Botox experiences please? Am I too young?

(60 Posts)
WetDog Sun 15-Sep-13 21:47:24

I'm 32. I have generally good skin (except for enlarged pores which I hate) but my number 11s are noticeable. I also feel like my eyes are a bit hooded because my forehead skin has sort of dropped.

I figured that some Botox in the forehead region would lift my eye area a bit and would get rid of the 11s.

Can anyone talk me through having Botox, how much you paid, if you thought it was good and what age you had it at? TIA grin

cardamomginger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:22:20

Go for it! I had mine first done at 40 and wish I had done it years ago. I get it done for forehead lines, 11s and lines at the outer corners of my eyes. Originally I only wanted the eyes and forehead done, but my dermatologist said that because of the way the muscles are linked, if I had the forehead done I needed my 11s doing, otherwise those muscles would overcompentate and I'd end up looking angry all the time. Don;t know whether it works the other way round and you need your forehead doing if you want 11s doing.

I do to a consultant dermatologist in London - so probably the pricier end of the scale - and for those 3 areas I pay £550. I get it done 2-3 times a year.

It's great grin.

FoxyHarlow123 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:57:18

I started having my 11s done aged 35. I'm a big advocate of it. You will be amazed - go for it. I pay c£200 every 6-7 months for it.

plentyofsoap Mon 16-Sep-13 11:10:10

I think I will go for it after the stress of my current pregnancy! I'm 37.

What's a number 11?


TakingThePea Mon 16-Sep-13 11:14:43

Yeah what's 11's?!?!

RubyLovesShopping Mon 16-Sep-13 11:17:07

If you don't know you likely don't have them!

RubyLovesShopping Mon 16-Sep-13 11:17:41

The two vertical lines which appear between your eyebrows when you frown.

Yep, don't have them grin (too young at 41)

I thought you were going to say snot lines above the lip like when we were children

TheArticFunky Mon 16-Sep-13 11:26:32

I really want my number II done but it isn't cheap. I can tell that more and more people are having it done and I feel really old looking in comparison.

RubyLovesShopping Mon 16-Sep-13 11:47:42

Laurie I have had mine since I was 25! Bad genetics I think!

BetsyBidwell Mon 16-Sep-13 11:48:23

it is bloody amazing. Plus makes you realise there is NO point at all in creams and stuff. DO it

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 17-Sep-13 04:07:55

You're spot on Betsy, it's exactly what makes you realise that creams do nothing!

dragonslipperss Tue 17-Sep-13 07:44:48

You could try laser instead, which might also help deal with large pores.

MarilynMoanroe Tue 17-Sep-13 07:47:03

LaurieFairyCake - that did make me laugh!

PomBearArmy Tue 17-Sep-13 13:13:14

I'm tempted. I'm 38 and my forehead lines are really settling in now, I'm beginning to get '11's too. Does anyone get it done in Oxfordshire?

Hetaera Tue 17-Sep-13 14:30:27

Does anybody get it done in the Essex region? I'm looking around for someone but it seems a bit ££££££ here!

Monadami Tue 17-Sep-13 14:38:21

I don't really think 32 is too young. I have "Baby Botox" which is same strength Botox but a lot less. It means my forehead still looks natural and has movement, but surface lines whilst the face is relaxed, aren't visible. I'm 44.

welshweasel Tue 17-Sep-13 16:54:39

I'm 31 and had it done for the second time today. It's amazing. As well as giving me a completely smooth forehead it stopped me getting tension headaches and apparently I always look in a much better mood! No-one noticed I'd had it done unless I told them. I pay £100 but that's mates rates.

nextyearitsbigschool Tue 17-Sep-13 22:36:13

I have it done on my 11's and forehead and it is subtle but makes a real difference. I am fairly sure that lots of my friends also have it done but its never talked about. I used to go to someone who, according to the TV and magazines was 'the best' but I wasn't impressed so now go to a GP who does it and she's fantastic. I pay £150 for 2 areas.

TheArticFunky Tue 17-Sep-13 22:43:43

How often are you having it done. I could probably manage every 6-9 months but I couldn't afford to have it done more often than that.

I have an almost permanent headache around number 11s so it would probably have health benefits for me too.

FoxyHarlow123 Wed 18-Sep-13 20:36:32

I have it about every 6 months.

lurkingaround Wed 18-Sep-13 22:07:48

TheArtic Botox may well help your headaches. But you may not get as long as 6-9 months out of it. More like 3-4.

BetsyBidwell Wed 18-Sep-13 22:12:17

initially every 3- 4 months def

ElBombero Wed 18-Sep-13 22:14:01

Started having at 28, at 30 I've grown a massive interest in it and now a practising aesthetic nurse at a private hospital. It's the only true anti aging product available. No creams / potions / serums are proven, Botox will work and will work great providing you choose a good practitioner. Prices locally are about £150 1 area, £200 2 areas £250 3 areas

franticallyjugglinglife Wed 18-Sep-13 22:16:06

How do you find a reputable/good practitioner to do it? Am nervous of looking ridiculous!

I've been looking into this. At 37 I have all 3 problem areas, I've not heard of baby Botox though.

ElBombero Wed 18-Sep-13 22:29:21

Baby Botox is something I've never heard of as a practitioner but if you tell them what you want ie a natural look with movement they will adapt treatment...

ElBombero Wed 18-Sep-13 22:31:51

Frantically I think generally a good pratituoner is found through word if mouth, if noone has been recommended though I would advise you go to a proper practice / private hospital (think Spire / Harley med / transform) you know then they are proper nurses with the right qualifications, insurance and back up if anything goes wrong. Whereabouts are you?

franticallyjugglinglife Wed 18-Sep-13 22:44:15

I'm in wiltshire... Near Bath. Any recommendations?

ElBombero Thu 19-Sep-13 08:23:47

Too far from my area to recommend anyway, but Spire hospitals/transform/Harley med are nationwide I recommend those instead of subbed shops/back street beauty salons

bigkidsdidit Thu 19-Sep-13 08:32:07

I don't suppose anyone has recommendations for edinburgh / Newcastle ish area?

twainiac Thu 19-Sep-13 09:20:56

Can anyone advise how to go about finding a reputable practitioner please? Would love to have this done, but scared it will go wrong ......

twainiac Thu 19-Sep-13 09:22:03

Sorry, ignore above, see its already been covered.

FoxyHarlow123 Thu 19-Sep-13 18:43:05

I have a good rec for anyone in Cheshire!

busyboysmum Thu 19-Sep-13 18:49:25

Go on then Foxy, spill.

Justconfused Thu 19-Sep-13 19:38:58

I would say DO NOT go to a place like Harley Medical ( just google how they treated their PIP breast implant patients !) .. You need to go to someone who ideally is a qualified doctor .. At least as their background, s/he may now have decided to focus on the aesthetic side.

Monadami Thu 19-Sep-13 20:31:41

Elbombero. Can I ask, did you have to become a Registered Nurse before practicing as an Aesethic nurse? This is something I'm really interested in and considering studying Nursing just so I can get a job working in a clinic and doing injectables.

Scarletohello Thu 19-Sep-13 23:59:26

Please is there any chance people who have had successful Botox would be willing to share details of their practitioners? I would love to have it done but am scared of it going wrong, looking plastic/ fake etc! Anyone up for sharing..?

ThePuffyShirt Fri 20-Sep-13 00:16:07

I have it done by a dentist. It is £235 for 3 areas. I have 11s, forehead and crow's feet.

Mine lasts the best part of a year (am 43) and apart from the fresh appearance it gives me, it completely eliminates any headaches.

People constantly ask me now what I use on my face, but no-one has guessed it is Botox.

ElBombero Fri 20-Sep-13 07:03:19

Monadami, yes I am a registered nurse firstly. Went into this much later.

As for not wanting to go to a larger organisation I know what your saying about the PIP , just thought for the first timer it's the safest option. A doctor can go on a days course to do the treatments, I wouldn't want that!
Experience n recommendations is what you want ideally which is why I thought bigger organisation

ElBombero Fri 20-Sep-13 07:04:36

For anyone in north west / manchester know a couple of practitioners who I can highly recommend

TheArticFunky Fri 20-Sep-13 20:08:30

Anyone know a good practitioner in Herts?

busyboysmum Fri 20-Sep-13 20:33:00

Elbombero, I am interested. Please recommend.

ThePuffyShirt Fri 20-Sep-13 20:53:49

TheArcticFunky - I will pm you.

Good practitioner in London please?

DizzyDalek Fri 20-Sep-13 21:32:47

Any good recommendations Newcastle/ Cumbria area?

MsBouvier Fri 20-Sep-13 22:37:24

Another one wanting an Oxfordshire recommendation please!

LadyHarrietdeSpook Fri 20-Sep-13 22:54:43

I just want my eyes done. Botox any good for that?

squoosh Fri 20-Sep-13 22:58:40

I don't think they recommend botox being injected around the eye area.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Fri 20-Sep-13 23:02:00

Oh poo...

noddyholder Fri 20-Sep-13 23:02:59

Love it have it every 7-8 months. I have found that it means I can wear no make up in the day bar mascara and inthink that is what looks young and fresh. Nothing can touch it tbh

CoteDAzur Fri 20-Sep-13 23:10:50

OP - For 11s, you would be injected between the eyebrows.

I would say you are a bit young, though.

squoosh - Botox is pretty much only ever used around the eyes.

squoosh Fri 20-Sep-13 23:16:30

I thought it was mainly used in the forehead region and that the direct eye area was avoided as it could look a bit odd.

Admittedly it's not my area of expertise.

CoteDAzur Fri 20-Sep-13 23:32:05

Forehead right above the eyebrows, between eyebrows, and next to and a bit under the eyes for crow's feet wrinkles. It is all around the eyes. You wouldn't use it on the lower face. Unless you don't want to smile or talk comprehensible for the next few months, of course smile

SunnyUpNorth Sat 21-Sep-13 07:17:21

Yes please to recommendation in Cheshire or Manchester!

LadyHarrietdeSpook Sat 21-Sep-13 13:46:37

So it's good for bags/wrinkles there and slightly droopy lids? That's the main bit for me.

topsi Sat 21-Sep-13 14:49:34

I am in Buckinghamshire. Registered nurse prescriber with 8 years experience.

MsBouvier Mon 23-Sep-13 12:25:01

Hi topsi, would it be ok to ask what it would cost to get my forehead lines done? I don't have 11's, just a forehead like a relief map of the Andes grin

topsi Mon 23-Sep-13 13:01:17

Hi it would be costed at 2 areas because when treating the forehead the area between the eye brows needs to be treated. If not then as mentioned before the forehead can become heavy. Would be £250. Tried to pm you but it wouldn't work

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