Post # 1
Just out of curiosity…. I have one frown line between my eyebrows. It has been bothering me for years, I have to conciously tell myself to relax my face because I don’t want to make it worse. I take care of my skin too, SPF every day, night cream, exfoliate once or twice a week…. but that stupid line is still there.
I really want to make it go away, at least for the wedding. But I’m terrified of Botox. I’ve read horror stories and knowing my luck, I’ll get an allergic reaction and walk down the aisle looking like Ms Piggy…. I read something about juviderm and it being less harsh on your skin, but I have no idea if it’ll work.
Has anyone done juviderm injections on their face? Is it long lasting? I just want that one stupid line gone on the big day, everything else I can deal with. One shot, that’s it!
This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by MrsPiggles.
Post # 2
Juvederm will get rid of the crease, BUT it will come back soon after as you will still have your normal facial movements including frowning, I’ve had botox(I think it was you who asked about it on another thread?)and it’s honestly the best thing ever, like you it’s just the area between my eyebrows I wanted to smooth out, my forehead still moves, I still have facial expression and eyebrow movement the only difference is I don’t have that deep crease, never had any problems in the 5 years I’ve been having it, botox wears off after about 4 months with me and my frowning gradually returns so I only need it about once per year twice max. Sorry I can’t help with the juvederm question but if you call a clinic they can give you more info and advise you what would be best 🙂
Post # 3
LudaRae: haha yeah it was me… as you can see, I’m still considering doing something…
I’ll have to go ask a pro, see what they say. My wedding is almost 4 months away to the day so if I’m going to do something, I’ll be doing it in the next couple of months or so.
Did you experience any side effects?
Post # 4
About an hour after I have a very mild headache but not always, never had any bruising or bleeding and it’s completely painless as the needle is tiny. I’m having mine done 3 days before my wedding, that’s how confident I am that there will be no side effects! Of course always do your research but as long as you use a reputable clinic you should be fine.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
MrsPiggles: I know it’s not what you were to looking to hear, but I have the same thing and I’m doing botox. I’ve done it once before and liked the results, but wasn’t a fan of how it looked for the first few weeks after getting it done (too stiff), so I’m going to get it about two months before my wedding. Everything will still be firm, but if something goes wrong there will be time for it to relax some.
Post # 6
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
I am thinking about this. I have a very expressive face and have found, in more stressful times that I frown entirely subconsiously…I’m relatively happy with my resting bitch face 😉 and I love my laugh and smile lines, but there’s this pesky frown line, dead centre that just won’t quit!
Post # 7
This might sound crazy, – but my suggestion is Ambesol. You know, the stuff you put on baby gums when they’re teething.
An application lasts about 3 hours, so you’d be reapplying during the day, but it freezes the nerves (like Botox). Apparently it’s recommended as a ‘hold-over’ for people between Botox injection.
Post # 8
Botox. Best thing. My line disappeared, no bruising and it lasted 6 months.
Post # 9
You have enough time that any sort of ‘side-effects’ will subside before your wedding. There aren’t many to begin with if you go with a reputable place and get a small amount.
Post # 10
Get it at least one full month before your wedding, maybe even two.
Do NOT go to a med spa or anywhere similar – have a plastic surgeon do your Botox for you. They understand how the muscles in your face work, and can inject to give you the most natural results. It will probably cost a bit more, but for your wedding, it’s worth it!
Post # 11
Taiki: yeah I’m totally ok with any other line, like you, I am very expressive on my face and I like that. I just don’t know why that line bothers me so much.
I’ll check out that Ambesol, I just don’t know if it’ll work on wedding day with all the make up and whatnot.
I’ll look into Botox a bit more…. My FI is so against it though lol, it’ll be difficult to get him to agree to it. But he needs to understand that this is just a temporary fix, I’m not planning on doing this again.
I’ll give my plastic surgeon a call, see what he says too.
Post # 12
My doc HIGHLY advises against putting fillers in your forehead area as they can get lumpy and like a PPs it doesn’t help immobilize those muscles engaged when your face makes expressions. Botox or Xeomin (which is the generation – purer concentration) is really the best at what you’re trying to do. I have it done 12+ times and have never had a bad reaction. But as others have advised, please go to a plastic surgeon and not a medispa to have it done. My only complaint is that it doesn’t last that long for me 3-4 months and is fairly pricey for a repeated procedure. I’m 40+ and have a very expressive face and forehead so I have some wicked lines on my forehead and between my eyebrows that makes me looks angry at times (when I’m not!) so Botox really helps. My face still moves naturally – I don’t look like the stereotype of botox plastic face – it just softens out my lines.
Post # 13
MrsPiggles: In case you haven’t considered it, your FI does not have to know… nothing wrong with a little secret! I’ve gotten Botox twice and my FI has no clue 🙂
Post # 14
foz: haha!! Well I considered this too believe me. He isn’t opposed to the juviderm idea, maybe if can just roll with that… Could your FI notice a difference at all? I live with mine….
i think I’m just going to go for it……. I’ll do it next month. 3 months before the wedding should be ok right?
Post # 15
I love Botox. It’s all in having a good physician