Yesterday I sat in a determinologist’s waiting room before very minor surgery to remove a cyst. And there before my eyes were descriptions of procedures that changed one’s appearance without any cutting. I’ve been in general dead set against any purely cosmetic surgery, or at least in my own case. Still, I thought it would be interesting to discuss these fairly non-invasive procedures with feminist philosophers.
Some examples: One device, called something like a skin pen, has fine needles that puncture one’s skin and so kick off a self-repair repair process that activates the deposit of new collagen. Loss of collegen is a major factor in looking older, but injections of fillers are another way to go. Another poster promised to reduce fat cells without any invasive procedure. I’m not sure, but it may have involved killing fat cells by freezing them. Surrounded by adverts for this stuff it can become hard to distinguish between fact and fancy.
i expect these procedures are expensive. I have no idea which are safe and which, if any, aren’t. But they seem closer to coloring one’s hair than to having a facelift. What do you think?
my version of wordpress has decided not to do links right now. Here’s a site for Skin Pen: