Botox Withstands Effects of Age, Recession
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
When the global economy takes a serious plunge (i.e., like right now), one would think that such frivolities as facial fillers and Botox would be the first to go from the regimens of even the most image-conscious among us.
As it turns out, that’s not the case—at least not yet. Apparently, some personal investments are more resilient to stock market declines than others.
The Wall Street Journal:
Despite the dismal economic climate, most women—and men—who undergo appearance-enhancing treatments such as Botox injections are spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year to maintain the regimen, aesthetic physicians say. Meanwhile, some older patients who are putting off or forgoing expensive facelifts are instead opting for less-costly injections and laser treatments.
Maralyn Burr of Omaha, Neb., in June lost her job as a district sales manager for bookstore chain Borders Group Inc. Ms. Burr, who is $140,000 in debt from her 22-year-old daughter’s musical education, says she has slashed spending and all but stopped eating out. But she hasn’t given up her Restylane and Botox injections. “It’s like comfort food,” she says.
Recession-proof?: Botox use hasn’t plummeted along with the economy.