Monday, July 6, 2009

Actress: Steroids are to Athletes as Botox is to Her?

Actress Rachel Weisz (best known for being in The Mummy) is in the news today for comparing the use of Botox and other wrinkle-killing injections to the use of performance-enhancing drugs for athletes.

"Rachel told Harper's Bazaar magazine: "It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen."

The distinction that we would like to make is that steroids have known, well documented, life-long complications. Botox, when used solely for cosmetic purposes, has virtually no long-term side effects.

Should they ban makeup, lighting, and photoshop touch-ups on the movie posters?

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen Meg Ryan lately? The poor woman can't move her face.

    Rachel is right, there should be a limit.