Botox for Pakistani GirlsBy Amna Gilani • Jul 25th, 2012 • Category: Features • 8 Comments
I was kind of lost when my teenage cousin asked me in Urdu“baji, botox kya hota hai?” (Sister, what is Botox?)
She has just passed her 9th class and I was anxious and curious as from where he got the whiff of this thing. She told me that she received an email from some doctor in Lahore who was offering Botox for few hundred rupees and was promising an eternal beauty.
I know that one of high class begum in Defense had used botox to remove wrinkles from her forehead, though later she continuously complained of headache and droopy eyelids. She is quite a graceful and pretty lady but was not happy with the wrinkle which emerged when she spoke. So she spend couple of grand rupees to get an injection, and though wrinkle disappeared, new problems emerged.
Besides of its many side effects, the botox prevents the brain from sending messages that make muscles contract. I totally am in favor of cosmetics and the natural of female to look good, but resorting to such unnatural and risky measures like botox should be discouraged. Also I wonder who many Pakistani girls have bought this to get the false eternal beauty when they really dont need it?