Ex­per­i­ment­ing with In­jectibles

GQ (Australia) - - MOTOR -

‘What would Ge­orge Clooney do?’ is the pro­to­col when it comes to get­ting work done. Even a younger wife and full sil­ver-fox­dom hasn’t tempted The Cloon­age to get his crow’s-feet squirted full of filler, and nei­ther should it. Women love a laugh line. Not on them­selves – please – but on men, yes, if only to make them look younger by com­par­i­son. Of course, if you’re se­verely or pre­ma­turely wrin­kled and it wor­ries you, con­sult a der­ma­tol­o­gist (a course of Retinol, IPL or even di­etary changes can im­prove skin dra­mat­i­cally) but let­ting an 18-year-old TAFE grad­u­ate go to town on your only face with her needle­ful of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal bot­u­lism can take you into the weird, wax-face ter­ri­tory of a lat­ter-day Burt Reynolds. Or present-day Si­mon Cow­ell. In­stead, fol­low Pogues’ front­man Shane Macgowan’s lead and sort out your teeth. Cos­metic den­tistry does more for the over­all ap­pear­ance of youth and vigour than a no­tice­ably crease-free fore­head. Crowns, whitening, clos­ing gaps and re­plac­ing the grey fill­ings mum and dad paid for can be done over a few lunch times. And, un­like bad Bro­tox, you’re still able to smile. (Or in Macgowan’s case, eat an ap­ple for the first time since Thatcher was in of­fice.)

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