Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly aren't afraid to get a little touch up here and there!
The Today show co-hosts opted to receive Botox and Juvederm fillers live on-air Friday morning as a part of a weeklong look at non-invasive plastic surgery procedures. Going under the needle at the hands of Dr. Amy Wechsler, both Savannah and Guthrie said their youth-maintaining procedures were painless.
After applying a topical numbing gel to Carson's smile lines, Wechsler injected him with the Juvederm filler. Savannah, on the other hand, received no numbing cream before receiving her injections at her head's temples and in between her eyebrows. Although both appeared slightly nervous, Wechsler calmed them by answering all of their questions.
Before receiving her Botox injections, Savannah admitted that she had gotten it done once before but vowed to herself that she wouldn't do it again—famous last words! Off-air, Wechsler elaborated on why she chose the fillers she did for each co-host.
"Savannah has beautiful blue eyes but she grew up in Arizona and spent a lot of time squinting at the sun and smiling, which is a great thing but over use of these muscles cause crows feet which we will freeze with Botox," she explained.
As for why Carson received a different injection, she explained, "This is used a lot for the area from the nose to the mouth—the smile lines. It's for deeper wrinkles. Depending on the filler, they can last between six months to two years."
Although men receiving injections might seem odd, Wechsler explained that her practice has seen more and more. She admitted, however, that most men won't discuss the idea of getting work done.
"Yes, there is a big uptick in my practice, but most men are still not talking about it. So I give Carson a lot of credit for trying it out," she said. "I think there is still a stigma for men, but thanks to men's magazines and people like Carson trying it, that might change."
Wechsler also said that fillers run between $500-$1500, while Botox can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,500.
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