All that insider trader can’t be good for anyone’s frown lines, which is why it was surprising that Gekko didn’t appear in the film as a haggard, stressed Wall Street titan one might expect when Bud Fox first managed to make it into his office. Perhaps the reason for this cinematic inconsistency? Gekko must have had Botox.
“Gordon Gekko: The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”
According to data gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox is gaining popularity among men, with about 363,000 men having received Botox injections in 2011, an 8% increase from the previous year (the number of women who used Botox, meanwhile, only rose by about 5% during the same period).
New York cosmetologist Dendy Engleman explained to Bloomberg TV that once men see how much more youthful and refreshed they appear after having Botox, they become regular clients. But perhaps Dr. Engelman’s biggest reveal was that her fastest growing client segment were men working on Wall Street.
She added that male patients are often very different customers to her female clients. “They tend to really be really nervous and tentative from the get-go,” Dr Engleman explained.
‘They’re paranoid, they don’t want their wives to know, they don’t want, obviously, any of their colleagues to know.’
But they needn’t worry. Provided the treatment is carried out by an experienced Doctor, the results will be natural-looking and their secret left safely with the Doctor.
The importance of ensuring that the procedure is successful must be paramount to these corporate financiers. It must really ratchet up the office stress-levels if some traders are walking around in a seemingly perpetual state of surprise and alarm, as if the market just crashed and their eyebrows are too paralyzed with shock to even feign serenity.