product called "Sun-In" which turned the natural red highlights in my hair to a bright orange!

I've been seeing a hairdresser for lightening ever since.
OMG! Sun-In did the same thing to my older sister's hair! I found it hilarious...she cried.
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