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The Botox Bibles: Reading Between the Lines

With dermatologists experiencing a mini gold rush thanks to Botox, publishers are hoping to cash in, too. Afraid you'll lose face if someone spots you reading one of these new tomes? Consult our crib sheet instead.

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The Botox Book: Everything You Need to Know . . . by the Foremost Medical Expert on the Technique, by Michael A.C. Kane, M.D.

Acknowledgments
"My sisters . . . who, whenever I had an idea or new area to inject, were always willing volunteers . . . "

Chapter headings
"Laugh Lines Got You Down?"; "Resistance Is Futile"

What Botox should make you look like
"Less angry-looking."

What it shouldn't make you look like
An "expressionless Stepford wife."

Random musings
"Vanity is not the nasty word you think it is."


Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers, Peels, and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin, by Fredric S. Brandt, M.D. (due out this fall).

Acknowledgments
"My beautiful golden retriever, Sparky."

Chapter headings
"What a Pain"; "Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Botox?"

What Botox should make you look like
"Natural."

What it shouldn't make you look like
A victim of the "wind-tunnel effect."

Random musings "Isn't it odd to see a perfectly unlined face against a chest full of lines?"


The Botox Book: What You Need to Know About America's Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment, by Everett M. Lautin, M.D., Suzanne M. Levine, D.P.M., and Kathryn Lance

Acknowledgments
"Our wonderful patients who provided a beautiful canvas . . . "

Chapter headings
"Harnessing a Deadly Poison"; "Everybody's Doing It"; "Turkey Neck"

What Botox should make you look like
Less "stringy."

What it shouldn't make you look like
"Mr. Spock."

Random musings
"Amazingly, most women don't even realize they have an eyebrow discrepancy until it is pointed out to them."


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