Sure, you’ve got election results to tally and Halloween candy to finish. But this just in, from MSNBC: A Canadian woman escaped a DUI charge because her recent Botox injections prevented her from being able to blow for the breathalyzer test.
[Paddi Anne Moore, 51] admits, sure, she was drinking that night, but she says she simply couldn’t comply with the trooper because she’d recently received Botox injections and the wrinkle-freezer kept her from puckering her lips.
The officer charged her with refusing to give a breath sample, but a judge threw out the case when she presented a doctor’s note confirming that she’d just been freshly Botoxed and indeed, was lacking the usual range of motion in her lips.
Oh and there’s this: The story quotes a plastic surgeon who explains that Botox isn’t usually injected around the mouth because it can interfere with muscle movement and lead to drooping and drooling.
So not only did a cosmetic surgical procedure help Moore escape her brush with the law — an incorrectly performed cosmetic surgical procedure got her off the hook.
Even though, as you guys know, I’ve lately been gravitating towards the wash-your-hair-with-vinegar end of the beauty spectrum (a Beauty U detox, if you will! More on this soon!), I’ve been trying to feel really open-minded about Botox ever since the FDA approved it for the treatment of migraines last month, because I’m a frequent migraine sufferer myself, and if that sh*t works, sign me up.
But then I read stuff like this. And I think I’m back to being freaked about it.
Thoughts on Botox? Or general tales of how you’ve fought the law?