Screaming on the Inside: My Adventures With Botox

About a year ago, I got botulinum toxin injected into my face for the first time. As a woman of the aughts, this seemed almost like an inevitability, especially once I moved to Los Angeles, the land of face modification and cheap med spas. Here, you can walk into a clinic and get Botox on demand for around $10 a unit,… »11/12/15 2:30pm11/12/15 2:30pm


Watch Carson Daly and Savannah Guthrie Get Botulism Injections on TV

Friday morning on Today two of NBC’s most reliable crash test dummies, Carson Daly and Savanna Guthrie, received botulism injections—LIVE!—for the whole world to watch. The segment was about “what you need to know before going under the knife,” which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, given the fact that Botox… »8/07/15 5:00pm8/07/15 5:00pm

Florida Woman Arrested for Running a Botox Clinic Out of Her Garage

There are a lot of different things you can do in a garage: you can keep stuff in it; if you are a dissatisfied and unkempt youth, you can do some angry band-related stuff in there; you can trick renters into thinking it's an apartment that you happen to occasionally drive cars into... Or, if you are like this… »4/17/14 4:40pm4/17/14 4:40pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision… »3/07/14 11:00am3/07/14 11:00am

Meet 'Frotox,' Botox's Allegedly Kinder and Gentler Younger Sister

Botox has been on its quest to eradicate all signs of age from every rich person's face on the planet for about six years now. On the way, it's made a ton of A-list friends and frenemies — people love the stuff, even though it's made out of purified botulinum toxin and is widely known for its tendency to keep those… »5/06/13 6:40pm5/06/13 6:40pm

Botox May Actually Help People with Treatment-Resistant Depression

New research suggests that Botox isn't just good for paralyzing the facial muscles that allow humans to communicate unspeakable emotions and bridge the fathomless chasms that exist between ultimately forsaken individuals bound together in the loose and unsatisfying confederacy we call "society" — it may help patients… »10/02/12 9:30am10/02/12 9:30am

Wall Street Warlocks Are Using Botox to Help Erase Their Scowls

Remember how youthful and exuberant Gordon Gekko seemed in Wall Street when he was trying to siphon large piles of money from hard-working American hero Carl Fox? All that evil money necromancy can't be good for one's worry lines, which is why it's so surprising that Gekko didn't look like the haggard, woebegone, Wall… »8/08/12 11:55pm8/08/12 11:55pm

More Young Women Are Using Botox 'Preemptively'

Young women are injecting themselves with Botox before their baby fat is fully gone. And It's not just celebrities that feel pressure to preemptively prepare for wrinkles, ABC reports: Botox usage is up 10 percent among 20 to 29-year-olds in the past year. Thermage — a "hot radio frequency treatment" (what??) that is… »3/13/12 1:40pm3/13/12 1:40pm

Women Judged For Looking Older, Judged For Using Botox

A new study says Botox may make people see you as less attractive — and not just because it can create new wrinkles in odd places. University of Toronto researchers asked people how they view women who use various anti-aging techniques, including skin creams, facelifts, and injectables. They found that compared to… »8/30/11 10:20am8/30/11 10:20am