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Do You Feel Sorry for Tigard Doc's Botox Patients?

"Botox" is an innocent shortening of the words that describe what it really is: "Botulism Toxin."
What's the consensus on this Tigard Botox debacle? Do you feel sorry for the folks who got the bogus shots or are they vain youth worshipers who they take their lumps?

There's no denying that the doctor did wrong if he used animal botulism samples on human patients . . . but . . .

Botox is not plastic surgery . . . it doesn't permanently remove lines or wrinkles, only paralyzes the muscles in the face so that they cannot be contracted and crease the skin where crow's feet and brackets around the mouth (otherwise known as smile lines), etc. occur after a certain amount of repetition of the same facial movement. Botox is an innocent shortening of the words that describe what it really is: "Botulism Toxin."

Years ago, small amounts of arsenic were taken to enhance the complexion. At one time, tapeworms were purposely injested to control weight. Fun, eh?

Botox is a vanity drug . . . no more and no less risky.

I'm not talking about the people who get Botox injections for legitimate medical reasons such as headaches, or those who have undergone masectomy and have implants to replace what was lost. These people aren't the Dorian Grey's with discretionary income out the wazoo who go under the needle, sometimes weekly.

Hapless victims or Lemming Poseurs?

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I feel sorry for anyone who hates themselves 08.Jan.2005 16:39

red suspenders

I feel sorry for anyone who hates themselves so much that they would want to inject poison under their skin to change their appearence.