Would you inject yourself in the name of beauty?

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 22 - 2013

There comes a point in our lives when we may find ourselves looking in the mirror, bemoaning the fact that whoever said “pevention is better than cure” was an ass.

All the sun-protection in the world won’t stop the inevitable ageing process, it’s a fact of life, and one that some women seem better prepared to deal with than others.

It’s at this point that you might find yourself searching for your own “cure”. From so-called miracle creams, lasers, supplements, injectables, and even surgery, there are seemingly limitless paths to explore.

Have you thought about a spot of DIY?

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Tok-Tok, produced by UK company U-Biomed (and not to be confused with the death-defying mini-wagons on the streets of India – that’s tuk tuk!) claims to be the world’s first home beauty device that lets you ‘inject’ your own skin with anti-ageing therapies including the much talked-about Epidermal Growth Factor protein (EGF).

Regardless of potential gimmickry or efficacy, I think it shows an interesting shift in the direction of “cosmeceutical” treatments. We live in a world where our leisure time is compressed and our budgets increasingly squeezed, does the DIY beauty option fulfil our changing needs?

I think it also goes to show just how much more confident we’ve become in understanding, and even using, gadgetry within our beauty routines.

Which begs the question, would you inject yourself in the name of beauty?


13 Responses to “Would you inject yourself in the name of beauty?”

  1. JAL says:

    Probably not.

    Health and beauty?

    I’d sunscreen my face to protect it against the sun. That’s health. I’d apply colours for fun. Like a (very poor) artist with a paint-palette. That’s (laughingly in my case) beauty.

    But try to turn back time? No. Pretend I’m ten years younger? No. Inject myself if I don’t need it? No.

    I’m lucky. I’m not pretty enough to have a streak of vanity. There’s no point. Cosmetics are fun. Pretty colours and nice smells. Health is a bit boring but it has to be done. I’m 57 and happier with my appearance than I’ve ever been. I spend fortunes on perfumes and polish but there is a limit and injections are where I’d draw the line. Also on expensive face creams. They aren’t fun and cheap baby oil is just as good. Better actually.

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  2. Leanne says:

    God no, not for me. I don’t think I’d ever have any sort of injections purely for vanity purposes (although since I have yoof on my side at the moment I imagine this opinion might change by the time I hit my mid thirties!), and even if I DID change my mind I certainly wouldn’t want to do it myself.. I’d have to have a professional do it.

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  3. Shortiee31 says:

    HELL NO! Needles don’t bother me but this is crazy!

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  4. Janie says:

    I am not totally against it, however not sure I would ever have enough money to justify it..
    I’ve got better things to be spending my money on like cheese, Coconut Kit-Kats and OPI.

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  5. Lois says:

    I’m horrified at the thought! I understand women (and men!) wanting cosmetic procedures & who’s to say in a few years I will too but the thought of injecting myself in the name of vanity has me feeling a little queasy!

    L xx

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  6. Leah says:

    Hell to the no! Risk of infection, yuk. No no no. xx

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  7. Rachel says:

    Oh yes! I have Botox regularly & have tried dermal fillers (though not sure they are worth the money). I cannot see on the Tok Tok website how often you are supposed to use these so as there are only 8 ampules in a pack how long is your £129.99 supposed to last? I would certainly give them a try if more information was available.

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  8. Kelly says:

    I now haz the heebie jeebies!

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  9. sarah J says:

    I have used this before and it’s amazing. They are not like proper needles. they are so fine u cant hardly feel it. i use mine once a month x

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  10. The idea is, I think, viable. It’s not much different, in principle, to dermarollers and I’ve used them quite a bit. What REALLY worries me is the website. It doesn’t have any of the required legal information. Where did you hear about them? There is no real information about how they work or the research that’s behind them. Looks very dodgy. Wouldn’t use them unless they had much more information and some credibility in terms of their development and support system.

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  11. Sue says:

    Really wouldn’t be a problem for me – have derma rolled and that’s easy, not painful – no worse than plucking brows.

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  12. ChynnaBlue says:

    No. We’re all going to wind up being the Cassandra character from Doctor Who.

    “…her life had been extended through a series of 708 plastic surgery operations, until she was nothing but a piece of skin stretched onto a frame, with eyes and a mouth, connected to a brain in a designer jar filled with a preserving solution below. The skin had to be constantly moisturised to keep it from drying out.” ~Wikipedia entry on Cassandra

    I’m 43 and, while I sometimes wish I had my 20-year-old skin and body back, I’m okay with the skin I’m in now.

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  13. Starts singing Kesha. Annoys everybody.
    Oh hell no I’m not injecting myself, I manage to balls it up just plucking my eyebrows. Maybe a professional one day, but not myself, I’m so cackhanded, I’d get it up my nose or something.

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