Harper’s Bazaar – New Wrinkle Buster

It’s Botox day and the scene at the Beverly Hills Epione clinic is one to behold. The door to the plush clinic becomes the entrance to an army of thirty and forty somethings who queue up for a hit of the precious potion that’s wiping out wrinkles faster than their blinking, laughing, squinting, and frowning can create them.

I don’t believe in growing old gracefully. When I first heard about Botox (those little injections touted to make wrinkles disappear), I decided it would be my thirtieth birthday present to myself. All my friends recommended Dr. Simon Ourian M.D. “a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon to the stars.” I was hesitant before the consultation, but after seeing the long line of others who were at the office for the same treatment, my hesitation subsided. They do more Botox treatments at the Epione clinic than almost anyone else in the country.

Six months ago I was back for my now routine injection. Everyone in the office was talking about the new “Botox alternative.” “What is it?” I asked eagerly. “It’s called Myobloc,” explained Dr. Ourian. “You may want to try it to see if it lasts longer. “Alright,” I said, “shoot me up.” I was as thrilled with the results as I was with Botox. And the results have lasted longer for me.