Everybody’s Doing It: TGIN weighs in on African-American Women and Botox

It’s common knowledge that we women of color tend to age a lot better than our white counterparts. But just because we have good genes on our side doesn’t mean we might not want to “touch up” some areas that concealer can’t hide and foundation can’t cover up.

So what do we do?

Well, a lot of women are turning to Botox as the answer. Feeling like this might be a little suspect. Take a gander at this post and then go from there.

What is Botox, actually?

Ready to digest all these big words?

Botox is a trademark name for the name the neurotoxin, botulinum toxin A (manufactured by Allergen). It’s made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When the cosmetic version of this medical cocktail comes together, it’s injected directly into muscles to reduce the sight of “frown lines” When this is done, relaxation and weakness of the muscle occurs and it therefore gives the skin a smoother, less wrinkled appearance. The injection may also slow the formation of deeper or new wrinkles.

Okay, so who’s doing it?

Everybody ladies!! No, just kidding. But some women of color- Vanessa Williams included, who has been applauded for her natural beauty-confessed to Barbara Walters that she too enjoys the occasional Botox injection.

“I certainly do Botox, which I definitely think that almost every woman that I know has [done],” she said. “And it’s a miracle drug, no cutting, nothing –– and I love it. But I also want to act too … so I don’t do it to freeze my face,” Williams said to Walters.

Radio personality turned talk show queen Wendy Williams told her studio audience that she too does Botox. The Jersey native, who is known for spilling the beans, including about herself. Back in January, she asked her cameraman to zoom in on her face where she explained and showed to the audience that her Botox was running out. She said the wrinkles were on their way back and she was thinking about “going natural for a minute and then getting rejujjued”

Wendy’s doing it. Vanessa Williams is doing it and I’m sure there are a lot of other black celebrity women who are doing it too. So with that said, would any of you ladies consider it? If botox is out of the question, what do you do to stay looking young naturally? As always, we would love to hear from you.

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