When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it is often a guessing game to try to determine what celebrities have had anything done.
Few celebrities will admit to having cosmetic procedures, even though most admit that everyone seems to be doing it.
Because of this, it is always a bit exciting when a celebrity openly reveals that they use cosmetic procedures to attain that perfect television look.
Vanessa Williams, former pageant winner and singer and current co-star on the hit television series Ugly Betty recently admitted to journalist Barbara Walters that she frequently undergoes Botox injections.
Williams calls the injections a miracle drug, marvelling at how impressive the results are without the need for cutting or surgery. She is quick to state that she loves the drug.
In truth, what is not to love? Williams is as beautiful as ever and certainly looks nowhere near her forty plus years of age. She is talented, successful, and one of the most beautiful women in the business.
While many women in Hollywood are denying having work done and sneaking through the back door of the surgeons office in remote locations, Williams sits comfortably at home, basking in the astonishing results of her injections.
She is among a very small group of celebrities who will admit to cosmetic procedures, though she is only a small part of the group of celebrities who have them.
Many women take inspiration from people like Williams. Rather than denying that she ages like everyone else, she embraces that fact and admits fully to having injections to fight wrinkles.
Many people have an unrealistic image of celebrities, feeling that they wake up every day of their lives looking as beautiful as they did while in their twenties. That perception is perpetuated by many celebrities' blatant refusal to admit to cosmetic work.
Vanessa Williams is a great example of the result of Botox. When performed properly by a licensed cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, Botox is a safe way to eliminate wrinkles and to highlight the face.
Williams has certainly done a great service by admitting to the injections and has helped people see that proper Botox can improve the skin without paralyzing the entire face. Many people have a skewed view of Botox because they only hear about people who have had the procedure done improperly, and Williams is helping to show the true face of excellent Botox injections.
By Leonard Dawson