(Closed) BOTOX for WEDDING DAY? Anyone getting anything tightened, tucked or fixed?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have never thought of getting botox (it makes me nervous) but I will be having airbrush make-up done for the big day.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I would never have botox done even at the not-so-tender age of 51! However, I did look into tummy liposuction and when I found out that it would cost twice as much as what was being spent on the wedding – that’s when I started looking at shapewear!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You’re that bothered about frown lines?!?  My thoughts tell me that you haven’t really lived or seen the world.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 45, so I’m pretty sure I’ve “lived to see the world”, whatever that is supposed to mean. Different things bother different people. Just because someone wants to look better does not mean she has inexperience elsewhere or doesn’t understand the importance of other issues. Kind of a rude comment, actually.

I’ve not done Botox yet, but I have had Radiesse for nasalobial folds and undereye dark circles which have plagued me since I was in my 20’s. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve even done for myself, and if  you want to do similar, go for it! not sure if 1 month is enough healing time, but if you’ve done it before without issues, why not. Do what makes you feel good.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Pia2010: Wow. I’ve read some snark this evening, but your comment gets my award for today’s heaviest dose of uncalled-for judgmental self-righteousness. I tweezed my eyebrows and shaved my legs in my teens because I liked the way it looked and felt. I started using face creams in my 20’s because I wanted to take care of my skin. I also had three teeth capped after a wayward cricketball took them out. I dyed away the greys in my hair and waxed my moustache in my 30’s. I had a dose of botox in my 40’s because I wanted to retain a youthful look. I have another appointment booked before my wedding because I love the way I look after having it, not because my lines’ bother me.’ I have sun spots on my face and arms and stretch marks too. My stomach is flabby and gravity has done its work on my boobs. This doesn’t ‘bother me’ either.

I have travelled the world (3 filled passports prove it), studied and lived in two other countries for significant periods of time and now live amongst the oldest culture in the world. I am thankful that my thoughts tell me that I don’t need to make ridiculous and insulting comments to other people in order to feel good about myself. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m past the age of being merely a “mature” bride, tho most can’t tell by looking at me.  I LOVE my botox & do it regularly.  My doc has a weekly Happy Hour & prices are incredibly affordable.

My suggestions would be:  1)  find a really good doc!  Injecting the stuff properly is a real art & I’ve had it done poorly, you don’t want that.  Get lots of referrals.

2)  don’t get it too close to your wedding day.  The effects last 4-6 mos & you want the work to have a chance to settle & take full effect.

One huge plus with Botox is it really helps if you suffer from migraines (I do).

I can’t put enough emphasis on getting a really good doc.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes.  I get Botox regularly (it’s a perk of my job)!  Will probably do a few other things (IPL/microderms/facials) as I get closer too.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Botox can be bartered! My mom and aunt go to a doctor and they pay him in soup. He is a bachelor and doesnt cook and likes to eat healthy so they go every few months (?) and each bring a gallon of soup for him in payment.

Just thought I would share the secret for those willing to try to barter.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, I  went to an open house party tonight for all the ” non-invasives” and at 54 years old, I am grateful for a little help.  Not BoTox but a little Juvaderm around the smile helps a lot.  Just the way it is dears.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

No Pia, your millions of ‘anyones’ aren’t necessarily narcissitic or suffering from low self esteem or have never travelled or lived or need therapy. Surely you can see how that is an idiotic assumption? It is like asking us to believe that somehow, you are magically aware of every single one of those people’s motivations or life experiences. Clever you! But no, we know that you don’t have that ability.

Generalised claims like that only reduce an opinion to the ranks of the silly, bitter and uninformed. The beauty of that means they are easy to dismiss. Noone actually minds that you have a dissenting opinion. Do be aware though, that when you express an opinion in such a way, you leave yourself open to others interpreting your own flaws and motivations.

I see that you contributed to another post I was interested in reading (do I get my first brazillian as part of my wedding makeover – I don’t know, still a little scarey! More pain and discomfort than botox, and the itchiness afterwards!) http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/brazillians-landing-stips-a-little-there-all-there-what-do-you-do 

You say that you do all of the above and get a full brazillian on special holidays. Good on you. It probably makes you feel better about yourself? More attractive or feminine perhaps? Perhaps your pubic hair bothers you (a nasty person might make the completely baseless assumption that you have low self esteem?) I would never assume that just because you purposefully rip out your pubic hair and elected to have a completely bald vagina on special occasions that you needed a therapist or that you were narcissistic.

Some people are happy to remove their pubic hair or have an injection or fix their teeth or eat healthily or exercise or gain further education or do community work in order to feel good about themselves or attractive. More power to those that do any and all of these things. Each is more socially acceptable and emotionally healthy than filtering other peoples lives through baseless prejudices in order to gain a false sense of superiority over others.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I can’t really relate, because gravity and age are still on my side, but I think that I would be too scared to have anything done – it seems like the news is always filled with problems about medications, treatments, etc. going terribly wrong for people after the fact, so I’m paranoid about many elective treatments, surgeries, etc.

Also, I LOVE the way that my grandmother looks – she has gray hair, tons of smile lines, and the softest-looking wrinkled skin you’ll see. I actually like the idea of looking like that some day. I feel like that’s how grandma’s are supposed to look. Of course everyone ends up feeling younger than they actually look, but to me, there’s something about growing old that is very beautiful 🙂       

My Future Mother-In-Law has had some work done, but it was done very well so it isn’t noticeable. She looks great! I don’t have any personal problems with it. The only issue is when it (like anything) becomes an addiction. To each their own, IMO.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@indyJEEP: I so agree – Grandmas aging gracefully, with a life well lived evident on their faces. There must come a time surely when the botox or brazillians become just a little impractical to maintain. I’ve yet to see a real-life woman outside of celebrityville who doesn’t look her age as she enters the later stages of life, but then I’m living in a very isolated part of the world at the moment. Who knows if I will ever have another shot of botox? I might, I might not. One day I want to look like a Grandmother – even more so I want to smell like my own Grandmother – that woman seems to just naturally secrete vanilla!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper

blossom_bee: “Perhaps your pubic hair bothers you”

ROTFL I nearly choked when I read that. Thanks for the laugh. 

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