Gwyneth Paltrow is the poster girl for wholesome and holistic approaches to food, skincare, fitness—well, just about everything. So imagine our surprise to find out that in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the celeb reveals that she’s tried Botox—and that she regrets doing it.
Maybe I’ve watched too many episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County, but I’ve typically thought of Botox as a treatment used mostly by middle-aged women looking to erase or fight wrinkles. So recently I was shocked to hear that women as young as 25 are starting to go under the needle. What gives? I interviewed Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a cosmetic physician, to find out more about this surprising new trend.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for this haute cosmetics collection by the former EIC of Vogue Paris. (Photo: stylecaster.com)
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Asian-Americans are turning to Botox—but not for the reasons you might think.
Until recently, I thought of Botox as the preferred procedure of the wrinkle-averse. But I just learned about a new use for Botox that I had never thought about: some Asian-Americans are using it to narrow the appearance of their jawline—and arguably to appear more Caucasian in the process. How does it work? According to Dr. Eric Schweiger of Schweiger Dermatology, one of the dermatologists who performs the procedure, Botox “doesn’t change the shape of the bones, but relaxes the jaw muscles that can cause a widened appearance of the jaw.” With multiple treatments, Dr. Schweiger adds, “these muscles can atrophy over time and the jaw can permanently narrow.”