There is a growing trend developing in the world of plastic surgery. More and more people are undergoing BlackBerry BOTOX. No, Allergan has not added flavoring to their wildly popular wrinkle reduction injections, although that would be rather entertaining. This new term refers to a rise in BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures brought about by an overuse of smart phones such as the BlackBerry or iPhone.
It appears that squinting at your smart phone all day can lead to premature facial wrinkles. Reading messages on the tiny screen on your smart phone causes your face to scrunch up, creating tension between your brows. Over time, this will cause frown lines to develop in the brow region.
I always thought that we would eventually learn that these devices cause cancer, not wrinkles. If the only downside to smart phones is a few wrinkles, then I think most people should breathe a sigh of relief.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the typical response among consumers. Instead, it has created a sense of paralysis and impending doom. Clearly, the obvious solution of using your smart phone more sparingly is not an option for our technology-dependent culture. How could people get through the day without instantly posting a Facebook status update about their massive after-lunch dump? This is important information to get out there for 583 of your closest friends to read.
No, our culture has devised a different solution to this problem. Shoot your face full of BOTOX® Cosmetic so that your smart phone wrinkles go away. Hence the term BlackBerry BOTOX. I know, the alliterativeness of the term is great. It is actually what inspired me to write a blog on such a banal subject in the first place. I have to admit, I wish I had coined the term myself. Then maybe I would be primed to start making the big bucks.
To all you people out there who waste your money on a phone that plays music and lets you check your email, I have this comment for you – serves you right to get wrinkles faster. Those devices are unnecessary anyway. Stay old school like me, and keep your youthful good looks.
But if you feel the uncontrollable urge to be on the grid 24 hours a day, you can always cheat youth and get rid of your newfound wrinkles with a BlackBerry BOTOX session. You can even use your smart phone to find the right plastic surgeon to do the deed. Now, isn’t that ironic?