Post # 1
My FI goes to a cosmetic surgeon every other month to get surgery on his vericose veins (inherited!!). I went with him last week to his follow-up appointment. His doctor also does Botox. He’s giving me a great deal because FI has been a patient there for the past 2+ years. I have an appointment on November 8th, during FI’s next follow-up for Botox. I’m getting a bit nervous. FI is all for it, he’s letting me “try it” to see if I like it. I’m nervous because I don’t know if it’s going to give me the results I want.
I just turned 39 and getting self conscious with a few wrinkles around the eyes.
Does anyone have any pictures they can share of what they look like with their botox…maybe a before and after picture? The ones on the internet don’t help. They just seem like they are photoshopped. Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
I don’t have any pics but a friend of mine that’s 43 just got it done the other day. I wasn’t a fan because the way it froze her forehead meant that all of the expressions she made looked a little strange and unnatural since her face wasn’t moving when she smiled or raised her eyebrows. It does COMPLETELY erase the wrinkles, but if your eyes don’t crinkle when you smile, it will look like a fake smile. You might want to try and find videos instead of pics so you can see how the face moves.
Post # 4
@FutureMrsAJG: We’ve decided (doctor and I) not to use any on my forehead. I have no wrinkles there. It’s the crow’s feet around my eyes 🙂 And he said he’s using a minimum and not bombing my face with botox. We talked and I just want a subtle change. I told him about the “freezing” look. He laughed and said it’s the # of units he uses.
Post # 5
@rickhurst35: Ah perhaps they used too much on her. As long as your doctor knows how to prevent the frozen look then go for it. I was seriously amazed at how wrinkle free she was, just weirded out by the lack of movement.
Post # 6
It all depends on the skill of the injector. It should look natural. I’ve had lots of Botox–could’t live without it. Some injectors are just better than others.
I would never let anyone other than the doctor inject me, though. Some offices use staff members as injectors, I wouldn’t allow that.
Post # 7
I am 30 – have been recieving Botox for my 11 lines for 5 years. It completly corrects my very very pronounced frown . People always used to ask me what was wrong – because not only was I always frowning, but it was just so damned pronounced (think Russell Brand un-treated).
I have had plenty of time to experiment with what looks best on my face, and I usually look best with about 30 – 35 units on my forehead. I tried it around my eyes once (I do have smile lines) but I just did not like the look. Perhaps in another few years I will need to include them so that I don’t have this baby smooth forehead with super lines around my eyes – that would look just uneven!
Any rate, when done correctly, Botox is amazing and it does wonders. Its pretty non-invasive as far as “cosmetic correction” is concerned and I pretty much love it and recomend it to anyone who feels like they could use it. When properly used it looks natural and seriously takes at least 5 -10 years off somebody. Just be sure that you are seeing a certified specialist with extensive training in cosmentic injectibles.. A single slight miscalculated injection will screw up your face for at minimum 12 weeks!!! Totally not worth the discounted Botox, IMHO.
Post # 8
@rickhurst35: I’m pretty much anti-botox or injections because I saw some short-term good results but I’ve never seen a long-term good results.
As you get older, you need more and more. As you don’t get to be familiar with wrinkles, you get to use more and more slowly and eventually you get the freezing look from botox or the joker look from injections. That might not be you but that’s what happened everyone around me who’s been trying that in a long term.
Do you think all the celebs who got a frozen face or joker face go to a doctor who doens’t know what they’re doing? No, they go to the best of the bests. And many of them look much better for a few beginning years. But eventually you have to choose between wrinkly face or the artificial face. Many get to choose artificial face because you don’t get along with wrinkles. That’s just they way it is.
But while I don’t have pics, botox seems to bring more short-term good results compare to injections.
Post # 9
@afake79: Thanks. I wasn’t looking for opinions on botox. I know the short/long term results. I’ve spoken to the professional doctor about the side effects, long/short term effects and everything else. I’m not going for the celebrity look. I don’t look like I’m 50. I look in my 20’s with a few crow’s feet lines around my eyes. I want to see if this is something for me that I can get prior to the wedding day before pictures so I’m not editing my eyes in pictures.
I’ve had cosmetic surgery before (breast reduction) for health reasons, and I know risks I’m taking and what I’m doing to myself.