Post # 1
Wedding is coming up fast (okay, July is still a long ways away, but…) I’ve been busying myself with the “take care of you” tasks – growing out my nails (i’m a nibbler), working out (I have to lose 25lbs), teeth whitening, etc. Here is my question to the group – should I consider Botox?
Not necessarily FOR the wedding, though it would be kinda prompted by it. I have forehead wrinkles, smile (mouth) lines, and frown (between the eye) wrinkles. A friend of mine does it and seems to love it. There’s also a groupon…. does anyone else have experience with Botox? Pros/Cons?
Post # 3
Persoanlly, skeeved out by injecting posion in my face. Plus if it isnt done right it can look really unnatural.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I wouldn’t do it for the first time before the wedding. What if you look weird? Also, you barely look 25 so most likely the wrinkles you have can be covered up with good makeup and lighting for pictures.
Post # 5
Ack, no way could you pay me to do botox. We put enough toxins in our bodies why put more stuff in it. And honestly you need to embrace who you are, why are you trying to change yourself for 1 day. Your Fiance loves you for who you are.
Post # 6
How old are you? I vote no. I think messing with your face is almost always a no-no, and results can be really varied when it comes to Botox. I usually think it looks unnatural and odd.
Post # 7
Be careful getting Botox right before your wedding, I had it done last year and it made one eyebrow sit higher. This is something that you would need to have done before in case you don’t like the results. I have had it done again with much better results as we knew after my first treatment what to do different this time. No odd eyebrows this time LOL
Post # 8
I am a botox LOVER. I too have a wrinkle right between my brows. It smooths completely out. I also have it put in my eyebrows, which gives me an eye lift w/o surgery. A tiny bit at the corners of your mouth can pull them up a bit. Helps with marionette lines as you age. I have never had any issues at all. I also think that someone who knows what they are doing plays a big part.
If you have never done it, right before your wedding is tricky, just in case you dont care for the result.
Post # 9
urgh no! the risk that botox takes away all the expression in your face!
Post # 10
I’ve done it a few times and I like it a lot if you get a really good DOCTOR. I absolutely would not consider anyone offering it via Groupon because any reputable doctor wouldn’t need to rely on something as gimmicky as Groupon to get clients. They have plenty and can get plenty on their own.
One of the doctos I’ve gone to, he really pushes it in deep so it kind hurts but I think the effect is more to my liking. I have one very deep line/crease in between my nose and forehead and unless it’s injected very deep, it doesn’t really smooth out. Another doctor I went to does it more “natural” but that means I had minor wrinkles, rather than it basically smooth out. Since I was in my late 20s, I wanted smooth, not lightly wrinkled. I wasn’t like frozen like a weirdo, but I certainly didn’t want it slightly wrinkly. A good doctor will still leave you enough movement that you can react somewhat naturally to people. No one could tell I had injections when I did mine.
I wouldn’t wait to get it right before your wedding in case you have an adverse reaction. Plus, it lasts for a few months, not like a manicure. You may not like the effect and in which case, it would be nice to have it wear away before your wedding, or at least lessen the effect a little.
When are you planning on TTC? If you are planning on a honeymoon baby, I would stay away from Botox. I waited at least a year before I TTC after Botox.
All in all, go to someone who does A LOT of Botox and is a reputable doctor. PLEASE do not just try out someone because they sound cheap via Groupon.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2014 - Customs House Resturant Geelong
lilbluebird + 1 she hit the nail on the head.
I joke with SO that i should get it in my tear ducts so i wont cry the whole day. i can be a bit emotional at times. ive had to change my walking down the aslie song because i cry each time i hear it.
Post # 12
I would think your wedding would be the worst possible time to get botox! It’s a day all about showing love and emotion – I wouldn’t want anything to dampen that or make things look fake. I am not opposed to botox, in general, but I wouldn’t think a wedding would be the best time.