If Botox Doesn’t Boost Your Self Esteem, Your Appearance Isn’t the Issue

And you won’t find answers in the mirror

Kristi Keller
3 min readJan 28, 2023
Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash

To some degree, we all have issues with aging. It sort of feels like our lifelong partner, the bathroom mirror, suddenly switches to a distorted fun house mirror, almost overnight.

Obviously, we don’t see a twenty-five year old staring back at us when we’re fifty.

I’m not sure if there’s a kind way to convey this message but I’m going to give it a shot. Just give me a minute to run to the bathroom and slap on a thin layer of anti-aging cream.

Just kidding.

I have a Botox friend. Actually, she’s more of an acquaintance now but we used to be friends.

This particular friend is done up to the nines on any given day. Hair always perfect, high-end clothing, designer everything, and yes…all the Botox money can buy.

In a way, we all have special friends like mine. They’re called celebrities and none of them seem to be aging naturally. Those of us who are, are a dying breed.

Last year I read an article and I wish I could remember how to find it again. The woman who wrote it was basically tearing herself up about the fact that she was physically aging.



Kristi Keller

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