Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be able to use Botox due to Western sanctions: report
Western sanctions imposed on Russia due to the war in Ukraine will directly affect President Vladimir Putin, who will not be able to use Botox, according to reports. This is due to announcements made by some pharmaceutical companies in the wake of economic sanctions.
These companies include Eli Lilly and Co, Novartis and Abbvie Inc, which according to the Reuters news agencysaid last week that it would continue to supply essential medicines for the treatment of cancer and diabetes, but would stop “non-essential” products.
Abbvie owns popular wrinkle treatment product Botox and said it has temporarily suspended operations of all of its aesthetic products in Russia, according to The Independent.
Putin’s use of Botox has been widely reported by multiple media, including The daily beast and The Guardian. In a 10 year old room, The Guardian talked about reports circulating in Russia about Putin’s use of the product.
The report says the Russian president has been criticized on Twitter, with many hashtags flooding social media. The Guardian said rumors of Putin’s use of Botox began after he visited kyiv in October 2011 as Russian prime minister, where he “wore a huge blue and yellow bruise around his eye”.
The outcry in the Russian blogosphere grew so loud that Mr. Putin’s spokesman was forced to deny it. “That’s probably how the light fell. The prime minister is tired,” the spokesman said.
Sixty-nine-year-old Putin is often portrayed with a smooth forehead, rosy cheeks and wrinkle-free eye area. It is claimed that the Russian leader has undergone several cosmetic procedures over the years, including Botox. But an Australian doctor claimed earlier this month that the Russian leader had had “too much filler”.
Sydney-based Dr Jake Sloane, one of Australia’s leading cosmetic doctors, posted a picture on his Instagram to highlight the botched cosmetic job Mr Putin received.
He posted a side-by-side image showing a young Mr. Putin and a more current image. And said: “When you Putin too much filler and look like an old Cushingoid cat.”
Neither Putin nor Russia has officially commented on these rumors that have been circulating for years.