(Closed) Anyone considering Botox (or the like) before their wedding?

posted 12 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 47
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

33 and no botox for me! I almost considered it one time..but thought..where does it end? I know someone who got plastic surgery..she looked worse after they butchered her face..I know botox isn’t the same but seeing her TOTALLY changed my mind and perspective on things. A nose with a nose job for example looks like it’s made of cheese or somethin..no thanks.

Post # 48
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Get a good photographer who retouches everything nicely

Post # 49
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve used several fillers and LOVE LOVE LOVE the way they make me look. I am trying to avoid Botox for the same reasons others have mentioned. But I’ve done other fillers and they really are amazing. The only problem with them is that they are addictive! It’s kind of like when you decorate or paint. You improve one area, and then the rest looks drab and before you know it, you’ve redecorated your whole house. The first thing I did was filled in the folds around my mouth…then my under eye area looked dark so I filled that…then I realized that my “puppet lines” seemed more pronounced with everything else looking so good…well, you get the point!

Post # 50
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m 34 and the line in between my eyebrows annoys me every day.  Many people do think I’m in my late 20’s, but lately I think I’m looking a few years older rather than a few years younger.  I am getting married in the fall and want to look my best.  If the expense is reasonable, I think I’ll go for it.  I don’t like to be reminded every time I look in the mirror that I’m aging and every time I see that wrinkle which is by far much deeper than the fine wrinkles I have up on my forehead, it’s somewhat of a downer.  I know there are so many worse things, but I’m just ‘milking’ the thirties and want to look as good as I can for my wedding and these next few years of my life – and I don’t feel bad doing just that.  Laughing

Post # 51
6375 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m only 28 but have been considering it for years… I have really pronounced frown lines and have tried all sorts of collagen creams etc. I spoke to Fiance about it and he said “no love, it doesn’t make you look old… you just look as if you’ve had a hard life”. Great… so now they really have to go. Only problem is that I can’t afford botox… anyone know anywhere cheap? Well, I guess it would have to be really cheap…

Post # 52
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wll be 27 when I get married and I am actually considering it on my forehead.  I have a very big forehead that is starting to get a huge wrinkle across it.

I had a nose job 6 months ago (so glad I did it before I got engaged- or even knew I was getting married in 2012!), and since then have been doing Restlyn injections in my lips ever 3-4 months.  I am planning on keeping that up through the wedding and pretty much forever.  Makes such a big difference.

I’m very vain!

Post # 53
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i’ve had it, twice!  It’s something I never thought I would do, but about a year ago (when I was just turning 31), I went to a spa party at a place where I sometimes get massages.  I knew they are also a medspa, but had never used their services, although I would sometimes daydream about getting a little something when I got their emails about specials.  At the spa party, you could get a free consultation for skin care and a free test patch down for laser hair removal, so I went in to test the laser hair removal.  After the nurse said I didn’t *need* botox, but that I could start getting it twice a year for preventative measures, I ended up buying a gift card for a future botox appointment.

It took me 6 months to work up the nerve to actually use it, but I’m SO glad I did.  My family is extremely fair with thin skin, and all of my older sisters look older than they really are.  The same with my mom–she has always been much more wrinkly than my dad who had more olive-toned skin.  After 30, I really noticed a sudden decrease in elasticity, and Botox works wonders in certain areas.

I also suggest getting a very SMALL ammount first-  You can always get more later.  I get a very small amount–I usually only pay about $220 every time I go in, because she basically only does my crow’s feet.  No one else knows (except my mom) or can tell a difference.  Even my boyfriend can’t tell.  THat doesn’t mean there is no difference, just that the difference is subtle.  But the last time I went home, I noticed that even my younger sister has more wrinkling in the eye area that me. 

I’m a big fan.  I’m a little more scared of fillers….but I may try them when I get closer to 35.

And yes, first ime botox users should do it about 3 months before the wedding.  That’s the sweet spot for me–when I look my most natural but least wrinkly.

Good luck!

Post # 54
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

35, No botox, I have used prescription retinols most of my adult life due to acne problems so wrinkles are not much of an issue. I am considering microdermabrasion to minimize some melasma and some filler (juvederm ultra, I think). My cheeks seem to have fallen and in photos are creating shadows around the chin area – not pretty. Certainly not how I want to look/feel on my wedding day. 

Post # 55
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

wow kinda shocked at how many people in their 20s and early 30s are getting this done. I cant imagine that there would be much of a difference. 

Im 23 and this thread is making ME  paranoid. :/

Post # 56
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 31 and I’ve had a line between my eyebrows for awhile. It never bothered me until recently when I realized that it was pretty deep and noticable almost every day. I’m strongly considering doing a filler for my wedding. I can’t imagine paying thousands of dollars for photos of this line- lol! It sounds like I need to get it done now since the big day is about 4 months away. Good thing I get a good deal on fillers at the place I get laser hair removal. Wow- I sound vain!

Post # 57
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Never, I don’t need it.  I am 31 but I look (I have been told) like I am 22.  I am getting a facial though 🙂

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