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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 Botox...at the tender age of 18. She also had...

What's Up With Kate's Face?
 What's Up With Kate's Face? 
KATE PLUS FAKE

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...

Botox Dulls Emotions
 Botox Dulls Emotions 

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...

Celebs as Young as 17 Try Botox

Down side? It gets less effective later in life, surgeons say

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, and Hilary Duff are just a few of the celebrities rumored to have gotten Botox injections well before the age of 30. Others, like Kim Kardashian and Heidi Montag, have acknowledged using it. And the trend gets ever more disturbing: Fox News reports that more and...

We Love Botox—Just Not Bad Botox

The alleged plastic surgery backlash doesn't really exist

(Newser) - Rejoice! The New York Times reports that “Hollywood is no longer casting talent with duck lips, fake breasts, and wrinkle-free foreheads." But wait: That’s not entirely true. Read the entire article, writes Tracy Clark-Flory, and you’ll see that it’s still “considered perfectly acceptable for...

Botox Numbs Emotional Response

If you can't frown, brain finds it harder to be sad, study surmises

(Newser) - If you turn your frown upside down with Botox, your brain gets the message and makes you less receptive to negative emotional stimuli. That’s the conclusion of a new study of people who had their frown muscles paralyzed with the cosmetic toxin. Researchers tested subjects on the speed of...

US Fears 'Botox Terrorism'
 US Fears 'Botox Terrorism' 

US Fears 'Botox Terrorism'

Super Lethal Ingredient Already Sought by Al Qaeda

(Newser) - A super deadly poison in Botox could become a fearsome new terrorism weapon, US officials fear. A speck of pure botulinum toxin—the key ingredient in Botox—can kill an adult. Al Qaeda has already sought to obtain the pure toxin, and officials fear the rising black market in the...

Senate Kills Botox Tax, Adds Tanning Tax

It could soon cost more to get that bronzed look indoors

(Newser) - The Senate bill on health care reform has good news and bad for those who use artificial means to look better in the mirror. The legislation scraps a proposed 5% tax on cosmetic surgery but adds a 10% tax on indoor tanning beds that deliver UV rays. "The only...

Why a 'Botax' Is a Wrinkly Idea
 Why a 'Botax' Is a Wrinkly Idea 

Why a 'Botax' Is a Wrinkly Idea

Taxing plastic surgery could hurt the economy

(Newser) - Taxing Americans' breast implants isn't as hot an idea as it may seem. That's because our assumption that richie-richie New Jersey housewives are the ones getting it isn't quite right, writes Christopher Beam for Slate . This is an industry that services people who can't afford it—credit card is the...

Docs Urge Caution on Plastic Surgery for Migraines

Plastic surgery may not help majority of migraine sufferers

(Newser) - The New York Times weighs in today on the recent study that showed plastic surgery to be effective in curing, or at least cutting the frequency of, migraine headaches. Headache specialists are intrigued but concerned that even if they're not good candidates, patients will rush to have the forehead lifts,...

FDA Slaps Strictest Warning Label on Botox

(Newser) - Botox will now carry the Food and Drug Administration’s strictest warning for pharmaceuticals after the agency raised concerns over the risk of botulism last year, Bloomberg reports. The approval of a rival botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes prompted the review. The toxin can cause muscle weakness and breathing difficulty,...

Old Days&mdash;Good and Bad&mdash;Are Back: Noonan
Old Days—Good and Bad—Are Back: Noonan
OPINION

Old Days—Good and Bad—Are Back: Noonan

In slump, simple pleasures are chic as traditional values gain

(Newser) - Reading about a Michigan family that shed modern excess in favor of a self-sufficient farm life didn't strike Peggy Noonan as shocking in these economic times. Her fellow New Yorkers have already begun responding to the same forces, causing Noonan to predict the rise of "a certain authenticity chic,...

Caviar and Other Weird Skincare Ingredients

Metals and stem cells have the magic touch

(Newser) - As it turns out, the fountain of youth is flowing with all sorts of strange ingredients, and Forbes reveals the best of a bunch that could keep you looking young and radiant:
  • Caviar isn’t just for your palate: La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre uses the fish extract
...

Longer-Lasting Botox Rival Nears US Approval

Reloxin's makers claim it lasts longer

(Newser) - After a 7-year run as the only show in town, Botox could soon face some competition. Awaiting FDA approval, Reloxin—the US version of a French product called Dysport—is being marketed as a quicker and longer-lasting treatment for botulinum toxin fans. But doctors themselves are confused about what differences,...

Botox Lifts Spirits: Study
 Botox Lifts Spirits: Study 

Botox Lifts Spirits: Study

Mood boost is about more than confidence: doc

(Newser) - As Botox etches out frown lines, it also lifts moods, new research shows. In a small sample—just 12 patients—researchers found Botox recipients less depressed, anxious, and irritable post-treatment, even though they didn't feel any more attractive than other cosmetic treatment patients, Time reports. That adds depression to the...

Meet Madge's New Face
Meet Madge's New Face

Meet Madge's New Face

Plastic surgery for Madonna? No, experts say; just fancy skin treatments, plus Botox

(Newser) - “When all else fails and you long to be / Something better than you are today.” Sound familiar, Madonna? The Queen of Pop seems to be looking better these days, notes ABC News. Has she had work done? Nothing surgical, say experts, but just about everything else. “...

Seven Medications With Second Careers

Cosmetic and medicinal treatments overlap

(Newser) - Medications are commonly advertised for a single use, but they often gain popularity for others. Here are a few examples from ABC:
  1. Viagra: Famous for its ability to increase blood flow to a specific part of the body, Viagra also has been used to increase blood flow in patients with
...

What Men Use Botox, and Why?

(Newser) - Just who are all these men getting Botox, and why do they do it—especially during a recession? The number of male Botox users has soared to 300,000—or about 7% of total face-freezers—since 2001, and that percentage hasn't dipped in today's economy. Wondering what men lie behind...

Want Better Lashes? There's a Drug for That

Botox maker sees another jackpot in Latisse, due this month

(Newser) - The company behind Botox sees another hit with the first federally approved drug for growing longer, fuller eyelashes, the New York Times reports. The $120 monthly price tag for Latisse, based on a glaucoma drug, makes some analysts blink, particularly during recession. “If you think about it in terms...

Recession? Not for Botox Docs
 Recession? Not for Botox Docs 

Recession? Not for Botox Docs

For some, it's the cheaper alternative

(Newser) - Botox, apparently the poor man's plastic surgery, has not taken a hit in this recession, according to a recent survey. In fact, some doctors say demand for the pay-as-you-go treatment has increased as patients put off pricier surgeries, the Wall Street Journal reports. A lip plump or wrinkle-smoothing costs a...

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