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Here at Racked, we write a fair amount about cosmetic procedures — lip injections, tummy tucks, and, of course, Botox. And stories require images, lest you just have to read a bunch of words, which is why stock photo sites like Getty Images exist. But in the grand tradition of the deep weirdness of stock photos, searching “Botox” on Getty is a casual horror show of the subconscious, a dark world of medical malpractice and really terrible photographic representations of women (and, like, two men) getting facial injections!
I’ve been getting Botox for several years and also used to be a nurse, so needles and injections are something I have more than a passing knowledge of. I’ll spare you all the things wrong with needle size choice and proper skin prep in some of these, because what’s wrong with these is a little more obvious to the average viewer. Let’s just dive right into the absurdity of it all.
I mean, if someone doesn’t make this into a meme immediately, the internet is broken.
“Your undereye bags are bothering you? K, just hold still for a sec while I get this incredibly sharp scalpel ready ...”
“Yes, so natural, thank you. Can I put my top back on now?”
“Are you sure that’s the right size needle? Why is there baloney on my face? And what are you doing in my bathroom?”
“Bangs OR Botox you say? Nope, I choose both.”
“Uhh, Mrs. Jones? I think I used too much.”
Oh good, someone finally made a meme for that.