How World Leaders Keep Up Appearances

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Appearances are important for everybody. Even world leaders aren’t immune to criticism of their appearance. Barrack and Michelle Obama’s appearances recently caught the public attention due to the unveiling of their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

Some critics sought deeper political meaning, while others pointed out Michelle looks nothing like her portrait.The  former First Lady is no stranger to discussions of her appearance. She’s the subject of a lot of memes across the Internet. She even took some Botox tips from Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s expecting a baby soon.

With two of the most influential political celebrities on either side of the pond trying Botox, it’s clearly a lot more   mainstream than it once was. Botox is no longer a taboo. Even current First Lady Melania Trump endorses the product and its FDA-approved treatments.

I don’t often like to get political, but Botox has seen an interesting ride in the perception in both the media and public.

The Battle for Botox

Botox was invented in San Francisco . It was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 and became the drug of choice  for professionals in every business. Hollywood and Washington D.C. popularized it around the globe.

Allergan bought a stake in Botox in 1990 for $8 million. By 2005, 3.3 million Botox injections were sold, earning $803 million. Sales in 2016 were over $2.78 billion, and analysts project sales to reach over $4 billion by 2022.

Botox is one of the safest and most effective ways to remove wrinkles. It helps you look and feel younger, smoother, and more confident. In a society obsessed with age and  appearance, Botox is more of a drug injection than cosmetic surgery. It stands out for bridging the gap between the two.

In short, Botox is a gateway drug to plastic surgery for those who can’t even stomach the pain of a tattoo.

Leading the Way

The pharmaceutical industry has an interesting relationship with the White House. Donald Trump promised to bring drug prices down during his 2016 presidential campaign, but its yet to happen. The pharmaceutical industry is filled with  companies inflating drug prices left and right. The FDA also has its hands full sorting out the vape industry.

As the federal government’s safety firewall against harmful products, the FDA’s approval means everything.

And while President Trump endorses McDonald’s, it’s nice to see his wife promoting a safe way to improve your appearance. Over 111 million people in the U.S. used Botox in 2015 alone. Both men and women use it, and both politicians and lawyers find it almost a job requirement.

companies inflating drug prices left and right. The FDA also has its hands full sorting out the vape industry.

As the federal government’s safety firewall against harmful products, the FDA’s approval means everything.

And while President Trump endorses McDonald’s, it’s nice to see his wife promoting a safe way to improve your appearance. Over 111 million people in the U.S. used Botox in 2015 alone. Both men and women use it, and both politicians and lawyers find it almost a job requirement.

based businesses. Yet Botox is a drug that’s lived a quiet, peaceful life, far from the scornful eyes of law enforcement.

If you can’t find inner serenity, at least you can look like you did.

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