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There were two newspaper articles about wrinkle removal in the weekend papers of August 14-15, 2010. If you didn’t see them, this is the essence of what they had to say.
The first, by Jane Hansen in the ‘The Sunday Telegraph’, notes that rejuvenation of skin using injectables in no longer the domain of celebrities. There were some quotes from some well-known women including:
• Sonia Kruger, Radio and TV Star, “If it makes you feel better about how you look then why not?”
• Anna Bligh, Queensland Premier, says she has used injectable wrinkle treatments to erase frown lines, stating it “makes her feel better”
• Rebecca Gibney, the ‘ Packed to the Rafters ‘ star says, “ I just believe in trying to make the most of what you’ve got”
But what was really most interesting was the endorsement of injectable wrinkle removal and collagen-replacing dermal fillers, by real women, living in the suburbs, just like most of us. Kathy Naseby, a 50 year old mother and grandmother from Richmond says that when she “looked in the mirror, I looked tired and my cheeks weren’t as full as they used to be. I’d put make-up on and blusher and think, well it doesn’t look any better.”
The article says that Kathy is already a fan of injectable wrinkle treatment to rid her forehead of wrinkles so she has now opted for dermal filler to “reinflate” her sagging cheeks. It also says that Kathy sees dermal filler treatment and her quarterly injectable wrinkle treatments as part of her beauty routine – as normal as having her roots done. “I look really good, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done, and I reckon I look 40”, says Kathy….” No-one stops aging but you can maintain yourself”.
The article also quotes Alison Smith, from Moree, who despite being in her mid-20’s is already a devotee of injectable wrinkle removal and dermal fillers for her lip augmentation. “I use injectable wrinkle removal because it opens up my eyes and the dermal fillers give my lips volume… I don’t have to age – I prefer not to.” Says journalist Jane Hansen, “Miss Smith represents a Generation-Y trend in stopping wrinkles forming in the first place”.
In Andrew Hornery’s PS column in The Weekend Edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, he comments that speculation is rife that 26 year- old model Jennifer Hawkins has had cosmetic treatments done. Some have suggested that she may have had lip injections and had some crows feet removed with the use of injectable wrinkle removal treatment. But whether Jennifer has or not, Andrew Horney comments, “whatever Jennifer Hawkins is doing in the looks department, it’s working”.
And, really, that’s what cosmetic treatments are all about. All of these women are simply making the most of what they’ve got, and in turn, making them feel good about themselves!
Some interesting practical facts from “The Sunday Telegraph’ article are that:
• Australians spent $448.5 million on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures last year. This was not only a record, but one that reached an all time high when other budgets were being nipped due to the GFC
• Around 1.5 million injectable wrinkle removers were administered in 250,000 wrinkle reduction procedures in Australia last year
…. so let Laser Clinics Australia discuss what cosmetic treatments can also do for you