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Why Women Are Injecting Botox Under Their Hair

'Blowtox' does more than just prevent sweating

(Newser) - Women know what a workout can do to their 'do—and now dermatologists have a treatment for it. Called "Blowtox" by some, it's really a bunch of Botox injections in the scalp that prevent sweating and have the pleasant side-effect of keeping blow-dried or straightened hair from... More »

Hey, Kids: Botox Could Hurt Your Emotional Development

Researcher fears 'blank-faced' generation

(Newser) - People under 25 are increasingly seeking Botox injections, and the phenomenon could threaten their emotional development, researchers say. A theory known as the "facial feedback hypothesis" holds that recreating others' facial expressions could be central to adolescents' emotional growth, says aesthetic nurse practitioner and researcher Helen Collier. But a... More »

FDA: Clinics May Have Received Fake Botox

No reports of patients getting counterfeit stuff

(Newser) - The FDA is warning of a Botox threat to US customers: Clinics may have ended up with fake material instead of the authentic stuff from Allergan Inc. Officials have found counterfeit Botox in the country, though thus far, there haven't been reports of patients being injected with it. According... More »

In Florida, Get Limo Rides, Botox, Booze at ... Dentist

Or get a massage with your teeth cleaning

(Newser) - Who said going to the dentist had to be boring and/or terrifying? A dental office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has turned getting your teeth inspected into a luxurious event, complete with champagne, massages, and a personal concierge who will make you limo and dinner reservations, reports the Sun Sentinel . Dr.... More »

Actresses Launch No-Surgery League

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Rachel Weisz not going under the knife

(Newser) - Get ready for wrinkles. That's the word from 35-year-old actress Kate Winslet, who, along with pals Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz, is taking a vow against plastic surgery and Botox. They've even launched the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League. "It goes against my morals, the way my parents... More »

Mom's Gift to 7-Year-Old: Coupon for Boob Job

Daughter 'squealed with delight,' boasts proud mother

(Newser) - A mom who likes to consider herself a " Human Barbie " had a special birthday surprise for her 7-year-old daughter: A coupon for a boob job. Daughter Poppy "begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she's... More »

ABC Refuses to Pay $10K for Botox Mom Hoax

Network is investigating how staffers missed the fraud

(Newser) - ABC is refusing to pay $10,000 for fake photos of " Botox mom " Sheena Upton injecting her 8-year-old daughter with the anti-wrinkle medicine, saying the mother's admission it was all a hoax kills the deal. "We had agreed to pay a $10,000 licensing fee to... More »

Botox Mom: I Made It Up for Cash

She spun the controversial story for money

(Newser) - If the story of the mom who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox sounded too crazy to be true, that’s because … it’s not true. “Kerry Campbell,” who lost custody of her daughter after spinning the tale, came forward today to tell the world her name is... More »

Botox Girl Taken From California Mom

Authorities remove 8-year-old after series of injections for pageants

(Newser) - A California mom who admitted giving her 8-year-old daughter Botox injections has lost custody of the girl. San Francisco authorities launched an investigation last week after mom Kerry Campbell discussed the injections as part of their preparation for little girl beauty pageants on Good Morning America. "I just, like,... More »

Botox Can Make It Harder to Empathize

Without the ability to mimic expressions, it's difficult to perceive emotions

(Newser) - Research has already shown that Botox can have an effect on your own emotions, but a new study shows it may also affect how you perceive the emotions of others, USA Today reports. Part of the way we read emotions involves mimicking the facial expressions of others, the lead researcher... More »

Boob Jobs Are Up, Nose Jobs Are Down

Number of breast implants rises by 40% over the last decade

(Newser) - Plastic surgery has undergone quite the boom and, ahem, bust cycle over the past decade. The number of breast implants is up 40%, with about 300,000 women having them done in 2010, while the number of breast lifts rose 70% to 90,000, the New York Times reports. Meanwhile,... More »

Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox

'I wish I'd had the same advantages,' says beautician mother

(Newser) - An addled mom is boasting that she injects Botox into her 8-year-old daughter's face every three months so she can be a "star." She also arranges body waxes for her girl. "I wish that I'd had the same advantages when I was younger," mom Kerry Campbell... More »

'Cartel Queen' Gets Botox in Mexican Prison

Trying to look her best in cocaine smuggling biz

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have launched an investigation into a beauty treatment received by a suspected drug cartel queen while cooling her heels in prison. Sandra Avila Beltran—facing charges of cocaine trafficking to the US, money laundering and conspiracy—was given a Botox injection by a doctor last month in an... More »

Heidi Klum's Aging Secret: Gain Weight!

Cosmetic surgery is nothing compared to the power of a few pounds

(Newser) - Forget Botox: If you want to look young as you grow older, just gain a few pounds, according to Heidi Klum. "The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don't be too thin!" she tells Self . "When you are just muscle, you end up being... More »

Should Shirley Manson Go Under the Knife?

44-year-old singer debates the merits of plastic surgery

(Newser) - Shirley Manson, better known as the frontwoman of the band Garbage, is only happy when it rains—and, perhaps, when she's not thinking about wrinkles. The singer/former Calvin Klein model took to Facebook late last month to admit that while she's "at odds with plastic surgery, Botox, filler, and... More »

Teri Hatcher: Look, No Botox!

The actress posts photos to prove she's injection-free

(Newser) - Teen stars , and women everywhere, take note: It's OK to grow old. Or so says Teri Hatcher and her face. The 45-year-old actress says she's done with Botox, and to prove it, she posted the photo album "Oy with the Botox!!!" to Facebook on Monday. The nine... More »

Julia: Why I Refuse to Get Botox

How else will kids know she's angry?

(Newser) - Julia Roberts wants her kids “to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded,” she says—and that’s why she’ll never get plastic surgery. “Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to... More »

Teen Singer Gets Botox for Glee Role

Charice Pempengco, 18, wanted to look 'fresh'

(Newser) - In the "Is This What the World Is Coming To?" Department: Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco, who became famous in the US after appearances on the Ellen and Oprah shows, prepped for her upcoming role on Glee by getting the tender age of 18. She also had... More »

What's Up With Kate's Face?

What do you say to kids who can't recognize you?

(Newser) - Kate, Kate: sometimes too much is too much. Take that face: so tight and so different suddenly that even the Gosselin brood probably can't recognize it. It's got to be a case of bad Botox or glitchy plastic surgery that's left the mom of 8 looking like Jack Nicholson, quipped... More »

Botox Dulls Emotions

Limited facial expressions may stifle feelings

(Newser) - Some Botox patients have trouble looking happy or sad, and now research suggests they have trouble feeling happy or sad as a result. Facial expressions themselves are thought to produce sensory feedback that influences emotional states, so a group of Barnard researchers tested whether Botox users—who have literally paralyzed... More »

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