Deep set expression line in my 20s!?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Botox will get rid of it as it will relax the muscle.  I had some weird crease on the side of my forehead years ago and got it botoxed.  Worked like a charm.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Actually Botox, sparingly applied by a skilled doctor, is not really what I would call “extreme.” Mine was used to slightly (and I mean SLIGHTLY as in less crepey skin but no change in appearance) lift crepey eyelids and ever so slightly drooping brows. I got 20 units and in about 3 days, it was like magic. I can form expressions just fine and I don’t look like I had anything “done.” I highly recommend it!

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Kimberley25:  

@Mrs. Myrtle Beach:  

agreeing with the suggestions for Botox. Creams etc are just a waste of money for what you are trying to treat. You basically have 2 options…accept the line and live with it or get Botox or Dysport. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Botox is expensive, but there’s another product Xeomin which works just as well but costs a bit less.  Botox is 12 a unit, xeomin is 10 a unit in this area, but it’s hard to find places where you don’t have to buy at least 50 units.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I only had it done for the first time ever (at 47) on 12/31 and the doctor said it would probably need to be redone in 3-6 months.  I got a really great deal from a reputable doctor but I know it varies in price and it’s per unit. I paid $160 for 20 units but I got a great deal from the special. I am not sure what the normal price is and it also varies greatly by the area you are in. Oh I forgot, a tiny, tiny amount went in my forehead for a small lift effect there also. Thanks to retinol and sunscreen I don’t really have much in the way of lines yet.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@blushbliss:  Do you use a night cream? I think for results with OTC stuff you need to be religious with your regimine. I really like using the microdelivery peel system (vitamin C and lactic acid) once a week from Philosophy, in addition to regularly washing and moisturizing morning and night. I use a light moisturizer in the morning and a heavier cream at night. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FutureDrAtkins:  I swear by the RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Fighting System. The doctor actually said to me it was obvious I was never a sun worshipper. Except, I WAS. Tanning beds and all and I LIVE on the beach. Just been really good the past 1-2 years, using RoC stuff and Pevonia.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@blushbliss:  ugh yep. I had those, started getting them around 26ish? I can’t remember exactly. They are indeed expression lines and hereditary. hate the lines!!!

Botox will completely zap them. It’s amazing. I don’t really consider it ‘extreme’ because it takes only about ~$200 or so to completely erase them for 3-4 months, whereas you can spend that and much more on expensive creams and whatnot and barely even smooth them in comparison.

It is not permanent, so yes, to maintain the look you will have to go back after it wears off. But, you don’t HAVE to keep doing it forever. You could just stop getting botox and deal with the lines….which would be true of any topical treatment as well.

Botox is somewhat preventative though, because as it paralyzes muscles, it prevents you from making the expressions that ingrain those lines over time. So if you cant make the expressions…the less the wrinkles get ingrained, resulting in the need for less botox. That’s why I don’t think it’s such a bad thing to start young, as long as you don’t overdo the treatments.

If you decide to try it, try to get a recommendation from someone you know. Also, tell them to aim to underdo it rather than overdo it. You can always add more, but you cant “remove” or dissolve it like you could a filler like juvederm. The forehead is tricky because too much or too low = eyelid droop. An experienced injector will know how to avoid this, but as no one can predict how YOU will react the first time, i think its wise to start small and add a few more units after a few weeks if you need it.

The drug itself has been around for a very, VERY long time as it was first used to treat arthritis decades ago. It’s considered very safe. I think it just gets a bad rep because people lump it in with “plastic surgery!!” (which its really not) because it involves injecting something, and because so many people totally overdo facial injectibles in general. Chance are, a lot more people you see have had it done and you don’t even realize it because it’s been done RIGHT. No one ever guessed I had, allthough people did comment that my skin looked “so good” after the first time i had it done.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Botox is not extreme and definitely not as expensive as some creams and other stuff on the market, plus IT WORKS.  No one would have guessed I had it done.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@blushbliss: No problem! No, I have not had any filler done at all, but I don’t think it’s uses for forehead lines. Those particular lines really are just plain due to expression and the way your muscles happen to work. They arent even caused by sun damage. That’s why you need something to forcibly relax those muscles and prevent them from moving that way.

Filler is for adding volume (hence the name) and is more typically used for under eye hollows, marionette lines, tear troughs, etc. While it does last longer, it’s also MUCH more expensive than botox so its kind of a wash.

Don’t let the word “paralyze” scare you!! That’s just used for lack of a better term. For one, it’s temporary, so if you don’t like the effects it WILL wear off. Also, a good injectionist can very much control where this paralysis happens, meaning, they can limit it to exactly where you want it and no where that you don’t. Like som other posters said, I can still make expressions just fine, widen/squint my eyes, furrow my brows, even raise them (allthough admittedly not as much as without it, but that’s good — raising them too much contributes to the lines!

My husband did not even know I was getting it done for the 2 years we lived together before we got married! I knew he’d freak out and think I was just a hop and a skip away from complete facial overhaul (hes against all plastic surgery except for fake boobs…how convenient for him haha). I finally told him when we fully combined finances and sure enough, he wasn’t thrilled. but, even he had to admit he noticed no weird paralyzed effects. Hope that may put you at ease a bit 🙂 I love it!

 

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