Why There’s Nothing Wrong with Getting Botox Now That I’m Considering It

If there’s one thing I’ve always believed, it’s that people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. But I’ve been personally skeptical of various “quick fixes” that seem to be very expensive ways to put off the inevitable process of aging. But now that I’m 30, I really don’t see anything wrong with the idea of getting Botox now that I’m at the specific age where I could really use it.


And I mean like, wow, I really need this now.


When you think about it, people have been modifying their bodies for millennia, and what’s so crazy about injecting a little bacteria into my face, specifically? I can’t think of a single reason not to get Botox, except for all the reasons I thought of before I started considering getting Botox.


More importantly, people just women in particular way more harshly for changing their bodies, while they are under the most scrutiny to present as thin and youthful, or else they will face major consequences in their job and relationships. These are all things that I knew, but kind of selectively ignored until fine lines started showing up this week.


Now more than ever, we need to speak out about this injustice – especially this week.


Sure, I used to judge my friends who work in industries where their face makes them money for getting Botox at 27 years old, but now that I’m a little older, wiser, and facing the same problems but with lower stakes, I realize I was in no place to judge. Judging is something one should only do when it is about something that will never, ever affect them personally, or else you’ll look pretty hypocritical when you do a total 180, right? But in my specific and unique case, this is due to gaining wisdom – something that I have on the inside but absolutely refuse to show on my face for at least another 50 years.


Embracing your bodily autonomy is a brave and radical act, which I just realized as soon as I got one of those mirrors with a magnifying function.


So if anyone out there is considering Botox, go for it! You’re beautiful and perfect and you have the right to do what you want to feel empowered. You won’t receive any judgment from me, a woman who is about to get Botox.