Facial HALF TRUTHS: Botox Bunnies and Parantheses Lines
Reading The New York Post on my train ride is sacred. While I disagree with their politics, I live for their gossip and lifestyle coverage. Today’s Pulse Section takes the cake. They outed a tell tale sign of Botox and called them Bunny Lines. Picture scrunching up your nose like a rabbit and that is what happens when your forehead is too paralyzed to move when you smile. A plastic surgeon explains that “The muscles on either side of the nose become hyperactive with smiling to overcompensate for the lack of movement in the forehead and around the eyes.” My other favorite half truth facial phenomenon is the Parantheses smile lines that Juvederm promises to solve. We aren’t even allowed to have a genuine smile. I’m all about doing the best with what you’ve got (even if what you got is a great plastic surgeon or dermatologist) but I think it is a little creepy to be face to face with someone who looks airbrushed in person.
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