Post # 17
I am so glad I came across this post. I am 35 and our date is in October, and was considering the whole botox thing…so I did some research, living in NYC this is an easy thing to accomplish. I know exactly what area I would like some “help” with the laugh lines around my eyes seem to be really noticeable in recent pictures. One day I asked a co-worker of mine and he let me in on a big secret…he had been doing it for about seven years with another co-worker. They worked out a deal with a doctor that for $30.00 a shot, as long as they utilize an entire ampule he does the work for them…he is 42 and I always wondered how he looked so youthful! So I have jumped on board and I am going in April. According to my co-worker, the first time lasts about 4-5 months, the second lasts longer and then its once a year. Another friend who has been getting it done for awhile gave me some advice, “don’t get carried away find the area you are most concerned with, and do a small but noticeable area.” I will let you all know how it goes…nervous but curious!
Post # 18
I’m 31 too and yes I considered botox 🙂 I’ve personally decided not to do botox, but my Mum is still thinking about it. I’ve said to her to try it now in case she doesn’t like it, that way if she does like the look, she can have a top up just before the wedding 😉
Post # 19
I am not gonna get touched up, just working on my weight and being content with me. if it works for you I am allll for it. whatever makes you happy on your special day!
Post # 20
I don’t think I would consider botox unless I’m in my 40’s or 50’s. Like others, I would consider other alternatives first.
Post # 21
If you DO consider Botox, be sure to do it far enough in advance. Botox actually takes three weeks to take FULL effect. If it is your first time, I also strongly recommend NOT doing a full treatment. You need to make very clear you still want movement. (They can focus on specific problem areas and greatly reduce any creases but still leave you with moderate movement which is very important to looking natural.) Also, something they often don’t tell patients beforehand (which absolutely BAFFLES me) but do NOT take any kind of pain or cold medication for 7-10 days beforehand to ensure you have the least risk of bruising. One dose of Advil, Tylenol, etc. can still have an effect even days later (it stays in your system long after the headache is gone.) I’ve seen bruising occur from this a number of times in different people. It’s not awful, but a nightmare before your wedding.
Post # 22
Nope. I guess all those years of wearing sunblock and using sunless tanner on my face paid off. I’m 32 and most people do not guess my age correctly. But I have no problem with those who chose to use fillers and botox. My Maid/Matron of Honor is a RN for a plastic surgeon if you need a referral!!
As for me, after watching the Real Housewives of Orange County…….I am scarred for life
Post # 23
Nope, my face still looks like it did when I was 18, black don’t crack and all that:) That said, I have a friend who is getting married next month and she had a similar issue. She went to Bliss for one of the oxygen facials and it worked wonders. She looked absolutely amazing and seemed to glow from within!
Post # 24
Something about the idea of putting botulism in my body freaks me out, especially since nobody knows the long term effects. I will be smiling, wrinkles and all!
Post # 25
ok, I’ll be honest here. After seeing my unsightly wrinkles in my engagement photos, I immediately called a plastic surgeon to schedule botox. As others have mentioned, make sure you do a test run first to make sure you get the results you are seeking (that he/she is “hitting” the areas of your concern). And then have the last one before the wedding about 3 weeks before as it does take time to fully work (unlike in the movies) and in case you have any bruising, it will be gone before your big day.
My doc is amazing and knew how to inject it in the right areas so I still had animation in my face – not like the Real Housewives of Orange County. LOL. I have had it numerous times over the years (in my 30s – primarily as a preventive measure) and never, ever had any trouble with it. My only complaint is that my body metabolizes it very quickly so it really only lasts about 3-4 months which can get expensive (which is why I stopped until before my wedding). But I didn’t want to look back at my wedding photos and cringe. And then have to make my phototog photoshop all of my pix. Just make sure you go to a certified plastic surgeon and not a medical day spa. I’ve heard some horror stories about bad results in those places.
Post # 26
Oh my goodness….I’m 31 and this post has me so depressed. I’ve never even considered anything like this but because you all have I’m starting to doubt myself. I’m just planning on drinking lots more water two months leading up to the wedding and getting a facial about a month before.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that thinks it’s a little too early to start thinking about Botox? Maybe i’m crazy?
Post # 27
In my honest opinon i am against anything like that (botox) anyways, I believe in again with grace..the way “god” wants you too. but to each their own right?!!
If you were to do it I wouldnt do it to close to the wedding…i think it would be risky buisness….
Post # 28
Ms. S – You’re not crazy. This hasn’t occurred to me either and I am not considering it.
I take great care of myself: I sleep at least 8 hours/night, I stay out of the sun except when exercising and then I wear sunblock, I don’t smoke, I eat well, and I drink lots of water. I am 35 and most people say I look 25.
I don’t think that everyone needs botox. If people want it, great. But to each her own. We all do things that make us feel better about ourselves and we each have our issues.
Post # 29
I would try a chemical peel before botox. I have a few done a year and my skin looks amazing afterward (after the peeling of course). Good luck!
Post # 30
Let me speak from experience- it’s great!
But you must go someone good- that’s make a huge difference.
I’m 35- Got my first at 28 in my frown lines with my best friend who was 36 at the time. The person was awful, we didn;t see any difference. Then at 32 i decided I really needed something. My face is really skinny (even though the rest of me isn’t) and I look sickly so I got Restylane in my laugh/frown lines– even my mom, who was against it, said i looked so much better. I’ve done it only one more time since then, it lasts long.
As for botox- after my great experience with restlayne and looking healthy for a change- I decided to try it. I love it. It doesn;t make a huge difference as restylane but if you are self conscious about crows feet (I am) and between the eyes and forehead, etc- it take away the insecure feeling. And yes, you don;t make those expressions for you don’t have the wrinkles.
But for crows feet, it only stops the crows feet– I squint (legally blind here!) and under my eyes I have a lot of residual wrinkles– it did not help there.
As for those opposed…as some other of my friends…but if you feel insecure, as do I, this makes me feel better. Its worth it.
Post # 31
I’m kind of scared of that. . .I don’t have any wrinkles or anything and pretty much look the same as I did when I was 25 with the exception of skin issues.
I usually go get a facial and I’m good to go!