"Faces still fresh and unwithered (for senility galloped so hard that it had no time to age the cheeks - only the heart and brain)"
Anti-Aging Cream
Public DomainAnti-Aging Cream - Credit: Svetlana Miljkovic/Wikimedia Commons

In the new world, no-one grows old. In fact, old age is treated like a disease: "We keep their internal secretions artificially balanced at a youthful equilibrium. We don't permit their magnesium-calcium ratio to fall below what it was at thirty. We give them transfusions of young blood. We keep their metabolism permanently stimulated."

Today, old age is similarly seen as unattractive and the aging process is combated in various ways. People obsess over anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams, fad diets and treatments, and some even choose surgery in order to try to hold on to their youth.

Extract from trudiabetes.org:

“The AP (12/7, Irvine, Tanner) reported that as baby boomers age, "Botox (botulinum toxin type A), wrinkle fillers, and hormones of various kinds have become big business." Now, "many in mainstream medicine and elsewhere worry that we're becoming too focused on treatments with short-term benefits that have potentially dangerous side effects and scant, if any, evidence that they'll help in the long run."

A doctor performs a botox injection
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeA doctor performs a botox injection - Credit: Vancouver Laser & Skincare Centre at Flickr
A video explaining the processes and effects of 'wrinkle filling' treatments: