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If you haven't tried Botox and you are considering it.

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Botoxer Sun 02-Sep-12 13:49:35

Botox is really so amazing. If you have some angry lines wink or some wrinkles around your eyes I cannot say enough how effective it is! It makes all that faffing around trying to find a miracle cream pointless.

You look younger, fresher and less tired, you CAN still emote.grin Make up goes on better. You feel younger and more confident. Most of all, however, you dont catch a glimpse of yourself looking like your mother!

lubeybooby Sun 02-Sep-12 13:51:56

Ok thanks think you've just confirmed to me that I will do it probably early next year. Have had it in mind for ages but my skin really is going downhill now so time to act.

Where did you have it done? how many areas?

SweetFannyCraddock Sun 02-Sep-12 13:54:28

no thanks. but I have pretty good genes and dont wear make up/always wear sunscreen

PretzelTime Sun 02-Sep-12 13:56:32

I want to look like my mother. We are related after all. And we all age.

Botoxer Sun 02-Sep-12 13:56:37

I have my forehead and eyes done. I started with just my forehead but the eyes really make a difference.

Botoxer Sun 02-Sep-12 13:57:23

I know when it needs re doing as my make up tends to fall into ( shall we say ) "Fine Lines" and I just look exhausted.

cybbo Sun 02-Sep-12 13:58:57

If your house starts falling to bits you fix it. You don't just shrug and give in to it's inevitable decline

I'm hanging onto my looks for as long as I bloody can

<attempts to frown>

LulaTheOneAndOnlyMrsPistorius Sun 02-Sep-12 14:11:04

My DM hsa it done, she looks amazing for her age. She's 63 but could easily pass for ten years younger.

DStepD has absolutely no idea grin

I'm 40 and I don't think I need it yet, but I wouldn't rule it out.

noddyholder Sun 02-Sep-12 14:13:09

It does work miracles. I kind of hoped it wouldn't!grin All the creams and potions are ok for a boost of moisture but you look the same just instead of haggard you are shiny and haggard!

trixymalixy Sun 02-Sep-12 14:15:20

I'm considering it. I inherited a grimace from my Dad that has given me deeper "11s" than I should have at my age.

LaurieBlueBell Sun 02-Sep-12 14:27:44

I agree it is great.

Not one person has noticed I get my eyes done but I feel so much more confident with it.

cybbo Sun 02-Sep-12 17:12:30

Trixy do it, honestly, it's no big deal and you will LOVE IT

noddyholder Sun 02-Sep-12 17:16:47

Def just have where you need that is what looks natural. My doc v confused as I have absolutely no crows feet and yet forehead terrible!

noddyholder Sun 02-Sep-12 17:21:51

The worst thing about it is that it makes me feel so good i can't stop buying other shit to match the new me

0lympia Sun 02-Sep-12 17:21:56

what about the vertical line on your low forehead, between your two eyes. I have this line that makes me look cross all the time. I need it, but the expense scares me. I suppose it's an investment though because it stops that line getting deeper and deeper with every passing month. even if the effect isn't permanent, it slows down the formation of a deep furrow...? i guess. I am trying to talk myself into it. im 42. I think women my age find it harder to stump up for 'plastic surgery'. I have friends a bit younger than me whose younger sisters have been having botox for years!

cybbo Sun 02-Sep-12 17:28:23

Olympia, do it. The lines will go. For months at a time. Put aside £15 a week and you can afford to get it done a few months later

janji Sun 02-Sep-12 17:34:49

On average how much does it cost and how do you find a reputable practitioner? Don't know anyone in real life to have had it done but am quite interested!

cybbo Sun 02-Sep-12 17:37:21

I went to my friends house and a girl who works at a local clinic came round. I paid £170 for between my eyes and my whole forehead, which counts as 2 areas. It costs a bit more if you go to a clinic, £200+

Google places local to you

cybbo Sun 02-Sep-12 17:37:56

Or start a thread on here, someone will have a reccy near to you I'm sure

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 02-Sep-12 17:39:33

First thing I'm doing once children back at school is my botox top-up - the summer holidays have been hard on my skin

babysbreath Sun 02-Sep-12 17:40:33

I have that one line between my two eyebrows and I am so conscious of it.

I have been thinking of having this done, but of course, want to go somewhere reputable - any recommendations or is there a website for registered practices?

holstenlips Sun 02-Sep-12 17:42:18

ive decided to have it asap. worst 11's ever. had to delete all my holiday snaps :-(

Charliefox Sun 02-Sep-12 17:46:10

Just do it! Seriously, don't even sweat it. It's pretty much painless and the number one most effective treatment for your lines. I've had it done at SK:n previously and now have it done at Transform in Bowden, Cheshire.

noddyholder Sun 02-Sep-12 17:49:24

I am in Brighton and have a good bloke Not the cheapest though but I didn't choose him for that

notactuallyme Sun 02-Sep-12 17:50:47

I had it done last november, but I don't think I would again. Mine was via a cosmetic surgeon and cost £££ and tbh the 11s need filler two, and the droopy bags need an eyelift. It was very good, for what it did, but I also developed really itchy skin in the same place about five months later. Prob coincidence but enough to put me off. Am saving for eye surgery instead!

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