Too Young to Look Old? Dealing with the Fear of Aging

By Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The other day a patient of mine asked what I thought about her daughter’s desire to get Botox. She told me that they had been to the dermatologist for a routine appointment when a projector screen in the waiting room began showing pictures of various anti-aging procedures. “The video kept looping over and over, with before and after pictures, so you couldn’t help but watch it,” she said, as if explaining her interest in such matters. That’s when she realized her daughter was watching too. Her daughter is 16-years-old.

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