Has Botoxing Gone Too Far?

Has the Botox craze gone too far? Scandal surrounding a recent video showing 18-year-old Charice Pempengco, a contestant on the show “Glee” in the Phillipines – getting Botox injections has led many child advocates to question the beauty standards that are being imposed on young women worldwide.

A muscle relaxant used to make wrinkles disappear, Botox has long been in vogue for masking the effects of aging. But its use on young people calls into question the emphasis on physical appearance in our society… especially the emphasis on physical appearance vs. underlying talent and ability.

ABC News reports:

“Weeks before she steps onto the set of the hit television show ‘Glee,’ 18-year-old Philippine singing sensation Charice Pempengco’s appearance on a TV show of a different kind is creating a buzz – complete with rumors about possible cosmetic procedures.

“A Philippine broadcast making the rounds on YouTube appears to show Philippine dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo treating Pempengco with a face-tightening treatment known as Thermage along with Botox injections into her jaw muscles.

“…Some child psychologists said they worry that if more emphasis is placed on beauty in entertainment enjoyed by children and teens, the demand for other cosmetic tweaks could rise. And for one pediatric psychiatrist, the possibility that a widely celebrated star like Pempengco could be part of a teen cosmetic trend is a disturbing one.”

What do you think – has Botoxing gone too far?

4 thoughts on “Has Botoxing Gone Too Far?

  1. velvetoversteel

    I agree with you all! It’s very sad that girls esp. are not taught to Love themselves, as they are! To value their individual traits and differences of themselves and of their peers. i feel someone is beautiful (or handsome) when they show a good heart by their actions and they are happy and Smile!

    I used to have very low self-esteem and be very self-concious. Never left the house without makeup and my hair perfect. I’m sure others could see the truth behind the mask.

    Now I get more interaction and completements than before because you can tell I’m happy with myself and smile more. Even without any makeup and my hair in a ponytail, just coming from the gym or lake. Smile and be happy, and no one will even notice, or at least remember. However people do remember if you Smiled! 🙂

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  2. Jacqueline

    I agree with both of you ladies,
    The more you become obsessed with outward appearance you loose perspective of you spiritual side, during this time of spiritual awakening many young and seasoned are choosing to go more natural, being aware of the health side effects from using botox as well as other artificial anti-aging measures, many are choosing higher spirituality.

    Many who use these non-natural artificial procedures, lowers your vibration.

    Blessings and Big Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  3. Carmen Hexe

    Yep, I agree with Gina Rose. It’s been one of my pet peeves for a long time. The emphasis that is being placed on ridiculous ideas of beauty, while ignoring the inner values of a person, is disturbing at best.

    The fact that most little girls feel they are too fat, courtesy of “role models” like Kate Moss (“Nothing tastes as good as thin feels like”), looking at women and girls across the globe striving for an image held by less than 1% of the population is not only astounding to me, but very saddening.

    The worst thing is that it is too late to really change perception right now. The damage by the fashion industry and main stream media is already done, and their unreasonable images of perfect beauty are too deeply ingrained into the psyche of our population 🙁

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  4. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi,
    My answer is yes. way too far.

    Too much worry about the outside, the shell…..needs to be more focus on the inside spiritual core .

    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

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