The beauty of the bride is legendary and paramount and spans the centuries of time, the miles of continents and transcends all cultures. Making the bride beautiful is an effort of equal length and tradition. From the Henna hands of the East to the long, flowing white gowns of the West: what is considered beautiful may vary, but the drive and pressure to attain perfection is universal.
And if standing for inspection before scores or hundreds of family and friends is not enough, there is reality TV and digital photography which captures the moment – or every flaw – for a lifetime.
In a gym grunting and moaning with a few celebs and athletes was a petite young woman sweating it out with a fatless personal trainer by her side. “Only 60 days to the wedding day”, she gasped. “Why not?”, I thought. She is getting in shape for the Big Game if not the “biggest day in her life”. One spends money on the dress: better look good in it. Great stress swells over invitations, venues, bands, seating arrangements and flower arrangements, greater attention should be directed to the true “center of attention.”
Not only has everyone heard of Botox, it has become a common-usage term like “Kleenex” or “Xerox”. Since FDA approval in 2002 for limited use in improving the appearance of facial wrinkles, millions of procedures have been happily performed: quite a tough market to break into. Enter Xeomin. FDA approved in 2011, this new neuromodulator is promising to be quit the contender. So in this Yankee-Mets Face off, which product is better?
Botox is an old medicine which has made a splash over the last several years for its rejuvenating powers. Botox works beautifully to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, but many patients, and some doctors, do not realize the drug’s use in treatments to reduce or eliminate pain. Botox and a competitor to Botox, Xeomin, can be used to treat certain pain syndromes: chronic migraines, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), severe neck spasm, Blepharospasm (twitching of the eyelids), and herepetic neuralgia (shingles).