(Closed) Botox

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are you thinking of having it done one time for the wedding?  There are some risks but they are smaller and will not permanently change your face.

If you decide to keep having it done then it can do “unique” things to your appearance and if you get fillers and all the other little happies you might end up looking like every other maintained middle age woman that look alike and are a bit creepy 🙂

I am 43 and I do not like the little fine lines but can live with them and try and age gracefully

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Blegh, why????

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Considering that is derived from botullism, which is deadly when found in food, I would never in a billion years intentionally inject it into my body.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom just started getting it done (she’s 53), and it’s just so weird.. maybe not so much if you’re younger and the lines are only slightly noticable, but she went from having light consisent wrinkles everywhere to having wrinkles on her neck/cheeks, but nowhere else.  It’s odd and very noticably unnatural.  Her forehead/eyes look late-30’s, but her neck/cheeks look her age (if not worse b/c they are more noticable now with the contrast).  Also, the doc talked her into do a lip injection, so she’s had these duckish lips and spills coffee everywhere.  I vote no.  If they are really fine lines, invest in a reputable cream therapy.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

What about trying Retin-A if you aren’t sure about the Botox?  I’m not a dermatologist and I don’t know how deepset your wrinkles are, but Retin-A is supposed to be decent for minor wrinkles.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

As long as it’s safe I would totally 100% do it. Why not? I would at least make sure to go to a good derm though – someone a friend went to and had good results with.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I first got Botox when I was 26 (almost 27). I naturally furrow my brows all the time (when it’s too bright, when I’m thinking, when I talk), so I started to see pretty deep “11’s” between my brows. My forehead started to get horizontal lines too. And don’t judge me, people, but everyone thinks I’m older than I am (in my 30’s- I’m 27) because of my disposition, so I really didn’t want these lines to age me even more!

For me, it’s preventative too because Botox has frozen those muscles so I’m not making the wrinkles worse by continually creasing them deeper into my face. And when Botox faded, I hadn’t furrowed my frozen brows in about 4 months, so it almost ended that habit!

The 2nd time I got Botox, I got a lighter dose, so I can definitely move everything and have expressions… I just don’t have the wrinkles.

I definitely say go for it!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissTaken: I am not fan fan of Botox, but the way you describe using it responsibly; that I applaud.

Using it minimally, for a very specific, single effect rather than just “looking younger” I think is the key.

Post # 11
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

If you’re going to do it, don’t go to one of those Botox parties or have it done anwhere where they haven’t done hundreds of them with great success. Many derms stink at it, and give some people some unnatural looking injections. The good thing is it wears off in 3 months. Some fillers will last up to a year, but again, you need to find someone who knows what they’re doing. Just because they have some experience doesn’t mean much if the people they’ve treated end up with ‘duck lips’ or frozen looking faces. The one derm’s office where my sister and I went was a big mistake. We should have walked out since everyone that worked for her looked exactly the same (over-injected) and plastic.

Do some research before moving ahead with it. It’s worth it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Myrtle Beach: They don’t put botox around your mouth because botox paralyzes the muscles and that would mean you couldn’t smile or eat or talk. They use dermal fillers for around the mouth area. My family dr opened a botox/skin clinic so I’ve read a lot of the pamphlets on this while in his regular office waiting room. It’s doesn’t look that bad if you don’t overdo it, but I’ve seen people who can’t raise their eyebrows afterwards.

Post # 14
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did one session 2 months before our wedding and I saw a bit of a difference. for it to really take effect you need to do 3 or 4 sessions. It was it alot of money and not sure if I would do it again! However my wedding is over so go for it! Just don’t leave it to close to the wedding just in case there are side effects. I only experienced bad headaches after for a few days.

Post # 15
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I often think that botox can look far too obvious for what is supposed to be a non-invasive, minor and subtle procedure. What about collegen to fill the lines out? But at the end of the day this is a personal decision so just go with what you want to do.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I know a woman who got botox from a super reputable doctor and her eyelid drooped. She has had to have surgery to correct it. It happens sometimes.

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