SOME ANTI-AGEING ALTERNATIVES TO BOTOX
FACERCISE Devised by Carole Maggio, this high-impact face workout really works. Follow her DVD and feel the burn ( www. facercise.com). To pack more punch in your exercise, apply SK- II’s new Pitera-infused Stempower Essence with gentle knuckling motions.
EXTRA TOUCH FFREEZE 24-7 The T Derma-Rx CryoRejuvenation R programme instantly in lifts the face and zaps z wrinkles away. Great for fo brightening up sallow skin, s too. Don’t forget to t protect yourself with SPF S after your facials and peels p to avoid itchiness and a irritation. The DRx Clinic, C N-1-1 Plaza Damas. Tel: T 03- 6201 3088. SK- II Stempower Essence, RM395 (30ml) & RM572 (50ml) diffu diffuse when injected to give a gentler effec effect (ideal for softening, not freezing the forehead fore muscles). For needle-phobes, top topical Botox applied by a doctor is, says Dr Dr. Lowe, around “two years away”.
For most, it’s about finding an a anaesthetic they like; but for some, a r reliance on Botox has a more troubling si side. I admonished one doctor for not pe persuading women to pull back on the frozen-face effect. “It’s not for you to judge,” he said. “Often the husband is having an affair, the children don’t talk to her; she’s miserable and so she asks me to remove those emotions so she can present a serene face to the world.” The Valley of the Dolls generation had b barbiturates; we, it seems, have Botox.
“Women used to hide behind a mask o of heavy make-up,” says Dr. Sebagh. “Now “N they have more control of their fa faces; it’s perhaps no coincidence that we have ha these new sheer tinted moisturisers and BB creams.”
This elective manipulation to create some sort of Stepford Wives serenity is perhaps perha more sad than risible, but the latest development devel is what Dr. Lowe calls “business Botox”. Botox Last week, I had a real high-flier specifically speci ask for that frozen look. When chairing chair high-level meetings, she doesn’t want to feel she is giving anything away to her male m coun counterparts; it’s what she calls her “business “businessbusi pok poker face”.
This use of Botox needs to be kept k in perspective; for the vast majority, it’s still just a relatively simple way of slowing down ageing. “The gentle approach is by far the most popular,” reassures r Dr. Lowe. “For every client I see who wants a lot of Botox, I see 10 who just want a softer, so natural look.”
Still, so long as she doesn’t go overboard, over there’s no reason why a woman wom should be barred access to whate whatever makes her happy.
Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Protective Cream
Decléor Hydra Floral Multi- protection Ultra-moisturising & Plumping Expert Mask
d cial 8