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‘I would rather poke my eyes out than get Botox’


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by Rose Mary Roche
02nd Mar 2021

Read time: 8 mins

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What if you don't want Botox as a middle-aged woman? Rose Mary Roche wishes there was more tolerance of older female faces

When model Paulina Porizkova posted her 55-year-old face to Instagram with clearly visible lines and a softening facial profile, stating: “I like this photo. It shows the real me”, one follower admonished her; “Lower face lift, some filler and Botox, it will make you feel great.” The curt judgment in those words that cosmetic intervention was the cure to address her “decrepitude”, made me fume. When you Google Botox you get 119 million results in...

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